I have located a source that has invited me to pick pecans. I want two gallons and I will get that many without a problem from this one source. YAY! Plus, I have four other free sources. I am so afraid not all will pan out. So, I keep a mental list of sources. I need to dust off my pecan picker upper.
I can't wait for more of these!
My friend with the fig tree called and told me figs were waiting for me. I will take him fig preserves from last year.
Losing a pink dogwood
front yard, looking to corner
See the tiny little tree past the big oak? Pathetic and hopeless in this location.
See the huge, vacant lot I have enjoyed for the last 35 years?
Enjoyed how? No one lives on it!
2 acres of perfection!
And, I could not be happier to lose a pink dogwood. The man who mowed last week and had the crew of boys will take it. I offered it to him if he would dig it up and refill the hole with dirt. Today, he cut limbs that were touching the house and roof, limbs that ants were using to access the kitchen. It worked. Ants are gone. Terro helped them leave...lol.
I planted this tree and another pink dogwood about twenty years ago. The other one planted in full sunlight in the backyard, now is higher than the edge of the roof and shades my kitchen window very well. The one that has to go has just not grown over a foot in this time. Granted, dogwoods are an understory tree, but the oak is not only shading it, but I believe that the giant oak is taking the nutrients the sweet little tree needs. It started spreading when I talked of cutting it down several years ago. I prefer it get a bit taller. He has a sunny space, so farewell little tree!
We had a new lowest high in Birmingham--70 F. I wore a coat from 6:30 am when I left the house until I arrived home at noon. Then, when I went out at 3 pm, I put the coat back on. It was not the chill that caused me to wear a coat, it was the slight mist and cool breeze.
On the ten day forecast, only days 8 and 9 are the only days free of some sort of precipitation. That will make six weeks of daily rain. Then, two days reprieve before it starts all over again. sigh sigh
I feel so much better.
|It is recovering nicely.|
This plant will have to come inside to its own private little nursery this winter.
just after re potting from nursery container
I can do this right. It is just a matter of taking time and energy to care for the plant.
Preparing the grandson!
Right now, I am putting together a first aid kit and a sewing kit for him. He must be at his out-of-state college campus on September 1.
The county fair!
I am very excited about entering my canning this year. Plus, I just might enter baked goods. I won lots of ribbons when I entered several years ago.
2009--3 blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon
I think only one of my canned goods did not win a prize. I won second place for the birdhouse I made from 107 year old boards from my house. The winner birdhouse was so fantastic that I am not sad at all about my less than stellar second place win.
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