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Old 07-11-2017, 01:23 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
George Shirley[_3_] George Shirley[_3_] is offline
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Default Where is everyone?

Surely we Texan's are not the only gardeners still gardening! We are
still getting warm days here in early November. Today at 0710 the
temperature is 72F and expected to rise to 82F.

Some of the spring/summer garden is still growing and producing and our
(winter) garden is also growing and producing. We have to mow the grass
every two weeks whether or not we want to or the busy bodies start
calling about "sloppy" yards. Yes, even Texas has these people, both
male and female, most of whom have people come in weekly to mow and trim
and fight to get the beloved "Yard of the Month" sign on their front lawn.

We may be getting some days soon in the low sixties but I have yet to
see anything on my weather app that says freeze or hard freeze, or even
rain at this time.

Mean time we are still on air conditioning most of the time but
generally can turn it off at night as we still have some low seventies
to enjoy the saving of electricity for a bit.

The Rat Terrier seems to think she will freeze to death at temps below
80F so seeks her blanket a lot of the time. She is getting a bit old,
turning ten years in May of this year and her muzzle is getting white
too. The great grands pet her occasionally and she likes that plus she's
shedding her summer coat so I have to brush her daily. At least the
plant on the back porch enjoys the brushing too. The dog hair goes into
"Herman's" pot and the hair has a good bit of protein in it so the plant
grows as the dog shrinks. G

Our fairly large family is talking about who does Thanksgiving this
year. Luckily, as the senior portion of the family, we only have to
bring a couple of lemon meringue pies that Grannie makes and then we get
to eat a lot of good food that all of our kids, grands, and even the
elder great grands cook up. And, now, the doctor has put me on a diet,
need to lose 20 lbs off my 208 and, so far, have lost four lbs without
starving to death. G The dog misses the leftovers too.