Two retired high school teachers from Southern California move to a 100 acre ranch in rural Northern New Mexico. Why the name? This place nickels and dimes us to death, but we wouldn't have it any other way.
Morning Bridget (Tom)(Happy Father's Day).. Had to let you know that my 1st sunflowers opened yesterday :0) I planted a bunch of the bush type to produce seeds to feed the morning dove that live in the Cactus next door. My pole beans have gone nuts and are producing 9 QT. bags in 6 days. So I was passing out fresh veggies at the dog show yesterday. Makes me a very popular person in my club ;0) My cucumbers are giving me 2 a week, 1 plant, and bell peppers everywhere... LOVE IT! (and so do my friends on the receiving end..) But I know WHEN all these tomatoes ripen (and I have alot very slowly ripening), I'll be scrambling to give them all away.. I have at least 20 pumpkins, and no watermelons yet. I love toodling around out there every morning.. Very soothing for the soul... Jeanie
OH! Forgot to mention the "Giants"... Planted 6 giant Sunflowers (12"-18" face).. They are HUGH... Over 9' and finally getting ready to bud. Can't wait. I'll post a pic. Jeanie
Jeanie, you are a master gardener! For your tomatoes, Trudy sets them whole on a cookie sheet, freezes them and bags them up. Yummy tomatoes for spaghetti later on in the winter. A fresh tomato pasta sounds good, too. When I get the dome fence, I want to have more garden outside, including sunflowers. I wish I was your California friend so I could have some of your produce!
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