Thursday, September 23, 2010


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OK, I'm over my little snit. When I first saw the link at I filled out the comment form on the website. I did get a reply and it was no less than I expected and I'm paraphrasing here: All that stuff is perfectly safe, humans are more important than bugs, you are spreading mis-information. Then he quoted our governor Rick Perry (a man I have voted against every single time) at me and told me that I needed to continue my education and that nobody would like the results if they quit using all that stuff. The tone was condescending.

I could, if I cared enough to waste the time, marshall all the facts and statistics I wanted to support my position. So could he, which is why it's an exercise in futility. He and I will never come to see the other's point of view. The differences are many and rooted in our belief systems. So live and let live. Surround yourself with chemicals and poison, dude. Infuse your house. Slather it on, take a bath in it, consume it. Just don't inflict it on me. Don't dump it into the atmosphere or water. Don't spread it on the earth. Just sayin'.

So. Did I mention that today, the day after the autumnal equinox I felt fall in the air for the first real time? There have been a few mornings when there was a hint but today it was all day. Something different about the air and the breeze. Still hot in the sun, it got up to 91˚, but the feeling lingered all day.

After abandoning the garden towards the end of July, we finally went out to clean it out and start getting it ready for a fall planting. We have some tomato plants and some brussells sprouts. I want to put in some kohlrabi but I think I should have started the seeds already. I pulled out grass and weeds while Marc uprooted all the old tomato plants. The banana peppers and bell peppers are still trying valiantly to produce. The regular rains have helped since I stopped watering. The strawberry plants reproduced and I need to move them to a dedicated bed.

I'm looking forward to the weekend.


  1. You are a wise woman to let the stand off, be gone. Have a super weekend filled with everything you delight in. The Olde Bagg

  2. Your fall day sounds wonderful, we have had frost here a few times, so most plants are gone, we had 2 days of sun, first time in 3 weeks. so I was loving for the stand off, with some there is never an ending, good for you for not taking more energy. take care. have a wonderful weekend. enjoy the fall.

  3. Some people it is just not worth it to waste your breath, this guy is definitely one of them. Good for you for moving along.

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend full of autumnal weather.

  4. I felt fall yesterday, all day long! A crispness in the air; a chill to the light breeze and a full moon that was so huge!!!! Yup! Fall!! Summer has left us once again! Sigh!

  5. Gardening is good for the soul.

    Enjoy the weekend.

  6. With the long warm summer we've had, and now into fall, my tomato plants are still producing tomatoes. That's about the only good thing about the heat! 90 today in New England ...

  7. Our tomato plants are STILL producing! Of course, Dr. M waters them every day (except that one day we actually had blessed rain). AND the squash is producing. And actually the banana peppers are too, although I decided that I don't like them so we haven't been picking them (I like the ones in the jar at the store - don't know why these don't taste the same LOL).

  8. “Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” - Robert Heinlein

  9. I know what you mean about feelinf fall in the air. It has been unseasonably warm here, too. In the 90's, but I can still feel the difference. Don't you love it when your words are taken out of context and used to promote someone elses needs.......

  10. You know, I'd pretty much right off all the goofy ignant things that go on in Baja Oklahoma, until someone I know pointed out that "Ignoring Texas in the 21st century is like ignoring Virginia in the 19th".

  11. I came here after your kind comments on Bonnie's blog. As a "forriner" here in North Texas, I find the non-logic of Rick Perry exasperating, as well as those who seem to love the Agri-Chemical world that has swallowed us up. I guess I belong on another coast. Hmmm. Anyway, I am still waiting for fall here - the weatherman says it's coming tonight. I hope he isn't Republican.
    Love your writing style. EFH

  12. happy poison free gardening!
    Keep your world clean, you might make a small contribution towards a safer and healthier environment.


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