Friday, July 16, 2010

Keep your sunny side up, up




Warren Buffett just put out an economic warning, so the market fell another percentage point. Go disinherit some more members of your immediate family or buy yourself some used socks or something, you sanctimonious old prig, and leave the rest of us alone.

But why should I care? This year I raised sufficient crops to feed myself and everyone who treats me kindly. In fact, I got a tad carried away.



38 comments:

  1. Very nice! I want a garden in my yard, but I want somebody else to take care of it. Tomatoes!!!!

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  2. If Mr V sees your sunflowers he's going to leave me

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  3. I'm so visiting when that tomato ripens. I love jungle gardens. Sunny side up - hee-hee. I. grew sunflowers a few years back in a pot on our patio...one got really nice and big. Are you going to press the seeds for oil?

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  4. Tash: One seedhead for the birds, one for me.

    PA: Tell Mr V they're about 12 feet tall, and I'll trade them for the Roman lad.

    Pat, this is the 'no dig' method of gardening, and isn't labor intensive. But it's such a great way to garden, just about everything you see and don't see here (including various melons and beans, cukes, basil, pumpkins) came up from seed.

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  5. Such beautiful bounty! And funny words to Warren Buffett. Ha ha...

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  6. Miss J is quite jealous... her garden isn't doing nearly as well.

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  7. Love it--
    Hope I'm on the "kindly" list--

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  8. Green wild kingdom, and it actually feeds you. Well done. Love sunflowers, still remember a field full of them I saw years ago in Ohio (where else?). Spectacular.

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  9. Another reason why I don't listen to the news or read the newspapers. I don't like being led around by a ring through my nose. I'll reach my own conclusions, thank you.

    One of the many reasons I'd love to own a country cottage is so I can grow things. Edible things. Enjoy your bounty!

    "Scipti" My word verification. It sounds so happy and appropriate for a Friday. I'm feeling very scipti today. *grin*

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  10. I have lots to say about the economy, but you don't want a raving lunatic hereabouts. Let's just say, "tax free munis!" Our sunflowers never work out, I think because we don't have enough "sun". Our jungle garden is starting to come along, finally, although I'm seeing precious little lettuce to go along with the tomatoes, squash, etc.

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  11. So what would happen if you sent me a care package? Crap, guess it would be succotash by the time it got here.

    I"m afraid to ask about the ....ummm.....banana plant.
    V

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  12. I suppose once our temperatures dip somewhere below 90 degrees for an extended period of time, my garden will look more like yours and less like roasted peppers and tomatoes. At least the birds, rabbits and squirrels are fat and happy.

    Impressive work.

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  13. - 2.52 % to be accurate.

    You mean sanctimonious, don’t you?

    Remember he’s an old market maker.

    Nice silhouette and sunflower pics.

    DAYo.

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  14. We've got a couple of tomatoes on our plant. That's all, no leaves. They are also pre-roasted. It's supposed to 115 today. Our sunflowers made it to 3 feet before turning to crusts. We've decided to plant in the winter.

    So much fun here in the desert, wish you were here.

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  15. You truly have green fingers. Growing anything from seed and getting sunflowers that high takes skill and no snails. Perhaps your rats were eating them?
    What's the plant in the corset, fourth photo down?

    he he, my wv is untends. That's what I do to my plants.

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  16. Throwing seeds out the window and saying a prayer sounds like a good way to grow a garden to me... Nice produce, Hiker.

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  17. We've been in the low 100's up here the past few days, so hope I'm still bragging about the farm next week. (Pierre, 115 -- God)

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  18. I have backyard envy. So do my plants.

    If nothing else, I'd like to have a yard like that just so I could pretend I don't live in the city for a little while.

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  19. Placing my order.

    JJ

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  20. My wonder tonight: When do you expect the green tomatoes turn into red?

    Still like your green garden. You’re a gardener!

    DAYo.

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  21. Huh? (Vanda, there's so much stuff, if it all ripens, I'll have to try canning for the first time.)

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  22. Love the sunflowers. Glad you're not starving. But are you broiling?

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  23. Earl,
    That video made my day. I"ve had a crap day and I need ed that. I love me some Monty Python and had forgotten about all those. I"m going back for more. I need something make LOL.
    V

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  24. Earl, excellent. This is one of my favorites:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eDaSvRO9xA

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  25. I'm nice to you, aren't I?

    My mother used to preserve everything in the garden but she put it all together--beans, tomatoes, corn, squash, okra, all of it--mixed into a frozen mush that we had to eat all winter. She loved it.

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  26. We tried the gardening thing once again. Our local evil neighborhood rabbits have been grazing most efficiently. They have grown fat and lazy on our produce; wish to share a rabbit recipe?

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  27. Nice work, K! This isn't our year for gardening so I'll have to live vicariously through your good works. And I have to say, you're a busy girl!

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  28. I guess that counts me out--due to my anger management problem.

    Marty Feldman is mine I tell you. All MINE! Look at me Marty. Look. at. me. focus.

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  29. What time is dinner? You are inviting us, right? We can bring the jalapenos and grapes, ok?

    Like Pierre, the 115 has eaten most of our other edible crops. We got the last of the tomatoes before the bakeoff started. Oh, were they YUMMY!

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  30. If it makes you feel any better, my grapes were a total bust. And the apricots. And the cherries. So we don't show those pictures.

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