August 15th 2012 4:57 pm
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Already,the middle of August! How can that be???? Where did the
1. Vegetable garden-still picking and processing.Starting to
have ripe tomatoes. Dug 2 hills of potatoes,had 10 lbs. We were
happy! Not much for weeding now. Cooler temperatures increased
our yield.Very happy with red cabbage. Still have 3 to freeze.
2. Usual watering outside, when it doesn't rain. Have had a few
showers. Still dry, but not as dry, as it is in many other places.
Gpa is still making Hay!
3. Appliance Nightmare, may have come to an End???? So far, the
new electric smooth top stove is working very nicely. Everything
tested has work great! Gma likes having 2 ovens, 1 small and 1
regular oven. We haven't cooked anything over,yet! Being careful
while learning to use the stove-top. The small oven is nice for
when preparing for only 2 people. There is a small problem with
the fridge....The drawer for cheese,meat,butter,dips etc....
keeps falling out of the tracks. Don't know if, the lip on
drawer is cut too short? Or the tracks are defective?????????
Will call Whirlpool and speak to them about it. The piece for
the bottom of fridge arrived....It was the WRONG color! So
back it went........Any WHO! We don't recommend anyone spend
the June,July and part of August with appliance issues...Makes
for Crabby people! Gma now has high blood pressure... The
medicine is kicking her butt! Sees the Doc this week for
annual check up...
4. Gma has a trip lined up to go visit her parents in Indiana.
Right after Labor Day. Her Daddy has serious cardiac issues
and his heart is wearing out. She will again attend her Dad's
family reunion. She hopes the weather holds while gone. She is
leaving alot of tomatoes,potatoes,onions and carrots in the
garden, until she returns. Hopefully her back up peeps, will
remember to monitor the weather....Cover her tomatoes, if going
to Frost.....haven't had enough ripe tomatoes at once yet...
to make Salsa! There are tons out there!!!!!!Very pleased
with the size and taste....Just need some time to ripen more.
We've been doing the normal cleaning,laundry,shopping and meals.
Now we are trying to set up a new cell phone with a touch
screen. Gma thought maybe, that would be easier for her arthritic fingers???
Almost NO information on how to program this ...
I CAN SEE THIS WILL BE A TIME GOBBLER,TOO! Gma wants to leave her
other 1 with Gpa...so he can call for Help if needed.
Makes her nervous,him in the field and her not around....
While I am a Very Gifted Doxie.....Gma says, I haven't taken
lessons for dialing the phone,if Gpa doesn't come home to me!
I will watch him closely while Gma is gone! I am a good sitter!
Gma thinks she found a young gal to Help with all the fall work.
Gma is running out of GAS! There is so much to do before Snows Flies!
We sure hope it works out...We will keep ya'll posted...
Very Cool today, only in the 60's. Temperatures have been on the
cool side for a week now.
Visited the grand-kids on Sunday. Played games with them.
The clouds cleared, had a thrilling game of kick ball
in the frontyard.
They stayed for supper and had steaks off the grill. Gma wanted
to see them before she travels. They start school this Thursday
16th. Now 3rd. and 5th. grade......WowZer,so soon?
BTW- the 6 bottle calves are doing Pawsomely well! Boy do they EAT!!!!!!
6 gals of milk per day, plus their calf sweet mix.
This has pellets,corn,oats,molasses and vitamins for them...
They eat grass in the pasture,too....Sometimes, they get out
and Poop in my Yard! Sure glad I'm not on Poop patrol!
Better go,time to eat my supper....
Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
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Mazy, you and your Gma and Gpa are the busiet peoples that I know! You take care of Gma and watch her blood pressure. Take good care of Gpa as I'm sure you will be boss of the pondarosa while Gma is gone.
My mom is young and she is worn out just reading all that your Gma and Gpa too!! BOL! I don't always comment, but you write the best diary entries, Mazy~ Always interesting and always informative!! Life on the pondarosa never sounds boring!
Are you the boss of your Gpa, Mazy? ;)
Take good care of your Gpa when your Gma is gone, ok?
I can't believe it's middle of August either, where does it go??
Hope your Gma's dad will be ok and you take care while she is gone
Wow, you and your hoomans are sure busy! Mom and me are tired just reading your diary. Hope your mom's dad will be ok, it's good that she gets to go see her pawrents. The vegetable sound wufferful....our dad's container garden turned into a flop this year,not many veggies for us, and our neighbor's garden didn't turn out as well as normal either, so not many giveaways for us this year either. Yall take care, and we know gma will have a safe trip and gpa will take good care of you.
sssssssssssooooooooooooooo nice to see my pals crusing by....
You won't believe it! Now Gma is fighting with cell phone peeps as can't activate the new tracfone.... Supposedly, in 24 hrs. they will have a fix for the problem........As if, we really had 2 afternoons to blow on this headache! I think Gma had a LEMON MAGNET STUCK ON HER?????????
Gma is busy making and freezing meals for Gpa too......So he has ready to heat in the microwave. He dosn't want to touch the new stove AND Gma doesn't want him to ruin the smooth stove top,either.
The tomatoes are Delish!!!!!!!!!!!!Cooled way down and ripening has been slowed down. My peeps are going to fall off the radar for a few hours..........They both Need a break.
Back to picking, washing, blanching and freezing on Monday.
My grooming and big house cleaning was today.
Have a pawsome Weekend...what's left of it....
miss my pals,Mazy