Sunday, August 3, 2008

First cucumber


During a break in the rain, I went out and picked the first cucumber. Delish! Clearing out the nasturtium plant really opened the cuke up to the sun and to better air circulation.

3 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about the cucumber vs nasturtium contension for space and sunlight--I might have let the nasturtiums have the ascendancy! They are one of my favorite annuals. In Vermont I planted them in the space around a big tub of herbs, in the corners of a raised bed, anywhere I could fit in a few. In 10 years of frustrated gardening attemps in Wyoming I have not been able to coax a nasturtium to blossom. The ones in the old washtub by the east-facing garage wall have withered away. I had hopes for the ones in a planter on the west porch, but they too have reached only a few inches high and are drooping.
    Two of my book orders from Alibris were in the mail today. I dare not open them because doing so will immediately jepardize the furniture-moving and house-cleaning spree I've started.
    [I really need to organize my own blog when I have a few hours to figure out the how-to. I have too much to say!]
    I never thought I would be reading on-line journals, much less contemplating the creation of one, but I love essay/journal type books. Maybe that's where the urge originated.

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  2. Well, the nasturtiums weren't looking too good so I think it was a fair trade. Plus, I love cukes! If I can help you at all in setting up your blog, leave me a comment with your email address. I have the moderation thing so I can delete it and no one will see it. I've been thinking about you a bit as the mom in My Friend Flicka. Have you ever read it? Not a cheery children's tale, but a serious book, I thought. The mother so missed New England.

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  3. That would be "Nell" in the My Friend Flicka trilogy--I'd forgotten she was from New England. Have you read Mary O'Hara's journal, Wyoming Summer?
    I'm finding the posting process a bir awkward, but don't see anyway around it at present!
    It delights me that you appreciate so many of the older authors.

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