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Blackeyed Peas 4/28/2011


 

First Bloom Peas 4/28/2011

Peas are now in Bloom. Weather is very dry.  Rain is in the forcast. Praying for Rain!!!  Click here to see last years Field Peas 2010 growing

Thanks to the American Soldier


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A Soldiers daughter

This day while strolling through my garden.  My thoughts ramble back to my Dad who was a gardener and I am very proud to say he was American Veteran. Thanks Dad who was in the Korean War.  And to all the American Soldiers who have fought for this Country in the past and present.  Thoughts of my Dad who served in Korean War. Today  I have more respect for all he went through now that I am older. This is just my opinion and many may not agree with.   I see so many veterans not getting the respect that our veterans so rightfully deserve.

Dad is no longer here but all his stories stay at heart are still with me.  Once again I would love to have the chance to re listen to my dad his stories and ask my dad his opinion on some of the things happening in this world today.  So many questions  he could help me to understand.  I am sure my Dad and I would share in the same issues, burdens and most of all prayer in need of for this Nation.

Proud to be an American

Thanks again to you all who served this country.   I today know just how blessed I am for Your Service.   Thanks to you and to  God for your dedicated service. Thanks for the  freedom for which this country still stands as One Nation Under God!

Thank you !! My prayer is for God to Bless and comfort every American soldier this Veterans Day.  I pray for you to receive  the love and respect that you so rightfully deserve this day.  I pray for many of you that when you are in  stress, or feel lonely, that you get a Warm Hug of appreciation and receive the comfort you need.  I pray for you all.    Please remember God is always with You.  My prayers and thoughts are with you. Thanks Again…….to you, my dad and other soldiers.  From An American Soldiers Daughter, I proudly stand and salute you. 

In Gods Love, THANK YOU!!


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If interested here is a website that I ran across for the occasion

How To Salute And Pay Respects To Officers

Garden Talk


I started over with my peas.  Pulled  all  the bushes up on the 20th and replanted them Monday 22nd.  Oh Boy, the weather here in Florida is scorching.   It has been high 90’s and has even went in the 100’s.  I have to really start out early in the mornings like 6am is a good time for me to beat the heat and sun.  Today Friday 26th I really feel like I got alotdone today.  Starting out with watering of my Okra (cow horn) andfertilizing it.  I did alotof hoeing pulling up weeds from around my okra and my Newly planted tomato bushes.  Then today we had a late afternoon thunderstorm.  That worked out great.   I have always heard okra likes hot weather and plenty of  water.   Today was the first time that I had fertilized it since I planted the okra.  It has got a ways to grow in height yet.  So far so good, it sure is pretty.  The top of the okra is just up to my nose.  I am sure it’s tallness will pass me up because I am only about 5’1″ a short person.   I have cut quite a bit of okra off  the bushes already.  After today with me fertilizing it, I am sure it will take off.  I have always heard that keeping it cut is hard to do .  For instance keeping up  is to cut the okra pods off every single day.   After today since I fertilized it.  I bet I won’t be able to keep up it cut.   I was told by the lady that gave me this okra seed, that if I wanted to save the best seed, that I should  leave  the first 4 pods that grow on the bush, just for seeds.  To  leave them and let them grow, cutting all the rest just above those pods.  This way those pods get the most nutrients and is the first fruits etc.  I didn’t do this though.  Because I also had someone tell me that if you let the okra pods grow longer than expected that it would stunt the bush.   Oh well, this year at loosing all my tomato’s and this being my first year  growing okra.   I thought I would be careful and just try and grow it producing as much okra as I can.  I still have plenty of seed still that Mr and Mrs Deel gave me.  My experience next year will be more successful  I am hoping.  As they say, experience is good. Years of experience is the best.  I know I have a lot to learn.  I might grow for seeds next year.   I know one thing from experience.  Nothing is quite like going out to your on yard and cutting yourself  fresh vegetables to cook and eat.  No matter where you live gardening can be an enjoyable experience.  Big or small.  One of my most best times of the day is when I am  in my garden.  Mostly because I find myself in prayer and at that moment take the chance to look around and see nature for what the Lord has intended  us to see from all that he created.  We all are to enjoy his creations.  I must say my garden is where God’s at,  for me this is where  I always feel his presence a peacefulness of nature all around me while I am  in the garden.  Thankful for such beauty he has created.  God is an awesome God!

 

“Picking and Grinning”


Keeping up with my Garden of Peas in May has been a job.   I am loving every minute.  Sorry on  having to post here in June.   Here are some pictures I took on May 29th.   DSC07245

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Pictured here all the peas from one picking to Shell “Help” !   I have a 82 yr old lady friend who loves to shell peas for me.  I’ll just have to give her a call.   Yes, “God is Sooo good to me”.DSC07303 I must say,  I’ve never  had a problem finding someone to take them.  A good way welcome a  friend/neighbor  is with fresh vegetables from the garden.

Fried Green Tomatos


After having to pull all my tomatos off the damaged bush.  This is my simple recipe for Fried Green Tomatos.  I prefer my tomatos dipped in flour but this recipe can be substituted with cornmeal in place of the flour. 
FRIED GREEN TOMATOS                                                          
2 or 3 green tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 to 2 beaten eggs
1/2 c. flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying
 Dip green tomato into beaten egg mixtures , then dip in  flour.  Salt and pepper and fry on both side in oil until lightly brown on both sides.  Best served immediately. 
My next dish of thought.  I’ve heard Fried Green Tomatos with Okra mixed together are tasty.  I haven’t tried that recipe yet.  If anyone  knows of a Tomato and Okra recipe please let me know.    I have Okra to cut soon.   They Love the rain. 🙂

Florida Rainy Days an Da “TBerrys Squash”, are hanging in there!


Photos On  May 24th my Squash seemed to be doing alright considering all the rain for many days.  The sun came out yet the water was still running through my garden.  I dug a small trench to let the water flow away from the vegetables.  I was a tad too late for this one.  When the sun finally came out ot was  more than  this plant could take.  It seemed to be in that ole shock stage.  Yet, look at the next picture below taken on the same day just minuts later a few steps away from this one.  A different set of squash plants next to my grapevine.

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May 24th Squash update

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Oh No, Not my tomatos!


Oh No, not my tomatos.  After weeks of rain now.  I must say so long to the beautiful tomatos.  After all the rain it was more than they could take.  Still more rain in the forcast.  As I picked every last green tomato off the dead bush.  I couldn’t help it.  My thoughts,,,yes it’s sad.  It’s times like these we must continure to count our blessing.   My way of looking at it is. …Thank God, I like  Fried Green Tomatos! 

 

 

May 24th 2009 too much rainTomatos May 24th 2009 rainfall

Fried Green Tomatos