Sunday, May 15, 2011

6 less geese!

When Dad's cousin, Jerome left this morning, he took 6 geese along with him to deliver to a fella that lived not too far away from where Jerome lives. He also took a lunch Mom packed for him; a dozen of farm fresh eggs (actually, half fresh and half hard-boiled); a big piece of birthday cake; several VHS tapes that Mom found that he'd loaned to us many years ago (oops!); and our old grinder-mixer machine that he wanted to try and fix up and use for his sheep. It was nice having Jerome here, as he's been a big part of our family for as long as I can remember.

The kids that slept in the kitchen pulled through the night well. PTL! Mother fed them in the middle of the night and they drank really well. Now they're out with the herd again....

I planted the replacement dwarf orange tree that Gurneys sent me (the first one that came was broke in half, the stem not having any leaves on it at all and the leaves being all dried up.) This one looked much more healthy and alive! :) Someone asked a while back what kinds of dwarf fruit trees I'd planted, so here's a list:
1 Tangerine
2 Oranges
1 Lemon
1 Lime
2 different types of bananas
2 Fig trees
1 Cherry tree and 1 Blueberry that didn't ever get going :(
and 2 Kiwi plants, which aren't dwarf and which I have planted in the house currently
We've tried growing dwarf bananas before, all to no avail, but I'm hoping with the greenhouse, they'll do better....?
I also ordered a Hops Vine which grows to 20+ feet long. I/we've not decided where to put that yet, so for now, it's getting going in the greenhouse too. :)

I'm tired (I worked in town today) and so am going to post this and leave the birthday picture posting for another time....


Laura said...

Good Morning Miss Cora Beth,

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time with your father's birthday celebration! Families are so important...and even more so, the family of God! I'm sure that your dad appreciated his special day...and having you all there with him.

Glad to here the kids are doing better. Sleeping in the kitchen...that sounds like something that would happen around here! We had a beagle who, as he got older, would crawl under the woodstove in the kitchen, right down on the brick hearth, and sleep all night (and most of the day too, for that matter!) I think the heat must have felt good on his old bones.

Hope you have success with your dwarf fruit trees. Many of those varieties would not grow in our climate...we are limited to apple, peach, pear, cherry...that's about it. We also grow many kinds of berries...raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, strawberries. It's not warm enough here for banana and some of the other kinds you're trying to grow.

Well, time for morning chores. Hope you all have a blessed day,
Mrs. Laura

Cora Beth said...

Thank you for your comment, Mrs. Laura! We really did have a nice time together on Saturday!

That's funny about your dog crawling under the stove! I would think that would be way too warm!

To be honest, I don't know if it's warm enough here either for bananas to grow! :) I may dig them up and bring them inside this Fall....

Thanks again for keeping in touch!