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Jul 20, 2017 7:02 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
I like the drip lines. Once set up it is just a matter of turning on the water, checking to make sure excess pressure hasn't made something come apart, and leaving it on for a couple of hours. The water goes exactly where it is wanted. I'm watering every two days now since the vegies are growing fast and the onions have started making nice fat bulbs.... full of water! The water to the garlic has been turned off... actually just blocked by folding the drip tape and stuffing it into a special end cap. I'll have to take some close-up pictures. The garlic will be ready to start digging and hanging soon and it needs to start drying while still in the ground before the tops die. They've already started.

Tonight I am frying a big zucchini... sliced into rounds about 1/4 inch thick, dunked in beaten egg and then in soda cracker crumbs. This year my regular green zucchini failed to make a showing, and these odd ones with external ribs was all that came up. Actually, they are better for frying because they are not so watery. The corn is up to the middle of my thigh now. So far no sign of tassels in the ones I looked down into. I've still only caught 2 gophers. One winter squash plant is looking quite limp.... that is where I need to put the trap if nothing was caught today where he has been filling the trap with dirt. Sooner or later he will blunder into it. These critters can push a lot of dirt.... like miniature bulldozers! They seem to not have any sense of day and night... working and eating day and night. I have caught some during the night, some during the day.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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