Monday, June 11, 2007
Before anyone could try and ruin my good mood after church yesterday, I clipped my hair up, grabbed some shorts with great pockets, that I'd gotten out of a bag from Miss Nancy, and flew out to the big back garden where I am literally months behind. What Georgia yo-yo, besides me, hadn't already planted watermelon? I blame the kids and their demands on my time for my horticultural shortcomings.
I planted an heirloom variety, Moon and Stars plus some Black Eel Zucchini and Hale's Best Cantaloupes, but if we don't soon get some rain, I've wasted some great seeds. Our growing season is so long though that this time delay won't matter.
I sweated like a pig in the blazing sun and sweltering humidity, but it makes me think, regroup and become ready to face another week that doesn't hold too many challenges.
I watched the kids swim for their usual couple of hours, and I went back outside after supper to get even dirtier, yanking out more chocolate mint with its very invasive roots, perfuming the air as I worked. Realizing I'd never get this last bed built where a compost pile once stood, I grabbed some old cinder blocks, outlined it, watered it and threw the seeds in the last foot of pure brown gold, knowing good and well that a nest of snakes had burrowed right beside it. I kept one eye on the obvious snake hole while I mulched a foot deep trying to maintain moisture. The same hole that a copperhead had crawled out of a month ago. Yuck.
That bed aint' purty but is sure is fertile, I'd a used an old inside out tire if that was all I had just to get it done.
I don't count calories but here's an interesting data from an article, Coffee's perk -- It's healthy
Most leading specialty coffee roasters have arrived at similar calorie counts for their various drinks. The figures listed below are for 12-ounce servings.
10 Regular cup of coffee, no cream or sugar
110 Regular cup of coffee, plus cream and sugar
310 Mocha with whipped cream
370 Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
And who knew I wouldn't link this damnation of meat? Again it is a contamination matter yet I can stand out in my garden, eating unwashed tomatoes right off the vine with my dirty hands and be healthy. If I had one wish for everyone's better health, it'd be for all human beings to have 4 or 5 organic tomato plants right out their back door.