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Thread #147863   Message #3430458
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
03-Nov-12 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Exercise - NOV````2012
Subject: RE: Declutter & Exercise - NOV````2012
I kill way too much time on facebook, though. I'd get more productivity out of the day if I ignored it.

This morning my across-the-street neighbor came over to pick up an eggplant I offered earlier. And then we dug up the sweet potatoes on the berm in my front yard. Not much turned up, but at least the rats didn't get what was there. For two years I've tried different experiments and it hasn't panned out - that spot is best growing grass, sloped in such a way so I can push the mower up to the wall at the front of it. So this afternoon I'll take the wheelbarrow and hoe out front and pick up the vines then shape the area so it can be mowed. I may pick up a couple of squares of St. Augustine to put down (we're due some rain and cooler temperatures next week).

That large box I mentioned had a few items that were paid for with points from a credit card. I was due to loose a bunch of them at the end of the month so I looked at what was there and decided on a few things that I would actually use that I didn't have some version of already, described above. Now I need to get rid of some of the duplicates of things that I have that I don't use. :-/ Time for that call to the Salvation Army.

So the sweet potatoes were a wash (I really only wanted them for the foliage, so I'm not disappointed) but I do have some lovely crops on the side of the house where my garden works hard. Broccoli, broccoli rabe, and kohlrabe. I've looked up the later two because I haven't cooked them before. I think I'll get more broccoli rabe and broccoli (you have to put in new plants every few weeks to keep a steady supply going during the winter.) Kohlrabe is a test, the other two will be more regular diet stuff. A sauteed broccoli rabe recipe has my mouth watering in anticipation!

Back to the yard, now that I've printed my recipes.