Adult conversations are nice. Something besides motorcycles and cows. This is one reason I like my good neighbor so much. I went out and waited for the bus with Small, chatted with the electric co-op guy (he was sent to make sure we were reading our meter correct, then all but pats me on the head to informs me I did good) and bee lined it to the fence were my good neighbor was playing out in his field.
We had a disagreement about the definition of an F1 tomato. I finally said, we will see what happens with them next year.
I didn't even want to look at my fruit trees. Once again I will go without. And I was so looking forward to it (our orchard is on the good neighbors side of our field).
Geese stink! I should have been able to move them out of the house by now. But because of these freezes they are still in my bathroom. I clean their cage, but it still smells. So much so that we couldn't tell the difference between them and the propane. We ran out. I thought we had more in the tank than we did. Propane guy came out yesterday, so we only went 1 night without any. And of course it was the night it dropped down to 19F. hahaha! I ticked fate off somewhere along the line. Propane was down to only $1.70 a gallon. When we moved out here it was $0.77 a gallon. The kilowatt per use price went up on our electric bill as well, by $2.00. Here is where I say, are you kidding me? How our people suppose to get ahead or even keep their head above water with these prices going up?
My mother told me the other day or awhile back, that she was at the store and was going to buy some canned tuna. Her and another lady were just standing there, looking at the price of the canned tune which had doubled. Suddenly they both bent down and grabbed for a can. The woman carefully looked at my mother and said "how are people going to be able to afford food?" I understand the feeling. Here you can't by junk bread for less then $2 unless it is old. Luckily flour is still affordable, though the price is on the rise. I will feel better when I can grow my own wheat, enough to meet the needs of my family harvest to harvest.
I need to work in the early garden again today. Get some wind blocks going. We are in tornado season, though it still is behaving like winter, but the winds of Kansas have picked up. I need to get blocks up and maybe my plants will have half a chance.
Irma, how's those pickles coming?
If anyone needs to know something, nows a good time to ask.