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Subject: A story for gardeners and fishermen Date: 5/2/2013 12:15 PM
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I took my morning walk to get my metabolism going. As I walked past my neighbor's house, I noticed AGAIN all the leaves. Well, for years I have been ignoring the fact that those leaves (and pine straw) are probably from my trees. So this morning I decided to rake them up. Under the top layer of fresh leaves was dirt, sand and decomposing leaves and pine straw. Also in the mess were worms - tons of worms. I immediately thought of my Dad.

In the 1960s Art, our beekeeping brother John, our Dad and I would take our little wooden boat to Lake Lanier and fish. We would snorkel, too, and Art used to spear fish. My Dad was such a frugal person he would dig his own worms. Both my brothers are that way, too. But I'm a gardener, so I saw a lot of potential for this stuff. I had a wheel barrel full of dirt and worms, so I dumped it in some of the bare spots around my yard. I live up on a small hill so most of it was probably from my yard anyway. Maybe it will all wash down to her property again, but I certainly hope not. It was wet and heavy, so I'm hoping the grass and weeds around the spots will help hold it in place.

Also I have been putting out tomatoes and onions. I found a bag of white starter onions bulbs in Tennessee for 99 cents. That was an amazing deal. I bought a little 4-pack of Beefsteak tomatoes that had 7 tomatoes in it. Another great deal. I still have to plant more parsley and basil. I'm not doing much more than that. Oh, except that I am growing Cholula peppers from seeds I saved from last year's peppers.

I hope you are enjoying your Spring. It has been amazingly cool (60F right now at Noon) here in Georgia, perfect for gardening.
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