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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pickled Peaches and Frozen Coils #13

Lance & Christie move in. Yes, we still have the ramp.
A quick mixed bag today. My week-long blog tour fell apart today when the blog site failed to post my promo for Honey On White Bread. So in the absence of interacting with readers, I'll comment on a few new happenings on the prairie. I'll be back on the promo trail tomorrow.

Frank power washing the house.
We needed a new thermostat. We got a programmable one and Frank installed it. He's installed these before - no problem. Well, yes, problem. There were two ways to wire it, and he chose the wrong way. I asked him why it sounded like a motor was running in the laundry room where the innards of the system are when the heater wasn't on. No idea. Took the cover off and I freaked. All the coils were iced over. I saw dollar signs of repair bills. He quickly shut it down and rewired it and I paced waiting to see the long term damage. I'm so reactionary. All turned out okay.

There's asparagus under there?
Excitement!! Frank called the former owner to get the lowdown on this very unique irrigation and watering system stemming from the well. And found out we have way more fruit to come than we thought. We have apricot, peach, plum, fig, cherry and apple trees. And one of the peach trees is an Indian Purple Peach that is for pickling. Pickled purple peach - say that three times fast. Then we have Arkansas Fan Plum bushes - I don't know what the heck those are. And he said we have asparagus that will spring up and be ready for harvest by April if we get to watering. This one has us all doubtful.

The grapes are gone. We're supposed to have five grape vines. We have five holes. The guys said they can see vines at the house behind us. Lance was ready to go confront them but Frank prevailed.

Frank is now our irrigation man. Eventually, everyone will settle into their specialty.

10 comments:

  1. You're goint to be able to open a market garden and sell your produce!

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  2. Sounds like it doesn't it, Jenny! We'll see. May take a couple of years to get it all going.

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  3. It's such an exciting venture! I love to read your updates. Charmaine

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    1. Thank you, Charmaine. I appreciate knowing that.

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  4. I'm with Charmaine, I love keeping up with the Whiteside's! It seems like everyday is an adventure for you all. Glad all the troubles worked out to be minor fixes. Keep us informed of life on the prairie.

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    1. Thanks, Jody. This week is crazy with L & C moving in. Now there are boxes everywhere again!

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  5. Keeping up with the Whitesides! LOL -- that's the name when they turn you all into a reality TV show. I'm sorry I'm slow, Brenda, but it's always amazing to read your posts. I can't believe all you've accomplished in 13 blog sessions! Good luck with all the amazing stuff in your will-be garden. Cool!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy and I enjoy hearing from you - a link to MFW and MN. And to a soon to be renowned author. Your book is a TBR and I think you'll do great with it.

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  6. nice idea..thanks for sharing....

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