Not An Active Day!

Another dry day in SoCal!  We were up early, and Colleen was up even earlier as she had a hair appointment at 7:30 am in Tustin.  While she was out, Mary and I walked the garden and decided which trees we would plant next month.  A delicious red apple and a Santa Rosa plum are on the list.

How do you make an apple turnover?  Push it down a hill.

The Red Delicious is widely grown because of its delicious flavor, fast and easy growth, and adaptability to various soil types.

We plan to ask Carlos to find these guys and plant them behind the garden between the garden and the trees at the back of the property.

Adaptable to most soil types and are self-fertile… cross-pollination is not necessary but will increase fruit production when a second plum tree is planted nearby.

A duck walks into a bar and asks, “Got any plums?”

Confused, the bartender tells the duck that his bar doesn’t serve plums.  The duck thanks him and leaves.

The next day, the duck returns and says, “Got any plums?” Again, the bartender tells him that, no, the bar does not serve plums, has never served plums, and, furthermore, will never serve plums.  The duck, a little ruffled, thanks him and leaves.

The next day, the duck returns, but before he can say anything, the bartender yells: “Listen duck!  This is a bar!  We do not serve plums!  If you ever ask for plums again, I will nail your stupid duck beak to the bar!”

The duck is silent for a moment and then asks, “Got any nails?” Confused, the bartender says no.

“Good!” says the duck.  “Got any plums?”

We drove to Long Beach Memorial Hospital and visited Irene, who had some medical issues, and she was doing just fine.  We returned home via Ralph’s market to get some last-minute goodies for the garden stirfry Mary was going to prepare this evening.

I was a bit embarrassed when I went in and accidentally flashed this lady (I forgot my suspenders).  Hey, at least she called me “young man!”


Returning home, we picked cauliflower, mustard greens, kale, and other goodies from the garden, and Mary when to town and added to that big hunks of chicken.  We had a meal fit for a king.

While dining, we watched “Dog Gone.”  Based on the true story of a father and son who repair their fractured relationship during a forced hike on the Appalachian trail to find their beloved lost dog.

When Collen returned after visiting her brother and nephew, we were tired and ready for bed.  We all were in bed before 9:00 pm.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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