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Comment by kathy: ky on August 19, 2017 at 12:41pm
Don, belated happy birthday. I've been out of touch the past few days. A spectacular pie.
Our berries bear early in the summer. The middle of June usually. So they are long gone but still cheap at the grocery store but not local
Comment by Don on August 19, 2017 at 11:58am

Thanks, everyone, for the birthday wishes.  A big one (70!) it was, and my wife had planned (for weeks) a wonderful surprise gathering, a catered feast attended by so many old friends.  I was so gratified and humbled.  I really did think that my own pie after a quiet dinner out was going to be the extent of our celebration--which would have been just fine, of course.  So we never did get to the pie until yesterday. 

The last slice: 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 19, 2017 at 7:35am

Don, it sounds like you had a happy birthday.  Nice that your birthday happens at the best time of the year.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 19, 2017 at 6:49am

Thomas, you are correct on all accounts. That stump was once a willow tree, ant infested and scraggly. I also had a catalpa tree on the other side of the house cut down (last year). This photo was taken in March--no tree leaves.

When I moved in 40 years ago (1977), I did find a few "antiques", mostly in the basement. A water boiler is too mammoth to remove. No photos-yet.

The house interior is wood framed with pocket doors, etc. It even had a "dumb-waiter" in the kitchen. I've made many changes over the years, but kept the integrity.

Now, back to garden related topics!

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 18, 2017 at 4:06pm


  I agree with Daniel..... it is a beautiful house. I see a stump in your front yard. And it looks recently cut down tree. From the size of the stump it must have been a huge old tree.

  I used to do work on older homes (just general handyman stuff)  and will find old newspapers, old coins, real wood ( the woods were actually 2" by 4 " not 1.5" x 3.5"), even old bones.

  So you ever get a chance to find treasures in the old house?

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 18, 2017 at 3:55pm

Happy Birthday , Don

Many happy harvesting to come!

Comment by Don on August 18, 2017 at 2:14pm

In keeping with the pie theme, here's a blueberry-raspberry I made yesterday in recognition of my birthday.  Our cultivated berries are coming in like gangbusters, and the wild blackberries are just about to start. 

Not to mention the beans, zukes, broccoli, basil, tomatoes, and lettuces!  Best time of the year . . . 

Comment by Randall Smith on August 18, 2017 at 6:57am

Thomas, I'll see what I can find.  Under the porch is a fruit cellar which is pretty neat. The porch is crumbling, however, and in need of repair. Up to this point, I've just "band-aided" it.

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 17, 2017 at 12:56pm


That is a beautiful porch. Is it too much to ask if you can snap pictures the whole outside house and post it?

I love older houses. It is like living in a museum.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2017 at 7:14am

What a gardner, and what a cook, is that Daniel W!


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