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Sad Sunday

June 12th, 2016 at 11:13 pm

Today's news about the massacre in Orlando has made it sad for our country. People who left their homes to go and have a nice time were shot. Why one person's hate can destroy so much is unfathomable. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Makes me want to hug my DH and friends just a little tighter. Sigh.


DH has put in a small garden. He has planted radishes, onions, herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers,garlic, and one cucumber plant. Our backyard is so shady so most of the garden is in the front yard. Last year I canned tomatoes and made bell pepper jelly, and dried herbs. It was a pleasure using these items throughout the year. It has saved us some money since I like cooking. DH spends a lot of time taking care of his vegetables as well as his flowers. Since I retired and we can travel when we want instead of only during the summer, we decided not to go anywhere this summer so DH can keep an eye on his plants. People look at us like we are nuts. I saw this article about raising food for your family and it said how important it was to stay around and take care of your garden. My dad grew up during the Depression and they had a garden and chickens and sometimes a cow. He said you didn't go anywhere because you couldn't leave your garden and livestock because you depended on these things for your food supply. Anyway, if you like gardening or reading about gardening, you might enjoy this article:

http://www.wellfedhomestead.com/how-much-should-you-plant-in-your-garden-to-provide-a-years-worth-of-food

4 Responses to “Sad Sunday”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I would guess traveling in spring or fall would be more enjoyable because places would be less crowded, not as hot, and possibly less expensive. Seems like a fantastic idea to me!

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    I've been sad all day too, because of the shootings. I can understand not being comfortable with people who seem so different than you, but I do not understand how that translates into "we should kill them. Yeah. That's totally justified." It has got to stop.

    As for the garden. We have a lot of shade as well, but there are plants that like the shade. Lettuce, potatoes, spinach, broccoli. You can grow all of those in the shade.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yeah. The shooting has to stop. Enough already.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    These people are nutjobs enabled by the 2nd amendment. And now the baptist preacher in Orlando...something should be done about him.

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