Yesterday was as perfect as a day gets around here. I started with a visit to the Texoma Spring Garden Fling sponsored by the Bryan County master Gardeners Association. They were at the fairgrounds, as usual, but in a different building- quite an improvement! They had exhibits from local vendors as well as demonstrations ranging from “Rain Water Harvesting” to “Help! I can’t get anything to grow!” There were also cut flower displays and several contests.
While doing my usual Saturday errands I ran into an acquaintance I hadn’t seen in about four years. She lives near the lake and we used to work at the same school. Always great to see someone from the past.
I spent some quality time in the garden yesterday, and have the sore muscles to prove it! I told you I wasn’t ready for gardening season yet! I managed to get some plants into the ground and do a little more weeding. I’m hoping our predicted freeze for this week will be brief. I’m ready to take some photos of my progress as soon as this 40mph wind lets up a little!
I watched an episode of “Mad Men” yesterday. Robert purchased season one and it is very entertaining. It’s about an advertising agency and is set in 1960. It sure brings back memories. For one thing, nearly everyone in the show smokes. I remember my grandmother having an ashtray on nearly every table in every room. She didn’t smoke, but most people in the family did and she wanted to be prepared. I can remember making ashtrays for class art projects! The fashions are fun to see, too. Several dresses have reminded me so much of Mom. There are clips from old television shows, scenes with door-to-door salesmen, etc.
Read some more about our Banta family, thanks to digitalized books on Family Search. They were a determined bunch! The Dutch immigrants often traveled together in large family groups and ours were part of the settlement of Kentucky. It was a harsh place to settle and I admire the women who were brave enough to survive. Lots more to read.
The wind began howling this morning about 2am and hasn’t let up. It may be a few days before I take pictures of the garden. Stay tuned.
Have restful day.