I awoke last night to one of those middle-of-the-night revelations. I thought of our plan to have Direct TV installed Tuesday, then having them freeze the account until our contract with Dish runs out in February.
That can't possible work.
If Direct TV is hooked up, Dish will have to be unhooked.
We'd be without television while still paying Dish! At least that's what it seems like to me. I'll call the Direct TV people today.
Yesterday I removed the tomato cages and plants from the garden. The soil is hard as concrete from lack of rain, so I left the T-posts. Cliff can easily remove them using the bucket of his tractor; if I think of it, I'll do a little video to show you how he does it.
It's a shame that doctor yelled at us about Cliff's weight, because there are lots of green tomatoes that would have really been tasty, sliced and fried.
Here's how I fix fried green tomatoes: slice rather thinly, dip the slices in milk, then flour, then beaten egg, then crushed cracker crumbs. We prefer them this way rather than dipped in corn meal. You should fry some today, unless you have a grouchy doctor too.
I was planning on mulching the strawberries with straw today, but thank goodness I googled some information that let me know it's too early for that; I'm supposed to wait until we've had several frosts, sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. After strawberry season next year, I'll use some of the runners and start a new bed so the plants don't be so crowded.
I have two dwarf apple trees arriving next week, along with three raspberry vines. Here again, I found some information by way of Google just in the nick of time. I'm not supposed to plant raspberries anywhere that potatoes, tomatoes, peppers or eggplants have been in the past three years, because raspberries are susceptible to verticillium wilt. Just what I needed, something else to go all blighty! It's a good thing I only ordered three vines.
Bonnie-the-cow should be finished up with her hot date by now; hopefully we'll get her home tomorrow, because we're out of milk.