1) The Saturday Acoustic Jam session kicked off today at Phil’s Woodshed here in Mercer. Six musicians participated; Phil’s the house bass player, and we had three guitars and two dobros. It’s a lot of fun and gives us something to do through the winter months.
I was informed after I got home that one of the dobro players is friends with Jerry Douglas and sees other session players quite often. I knew there was something special about this guy, he really knew what he was doing on the dobro, it’s great playin with someone you know will pick up on and jam with anything you do.
2) Swingin on a rope is something I can’t resist. If I see one dangling anywhere, I’ll go over and see if it’s swingable. If it is, and it’s not against the law or anything, you can bet a Yankee dime I’ll swing on it.
This is my daughter swingin on a rope and having a blast.
3) If I could be a spider for a day, I think I’d be a big, bold, black and yellow one. I don’t think nothing or no one would mess with me. I see these big spiders quite often along the edges of my garden, with their web stretched out between flower stalks, leaves, rocks, or most anything else that provides a good spot for a net. I was almost tempted to let the one you see below try and bite me while I photographed it. I don’t know why I wanted to do that.
4) I love heirloom tomaotoes and won’t grow anything else. This is my fourth year growing them and I usually try several new ones each year. This year’s top pick has to be ‘Green Zebra’ for taste and looks. They’re only about the size of a tennis ball, which means you have to grow more than one plant if you want a decent sized harvest.
If you want a tomato that tastes like what a tomato should taste like, grow heirlooms. We start ours from seed in March, and by Memorial Day, they’re usually a foot tall, sometimes more, sometimes less tall. When I put them out in the garden, I drop a Tum in each planting hole for added calcium, which helps prevent blossom end rot. We also religiously plant a marigold between each tomato plant. Everything else is left up to the plants and Nature. I believe we have a very rewarding relationship with Her.