Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The last gathering...


from the teeny tiny garden, that is! Gosh, that sounded scary!

Guess maybe I will try making Citron preserves again. It was a miracle how the citron preserves turned out two years ago.  A miracle!


One thing I'm not is a pickle, preserves, jelly making person.  Sure hope that good recipe is still folded up in the cookbook.


Do you remember when I counted the seeds from the citron melon? There were four hundred and eighty nine. Doesn't look like that many, does it?

Any mention of seeds reminds me of the silliest of riddles. I've posted this silly thing before!!

If it takes a hen and a half a day and a half to lay an egg and a half, how long would it take a grasshopper to kick all the seeds out of a cucumber?

This riddle was in a greeting card that had a big grasshopper and a cucumber on the front. Many years ago, Mama and I were in a little card shop in Southern Pines. When mama read this card she started laughing. She laughed until she cried, then I read it and laughed til I cried. It was embarrassing. People were beginning to stare. The two of us, doubled over, laughing and crying. Mama pulled herself together long enough to buy the card. Of course, there was no answer to the riddle.



Just wanted to say "happy Tuesday". I have an appointment at 2:30 with the osteoporosis doctor to hear the results of my last bone density scan. 

Hope to be back soon.

Love,
Henny

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  1. I was relieved to read the rest of your post and discover there was no answer to that riddle! But what a cute one!

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    1. Hey Melanie. I know. Can you imagine there being an answer! :)

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  2. We must be of the same era. I said the riddle right along with you. Thanks for cheering us up.

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    1. Really! That's neat! I think we are pretty much from the same era.

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  3. Happy Tuesday :-)
    Hope the Doc appointment went well.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  4. That's a lot of seeds! I hope your bones are good, Henny.

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  5. Hope there is nothing but good news at the doctors! Those seeds are an amazing colour. Are those melons quite large, or are your butternut squash quite small?

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    1. Hey Karen! The butternut squash are small. It is so very dry here, the squash vine was drying up. I knew those squash would not grow anymore so I pulled them. Those melons are small too, smaller than most I've seen growing in a field.

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  6. Hi Henny! I love reading your Blog! I am a faithful reader from Minnesota. I even read them to my husband and he chuckles!

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    1. I appreciate that so much! Thank you letting me know.

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  7. What a wonderful, silly riddle.
    Sending good wishes for bones of concrete.

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    1. Thank you Marty! I'm expecting results that are not too good. :(

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  8. Nothing like a silly joke to give us a good giggle. Hope the test goes well.

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  9. I love a nice silly laugh like that. : )
    Hope everything went well with the test. I'm due for one of those too.

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    1. Thank you. That riddle has made me laugh for years!

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  10. When I saw all those citron seeds it made me think about a necklace someone made with watermelon seeds. It was quite intricate which made it pretty but the same thing made with the red citron seeds would be beautiful. So maybe you should save them!
    Hope your test results were good this afternoon.

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    1. Thank you Cynthia. Wish I knew how to make a necklace with those seeds. Maybe I will look on line.

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  11. Oh, it is Tuesday! I was giving myself another Monday!
    I love the silly card.
    Those seeds are pretty enough to make jewelry out of.

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    1. Hey Linda! Goodness! Two Mondays! But I do that a lot too. Thank you!

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  12. I was about to say, that riddle better not have a real answer.

    Here's one of my favorite riddles

    A boy and a doctor go fishing. The boy is the doctor's son, but the doctor is not the boy's father. How can this be?

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    His mother.

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    1. Now Adam, that's the kind of riddle that really stumps me. :) Glad you gave me the answer.

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  13. I love your memory of having such a good laugh with your mom.
    I hope the results of your bone density tests are very good. I'm scared of what mine might reveal so am not going back.

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    1. Thank you! I kind of wish I had not gone back. I just don't want to take that bone building medication.

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  14. Great memory with grandma. I see you have some butternut squash, how do you fix it? I want to try some soup made with it.
    Love you

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    1. Hey Vicki. Can't you just see grandma laughing! I have no idea about butternut squash. I did go on line and found out how to cut one up and roast it with other vegetables in the oven. That was good. Love you Vicki!

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  15. A huge amount of seeds! A lovely flashback to the riddle, very sweet. Hope your appointment goes well x

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  16. Hope all went well with your doctor's appointment. Wonderful memory of you and your Mom sharing a laugh. My Mum and I have the same silly sense of humour too.

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    1. Thank you Robin. That's good about you and your mom having the same sense of humor. Mama and I used to get tickled over every little thing. It was fun being with her.

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  17. I tried to make orange marmalade once and it didn't turn out. Good luck on your citrus! Nancy

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  18. Wow mama!! That looks good. And I remember that story!! Love you! Your girl

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  19. I hope your Doctors appointment went well! It cannot be the end of the garden already...seesms like it was a short garden season:)

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