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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

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Feb 13th 2014 Getting ready to plant potatoes

February 14, 2014

It is time for us to plant potatoes.

We look for the eyes of the potatoes.  The eyes are these sprouts that you see here.  You can purchase seed potatoes from stores that have garden section. Grocery store potatoes have a sprout inhibitor on them and even though they do sprout you will have better results with good seed potatoes.

Slice the potatoes like this and gently place the pieces down cut side up.  Try to be careful so you do not break off the sprouts.

Lay them out to dry for at least 24 hours or until the cut edges have dried a bit.  Front potatoes pictured here are red potatoes and the back yellow potaotes are Gold potatoes.

This is a grocery store ginger root that is sprouting and  I am going to plant this in a container. 

We grow ornamental ginger in our yard but it cannot be eaten. I normally only grow plants that can be eaten or used as an herb but a dear friend shared her ornamental ginger with me and it is truly beautiful when in bloom. 

This ginger shown above came from the grocery store and I will plant it in a container so we can carry it indoors during cold weather.  

More updates coming soon......

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