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UPDATE: Part 2!!! O.B.F. Members Summertime Swap

Posted by Panhandle_Seed_Swap 8 Florida Panhandle (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 7:16

Started the new SUMMERTIME thread! Hard to believe we're up to 150 posts already. Fun!!!

Sheri

TODAY'S BINGO WORDS:

WATERMELON

CAMP-OUT


Follow-Up Postings:

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Happy Friday everyone! So glad its the weekend..AND I am off work! Perfect combo!

Loving all the lilly pictures, they are so beautiful!

Getting excited for BINGO only need two more words!!

I will be spending the weekend making my list for my summer swap buddy! Trying to get ideas from Hubz And friends since Im pretty left brained..not so creative lol.

I am beyond excited to say that ALL my seedlings i have planted have sprouted and are showing real growth!! Even my stubborn peppers are making an appearance!

Hugs to everyone, hope all is well!


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I read where Shirley (sjc48) is hosting the FOTESS member's yard sale swap next month. I'm very excited about that!!! (see link below to a previous yard sale)

Sheri

Here is a link that might be useful: FOTESS YARD SALE 2013


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Yard sale? That sounds good, too.

I've been watering... and watering. These twenty per cent chance of rain days mean a lot of watering. And I'm enjoying chatting with my summertime buddy.

I'm trying to get five bingo words, right? You're ahead of me, Kim.



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Shirley love your 2 bloom colored daylily! How neat is that!? Really looking forward to the yard sale swap - thinking of ideas now =)

Jayeanne


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I have some terrific garden stuff lined-up for the FOTESS Yard Sale. It's great to know in advance. I'm so glad Shirley C. is doing it again.

TODAY'S BINGO WORDS:

LAWN CHAIRS
LONG ASIAN EGGPLANTS


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Have my package just about ready. New one more r thing but it will be a few days before I can get it out and mailed. I will be on time though.

I did the yard sale post last year. It was a lot of fun. Margo

This post was edited by smitties on Sat, Jul 12, 14 at 15:10


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TODAY'S BINGO WORDS:

SUNGLASSES

SHADE OF THE OAK TREE

I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday. :)

Sheri


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Bingo!!

Mary E


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I do not have bingo, sorry, got carried away. Sigh.

I do have rain though, finally.

Mary E.


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I only need one more Bingo word... maybe tomorrow?
Jeanne


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Mary you gave me a Bingo Laugh this morning!
Glad you got some rain.

I have been working, working working, too many people calling in sick to work and vacations. Don't they know I don't want overtime in the summer!!!!!! LOL
Finally I have another day off today. Of course it is supposed to rain all day. But I will get the house clean and work on my SUMMERTIME gift. :o)

I've been sad the last 2 days. Found out a Mama bunny has built her den in the BOTTOM of my composter. She chewed a hole into it. Ahi the cat has found it, and I keep finding dead bunny babies. Nothing I can do to stop the killing .... its nature.

Shirley, looks like the blooms are coming from 2 different fans .... which would point to 2 different daylilies. But what do I know! You want to know what I know????? I think I LOVE Both of those Double Daylilies!!!!

Sheri I will have to get my butt (fingers) over to the FOTESS Yard sale site and see what the fun is all about.

Talking about fun .. lm loving all the flower pictures and Bingo scares on this site. LOL

sharon


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TODAY'S BINGO WORD'S:

TOMATO SANDWICHES

HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

Hard to believe it's Monday already! I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Sheri


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Bingo Day at the beach Tomato sandwich Camp out Grilling Lawn Chairs Shade of the old oalk tree Watermelon Glad i got up early today


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Aw. Just missed it. I had bingo too!! :(....tee hee..congrats!


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Sue B and Kim! You both win!

Kim I think you might have missed it where I posted that I would give a prize to the 1st AND 2nd person to call BINGO.

Happy way to start you Mondays! Congrats! :)

Sheri


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Aw I did miss it....oooo happy dance time!!!! Something good on a Monday!!!


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To ease the pain of those who didn't win BINGO...LET'S PLAY ANOTHER GAME! :)

Everyone needs a lucky gnome in the garden. Win this guessing game and get this merry little garden gnome… perfect for hanging on a planter or fence.

I’m going to give equal time to all the cat fanciers in our group. I have a favorite cat breed. Name it and win the lucky garden gnome!

*** ONE GUESS PER DAY***

My favorite cat breed is listed in the link below….

Here is a link that might be useful: LIST OF CAT BREEDS


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The rain woke me up early today. Glad I picked the garden last night. And unpacked the dahlias I got at the springhill sale.


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Congrats to the wide awake Bingo winners!!

My guess on the cat breed is the Ragdoll.

Mary E


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I will guess Siamese.

Sue G


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Amercian shorthair Have a good day everyone Susan


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I will guess bengal!


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Ill guess Persian


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Ill guess maine coon


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Morning!

We survived the fair! Had a great plant swap and the kids even got to show in the Dairy Cow Show without actually owning a cow, lol. We "borrowed" some calves and they were allowed to show. And if you can believe it Taylor took a first place. The judge asked her how long she's been showing and she said 10 minutes,lol!!

I took some pictures of our Bunzy Turtle and we won 1st for that too. Defended the title one more year hahaha. The kids were jumping when they found out. It's so funny to see them get so excited over a hay bale! crazy! I'll post them later. ;)

I'll be getting my box ready to mail this week :)

WOW! Sky, that is a LOT of squash!! Yummy!!!

Have a super Monday everyone!
vina

ps: I'll guess American Bobtail.


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BINGO Congrats to Sue B and Kim!!!!!

Sheri, your favorite cat breed....how about Turkish Angora????

Vina, you mean you "borrowed" some calves from friends for the day? Did Taylor and Billy put a leash around their necks and walk them to the fairgrounds or did they travel in a truck to the fairgrounds? That is to funny...Borrowing a calve to show at the fair! That is neat that you can do that. Out here, I think that is a no no! Do people who own and show calves get ticked when someone who has been showing for only 10 minutes WINS...LOL????? Taylor, sweet win! Congrats!

And congrats on the Bunzy turtle win...

Erica, I am working on your SUMMERTIME. I will get it out later this week or early next week.

Happy Monday!!

Annie


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Sounds good, Annie!


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Jayeanne wins! My favorite cat breed is the Persian. I adopted a stray that was so severely matted, that I had to take him to the vet to get shaved. He ended-up being the sweetest, calmest cat I've ever known. I took him to the groomer to get a "lion cut" every so often. I loved that cat. His name was "Moonch" which was short for "Smoonched Face".

Sheri


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Yay!! LOL That is awesome as that is the kind of cat I would like to get, I love those Persians! =)

thank you Sheri!!

Jayeanne


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Here are the Summertime Swap Updates I have so far:

Sharon (toomanyanimals)
Vina (flowergirl34)
Ruth (Ruthz)
Nikki (cinnie0)
Jayeanne (pinkiris) - sent her package
Susan B. (skyblue52)
Shirley (Brittneygran)
Laura (lilangel181)
Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package
Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package
Annie (canyonwind) - received her package
Erica (EricaBraun) - sent her package
Margo (smitties)
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose)
Mary E (cottonwood468)
Kim (klwallace12)

Please let me know if I've missed anyone sending or receiving... thank you!

Sheri


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CONGRATS TO THE LUCKY BINGO Winners to Sue B and Kim!!!!!

AND TO JAYEANNE for the Persian Win!
They are a lovely breed!

Sheri, I would love to see a picture of Moonch with a 'lion cut'.

sharon


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Congratulations ladies on winning the games......

Carol-Thinking of you.....Hugs

Shirley


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GAME TIME!!!

I was browsing my past orders from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. and I realized that I had purchased more seed packets for the 2014 season than in previous years. Guess how many seed packets I ordered and win 6 Peacock Orchid Bulbs from American Meadows (photo and link below).

***ONE GUESS PER DAY***

HINT: It’s under 60

Sheri

Here is a link that might be useful: American Meadows Peacock Orchid Bulbs


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How about 48 packets?

Congratulations Jayeanne!!

Carol, thinking of you.............

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Annie


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Congrats to the BINGO Winners! Sue B and Kim!

Ill guess 53 seed packets =)

Jayeanne


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Hmm...I shall guess 37!
Hope everyone is having a good day..getting ready for some hail and a thunderstorm here!!


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I have a mysterious volunteer tomato, where lawn was removed. I might put it in an upside down tomato thing, and see what it produces.

My guess is 58.

Mary E.


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I guess 25


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I'll guess 35.


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I'll guess 45 on the seed packets.

Congratulations to those winning games. I have a Himalayan mix that I adopted and he is wonderful, too. Such a calm cat. I took him for a lion cut this year (first time) and the groomer said he did just fine with the clipping, bathing, etc. Who knows, maybe he got all that special treatment at his former home.

Margo, I mailed your package today. I hope you like what I sent. Here's the tracking number:
9505 5214 5041 4196 0002 58
This is my first time trying a priority mailing envelope so I hope it stays in pretty good shape.

I'm Including a picture of my cat, Hershey after he got his lion cut. I think it's cute!

Jeanne


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guessing 40


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guessing 38


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Jeanne-Love that lion cut.....Hershey is beautiful and I love his name.

I'm guessing 55

Shirley


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Thanks Jeanne, I won't be home until late Friday so I'll post it on Saturday if it has arrived by then. I'll be mailing out yours on Monday.

My guess is 36

Margo


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My seed pack guess is 22.

Jeanne, Hershey is so cute ... with or without the lion cut. I love the lion cut though!

I'm loving the cooler weather we had yesterday. It is supposed to continue for a couple days, nice to open the windows.

sharon


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Summertime Swap Update:

Sharon (toomanyanimals)
Vina (flowergirl34)
Ruth (Ruthz)
Nikki (cinnie0)
Jayeanne (pinkiris) - sent her package
Susan B. (skyblue52) - received her package
Shirley (Brittneygran)
Laura (lilangel181)
Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package
Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package
Annie (canyonwind) - received her package
Erica (EricaBraun) - sent her package
Margo (smitties)
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) - sent her package
Mary E (cottonwood468)
Kim (klwallace12)

Susan B - What was in your SUMMERTIME package? I'm so curious! Jayeanne do you remember what you sent? I really love reading about what people send. Photos are fun, too! Thank you!

Hershey is beautiful, Jeanne! Sharon, I don't think I even have a photo of Moonch. He was a tiny cat, too. It was in the 90's. I'll have to scan it if I find it in my photo box.

No winners yet. I will tell you that Mary's guess was too high. :)

Sheri

This post was edited by Panhandle_Seed_Swap on Wed, Jul 16, 14 at 6:41


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A friend needed somewhere to grow out his spare canna bulbs this season. So I let him put them in the front here, just ten days ago. Those things are starting to bloom already!

I'll guess fifty-seven ... because all of us want more packets from that company!

Mary E


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guessing 50


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  • Posted by ruthz 8 dfw texas (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 16, 14 at 9:38

Just checking in. We got back from vacation Monday but I'm still trying to play catch up.
We visited Delano Daylily farms in Delano TN.. My first visit to a daylily farm and I loved it.

Nikki, I'll mail on Monday.


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Good morning!!

I will absolutely be mailing next week. I'm still recovering from last weekend and Billy's birthday party is Saturday. Summer is flying by!

Annie, the cows were at the fair already getting ready for the cow show. But, they didn't have anyone to show in the little kids classes. So, Taylor and Billy volunteered :) And yes, their were a little bit of weird looks when Taylor won the class. I was shocked! But she did great and her cow was pretty much the only one behaving and not trying to wander off, lol. Billy's cow took him for a walk and not the other way around...hahaha. It was all in good fun! And the kids LOVED it!!!!

That kitty is adorable!! I just love the lion clip!

Here's a pic of the Bunzy Turtle :)

Have a great day!!
vina


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Ill guess 33 seed packets

Jayeanne


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Found a cute one of Taylor and her cow :)


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Yes I got Jayeanne package. Yesterday I got to open the envelope and wanted to post the wonderfulway she wrapped. I actully thought the S-U was starting my name. Hint This morning the cat was trying to get it . I will post later busy week till friday. Almost there Happy gardening everyone .


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I'll guess 56!


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Thought I would grab a minute to post. I guess 41. Here is the cute packaGE i HATE TO OPEN . S-STRAWBERRY HAND SANITIZER U- uNIQUE dIANA dIANTHUS SEEDS M-MIXED fANTASIA dELPHINIUM M-MARKERS E-earrings R -real pretty blue lagoon Glads T- tea serenity I-ink pen blue frog M- milk clocolate w/ almonds E- Envy zinnia seeds. Thank you again for this great package


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I'll guess 57

Sue G


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No correct guesses, yet. :(

Welcome back Ruth!

Thank you for the great photos, Vina. Your kids are so incredibly cute. :) Fun times!

Great summertime package, Susan. Thank you for the photo. :)


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Vina-No wonder the turtle one....that is the cutest thing ever. Taylor is gorgeous, how fun to show a calf at the fair.

Ruth-I too visited Delano's Daylilies back in June. Bought 39 daylilies from them this year. Two of the sweetest people ever. You were not that far from me, 2 hours away.

I guess 26

Shirley


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todays guess 29


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HINT: Nikki's guess was too high, yesterday.

Sheri


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I loved seeing that photo with the calf. Is that the judge handing her the ribbon?

Today I will guess 17 packets of seed.

Mary E.


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I will guess 34.

Sue G


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What a precious photo of Taylor and her calf, Vina =)

Susan - so glad you got your package and that you enjoyed it - I had some fun putting that together =)

Ill guess 12

Jayeanne


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49 is todays guess


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  • Posted by ruthz 8 dfw texas (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 17, 14 at 11:49

We are getting rain, wonderful rain today.
Wish we'd have gotten some while I was on vacation.
I always lose some plants while we're gone and this year was no exception, although DH thought he had sprinklers on almost everything.


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Several of you are on the right track with the guessing. No winner, yet, though.

I can't believe how fast July is going! There are about 8 days left to get those "summertime" packages in the mail. We've had some great ones so far.

Sheri


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I'll guess 47.


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I'll try 31 packs today.

ruth, glad to hear you are getting some rain.

Vina, Taylor looks like she is having a fun time and is sooo cute!

Susan what a wonderful package you received.

sharon


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My sister stopped by with a nice surprise...strawberries for my (new to me) strawberry planter and some of her striped grass.

My guess this morning is 30.


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MARY GOT IT... 30! That's the most I've ever ordered. I usually try to get what I need by trading, but this year I splurged. I'll mail your prize today, Mary.

Ruth, I'll mail your prize, too.

Have a fun Friday everyone!

Sheri


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Congrats Mary for the win!
And how sweet of your sister to give you strawberry plants. I never had much luck with strawberries in my strawberry planter till I read somewhere to put a pvc pipe with holes drilled in the sides down the middle. Let the pipe stick up a littleso the dirt doesn't clog it.That way all of the planter gets watered. The top plant hides the couple of inches of the pvc pipe.
I had 2 of these planters (got one at a garage sale), one for strawberries and one for my semps.
Just have my semps now.
sharon


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Congrats Mary for the win!
And how sweet of your sister to give you strawberry plants. I never had much luck with strawberries in my strawberry planter till I read somewhere to put a pvc pipe with holes drilled in the sides down the middle. Let the pipe stick up a littleso the dirt doesn't clog it.That way all of the planter gets watered. The top plant hides the couple of inches of the pvc pipe.
I had 2 of these planters (got one at a garage sale), one for strawberries and one for my semps.
Just have my semps now.
sharon


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Sherri Got my sparkly flower and terific lettuce seeds. That is a very thoughtful prize. Thank you


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Hey Sheri!

Thank you ever so much for the adorable garden knome! he is happily guarding my orchid in the office where I can see him daily =) and the delicious milk chocolate nougat....yum (yes I spoiled my dinner! LOL) and the wonderful Panorama Red Shades of Bee Balm - wow! How did you know I was looking for bee balm ....perfect! love how you had everything so neatly packaged up too - you are so creative! thank you again Sheri I feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful group of amazing women!!

Enjoy your weekend,
Jayeanne


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Ruth - your package went out in todays mail.
9405 5036 9930 0338 8063 59


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About 7 days left to mail your swap package by the deadline!

Summertime Swap Udates :

Sharon (toomanyanimals)
Vina (flowergirl34)
Ruth (Ruthz)
Nikki (cinnie0) - sent her package
Jayeanne (pinkiris) - sent her package
Susan B. (skyblue52) - received her package
Shirley (Brittneygran)
Laura (lilangel181)
Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package
Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package
Annie (canyonwind) - received her package
Erica (EricaBraun) - sent her package
Margo (smitties)
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) - sent her package
Mary E (cottonwood468)
Kim (klwallace12)

Susan and Jayeanne... so happy you liked your little prizes. It was really fun to do. Mary's and Ruth's were sent today.

Sheri


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Hello hello! I thought I had posted this a all few days ago but nope- just sitting open in the 'review' page! It's gotten crazy here!!

Sorry I've been missing more than usual from the thread and games this month. Wedding planning is crazy, and we only just started!! (Details if anyone cares, but its definitely NOT flower related... more of a rant) Also, I've begun a second job one or two days a week doing billing and invoicing for Mike's company. I promise my package will be going out early this week, though.

What wonderful pictures everyone has! I love the pics of Hershey with his lion trim, the hay bale turtle and borrowed cows, flowers and packages!! Congrats to the various winners in the games, too.
~ Laura


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Hello all, so sorry for my lack of promptness with my package from Jeanne. We were away this past week visiting my son, dil, and grandson in Texas. It was a wonderful week for which we were able to babysit for Brayden since his daycare lady was on vacation. Brayden is now 9 months old and has mastered pulling himself up and walking furniture. We caught him standing by himself for a few seconds at a time too. He walks the furniture constantly and then will come up to you and try to take both your hands so you will walk him around the house. Let me say I took daily naps and slept great every night. I don't know how my husband and I did it with the five kids we raised.

We flew back last night and with the hour delay in leaving Texas, we ended up pulling in the driveway at 3 am. I had to work today too so needless to say, I am tired.

I was thrilled to be able to open my package from Jeanne when I got home tonight. In it was the following

S carlet King Zinnia
U pcycled not card- so pretty
M arigold 'snowball'
M agic Towel
E mory boards
R oyal hued zinnias, I love the color of these
T ea, Iced Peach Apricot
I ced coffee and my favorite, hazelnut flavored
M orning glory seeds, 'Milky way'
E ven more seeds, Yarrow 'Love parade' from her garden

Thank you Jeanne for the great package.

Now I will tell you my flying story. I am not a fan of flying but we have flown three times in the last 9 months to see the kids. I was on the plane last night and was thinking how I was finally getting used to flying and not minding it. Suddenly the pilot came on to tell us they weren't sure why but we were losing pressure in the cabin and that the oxygen masks might deploy and not to get panicked, it would be alright. The air was a bit heavy and it was a little hard to breathe at one point. They also mentioned there may be pain in our ears. PAIN was the word. My left ear hurt so bad I could only cry. I felt it was going to burst my eardrum. It was awful. We finally got the pressure back as we got closer to the ground and then we landed a half an hour later. My left ear is still sore and this morning, my right ear plugged up and it hurts to the touch. It is also thumping which is causing me to go nuts. LOL I am worried I am going to end up with an ear infection. Needless to say that this experience has put me back to be nervous about flying. It was a pretty frightening experience. I will fly but next time, I will use my flying ear plugs although it would not have helped last night.

Jeanne, the contents of your package were ready to pack before I left but I just didn't have the time. I work tomorrow but hope to get it done up and mailed by Monday. Sorry about the delay.

Margo


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About 5 (6 if if you include Saturday) days left to mail your swap package by the deadline!

Summertime Swap Udates :

Sharon (toomanyanimals)
Vina (flowergirl34)
Ruth (Ruthz)
Nikki (cinnie0) - sent her package
Jayeanne (pinkiris) - sent her package
Susan B. (skyblue52) - received her package
Shirley (Brittneygran)
Laura (lilangel181)
Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package
Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package
Annie (canyonwind) - received her package
Erica (EricaBraun) - sent her package
Margo (smitties) - received her package
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) - sent her package
Mary E (cottonwood468)
Kim (klwallace12)

Margo... that's really scary. I'm surprised half the passengers didn't have panic attacks. I would have, especially when the air got "heavy". Are you going to see a doctor about your ear, or is it all healed? Excellent summertime package from Jeanne! Thanks for posting.

I'd love to hear more about your wedding plans, Laura! Keep us posted. :)

Sheri


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Wow, flew many, many times ... never experienced anything like that. I wonder if chewing gum would have helped. Not fast enough I suppose.

,There should be another size of postal box, double the size of small, agreed? I will be on time, even if it is Tuesday or Weds. I am wondering if my partner has any pets?

I rescued a St Francis statue, those summer bulbs I won will go right in front. Thrilled to win those, never had anything like that.

Mary E.





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My mom is taking me shopping tomorrow (our family is down to one car) so I should be getting my package mailed as well!!

I recently transplanted some cucumber and thought I'd killed them all..thankfully after a short rain last night I woke up to happy looking plants. So far everything we've planted is growing! :)

Margo..I've only flown twice. ..my ears popped the entire time it was quite miserable. Your flight sounds like an experience I would NOT want to repeat at all.


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I chewed gum, swallowed continually and stretched my jaw, all to no avail. Because it was more than the usual amount of pressure, nothing would have helped. I also was surprised no one had a panic attack. I think they were in too much pain to panic. LOL A stewardess stood at the front on the plane watching everyone while this was going on so I think he was watching for that very issue. I had pain coming in to Dallas but nothing like the experience I had. I am still plugged up but I don't think a doctor could do anything. I am going to stop and get a decongestant and see if that dries up fluids that might be causing it. If I do get into pain, I will go to the doctor. When we flew to England 15 years ago, one of my daughters and I did get infections a couple days later.

When we got home, I found our first ripe tomato so BLT's for dinner tomorrow. (Have to buy bacon). I also found some cucumbers so that will go in my salad tonight. My zucchini plant is full and the eggplants are blooming, I hope I have time for the fruit to grow.

Still having a huge issue in one garden of grasshoppers. I have to go get some more Safer to try. Mine was almost gone and old. I don't want to kill the mantis or bees. They have decimated my beebalm in that garden as well as doing a good job on the clematis. Ugh

Have to work today but just 12-4. One of our employees, (we only have 4 plus the owner) was diagnosed with liver cancer about a month ago. It started out as what they thought was acid reflux a little less than three months ago so when she started turning yellow, they realized something else was going on. She has been diagnosed as non-operable and non-curable so please keep her in your prayers.

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  • Posted by ruthz 8 dfw texas (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 20, 14 at 17:30

smitties, sounds like a horrible experience.
Years ago we were on a United flight home from PA. that had a plane change in NC. I often have issues with my ears as we're taking off and landing. That time it only got worse and worse and I felt like I might panic any minute from the pressure.
They didn't make any kind of announcement except at the end to tell the people that were supposed to continue on that plane that they would need to get off in NC. I don't know what reason they gave them.
My husband never seems to have a problem and didn't that day either. I had a horrible headache the rest of the day.


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Margo, that plane ride really sounded scary to me too!

Got up early this morning on my day off. Walked the dog 2 miles, dug up a couple plants for my swap buddy. Had fun packing it up. The dog and I took a ride to the post office and then Lowes for some mulch and then mini grocery shopping ... getting to hot now to leave him in the car for any longer.

Sooooo, HEADS UP Vina, you package is on its way.

While I was at Lowes I saw the Echinacea Sombrero™ 'Salsa Red'. Wow, I sure need some red in my garden like that! But for some reason I can't seem to keep alive any coneflowers except for the regular purple one. Anyone have any suggestions for me.

Now that it is finally after 10 am I'm going to cut the grass even if it is still a little wet.

Yesterday I went to a baby shower held at a Bed and Breakfast .... how cool was that!

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Good afternoon everyone. Had a working weekend. So today will be catching up in the vegetable garden. I am not coming in till I smell like dirt. I want to hit lowes.Maybe 2morrow. . Jayanne your package is in Pa. Tracking is 9461209699937728204883. Susan


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  • Posted by ruthz 8 dfw texas (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 11:17

cinnie0/Nikki
I want to mail your package today but can't seem to find your address. I've looked at every list I can find.
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Morning all!

Margo, Wow! That sounds like a horrible plane ride! I used to fly quite a bit and always had the horrible pressure and ear popping, but, nothing like what you experienced. Hope you feel better soon!

Sharon, I will be mailing out your package this week. Just need to run to the store for 1 thing and I'm ready to go :) I'll post tracking when I mail.

Have a great day!
vina


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Ruth, emailed you Nikki's address let me know if you got it!

Sheri


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Ruth - sent my address, and also a updated member address list.


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  • Posted by ruthz 8 dfw texas (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 15:14

Thanks guys, got the address and package is on it's way.
Expected delivery date is Wednesday 07/23/14.
Tracking # 9114901230803991720810


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Summertime Swap Udates :

Sharon (toomanyanimals) - sent her package

Vina (flowergirl34)

Ruth (Ruthz) - sent her package

Nikki (cinnie0) - sent her package 

Jayeanne (pinkiris) - sent her package

Susan B. (skyblue52) - received her package & sent her package.

Shirley (Brittneygran) 

Laura (lilangel181) 

Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package 

Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package 

Annie (canyonwind) - received her package

Erica (EricaBraun) - sent her package 

Margo (smitties) - received her package 

Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) - sent her package

Mary E (cottonwood468)

Kim (klwallace12)

Now 4 days left to mail your swap package by the deadline (5 if you include Saturday). I can hardly wait to read what people are sending for SUMMERTIME!

Mary! St. Francis of Assisi for the garden... what a lucky find. I need one. :) I have all kinds of “wild Florida” animals roaming around my place. Today was garbage day, so the little black bear was very busy!


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  • Posted by ruthz 8 dfw texas (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 16:58

Started out to do an errand and found 3 packages on the porch.
Two were for me.
Had to wait until I got back home to open them.
I love everything.


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  • Posted by ruthz 8 dfw texas (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 17:10

Love it all. Thank you so much.
This picture doesn't do justice to the really cute little bird, but the first 4 pictures got rejected, so I had to do a smaller version.

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  • Posted by ruthz 8 dfw texas (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 17:17

And from Sheri....
Is the ladybug a potsitter?
I've never had a potsitter and if this wasn't one, it is now as it fits perfectly on one of my pots.
And I look forward to growing Cardinal Basil next year.
Thank you so much.

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Ruth, that ladybug looks like it hangs from the side of a pot. Very cute. I have a frog that does that and I love it.

I finally mailed my package this afternoon. It says expected delivery date in the 23rd. We shall see as it won't leave until tomorrow.

DC 9505500026934202000086

I hope it was worth the wait.

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Sheri: Thankyou so much, my prize arrived and I am surprised and pleased!! More later.

Kim will be on time, and I will, too.

Mary E.


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Summertime Swap Udates :

Sharon (toomanyanimals) - sent her package

Vina (flowergirl34)

Ruth (Ruthz) - sent her package & received her package.

Nikki (cinnie0) - sent her package 

Jayeanne (pinkiris) - sent her package

Susan B. (skyblue52) - received her package & sent her package.

Shirley (Brittneygran) 

Laura (lilangel181) 

Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package 

Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package 

Annie (canyonwind) - received her package

Erica (EricaBraun) - sent her package 

Margo (smitties) - received her package 
& sent her package.
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) - sent her package

Mary E (cottonwood468)

Kim (klwallace12) - sent her package

Kim emailed me that she sent her package. Thanks Kim!

Yes, Ruth that is a pot sitter. :) Let me know if you need any more flower/vegetable seeds. I only had one thing on your "want list". Thank you for posting the photos. So fun to see the "SUMMERTIME" contents from Nikki!


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I have not had a chance to get on GW...catching up...loving the SUMMERTIME packages that are being sent!!!

Erica, your SUMMERTIME package is on its way to the PO this morning. I will post the tracking # later today.

Margo, what a ride in the air!!! I have flown lots and have never been through what you experienced. I hope all is well! Anything new with the wedding plans? How is Elizabeth? My mind is in a brain freeze right now. I can not for the life of me think of your good friends name who has cancer. How is she doing?

Shirley, how is your mother doing?

Carol, thinking of you. I know you were going to have a biopsy. Please let us know how things are...if you feel like it.

How are everyones vegetable gardens growing?

Happy Tuesday!

Annie


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It is a heat alert day here, I am hiding inside after early am watering. Then I didn't like how the uncaged tomatoes were blowing around, I staked them all and tied them with green garden twine. Last week I lost my first Black Cherry tomatoes to wind before the rain, not letting that happen again.

The statue is missing its head, it still looks good out there.

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Annie, thank you for your thoughtfulness on inquiring on my family and friend. Caprice is doing very well. I just spoke with her and she is actually going outside to garden. A braver woman than I as the temp is close to 90. I am staying indoors and sorting through my daughters old bags of dolls. Trying to clear out the basement. Have opened five full white garbage bags and the youngest wants nothing but a stuffed animal her dad gave her. I don't know why I hung on to all of it.

The experience in the air was pretty frightening and I doubt it will ever happen again. I don't think it frightened me enough to keep me off planes. I wouldn't see the kids if I felt that way.

Elizabeth is doing well. The wedding is not quite in the works. We have to wait until September 1st to book the venue and once we successfully get that, we will get the rest going. We know the dress she wants but it was brand new the day we found it so want to try on a different size when they get more in.

I hope everyone is staying cool if you are in a bad heat day like we are here. I need to walk to the road to get the mail and don't want to. It wasn't this not in Texas last week. LOL

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A lot of packages are on their way! Please remember to post the contents of your SUMMERTIME package, so we can share in your joy. :)

Now 3 days left (including today) to mail your swap package by the deadline (4 if you include Saturday).

Summertime Swap Udates :
Sharon (toomanyanimals) - sent her package

Vina (flowergirl34)

Ruth (Ruthz) - sent her package & received her package.

Nikki (cinnie0) - sent her package 

Jayeanne (pinkiris) - sent her package

Susan B. (skyblue52) - received her package & sent her package.

Shirley (Brittneygran) 

Laura (lilangel181) 

Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package 

Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package 

Annie (canyonwind) - received her package & sent her package

Erica (EricaBraun) - sent her package 

Margo (smitties) - received her package 
& sent her package.
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) - sent her package

Mary E (cottonwood468)

Kim (klwallace12) - sent her package


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Erica, your package did go out yesterday morning. 2 day Priority tracking # below. Delivery should be Thursday.

tracking # 9114999944238555963076

Margo, I am so happy that Elizabeth and Caprice (love her name) are doing well!!!!

Off to water...hot and humid (for us anyways) today. Yea, the bugs are out....LOL!

Happy Wednesday!

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Happy Summertime!

Sharon your SUMMERTIME is on its way :) Tracking # 9114 9011 8986 6775 5411 14

And when I got home from the post office guess what was waiting for me? YOUR BOX, lol! Great minds think alike :)

Sharon sent me the cutest and VERY RED box! Everything was wrapped in red plastic velum...so cute!!

In my SUMMERTIME was:

S: Sum and Substance Hosta

U: Undeniably Beautiful Checkered Lily Seeds

M: Moisturizer for your Lips (needed this badly)

M: Mortgage Lifter Tomato Seeds from Hazzards

E: Electric Blue or Bachelor Button "Jubilee Gem"

R: Radiating Beauty of "Sink Into Your Eyes" Daylily

T: Tomato: Kelloggs Breakfast from Hazzards

I: Ice Breakers Mints

M: Mentos Gum

E: Extra Gum

And a lovely card!

Sharon, thank you so much for my wonderful box! It was such a welcome surprise today!!
The kids have already downed the ice breakers, lol...they thank you too :)

Have a great day!
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Darn it! I knew I'd forget to mention the 2 awesome plant labels that Sharon included with the Hosta and Daylily.

AWESOME!!

Off to go look up my new daylily...woohoo :D
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My summertime package from ruth came today. loved it! I will post a pic later on am dragging today did not get home until 3 am. My daughter and I went to see Motley Crues Final Tour last night in Irvine, was a long drive.about 2 hours away from me. It was a great show, but I thought Vince Neils voice was off. We had a great time. Was my daughters last bit of freedom before the baby comes. lol.. shes due 8/20.


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Vina I have heard some amazing things about the Mortgage lifter tomato...When you get yours growing I'd love to hear about it...

I'm trying (not very hard obviously) to get my nap in before my 12 hour shift tonight...sounds like a storm is coming...I'm loving the rain lately all of my transplants perked up tremendously last time it rained. .I was ready to pull them and try again !!...I started a whole tray of different herbs today. .and watermelon in a grow bag!...and baked some cookies with my son! It's been a good day.

Mary's package should be delivered today. Hope she likes it...my creative side took a slap in the face trying to spell out summertime!

Nikki that concert sounds pretty awesome! We have to drive to Raliegh for anything major most of the time...but I love it so I can't complain.

I'm loving everyone's package postings very fun!

Happy Hump day everyone!


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Annie, thanks so much! I'm super excited to get my package from you!


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What a wonderful and FUN summertime package arrived today from Susan (skyblue52) My girls are here and we all had fun with unpacking! =)

S - sparklers (girls want to do these later tonight, lol)

U - Useful summertime bag

M - Morning Glory Heavenly Blue seeds

M- Maroon Red Bee Balm - Yay!!

E - Echinacha 'Magnus' - WOW!!

R - Rose (looking like pink!)

T - tomato plant 'Brandywine'

I - Ingredients for cucumber salad - YUM!

M - Mio Fit water enhancer - love these!

E - Extra salad seeds! will be using these for sure for fall planting =)

Thank you so much Susan! Loved everything! My daughter is already asking to make the cucumber salad! LOL Everything is planted up already we have heavy storms moving in this afternoon for the next couple days.... thank you Sheri for hosting such a fun swap =)

Many thanks Susan!
Hugs!
Jayeanne

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WOW! lots of great SUMMERTIME goodies! Fun! Thanks everyone. :)

Now 2 days left to mail your swap package by the deadline (3 if you include Saturday).

Summertime Swap Udates :

Sharon (toomanyanimals) - sent her package

Vina (flowergirl34) - received her package

Ruth (Ruthz) - sent her package & received her package.

Nikki (cinnie0) - sent her package 
& received her package
Jayeanne (pinkiris) - sent her package & received her package.

Susan B. (skyblue52) - received her package & sent her package.

Shirley (Brittneygran) 

Laura (lilangel181) 

Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package 

Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package 

Annie (canyonwind) - received her package & sent her package

Erica (EricaBraun) - sent her package 
& sent her package.
Margo (smitties) - received her package 
& sent her package.
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) - sent her package

Mary E (cottonwood468)

Kim (klwallace12) - sent her package


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Laura-Your package was mailed yesterday. Hope you like what I chose for you. I also included your daylily prize from the June swap "Sidewinder Oh Seven'.

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I just checked on Jeanne's package. I knew it wouldn't make it by today. It left the Michigan post office where all our mail goes to first and it left the facility at 3:30 am this morning headed to her. I would think it might be there by tomorrow.

Margo


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My summertime package from Ruth.

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Big grin. Kim, I had so much fun packing your Summertime package today. Tomorrow morning I will seal it and it will be at the Post Office well before noon. I'll email you the tracking number and post it here tomorrow night. When you receive it, I'll go ahead and open mine. My package arrived right at 2pm ... and I was outside when the truck pulled up! Weds I volunteer at a food pantry, I just got back, time for dinner.

package does not rattle, hmmm

Mary E.


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Busy week for packages... yay!!! Niikki love the photo, thank you! I can't read the SUMMERTIME, though. Will you indulge me and type it out. I just love peeking into the packages. Thank you!

Summertime Swap Udates :

Sharon (toomanyanimals) - sent her package

Vina (flowergirl34) - received her package

Ruth (Ruthz) - sent her package & received her package.

Nikki (cinnie0) - sent her package 
& received her package
Jayeanne (pinkiris) - sent her package & received her package.

Susan B. (skyblue52) - received her package & sent her package.

Shirley (Brittneygran) 
- sent her package
Laura (lilangel181) 

Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package 

Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package 

Annie (canyonwind) - received her package & sent her package

Erica (EricaBraun) - sent her package 
& sent her package.
Margo (smitties) - received her package 
& sent her package.
Jeanne (sandlapper_rose) - sent her package

Mary E (cottonwood468) - received her package

Kim (klwallace12) - sent her package

Now 2 days left to mail your swap package (including today) by the deadline (3 if you include Saturday). Thank you!

Sheri


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Do any OBF Members have any PIZZA PEPPER seeds from Territorial seeds? I went to order some and they're out. I'd love to trade for some of those. Thank you so much!!!!

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My package from Margo just arrived! Margo, thanks so much. I just read about your flight. So frightening. I hope your ears are feeling better. If they are still bothering you I would check with a doctor. It has gotten so that I hate to fly as well. I used to be fine with it, but it's so crowded on planes and at airports now. I actually prefer the smaller planes to the really large ones.

Anyway, for my package: everything was wrapped in colorful tissue paper which I enjoyed opening
S = socks (very pretty in pink)
U = Unopened Car Freshener (I think the fragrance is Autumn Splender, sounds wonderful)
M = Marker/Sharpie
M = Mini Note Cards, garden themed and will be very useful
E = Eight Storage Containers, wonderful! I can see using these for the garden or craft/sewing supppiles
R = Round tea ball/strainer for loose tea
T = Tea :-)
I = (Polar) Ice Gum
M = Mint Scented Votive Candle
E - Echinacea Seeds (Cheyene Spirit, Ruby Giant, and Double Decker). I don't have any of these and love echinacea. I always winter sow it and it does well that way.

Thanks again, Margo. Everyone with the high temperatiures, try to stay cool. We had an unusually nice July. Will wait to see what August brings.

I got up to NC to see my little granddaughter for a few days. She is almost 5 months old now. They grow so fast!

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My package to Kim was mailed priority this morning and she has the tracking number. Expect Saturday delivery.

Beautiful weather here and the beans are doing well. Lots of tomato flowers and pepper buds.

No pizza pepper seeds. Maybe Jalapeno later.

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Thank you, Mary. :) I do have some Waialua Pepper seeds that are like jalapeños, but sweeter.

Mary (and Nikki)... what were the contents of your SUMMERTIME package?

Thank you for posting yours Jeanne!

Sheri


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FREE shipping today only at Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company...

use code FALLSHIP valid today only 7-24-14.

I got this notice in an email from them today.

Sheri


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Now 1 day left to mail your swap package by the deadline (2 if you include Saturday). Thank you!!! This week went fast.

Remaining SUMMERTIME Swaps:

Sharon (toomanyanimals) - sent her package

Vina (flowergirl34) - received her package

Shirley (Brittneygran) 
- sent her package
Laura (lilangel181) 

Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package 

Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package 


Kim (klwallace12) - sent her package


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Annie-Mom is doing fine and thanks for asking. She does have good days and bad days with her memory. Never had this happen to me before in the Nursing home but I went back in the SPARKS unit to visit with my Aunt. Mom likes to go and see her as well. Never seen this guy in a wheel chair in that unit before. Here he came through the tables and chairs right to where I was standing and tried to play with my leg. Gave me the creeps to say the least, then he says you like being a Wench don't you? I looked at Mom and said lets go. The next time I go in that unit I will check to see where he is at...hopefully in bed.

Sheri-Can't help you on the pizza pepper seeds...hopefully someone will have those and can share.

Margo-Sorry to hear about that flight...don't know if I could get on another plane after all that. I am so afraid of flying, I keep thinking it will get better but it doesn't.

Sharon-I have the same problem with Echinaceas...they just won't Winter over here. At one time I had every Echinacea out there and now have the one and only purple one. This last cold Winter even killed my white one.

Carol-Thinking of you....post when you can.

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I received my amazing pack from Annie today! Here's what I got:
S - Starburst
U - Ugly Celeriac, Giant Prague
M - Mighty yummy Christmas Lima Beans
M - Markers for your vegetables
E - Eat your salad + enjoy the dressing(lettuceseeds/recipe)
R - Red Microplane Grater
T - Totally delicious for the lips! (Burt's Bee Balm)
I - I love to can! (Canning lids) And yes, I love to can too!!!
M - Maybe you will enjoy these (salsify/dianthus/columbine)
E - Eat me! (Red Orach + Mexican Sour Gherkin)

It's such a great pack! All the seeds are things I've wanted. And I love to cook (and can - I just made pina colada jam last week) so I will definitely make use of the grater and canning lids. And who doesn't need plant labels and lip balm?!

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If any one has these mints I would love to make a trade for them: A friend of mine needs them for a community herb garden.

Apple
Banana
Chocolate
Orange
Peppermint
Pineapple

or others if you have different kinds.

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Kim and I are going to open our packages on Saturday, when hers arrives. I mailed it around ten thirty am and emailed Kim the tracking number and she emailed back, she will be off on Saturday.

Sheri, your sweet Jalapeno, that sounds good, too. I may have Melrose pepper seeds later, I'm growing them this year. Late start, I just removed the first buds tonight.

I got that free shipping email, why only one day? I think my catalog is upstairs, where I curled up with it during the chilly spring. Who else is looking for their marked catalog?

Erica, pina colada jam? Never heard of that, it sounds good to me.

So fun seeing the creative lists. It was fun joining the games and all the photos. My favorite is the heifer and girl, winning a ribbon after ten minutes in cattle husbandry. Loved my bulbs from Sheri and she sent me some seeds, like she read my mind.

Mary E.


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Now 1 day left to mail your swap package by the deadline (2 if you include Saturday). Thank you!!!

Remaining SUMMERTIME Swaps:

Sharon (toomanyanimals) - sent her package

Vina (flowergirl34) - received her package

Shirley (Brittneygran) 
- sent her package
Laura (lilangel181) 

Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package 

Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package 


Kim (klwallace12) - sent her package

I'll keep an eye-out for those mints, Shirley. You have more calm composer than I do, Shirley. I would have yelled in that guy's face and scared the crap out of him (that's the Irish in me). I've embarrassed a few dirty old men by doing that. What can they do? Try it next time. It works. Don't let him get away with that even for a second.

GREAT package, Annie!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sheri


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Morning!

Sheri, I mailed my package to Sharon on Wednesday. :)

Shirley, I have chocolate mint, and peppermint. I can send you some of both if you'd like. I may still have apple, but, I'd have to check :)

Those are some great SUMMERTIME's! Love the lip balm!! I never remember to buy any when I'm out. I have had mine in my pocket since it arrived, using it all day yesterday in the garden. THANK YOU! :D

I'm not a great flyer anymore either. Before I had the kids we used to fly quite a bit. Didn't care too much either way. Flew a few years ago, and with the long lines and the body searches, the overpriced baggage fees... I'm done. Hubby and I want to go to Europe in a few years when the kids are a little older so they can enjoy it. I've already been looking into cruises from New York or Boston Harbor to England/ France. There is even one that goes through Ireland, Scotland, up the Thames through England then into France. The trip takes a month, but your mostly on the ship or a smaller tour ship or tour bus. It's all inclusive! Want to go so badly! Crossing my fingers that it happens.

Have a great Friday!!
vina


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Vina can I get some chocolate mint from you too please. A dove made a nest in mine and killed it.
My summertime package had

S species brug cutting
U universal silicone pop up stand
M mountain mint lip balm
M melrose sweet pepper seeds
E echinacea cheyenne spirit seeds
R rosa traum brug cutting
T twin twirlers orange bees
I isabella brug cutting
M melaluca renew moisturizing lotion
E echinacea pow wow wild berry seeds


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Hey Sheri!

I have pizza pepper seeds! =) They are from Seeds of Change and you are welcome to them if you would like them.

Jayeanne


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Awwww, love the dove photo. Mary E.


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Jayeanne to the rescue! I'd love those Pizza Pepper seeds. Thank you! I'll email you tonight.

Nikki... thank you for posting your SUMMERTIME swap from Ruth. Awesome package!

Thank you for reminding me, Vina. Busy week of packages. Everyone did such a good job with their SUMMERTIME's. :)

REMAINING SWAPS:

Sharon (toomanyanimals) - sent her package

Shirley (Brittneygran) 
- sent her package
Laura (lilangel181) 

Sue G. (squanzon) - received her package 

Sheri (Panhandle_Seed_Swap) - sent her package 


Kim (klwallace12) - sent her package

This post was edited by Panhandle_Seed_Swap on Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 6:34


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and Mary E sent her package/received her package

I have some Deadly Nightshade and Queen Anne's Lace and Verbena bonariensis in a little vase on the TV. My sister admired it Friday. Today I went to change the water and there is a little swallowtail caterpillar eating the QAL. He's asleep now.

I planted the bulbs I won today, and two kinds of basil amid the tomatoes and peppers. And some half-pint peas in a container on the porch.

We have a squirrel we raised (from six weeks) on formula, he visits a couple of times a day. So I'm measuring inches and dropping peas in. Splat! The squirrel jumps in and starts scrambling around ... he thought it was for him! Quite an argument out there.

Mary E.


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Really nice packages being sent out there!
How FUN is this swap?!!!!!!

It's so FUN that I couldn't wipe the smile off my face while I was going through my box from Vina!

Vina was very inventive with the letters from SUMMERTIME ... check this out ....

....................OStrich Fern
Iris; Tropical BUtterfly
................AlliuM; Hair
...........Iris; BuMblebee Delilte
.............Lily; NEttie's Pride
........Daylily; PRestor John
...............EgypTian Walking Onion
........................Iris; Boo
.................Iris:Mohawk Brave
..............Iris: REd Zinger

(it took me some time to get these letters to all line up ... Whew!)

Vina, I love them all! I'm so happy to have BOO back, and Red Zinger iris (Shirley had given me this years ago and it disappeared one winter). And a Fern ... Thank you! And believe it or not the Egyptian Walking Onion is new for me, it seems like it would be perfect for Shish Kabobs!
This was a Super Box!

sharon


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REALLY awesome package, Vina! Thank you for posting it, Sharon! I'm so glad you're enjoying this swap. I'm trying to think of one more game to play before August gets here.


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I JUST THOUGHT OF ANOTHER GUESSING GAME!!!

I grew-up on a farm. Guess which crop was grown on this farm and win a garden-related prize.

***ONE GUESS PER DAY***

No hints yet, we'll see how you do. ;)

Sheri


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lets try corn


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No, not corn. :)

Sheri


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Kim's package is OUT FOR DELIVERY.

Sheri, was the crop birdseed?

My Bhut Jolokia is just starting to set fruit. The Cardinal Climber is blooming in the background of the red cannas, happy accident.

Mary E.


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  • Posted by ruthz 8 dfw texas (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 9:36

I'll guess sugarcane


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Not bird seed. ;) Has anyone ever seen a bird seed farm? Would it be full of sunflowers and amaranth? Pretty!

Ruth, not sugarcane, either.

This post was edited by Panhandle_Seed_Swap on Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 9:41


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Ill guess Peanuts =)

Jayeanne


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Not peanuts, Jayeanne. There are peanut farms everywhere here, though. There's a spot on the way to Dothan, AL that has the best boiled peanuts and they grow them right there. Every spot has a different recipe that they use. That particular one is superb.

OK... I'll check back later. Have a great weekend everyone!

Sheri


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Before I take-off today, I'm going to start another thread for this SUMMERTIME swap. Go ahead and fill this one up first though, pretty please. Thanks everyone!

Sheri

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oranges?


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The garden club speaker this morning is Marion Thill, Master Gardener and Certified Naturalist. Her presentation is Invite Someone New to Your Backyard: Gardening with Native Plants.

Didn't grow up in Florida? That narrows it down. lol

Mary E.


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YEAH! Sharon, your box made it to you!! :) I'm so glad you liked everything. The Walking Onion is great! It does 'walk' across your garden if you let it, but, we have it growing in so many spots and harvest it all the time it doesn't have a chance, lol.

A friend of mine even cuts hers right back in the fall and freezes the stalks. Digs half her large bulbs (they are hot!), and freezes them for chili in the winter. YUMMY!

My guess for your farm...apples :)

Have a great day!
vina


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RE: UPDATE: Part 2!!! O.B.F. Members Summertime Swap

Really nice packages being sent out there!
How FUN is this swap?!!!!!!

It's so FUN that I couldn't wipe the smile off my face while I was going through my box from Vina!

Vina was very inventive with the letters from SUMMERTIME ... check this out ....

....................OStrich Fern
Iris; Tropical BUtterfly
................AlliuM; Hair
...........Iris; BuMblebee Delilte
.............Lily; NEttie's Pride
........Daylily; PRestor John
...............EgypTian Walking Onion
........................Iris; Boo
.................Iris:Mohawk Brave
..............Iris: REd Zinger

(it took me some time to get these letters to all line up ... Whew!)

Vina, I love them all! I'm so happy to have BOO back, and Red Zinger iris (Shirley had given me this years ago and it disappeared one winter). And a Fern ... Thank you! And believe it or not the Egyptian Walking Onion is new for me, it seems like it would be perfect for Shish Kabobs!
This was a Super Box!

sharon


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ok, not sure why my message posted again after all that time????? Sorry about that folks.

Sheri, I'll guess Potatoes.
sharon


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No oranges, apples or potatoes.

I started the new "Part 3" thread, but let's fill this one up first. Thank you!

Jayeanne, I forgot to ask you if you got my email. :)

Sheri

GW IS BEING WEIRD TODAY. I posted the new thread and now it's gone. I'll give it a little time.

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Waiting on my mail man...he usually doesn't come til around 2 or 3...

I got my black beauty squash moved this morning poor things were root bound pretty badly waiting on me!! Hopefully they survive and fruit for me!! My green beans have even more flowers today and some of my herbs have sprouted..so far so good. Only a couple casualties thus far. Looks like more rain today! !

My guess for today will be tobacco


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How about alfalfa?


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How about wheat?

Sheri, I have not heard of the Pizza Pepper...putting that on my list of seeds to pick up. Q's for you...are able to grow peppers in your Panhandle Winter? And what tomatoes do well for you during the Winter?

Thanks for the fun...fun...fun swap!!

Happy Saturday!

Annie


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