Saturday, November 18, 2017

2018 Garden Seeds Are Ordered

MQTlogoa Yes. I’m a “Quality Time” Tomato Snob……………… The “garden” consists mostly of tomatoes & peppers but not exclusively.

"The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes.  And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig." T.B. Bender

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celebity “Tomato, Celebrity Hybrid This AAS Award Winner established a new standard for main-crop hybrids requiring multiple disease resistance. Highly adaptable from Canada to the South. Medium sized, globe-shaped fruits are crack-resistant and average 7 oz. Semi-determinate.”

amishpaste

“Tomato, Amish Paste Organic heirloom A long-time favorite heirloom plum.Large for a sauce tomato, Amish Paste's slightly irregular plum-to strawberry shaped fruits avg. 8-12 oz. with excellent flavor. These meaty tomatoes are good in salads and great for processing. A Slow Food USA Ark of Taste variety. Indeterminate.”

earlypickvf 

Tomato, Burpees Early Pick VF Hybrid.. Fine flavor, gorgeous color, solid flesh! Bears fruits early; delivers bumper crops all summer. Fine flavor, gorgeous color, solid flesh! Bears fruits early, bumper crops all summer. Resists Verticillium and Fusarium wilts.

mtmagic 

Tomato, Mountain Magic Hybrid The most disease-resistant tomato we've ever seen. A true breakthrough when it comes to disease-resistance. This scrumptious campari tomato withstands the big three threats besetting tomatoes: late blight, early blight and fruit cracking. Count on a crop of sweet, great-tasting, 2 oz. fruits on indeterminate plants.

damsel 

Tomato, Damsel Hybrid Proven disease resistance of late blight, verticillium wilt and nematodes. Full Description Dainty, compact, indeterminate plants yield pink, round, beefsteaks with beautiful late blight resistance. ‘Damsel’ offers outstanding heirloom flavor with uniform fruits in the 12 oz. range. Guarantee harvests starting 75 days from transplant.

lastpeppers

Pepper, Sweet Great Stuff Hybrid A colossal stuffer at 7" long and 5" wide, ripens from green to dark red. Full Description The right stuffer! This Burpee exclusive produces enormous peppers at 7" long and 5" wide, ripening from green to dark red. Very productive and disease-resistant. Produces excellent yields under varied conditions. Days to maturity are from time plants are set in garden. For transplants add 8-10 weeks. Space plants 18-24" apart.

opalka Opalka Tomatoes the tomato sauce that we made with these tomatoes tasted great. The tomatoes were heavy for their size, very meaty, with only a few seeds. The vines were very vigorous growing to 5 1/2 feet tall. The production was good for such a large tomato. ( I saved the seeds from last years Opalka tomatoes.. great for sauce and taste is great for salads etc. This is a favorite of mine.

tomatoguy Have a great day… Some photos and text from Burpee.

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“A farmer purchased an old, run-down, abandoned farm with plans to turn it into a thriving enterprise. The fields were grown over with weeds, the farmhouse was falling apart, and the fences were broken down.  During his first day of work, the town preacher stops by to bless the man's work, saying, "May you and God work together to make this the farm of your dreams!"   A few months later, the preacher stops by again to call on the farmer.  Lo and behold, it's a completely different place.  The farm house is completely rebuilt and in excellent condition, there is plenty of cattle and other livestock happily munching on feed in well-fenced pens, and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows.  "Amazing!" the preacher says. "Look what God and you have accomplished together!"  "Yes, reverend," says the farmer, "but remember what the farm was like when God was working it alone!"

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Find Out What You Will Be Thinking When You Are “Old and Wise”

FINGER Click on photo below to find out……

old,wise,old,wise,old,wise,old,wise,old,wise,old,wise,old,wise,old,wise,old,dumb

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And you may look/feel like this::::

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click-here Mem'ries, Mem'ries,Of The Way We Were………Quality Time Remembering

To find out where the above photos were taken..one more CLICK…………..

scotsmanThanks for stopping by…and…have a “Quality Time Day.”

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Monday, November 13, 2017

You Will Not Have A Bad Time In The Badlands…just saying….

MQTlogoa Get ready for a “Quality Time” visit to Badlands National Park. PRESERVE OUR NATIONAL PARKS…… Let them know your wishes..Directory of Representatives

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Badlands National Park (Lakota: Makȟóšiča) is a national park of the United States located in southwestern South Dakota. It protects 242,756 acres (379.306 sq mi; 98,240 ha) of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. The park is managed by the National Park Service. READ MORE

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“Little is known of the prehistory of the region which comprises Badlands National Monument. The time of man's entry into the Badlands-Black Hills region is unknown. The oldest Indian site found in western South Dakota is in the Angostura Basin south of Hot Springs. Studies indicate it to be a little more than 7,000 years old. Evidence shows that these early people were big-game hunters who preyed upon mammoth, large bison, and other animals that lived in the lush post-glacial grass lands.” READ MORE

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DSC_0146 "I was totally unprepared for that  revelation called the Dakota Badlands. What I saw  gave me an indescribable sense of mysterious elsewhere."       Frank Lloyd Wright

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“Homesteaders Aspects of American homesteading began before the end of the American Civil War; however, it did not affect the Badlands until the 20th century. Then, many hopeful farmers traveled to South Dakota from Europe or the eastern United States to try to seek out a living in the area.” See what a typical homestead and sod house looks like:: CLICK CLICK CLICK  DSC_0151

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“On Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, pine forests and massive upheaved rock formations of the Pahá Sápa (Black Hills) give way to Nature’s spectacular maze called the Makȟóšiča (Badlands), the Great Thíŋmakȟočhe (Prairie) and rolling Chasmú Pahá (Sand Hills). Even people from other cultures are quick to understand the Lakota Nation’s strong bond with Unci Maka (Mother Earth) once they see they the unique and amazing features of the landscape in this Sacred area.” READ MORE

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Shrink at least 4 national monuments and modify a half-dozen others, Zinke tells Trump..READ MORE

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DSC_0178 Time for a little lunch in the Badlands………. I hope that isn’t Linda holding a plastic bottle….

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IMG_4102 Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit to the Badlands N.P. As you can see Linda finally did find a prehistoric animal…LOL………..

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Friday, November 10, 2017

The Pioneer Sod House and Homestead..South Dakota

MQTlogoa Have a “Quality Time” visit.

DSC_0118 Welcome to the homestead…Just give me a minute or two….

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DSC_0103 Well don’t just stand there…come on inside.

DSC_0109 The Prairie Homestead, an original sod home of Mr. & Mrs. Ed Brown, was built in 1909. It is typical of the homes and outbuildings that pioneers built.

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“There was no time to lose, no time to waste in rest or play. The life of the earth comes up with a rush in the springtime.”

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There’s no great loss without some small gain.”

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“Good weather never lasts forever on this earth.” Get those clothes dry while you can.

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“All around them there was nothing but grassy prairie spreading to the edge of the sky.”

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“One morning the whole world was delicately silvered. Every blade of grass was silvery and the path had a thin sheen…. When the sun came up, the whole prairie sparkled. Millions of tiny, tiny sparks of color blazed on the grasses.”

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“What must be done is best done cheerfully.”

DSC_0130 Each settler needed a garden in order to live. Now really think about that for a minute. The garden was where you found eighty percent of your food, of course, but it also provided medicine, fragrances, dyes, and aromatic herbs for the home, laundry.

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“A farmer depends on himself, and the land and the weather. If you’re a farmer, you raise what you eat, you raise what you wear, and you keep warm with wood out of your own timber. You work hard, but you work as you please, and no man can tell you to go or come…. “

DSC_0144 Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit to the Prairie Homestead.

The quotes are from:: Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie.

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