If You Want To Be Happy Forever

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  1. Joe Riley

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    Not if you live in Fresno. :)
     
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    Guess I'm destined to be unhappy...don't drink, not in love and don't garden. :(

    Just have my family ....brings me enough happinesss. Needs to be added to the Chinese proverb. :)
     
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    Fresno is not in China!;)
     
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    That's a relief!! :)
     
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    I never get drunk because I hate alcohol... I do have my gardens and am out there a lot keeping them nice, but I'm not a huge gardening fan.. I wish I could have an imitation garden lol.... it's a lot of hard work


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    Having said that; some of the happiest hours of my life have been in my vegetable garden. I used to have a huge garden so that I could have some to share with friends and family. I would be out there before the dew dried off the grass. There would be only the birds, bees, bumblebees, butterflies, crickets, a frog or two, a few snakes , me and the Creator. The air was cool and fresh. I would be singing



    Life was good.
     
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    I like a good stiff drink ever so often... Wine has gotten to where it messes with the stomach...red wine anyway. A good frosty beer goes good with certain foods. I gave up getting hammered years ago...smart choice on my part. And I have no garden but love all me plants. And come 8-31... We still love each other after 26 years....yeep I am good to go:D
     
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    He's not a weed. He's a Dandy Lion. :D
     
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    Went out to my garden today, picked some good looking tomatoes, grabbed three Gala apples, four bananas, four peaches and a jug of orange juice. Also picked up some Boar's head black Forest ham, and some Colby longhorn sliced cheese and a cartoon of half &half. I use Sprout's community garden.
     
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    My kind of garden!
     
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    @Bill Boggs I have been picking peaches at Food Lion. Aren't they delicious? I also picked some Bartlett pears.
     
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    Nothing sinister Shirley, I was just going to post some pictures of the fruit trees in my garden but I couldn't find where I'd put them on my computer..lol
     
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    Oh...... CRS. :D
     
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    Have eaten a lot of peaches, also the pears, and watermelons. Had half ham & cheese this evening. I'm really a dedicated sandwich guy.
     
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    My husband's potted plants and Norfolk pine are growing in his "garden" just fine this year. Come years are better than others....but this is a really good garden year over here.
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    No gardens allowed in apartment complexes, which is fine with us. Didn't have one at our house in Colorado and had a large backyard. Just not into dirt and hard labor.

    Drinking........well, we don't overdo, but do enjoy a good margarita weekly w/Mexican food. Have a few Bud Lights during the week and weekend and sometimes will enjoy a shot of 1800 Tequila or Fireball with the Bud's. We love having a Bud or two when boat is tied up to a dock and it's fairly warm outside.

    Do go to our local Farmer's Market for some fruit and vegie's. Peaches have to be somewhat soft, not hard enough to crack a wall (if thrown at one). We buy Blue Berries, Black and Red Raspberries, Strawberries, celery hearts, carrots, radishes, sweet corn (cob) and a sweet potato. We aren't vegetarians by any means, but do like vegies when watching an NFL game.
     
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    Best garden I ever had was in Tombstone, Arizona. No grass on anyone's yard, just dirt, well, not exactly dirt, it was caliche, similar to cement. I decided to start from scratch. Went to the dump and found a pile of rough, treated 2 X 6's that had been on the board walks downtown and had been replaced by new boards. Then I built a box 12" deep and 12 ft. long and 6 ft. wide. I found some fine loamy dirt in desert washes and cleaned out a friends corral of horse manure. I alternated a load of sand with a load of horse manure until the box was full. I made rows with a hoe, put drip tubes in each row then covered the whole thing with black plastic. Then I built a small fire and heated a short piece of 1-1/2" pipe and burned holes through the plastic at measured 9" intervals. I transplanted tomato plants across one end and sweet corn seeds in the length of the rows. Understand, I did all this labor in March before it got too hot then planted in April.

    After the corn was hip-high I trans-planted a few pumpkin in among the corn and let the vines sprawl across the vacant lot. I had the drip system hooked up to a timer so I could turn on the water after work and retreat to the house. It's too darn hot to do much outside in summer or maybe I was a wimp?

    In the early spring, I'd put up long stakes to support the tomatoes and they grew 8' high by end of summer loaded with tomatoes. I was giving away tomatoes to all comers by summer's end.
     
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    Sounds like you had a raised garden before they became popular. My son has several of them. He put mule manure in with his soil this year and had a bumper crop.
     
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