Sunday, September 9, 2007


We canned more beans and got a few tomatoes in the jars. The good thing about buying a lot of something and processing it is that you’re done quickly. That’s also the bad thing. By the time you’re done five canners of beans you really don’t care if you see another bean until December, if then. If you grow them yourself, you have to do it more often but at least you don’t shoot the whole day doing it. And the house doean't smell like a cross between veggies and old laundry for the rest of the day.


The Equinox will happen in a couple of weeks. Day and night will be equal and the calendar moves more deeply into the dark time of the year. When summer starts out yard doesn’t go into shade until almost five. It’s just past three and most of the yard is in shade. There’s a few stray sunbeams hitting the top of the bean vines still, but it’ll be gone before long. It’s turned hot, dry and windy. That’s why I was out taking pictures just after seven this morning. It doesn’t take much breeze to bounce the crape myrtle around. For a day that’s supposed to top out over ninety it’s was darn chilly this morning.


I know Oregon has a good football team, but after Michigan lost to Arkansas last week I figured that they’d be all fired up and there’d be feathers on the gridiron when I finally crossed my fingers and turned on the tube yesterday afternoon. Imagine my shocked surprise when I realized the score was 32 to 7 Oregon. Final score 39 to 7. Oregon has defeated Michigan before, but I don’t think they’ve done it at Michigan recently. I had to wince when I read a column in the Oregonian. Apparently three well ranked high school players were being courted and were on the field after the game. One of them was heard saying “I want to go to Oregon” before their chaperones got them off the field. I don’t think Oregon is in any immediate danger of getting swelled heads. We’ve had too many seasons like Michigan seems to be facing to get too far ahead of ourselves. I hope. Saw my nephew on the field a couple of times. Lord, that boy is big.


Anyway, it’s early days yet. Hopefully they will have a good season. Ireally have mixed feelings. If they go to post season we won’t see Jon until after New Years. If they don’t go to post season, we’ll see him, but he’ll be bummed. What a choice. LOL


Oh, and the stadium at Ann Arbor holds almost twice as many people as live in Springfield! Apparently it's the biggest audience a Duck team has ever appeared in front of. But I really did feel sorry for the Michigan players. Hey, fans. Do you really think that booing your own players is going to improve things? Come on, I"ve heard louder Duck games with the stands half empty than I heard with your stands packed. I've finally figured out that part of the job of the guys on the bench is to cheer their team mates on.


Never thought I'd write anything like that. I'm not a big sports fan. But, you don't kick your own when they're down.


tenyearnap said...

Good luck to John!

We are having green beans for supper. We bought the "fresh, local" produce but they certainly aren't as fresh and local as when you can pick them out of your yard. --Cin

mlraminiak said...

Last year (or was it two years ago) the quackers beat Michigan and then sucked the rest of the season.  Let's hope this season isn't a repeat!

Funny thing...we were asking folks all morning, "How about the Ducks?" and the general reaction was, "Huh?"

Just goes to show, we're not in Eugene anymore, Toto!  LOL!

Lisa  :-]

toonguykc said...

I LOVED that game!  Those Duckies were damn impressive!!!!


rdautumnsage said...

Wonderful sentiments about not kicking your own when they are down! Too many people these days are shifty rather than being loyal. (Hugs) Indigo