Buds And Berries

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292021

When Jake from Lindley’s Garden Center planted our citrus trees, told us that we might see some fruit as early as February, although that was no guarantee, and he added that it might be as much as eighteen months. But when I went out to check the mail yesterday, I noticed buds on our key lime tree.

And on our lemon tree, too.

Still nothing on the tangelo tree, but I think we will see something there eventually, as well.

I have mentioned before that Terry has done very well with her AeroGarden, already harvesting some of the sprouts and herbs she’s been growing.

The strawberry plants are doing well, too, and are producing quite a few strawberries. I want to see how big they get before picking them.

Yesterday was a yucky overcast day here on the Central Florida Coast. The high was only in the mid-50s, and it was very windy. Which made it a perfect day for staying inside and writing, and by the end of the day, I had another 6,200 words under my belt. At this rate, in another two or three days, I should have my new John Lee Quarrels book done. My proofreaders have been working on a few chapters at a time as I print them out, and Elizabeth Mackey is working on a cover design now. Unless something really crazy happens, it should be out sometime in the first or second week of February.

Several people have asked if we have had any reaction from our first rounds of Moderna Covid 19 vaccinations. Nothing to speak of; the first day, Terry had a slight bump on her arm at the injection site, and we were both aware of a certain amount of tenderness but no real pain or discomfort. People tell us that we will see more of a reaction with the second dose, but that’s okay, we can handle it. Just knowing we are moving forward makes us feel good.

Be sure to enter our latest new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Camp Timber View by my friend Jason Deas. This children’s mystery about two best friends at an amazing summer at camp is a rollercoaster ride of fun, suspense, and escape that the youngsters in your family will love. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – My wife said I need to grow up. I was speechless. It’s hard to say anything when you have 45 gummy bears in your mouth.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “Buds And Berries”

  1. Please enter me
    Dave Davis

  2. The closest we’ll get to vegetation right now is our potted plants. I don’t think our neighbours would appreciate us digging the snow off their gardens.
    Thanks for the Feedback as we have still not heard when we can get our shots.
    Glad your new book is coming along.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  3. We got our first Pfizer vaccinations yesterday in San Antonio…it really is a feeling of relief, isn’t it! Can hardly wait for the final shots
    in February…we will be like birds out of a cage!!

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