I had hoped my new book, A Changing World, would be live on Amazon by now, but I was wrong. Hopefully it will be, sometime today. I have had books go live in less than an hour, and other times, though rarely, it has taken over a day. As soon as I get the word it is available, I will be announcing it on Facebook and sending out my free author’s newsletter. If you would like to be on my newsletter mailing list, which is different from the blog, please-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that the book is finished, and before I dive into my next one, I hope to have some time to get on the tractor and try out my new brush hog. The grass in the back is about to take over. Thank God kudzu has not reached our area yet. There is a reason they call this invasive species “the plant that ate the South.”
One plant that I am happy to see starting to grow is one of the fig trees that a neighbor gave us. She actually gave us two of them and they were no more than just spindly twigs. We planted them along with our other fruit trees and they did not seem to be doing anything at all for a long time. We thought they weren’t going to make it, but when I was out checking the trees the other day I saw that one of them has a bunch of leaves growing out of it. The neighbor, Miss Kay, said they were fig trees but didn’t specify any particular kind. I’m hoping they are actually Fig Newton trees. Those are my favorite kinds of figs.
Speaking of growing things, I’m sure glad we pulled up that ground fabric from the garden last week. Longtime reader Rick Devoy sent me this picture yesterday. Is that how they grow catnip?
Congratulations Bud Wang, winner of our drawing for a copy of the new hardcover edition of the RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day.
We had 34 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. 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.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – I hate mosquitoes. I know I am delicious, but does that mean I have to give out free samples?
i’m looking for a good used tractor w/ backhoe – if you don’t mind posting-
how are the ‘seeds’ doing that i sent?
I have an app on my phone called ‘Picture This’ which identifies this as a ‘Common Fig’ or ‘Edible Fig’. Good luck with the garden!
Thanks and enjoy your blogs and resettling events. We to moved from Florida to Indiana and could not be happier. Be well.
I just bought your newest book and can’t wait to read it.