Thursday, July 19, 2012

Helping Friends

 Thursday, July 19, 2012

A quiet morning here on the mountain. 47° now with sun pushing above the tamaracks and the fir balsams. The road crew is heading down the road again,  making a bigger mess of the road and making me wonder what school of destruction they went to. While supposedly cleaning the ditches for the first time in 22 years, they have created an 8 foot bank that has now prohibited my access to a piece of our land and I am furious over the way they just showed up and started without any notice. The town selectmen don't seem to care what the road boss does and they just keep giving him raises and bonuses. I don't get it.

Gardening continues at Vermont Flower Farm and yesterday's change in weather was a nice reprieve from the oppressing heat and humidity that Vermont has experienced. A man and his family and RV ran out of gas in front of the farm yesterday and I tried to help him with enough gas to get to Plainfield. He had left Bar Harbor, Maine and my favorite Cadillac Mountain yesterday morning and planned on being back in Virginia and sweltering heat by tonight. 7 mpg for the rig he was driving was difficult to figure I guess.

I am always helping friends and the included pictures are of a friend's motorcycle that has to be sold. Maybe one of you can help. This is a 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan, E-500 in mint condition. It only has 876.2 miles (no typo, real miles) and has always been covered and garaged. It's a cruising kind of bike, not one of those rice rocket things kids love but I know it won't run out of speed. It's going for $3300 but if you see this note and buy it, take it away for $3100 and ten daylilies of your choice on me. I'll even add a big  Wayside Greenlamp, pictured here too as a bonus plant.

The bike is on the lawn at the flower farm, 2263 US Route 2 in Marshfield.  It would look real nice in your garage. Stop by or call me at 802-426-3506 or nights at 802-426-3505.

Writing from the mountain above Peacham Pond where Karl the Wonder Dog is scratching my foot and signaling a need for a second morning walk. It will be a short one as I have to check the need and get to the flower farm for an 8 AM visitor. Come visit too if you have time today.

George Africa
The Vermont Gardener
Vermont Flower Farm
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Always here to help you grow your green thumb!

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