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Old 05-15-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Nope haven't seen those here.


Finished planting the garden - added Zucchini, Sonora Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Eggplant, Strawberrys (in containers), Bush Green Beans, Snow Peas, Vidalia Sweet Onions, and Marigolds.

I'm tired, sunburnt, dirty and ready to relax on my patio with an adult beverage.

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Old 05-15-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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Nope haven't seen those here.


Finished planting the garden - added Zucchini, Sonora Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Eggplant, Strawberrys (in containers), Bush Green Beans, Snow Peas, Vidalia Sweet Onions, and Marigolds.

I'm tired, sunburnt, dirty and ready to relax on my patio with an adult beverage.
This spring has been cool enough that the no-see-ums are little delayed coming out, I think. For whatever reason, they especially like areas with alkaline soils, so the lower western valleys on the Western Slope are a favored spot to encounter them. My worst experience with them was several years ago one May day down in Ruby Canyon west of Grand Junction. I was there for about a half-a-day and they were awful. 100% DEET repellent wouldn't even keep them away. If I'd stayed there for 24 hours, I doubt I would have had any blood left. Happily, the dry June heat in the western valleys usually takes care of them until the next spring.

Speaking of zucchini, the late Carl Akers--a long-time news commentator on several different Denver TV stations over the years (if you remember him, you are a long-time Coloradan)--had a great recipe for zucchini:

Take a large zucchini squash, peel it, and dice it into 3/4" cubes. Put in blender with an equal amount of ice cubes. Add two parts gin, one part vermouth--to taste. Blend mixture well. Strain liquid from solids, and throw away solids. Enjoy liquid. Repeat until zucchini gone or you can't stand up.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: CO
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Speaking of zucchini, the late Carl Akers--a long-time news commentator on several different Denver TV stations over the years (if you remember him, you are a long-time Coloradan)--had a great recipe for zucchini:

Take a large zucchini squash, peel it, and dice it into 3/4" cubes. Put in blender with an equal amount of ice cubes. Add two parts gin, one part vermouth--to taste. Blend mixture well. Strain liquid from solids, and throw away solids. Enjoy liquid. Repeat until zucchini gone or you can't stand up.
I've "cooked" that recipe before. I like it even better in the version that I do every year that substitutes roasted chiles for the zucchini. But then, I've even been known to not bother to strain the liquids from the solids, and just slurp up the chile solids, along with the liquids.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Gee whiz and I was just gonna make zucchini bread.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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Gee whiz and I was just gonna make zucchini bread.
Get creative. Vodka works too, with or without the vermouth. Zucchini is optional, no need for grains.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Cool and partly sunny with rain here and there today. Visited with my new insurance agent, super nice receptionist, and he's a super nice helpful guy. Been here since the beginning of time and saved me some money too. Then on to Safeway for my 10 cents off a gallon of gas...but still managed to put $50.00 in the Mustang, onto Walmart, it was empty, checkers fought over me, laughing joking and kinda cute too, then to KFC that I haven't had in years, clean everyone friendly joking around, food good and fresh. No traffic at all, a pleasant afternoon. Cool rain forecast for the rest of the week. Was told to check behind Delta Hardware from time to time to see if the Gunnison was flooding, random conversations with new friends here.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Finally a nice day today, no howling winds, no storms. Sunny and around 70 degrees. I went to Confluence Park here in Delta fishing this morning for about 4 hours or so. Didn't catch anything, but talked to a guy who actually worked on the crew that built the dam and lake and was told where the good fishing spots are. Not crowded at all, lots of city workers sprucing up the place and everyone I spoke with or said hello to was friendly and easy to carry on a conversation. Just a very pleasant day.

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Old 05-25-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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I've fished that lake myself, been a couple years ago. Yanked some nice trout out of there.

It's getting a tad warmer, gotta ways to go. You'll see the lower level reservoirs plenty busy this weekend with the holiday coming up. May the 25th and I still haven't messed with the swamp cooler. It will get hot around here soon enough though.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Oh and a really cool thing was I spoke to a guy who worked on the crew building this "pond" as he called it. Told me where the old creek and feeder streams were. Nice guy.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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You sound like a perfectly contented guy Good luck with your fishing.
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