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September 16, 2014
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As of last night, I have officially written 1000 posts in this blog. When it started several years ago, it was a test to see if anybody would read it, and it has proven to be a good thing. We have well over 1000 folks who either get it via email or facebook daily (or when I post), and that doesn’t count those who just come visit. I try to share what is happening in Arkansas in the world of gardening, but also share what I am doing in my job as a state horticulture specialist. When I first started the blog I had a few folks who asked me if I started doing more so I could have something to write about or if that is how much I actually did every week! One of the best things the blog does is show what we do in Extension. Extension has been my only job since I graduated from college, and I could not have asked for a better career. It fits me to a tee! I love working with people and sharing my passion for horticulture. There is not a better group of people than gardeners, and the Arkansas Master Gardeners are the cream of the crop. Thanks for being with me on the journey.

My late season vegetable garden is still producing peppers, tomatoes and plenty of eggplants.
eggplant sept 16.14.1
I see eggplant parmesan in my near future! I plan to redo the gardens next week and start getting serious about fall and winter crops.

I showed you the caterpillar of the hornworm (tersa) yesterday–here it is again.
catepillar hsv Well, thanks to Lucinda, here is a picture of what the adult moth looks like.
tersa hornworm adult

This afternoon was our regular board meeting of the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. The 2015 show is Feb 20-22 at the Statehouse Convention Center. You don’t want to miss it. We met at the Federal Reserve Bank downtown, some classy digs of Julie Kerr.
afgs board meeting sept16.2

Then tonight I repurposed last nights grilled turkey cutlets into empanadas by adding fresh peppers(hot and mild) and tomatoes from the garden, plus onions, fresh corn, garlic and some black beans plus plenty of fresh herbs. They were delicious!
empanadas sept16.2
No one even knew they were eating leftovers!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Wanda Madera permalink
    September 16, 2014 9:51 pm

    Love the energy & enthusiasm you bring to your job. I’m not sure how you can keep up that pace but I’m glad you do.

    Sent from my iPhone

    • uamg permalink
      September 16, 2014 10:01 pm

      I think if you are doing something you love, it isn’t hard.

  2. Bob Byers permalink
    September 16, 2014 9:51 pm

    Wow, congratulations on 1000 posts. That’s a lot of writing and so well done. Always fun to see what you’ve been doing and thanks to all of you at Cooperative Extension for the great job you do.

    • uamg permalink
      September 16, 2014 10:00 pm

      Thanks Bob! It is colleagues like you that make it easier.

  3. September 17, 2014 5:33 am

    Congrats on your 1000th blog entry Janet. I think I am about half way there with many less followers. 🙂

    • uamg permalink
      September 17, 2014 8:04 pm

      I love your blog too!

  4. Sharon Berdine permalink
    September 17, 2014 9:06 am

    Look forward to time with you each day, and in the process of enjoying, learn a lot too. By the way, try putting several rounds of pepperoni in your egg plant casserole – really good. In a 9 x 12, wouldn’t need more than 10.
    Sharon

    • uamg permalink
      September 17, 2014 8:04 pm

      Thanks. I will give it a try.

  5. Carol Shoup permalink
    September 17, 2014 9:08 am

    Try ratatouille with your bounty

    Sent from my iPhone

  6. September 17, 2014 4:58 pm

    You have done a good job both representing Arkansas Master Gardeners, and publishing your Blog. Keep up the good activities. Thank you, John

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