Appalachia Gardening

Planting by the Signs Calendar – April 2017 and a Happy Birthday Wish

 

planting by the signs calendar april 2017

I’m not feeling near as behind in my gardening as I was a few weeks back. We finally got our tomatoes started and we’ve planted a few spring veggies in the garden. I’m planting several different varieties of lettuce for Sow True Seed this year and I hope to get them planted in the next few days.

If you plan to purchase seeds from Sow True Seed I hope you’ll go through me to purchase them-just click on this link- Sow True Seed and start shopping.

I’ll tell you more about my gardening endeavors one day next week, but today I have a special birthday wish to send out to a long time Blind Pig reader, Charles Fletcher.

Charles is 95 years young today and I hope he has the best birthday ever!

Tipper

p.s. Over the years Charles has shared many guest posts with us-follow the links below to read a few of them.

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23 Comments

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    Tipper
    April 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Ed-LOL I’m guessing they’re dimples? My brother Steve has the cutest dimples or sun grins you ever seen : )

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    quinn
    April 2, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Oh, and b.Ruth “got me” on the blue daffodils! Haha!

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    quinn
    April 2, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    A belated Happy Birthday to Charles Fletcher! Wishing you all that you would wish yourself in your 96th year.
    And what a nice video from the girls 🙂

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    Ken
    April 2, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Tipper,
    Chitter and Chatter did great on that slower Delmore Brother’s song, and I could hear Paul’s guitar and that distinguishable base in the background. Nice to hear something slower. Good job! …Ken

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    Perri
    April 1, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Happy 95th Birthday, Charles! I hope you’ve had a wonderful birthday, and I wish you many more.
    I just ordered my seeds today, as I’m running late as usual in the springtime. Love from the riverbank in Marshall!

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    Larry Griffith
    April 1, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Charles I really enjoyed your stories and may the good Lord grant you more Birthdays.

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    Larry Griffith
    April 1, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Charles I really enjoyed your stories and may the good Lord grant you more Birthdays.

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    Larry Griffith
    April 1, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Charles I really enjoyed your stories and may the good Lord grant you more Birthdays.

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    Larry Griffith
    April 1, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Charles I really enjoyed your stories and may the good Lord grant you more Birthdays.

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    Leslie Haynie
    April 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    P.S. Happy Birthday, Charlie!

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    Leslie Haynie
    April 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Love the “god bless you” instead of whoever’s name. Lots easier to sing.

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    Ken
    April 1, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Tipper,
    Chitter and Chatter’s salute to Charles is so right. Happy Birthday Charles! Love reading your stories. …Ken

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    Garland Davis
    April 1, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Happy Birthday, Charles! In a way, we share this birthday. One Hundred Twenty Four years ago, the U.S. Navy created the rank of Chief Petty Officer. I will use the occasion to celebrate your birthday as well as that of my fellow Chiefs.

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    Don Casada
    April 1, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Happy Birthday, Charles!

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    Dee Parks
    April 1, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Happy Birthday, Charles!. I enjoyed reading your story. Never saw a Medicine Show but had heard of them. When I read your story and came to where you mentioned the “cook stove” that brought back good memories of stories about my father’s growing up years. I never understood why my father called their kitchen the cook room and in the cold winter early mornings it was his job to get up go across the hall (the hall was outside) and into the cook room to start a fire in the cook stove. Thanks for jogging my memory. God bless!

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    Ed Ammons
    April 1, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Happy birthday Charles! You are an extraordinary man with an extraordinary life. God had more for you to do so he has given you more time to do it. And the job is not complete, so be prepared to remain for the duration.
    Tipper-The kid in the picture has sun grins. Google didn’t know what sun grins are, do you?

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    Debbie Nobles
    April 1, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Happy birthday Charles. I love your books.Tipper I have baby tomatoes! It’s been so warm in Pensacola that I took a chance.

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    Charles Fletcher
    April 1, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Thank you for remembering my Birthday.
    Thank you girls for singing Happy Birthday
    for me. You made the day for an old 95
    year old man. You never buy true friends,
    You earn them.
    Charles Fletcher

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    Julie Hughes Moreno
    April 1, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Bless your heart Charles as you turn 95. Hope it is the best year yet.

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    b. Ruth
    April 1, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Tipper,
    “A pinch and a punch for the first of the month!”
    Have you seen those new BLUE Daffodil seeds?
    “Happy Birthday” to Charles Fletcher! Imagine being born on April 1st, surprise surprise! Ha
    Oh, about those BLUE Daffodil seeds…I haven’t seen any either, but if you find’em let me know!
    In the meantime “April Fools”!
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…I love the girls harmony and birthday song, so nice of you to post it for Charles!

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    Shirl
    April 1, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Happy Birthday, Charles! Your books are some of the best I have ever read! What a memory you have! I love the jokes, old pictures and all the fun stuff you send via email. I look forward to many more years of learning and entertainment each and every time I read anything written by Charles Fletcher.
    My oldest grandson wants to plant a garden with me this year. I am so excited he wants to learn the things I learned from my mother and grandmother. We are about a month away from planting anything.

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    Ron Stephens
    April 1, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Charles had sure seen a lot of changes in his time and a lot of them not to the good. Hope your birthday is filled with the things and the people that give you the most joy.
    Chitter and Chatter sing Happy Birthday so much better than we do at church. I can’t understand how such a seemingly easy song can be so hard.

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    Miss Cindy
    April 1, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Happy Birthday, Charles! 95 years, that is amazing, congratulations and thank you for being such a good supporter of Tipper’s Blind Pig!

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