It has been a spell since we last visited, and the fact of putting up the "Gone Fishin'" sign was due somewhat to circumstances beyond our control. Our Computer in the office developed a malady that rendered the internal machine pretty well useless, at least, to my clueless computer capability. Anyhow, the "Geek" inspected such said machine and pronounced it fairly well infected with some sort of virus, which would require a pretty good dose of anti-viral computer antibiotic to rid the thing of the PC flu. Thus being the situation, this humble scribe had to fall back about ten years in time, dig out my " Big Chief" tablet and pick up pen and paper to transcribe this meager effort! Needless to say, this week's "Highlights" should be somewhat shorter in length.
Seems like I might have promised to visit with you regarding certian varieties of berries, grapes and some obscure fruits that we like for the orchard, vineyard and garden. Some good varieties are Methley, Morris, Bruce, All Red as well as the Mexican or Wild Plum that does well in our area. Spring Satin is an Apricot - Plum cross that sounds good, but I've not tried.
Blackberries that are listed for our area include Brazos, Brison, Womack, and Rosborough. Apache and Kiowa are University of Arkansas releases that are gaining popularity.
Some grapes that might do well for the garden or homeowners that I've had some experience with include Lenoir (Black Spanish), Favorite, Seibel, Champanel and Schrank Mustang. A couple of table grapes that should do well in our area are Flame Seedless and Cowart Muscadine.
Shaw and yours truly have our lines out in the San Saba and we've baited them intermittenly. Will came in and helped us this past weekend and took off one keeper. The water is still pretty cold for much activity but we'll be maintaining vigil fairly close somewhere out around----Harkeyville!!