We were all neighbors back in the old hood in Portville N.Y.
Sherry and I moved there in ’86 and stayed until 1999.
Buck and Cidy lived there prior to that and moved South in 1996.
Mike and Carol – well they never left – being some of the orginal people on Pleasant Acres Drive.
WE HAVE ALL STAYED FRIENDS ALL THESE YEARS!
Mike and Carol made a dream come true – they bought a house on a lake – a 30 mile long lake.
They still live back in the hood – and they own a national – pipeline painting company – going all over the counrty
for natural gas and oil lines among other construction projects!
From Mike all those years ago painting solo to now employing crews that travel the counrty –
and still the same old Carol and Mike.
We stayed until Monday morning – riding in the boat – golfing Sunday morning – tubing on Saturday – waiting out the rain – listening to music – laughing – just like days of old when we were all neighbors!
Thank you for reading Papa’s World – The Lake House – Lake Chautauqua – WNY – friends forever.
Seven years ago – we were introduced to ” GROWING ” our own FRESH produce.
Neither one of us ( Sherry) my wife – were gardeners – and the thought of weeding was completely out of my vocabulary !
Then we ordered our first ” TOWER ” Garden –
A aeroponic garden system – using Air – Water and Minerals.
We grow some of our seedlings – others we order and have them shipped to us.
Healthy eating – knowing we use no pesticides – and fresh produce –
allows us to eat healthy all year round ! ( We also grow in our garage using grow lights during Winter. )
The system is really quite simple – a tank in the bottom – holds 20 gallons of water.
A pump – is attached to the center of the Tower by a hose –
and pumps water straight up to the top and then drips down through holes in the center of the Tower.
The water also contains minerals from the Earth. Patented – and in liquid form.
Which are supplied when you order for one season. Everything you need is supplied – for your original garden season – this system we have is seven years old and looks as good today as when we bought it !
There is a timer for the pump – 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off. The whole process boils down to making sure you have water – and once a week add some tonic – or in the heat of Summer – every other week.
The fresh produce grows at a very fast rate – in four weeks time we are eating lettuce – Kale – leafy greens . Cuke’s and tomato’s & peppers take longer – but much shorter than a normal garden plot. You can grow most anything that does not require a tree. Mellon’s – Strawberries – squash – egg plant – herbs etc.
Simple – fast – and best of all ” I DO NOT HAVE TO WEED ” ! I HATE TO WEED !
Since we were some of the first in the Country as a test – we decided to purchase two more ! We have one set up for Winter in our garage and two outside as you see here – the produce is only a couple weeks old – the smaller ones about a week !
We also are distributor’s for what is called the Tower Garden – and have placed them in schools as part of a curriculum established by the Juice Plus Company – to teach children how to grow their own fresh produce all across the Country – presently 5,500 Towers are teaching the process nationwide. We are responsible for about 70 – our team is very active.
Promoting health – one green at a time – and some reds!!!! LOL