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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2018/03/1978-pjc-vedders-modern-mushroom.html

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Trumpet Vine or Campsis radicans

Another exotic looking discovery in May of 1984, our very first spring down in Georgia, USA
We discovered this exotic looking Trumpet Vine or Campsis radicans when coming out of Mass and snipped off some flowers for a photo, to send to our Parents in The Netherlands.
Pieter's Mom was still alive at that time... Every Sunday I wrote her a letter about the week's events.
Yes, it is a native vine here and attracts hummingbirds!
It can become invasive though as its many suckers grow very fast and also its seeds will grow up again.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture lists the vine as an invasive weed...
To us it was a new, exotic discovery!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Poncirus trifoliata or Japanese bitter-orange

Sure enough when immigrating to another continent, you want to explore your new surroundings...
We usually did so on a Sunday, afternoons as we would drive around and look what all was growing in our area.
Here, Pieter is holding a little branch from a tree that we were puzzled by.
It turned out to be a Poncirus trifoliata or Japanese bitter-orange.
Mean thorns and tiny green fruits as it was May 24, 1984.
Many more things to be discovered...


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

More about Mauzie our Dachshund that Immigrated to the USA


Mauzie with me at Pieter's office after I'd hung my hand crocheted mushroom window decoration.
On my very first Birthday, February 6, happy in Georgia!
Yes, I was having braces...
We enjoyed our mild winter in Georgia!
Wearing my woolen Burberry skirt.
May 18, 1984 Mauzie girl on the new 8 PK John Deere...
Pieter had gotten home by noon with this new 8 PK John Deere
Pieter is mowing together with Mauzie on May 23, using a somewhat more powerful John Deere here!
We had traded the other one in.
Taking his sunglasses down...
Mauzie in her sports back, ready to fly with us to Amsterdam, the Netherlands on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Mauzie peed 7 x outside on the pavement and after drinking some water, she did an 8th time and she made me use the plastic bag for something else!
She fully understood we were flying for a long time and there are no doggy bathrooms...
Mauzie was a smart and cute girl!
She stayed with best friend Ellie and the kids, as both of us drove to Hungary for the Conference.
Sure I was knitting while waiting, needed to have always something on hand!

Related link:
August 29, 1983 We Immigrated to the USA | previous post by me
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