- Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder
- 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/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Upon completing our consulting period for Pond's India Ltd...
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Sunday, December 27, 2020
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Friday, December 25, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Sorry, we have no Internet!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Just an overview from our 5th floor apartment in Cornuda, Treviso when we still lived in Italy.
From our balcony, and also from the rooftop to show the back.
We then drove in my Ford Escort to Madonna di Rocca from where the lot that we'd purchased is visible.
And of course we did stop at the old people's home, to feed their critters.
We always did so on our way to work and they knew our car or if we came to work by bike, they recognized us.
Monday, December 21, 2020
This precious fur baby died too young at age 4.5 because of Heartworm.
Our then vet, had not given us the right protection against it, only against ticks and flees, not including heartworm. So sad and since then I've always ordered my own prescription on line.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020
On Friday, November 20, Blogger friend Carole posted in Latin: Tempus Fugit ( Time Flies).
It brought me the idea for using this photo that I took in September 1995, while being in Herisau, Switzerland, visiting our mushroom friends.
The Dachshund on wheels seems to enjoy its relaxed speed!
WISH we all could roll through time like that...
Are you also feeling the same?!
Today I've had eye surgery and might not be able to reply or visit any other blogs...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
For many years I do read a blog from Willy, a Dutch lady that lives in the Province where Pieter is born, in Gelderland/The Netherlands.
She is an excellent photographer and she visits the most interesting places.
Willy has been battling Leukemia and is back on track and we sure wish her a lot more time with her close travel companion and husband!
So I spotted on her blog: The open-air museum in Kommern - Het openluchtmuseum in Kommern and new it was the one we visited! Just click the link and yes, she has a translator on the side, a little down.
Sunday, December 13, 2020
For those of you that might think we always were working or flying from A to B, we actually DID PLAY too!
Both of us LOVED to play tennis as it is an active sport!
But we have had to drop this as our schedule was always such that we could not continue with scheduling classes or whatsoever...
But at least we ENJOYED it!
Maybe next life...?!
Friday, December 11, 2020
From 1954 till 1974 he worked as an F.B.I. Agent and lived all over the U.S.A.
He later became a columnist and writer and published a lot of books, we do have 11 of them!
Several with a personal message...
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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Having your own home and a huge garden to take care of is quite a challenge at times!
Well, one day I was lucky enough for standing on our balcony to videotape husband Pieter's ACTION.
He'd rented a heavy chain saw for cutting some more trees.
It started also raining and suddenly his 'rented' saw got stuck!
Monday, December 7, 2020
Both of us woke up well rested at our Hyatt Regency Suites and after our own prepared breakfast, we went on our way...
It would be a one hour 20 minute drive to our destination.
The weather was foggy and very cloudy with some drizzle...
By 14:15 we arrived at our destination of BLUE RIDGE SCENIC RAILWAY
I'd ordered our tickets on line and we had to present proof of purchase at the ticket office...
Ticket office right around the corner.
A very small mountain village and our biggest challenge was for finding a parking space.
Luckily it was on a Sunday, so we could park behind a medical office where parking was prohibited from Monday thru Friday...
It was a little walking distance and going back, uphill it was more of a challenge for Pieter.
The 1 hour 21 minutes were correct and I was glad I selected the Interstate, not all the way but biggest part of this 129 kilometer stretch or 80 mile.
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Yes, on October 10, we drove up to Atlanta, Northwest for a two night stay at the Hyatt Regency Suites.
We'd been there before, on January 13, 2018 and loved the fact that they have a kind of kitchenette with a microwave and roomy refrigerator.
During the crazy COVID times, they did not serve their usual breakfast, which always was so good!
So with this option of having a kitchenette, we brought our own and it worked out perfect.
The building of Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest on the outside makes us always think of the Camino Réal hotel in the Aztec style, in México City. Click through on link...
So here we went.
To the left you see the large sized microwave and next to it the refrigerator.
Also coffee maker of course.
This really feels like home away from home!
Photos are from 2018, this time we had a room in the back, overlooking the garden and oh so quiet on the 5th floor.
The king size bed with down duvet (no synthetic down!) and pillows sleeps like a dream on their pillow top mattress. Exactly like our down duvet and pillows at home...
We'd stopped at Whole Foods Market for some food from their food bar.
Easy supper, heating it up in the microwave and staying in for the evening!
Relaxing for me, after the drive up...
Bathroom is also well equipped.
Hallway with closet...
In the mirror is my reflection, wearing still my Escada Rose Sweater for our choir performance at UGA Athens Stegeman Colliseum... (home of the Georgia Bulldogs basketball and gymnastics teams).
From there, I drove to this Hyatt in Northwest Atlanta.
Yes a true Suite!
So we stayed here again now.
We woke up well rested and were on our way to our special destination...
Thursday, December 3, 2020
In the September issue of Mushroom Business, a redacted article from my husband Pieter got published.
Here first comes the unredacted version... with the omitted part in bold.
IT ARE THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE A MUSHROOM FARM PROFITABLE
Some thoughts from a retired teacher:
modern mushroom growing 2020 harvesting - see also other publications in photos
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
When on Sunday, October 4, we drove to Bryson City, North Carolina for riding the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, we passed the Blue Ridge Honey Company - CLOSED of course.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad - Nantahala Gorge Excursion | previous post by me
Husband Pieter and his Beloved Honey Bees | previous post by me
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