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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 9:30 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Cherry trees at peak bloom so off we went.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29444/Branch+Brook+Park+Cherry+Trees_2018-04_many+trees.jpg

The weather, unfortunately, was full overcast, chilly, and ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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Views: 561744
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 12:34 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Here are two images from yesterday.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29442/April+Rain_3028-04_water+over+driveway.jpghttp://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29443/April+Rain_3028-04_runoff+to+lower+culver ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 4747
Views: 561744
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 18 3:15 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Heavy rain. Just over 2 inches since yesterday evening and not done yet. Sluicing over driveway, running down hillside carrying small branches and chunks of wood. Oh well, at least it is not snow.
  Topic: Craeft, a book
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 18 2:14 pm   Subject: Craeft, a book
Craeft, an Inquiry into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts, by Alexander Langlands. I read a review, it sounded interesting so I put a request in at my local library. Thought it would ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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Views: 561744
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 18 1:23 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Guess what

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29421/April+Snow_2018-04_snow+gauge.jpg

and no, it is not April Fool. Today is April 2nd.
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
Jam Lady

Replies: 73
Views: 4775
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 3:41 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
Trash collection. We pay for once a week garbage collection. Every other week the trash company collects recyclables, no additional charge. They pick up metal cans, glass, bundled corrugated cardboard ...
  Topic: sneaky hedge planting
Jam Lady

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Views: 929
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 3:32 pm   Subject: sneaky hedge planting
An interesting technique I read in an old book - put up some posts and wires. Birds will perch, poop, and the seeds will (eventually, grow into a hedge. Native or not, depends on what they are eating ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 18 8:57 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
A nice article about traditional brooms made from sorghum, aka broom corn.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/t-magazine/broom-making-craft.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSou ...
  Topic: Watercress
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 18 11:33 pm   Subject: Watercress
Has to be grown in potable water. Does not need bog / peat moss. Watercress purchased in shop and stuck in jar of water will root and can then be "planted" in slow moving water.

Alternative is buy ...
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
Jam Lady

Replies: 73
Views: 4775
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Mar 24, 18 12:09 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
Buzzy, the sugar would have hardened and then been grated when wanted.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29406/Bouman-Stickney_2016-11_paper+wrapped+sugar+cone%2C+quinces%2C+quince+cheese.jpg
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
Jam Lady

Replies: 73
Views: 4775
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 18 9:52 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
Brown sugar will dry out and get very hard if it is kept in paper.

I look at information on paper and plastic packaging to see how much post-consumer waste was used to manufacture it. Plus, keep i ...
  Topic: Rainbow flower border
Jam Lady

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Views: 1274
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 18 4:37 pm   Subject: Rainbow flower border
1. Perennials from seed will take a minimum of 2 years, more generally 3 years to flowering size. Columbines are relatively quick, but also short lived.

2. Cultivars are true-to-name so you are cer ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 18 12:55 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Wednesday morning at 8:25 a.m. there was 2 inches showing on the snow gauge. By 11:00 p.m. it was showing 11 inches. Dave came by at 6:00 a.m. this morning and plowed the driveway. Breakfast, and then ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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Views: 561744
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 18 1:25 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Interesting indeed Mistress Rose. Didn't appreciate you'd want to see them.

See the links here:
[url=http://www.bellewood-gardens.com/2018/Howell-Horse%20Doctor_2018-03.html]Horse Doctor, Dentist ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 4747
Views: 561744
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 18 2:35 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Yesterday was delightful. First was a visit to Howell Living History Farm for visits from the horse doctor, dentist, farrier.

Saw Jesse, a Belgian Thoroughbred cross get his rabies shot, was one o ...
 
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