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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 May 21, 19 10:39 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Perhaps I was not clear. To clarify - the 9.5 inches of rain was the total for so far in May. Not in one deluge.

I have visited the Hoh temperate rain forest in the Pacific Northwest. Annual rainfa ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 21, 19 1:00 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
My friend across the river in Pennsylvania has gotten 9.5 inches / 24 cm of rain. That's more than they usually get in all of May, and the month is not yet over.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon May 20, 19 1:42 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
More rain. Thunderstorm yesterday evening and overnight with a total of 1.57 inches / 3.987 cm in less than 12 hours. We're on a hill so managing O.K.The fellow I'm getting asparagus from, and buy pea ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 15, 19 1:29 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Soggy wet weather, several inches of rain over the last several days. Last Saturday was an outlier with gorgeous sunny weather - blue skies, trees incredibly green, light breezes. Today looks like it ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 10, 19 5:07 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Welcome back, Gregotyn! I missed you and your comments.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 07, 19 1:02 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
What an awkward situation for gregotyn. Cannot have a password keeper on "his" computer because he doesn't have one. Paper goes walk-about when tidying up (at least it does for me.) How will admin e-m ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 19 11:55 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
According to Wikipedia the life span of saguaro is about 200 years, Mistress Rose. They are extremely impressive.

Where we were in Arizona had cacti all over the place as wild plants - prickly pear ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 19 1:32 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Wonderful 10 day vacation in Sedona, Arizona with our daughter and son-in-law, their daughter and her husband. We had a convenient AirB&B so tended to eat at home or take picnics rather than eat o ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 19 12:43 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Llama yarn is good for rugs, alpaca is quite nice, vicuna is the best. Vicuna run wild. Periodically they are rounded up, sheared, and turned lose again.

Llama are pack animals, not raised for meat ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 19 12:31 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Ty Gwyn, most likely a recessive gene so must come from both parents. If one provides white and the other blue the offspring have blue flowers.

In the Rocky Mountain lupines bees prefer the blue f ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 19 12:25 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
That's why I especially like llama and alpaca for manure. Most useful - they have a dominance thing and they all poop in a single pile so it is all nicely gathered together for you. Secondly, their ma ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 19 1:31 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Absurdly warm weather. It reached 78 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday afternoon. Plants are hurling themselves into bloom. Which means, alas, they will also pass rather promptly.

But I am getting some ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 19 12:58 am   Subject: Wildlife
Look at the leaves. The snake is about the diameter of my index finger. I didn't bother this one but when I have handled them in the past the worst they do is void some stinky crap from their cloaca. ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

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Views: 89683
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 19 5:34 pm   Subject: Wildlife
First sighting of the season, out enjoying the sunshine.
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29777/BelleWood+in+Bloom_2019-03_garter+snake.jpg
  Topic: Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 19 7:52 pm   Subject: Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
I forgot about that one, Slim! Thanks for reminding me that

Oh, mairzy doats and dozy doats and little lambsy divey
A kiddle divey, too. Wouldn't you?
If the words sound queer and funny to your e ...
 
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