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Forum: History 09-22-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 60
Posted By Terri
60-odd years ago the theory of evolution was...

60-odd years ago the theory of evolution was taught in science: I suppose it still is.

As for the transgender stuff, I was born straight. I assume that transgender people were born that way as...
Forum: Conversations 09-21-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 609
Posted By Terri
I have been gone a while, as my elderly father...

I have been gone a while, as my elderly father had surgery.

He is home and doing well, his older brother paid him a visit, and I got home to a wilted garden and a dirty house. Such is life: to he...
Forum: History 09-21-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 60
Posted By Terri
I did, but, you realize you are preaching to the...

I did, but, you realize you are preaching to the choir?

When you are on line a person can choose who they are, even if it is by accident. Now it is true that I am handicapped, but I was going to...
Forum: Conversations 09-08-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 609
Posted By Terri
The latest hurricain sent moisture our way, and...

The latest hurricain sent moisture our way, and so it appears the drought has broken. Yay me.

That is all.
Forum: Conversations 09-05-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 609
Posted By Terri
It is September, and most years that means I can...

It is September, and most years that means I can garden for 3+ more months if I include my home made greenhouse in my plans. I do not heat my greenhouse but I do cover the plants with a few layers of...
Forum: Conversations 08-30-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
I think the drought is over here In Easter...

I think the drought is over here In Easter Kansas. We have gotten several solid rains over the last few day of 1/3 inch or greater.

This is great for the Fall garden, not so great for the wood...
Forum: Conversations 08-29-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
Doninalaska, do you usually get frosts this...

Doninalaska, do you usually get frosts this early? Because we are 62 this morning, and that is WAY cold for Kansas in August! We are supposed to have our hottest weather in August

Spring was late...
Forum: Conversations 08-28-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
All RIGHTY!!!! When I went to plant the Fall...

All RIGHTY!!!!

When I went to plant the Fall garden, I snaked out many packets of seeds that were to old to reliably come up, and I planted those that had 60 day maturity times. Some seeds were...
Forum: Conversations 08-24-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
The days are shorter, now, and the chickens are...

The days are shorter, now, and the chickens are starting to look scruffy. Soon the egg faucet will slow down, and then stop.

My dog is struggling because of the fleas: I keep him on flea stuff and...
Forum: Conversations 08-21-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By Terri
Baker Creek Seeds has free shipping today and Wed

Enter the Promo code "Fall" on the lower right on your "cart"
Forum: Conversations 08-21-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
We never got MUCH rain, but 3 days of cool and...

We never got MUCH rain, but 3 days of cool and damp has gotten the garden off to a promising start. Half of the seeds are up, and the transplants really look very good!

My daughter is visiting for...
Forum: Conversations 08-19-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
We are only getting a few drops of rain, but the...

We are only getting a few drops of rain, but the cooler overcast weather is just what the Fal seeds and transplanted veggies need. Next week we are supposed to be back n the 90's
Forum: Conversations 08-18-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
It is possible that there are 60 days left in the...

It is possible that there are 60 days left in the growing season, but there might only be 30.

Today I bought a few Fall vegetables to plant, and potted up a few seeds as well. Not many: I have...
Forum: Conversations 08-17-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
Some years I have trouble with lack of light...

Some years I have trouble with lack of light also. Spring weather in Eastern Kansas is a real gamble!

Since I have heard that landscape timbers no longer resist rotting as well as they used to, I...
Forum: Conversations 08-16-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
I did think about that, but I already had...

I did think about that, but I already had everything but the fittings. I just used scraps from a much earlier project. The great thing about having a garage instead of a car port is that you can keep...
Forum: Conversations 08-16-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
This entire week is supposed to be mild and...

This entire week is supposed to be mild and overcast: I am taking advantage of this by planting Fall lettuce. This spring I discovered the secret of getting great lettuce was to use self-watering...
Forum: Forum Help 08-15-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Terri
I second the request, as Setanta is being stalked.

I second the request, as Setanta is being stalked.
Forum: Conversations 08-14-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
I was in Wal mart yesterday, and out of habit I...

I was in Wal mart yesterday, and out of habit I checked the seed rack. They had bush beans that should be ripe in 50 days, so I bought a packet, soaked some overnight, and planted them this morning....
Forum: Conversations 08-12-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
I am about to go outside and pick my 5th mixing...

I am about to go outside and pick my 5th mixing bowl full of bunches of grapes. I am freezing the excess.

Most years we just have enough to eat fresh, but the weather has been VERY odd this year...
Forum: Conversations 08-10-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
It PAYS to ask the new guy!!!!!!!!!!! Last...

It PAYS to ask the new guy!!!!!!!!!!!

Last time I was at the Home Depot I asked if the Landscape timbers were pressure-treated: I THOUGHT there was a very faint green tint but I really could not...
Forum: Conversations 08-09-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
I am sorry, Setanta. Your folks sound like true...

I am sorry, Setanta. Your folks sound like true creeps
Forum: Conversations 08-05-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
When I have a lot of peas to shell I dump the lot...

When I have a lot of peas to shell I dump the lot into boiling water for 60-120 SECONDS and then I dump them into ice water to stop the cooking process. The peas come right out without the tedious...
Forum: Conversations 08-05-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
Today I planted some potted bean plants into a...

Today I planted some potted bean plants into a spot where I had earlier raised potatos. These beans have a 65 day maturity date, and unless we get a very early freeze they should bear at least once...
Forum: Conversations 08-04-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
Oh, yes. It is highly illegal to send your...

Oh, yes.

It is highly illegal to send your bills to another party. AFTER you ask them why they are doing so, you might ask them how this can be changed so that they send the bills to you instead...
Forum: Conversations 08-04-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,620
Posted By Terri
That stinks. You might have a word with your bank...

That stinks. You might have a word with your bank or they might get into your bank account.

My new raised beds have been staked out and today I filled, seeded, and watered bit less than 2 linear...
Forum: Conversations 07-30-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
Oh, rats. I was going to use the old timbers...

Oh, rats.

I was going to use the old timbers around some old flower beds to make raised beds in my vegetable garden. Alas, the trees that shaded out and killed the flowers have their ROOTS growing...
Forum: Conversations 07-29-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
We have ice. Testing showed that it was not...

We have ice.

Testing showed that it was not the valve in the ice maker that I had thought it was, it was a valve further down the line. I did not have a youtube for THAT valve, and I did not even...
Forum: Conversations 07-25-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
Mid July felt like August and all this week feels...

Mid July felt like August and all this week feels like September. I wait with real curiosity to see what August brings: will it feel like October or like August?
Forum: Conversations 07-22-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
"Sir Percy and the Ladies” or, "I shall never...

"Sir Percy and the Ladies” or, "I shall never look at a rock concert the same again".

Today I gave the chickens a piece of freezer-burned liver. When I gave it to them Sir Percy first gave out an...
Forum: Conversations 07-21-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
I was poking around the back of the fridge today....

I was poking around the back of the fridge today. I suspect that the valve that allows water into the ice maker is shot, because the tubing looks fine. and there is not much else it could be. Later...
Forum: Conversations 07-20-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
I have heard of honeyberries but I have never...

I have heard of honeyberries but I have never seen them or tried one. Do they yield as much as a blueberry will? Are they similar to a blueberry when you eat them?
Forum: Conversations 07-18-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
Well. color me surprised. Those dry, tasteless...

Well. color me surprised. Those dry, tasteless "Roma Plum" tomatos have made a vibrant-tasting sauce!

I was not going to use it this week but I changed my mind as I ran out of steam before I got...
Forum: Conversations 07-18-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
I have decided that I am good with having the...

I have decided that I am good with having the Roma Plum tomato being a determinant because my other paste tomato is Amish Paste, and I have grown Amish Paste before. It will yield until frost. The...
Forum: Conversations 07-17-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
I had a GOOOD morning! I did sleep in a...

I had a GOOOD morning!

I did sleep in a bit, until after 7, and then I let ads run at swagbucks while I took my meds and drank my morning caffeine. By the time I was ready to face the day I had...
Forum: Conversations 07-16-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
Today I made a pint of tomato sauce: the first of...

Today I made a pint of tomato sauce: the first of the year. I froze it as we are not going to need it this week.

I could kick myself for forgetting to taste it: this Is a new variety for us, and...
Forum: Conversations 07-16-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
My last batch of yogurt came out thin enough to...

My last batch of yogurt came out thin enough to run through a straw, and yet I could tell by the flavor that it had properly grown the culture.

Since we do not care to drink our yogurt I thickened...
Forum: Conversations 07-14-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
Tim, my apologies for the misunderstanding! They...

Tim, my apologies for the misunderstanding! They do not have a youtube about culturing milk (yet). What happened was, a subscriber mentioned the tip to them and they passed it on during their usual...
Forum: Conversations 07-12-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
The folks who do youtubes as "Deep south...

The folks who do youtubes as "Deep south homestead" are right: a dehydrator makes a PERFECT way to culture milk. I got a batch of yogurt done in record time, so I have ordered the stuff I will need...
Forum: Conversations 07-09-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
But I am not READY for my blackberries to be...

But I am not READY for my blackberries to be ripe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot argue with a plant. Today I must get myself out there and pick-pick-pick, and possibly water them as well as there is a...
Forum: Conversations 07-03-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
I am worried that if it is this hot now, what...

I am worried that if it is this hot now, what will August be like?

We will have to wait and see.
Forum: Conversations 07-03-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
I had heard that, but knowledge is always...

I had heard that, but knowledge is always changing

I remember when the government said that eggs were good for you. Then eggs were bad for you as they were full of cholesterol and saturated fat....
Forum: Conversations 07-02-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
Most of our calories are coming from the grocery...

Most of our calories are coming from the grocery store, and that will not change. That means that in a disaster my backyard homestead will not help us all that much, though our diet will be richer...
Forum: Conversations 07-02-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
Homesteading for the summer is less expensive...

Homesteading for the summer is less expensive than going to Rio de Janero for the summer. MUCH less. Then again......

When a beginner plants a 33 cent package of seeds and gets a harvest, she...
Forum: Conversations 07-02-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,050
Posted By Terri
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6 string beans, (all that would set in this heat), 5 pounds of potatos, 4 eggs, 2 bok choi plants, and a cucumber....
Forum: Conversations 06-30-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
I got up from an afternoon nap day dreaming about...

I got up from an afternoon nap day dreaming about a gyros, but it is just to hot for me to have any enthusiasm for going outside. So I fried some of my new potatos and an egg, which is better for me...
Forum: Conversations 06-29-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
Yep, it was a kidney stone. So now he has meds...

Yep, it was a kidney stone. So now he has meds to take.

It was too hot to do anything outside today, and tomorrow should be just as hot. I might do something at sunrise, maybe not
Forum: Conversations 06-28-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
This weather is very strange. In the spring the...

This weather is very strange. In the spring the snows lasted a month longer than they should have, and now it is already so hot that the early bush beans are not setting beans. I have NEVER had...
Forum: Conversations 06-27-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Terri
How have your summers gone so far?

The days are getting shorter because summer is half over! How has summer been treating you folks?

This has been my summer of indulgence: after working hard for many years I am taking this summer...
Forum: Conversations 06-25-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
Potatos are a lot of fun: you never know what you...

Potatos are a lot of fun: you never know what you have until you start to dig!
Forum: Conversations 06-25-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
I dug the first potatos today, as 3 of my plants...

I dug the first potatos today, as 3 of my plants have died back. The yield was disappointingly small. I only got back 2 x what I had planted.

Then again we went from snow to the upper 80's in just...
Forum: Conversations 06-21-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
It is trying to rain again, off and on, but we...

It is trying to rain again, off and on, but we still have less than 1/2 inch. But I will TAKE it I will TAKE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is also overcast and cool today, which is a nice treat!
Forum: Conversations 06-20-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
Well, you only sent me 1/10 of an inch of rain. ...

Well, you only sent me 1/10 of an inch of rain.

Would 5 minutes of sun be an acceptable exchange?
Forum: Conversations 06-19-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
It is starting to rain for the first time in...

It is starting to rain for the first time in many, many weeks. The chickens are yelling their heads off, though I am not sure if they are upset or excited: while chickens hate rain they are also not...
Forum: Conversations 06-19-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
OK. I figure I will just let them be until...

OK.

I figure I will just let them be until the tops die back.
Forum: Conversations 06-19-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
Well, I will not do THAT again! I have...

Well, I will not do THAT again!

I have always heard that you can start harvesting new potatos after the plants bloom, and so I have been feeling around under the plants with no luck at all, and...
Forum: Conversations 06-17-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
And that DEFINATELY looks like a bluegill! I am...

And that DEFINATELY looks like a bluegill! I am impressed!
Forum: Conversations 06-17-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
If I send you some sun will you send me some rain?

If I send you some sun will you send me some rain?
Forum: Plants 06-16-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Terri
Don, do you use a cold frame? Mine did well for...

Don, do you use a cold frame? Mine did well for me this year: I had to throw extra covers across it a couple of times but it was giving us a generous yield of salad greens when the rest of the garden...
Forum: Conversations 06-16-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
It's hot out there. REALLY hot out there. ...

It's hot out there.

REALLY hot out there.

Ugh.

So today I am staying in and I went shopping at the Backwoodshome moving sale, and got a book on cheese making and Jackie Clays book of pantry...
Forum: Plants 06-16-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Terri
Buy one get one free is MUCH better than full pric

The local gardening store is trying to sell off their slightly battered remaining vegetables, just in time for me to want to fill in any gaps in my rows of vegetables. So, I bought eggplant and...
Forum: Conversations 06-15-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
The last time I recall this site having thousands...

The last time I recall this site having thousands of post a day was when it had been taken over by trolls. I hated it, and after a bit I left and I stayed away for about 18 months.

Spewing a long...
Forum: Conversations 06-15-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Terri
Surprise, surprise, surprise! This is a 3...

Surprise, surprise, surprise!

This is a 3 paycheck month, and for the first time in YEARS I have not had to put a big expense on credit!

That means that I can take the entire third paycheck...
Forum: Conversations 05-31-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
Going to town can be fun, as long as you do not...

Going to town can be fun, as long as you do not go too often. So, today DH and I will go to the movies, and I will eat food that I have not cooked myself.

Mind, I am a very good cook, but that...
Forum: Conversations 05-27-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
Eight HUNDRED dollars per cat?????? Unreal.

Eight HUNDRED dollars per cat??????

Unreal.
Forum: Conversations 05-27-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
We had a tom cat that behaved the same way he...

We had a tom cat that behaved the same way he only came home to sleep and eat and any human who interfered with either got bitten.

*AFTER* we got him neutered he turned into very fine pet, and he...
Forum: Conversations 05-26-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
DH has the coming week off, and he and my son are...

DH has the coming week off, and he and my son are installing a used stair lift for me. They do not know what they are doing, though there were some instructions on-line. I have learned to be patient,...
Forum: Water 05-25-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Terri
Dripworks says they have emitters that will work...

Dripworks says they have emitters that will work down to 4 PSI. So I am downloading their catalogue. https://www.dripworks.com/media/wysiwyg/DripWorks_2018_Retail.pdf

And, this project will have...
Forum: Water 05-25-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Terri
It looks like I need a "flag emitter" or a "take...

It looks like I need a "flag emitter" or a "take apart emitter".
https://www.irrigationtutorials.com/automatic-rain-barrel-irrigation/

Since Rainbird says their emitters need 30 pounds of...
Forum: Plants 05-25-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Terri
This is one reason why spring is my favorite time...

This is one reason why spring is my favorite time of the year: later on the birds and the bugs eat the garden!

But, for a short time in early spring everything is up and beautiful and nothing has...
Forum: Water 05-25-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Terri
I will do a google search for low-pressure...

I will do a google search for low-pressure emitters.

In the mean time, Rainbird says they need 30 pounds of pressure for their emitters. At 1 foot 4 inches fall for a pound of pressure, that is a...
Forum: Conversations 05-23-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
When my youngest was being potty trained, the 5...

When my youngest was being potty trained, the 5 year old next door told him there was a "potty monster" hiding in the toilet! It is funny to look back on it but at the time I could have killed her!
Forum: Water 05-23-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Terri
I sent a message to a drip irrigation company,...

I sent a message to a drip irrigation company, asking them how many pounds of pressure would be needed for their emitter to drip properly.

And, getting more "fall" is as simple as getting a...
Forum: Conversations 05-22-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
Yesterday I learned that okra seed is only viable...

Yesterday I learned that okra seed is only viable for 2 years. Huh. That would be why my okra seed never came up as mine was 5 years old.

So today I visited 3 different stores before I found okra...
Forum: Homesteading 05-22-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Terri
That is SERIOUSLY awesome!!!!!!!!!

That is SERIOUSLY awesome!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Water 05-21-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Terri
Well, GOOD! Height I can do. Height is...

Well, GOOD!

Height I can do. Height is easy.

Yes, there is a creek but it is kind of hard for me to get up and down to the edge of the creek, now, and I have decided that hauling water in is...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-21-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Terri
I have always followed the recipe on the pectin...

I have always followed the recipe on the pectin package!
Forum: Water 05-20-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Terri
I know too much. I have too much data in my...

I know too much.

I have too much data in my head to be able to find anything in my head very quickly.

Why ELSE would I forget that I have a soaker hose in the home made greenhouse? (That is a...
Forum: Water 05-20-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Terri
A water tank to a "leaky hose"?

I would like to set up an automatic garden waterer at a property out of town. I was thinking that a water tank that is attached to a "leaky hose" might work, but since the water tank I would prefer...
Forum: Conversations 05-19-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
Yes, I have considered a RAM pump. But after a...

Yes, I have considered a RAM pump. But after a thunderstorm the creek rises so high it would sweep away anything in the water.

Last night my body informed me that I had been pushing it too hard,...
Forum: Conversations 05-17-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
I now have convenient water at my out of town...

I now have convenient water at my out of town property. And, while I COUD pump water out of the creek, it is easier to haul it in on the back of the pickup and use a hose to run the water downhill...
Forum: Conversations 05-16-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
This afternoon my son called and asked for work...

This afternoon my son called and asked for work so he can pay a bill due on Friday, so I FLEW down to Feldman's and got water tanks. That should be all that I still needed to have water available on...
Forum: Conversations 05-16-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
This is supposed to be the wettest time of year...

This is supposed to be the wettest time of year and yet I must irrigate my garden. With the exception of Pennsylvania all of the gardeners on-line are complaining about how dry it is. Water is not...
Forum: Conversations 05-12-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
Every night we get 2-3 drops of rain and then...

Every night we get 2-3 drops of rain and then that is it, and it isn't enough. I think that my area is going to have a very dry spring. It looks like some of my tiny carrots have died even though I...
Forum: Conversations 05-09-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
The weather is a little bit odd this year. That...

The weather is a little bit odd this year. That is some good ( none of the fruit trees bloomed until the frosts were done) and some bad ( it is very dry).

And,
Deep South Homestead on youtube...
Forum: Conversations 05-07-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
I have decided to write a book. When I was...

I have decided to write a book.

When I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I was taking care of 2 small kids and my elderly MIL. I also had just bought land that I intended to turn into a...
Forum: Plants 05-06-2018, 09:30 PM
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Views: 759
Posted By Terri
I think that ANY corn will cross with any other...

I think that ANY corn will cross with any other corn, assuming that one is down wind of the other when corn is being pollinated.
Forum: Conversations 05-06-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
DH finally noticed that I was cutting up the sofa...

DH finally noticed that I was cutting up the sofa on the back deck: alas, he was only MILDLY surprised. We have been married for 4 decades: I guess he knows me by now, LOL!

HAlf of my potatos are...
Forum: Conversations 05-06-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
Bored. No, I do not think that sounds boring at...

Bored. No, I do not think that sounds boring at all, though I bet the second time something broke you were ready to start throwing things!
Forum: Conversations 05-05-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
Oh, wow. Just, wow. Boring background...

Oh, wow.

Just, wow.

Boring background stuff: I always wanted to farm and so we bought 5 acres of bare land and I always figured on developing it with sweat equity. Alas, that was when my...
Forum: Conversations 05-04-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
Dang. That is springtime with a vengeance! ...

Dang. That is springtime with a vengeance!

Puttered around a bit with the chainsaw, watched gardening youtubes later this afternoon, and then I went to the church yard sale and bought 2 chairs...
Forum: Conversations 05-04-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
LOL! But, nobody steals worn out sofas...

LOL! But, nobody steals worn out sofas here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or good ones, for that matter.

Springtime before the biting bugs come out is just like heaven, isn't it? This morning I got 2 eggs and I...
Forum: Conversations 05-03-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By Terri
My new chainsaw chain for my battery powered...

My new chainsaw chain for my battery powered chainsaw arrived: I installed it and tested it by cutting up a large part of part of the old sofa that is sitting on my back deck. I ran out of steam...
Forum: Conversations 04-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,154
Posted By Terri
Some of my peas and potatos are up, and the...

Some of my peas and potatos are up, and the onions are starting to green nicely!

It snowed just 2 weeks ago, but I am mowing the lawn today because it is 8 inches tall in many spots. The Midwest...
Forum: Conversations 04-25-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,154
Posted By Terri
Rain today. So, I will do housework and order...

Rain today. So, I will do housework and order some things I need on-line.

Tomorrow my daughter and her husband will visit for an extended weekend.

*AND*- drumroll please- yesterday I...
Forum: Health 04-23-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Terri
Yeah, listen to the doc. My husband once...

Yeah, listen to the doc.

My husband once went back early, and felt fine until a few hours in when he got dizzy at his desk. Take the time that was recommended.
Forum: Conversations 04-23-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,154
Posted By Terri
Today will be a day to work on my homestead, as...

Today will be a day to work on my homestead, as the rain has stopped and my son is spending a couple of days here to earn some money.

*IF* things go perfectly- and they rarely do- then I will cut...
Forum: Homesteading 04-23-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,758
Posted By Terri
The year that I was diagnosed I did not work my...

The year that I was diagnosed I did not work my backyard homestead at all: I think that I needed that time to care for my elderly MIL and to focus on my own health options. It was not until Fall that...
Forum: Homesteading 04-20-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,758
Posted By Terri
I am sorry, Leera. Life has kicked me in the...

I am sorry, Leera. Life has kicked me in the teeth also, though not quite as dramatically as it has you! I simply got sick. And I have not been well since: it is an auto-immune illness (my body is...
Forum: Health 04-19-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Terri
My husband had his gall bladder removed. He...

My husband had his gall bladder removed. He watched TV obsessively.

Sorry to hear you are laid up! And in Spring, no less!
Forum: Conversations 04-19-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,154
Posted By Terri
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!...

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have never HEARD of the like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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