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Forum: Conversations 09-25-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 747
Posted By Doninalaska
Had thunder and hail yesterday. That is very...

Had thunder and hail yesterday. That is very rare here and unheard of this late in September. It never got out of th 40s F. here yesterday. I guess that was the big storm they were predicting for...
Forum: Philosophy 09-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Doninalaska
I think it depends on the Christian denomination....

I think it depends on the Christian denomination. As far as I know, the Catholics are fine with extraterrestrial life, but some of the more conservative Protestant denominations have big problems...
Forum: Conversations 09-16-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 747
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, we haven't had snow at this level yet, but...

Tim, we haven't had snow at this level yet, but it has been down around freezing every night for a while until last night, when it stayed in the 40s F. Our days have been warmer than usual and the...
Forum: Conversations 09-14-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 747
Posted By Doninalaska
We are having warmer than usual days but night...

We are having warmer than usual days but night temps are about normal, so we are experiencing big swings in temps of over 40 degrees. Daytime temps are supposed to get near normal over the weekend...
Forum: Conversations 09-10-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 747
Posted By Doninalaska
We had our turn at the apple press today and had...

We had our turn at the apple press today and had a long talk with the owner. We sampled a number of new apples and a few plums that we may be getting next spring to graft onto our own trees. ...
Forum: Conversations 09-08-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 747
Posted By Doninalaska
Make the weather good next month! I will be...

Make the weather good next month! I will be travelling through Nebraska and Kansas in October. My wife and I will be going down to meet the parents of my son in Nebraska as there is a wedding in...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 09-07-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,832
Posted By Doninalaska
Nice to hear from you, Kachad! Glad things are...

Nice to hear from you, Kachad! Glad things are going well in your life.
Forum: Conversations 09-05-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 747
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, we were down to freezing yesterday...

Tim, we were down to freezing yesterday morning--exactly 32 F./0 C. by the thermometer, but nothing was really injured, although the beans are worse for the wear. We are heating both greenhouses...
Forum: Conversations 09-04-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 747
Posted By Doninalaska
Down to freezing yesterday--32 F. Nothing seems...

Down to freezing yesterday--32 F. Nothing seems to be frozen, but the beans look a little bad. We have been heating the two greenhouses we have that have heat just in case. This morning is in the...
Forum: Philosophy 09-02-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Doninalaska
Sometimes it doesn't seem so.

Sometimes it doesn't seem so.
Forum: Conversations 09-02-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 747
Posted By Doninalaska
We have been rain-free for several days now, but...

We have been rain-free for several days now, but it was 34 F. this morning. I have heated two greenhouses the last two nights, but I suspect we will soon pick everything and be done with it for the...
Forum: Food 08-30-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, my British source says a Salt Spoon is 1/4...

Tim, my British source says a Salt Spoon is 1/4 teaspoon.
Forum: Conversations 08-29-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Terri, 15 years ago we got frosts this early, but...

Terri, 15 years ago we got frosts this early, but in recent years our season has been longer. It was 34 F. this morning, so it didn't frost but was close. My wife is out picking as I write. We are...
Forum: Conversations 08-29-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
It sounds like you have things figured out,...

It sounds like you have things figured out, Terri. We are clear tonight, so we might get our first frost...but I sure hope not. We didn't light the fire in the greenhouse (big one) or turn on the...
Forum: Conversations 08-28-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Well, the rain should mitigate your fire danger a...

Well, the rain should mitigate your fire danger a bit, and you made a good score on the corn husks. The cider MAY indeed cause dome discomfort if you drink too much of it, so it is best to let it...
Forum: Conversations 08-25-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
We are starting on apples, too. Our little...

We are starting on apples, too. Our little orchard supplies enough for us now that we don't have kids home any longer. We used to dry some for "kid Snacks" but we no longer do that. We no longer...
Forum: Conversations 08-25-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Sorry to hear about your fiend, Hunter. Glad...

Sorry to hear about your fiend, Hunter. Glad they found his body, though.
Forum: Conversations 08-24-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
It is still cool and rainy here, but no frost or...

It is still cool and rainy here, but no frost or snow at this location yet. It was down into the 40s last night, so frost won't be too far away. All the earthquakes around the Pacific Rim are...
Forum: Conversations 08-22-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
I hope the best for the old guy, but it doesn't...

I hope the best for the old guy, but it doesn't sound good. Is foul play suspected?
Forum: Conversations 08-21-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Good fishing! I guess some people have so much...

Good fishing! I guess some people have so much money it isn't worth retrieving a frog of even a rod and reel. Your salvaging paid off. I just passed my oldest fly reel down to my youngest son. It...
Forum: Conversations 08-21-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
LOTS of rain! Let us know how the fishing was...

LOTS of rain! Let us know how the fishing was with the high and "new" water when you return. It is raining here also, and we are supposed to get an inch or two tonight and tomorrow. Sadly, soon it...
Forum: Conversations 08-20-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
We are slowly putting the gardens to bed. We...

We are slowly putting the gardens to bed. We still have salmon in the back yard, and the moose haven't been seen for a couple days. There were gunshots a 2:30 AM the other night, so someone may...
Forum: Conversations 08-18-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Nice fish, Hunter. Down to 39 F. here this...

Nice fish, Hunter. Down to 39 F. here this morning, so I guess summer is nearly over for us. We are harvesting, but are about two weeks behind last year due to a late spring.
Forum: Conversations 08-17-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Our fair starts next week, and I will spend a few...

Our fair starts next week, and I will spend a few days there. When we had kids and livestock, it would be 2 weeks at the fair, but now my wife works with the produce judges and has her own...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 08-16-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Doninalaska
Corralled by moose

We have a cow moose with a very young calf wandering our property. My wife tried to walk the dog the afternoon (I was away on an errand) and was chased into the house by the moose. When I got home,...
Forum: Conversations 08-13-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Terri, I grew Rattlesnake beans in my greenhouse...

Terri, I grew Rattlesnake beans in my greenhouse this year, and they seem to be great. I have not harvested them yet, but they are ready any day. I have harvested a few bush beans outside, but none...
Forum: Conversations 08-12-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
57 F. and rainy this morning. The local streams...

57 F. and rainy this morning. The local streams are full to the banks and threaten to flood. Tim, sorry to hear that the MIL is in danger once again. We are nearing the end of our summer, I...
Forum: Conversations 08-08-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Sounds like you are getting ready for winter,...

Sounds like you are getting ready for winter, Tim. We noticed that the wild bees were later coming out this year and seem to be smaller. I don't know what that means, but I would think it would...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 08-08-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,517
Posted By Doninalaska
Lingonberries grow wild here and we usually have...

Lingonberries grow wild here and we usually have a plentiful supply on hand for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We also have a few true bog cranberries, but they are such a pain to hand pick that we...
Forum: Plants 08-08-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, I read that ground cherries were one of the...

Tim, I read that ground cherries were one of the seeds that pioneer folks took with them when they crossed the prairies and such. They knew that if they planted trees it would be years before they...
Forum: Health 08-08-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,135
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, I too have used tonic water for cramps and...

Tim, I too have used tonic water for cramps and it does seem to help, but I found the magnesium supplements do a good job as well, and don't take up so much room in storage.

SBH, experiment with...
Forum: Conversations 08-07-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
53 F. and torrential rain this morning. We are...

53 F. and torrential rain this morning. We are under a flood watch until 9:30 AM tomorrow. I am on high ground, so very little danger to me, but the higher mountains are getting snow...an ominous...
Forum: Health 08-07-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,135
Posted By Doninalaska
You could try a magnesium supplement before bed. ...

You could try a magnesium supplement before bed. It has been know to help some folks. Use the citrate or gluconate (or similar) as the oxide form is cheaper but not readily soluble. I have found...
Forum: Conversations 08-05-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Sorry you got "weather cheated", Tim. Our...

Sorry you got "weather cheated", Tim. Our weather here has been ideal. We get enough rain to keep things going and the fire danger down, but still have nice sunny days. It appears that we may be...
Forum: Conversations 08-05-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Interesting trick, Terri. I have never heard of...

Interesting trick, Terri. I have never heard of blanching the pea pods. Of course, I do that with broad beans, but I have never tried it with peas. I may give it a go.
Forum: Conversations 08-05-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Just wondering...is the new guy from...

Just wondering...is the new guy from out-of-state? We frequently have rich guys come up here and buy big plots of land thinking they can cut off access.
Forum: Conversations 08-05-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Yep, I agree with Terri. People don't realize...

Yep, I agree with Terri. People don't realize that attorneys don't cost much for an initial consult. If they will do this for you on a contingency basis, or pro bono, it won't cost you anything.
Forum: Conversations 08-04-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,682
Posted By Doninalaska
Boy, what a tough life! You may never see this,...

Boy, what a tough life! You may never see this, but I feel for you, Sentanta!!
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-04-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By Doninalaska
I don't think there is an advantage to it where...

I don't think there is an advantage to it where firearms are allowed, but airguns are often allowed in places where firearms are not.
Forum: Conversations 07-31-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Looks like you got a good spot until November! ...

Looks like you got a good spot until November! Enjoy the fishing.
Forum: Conversations 07-31-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
You could treat your own wood with zinc...

You could treat your own wood with zinc napthenate or copper napthenate. Soak your timbers with one of those and it will last much longer. Life will depend how well you soak the wood.
Forum: Conversations 07-30-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, I like the foam as well. Sorry you aren't...

Tim, I like the foam as well. Sorry you aren't getting cooler. Maybe your turn is coming.
Forum: Conversations 07-30-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Yep, salmon swim, but a bunch of salmon of one...

Yep, salmon swim, but a bunch of salmon of one type swimming is called a run. I know it was probably a joke, but just in case....
Forum: Conversations 07-29-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Glad you got ice, Terri, and glad it was a cheap...

Glad you got ice, Terri, and glad it was a cheap fix. We are having a wonderful summer after a very cold start. Our greenhouses look as good as they ever have, with cucumbers in abundance and...
Forum: Conversations 07-25-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, glad you spent part of your birthday in the...

Tim, glad you spent part of your birthday in the air. Flying through the Bush isn't like flying other places, especially if there are mountains and passes involved.

As far as weather goes,...
Forum: Frugal Living 07-25-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Doninalaska
Glad it worked for you, Jim. It takes the hassle...

Glad it worked for you, Jim. It takes the hassle out of proving your status. My brother started carrying a reduced copy of his DD-214 to remove doubt where discounts are offered.
Forum: Conversations 07-25-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
60 F. and rainy today. We haven't had rain for a...

60 F. and rainy today. We haven't had rain for a while, so it will do the garden good. Salmon are finally running in good numbers.
Forum: Conversations 07-23-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Still moderately warm here--high temps in the low...

Still moderately warm here--high temps in the low 70s F. No rain for a while, but may get showers tomorrow. It is supposed to cool slightly by the end of the week, but we will see. The garden is...
Forum: Frugal Living 07-22-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Doninalaska
Jim, I have no problem with the Lowes discount. ...

Jim, I have no problem with the Lowes discount. I DID get a MyLowes account and attached the military proof to it, so there is no hassle at all. Home Depot has reportedly stopped doing any Vet's...
Forum: Conversations 07-22-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Good luck with the beans, Terri. Could your...

Good luck with the beans, Terri. Could your icemaker filter be clogged? I just changed mine today. The note on the old filter said to change the filter annually, but the date on the old filter was...
Forum: Conversations 07-18-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Glad those tomatoes work for you, Terri. You...

Glad those tomatoes work for you, Terri. You might also try Longkeeper or Golden Treasure storage tomatoes. They are open-pollinated tomatoes selected for storage. You pick them while green and...
Forum: Conversations 07-18-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
We grow a few outside, but they always struggle. ...

We grow a few outside, but they always struggle. Most of our tomatoes, and all our peppers are in a greenhouse. Most of our cucumbers are in greenhouses as well, but we do grow some outside and in...
Forum: Conversations 07-17-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Determinate paste tomatoes work really well for...

Determinate paste tomatoes work really well for making sauce and such. They tend to ripen in a short time, so your harvest is condensed and you can get your sauce making over and done. We use a lot...
Forum: Conversations 07-17-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Terri, what is the name of the variety?

Terri, what is the name of the variety?
Forum: Conversations 07-16-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
We still live on a dirt road, but pavement isn't...

We still live on a dirt road, but pavement isn't too far away. School busses don't run on our road, so it is a low priority. Sorry your loses are so high.
Forum: Conversations 07-16-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Bear activity has picked up in the area, but...

Bear activity has picked up in the area, but still nothing here. The Dept of Fish and Game killed 4 brown bears trying to find a predator that is sitting in ambush for humans--a predator bear. They...
Forum: Conversations 07-13-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, as you may remember, I had a real problem...

Tim, as you may remember, I had a real problem with a young bull last winter. He trashed my fish-cleaning station that had been there for 20+ years, destroyed a wooden potato bed/box that had been...
Forum: Conversations 07-10-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
Yeah, there were places here that were/are...

Yeah, there were places here that were/are popular for off-the-bank salmon fishing. Divers would place snags near the casting beaches and would dive in and retrieve the snags (along with all the...
Forum: Conversations 07-08-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
A cold front came through last night, so our warm...

A cold front came through last night, so our warm spell is over. It is now 63 F. and raining. The slugs will come out of hiding in very short order. I don't know what to do when there is so much...
Forum: Conversations 07-05-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
It sounds like you are still a few days behind us...

It sounds like you are still a few days behind us on weather. Our warm spell began late last week and has continued wonderfully since, with temps of 77 F. (25 C.) or above as highs. I hope you got...
Forum: Conversations 07-05-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
I don't see how traps or snares on YOUR property...

I don't see how traps or snares on YOUR property would allow him to poison your livestock. You could use game cameras (well hidden) to document violations of your space. Live traps from animal...
Forum: Conversations 07-05-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
You could also see if they have traps at animal...

You could also see if they have traps at animal control you can borrow. If you don't have any dogs or cats of your own roaming, you could also try a less friendly trap like a Conibear 330 or a snare...
Forum: Conversations 07-03-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
August here is the beginning of our rainy season....

August here is the beginning of our rainy season. If it isn't cloudy, cool, and rainy, we will be in a bad wildfire situation. We have a few days of warm weather now, so I am going to enjoy it.
Forum: Conversations 07-03-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
81 F. this afternoon! It has been quite a few...

81 F. this afternoon! It has been quite a few years since it has gotten this warm here. We went to a court appearance to support a neighbor who had been stalked, but when we got home, it was 118 F....
Forum: Conversations 07-02-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
It is not just about the cost of what you...

It is not just about the cost of what you produce, but the quality and the security of being able to feed yourself should the need arise. I'm sure we don't save a lot of money on food, but we always...
Forum: Conversations 07-02-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,108
Posted By Doninalaska
We picked out first zucchini yesterday, We had...

We picked out first zucchini yesterday, We had some bok choy, mustard greens and radishes with it on the grill...along with steak. Temps in the 70s yesterday and predicted to remain so until Friday.
Forum: Conversations 06-30-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
Sorry you are sick, Setanta. Maybe it is your...

Sorry you are sick, Setanta. Maybe it is your body saying you've been working too hard. Hope you get well and back to normal soon!
Forum: Conversations 06-30-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
Still in the 60s and cloudy, but it supposed to...

Still in the 60s and cloudy, but it supposed to be in the 70s all next week. We'll see. The forecasts are usually wrong. We removed vinyl flooring that we installed 20 years ago in the kitchen,...
Forum: Conversations 06-27-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Doninalaska
Our gardens and greenhouses are doing well. I...

Our gardens and greenhouses are doing well. I have fans in my bigger greenhouse, so I have better temperature control when the sun is bright. We had a Great Horned Owl come by and pick off one of...
Forum: Conversations 06-21-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
Actually, we had a BEAUTIFUL day today--77F. and...

Actually, we had a BEAUTIFUL day today--77F. and sunny. Sorry if some of the rain missed you. It sounds like Hunter got most of it in Nebraska.
Forum: Conversations 06-20-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
Good for you, Terri! Glad you got the rain I...

Good for you, Terri! Glad you got the rain I sent you...but I am waiting for your sun....
Forum: Plants 06-20-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, Elliott Coleman still has some useful...

Tim, Elliott Coleman still has some useful information on greenhouse management and year-round harvest that applies to those of us who live north of him. No one is perfect, but he is worth a look,...
Forum: Food 06-17-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Doninalaska
Thanks, Karen!

Thanks, Karen!
Forum: Conversations 06-17-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
The son from Nebraska and his brother (youngest...

The son from Nebraska and his brother (youngest son) are down on Prince William sound now fishing, but I have no reports. Most of the salmon fishing here has been shut down, supposedly due to warm...
Forum: Conversations 06-17-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
Very impressive! Do you make the bodies as well?

Very impressive! Do you make the bodies as well?
Forum: Conversations 06-17-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
It's a deal!

It's a deal!
Forum: Conversations 06-16-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
Sorry things are miserable there. It has been...

Sorry things are miserable there. It has been raining for the last two days, and the temp is just about 55 F. at the moment. I have sons out fishing at the moment, and I have been fiddling around...
Forum: Plants 06-16-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Doninalaska
I have used them in the past, but don't...

I have used them in the past, but don't currently. I have trouble bending now, but I do have 4 greenhouses:1 attached to the house, 1 attached to the old barn and 2 freestanding. I did use a cold...
Forum: Plants 06-16-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Doninalaska
Glad your garden is doing so well, Terri. Ours...

Glad your garden is doing so well, Terri. Ours is just getting going. I have to side-dress this weekend.
Forum: Conversations 06-16-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
My son from Omaha is here, and he is glad to be...

My son from Omaha is here, and he is glad to be out of the heat. He and his younger brother are down in Seward trying to catch some salmon--limit 12 per person per day right now. Cool and rainy...
Forum: Conversations 06-15-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
Agreed, Terri. I find I still get good...

Agreed, Terri. I find I still get good information from this site, and I hope it continues. I wish some of the folks that went to Facebook groups would return--the good ones. I wasn't on it in the...
Forum: Food 06-15-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Doninalaska
Thanks, Karen! That was 2 cups water and 2 cups...

Thanks, Karen! That was 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar?
Forum: Food 06-15-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Doninalaska
Thanks, Tim!

Thanks, Tim!
Forum: Conversations 06-12-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
8" of snow to the east of us, but none here. ...

8" of snow to the east of us, but none here. Winter storm warnings and frost warnings to the north, but again, not here.... Garden and greenhouses planted. We got about 1/2 " of rain here, so...
Forum: Conversations 06-10-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
Good photo, Hunter! Enjoy the Summer!

Good photo, Hunter! Enjoy the Summer!
Forum: Conversations 06-09-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, please pass on the recipe for...

Tim, please pass on the recipe for rhubarb-cinnamon sticks. Sounds good! About the same here as there. One of my grandsons told me the other day that he loved to play outside (he is a budding...
Forum: Conversations 06-07-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,358
Posted By Doninalaska
I don't think it got above 65 F yesterday, but it...

I don't think it got above 65 F yesterday, but it stayed in the 40s last night. It is sunny and clear, so it may get warmer today. The greenhouses and gardens are almost completely planted now, so...
Forum: Conversations 06-06-2018, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Doninalaska
Sounds like you had a good day, Setanta. It...

Sounds like you had a good day, Setanta. It stayed under 60 F. today and was cloudy. My wife is almost done planting the garden. I can no longer do it well. If she decides to quit gardening, we...
Forum: Conversations 06-04-2018, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Doninalaska
Couldn't you keep that going forever? 1 move to...

Couldn't you keep that going forever? 1 move to 2, 2 move to 3, 3 move to 1, then continue the cycle with 1 move to 2, etc.? Unless there is a rule that you cannot occupy the same site for 6 months...
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 06-02-2018, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Doninalaska
I can only speak from my wife's experience, but...

I can only speak from my wife's experience, but she had a Brother, which broke and she replaced it with a Singer. She used to "free hand quilt" with her Brother, but the Singer didn't work the same....
Forum: Conversations 06-02-2018, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Doninalaska
It hit 70 F. again yesterday, but it is still in...

It hit 70 F. again yesterday, but it is still in the 30s at night, even though it is light all night now. With the daylight, the greenhouses are staying a little warmer than ambient, so everything...
Forum: Conversations 06-01-2018, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Doninalaska
Did you try changing the food you are feeding the...

Did you try changing the food you are feeding the chicks? It seems like you are having a very high mortality for the new hatches. It hit 70 F. here for the first time this year yesterday, and it is...
Forum: Conversations 05-28-2018, 11:22 PM
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Posted By Doninalaska
I think we hit 70 F. today for the first time...

I think we hit 70 F. today for the first time this year. It was sunny yesterday, too, but only reached 67 F. Spring has finally arrived here.
Forum: Conversations 05-28-2018, 11:20 PM
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Posted By Doninalaska
Bill, I hope you get your water problems fixed. ...

Bill, I hope you get your water problems fixed. I know it is difficult to fix a water issue when it was not done correctly the first time. I can only say that the best thing to do is to dig around...
Forum: Frugal Living 05-28-2018, 11:09 PM
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Posted By Doninalaska
Home Depot here advertises that they give a Vets...

Home Depot here advertises that they give a Vets discount, but they always say whatever I want to buy there doesn't qualify. Lowes always comes through, though, and does what they advertise. I shop...
Forum: Conversations 05-28-2018, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, you truly are lucky. As to the grafting, I...

Tim, you truly are lucky. As to the grafting, I would recommend getting something like this if you are going to do much grafting. It works so much better and is easier than using a knife. My...
Forum: Conversations 05-28-2018, 06:28 AM
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Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, it sounds as you have been busy. We had our...

Tim, it sounds as you have been busy. We had our big plant sale this weekend, so now we can get into our own gardens. We are above freezing most nights now, but there are still a few.... My wife...
Forum: Conversations 05-25-2018, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Doninalaska
30 F. here this morning, and it looks like...

30 F. here this morning, and it looks like another cold night ahead. Even the greenhouses are close to freezing. Nothing in the garden yet, though.
Forum: Conversations 05-24-2018, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Doninalaska
I would definitely put the chicks in a brooder...

I would definitely put the chicks in a brooder and see if the losses stop. Chickens are among the stupidest of God's creatures. It will be interesting to find out what is killing your seedlings,...
Forum: Conversations 05-23-2018, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Doninalaska
Do you know about the "Okra Fairy"? She flies...

Do you know about the "Okra Fairy"? She flies around the fields and blows her nose in each of the okra pods.
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