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Forum: Conversations 01-16-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By Terri
A few weeks ago we bought tickets for the kids...

A few weeks ago we bought tickets for the kids and I to fly out to California to visit my Dad, who is in his 90's. We are all aware that we might not have him for much longer. Alas, there is a major...
Forum: Conversations 01-12-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By Terri
What a beautiful day it is! There is 6...

What a beautiful day it is!

There is 6 inches of snow on the back deck and every twig on the big trees around my place is covered in white Awesome! The snow plow has already gone by but nobody...
Forum: Conversations 01-10-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By Terri
I do not mind winter time snow: where I live it...

I do not mind winter time snow: where I live it gives us a big chunk of moisture for the growing season. That will not prevent me from complaining if it interferes with my plans, of course!
...
Forum: Conversations 01-09-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By Terri
I am pissed off tonight. Tired and pissed off. ...

I am pissed off tonight. Tired and pissed off.

DS is changing apartments. He is out of the old apartment but the new one is not coming through with either approving or disapproving. So he is in...
Forum: Conversations 01-07-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By Terri
Me neither. November was remarkably cold, but it...

Me neither. November was remarkably cold, but it has been warmish for 2-3 weeks now and every storm they predict misses us. Yesterday MUD was tracked into the house!
Forum: Conversations 01-06-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By Terri
Well, we helped my son move out of his old...

Well, we helped my son move out of his old apartment, but the new apartment is dragging its heels with the paperwork. So DS is with us for a couple of days while he works for me because there are...
Forum: Conversations 01-04-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By Terri
I had heard that sweet potatos need 125 days, but...

I had heard that sweet potatos need 125 days, but that might vary from variety to variety. I do know that after the sweet potatos form that if you leave them in the ground they will just get bigger....
Forum: Conversations 01-04-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By Terri
DH and I are helping my son with Asperger's...

DH and I are helping my son with Asperger's syndrome move. It is a delicate dance of giving needed guidance without stepping on his toes.
Forum: Conversations 01-02-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By Terri
I got my new Backwoods home magazine! How lovely!...

I got my new Backwoods home magazine! How lovely!

We are starting a 3 day warming trend, so while this morning was bleak and cold it is now bright and sunny, It makes the chickens sing like the ...
Forum: Conversations 01-01-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By Terri
It will not thaw today. So, I carried water...

It will not thaw today.

So, I carried water to the hen house and I filled the inside water dishes. Spoiled chickens that they are, they have a space heater that I keep well away from the birds....
Forum: Conversations 12-31-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
Happy new year to-be-to everyone! The black...

Happy new year to-be-to everyone!

The black eyed peas are simmering, the raw veggies are cut, and the alcohol is chilling. Since both DH and I have both been on a cottage cheese binge, dessert...
Forum: Conversations 12-30-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
I did a little pruning today while wearing my new...

I did a little pruning today while wearing my new insulated Carhart's. They turned out to be just what I needed to keep my legs warm, but, they are 2-3 inches too long and they are labeled "short"....
Forum: Conversations 12-29-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
It is cold and bleak today. I spent the morning...

It is cold and bleak today. I spent the morning driving around town, which tired me more than a couple of hours of outside work. Stop! Go! Stop! Go! And on and on and on......

On the good side my...
Forum: Conversations 12-28-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
We lucked out: instead of snow and freezing rain...

We lucked out: instead of snow and freezing rain we just got rain.

Christmas is done and the house is tidy: I might work in the greenhouse tomorrow unless my son needs me to drive him somewhere,...
Forum: Conversations 12-27-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
Our Christmas meal was a bit unusual, as DH...

Our Christmas meal was a bit unusual, as DH wanted to play with the smoker the day before. There were smoked ribs, sausage, and 3 kinds of rub on pork loin. That and shrimp made an unusual but very...
Forum: Humor 12-27-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Terri
Yuppie: Young, Upwardly mobile Professional. ...

Yuppie: Young, Upwardly mobile Professional.

I do not know about where you live, but out here "yuppie" means working overtime and driving a nice car, not grapefruit scubs.

I laughed as well...
Forum: Conversations 12-23-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
Christmas has come early this year!

Family drama, my 2 cataract surgeries, my husbands need for a new knee, and purchases for me (like a new grill) has meant that neither DH or I wish to exert ourselves for Christmas.

So we...
Forum: Conversations 12-21-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
When I opened up the hen house this morning I...

When I opened up the hen house this morning I woke up a sleeping possum: he looked VERY comfortable in his bed of chicken feed! I was lucky not to lose some birds! Perhaps he just could not catch...
Forum: Conversations 12-19-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
The weather has been delightful and that really...

The weather has been delightful and that really does make the daily work easier! Though in my case that has mostly meant easy driving I am afraid, as there have been a lot of calls on my time and...
Forum: Conversations 12-16-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
It was beautiful today, with highs in the 50'a,...

It was beautiful today, with highs in the 50'a, but we were too busy to go outside.

I do have high hopes for tomorrow.
Forum: Conversations 12-13-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
I see that I can no longer choose "new posts" and...

I see that I can no longer choose "new posts" and see all of the new posts: instead the new posts are spread under 3 headings.

What do folks think of this? I thought it was easier to check the...
Forum: Conversations 12-09-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
I had milk that needed to be used up, and I am...

I had milk that needed to be used up, and I am AGAIN being overtaken by my backyard eggs, and so I attempted a large sugar-free stirred custard.

I think I did not stir well enough: what I got...
Forum: Conversations 12-08-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
You live in ny state? My sympathies! ...

You live in ny state?

My sympathies!

It will be very cold tomorrow, and so I set up the waterer inside the hen house and gave them plenty of food. That way I do not have to take care of them...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 12-08-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Terri
Hello, Zane. I grew up in San Jose, but now...

Hello, Zane.

I grew up in San Jose, but now I live in Kansas!
Forum: Conversations 12-07-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
Baby, it's COLD outside! Well it is SUPPOSED...

Baby, it's COLD outside!

Well it is SUPPOSED to be cold outside, it IS December, but even so I think I will invest in a pair of insulated coveralls this year, or possibly wind proof pants. The ice...
Forum: Conversations 12-04-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
This morning I spent in town doing stuff, and...

This morning I spent in town doing stuff, and this afternoon I spent doing paperwork.

Tomorrow I do it all again. Bleah.
Forum: Conversations 12-02-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
It happens every year at this time. Every...

It happens every year at this time.

Every summer my metabolism goes on high and then, diabetic or not, I can eat whenever I am hungry. Mind, I still have to be careful of WHAT I eat, but whenever...
Forum: Conversations 12-02-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
Glad to hear you are fine! A 7 earthquake is no...

Glad to hear you are fine! A 7 earthquake is no joke!
Forum: Conversations 12-01-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,769
Posted By Terri
My husband says the weather today is terrible: I...

My husband says the weather today is terrible: I think it is beautiful. It is 35 degrees, no wind, and the rain is intermittant. For Kansas in the wintertime, how much more can you ask for?

I...
Forum: Conversations 11-29-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
Thanks, Hunter And, DANG that was good bok...

Thanks, Hunter

And, DANG that was good bok choi I just ate!

I have always considered bok choi to be a strongly flavored vegetable that is best when mixed in with other strongly flavored food,...
Forum: Conversations 11-29-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
It is thawing right now, though we will see more...

It is thawing right now, though we will see more snow in a few days time.

The surgery went well, and I am eager to get the other eye done when it can be arranged
Forum: Conversations 11-26-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
Thanks! I must say I am looking forward to...

Thanks!

I must say I am looking forward to seeing better: I do still drive but not at night.
Forum: Conversations 11-26-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
Good luck with your store! It looks like I...

Good luck with your store!

It looks like I was wrong on how much snow we got: I estimated we got 2 inches but it was hard to tell because it was so drifted. The weatherman says my area got just...
Forum: Conversations 11-25-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
The snow is slowing down and it looks like we got...

The snow is slowing down and it looks like we got 2". It was not as bad as it was predicted.

My husband went to church before the snow started, and he brought back pizza for lunch. And I have...
Forum: Conversations 11-25-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
Well, the storm has been delayed a bit, but the...

Well, the storm has been delayed a bit, but the weatherman says that there will be a 100% chance of snow by noon.

Ah, well.
Forum: Conversations 11-24-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
Oh, I forgot about the possibility of using the...

Oh, I forgot about the possibility of using the heater in the spring. I have always avoided using the greenhouse in the spring because an early spring or late winter storm can drop the outside temp...
Forum: Conversations 11-24-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
The weather is pretty darned entertaining in...

The weather is pretty darned entertaining in Kansas right now!

It is a bright, cheerful day in the 60's and I have opened up the house. However, tomorrow morning early we are supposed to get a...
Forum: Homesteading 11-20-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Terri
Huh. Sometimes the battery in my riding...

Huh.

Sometimes the battery in my riding mower goes flat during the winter: would it hold a charge better if I disconnected the terminals? I keep in in an unheated shed
Forum: Homesteading 11-20-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Terri
Batteries in the far North

I have spent a good deal of time this summer setting up my small homestead for when I an less strong than I am now. And, the subject is now my scooter chair and possibly an outdoor stair lift. These...
Forum: Conversations 11-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
My new wintertime routine: Feed the chickens, and...

My new wintertime routine: Feed the chickens, and on the way out fill a garbage can with leaves

Then, either put the leaves in the hen house for bedding or put in a raised bed that needs more...
Forum: Conversations 11-16-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
It is a perfect, mild Fall day. Most of the snow...

It is a perfect, mild Fall day. Most of the snow has melted and so I broke out the riding mower and blew the leaves into piles. I filled 2 big garbage cans with leaves and dumped them into 2 raised...
Forum: Conversations 11-13-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
I am trying to eat my freezer down some so that I...

I am trying to eat my freezer down some so that I can find things: it is pretty crammed! So lunch today was 2 small fish I caught last Fall, some tater tots from a bag, and the last of the carrots....
Forum: Your Homestead 11-13-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 97,609
Posted By Terri
When my Grandmother was very old a few of us went...

When my Grandmother was very old a few of us went to the beach and a young man asked for cash. It was very interesting: as the youngest person present I was silent and watched to see what my Father,...
Forum: Conversations 11-11-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
This is one of the times it is great to be a...

This is one of the times it is great to be a homesteader.

A lot of bills are coming due this month, like insurance and I bought a dryer to replace the one that broke, etc. Fortunately I do not...
Forum: Conversations 11-11-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
I am pretty sure we broke some records in the...

I am pretty sure we broke some records in the last couple of days for cold in November: the weatherman says that it was 9 degrees the other night. Usually November is pretty mild!

And, this is the...
Forum: Conversations 11-10-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
Yeah, it was 15 degrees this morning and I only...

Yeah, it was 15 degrees this morning and I only went outside to feed the chickens. I intend to stay inside until it gets up to 30 degrees later today: the work will be SO! much more pleasant!...
Forum: Conversations 11-09-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
I pulled 3 good heads of bok choi before...

I pulled 3 good heads of bok choi before tonight's venture into the teens. Just in case the covers and the greenhouse are not good enough.

Tonight we are having inch thick pork chops, stir fry bok...
Forum: Conversations 11-08-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
Bad, BAD cat! Lucas the cat has always loved...

Bad, BAD cat!

Lucas the cat has always loved to climb trees: well good for him. But now he had decided to climb the greenhouse. He goes right up the woven plastic cover. I am afraid he will damage...
Forum: Conversations 11-06-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
Voting was not bad: by the time I arrived most of...

Voting was not bad: by the time I arrived most of the line fit inside so I was only outside for a few minutes.

I came home and started getting ready for bad weather until I ran out of steam. Then...
Forum: Conversations 11-06-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
It has been great, but, winter is suppose to...

It has been great, but, winter is suppose to return this Thursday. More to the point, it is cold out this morning, and I have heard that the line to vote is wrapped halfway around the building. And I...
Forum: Conversations 11-04-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
I signed back up for the magazine: I can...

I signed back up for the magazine: I can understand why Mr Duffy wanted to retire: don't we all sooner or later?

Txanne, it is great to hear from you again! Though, in my opinion it is NEVER warm...
Forum: Conversations 11-03-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,265
Posted By Terri
Yesterday we mostly finished the walls of the...

Yesterday we mostly finished the walls of the raised bed we were working on: It only lacks perhaps 6 big nails driven. It would have required walking to the garage to get the proper sized bit for...
Forum: Conversations 11-01-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Real life happens. I spent much of yesterday...

Real life happens. I spent much of yesterday being cleared for cataract surgery, and it will be done near the end of November. Then I hit Walmart and then we ate dinner and waited for trick or...
Forum: Conversations 10-30-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Backwwoodshome is again available on paper, and I...

Backwwoodshome is again available on paper, and I have subscribed.

My problem with the online magazine is that I cannot keep things organized on-line. I keep wanting to turn the page and it...
Forum: Conversations 10-30-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
The weather man predicted rain this morning and...

The weather man predicted rain this morning and so I planned to work inside.

It isn't raining.

Well, I got the most vital stuff done yesterday: I painted more landscape timbers for raised beds....
Forum: Conversations 10-28-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
I am 63 years old an I will never learn. Ever. ...

I am 63 years old an I will never learn. Ever.

I let my husband and son work in the garden on a raised bed without be being there. Oops.

See, instead of them making me a second raised bed like...
Forum: Conversations 10-26-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Countrymom, enjoy your new washing machine! ...

Countrymom, enjoy your new washing machine!

The vet did give us new antibiotics: the dog demonstrated the problem by having an episode of diarrhea in the waiting room. There was no warning, just...
Forum: Conversations 10-26-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Nothing went right today. Nada. I took...

Nothing went right today.

Nada.

I took 1 1/2 days off because I was worn out, stressed out, and discouraged and this is my first day back being busy nothing went right today.

My sick dog is...
Forum: Conversations 10-24-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Well it is the morning and one of my sugar canes...

Well it is the morning and one of my sugar canes is up!

Now Kansas winters are cold, and sometimes they are VERY cold. So I am treating these as house plants and I will set them out in the...
Forum: Conversations 10-24-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
I have spent the last week on family things, and...

I have spent the last week on family things, and I am pooped. I took the day off excepting for dealing with our sick dog and getting delivery of our new dryer- the old one is shot- and then I simply...
Forum: Conversations 10-16-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Yesterday I ran errands in town, harvested what...

Yesterday I ran errands in town, harvested what was left of the garden, and dealt with a family flap.

Today I am still tired and am fit for nothing so I just took the day off. I heated up some...
Forum: Conversations 10-15-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Yesterday the weatherman thought it would rain...

Yesterday the weatherman thought it would rain but said that frost WAS possible: we got a dusting of snow and the garden is full of frosted and wilted leaves.

Fortunately I had picked the...
Forum: Conversations 10-15-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Thank God the chickens are laying less! ...

Thank God the chickens are laying less!

Every time I get distracted by life the eggs build up. Then when I have the time I use eggs like mad to use them up! Mind, nobody OBJECTS to angelfood cake...
Forum: Conversations 10-14-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
The constant overcast is affecting my mood, and I...

The constant overcast is affecting my mood, and I have decided not to fight it any longer. I will spend today inside and possibly tomorrow as well.

Last night I took the last bits of the warm...
Forum: Plants 10-13-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By Terri
Huh. I used to keep paper pots closed with tape,...

Huh. I used to keep paper pots closed with tape, and the tape always came off after 2 weeks. I might try it with glue-water. Though it will be a while: winters here are not as long as they are in...
Forum: Conversations 10-12-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Back when I was a kid my Mom was into sugar...

Back when I was a kid my Mom was into sugar molding, and I learned how. Basically you mix 1 cup of sugar with 1 teaspoon of water and pack it very tightly into a mold.

Then, you smack the mold...
Forum: Conversations 10-12-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Next year I might start my seedlings in soil...

Next year I might start my seedlings in soil blocks.

The idea always intrigued me, but at $30 for a soil block maker plus shipping and handling plus ordering the "special mix" soil to start them...
Forum: Food 10-12-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By Terri
I like to put apples in brown paper bags and put...

I like to put apples in brown paper bags and put them in the fridge. They are good to eat fresh for a couple of months and I am VERY picky about my eating apples, and then they are great to cook...
Forum: Conversations 10-11-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
I'm tired But, I got the outside of the...

I'm tired

But, I got the outside of the greenhouse doors painted and plastic stapled across it: the rest of the sanding and painting can wait. Also the tender potted plants are under shelter and...
Forum: Conversations 10-10-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
It is cold, windy, and dreary and I need to get...

It is cold, windy, and dreary and I need to get back to work. There is snow to the west of us and it will either fall as snow or as rain and I am NOT ready!

Well, back to work!
Forum: Conversations 10-09-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
We have gotten 10 inches of rain over the last 3...

We have gotten 10 inches of rain over the last 3 days, and that is as much as we usually get in 2 months time. By some miracle the garage and basement has not flooded..... yet.

We will get more...
Forum: Conversations 10-06-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
My cat Lucas caught and killed a squirrel: his...

My cat Lucas caught and killed a squirrel: his first. He looked very impressed with his big bad self, and after giving me wide-eyed looks like I was going to take it away from him he then rushed off...
Forum: Conversations 10-05-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Terri
I learned to play the spoons as a child, but I...

I learned to play the spoons as a child, but I have never heard anybody get the sort of vibration she gets.
Forum: Conversations 10-05-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Scattered showers today. So I went to town...

Scattered showers today.

So I went to town and bought hook and eyes for the greenhouse doors. Also the feed store owner has had this years seeds marked at half off for about a month now: I asked...
Forum: Conversations 10-04-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Today I simply puttered. I did a little sanding,...

Today I simply puttered. I did a little sanding, put the towel rack in the bathroom back up, moved the dried apples to the downstairs freezer, swept, etc.

There are always chores to be done on a...
Forum: Conversations 10-03-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
I could but I won't. What I WILL do is to look...

I could but I won't. What I WILL do is to look for where it is getting in, plug it, and then leave a hard boiled egg out to see if it gets taken again. I want that hole in the run plugged before...
Forum: Conversations 10-03-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
Easter Cheese Pie. I am done with most of...

Easter Cheese Pie.

I am done with most of the food preservation and so I am setting my kitchen in order, and in the fridge I have a lot of eggs and many partially filled bags of grated cheese. And...
Forum: Conversations 10-02-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
I'm tired tonight. But the apples and the tomatos...

I'm tired tonight. But the apples and the tomatos are done. Well at least until my tomato plants ripen some more.

I made a dish of cornbread and I will set out leftovers. Then I will call it a...
Forum: Conversations 10-02-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By Terri
I might try that with a light I had never...

I might try that with a light

I had never heard of thermocubes until this conversation: they look highly interesting.
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 10-02-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By Terri
My "mousetrap" is a cat named Lucas. Alas,...

My "mousetrap" is a cat named Lucas.

Alas, after every successful hunt he comes in dripping with fleas. I put flea stuff on him but he STILL comes in dripping with fleas! And my dog is terribly...
Forum: Conversations 10-01-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,878
Posted By Terri
LAst week the doors went up on the greenhouse,...

LAst week the doors went up on the greenhouse, and before I paint them I need to sand things to make them fit better. Every time I sand where it is binding then it binds someplace else! If I sand a...
Forum: Conversations 10-01-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By Terri
Exactly so. I use space heaters and...

Exactly so.

I use space heaters and apparently the heater you have was meant for sterner weather. That is why my gardening year ends in December. Growing plants can be covered against a frost but...
Forum: Conversations 09-30-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By Terri
Every electric heater I have tried has shut...

Every electric heater I have tried has shut itself off when it gets cold: I think it is a safety measure as they all do it. Is your a particular brand or type?
Forum: Conversations 09-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By Terri
Don, what do you use to heat your greenhouses? I...

Don, what do you use to heat your greenhouses? I have never been satisfied with my attempts as the plants either get cold if far away or dry out if they are too close. And nothing I have cobbled up...
Forum: Conversations 09-29-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By Terri
This week my husband made me door frames for my...

This week my husband made me door frames for my home made greenhouse. Just the frames, so that I can cover them with plastic and let the light shine through.

Nothing bought would fit them-I...
Forum: Conversations 09-29-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By Terri
In a pinch a riding mower will move a log if it...

In a pinch a riding mower will move a log if it is not too heavy. My trees are not wide enough to need a splitter, but my riding mower will easily move a 30 foot tree. And if the log is too heavy you...
Forum: Conversations 09-27-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By Terri
Sir Percy. He is a Speckled Sussex rooster:...

Sir Percy.

He is a Speckled Sussex rooster: a dual purpose chicken who's breed dates back to the Roman era. Practically speaking, he is a short solid chicken with (in this case) long curved spurs....
Forum: Conversations 09-26-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By Terri
My attempt at a Fall garden is working better...

My attempt at a Fall garden is working better than usual. I have some salad greens and the bush beans are blooming
Forum: History 09-23-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By Terri
Seth, alas, I am having trouble figuring out the...

Seth, alas, I am having trouble figuring out the one main thing that you are trying to say.
Forum: History 09-23-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By Terri
Why are the lies destroying you? Or did you mean...

Why are the lies destroying you? Or did you mean it was destroying your relationship?

I have a daughter who's veracity depends on how mentally stable she is at that moment (she has bipolar). I...
Forum: History 09-22-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By Terri
I dunno, Seth: the devils tower sure LOOKS like...

I dunno, Seth: the devils tower sure LOOKS like what a volcano would leave when it was worn away!

Did you MEAN for your latest link to be for a Kellogs infomercial?
Forum: History 09-22-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
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, 07:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
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, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
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, 10:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
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, 04:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,287
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,287
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, 09:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,287
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, 01:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,287
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...
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