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Forum: Conversations 01-20-2019, 12:10 AM
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Posted By Doninalaska
I believe the eclipse is supposed to be tomorrow...

I believe the eclipse is supposed to be tomorrow night, Tim, between 1830 and 2230 Alaska time, so if you are on Pacific, it would be one hour later. Check the internet to be sure, but that is what...
Forum: Conversations 01-19-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By Doninalaska
We'll see if I can post now. Hunter, I remember...

We'll see if I can post now. Hunter, I remember living in North Carolina and having schools closed on the forecast of snow and having no snow materialize on many occasions. Schools here are only...
Forum: Conversations 01-11-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By Doninalaska
The severe cold predicted never materialized...

The severe cold predicted never materialized here, with temps this morning around -12 F., nowhere near the -35 F. that was predicted. I don't know how the weather people here can stand in front of a...
Forum: Conversations 01-09-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By Doninalaska
Sorry to hear of your son's misfortune, Terri. ...

Sorry to hear of your son's misfortune, Terri. Perhaps the Holidays messed up the process on the property manager's end of things. A short consultation with an attorney may help and it probably...
Forum: Conversations 01-07-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By Doninalaska
-27 F. here this morning and I have to go to the...

-27 F. here this morning and I have to go to the local garden club in a few minutes. No new snow lately, but again it is predicted for the weekend. I think the high in Fairbanks is supposed to be...
Forum: Conversations 01-06-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By Doninalaska
Another -20 F. day here, and the air is crisp. ...

Another -20 F. day here, and the air is crisp. My truck doors were frozen shut this morning when I tried to leave for church. I thought I had the problem solved when I sprayed all around the doors...
Forum: Conversations 01-05-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By Doninalaska
Sweet potatoes can grow in less than 100 days,...

Sweet potatoes can grow in less than 100 days, but they don't store if they aren't mature, so you have to eat them out of the ground. Many people now grow them in the winter inside just for the...
Forum: Conversations 01-04-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By Doninalaska
When I was in Omaha, I met the wife of a guy who...

When I was in Omaha, I met the wife of a guy who had just moved to Fairbanks. A couple days ago, he was boasting that it was a cold in Omaha as it was in Fairbanks. Tomorrow the high is supposed to...
Forum: Conversations 01-03-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By Doninalaska
Can't even see my yard, and probably won't for...

Can't even see my yard, and probably won't for months. It is supposed to be below 0 F. tonight and -15 or lower tomorrow...but the days are getting longer!
Forum: Conversations 01-03-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By Doninalaska
The Canadian expert on sweet potatoes is: ...

The Canadian expert on sweet potatoes is:


Ken Allen
61 S. Bartless Street
Kingston,ON K7K 1X3
Canada


allan@adan.kingston.net
Forum: Conversations 01-02-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By Doninalaska
It was 32 F./0 C. this morning but the temp has...

It was 32 F./0 C. this morning but the temp has been dropping as the wind shifted. It appears that Tim might be in for the storm we were supposed to get but didn't. Enjoy blowin' all that snow,...
Forum: Conversations 01-01-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,227
Posted By Doninalaska
We've got tropical air flowing in and the current...

We've got tropical air flowing in and the current temp is 40 F. So far, very little precip from the so-called "big storm". Life is easy considering the time of year, and everything is quiet.
Forum: Conversations 12-30-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,847
Posted By Doninalaska
I am finally back on. My old computer , although...

I am finally back on. My old computer , although it survived the earthquake, failed soon after. I managed to get onto the hard drive on the old computer and retrieved my password, as the password...
Forum: Conversations 12-07-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,847
Posted By Doninalaska
Yeah, he found a Nebraska girl to marry. She...

Yeah, he found a Nebraska girl to marry. She wasn't born there, but her dad was stationed at Offutt AFB, but I am not sure how since he was a naval officer. Allegedly, he was a supply officer, but...
Forum: Conversations 12-06-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,847
Posted By Doninalaska
Hunter, I hope the weather holds at least through...

Hunter, I hope the weather holds at least through next week, as we will be down there once again for a son's wedding in Omaha. The roads are driveable up here and I can get to the airport. The FEMA...
Forum: Conversations 12-01-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
We survived fine, Annie. I hope everything is...

We survived fine, Annie. I hope everything is going okay for you in your wintry home....
Forum: Conversations 12-01-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,847
Posted By Doninalaska
We were without power most of yesterday, so no...

We were without power most of yesterday, so no contact. Everybody here is okay, but we got tossed around and lost a lot of breakables. No structural damage or broken windows. We were getting ready...
Forum: Conversations 11-29-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
20 F. and snowing here this A.M. Not much new...

20 F. and snowing here this A.M. Not much new accumulation. I got a tow-behind spreader to gravel/sand/salt the driveway as it had gotten so icy, but now it is snowing, so perhaps I won't need it.
Forum: Conversations 11-25-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
Good luck with the surgery, Terri.

Good luck with the surgery, Terri.
Forum: Plants 11-24-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Doninalaska
Heritage Harvest doesn't ship outside Canada...

Heritage Harvest doesn't ship outside Canada according to their website. There are some good varieties there. I found some of them in other places but many of them listed the seed source as B.C. I...
Forum: Conversations 11-24-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
Good thinking, Terri! My advice is still to...

Good thinking, Terri! My advice is still to concentrate on the fall and spring crops, but enjoy the winter. You need time to recoup, rest and plan your garden anyway. I am just beginning doing...
Forum: Conversations 11-24-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
"I ordered myself a Christmas gift. I have...

"I ordered myself a Christmas gift. I have ordered a Big Buddy portable LP heater from tractor supply, and I will use it in my greenhouse. I will use it briefly this year to see what it can do for...
Forum: Conversations 11-22-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
If you split while it is cold, it warms you...

If you split while it is cold, it warms you twice, Hunter!:D
Forum: Homesteading 11-20-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Doninalaska
Lithium-based batteries seem to do fine here in...

Lithium-based batteries seem to do fine here in the cold. For standard lead-acid batteries, I use a battery blanket on the coldest days that plugs in. I have used a "battery maintainer" or float...
Forum: Energy 11-19-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Doninalaska
That is why I looked at the less expensive new...

That is why I looked at the less expensive new models, although I never bought one. I assume you need this for emergency outages. You don't want something of questionable reliability in a crisis. ...
Forum: Energy 11-17-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Doninalaska
No experience, Tim, but I have looked at them for...

No experience, Tim, but I have looked at them for years. This is the page I usually turn to:


https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/category_generators+pto-generators
Forum: Plants 11-15-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Doninalaska
I get a lot of catalogs, although not as many as...

I get a lot of catalogs, although not as many as I once did since I do a lot of online ordering now. We will start inventory and ordering shortly. Planting will not start until I get back from my...
Forum: Conversations 11-11-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
Heavy wet now last night with temps around 30 F. ...

Heavy wet now last night with temps around 30 F. Probably not enough to require the plow. We may get more or it may melt. We'll see....
Forum: Conversations 11-10-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
It has warmed today with a high just about at...

It has warmed today with a high just about at freezing. Snow is predicted starting tomorrow...we'll see. We have three grandkids for the weekend while the parents are in Fairbanks. Maybe I will...
Forum: Conversations 11-06-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
Terri, good luck with the greenhouse. I just...

Terri, good luck with the greenhouse. I just talked with a greenhouse guru yesterday, and he said to keep your plants 4 feet away from the outside wall if possible when growing in cold weather...
Forum: Conversations 11-04-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
Glad to hear from you, Annie, and glad you have...

Glad to hear from you, Annie, and glad you have adjusted to the winter in the Dakotas. Once winter sets in if you have a good furnace, you can just settle back and read or write or whatever. Life...
Forum: Conversations 11-03-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
No sweat, Tim. I was surprised when no one had...

No sweat, Tim. I was surprised when no one had started the new month, so I began one, then was surprised again when you started another. Not much new snow here, but it has been cold for the last...
Forum: Conversations 11-01-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,308
Posted By Doninalaska
November 2018

Down to 0 F. this morning for the first time this year. We have had years in the past when November had the coldest temps of the year, but not so recently. It has been a warm autumn so far until...
Forum: Conversations 10-31-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
Yeah, Tim, can we trust that they won't go out of...

Yeah, Tim, can we trust that they won't go out of print again?? 4 F. here this morning (~-15.6 C.) so you might have a cold spell coming your way. Snow over the weekend, so it makes the nights...
Forum: Conversations 10-15-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
My son messaged to let us know to secure a...

My son messaged to let us know to secure a rental car, as there have been so many accidents the rentals are almost all booked.
Forum: Conversations 10-14-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
Great! We'll be knockin' around for almost two...

Great! We'll be knockin' around for almost two weeks, but not all in Nebraska. Trips to Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma planned, so hopefully no snow....:dance3:
Forum: Conversations 10-13-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
It was 36 F. and raining hard this afternoon, and...

It was 36 F. and raining hard this afternoon, and the temp was dropping. Still no snow down here at this level, but we are heading to our son's place in Nebraska on Tuesday morning, so we have...
Forum: Plants 10-13-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Doninalaska
I also wondered about using flour as a binder in...

I also wondered about using flour as a binder in the soil blocks--just mix it with the dirt. Never tried it, but I have considered it. Perhaps spring will bring experiments.
Forum: Conversations 10-12-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
I am thinking the same thing, Terri. I attended...

I am thinking the same thing, Terri. I attended a workshop on the subject a while back, and the presenter said he uses worm castings as the "glue" to hold the blocks together. I am toying with the...
Forum: Conversations 10-12-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, there is another storm coming. It is...

Tim, there is another storm coming. It is supposed to be here tomorrow and will bring mostly rain, and not as much wind as the last.
Forum: Conversations 10-11-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
You can dig the beets and plant them into a pot...

You can dig the beets and plant them into a pot in the house if all you want is greens.
Forum: Food 10-11-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By Doninalaska
Do you have a cellar? That would be the best way...

Do you have a cellar? That would be the best way to start. I have a friend with a commercial orchard who stores his apples in a well-insulated unheated room. He pays close attention to how various...
Forum: Conversations 10-10-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
Sorry your summer has been such a bust, Anna. We...

Sorry your summer has been such a bust, Anna. We have had a weird year here, but not too bad as far as garden produce. Winter hasn't really arrived here yet, but most of the farmers/gardeners here...
Forum: Conversations 10-10-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
It is supposed to get cold tonight before the...

It is supposed to get cold tonight before the typhoon remnants arrive on Wednesday night, maybe into the teens (F.) tonight. We'll see. We got quite a bit of new snow on the mountains yesterday,...
Forum: Conversations 10-08-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
32 F. this morning, but it was rainy last night. ...

32 F. this morning, but it was rainy last night. No snow here but I expect the mountains are covered. An old typhoon remnant is supposed to hit on Wednesday night, so i expect warmer temps and more...
Forum: Conversations 10-05-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
When I lived in warm places. Little Marvel were...

When I lived in warm places. Little Marvel were the only peas I could grow, and here an old variety called Freezonian seem to do the best, although many varieties do okay here. Most commercially...
Forum: Frugal Living 10-04-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By Doninalaska
Hmmm. I always assumed the VA here billed...

Hmmm. I always assumed the VA here billed Medicare since they wanted to record my new number, but I don't know for sure. I have private insurance as well, and I seldom get any bills from the VA.
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 10-04-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Doninalaska
Thanks for the heads-up, Bill. I would never...

Thanks for the heads-up, Bill. I would never purchase a firearm I was not completely familiar with...scary!
Forum: Conversations 10-04-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
Welcome back, Setanta!! I hope you can get your...

Welcome back, Setanta!! I hope you can get your identity and privacy issues resolved once and for all. I always wondered how you could live your lifestyle in a place like New York. There are...
Forum: Conversations 10-03-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
Can you set a trap, Terri, to determine what the...

Can you set a trap, Terri, to determine what the predator is?
Forum: Conversations 10-02-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By Doninalaska
Terri, check out garage sales and thrift stores...

Terri, check out garage sales and thrift stores to see if you can get a little heater that will work for you, or just use an incandescent light or brooder lamp on a thermocube to ward off the frost.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 10-02-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Doninalaska
Welcome back, Ron. Hopefully some of the more...

Welcome back, Ron. Hopefully some of the more knowledgeable folks here will be able to help you out.
Forum: Conversations 10-02-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,918
Posted By Doninalaska
24 F. this morning, but were gone all day to...

24 F. this morning, but were gone all day to meetings, appointments, etc., so I haven't gotten in the garden to see if anything is left. The new greenhouse is fine, but I haven't gotten out to the...
Forum: Conversations 10-01-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By Doninalaska
Ice on the windshields this morning and it is...

Ice on the windshields this morning and it is below freezing already at midnight. The sky is clear, so it will be chilly tonight. I have to get the tires changed on the wife's car soon, too. MY...
Forum: Conversations 10-01-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By Doninalaska
What good would a heater be if it shut off when...

What good would a heater be if it shut off when it got cold? So the heat works great when it is 80 F. but shuts off at 20 F.? It is just and old milk-house style heater that I got at a garge sale,...
Forum: Conversations 09-30-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By Doninalaska
Good job, Hunter! :)

Good job, Hunter! :)
Forum: Conversations 09-30-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By Doninalaska
Our big greenhouse is heated with a wood stove,...

Our big greenhouse is heated with a wood stove, but we have shut that down as it is quite a hassle to keep the fire going when it gets too cold. It my new little greenhouse, I have a small electric...
Forum: Conversations 09-30-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By Doninalaska
Tim, our low temps are about the same as yours,...

Tim, our low temps are about the same as yours, but our daytime highs are warmer. I only skid logs when I can't get them out any other way. Most often I cut them in lengths and move hem with the...
Forum: Conversations 09-29-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By Doninalaska
Hunter, isn't it easier to move the logs intact...

Hunter, isn't it easier to move the logs intact instead of a bunch of split pieces if you use the tractor? I find it to be so. I then can cut and split the wood where it will be stacked (or piled...
Forum: Conversations 09-27-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By Doninalaska
Glad he appears to be healing, Terri. I have...

Glad he appears to be healing, Terri. I have never had that problem with any rooster, but I did find a hen hanging upside down from the fence once. I assumed she was fleeing a predator and got hung...
Forum: Conversations 09-26-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By Doninalaska
26 F. here this morning, the coolest yet. Tim...

26 F. here this morning, the coolest yet. Tim should be getting some wet weather followed by cooling if the pattern holds. Snow on the mountains but none down here so far. Remaining pumpkins (under...
Forum: Conversations 09-25-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
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, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
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, 06:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
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, 06:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
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, 06:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
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 09-09-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 31,231
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, 06:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
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, 05:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
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 09-03-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By Doninalaska
Sometimes it doesn't seem so.

Sometimes it doesn't seem so.
Forum: Conversations 09-02-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
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, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 06:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 06:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 07:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 03:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 11:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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 08-22-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 07:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 04:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 10:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 04:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 11:22 PM
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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, 02:38 AM
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Views: 3,340
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, 04:29 PM
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Views: 3,340
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, 10:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,502
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, 10:10 PM
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Views: 431
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, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,012
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,012
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, 08:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 08:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 08:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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, 06:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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 08-05-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,340
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 08-05-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
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.
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