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Fig Jam. 9.20.18
Daniel, I think I'l print your photo to scare away my rabbits! Cliche humor. Happy to receive a positive report on your eyes.
Six inches of the white stuff overnight. First of the season. I'm happy for the cover over my strawberry bed, especially since it's supposed to get REALLY cold the next few days.
I'm so glad you can see better, Daniel!
You're right, Daniel, the Steller's go crazy over peanuts. When I put some out in the feeders they start flocking around even before I clear out. The scrub jays love them too.
Patricia - I'd be glad to send you one of my vinegar starts and you could try grafting it onto your totato.
Patricia, add a little oil with your vinegar and you have a ready made potato-tomato salad.
Glad to hear the good news Daniel. New eyes are great.
Just heard on NPR about grafting a tomato plant onto a potato, aka the "tomtato." Apparently it yields cherry tomatoes above ground and potatoes below. AKA "ketchup and fries."
Randy, rabbits make very good fertilizer producers. Dad raised rabbits when I was a kid just for the fertilizer. He invented a watering system to catch the water when he hosed the concrete rabbit platform on which the cages set. He rigged up a rain gutter so he could swing it 180 degrees that drained the water to each row. He built a canal system that was at the south end of the 50' row and could direct the water to each row. The rows sloped down in elevation as it went north.
To water, he opened a valve on the water reservoir and let water drain into a canal and opened a gate letting water run the full length of one row at a time. Rabbit manure rich water flowed the full length in just a few minutes.
You would think this process would create flies and smells, but it didn't. He also used straw for the paths and they became saturated with manure rich water. I would put a shovel in the ground and come up with a shovel full of earthworms.
I couldn't eat rabbit. They were pets to me.
I always had rabbits when the kids were growing up. Dad built hutches and brought them to me wherever we lived. We were a military family the first ten years of the kids lives. The military didn't want to ship my rabbits and hutches when we moved every two years. I also had huge gardens at every military base. I had to get permission to dig up the grass and put in vegetables. I gave my excess produce away and always had more than we could eat.
Maybe your little wild rabbit could be a fertilizer producer for you.
Daniel, you look wonderful! So bright and sparkly. Yes, a mighty large pupil. Your typing looks perfect to me ... can understand every sentiment you write.
I understand the emphasis on netting blueberries. What fruit do birds like as much as blueberries? I will plant those for a bird feast in the bird feeding station.
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