Godless in the garden


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Comment by kathy: ky on February 19, 2017 at 11:56pm
Chris, Spud, I often want to move back to town. But, then I think, neighbors!
Life seems to be a series of trade offs. For all the quiet and land there's a sixteen mile (round trip)
drive to town. We are also the last to get power restored during an outage. Sometimes days during the ice storm about eight years ago power was out for thirteen days. And during snow storms the roads aren't cleared for at least 24 hours.
Trade offs.

Randy, the only suggestion I have is to rest up ;)
Comment by Thomas Murray on February 19, 2017 at 12:46pm

Nice place , Randall.

Your shed in the back would make a nice chicken coop or small barn for a couple of goats. I've thought about getting a couple of alpine goats, male and female. However, some goats can produce two gallons of milk per day, which I wouldn't know what to do with all that milk except give em to my neighbors.

As for your round area, how abt building a small green house with solar panels? That way you can have year round vegetables. .... and a small windmill can generate energy too.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 19, 2017 at 10:30am

Like Plinius, I'm also a little Jealous of the land and locations most of you have, but I'm also glad you have it.

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2017 at 9:06am

Look at that! All that space and not a car in sight!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 19, 2017 at 8:19am

With this nice weather we're having, I began tackling a backyard project I've been pondering for awhile. Here's a photo taken this AM.  At one time, this spot had a semi-sunken above ground swimming pool with a deck. After the kids were gone, I took it down and made a pond. That lasted  10 years. I buried rocks and filled it with dirt (which has since sunk), and tried to make some sort of wild garden out of it. It became too wild.                           I'm now adding more dirt (after burning it down) by the wheelbarrow loads. The question is, NOW WHAT?! Any suggestions?

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2017 at 12:22am

I´m jealous, such a wonderful place, Kathy!

Comment by kathy: ky on February 18, 2017 at 8:25pm
Daniel, lol. They never tested it.
Stray dogs never show up. Deer, occasionally, run into it. Possum go under it but that's about it.
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 18, 2017 at 4:05pm

I love lots of quiet!

The woods sound especially wonderful to kids.

Comment by kathy: ky on February 18, 2017 at 2:54pm
Spud, it's a wonderful place if you like a lot of quiet :)
It's a perfect place for children. The gkids have been free to roam at will from the time they could walk. We're fenced with electric to keep most things out. It also set the boundaries for the kids. When they were very small they thought the woods were so large that a person would never be found if they got lost in them.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 18, 2017 at 1:56pm

corn varieties for freezing on the cob

Years ago, I grew corn that had a thin pencil cob and was intended for freezing the corn on the cob. I think it was Kandy Stick. It was delicious; I can't find the seeds anymore.

"Corn Bred in all Shapes and Sizes. Walton Galinat has developed thousands of varieties, from finger-size to two-foot-long ears. By Phyllis Hanes, Special to The Christian Science Monitor SEPTEMBER 20, 1989

"WALTHAM, MASS. — A FEW years ago, Walton C. Galinat invented a square ear of corn that won't roll around on your dinner plate. Butter doesn't slide off it, and it stacks neatly in freezer or refrigerator. But Dr. Galinat never intended this particular variety to be an ideal edible. He raised square corn only for research. It is his reconstruction of a missing link in corn's ancient, wild ancestor, teosinte. Dr. Galinat is one of the world's foremost authorities on the evolution of corn. He has bred more than 30,000 pedigrees of the plant. One important result of his research is the discovery of traits from earlier corn that can be bred into modern varieties to make them more useful. He also breeds corn for tenderness, long-lasting sweetness, and early maturity."


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