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Daniel, your eggs look so pretty. The green one among the white and brown makes a prettier basket than an Easter Egg batch of colored eggs.
I will tell Katelynn, my great-granddaughter, about you putting in a "14 hour light on a timer" and the hens starting to produce eggs again.
She just turned 16-years-old and the family had a big bonfire with huge piles of slash to get rid of before the dry season hits next spring. She had a large crowd of her friends to help celebrate.
I wish I had your energy, Daniel, and Kathy. I continue on my slug phase and don't seem to be recovering
I am at L&L Paradise Acres for a week, had a lovely walk with Dominic around the perimeter of the house clearing. The bird sounds sang us along our way.
Larry fixed the turkey for Thanksgiving, and the rest of the meal was a team effort. We had turkey soup for lunch and turkey gravy over dressing and rolls tonight, with my pickled beets and onions.
While I prepared dinner tonight, Brooklyn, my two-year-old great-granddaughter placed the step stool where she wanted to watch me make dinner. I gave her a small taste of pickled beets; she shuddered, then smiled and wanted more. She ate several more beets and onions and seemed unwilling to share them. She is my pickle-puss-girl.
Daniel, thanks for pointing to "A Way to Garden" site. I've read quite a few interesting articles, and intend to read all of them.
The one that interested me the most was the one about street lights harming trees. She said that powerful street lights made trees think that it was not time to collect the nutrients from the leaves, but kept them green and growing. The leaves would then freeze before the tree could save the nutrients. She didn't think it would hurt healthy trees, but ones that were already under stress could be harmed.
My extension agent said the lights are not bright enough to cause harm, but that article had a picture that supports her contention that it does:
Oh good! I am glad you tried and liked the turnip recipes. I would imagine Ning would have had turnips in China, they are so very nourishing, if they can be tamed.
The sunchokes sounded good. I will get some for next year's gardens.
Daniel, let me know if you like any of the turnip recipes. I think we ate so many because I was little at the end of the Depression, we were poor, turnips were easy to grow, and we had some Irish ancestry.
Daniel, thanks for the Dave Mallett melody. I thought it was an ancient Irish tune. Mallett wrote it and it turns up in many folk singers songs. I hear the echo of John Denver's voice in his songs.
Your description of planting trees from Conservation sources fits my experience, jump on a shovel forcing it into the ground, push the shovel handle away from you and insert the tree root, stomp on the mound and move to the next place for a thrust of the shovel. We did whole hillsides that way.
I suspect you spell check intervened in your "conversation". I have to check mine all the time or a crazy word sits inside a sentence in which it makes no sense.
I like the garden song, except where he asks someone to bless these seeds and prays.
I have a DVD where John Denver sings the song while the garden plants are animated. It's on the Muppet Show.
Getting my garden "winterized" by spreading compost, pine needles, and leaves all over. Since the soil is highly alkaline, needles add acid. Little wonder I can't seem to grow blueberry bushes. I don't really have an erosion problem, but the leaf covering does protect the soil. Earthworms like it, too.
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