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The ducks have a new yard, my future tomato and bean garden. 12.22.17
Not into seclusion Randall. From the day my husband came home ill, we've been trying to analyze the situation that led to that - to prove workplace bullying is an enormous job...
It's wonderful to hear from the two of you, Joan and Daniel. It appears many A/N stalwarts have gone into seclusion. I'm sorry you both are feeling a little under the weather. I'll be passing through your state on Oct. 15th as I take Amtrak's Empire Builder up and around the northern states and down to Sacramento to visit two of my children and one grandchild.
Washington is one of 3 states I've never been to (Del. and Alaska). Looking forward to seeing the landscape. I'll wave as I pass through.
I am in the process of canning our apple crop from our young tree. There are virtually no worms and I don't know why. Whatever Laura and the family did, worked. I'll have to find out what to do to keep the worms out.
We are watering the big patches of clover Laura seeded. The plowed ground has a pretty green hue as clover seeds sprout.
Randy, the dry weather has dried out the forest that surrounds my new home and many of the trees show distress from the drought. Fire in inevitable in forest areas; we lived in constant readiness to fight fires this summer. Thankfully, we got through the hot spell with no fires in Pond Oreille County Fire District 8.
I have been clearing the boundary between the cleared land and forest area of slash. It is a slow process; I have cleared only about 50 feet and I have a long way to go. It is nice to have a project going.
Daniel, I know what you mean by fatigue. I plan out my day with different projects and can only do one or two. We certainly are not 20 years old and have the right and perhaps the responsibility to embrace our fatigue. At least I don't feel guilty any more when I catch a nap, whether morning or afternoon.
My great-grandkids tease me that I am the only one of the four generations who live on this place who takes naps. ZZZZZZZZZZ
Daniel, have you used the 7-foot high plastic netting to keep deer out? Also, have you tried electric fencing?
I don't have a vegetable garden yet, here at Laura's, except what is growing in the greenhouse. The seeds sprout very quickly, grow fast and we will have a spinach feed very soon.
I plan to have raised vegetable beds next summer.
I'm againin'. Garden cleanup, that is. Dug up some nice carrots and parsnips. Anybody else love parsnips like I do? Sun dried a mess of banana peppers. Next on the agenda is to dig up sweet potatoes. My red raspberries perked up after one and a half inches of rain two weeks ago. They're running out my ears. I've already made 3 gallons of raspberry wine. One more garden thing: I had my first concord grapes this week. Waited 3 years. Seedy, but tasty.
I actually worked in the garden yesterday, cleaning up a major portion of corn stalks, vines, and weeds. I also froze a large batch of white peaches.
Happy Autumnal Equinox!
Hi Kathy. How often is the internet unavailable where you're at?
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