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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

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Welcome to Eden!

If you like to dig in the dirt, grow flowers, putter around the yard, dig in the kitchen garden, raise backyard hens, or just like daydreaming about the garden, this is the place.

Many topics have been discussed in the archive.  Revive a topic by adding your 2¢ or start a new topic.

Everyone likes photos of the garden, so if you like to share photos of your prize dahlia, your favorite hen, or your first tomato, go right ahead!

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2015 at 1:06am

I would assume that, too. Your soil must be in good health, indeed.

My goodness, yes! Take very good care of your liver and all other parts of your body!

Comment by Daniel W on December 14, 2015 at 11:18pm
Joan, Amanita is poisonous. From reading, no reports of fatalities, but I plan on keeping what is left of my liver. :-)
I will just let it do its thing and return to the earth.
Our yard has many mushrooms. I assume that means good soil health.
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 14, 2015 at 10:43pm

It is so pretty; why the caution? I know nothing about mushrooms, obviously, other than what I just now read..

What do you intend to do with it? Or to it?

Comment by Daniel W on December 14, 2015 at 9:13pm

In our yard today.  I think this is Amanita muscaria.

Regardless of whether that ID is correct, we are not getting near this one.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 7, 2015 at 7:52am

I'm envious, Bertold. I've nursed my lone rhodie for 5 years. It's hangin' by a thread.

Comment by Plinius on December 6, 2015 at 1:21pm

It's a beauty, Bertold, but isn't its timer half a year slow?

Comment by Daniel W on December 6, 2015 at 1:04pm

Bertold, that's a beautiful rhodie.  Really beautiful.

Comment by Daniel W on December 6, 2015 at 1:04pm

Joan, I really enjoy hearing about your geodesic dome greenhouse.  I don't know if we will do something similar, but I daydream about it.

One of our chickens now seems to be poking holes in the eggs.  We don't know which chicken.  I don't know if she's trying to murder competition's babies, or sipping their juices.

On my family farm, previous farmers had plowed the waterways to maximize fields.  The result was massive gullies.  The Missouri dept of conservation paid for earthen dams across the gullies.  Two resulted in an acre pond, each, and one was about 1/4 acre.  The smaller one silted over, resulting in no more gully above the dam. I never heard of swales at the time, but I guess that's what it became.  My dad stocked the ponds with bluegill and crappie, and we braved the mosquitoes to fish for them.  If the fish were doing their jobs eating mosquito larvae, I didn't know it.

They also provided seedling trees, something like $5 for a bundle of a hundred.  We planted hundreds of trees.  In the end, there was more forest.  The remaining land was never good - either clay or sand.  It was never very productive.  I don't know what it's like now.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 6, 2015 at 12:49pm

We've lived here 14 years now, and this one rhodie blooms every December.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 5, 2015 at 8:00am

Interesting, Joan. Always a fount of knowledge.

 

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