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Godless in the garden

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2016 at 3:28pm

December has been colder than normal.  Got down to negative 10° F one morning, but temperatures are back to normal, or above now.  The high temps are going to rise above freezing this week.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 11, 2016 at 3:22pm

Spud, great to hear from you again. Happy new year and I hope all's well with you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 11, 2016 at 2:56pm

Spud, I am so glad to read your comment today! I understand your struggle to make contact and in no way scold you for that. I m just relieved you did not get hit by a huge truck and turn into compost! 

What has your winter been treating you? 

We had a lovely snowfall that regenerated the water storage in the mountains. We now experience a thaw that is a little too fast. We may have some flooding. I hope the temperatures drop just a little until the soils begin to soften and then give us a nice, slow snow melt. Wishing is the best I can do to control the weather. Whatever comes, comes. 

Take good care, Spud. I/we miss you. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2016 at 2:45pm

Hello all.  Thanks for the concern, and your messages Joan.   I've only been going to the library for internet access about once per week for 3 hours.  Only enough time to pay my bills, buy some things I want, and look for some information I want.

The van is not a good place to do my inter-netting in the winter.  It's either too cold, or, when the sun in out, too hot on my head and too cold on my feet.

With my little bit of germaphobia, I've stopped using the library's chairs & computers, and it's a pain to carry a folding chair, folding table, and my 20 pound computer up the stairs to the adult section, but I may go back to doing that.

Sorry to hear about Barbara.

I've been enjoying eating on my large harvest of squash.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 11, 2016 at 1:28pm

I sent Spud several messages and have heard nothing. I have no idea who in Pocatello, ID, to contact.  

I did get a response from Barbara and she was so discouraged with the gardening experience, she tore up the hugelkulture and other wonderful projects she created hoping to be able to eat from her garden. She put so much energy into the effort she simply gave up. She has a trip planned to visit Ireland very soon. That lovely country, situated so far north, will not inspire her to go back to San Antonio, TX, and try again. 

Perhaps she will make a trip to the Mediterranean and see the lovely gardens that grow in that area. 

I encouraged Barbara to write a comment to the group.

Comment by Plinius on January 11, 2016 at 4:31am

Spud hasn't posted since Dec 3. Does anyone know anything?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 11, 2016 at 3:29am

Daniel, this corn, Painted mountain corn, looks like an interesting plant to grow in our cold northern garden. The kids will enjoy it and from what I read, it is delicious. I like your idea for growing it for the chickens. I'll talk to Katelynn, my great-granddaughter, to see if she wants to try a patch in her garden. There are lots of seed companies listed as sellers. Do you have a favorite company to recommend? I received a Territorial Seed Co catalogue this week and it is overwhelming with the varieties of seeds they have for sale. 

The seed catalogues started arriving and I'm having a great time exploring them. 

 Painted mountain corn

Comment by Randall Smith on January 5, 2016 at 7:25am

It's January, but I'm still harvesting produce from my garden. From on top, I have Brussels sprouts and collards and arugella. If I remove a ground cover, I have carrots and parsnips. It's all about to end however. Gonna get really cold next week.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2016 at 1:21am

Oh! Yes! Chris, they exist and most parents and teachers do all they can to squish the life out of them.

Comment by Plinius on January 2, 2016 at 11:48pm

I'd love such a child, but I've never known if they were for real. 

 

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