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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!

Discussion Forum

Sequester water

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

Soils need nourishment to create healthy plants

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Tomato Growing Topics & Tips

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Tuesday. 3 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 6:44pm
Joan, thank you! It's an extremely low risk procedure. Lot of waiting time for eyedroos and sedative to take effect, then pop out the old lens snd pop in the new one. Then some more waiting time, then go home. I am really looking forward to having vision again in that eye. If it doesnt work, well. the other eye is still ok, so I'm not really any worse off.
Anyway, I'll post his it goes, unless Im still sleeping too late from the sedative.

Beautifil picture of bird and cherries. In snow! As someone who loves to feed birds but loves his cherries, I want to say "get away from my fruit". :-)

This year I'm hoping for a generous crop of Montmorency and Surefire sour cherries for pies and crisps. Spring is a long way away!
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 6:20pm

Daniel, I understand you are scheduled for cataract surgery tomorrow. I just want to let you know I am thinking about you and look forward to learning about your procedure and how you feel. Best wishes, dear friend. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 6:06pm

Spud, I looked for the full video and did not find it. The trailer piques my curiously. I will put a Google Alert on the film and let you know if I find it. Please let me know if you do.

This piece interests me because of the ideas for a potential project at Laura's home in the woods. They live eight miles out of small town, Newport, WA and on the north side of Mt. Spokane. Their plot is 17 acres in a beautiful forest. It is not first growth, but third growth. Their home sits on a small hill left over from the Ice Age. I think it is a terminal moraine. The lower part of their land is the former ancient lake, now a meadow created by the Lake Missoula Floods.
One of the family members is a wildlife enthusiast, another is a millwright in a lumber mill. They both have a lot of mechanical skills and knowledge of the forest. I am so unfamiliar with gentle men, and they are as gentle as gentle giants. I know it is safe to trust them with children. They seem eager to help me plan and construct a nature reserve there. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 4:51pm

It sounds like bread-baking weather to me!

Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 4:35pm
Patricis, You be careful too! Stay warm and cozy!
Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 4:31pm
Joan. thanks fir the Carol Deppe reference. she's written a number of books. I think i need to depend less on ebooks and read some paper ones like hers.
Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 4:17pm
Spud, great video! I wonder what the future holds, for all of the people disconnected from nature? I am lucky - it's all around me.

Be careful Joan! No need to go out in the ice and snow, Spring will be here before you know it!

I am SO antsy to get out and plant the few trees I ordered... one American persimmon, one pawpaw, and 2 for containers, a genetic dwarf apricot and an olive. May never see anything from those, it's just about the doing.
Comment by Idaho Spud on January 4, 2015 at 3:25pm

This morning, on Idaho Public Television, I saw an hour show called "Mother Nature's Child: Growing outside in the Media Age", and I liked it a lot.  I thought it showed the benefits that children get by learning by being out in nature.  Similar to gardening.

I couldn't find the whole hour show, just this 8 minute piece:

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 3:08pm

A few more inches of snow last night and more expected. The ice remains under new snow. Hazardous walking and driving continue. I'm all tucked in nicely with lots of reading and writing to do. I am weeks behind in reading my mail.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 2:42pm

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Gui...

This is a book that Lee Reich recommended. The reviews by knowledgeable gardeners look positive. 

Carol Deppe has many fans. Here is an interview 

Interview with Carol Deppe

"The basic issues are getting more control over our food, getting lots higher quality and more delicious food, and enhancing the resilience of our food supply. There are three ways to do that that. The first is through local buying patterns and trade. A second is through knowing how to store or process food that is available locally, whether we grow it ourselves or not. The third is gardening."

CAROL DEPPE

 

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