"Randy thank you! I missed you and the other people who write to this group. You are the only ones who I have to talk about gardening, and I'm very happy it's among nontheist people.
I was having a rough time last winter and…"
"Yesterday and today, I've been processing cooking tomatoes for sauce. I took photos.
Then I cover and let cool for an hour or 2, or overnight. Then I use food processor, in 2 or 3 batches, pulse about 5 times to chop up the skins…"
"Spud, thanks for the advice. Yellow jackets have been a plague this year! I always tolerated them, but this year they stung me many times, stung my puppy, and destroyed my summer fig crop. I've put out many water…"
"I put duct tape over the siding defect that yellow jackets are using for their superhighway to somewhere inside the garage wall. We'll see if that stops them. There must be thousands in there.
Spud, did the pine sol work? How…"
"You're right Randy, no vinegar. The normal kraut fermentation is lactic acid, while vinegar is acetic acid. I don't know if that difference can be tasted. The salt is there to discourage spoilage while the beneficial…"
"Randy please tell us how it goes! My one concern is the temperature. My house isn't air conditioned, but the basement is a little cooler. I think these work best in cooler conditions, but I don't know why. …"
"Joan, no problem about the name. I often call my friend Charlie, and he's not Charlie at all!
I recall something about sauerkraut before. I think it's been years.
These jars were from the grocery store. They are still…"
"As befits my German (about half) heritage, I decided to make some sauerkraut. I have not done that for many years. Home made sauerkraut is much more flavorful and crunchy, and filled with beneficial bacteria and enzymes. There are…"
"Kathy, thank you for the advice. I will look for some bottles and do that. The traps cost aboout $14 each, and so far I've filled up 5 of them with yellow jackets, with still zillions of them. Also yesterday, for variety I…"
"Too hot out to garden now. I'm inside with the a/c.
Yellow jackets are destroying the majority of my figs. Never had that happen before. I' ve been stung multiple times. I put out a few traps but there must be…"
"Joan, that reminds me of the Chicken and egg sculpture in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Too hot here to do any gardening now. I'm inside in the a/c.
Spud, I don't know why. The cow is really friendly and likes to be petted. Rufus…"
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