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5/24/13 9:26 A

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I had a mama cow get after me when as a small child I inadvertently walked between her and her calf, so I understand!

I could've been killed had she butted me. My dad yelled RUN and I headed for the nearest fence. In this case, it was razor wire and I literally dove between -- hanging myself up in it. She put off the chase but it was close and getting hung up in razor wire isn't something I can advise!

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5/23/13 8:28 P

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Now seeing a hawk being kicked like a football must be a sight. Bet your adrenaline was pumping! We don't have any livestock to worry about & our only pet is a 19 year old cat who doesn't go outside anymore. We use a flimsy fence around my raised veggie garden which keeps out the moose until they figure out they can jump over it & netting to keep the birds away from the berries. I think the foxes have cleared the area of the rabbits. A few of my flower gardens have caught heck from the moose running through them. We learned not to plant sunflowers because the moose will dig in frozen ground to get at those.

FYI, I am more afraid of cow moose when they have a calf tagging along- she'd attack a car if she thought her calf was in danger! Don't laugh, it did happen in Anchorage several years back to a State Trooper. His car was demolished! Poor guy probably never heard the end of that one!

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5/23/13 9:36 A

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That's really interesting! I always heard moose could be dangerous but maybe that's in rutting season (pretty much any males are dangerous then).

Our foxes and coyotes regularly kill livestock so there are government agencies that enlist hunters to bring in a number of hides when culling is necessary. There's nothing like KICKING a hawk OFF a chicken (one tried to nab one right next to me when I was little -- the chicken and I won).

We have mountain lions and bears but those are RARE, more likely bobcats (known as lynx in some areas), coyotes, possums and coons kill off your critters. Owls and hawks, do, too, but you can protect the smaller livestock easier than the large ones that range freely.

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5/22/13 9:15 P

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LILY_SPARK, that is so scarey to think that you are allergic (ER visits) the flies & mosquitos. We do have black flies but they are harmless unless you are allergic, however the birds like them so I leave them alone. The mosquitoes are brutal though & I do have an adverse reaction to them - I itch (LOL-lucky me). But as bugs go, we only have 1 poisonous spider & that is the brown recluse. I've never seen one before but am on the lookout & wear gloves while gardening. We also have no snakes. They are only kept as pets (ewwww!). I do keep an eye out for the moose or the foxes. The moose will trample & the foxes are wild (very cute though). We've never had a reported rabies outbreak in the fox population here in the Matanuska Valley but that is always a concern. The moose usually move to higher ground in warmer weather. The bears a few in our area because we aren't really close to a fresh water source (think salmon).

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5/22/13 3:19 P
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5/22/13 2:50 P

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Lily are you going to give us your radish greens recipe? Mine are getting close to picking and I have never tried radish greens. I love beet greens!

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5/22/13 11:33 A

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Just be sure to choose pretty/succulent ones, not bug-bitten/dried/tough ones :)

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5/22/13 11:14 A

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Ihave never tried the radish greens. I am sure they will be good. I will have to start getting them with the greens and fixing them. Hubby loves different greens and we are always trying new things in our kitchen

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5/22/13 8:50 A

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How cute/sweet of you! I've heard you have deadly black flies, like in Canada. I'm ER-allergic to mosquitoes and black flies so I think I'd prefer frozen AK!

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5/22/13 7:34 A

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I often freeze the radish greens and use them in place of frozen spinach

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5/21/13 8:34 P

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It'll be a while before we can really plant anything outside here. The frost went quite deep this last Winter & we are also experiencing 30 degree temps to early morning. This evening we have just over 60 degrees in the sun.

LILY_SPARK, Wasilla is just about 11 miles away from Palmer. The world really is a small place when you think about it. Maybe one day you'll be able to visit - may I suggest June or July unless you want snow, then maybe May (LOL).

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5/21/13 2:49 P

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The challenge for us in Eastern WA is the temperature changes between day and night. Sometimes it has already been in the 80's during the day, then at night it's freezing. We are trying to use some hoop house tunnels, but that's more work then I'm ready to do well right now.
All the spring veggies (frosthardy) are my favorite, too.
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5/21/13 2:24 P

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Oh, wow! Alaska! One of my school mates moved there a couple years ago. She manages (or did) the Walgreens in possibly Wasilla.

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5/21/13 2:11 P

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Interesting! I never thought that it would be too hot to grow in warmer climates! I've only ever gardened here in Alaska. We have such a short growing season that there are many veggies we can not grow with out a heated green house.

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You must live in a cool area to grow all summer! Ours get burnt up very easily and is why we get a good run or 2 in the earliest spring (this year spring was late or they'd be long-done).

I wish I could have my early crops all summer cos they're my favorites!

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Birgit:

It *is* a very early crop to put in for us but as a later poster (sorry, can't recall your name!) mentioned, we had a VERY late spring this year. Then, it was too wet to plant some things! All of our herbs but chives DROWNED. These herbs were in huge stands that were over 20 years old. Crazy stuff!



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In some states, the County Extension Office/Master Gardeners have a brochure that give you planting dates for various vegetables in your area. I live in Missouri and have downloaded the one for here onto my computer and just open it as needed. The dates are approximate, years like this one we had to wait a little later than the suggested dates (snow in May first time since 1907) but at least it is a good guide for planting times.

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Radishes grow very fast - it's one of my favorites to plant. In fact when I harvest 1 row, I plant another & we have them all summer long!

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5/21/13 1:41 P

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I'll have to try again next year. I keep starting gardening too late in the spring to put radishes in.

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When you grow radishes (you may, I dunno) they are FAR superior in flavor compared to crap you get in grocery (even organic, I've tried) or salad bars. My father was just saying that as we were eating them.

It's one of those things VERY worth raising (like tomatoes) because they have a much better taste!

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That looks yummy, thanks for sharing. I like radish greens better than radishes but never thought to combine them. I'll give this a try.
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I made radishes and radish greens with ham for flavor.
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