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I love the idea of flying cars. How cool that would be, just like the Jetsons!

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I snicker to think about it: flying cars, maybe work being so different because of technology. Since we're people, I think there will always be service jobs.

I've thought about getting one of those robot vacuums that whirl around the house. Can't you just see the cat trying to attack it?

Too bad we don't have a robot weeder for the garden! It's fair week, and I'm working a booth for my business 12 hours a day. It's such a fun, party atmosphere.

And I'm thankful because rain was predicted, and now it's gonna be clear and nice, thank God!

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It is amazing when you think of the things our parents, grandparents and even our own generation have seen in their lifetimes. Did we ever think of the cell phones or the home computers when we were young or even as teenagers? What will the next generation be living with?

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Wonderful memories. My grandmother was also a quilter, but for practical reasons. My dad tells stories about being so weighted down by quilts at night in the winter that he could scarcely move. But he was warm. She and other women in her church had regular quilting bees. Most of the quilts they made were given away to people in need. None of her quilts were "art" quilts. I still have one she made for me -- a "little dutch girl" quilt.

She too lived to 93. She had glaucoma and was effectively blind for the last few years. However, I can honestly say that I never heard her complain about her life or anything else. After my grandpa died (he was 75), she lived alone. One day, a friend dropped by and was horrified to see that her ankle was black and blue and terrible swollen. My grandma explained that she had tripped coming in from the garage and twisted her ankle. The friend insisted that she go to the doctor and that's how we learned that grandma had been walking around for days on a broken ankle. She was one tough lady.

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Peggi, I'm sorry to hear your summer has been so yucky. It must be discouraging. One year I had a couple of rows of gorgeous corn, and the raccoons came and destroyed it. They climbed each stalk, knocking it down, took each ear and took one bite, and threw it down. I felt like sitting out there at night with a shotgun!

My grandmother ran a dairy in northern CA. Her husband died at an early age, and she raised 4 kids on her own. My mom, the youngest, delivered the milk by horse and wagon on the way to school each morning. They also had a couple of hogs, chickens, a huge garden because she canned everything, and usually another crop along with the alfalfa. She also sewed shirts for the oversized men in the area, and sold fabric.

My mother told stories of putting the bolts in the buggy (pulled by horse) with her mom, and going to a farm for the day where the women of the area would gather and purchase fabric. Grandma made quilts for fun. When I think of her, I wonder if she ever had any free time. She lived into her 93rd year, and as far as I know, never was fat!

My mom started life riding a horse, using candles for light, then driving a tractor, using gas light, then a car, using electricity, flying on a jet plane, watching tv, etc. She really saw drastic changes in living in her lifetime. She went from the farm to the university and was a teacher.

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My grandfather was a dairy farmer here in Pa. although he raised some crops also. What a hard way of life. Our neighbors had a gorgeous bunch of corn and one day a few weeks ago we had a bad hail storm with strong rains and wind, it knocked down every stalk of corn. We didn't get a cucumber tomatoe or anything this year.

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My dad grew up in Granite, Oklahoma, during the Dust Bowl. I still remember the story he told about his last summer on the farm. My grandpa had a bad back and couldn't ride the tractor, so that was my dad's job. Pearl Harbor happened about a month before my dad's 18th birthday, and he wanted to join up as soon as he turned 18, but my grandpa persuaded him to stay through the summer to get in the crops. I'm not sure what they were growing -- probably wheat.

They had a good summer and a good crop that year going into harvest time. Then a couple of weeks before harvest, there was a freak thunder/hail storm that totally destroyed the crop. My dad walked off the farm, joined the army, and never went back to farming. Fortunately for him, he was able to use the GI Bill to go to college and went on for a PhD. He stayed in agriculture as a university professor -- animal science. He was always interested in helping the small ranchers and frequently talked about what a tough way it was to make a living.

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I'm in the northeast and it was so wet here that we lost our gardens. Never got a ripe tomato, they all got some virus and rotted. Most everyone around here lost all. Everything we planted is gone. Very frustrating, and glad we don't count on it to actually feed our family or as farmers. My heart goes out to those that do this year.

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Hi Nancy
We are having an uncommonly warm summer here in the Northwet, and the veggies are lovin' it! I think all the tomatoes will get red at the same time... later this week. Am looking forward to using them with the basil on spaghetti squash.

The sugar peas jumped over and mingled with the beans, and the cherry tomatoes went wild and took over every available space. Even the lemon cukes are creeping out over the box.

It rained last night, but is supposed to be in upper 70's today, so as long as the weather holds, we're in fat city!

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love to garden. but weeds than vegs so far. yea, my frog popped up!!!

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Thanks for the replies. You reminded me of my peppermint soap. I'll try that today. I'm going to get the blaster too. Thanks!

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It's always frustrating to get stuck in a plateau but here's a couple of thoughts....first off, I would encourage you to look to multiple measures of your progress other than the scale...if you haven't already done so, take measurements, perhaps do the fitness tests, and choose a clothing item to use to guage your progress. Sometimes while the scale doesn't budge, your fitness and or your body's shape and composition do. Another thing is to change up your fitness routine, your body is quite accustomed to the 3 hour gardening routine...while that would be a workout for me, for you it's probably routine so introduce something different...maybe some of the fitness videos available here, strength exercises etc. Then if you aren't already doing it really look at what you are eating...use the tracker and you may see that you can make improvements there. Hope these thoughts help.

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Hi-I'm new to this, and have never been on a chat or message board, so just hope I'm doing it right.
I garden about 3 hours a day, and pretty much live off the land.
When I decided to loose weight, I was happily successful- 2 lbs a week consistently. Now, after coming back from a wedding and being off my regime for 3 days ( but not being excessive)I am stuck!
It's been 2 weeks, and I haven't lost an ounce. Discouraging.
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Do a web search on "bug blaster" -- this really works. It is basically a nozzle that fits on the end of the hose and produces a fine spray -- strong enough to wash off the bugs but fine enough not to damage plants. It is great for white fly and also for aphids. I have one and I swear by it.

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8/23/09 9:28 P

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You might try google... natural whitefly control. I don't use chemicals, and I know whiteflies can be nasty. My garden gets garlic spray, soap spray, olive oil spray, beer traps, etc!

My worst enemies are slugs. They come about 6 inches long here. We go out at night and watch the slug races.

I pray your harvest is plentiful!

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I love gardening and started a compost this year. I don't know much about it. I keep adding dead stuff and all of my vegetable & fruit peelings to it. I've noticed a lot of flying insects around mine and wonder if I should be trying to get rid of them. I'm also battling white flies in my garden right now. They are terrible! All suggestions & advice are welcome!

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You're right, Catherine, there is compost there! I just have to get rid of the nettles to get to it!

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If you have nettles growing in it, then it sounds like it is already compost. Actively composting piles get too hot for seeds to sprout. Which is another good reason to keep the pile aerobic as the heat cuts down sprouting of seeds from food scraps. But once the conversion is done, it cools off.

Sounds like black plastic would be a good solution here as you are basically heating it back up and also blocking the light so that the plant dies.

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8/23/09 1:55 A

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Thanks, Catherine!

I had a pile... way away... that I put everything in, (branches, blackberries, weeds, grass, etc) and now the nettles are loving living there! They are about 6 feet tall. A friend told me to cover the pile with a tarp, and the nettles would die. We will see.

Meanwhile, I've started a pile with just grass clippings. I like your system of two piles, to fork from one to the other. Maybe I'll have compost this coming spring! Water is not an issue here in the Northwet, maybe there's too much of it, but, hey, when it's raining, no one's out there to smell the rotting vegetation.

May God bless your garden!
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Hi, I do a lot of composting. Your setup can be a simple pile to a fancy bin. But the key to good compost is 1) oxygen and 2) moisture.

Composting microbes are aerobic -- they can't do their work well unless they are provided with air. Without air, anaerobic (non-air needing) microbes take over the pile. They do cause slow decomposition, but tend to smell like putrefying garbage! If your pile isn't close to you, then you may not care about this.

You can help air get into the pile by mixing straw or leaves (drier stuff) with moister stuff like grass. You can also turn the pile with a garden fork to "fluff it up." A lot of the bins you can buy revolve to help with the aerating.

My compost pile is two side-by-side bins of 2x4s. As I add material on one side, I fork over material from the other to cover the new stuff. When the compost has been moved all to one side. I start forking it a bit at a time to the other side. You can do this as seldom or as often as you wish. If you are in a hurry, turn it more frequently.

Also, make sure it is moist but not soaking wet or dry. If it is too wet it rots (basically because the moisture keeps the air out). But as with comments above, even a wet pile eventually turns into hummus.

On the other hand, just piling up stuff and leaving it will yield compost eventually. It just takes longer.

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I garden for exercise, too. One of those combos that help simplify my life! No pet goats here, other than me...


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LOL Kate, the pictures that puts in my mind.

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Sure, Peggi, I'll snap one of that goat chasing me!

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a pet goat could probably be fun, plus could give you extra exercise I would think. LOL, send pics if you get one.

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Maybe a goat would help! I live alone and only have time to mow once a week.

Had some chard for dinner... I forgot how tasty it is, and googled the nutrition facts. It's packed with good things.

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Kate, we have two acres but we don't rake or compost grass clippings, unless the grass is unnaturally high, we leave it lay. My dh is extremely good at cutting it every few days so it normally isn't high enough to rake up. We do compost leaves, dead plants, rotten veggies and fruit etc. I had read somewhere about just digging a hole and dumping them in the garden whenever. I think what they did was use an old coffee can, dump their kitchen scraps in it and then every few days just go bury it in the garden somewhere. I don't know about the tarp. Don't know that much about it.

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I had one from COSTCO that was a square that the sides slid up on. After retrieving the first batch, I couldn't get the thing back together again.

Then I piled the grass and weeds and branches all up in a corner in the yard. It was composting well until the nettles decided they had a new home. They are about 6 feet tall, on a 5 foot heap of compost. I hate spray, but I am gonna spray them, or they will never go away.

So now I'm choosing another spot to dump nothing but grass clippings. With over an acre to mow, a little bitty compost box won't work. I think I'll put a tarp over the pile. Or should I leave it open?

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We do compost. My hubby bought me a composter bin years ago, its pretty well used,but I understand you can do it without the bin. Research it and see what you can find. I wish we had one that turns, and spins, it would be easier.

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I found a new way to burn calories! Rake the grass rather than catch it in the mower. I may do a little of this, but time will decide!

Do you compost? What do you put in it?

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The mink eat the fish too, I hope they move on and soon. Your right, that is definately exercise,chasing anything counts as exercise.

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You have mink, I have otters. They are funny, nasty creatures! They eat the fish, and stir up the pond and uproot the water lillies. If I try to chase them, they chase me! I guess that's exercise, isn't it?

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I haven't seen the bearhere yet this year, but he has been here in the past. This morning though we saw the mink up by our one big pond. My fish probably don't have a chance

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Hi Peggi
It's not the deer in the yard that bothers me, it's the bear! I'm sure she's just looking for food, but I'd like her to look elsewhere. I live on a creek, and I guess many of them live on that corridor.

Let me know how the hydrangeas turn out.

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I have two hardy hydranges out back. I may have to try this with them. They are really pretty and I could use more of them. If I can get the deer to quit eating them.

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When it stops raining (I'm not complaining, we need the rain), I'll take a pic of the willow tree. It's amazing what you can grow by sticking a stem in the ground! Try geraniums and begonias.

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I'm going to have to try this when I have more time.

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If you put the stem in dirt, at least 5 inches of it with no blossom on the end, it should start, especially if a joint is in the ground. Hybrids are another story: some will start right and some will be in their natural state. It's fun to try. Hydrangeas start this way easily as well.

I took a couple of curly willow branches someone was throwing away and stuck them in the ground, and now I have a beautiful curly willow tree from one of them.

Regeneration... you gotta love it!

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I had heard it was possible to start roses that way, but never was able to do it. My mom had told me that.

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Watching seeds sprout brings hope, don't you think? Gardening is about hope... we bury a dead, dried up seed and hope that it sprouts and matures and brings fruit. We water and weed in anticipation. And most of the time, we get what we hope for!

Container gardening is fun. And you can move them about as they bloom, so you can have something special to view most of the time, and bring them inside when it's cold. 27! That's cold! Will you get snow? It's pretty early in your winter to be so cold, isn't it?

Some of my roses froze and now they have gone back to their natural state... pretty, deep red climbers.

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Winters in south Brazil can get cold, as in, frost a few times during the coldest mos. It got down to 27 last wk. Not so in Northeast Brazil where we lived for 24 yrs, it's hot year-round there!

I find it so therapeutic to do gardening, even though I don't have huge spaces to do it in. I do quite a bit just in pots! I love experimenting, getting seeds and starts to grow. I actually started a few roses from just sticking a stem in the dirt!



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Are your winters cold in Brazil? Or more like central CA, with rain but not cold? It's been in the high 60's and low 70's for the past couple of days, and gardening is a joy because of the mild temps. Right now it's 8:30am and 55 out there, birds singing and the cat is hunting.

My place is finally turning from Kate's Berry Farm to Kate's Garden! Those blackberries really took over from my neglect. I'm thankful for Ted, my handy guy, who stops by and pulls up the roots I can't do, just because he knows I need help. Praise God for such kind people!

Have a glorious week, my gardening friends!

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One way I can tell which people like gardening & stuff is by looking at their profile image or name! Love all the flowers that decorate this thread...

I think sweeping dirt scattered onto the sidewalk b/c of a digging dog must count as "gardening", right? LOL I've done quite a bit of that over the past few wks. We finally put up a fence across the front yard, but there's still the back yard...

We've had frost 3 a.m.'s in a row this wk-we're going into our winter. We have opposite seasons here from in the US. But it was 76 this afternoon! I love that sunshine!

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We can't seem to get to 60 lately, this past week has been cold and rainy,with more of the same today. the weekend is supposed to be sunny and 70's. I hope so.

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Here it is 79 degrees at midnight -- but a "cool" front took away the humidity so it actually feels pretty good. There's a nice breeze.

I have been harvesting green beans for the past few days and tonight we had enough for a meal. Yum.

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We hit the high 60's yesterday and today 70's but the weekend is suppose to be rainy which I don't mind, we need rain again. Just don't want rain next weekend, plans. Tonight I am going out to thin my radishes, if the front doesn't decide to come thru earlier and check to see if I have to water. So more gardening - Yeah!! Love being outdoors and working in garden as long as those pesty insects will not bother me. We will have a lot of mosquitoes this year since we ended up with so much flooding they say. Last night I went out to check my garden out and I could see some bigs ones swarming around. Enjoy burning those calories with something you enjoy - gardening.


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you ladies are lucky, we have 52 and rain here again today. I am so tired of this, it seems forever since we have seen sunshine and warmth.

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It's scary when you think of losing your garden after so much effort! Especially in June! I hope you skate through without any damage.

It's hot here again today, very unusual. I'm heading out to sing with the birds and dig.

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What is frost?

We did have some strange liquid stuff falling from the sky last night -- I have vague memories of that happening before.

From this you can deduce that it has been very hot and very dry in Austin this year. I don't think I will have too many tomatoes because it is already too hot for them to set fruit. The plants look lovely, just no fruit.

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We had a scattered frost the other night, I didn't know we were supposed to get any and when I woke up to it, I was petrified. All my plantings are done, and like you hundreds of dollars spent. Thankfully all is safe but frost warnings again forSunday

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Oh my, that's a lotta lifting! I'd be tempted to cover the with plastic! We're in for another scorcher today, so was up at 6 to water before the heat hits. Strange weather for the Northwest!

I pray your hip recovers very soon!

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Well, I had to carry all those flower pots inside the garage as we had a frost warning out last night and I was not about to take any chances that Mr. Jack Frost was going to ruin my $300 worth of flowers/veggies I worked so hard on this spring already. My DH kept saying, it's not going to freeze - It didn't but it did get down to 37 degrees but just not taking chances. So lots of lifting and my left hip and neck is bothering me. Going to chiropractor this afternoon. I need an adjustment.


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all that lifting can count for weight training as well as cardio! Good for you, we lifted and hauled rocks for the pond tonight, whew!

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Took my first onion from my garden last night to put in my potato salad. Yum - good for the cholestrol. Tonight after work, hopefully it won't be so windy I will be going out and getting everything watered once again. Going to put some fertilizer in my water for my flowers so will be caring water to all my 25 flower pots and 1 flower bed in front of house. Not sure if I'm going to do the garden - have to think on that.

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Hi CLAIREESE
You go girl! I'm STILL digging! That might have to do with having 2 1/2 acres to maintain. Last year I let things go, so this year... I'm paying in sweat! Those veggies are gonna taste mighty sweet!

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I hoed my 20x30 ft garden Friday evening and I could really feel it in my back. I like getting on my hands and knees much better. There are muscles I guess we just don't use in exercising like the ones we use in gardening.


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Out of curiosity I wore my heart rate monitor once when I was working outside. Most of my activities did not get my heart rate up significantly, but turning the compost pile definitely did -- even briefly into zone 3. That digging and turning was definitely aerobic.

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Hi All... Oh yes, I burned calories! I was huffing and puffing and digging for 3 hours straight this morning, and am going back at it for a short time tonite, and then again in the morning before church. My goal is to get the waist-high weeds gone from the raised veggie beds, and veggies planted by Monday nite.

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Go to browse and home activities in your fitness tracker and there is a catagory for gardening. I don't really think its "aroebic", it doesn't get the heart rate up there but it does burn calories. I count it when I am doing heavy gardening.

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No matter the type of exercise, gardening is certainly good for "fitness minutes"!

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Kate, I would count gardening as Anaroebic exercise, the same as house cleaning, vacuuming, etc.

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I agree, but with an addition. Be careful! After a long winter to get out there and go full out digging and planting could cause problems. I found that out when my back went out last Friday after 3 days of gardening. But good news is.....my green beans are sprouting!!!

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It's hard to be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves.

Just keep on moving and you'll get there.


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Hi All, I've been gardening, and posting the time as cardio. That burns up lots of calories! Enjoy this wonderful weekend!
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