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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 23, 17 5:22 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
This is for you, Mistress Rose.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29068/Clinton+Library+Garden+Expo_2017-07_basketry+display.jpg

This was one of the displays at the North County branch library's ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 17 1:58 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Brief, exceedingly heavy rain early yesterday evening, the kind where it is sluicing down the outside of windows. Then settled down to familiar sort of rain. Sunny today, which means humidity will mak ...
  Topic: Preserving fruit
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jul 20, 17 2:06 pm   Subject: Preserving fruit
Sour cherry and red wine jam, sour cherry berry red wine jelly, blueberry conserve.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29064/Nagy-Sour+Cherries_2017-07_bucket+of+sour+cherries.jpg

Waiting for peac ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 20, 17 2:01 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Brutally hot weather. It was 33 degrees Celsius here at home yesterday, a couple of degrees warmer (according to my car's thermometer) on the road. The bananas are loving it.

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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 18, 17 2:08 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Glad all is well for everybody
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 17 12:18 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Sounds like a wonderful outing Mistress Rose. I always enjoyed my visits to the lavender farm over here. But no cream tea. That's something I've only experienced once in my life. Of course it was when ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 13, 17 12:34 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Our weather is just the opposite of yours, Cassandra. Today will be brutally hot - and humid too. My bananas are loving it. Me? Not so much. In fact, not at all.

Mistress Rose, when I've visited a ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 17 1:06 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
For whatever reason I always hand wash cooking pots. Dishes, glassware, cutlery (not sharp knives for prep cutting meat and vegetables) go in the dishwasher. My Le Creuset pots have a black plastic kn ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 07, 17 6:09 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Young rabbit who sits outside the kitchen, entertaining the cats and eating grass, clover, and weeds. He nips the stem close to the ground, then daintily snarfles it up.

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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 04, 17 8:33 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Danny Macaskill extreme bike ride on the Isle of Skye's Cuillin Ridgeline

https://vimeo.com/125896742
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 04, 17 1:32 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Somewhat overcast this morning. Today is the Glorious Fourth (fireworks booming last night and the night before). We'll be going over to neighboring friends for the traditional hot dog & hamburger ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 02, 17 2:09 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Rowanlady, welcome to the discussion. My basket is commercially made, acquired when I worked at a feed and grain store in Connecticut a long tome ago. I also have a bushel basket made in the same styl ...
  Topic: Photo Bucket?
Jam Lady

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PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sat Jul 01, 17 7:11 pm   Subject: Photo Bucket?
This is why I keep all images (probably multiple thousands, by now), all my web site entries, etc etc on my computer. With two external hard drive backups.

It is not whether you are paranoid. It is ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jul 01, 17 7:05 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose - I pit, lightly sugar, and freeze sour cherries for cobblers later in the year. Make mostada, a sweet preserve with mustard. Rumtopf, but use brandy rather than rum. Etc.

Here are tw ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 17 1:38 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I pick the sour cherries at the nearby orchard where we buy peaches, blueberries, strawberries, apples. Not many people want sour cherries so I'm allowed to come and pick alongside Mike. Two buckets / ...
 
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