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Jam Lady

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 19 2:01 pm   Subject: Wildlife
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  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 331
Views: 106385
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 19 12:13 pm   Subject: Wildlife
So this morning Mr Poe, our black indoor-only cat, was staring up through the skylight, wearing his stranger-danger-floof-suit and growling. Lo and behold, a black vulture was sitting on the metal sto ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 19 12:28 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Over here solar hot water system is not intended to heat well water to point of use temperature. It functions very well as a pre-heater so the propane fueled hot water tank doesn't need to run as hard ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 331
Views: 106385
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 19 12:28 pm   Subject: Wildlife
I intend to call a nature center, or several, for suggestions. What I have found so far on Google -

Apparently eggs are difficult to relocate. Unlike chicken eggs if they are rotated it can kill th ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 331
Views: 106385
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 19 1:07 am   Subject: Wildlife
I'm going to be a grandmother!

Box turtle back this evening, for the third time. She is digging a hole in the very edge of our lawn to lay eggs within an inch or two of our front walk.

This wil ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 331
Views: 106385
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 19 10:09 pm   Subject: Wildlife
A quick look on Google suggests they eat "earthworms, snails, grubs, beetles, caterpillars, carrion, grasses, fallen fruit, berries, mushrooms and flowers. They will take a bite of anything that smell ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5500
Views: 1233734
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 19 9:59 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
About solar hot water panels: there are too many trees for solar electric but we have two panels for solar hot water that were installed almost 8 years ago.

Well water comes out of the ground at a ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 331
Views: 106385
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 09, 19 10:56 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Yes, it is a box turtle, so called because the plastron (lower shell) is hinged about 1/3 back. Turtle can pull head and legs in and close up the shell amazingly tight. Land dwelling. Brown eyes, so t ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 331
Views: 106385
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 09, 19 8:01 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Different individual than the one I saw last month, also on our property.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29819/Box+Turtle_2019-06.jpg
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5500
Views: 1233734
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jun 09, 19 3:54 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack, on hazardous was disposal days they accept 10 gallons plus 80 pounds of "stuff" at no charge. Anything above that is $2 per gallon or pound. Paint is supposed to be combined like with like to m ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5500
Views: 1233734
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jun 09, 19 2:09 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
To catch you up on what's been happening lately - last Tuesday was a press preview at the New York Botanical Garden. Absolutely perfect weather, traffic not terrible, and the event was fantastic: [url ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5500
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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 24, 19 1:46 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
It was the fragrance of the lilacs that was awesome, Mistress Rose. So often the modern cultivars have spectacular color but no scent. Like roses.

There were unusual trees too, such as Texas bucke ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5500
Views: 1233734
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 23, 19 1:12 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Care to guess what our weather is today? That's right, it's raining. Yesterday was beautiful, sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Did not get to spend it in the garden however. There was a county p ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5500
Views: 1233734
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 21, 19 10:39 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Perhaps I was not clear. To clarify - the 9.5 inches of rain was the total for so far in May. Not in one deluge.

I have visited the Hoh temperate rain forest in the Pacific Northwest. Annual rainfa ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5500
Views: 1233734
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 21, 19 1:00 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
My friend across the river in Pennsylvania has gotten 9.5 inches / 24 cm of rain. That's more than they usually get in all of May, and the month is not yet over.
 
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