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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 Jun 17, 18 8:52 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
My daughter just sent us the link to this 007 squirrel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J6YsHyYAMw

If this furry tailed tree rat can manage this I don't stand a chance.

It has theme music s ...
  Topic: if it works there...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 8:07 pm   Subject: if it works there...
The soil under our bird feeder (yes, the one with the squirrel issues) is very hard packed. Even weeds do not grow. It is chickadees, titmice, juncos, sparrows that tend to hop and peck for spilled se ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 4887
Views: 615218
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 7:57 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Pussifer, used randomly for either cat. Pretty Boy, as in "who's a pretty boy" - ditto.

Domino has a weird habit. He waits until we are both in bed for the night. Lights out. He fishes a small toy ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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Views: 615218
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 3:19 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Oh buzzy, don't you know that all cats have three different names? As per T.S. Eliot in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

https://allpoetry.com/The-Naming-Of-Cats

Domino's house brother is Mr ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 8:03 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Domino is also a gravity-defying cat.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29508/Cats_2016-01_cabinet+cat.jpg
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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Views: 615218
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 1:19 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Our Domino cat admires your levitating cat, buzzy. Neat trick, he thinks. (Glass topped table, I imagine?)
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 1:16 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Have tried the Vaseline, buzzy. Was not an ideal solution - reapplication, greasy fingers, birds - especially woodpeckers, titmouse, nuthatch - like to land on pole then shift over. Especially aggrava ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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Views: 615218
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 1:50 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Squirrels climb the pole on which the bird feeder hangs. At least the chipmunks stay on the ground.

Himself spent some time manufacturing a support that sticks out from the house. It matches the on ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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Views: 615218
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 18 4:12 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
The 416 fire continues to worsen: "According to the most recent official update on the fire, it had burned nearly 17,000 acres (6,900 hectares) by Sunday evening, an area larger than the island of Man ...
  Topic: animal friendly weedkiller?
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 18 4:43 pm   Subject: animal friendly weedkiller?
Yes, flame your weeds.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/flame-weeding

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

Replies: 4887
Views: 615218
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 18 8:14 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
There was a small ditch on "our" side of the road with water in it. The front of the tortoise's top shell had a slip coating of mud.

Ergo - the tortoise had come out of the woods, into the ditch, b ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 18 6:49 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Box tortoises are very territorial, dpack.

"Some specimens will wander aimlessly until they die trying to find their original home if they are removed from the exact area they grew up in."
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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Views: 615218
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 18 5:11 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Fire cannot get to us, Gregotyn. It would have to travel about 2,000 miles, getting across the San Juan Mountains, across the Mississippi River - not going to happen. It will destroy that area of sout ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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Views: 615218
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 18 1:25 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
This is our native box tortoise, so called because there is a hinge about a third of the way back on the lower shell so the animal can pull its head and front legs in, then close up the shell.

Tort ...
  Topic: Elderflower cordial fail!
Jam Lady

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Views: 389
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 18 8:10 pm   Subject: Elderflower cordial fail!
What was the proportion of flowers to syrup?

I'm puzzled that the recipe mentions peeling off the zest, then slicing lemons and combining with syrup & flowers. Apparently the zest is not used? ...
 
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