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  • Charcoal Grill vs. Gas Grill Throwdown: Let's Settle This Once And For All

    05/03/2015 11:54:08 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 89 replies
    AMAZINGRIBS.COM ^ | 04 MARCH 2013 | MEATHEAD GOLDWYN
    "Gas or Charcoal?" The most frequently asked question since "Chicken or Egg?" The flame war between charcoal purists and gas hotheads burns brighter than the debate between Mac and PC users. You should read some of the slop slung on the barbecue message boards. On second thought, don't. Let me try to sort it out for you with a few inflammatory thoughts.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 18 MAY 1, 2015

    05/01/2015 12:41:21 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 89 replies
    freerepublic | May 1, 2015 | greeneyes
    Good afternoon Gardeners! We have the most beautiful day so far this week. Temps in 60s and beautiful sun shine and blue sky. Truly a gift from God. I just wanted to mention to those who may have missed JRandomFreeper's post yesterday, that he has started his Chemo Therapy today, and needs your prayers. Thank you all in advance for helping with this request. Not much has changed here. I have been taking the tomatoes in and out. Yesterday, I forgot and left them outside, but they seem to be ok. Hubby plans to plant corn this weekend. I'll wait...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 17 APRIL 17, 2015

    04/24/2015 1:22:35 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 148 replies
    freerepublic | 4/17/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, VOLUME 16 APRIL 17, 2015

    04/17/2015 1:08:22 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 175 replies
    freerepublic | April 17, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Goat Rentals Take Off In Seattle On First Day Of Amazon Home Services

    04/10/2015 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    KUOW.org ^ | March 31, 2015 | Jeannie Yandel & Hannah Burn
    When Amazon launched its Amazon Home Services this week, the stars of the new initiative were ÖGoats.Seattle goats, specifically, ready to trim back your pesky shrubbery. ďWe bring the goats and unload him,Ē said Tammy Dunakin, head goat wrangler and owner of Rent-A-Ruminant LLC. ďThe second they hit the ground, theyíre eating. Itís incredible to watch. Itís kind of like watching marbles scatter when you drop them on the pavement. And the goats start eating everything in sight."And it sounds like ... Dunakin's goats do work for the city Ė you may have seen them munching on hills alongside Interstate...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 10, 2015

    04/10/2015 8:14:14 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 120 replies
    freerepublic | April 10, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Gardening by the Yard: Planting Woody Stem Plants

    04/07/2015 6:37:48 AM PDT · by Colehill1999 · 5 replies
    Its spring time in America - a time when the musky marxists residue of a long winters night is washed away by the cleansing flood of purer more forgiving capitalism. So as you begin searching for plants to purchase for your landscape, lets discuss: -New and exciting plants for the landscape -Ways to recover from freeze damage -Techniques for planting trees, shrubs, perennials and other plants -General lore, tall tales, and history of gardening
  • Last Freeze Date for your Garden

    04/07/2015 6:13:16 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 49 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/7/2015 | Rick Bickling
    The most important factor in determining when to plant a certain type of vegetable in your garden is the ďLast Freeze DateĒ in the spring for your area...
  • Bumblebees!!!

    04/06/2015 9:00:54 PM PDT · by djf · 78 replies
    4/6/2015 | djf
    Now I have (and have had it for a while) a birdhouse right next to my back door. Early in the spring, I checked it -but nothing seemed to be happening. There was an old nest inside from last year when I had the privilege of watching a pair of chickadees raise there young one. About two or three weeks ago, I stepped outside about 2 AM just to see the weather, etc., and I heard a sound - it was like a buzzing. I realized it was coming from the birdhouse, and thought it might be wasps which I...
  • Getting bit by the maple syrup bug.

    04/06/2015 7:57:21 AM PDT · by WakeUpAndVote · 15 replies
    Me and my back yard | April 6, 2015 | WUAV
    I took some tours during a local maple weekend in March. It looks to good not to pass up an attempted try for the 2016 season.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, APRIL 3, 2015

    04/03/2015 1:24:44 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 139 replies
    freerepublic | 4/3/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • 20 years later, man's cherished gold ring discovered by county workers

    04/01/2015 6:27:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Grand Rapids Index ^ | 4-1-15 | Andrew Krietz
    When a county worker knocked on Abraham Joshua's front door Tuesday morning, he only expected notice that maintenance on a clogged culvert was complete. So, the 70-year-old Grand Rapids resident shuffled over, still dressed in pajamas. "It was still early," Joshua laughed. The news - that a crew from the Kent County Road Commission had found a cherished ring missing for about 20 years - was an awakening. "The man goes, 'Does this belong to you?'" Joshua said. The ring, even after a couple decades buried in dirt, still shined and a cut out of a cross was still visible....
  • Tomatoes - A Complete Planting Guide

    04/01/2015 5:42:10 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 50 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/01/2015 | Rick Bickling
    Tomatoes - A complete planting guide including state specific planting dates and varieties, tips for soil preparation, planting, watering,fertilizing, insect and weed control...
  • Tree Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Has Reproduced

    03/29/2015 5:41:32 PM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies
    Smithsonianmag.com ^ | 3/26/2015 | Laura Clark
    et out the cigarsóMethuselah, a Judean date palm tree that was grown from a 2,000 year old seed, has become a papa plant. Elaine Solowey, of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at Kibbutz Ketura in Israel, recently broke the good news to National Geographic: ďHe is over three meters [ten feet] tall, he's got a few offshoots, he has flowers, and his pollen is good," she says. "We pollinated a female with his pollen, a wild [modern] female, and yeah, he can make dates." Methuselah sprouted back in 2005, when agriculture expert Solowey germinated his antique seed. It had...
  • Sustainable Kidnapping [VIDEO]

    03/28/2015 8:49:59 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine
    GoogTube ^ | 15JAN2014 | Above Average
    The Sustainable Kidnapping project promises to always return victims in better condition than when they were captured, for a kinder, gentler kidnapping experience. Thingstarter Thingstarter is a series of parody Kickstarter videos where budding entrepreneurs make fundraising appeals for wildly misguided projects.
  • Vanity:Kamikaze Co-pilot "Tomato Andy"Urban Dictionary makes things clear

    03/28/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 40 replies
    Could understand the Tomato Andy thing assumed it was because a Tomato is actually a fruit and most don't know that. Just went to the urban Dictionary and found this. Looks like he was pissed at the world and a female locked in a guys body.....here comes the bullying narrative and it was everyone else fault not his http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tomato
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, VOLUME 13 MARCH 27, 2015

    03/27/2015 1:25:20 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 188 replies
    freerepublic | 12/27/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, VOLUME 12, MARCH 20, 2015

    03/20/2015 12:49:03 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 233 replies
    freerepublic | 3/20/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816 IN MAINE

    03/18/2015 2:42:50 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 30 replies
    http://www.milbridgehistoricalsociety.org/ ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Lee-Lee Schlegel
    THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816, IN MAINE By Lee-Lee Schlegel MONTHS THAT SHOULD BE SUMMERíS PRIME SLEET AND SNOW AND FROST AND RIME AIR SO COLD YOU SEE YOUR BREATH EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH (An old rhyme) -------------------------------------------------------------1771 REUBEN WHITTEN 1847 SON OF A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, A PIONEER OF THIS TOWN, COLD SEASON OF 1816 RAISED 40 BUSHELS OF WHEAT ON THIS LAND WHITCH KEPT HIS FAMILY AND NEIGHBOURS FROM STARVATION ( Tombstone in an Ashland, N.H. cemetery) Imagine! Itís June. Or July. Or perhaps August in Down East Maine. In Milbridge. Thatís easy enough to do,...
  • Skiing Snakes And Hunchback Bears

    03/14/2015 6:56:58 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 11 replies
    Bourbon | 14 March 2015 | blueunicorn6
    Most of our snow, along with the neighbors from San Diego, has melted away. They didn't actually melt. It was more like they ran screaming back to warmth and Palm trees. Us hardier and poorer types look forward to the snow. We have to. It's all around us. We have had warm winds blowing in from Canada the last couple of days. We call these "Chinook" winds. The Canadians call it "Blowing all the tumbleweeds South". I like our name better. The Canadians have a lot of strange names for things. They call a hat a "Took". They call beating...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 11, MARCH 13, 2015

    03/13/2015 12:27:32 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 126 replies
    freerepublic | 3/13/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • After first lab-grown burger, test-tube chicken is next on menu

    03/12/2015 10:10:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:54am EDT | By Tova Cohen and Eric Auchard
    TEL AVIV/FRANKFURT, March 12 (Reuters) - Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a year-long feasibility study into manufacturing chicken in a lab, funded by a non-profit group called the Modern Agriculture Foundation which hopes "cultured meat" will one day replace the raising of animals for slaughter. The foundation's co-founder Shir Friedman hopes to have produced "a recipe for how to culture chicken cells" by the end of the...
  • Mysterious Jade May Have Been Offering to Gods [...or not]

    03/11/2015 2:02:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Mar 11, 2015 09:30 AM ET | by Owen Jarus, LiveScience
    The jade artifact, which has cleft rectangles, incisions and a cone at its top, was discovered underwater in Veracruz, Mexico. Photo courtesy Professor Carl Wendt A mysterious corncob-shaped artifact, dating to somewhere between 900 B.C. and 400 B.C., has been discovered underwater at the site of Arroyo Pesquero in Veracruz, Mexico. Made of jadeite, a material that is harder than steel, the artifact has designs on it that are difficult to put into words. It contains rectangular shapes, engraved lines and a cone that looks like it is emerging from the top. It looks like a corncob in an abstract...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 10 MARCH 6, 2015

    03/06/2015 12:47:33 PM PST · by greeneyes · 100 replies
    freerepublic | 3/6/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Starve a Landfill: Efficiency in the Kitchen to Reduce Food Waste

    03/06/2015 10:57:50 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Kim Severson
    SEATTLE ó The nationís first citywide composting program based largely on shame began here in January. City sanitation workers who find garbage cans filled with aging lettuce, leftover pizza or even the box it came in are slapping on bright red tags to inform the offending household (and, presumably, the whole neighborhood) that the cityís new composting law has been violated. San Francisco may have been the first city to make its citizens compost food, but Seattle is the first to punish people with a fine if they donít. In a country that loses about 31 percent of its food...
  • 2015 Seed Source Guide

    03/05/2015 5:27:31 AM PST · by orsonwb · 5 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 03/05/2015 | Rick Bickling
    Newly updated table with an alphabetical listing of many sources of Seeds, Transplants, and Bulbs for Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Grains, Grasses, Ground Covers, Vines, Fruits, Sprouting, Trees, Wildflowers, and much more..
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 9 FEBRUARY 27, 2015

    02/27/2015 12:35:01 PM PST · by greeneyes · 96 replies
    freerepublic | 2/27/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • 'It's not dead... just resting': Indian officials insist sacred tree planted by Barack Obama (...)

    02/21/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Moltke · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02/21/2015 | Chris Pleasance
    It has been just one month since President Obama visited New Delhi and planted a sacred Peepal tree in the grounds of a Mahatma Gandhi memorial garden. But now the tree has been reduced to little more than a stick after all the leaves suddenly dropped off, causing panic among nervous officials.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, VOLUME 8 FEBRUARY 20, 2015

    02/20/2015 12:51:08 PM PST · by greeneyes · 190 replies
    freerepublic | 2/20/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Royal Bluegrass: Prince Charles Coming to Kentucky

    02/20/2015 12:11:08 PM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 17 replies
    rcnky.net ^ | 02/20/2015 | Staff report
    Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Washington, DC and Louisville. The visit to the nation's capital is scheduled for March 17-20 and then the heir and his wife come to Louisville on March 20. In Louisville, they will highlight the work being done by members of the local community and charitable organizations to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of the people of Kentucky's largest city through community cohesion, clean air, and food literacy initiatives, according to a news release.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 7 FEB. 13, 2015

    02/13/2015 1:01:56 PM PST · by greeneyes · 90 replies
    freerepublic | Feb. 13., 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Dealer: Mexican weed up in smoke

    02/11/2015 5:09:20 PM PST · by SpeakerToAnimals · 44 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | 2-11-15 | peter strescino
    The market for Mexican marijuana has dried to a whiff and ďeverybody and his motherĒ is growing their own product, says a Puebloan who has been selling pot here for more than 20 years. - The current legal recreational market is fueled by people from out of state, Tracy said. Colorado users, weary of the high taxation on the product, have taken to growing, getting their ďred cardĒ for medicinal marijuana or even using Craigslist to score pot. - See more at: http://www.chieftain.com/news/3292183-120/marijuana-tracy-market-dealer#sthash.D9Z5fiLF.dpuf
  • Grocery Stores Fear Him!!! (Seen this scam?)

    02/09/2015 5:22:53 AM PST · by mkleesma · 14 replies
    Wiyre ^ | Unknown | JON BOTTARINI
    If youíve been on the internet recently, youíve probably seen the following ad plastered around your screen, showing a farmer in a red hat with the bold text ďGrocery stores fear him!Ē. But what, really, could grocery stores hate so much about this guy? I decided to investigate for myself to see what was going on, and how a company could afford to spend so much money on this crazy advertisement, because I see it everywhere I look, whether I want to or not.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 6 FERUARY 6, 2015

    02/06/2015 12:32:13 PM PST · by greeneyes · 93 replies
    freerepublic | 2/06/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • 8-Month Time-Lapse Shows How an Acorn Grows Into an Oak Seedling

    02/04/2015 9:25:41 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/04/15 | Michael Zhang
    Scientific photographer Neil Bromhall of Right Plants 4 Me created this time-lapse showing the birth of an oak tree. It reveals how an acorn turns into an oak seedling over the course of 8 months from September through April.
  • John Lennon's son sued for $10m over tree that is 'destroying' neighboring Manhattan brownstone

    02/04/2015 8:42:37 AM PST · by dennisw · 66 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 4 February 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Sued for $10m over tree that is 'destroying' neighboring Manhattan brownstone owned by Marisa Tomeiís parents Gary and Addie Tomei, the parents of Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, are suing their neighbor over a tree in his yard whose roots are destroying their home The neighbor is Sean Lennon, son of John Lennon, who purchased the home on West 13th Street in Greenwich Village six years ago for $9.5million The Tomeis say they contacted Lennon a year ago about removing the tree, and that he never responded, so they are suing for $10million They claim the roots of the 60-foot-high ailanthus...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 5 JAN 30, 2015

    01/30/2015 12:38:35 PM PST · by greeneyes · 132 replies
    freerepublic | Jan 30, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Chemists find a way to unboil eggs

    01/26/2015 2:39:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    phys.org ^ | 01/26/2015 | Janet Wilson
    UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites Ė an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem. "Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg," said Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. "In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 4 JANUARY 23, 2015

    01/23/2015 12:30:55 PM PST · by greeneyes · 90 replies
    freerepublic | Jan 23, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Curcumin's ability to fight Alzheimer's studied

    01/20/2015 12:46:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 01/13/2015 | Provided by Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer's disease may already be in your kitchen. Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study indicates a close chemical analog of curcumin has properties that may make it useful as a treatment for the brain disease. "Curcumin has demonstrated ability to enter the brain, bind and destroy the beta-amyloid plaques present in Alzheimer's with reduced toxicity," said Wellington Pham, Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt and senior author of the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 3 JANUARY 16, 2015

    01/16/2015 12:24:15 PM PST · by greeneyes · 53 replies
    freerepublic | 1/16/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • How to Work: The Most Important Self-Reliance Skill Ever

    01/14/2015 6:21:11 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Mother Erf ^ | February/March 2015 | Steve Maxwell
    Few other dreamers Iíve known have managed to fulfill their ambitions. In my experience, most dreams donít die because of a lack of practical homesteading skills or passion, but rather become casualties of the failure of knowing to work efficiently to get enough of the right kind of work done. Bills pile up, gardens donít get planted, roofs continue to leak, enthusiasm wanes. The cause of these problems often goes unrecognized until passion is cold, relationships frazzled and finances exhausted. Knowing how to work efficiently on a homestead where you are your own boss requires a specific skill set that...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 2 JANUARY 9, 2015

    01/09/2015 12:27:25 PM PST · by greeneyes · 51 replies
    freerepublic | Jan 9, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 1 JAN. 2, 2015

    01/02/2015 1:27:52 PM PST · by greeneyes · 79 replies
    freerepublic | Jan 2, 2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Coolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014 [CHEESE!]

    12/30/2014 1:54:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | December 25, 2014 06:10am ET | by Megan Gannon, News Editor
    Thanks to the careful work of archaeologists, we learned more in the past year about Stonehenge's hidden monuments, Richard III's gruesome death and King Tut's mummified erection. From the discovery of an ancient tomb in Greece to the first evidence of Neanderthal art, here are 10 of Live Science's favorite archaeology stories of 2014. 1. An Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis [snip] 2. Stonehenge's secret monuments [snip] 3. A shipwreck under the World Trade Center [snip] 4. Richard III's twisted spine, kingly diet and family tree [snip] 5. A teenager in a "black hole" [snip] 6. Syria by satellite...
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    Phys.Org ^ | 12/30/2014 | Bob Yirka
    Credit: Brian D. Peer (Phys.org)óOrnithologists Brian Peer and Robert Motz, with Western Illinois University, found themselves with a unique opportunity a couple of years agoóto study a gynandromorphy in its native environment for an extended period of time. They have written a paper describing what they observed and have had it published in The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. The observations made by the pair of researchers represent the most extensive study of a bilateral gynandromorph bird in the wild to date. Gynandromorphy is a condition where an organism unnaturally possesses both male and female traits. Examples have been observed in...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 26, 2014

    12/26/2014 6:24:00 PM PST · by greeneyes · 44 replies
    freerepublic | Dec. 26, 2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
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    12/19/2014 12:49:35 PM PST · by greeneyes · 61 replies
    freerepublic | 12/19/2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Ok all I have a Lawn/Gardening Question...

    12/15/2014 7:45:44 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 36 replies
    15 Dec 21014 | US Navy Vet
    I have about 1.5 acres of land in my back yard and I need advice on what/when to plant on it so all the dirt does now wash down to the bottom. Whatever I plant/seed needs to come in thick and fast. My daughter had 2 horses back there and now the land is pretty bare.
  • Jack FM turkey 'cook or save' vote slammed by Brian May [Queen guitarist]

    12/14/2014 8:59:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | December 11, 2014 | unattributed
    A radio station that asked listeners to vote on whether two turkeys should be killed has been criticised by animal lovers - including Queen guitarist Dr Brian May. And the RSPCA has urged Jack FM to rethink the online vote on whether the turkeys should be cooked or kept alive. The RSPCA said it opposed any practice with the "potential to cause animals pain... in the name of entertainment". Currently, 62% of people have voted to save the turkeys, named Sage and Onion. The Oxfordshire station said if listeners voted to kill the pair in the "cook it or keep...