Gardening (General/Chat)

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  • Back to the future.

    12/09/2011 5:10:03 PM PST · by Lowell1775 · 5 replies
    Open Source Survival ^ | 12-8-2011 | Brother Rat
    Revisiting the resilient lifestyle… Things finally collapse, and you go to the basement, start digging out survival gear and freeze dry food. You gather the family around the radio, shotgun in hand and begin worrying about how long the “stuff” will last. OR You get up at six AM as usual, open a bag of your favorite coffee, mixing it 50/50 with the chickory root you gathered in the summer. Opening the spout on the Big Berkey water filter, you fill the percolator you picked up at a yard sale, for 2 bucks. You set the coffee on the woodstove...
  • The Donald's Hair is HIS!

    12/09/2011 12:13:19 PM PST · by WellyP · 29 replies
    Fox News | 9 Dec. 2011 | Fox News/Megyn Kelley
    The Donald's hair is his!
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 48) December 9

    12/09/2011 6:08:33 AM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 70 replies
    Free Republic | 12-9-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. As many of you may know, my wife is a manager at a Wal-Mart Superstore. About a month or so ago she was approached, via email, by Wal-Mart, informing her that there was a position opening up in one of their stores in Shreveport, La. and they wanted to do a phone interview with her if she was interested. She agreed and did the interview. Well last week they called her back and told her the position was hers if she wanted it. We were given an hour to make the decision. Job wise this is a...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 47) December 2

    12/02/2011 5:11:38 AM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 79 replies
    Free Republic | 12-2-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. I can’t believe it is already December, Brrrrrrrrr! It is 27 this morning in East Central Mississippi and is forecast to be in the mid 60s this afternoon. There are no plans to do any outside work for this gardener today. What needs to be done can wait until Saturday and Sunday when it is supposed to be in the high 60s and into the 70s. Just waiting for Spring now. If you are a gardener or you are just starting out and are in need of advice or just encouragement please feel free to join in...
  • Household Budgeting: Women Hone Domestic Skills

    12/01/2011 9:40:19 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 30th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The Gloria Steinem generation convinced women that they were not doing jobs. Women were told they were being slaves to their families, and not getting paid for it. In lousy economic times, these newly learned old skills give women a bigger choice of where to spend money. They can cut corners by mending, canning, and growing a garden. They have the power and flexibility to fill their pantries and not depend on the government or stores in difficult times.
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 46) November 25

    11/25/2011 5:10:38 AM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 62 replies
    Free Republic | 11-25-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. My day was nice, quiet and lazy. Mrs. RD had to go to work at one pm and did not get off until two this morning, so we will be having our Thanksgiving feast this afternoon. We are having a roasted Turkey breast with the typical side dishes. We usually have a Ham but Mrs. RD wanted Turkey this year so Turkey it is. It is forecast to be in the low 70s today so I may get out and gather up some leaves for the compost and some...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 45) November 18

    11/18/2011 5:11:32 AM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 137 replies · 1+ views
    Free Republic | 11-18-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. Thanksgiving is next week and I hope all Freepers enjoy a bountiful feast with family and friends. Don’t forget to give thanks, it can turn a meal into a feast. A reminder for those of you who have a frozen turkey, for every 4 pounds of turkey it will take a day to thaw in the refrigerator. A 20-pound turkey will take 5 days so you need to start defrosting it tomorrow. If your turkey will not fit into your fridge defrost it in an ice chest with ice. If the turkey is allowed to thaw at...
  • Larry Sinclair is NOT dead

    11/14/2011 4:52:20 AM PST · by palmer · 45 replies · 3+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 14 Nov 2011 | vanity
    Body of thread (REQUIRED)
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 44) November 11

    11/11/2011 5:06:00 AM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Free Republic | 11-11-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. Remembering Veterans Day. Here is a big Thank You to all who have served our Country. Just wondering how many of you gardeners are Veterans? It is a Chilly 29 F here in East Central Mississippi. I have been trying to keep up with the leaves falling off the trees and I am hating the pine needles more and more everyday. I don’t use them in my compost pile because they take to long to break down. I pile them by the roadside and the county comes by once a week and vacuums them up. I hope...
  • Any tips for getting rid of ticks on wooded property? (Vanity)

    11/10/2011 9:40:38 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 72 replies
    11/10/2011 | BuckeyeTexan
    Does anyone have recommendations for treating heavily wooded property for ticks? My one-year-old basset hound (Sophie) is an indoor dog, but she has free access to a little over an acre of heavily wooded property. (300+ oaks and pecans.) I've tried every treatment I can find to put on Sophie to prevent ticks, but I'm still finding them on her once every few days. She sleeps on my daughter's bed, so I'm worried about a tick dropping off in the bed. She's a lemon basset hound so the ticks are easy to see unless they're really small. Is there anything...
  • Food Stamp usage at record levels.

    11/07/2011 11:27:55 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 3, 2011 | Daid Paulin
    Nearly 15 percent of the population -- 45.8 million people - were on the food-stamp dole in August, the Wall Street Journal reported. How come? According to the paper, it's all because of the horrible economy, with the number of people on food stamps having risen 8.1 percent in the past year. What the WSJ doesn't mention is that the exploding use of food stamps has much to do with changing attitudes over the years about what food-stamp recipients are entitled to -- and that now includes junk food and sugary drinks. In addition, soaring levels of fraud have helped...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 43) November 4

    11/04/2011 5:08:00 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 74 replies
    Free Republic | 11-04-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. I hope all of you are doing well this first week in November. Daylight Saving Time officially ends in the U.S. and Canada, at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6th, when clocks are moved back one hour. We have had some nice weather with lows in the mid to high 30’s and up into the mid 60’s for highs the last couple of days. Forecasts are calling for lows in the 40’s with Highs in the low 70’s for the next week. I hope all your Fall gardens are prospering. If you are a gardener or you...
  • Maybe There’s No Free Lunch, But There Is Free Mulch

    10/31/2011 6:02:40 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 14 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | October 27, 2011 | Rick Bickling
    Applying mulch around your trees, shrubs, garden, and landscape beds is one of the easiest and most effective ways of not only keeping plants healthy, but also reducing water usage, preventing weeds, minimizing mowing...
  • Scientists plan $1.5bn laser strong enough 'to tear the fabric of space'

    10/30/2011 6:38:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 30, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A laser powerful enough to tear apart the fabric of space could be built in Britain. The major scientific project will follow in the footsteps of the Large Hadron Collider and will answer questions about the universe. The laser will be capable of producing a beam of light so intense that it will be similar to the light the earth receives from the sun but focused on a speck smaller than a pin prick. Scientists say it will be so powerful they will be able to boil the very fabric of space and create a vacuum. A vacuum fizzles with...
  • The Exciting Adventures of Gary the Snail

    10/29/2011 11:23:55 AM PDT · by TheOldLady · 126 replies
    Free Republic | Various | JoeProBono et al.
    This is an archive of the saga of Gary and Harriet, two snails in love. Gary was a wild and crazy guy who met Harriet, and as a consequence, settled down to married life with children. He has stepped up to the plate and become a caring father and a great husband. Harriet is a happy mom who loves her family dearly. We follow their journey using their own family photos, and look forward to each new entry with happy anticipation. But the story isn't here; it's in the body of the thread in pictures. They are, of course, Conservative,...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 42) October 28

    10/28/2011 5:05:33 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 149 replies
    Free Republic | 10-28-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. We had our first frost last Friday but the weather has been beautiful ever since. I have been gathering leaves and other yard waste to add to my compost pile, which has grown nicely over the last few weeks and it is heating up and cooking nicely. I hope all your Fall gardens prosper. If you are a gardener or you are just starting out and are in need of advice or just encouragement please feel free to join in and enjoy the friendly discussion. Our Freeper community is full of gardeners, each with varying interests and...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 41) October 21

    10/21/2011 5:04:45 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 71 replies
    Free Republic | 10-21-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. We have had the first frost of Fall this morning in East Central Mississippi. It will warm up into the 70s the next few days and possibly even up to 80s by Tuesday. Not much gardening will be going on for me until next Spring. I hope all your Fall gardens prosper. If you are a gardener or you are just starting out and are in need of advice or just encouragement please feel free to join in and enjoy the friendly discussion. Our Freeper community is full of gardeners, each with varying interests and skill levels...
  • Bored Housewives of Pennsylvania Avenue

    10/16/2011 4:01:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Ameriican Thinker ^ | 10-16-11 | Clarice Feldman
    In his book God Knows, Joseph Heller perfectly described the manipulative, power hungry bored first lady. Bathsheba, in his telling, is a constant meddler, jockeying for power and, desperate to have her son, Solomon, made David's successor to the throne. She spends her free time in creative activities like inventing pantaloons because she is way too narcissistic to play second fiddle even to the king. We should be so lucky. The last two Democrat First Ladies cost us a bundle in their effort to be co-Presidents. Hillary ("two for the price of one"), with hair styles changing weekly, mucked about...
  • You Cant Buy Olives in California

    10/14/2011 3:49:19 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Friday, October 14, 2011 | Me
    I apologize for the vanity posting, but I am at the end of my rope on this. And that leads me to ask this question to the smartest people in the world, the people that read and post articles to the Free Republic website. You cant buy fresh "off the tree" olives anywhere, that I can find, in California. And they are everywhere. I was up in Napa and Sonoma Valley last week, and there are olive trees everywhere. We drove all over the place, to every produce stand we could find. Nobody sells uncured olives. The thing is, I...
  • You Cant Buy Olives in California

    10/14/2011 3:49:12 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 9 replies
    Friday, October 14, 2011 | Me
    I apologize for the vanity posting, but I am at the end of my rope on this. And that leads me to ask this question to the smartest people in the world, the people that read and post articles to the Free Republic website. You cant buy fresh "off the tree" olives anywhere, that I can find, in California. And they are everywhere. I was up in Napa and Sonoma Valley last week, and there are olive trees everywhere. We drove all over the place, to every produce stand we could find. Nobody sells uncured olives. The thing is, I...