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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 28, 2017

    07/28/2017 8:47:10 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 38 replies
    freerepublic | July 2017 | greeenyes
    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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Monster spider the size of DINNER PLATE traps terrified couple inside their home

    07/27/2017 8:36:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | 27th July 2017 | By Tom Towers
    The fearsome arachnid – nicknamed Aragog – was snapped by Lauren Ansell in Queensland, Australia. Laura and her partner could not access their barbecue as the huge huntsman spider was blocking the back door. She said it reacted badly when they tried to move it from the glass on Sunday night. Laura said: “(The spider) was preventing us from using our barbecue. “We made it unhappy as we tried to move it so we could cook. “My boyfriend tried to squish it in the door but the spider was smart. “The door only claimed two of its legs and it...
  • A four-hour erection and then death: The fate awaiting any man bitten by deadly spider

    07/27/2017 6:09:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 24 June 2015 | By Gemma Mullin
    A family have been left terrified after fearing one the world's deadliest spiders has taken residence in their home after entering Britain in a bunch of bananas. Michaela Egan, 24, from Rainham, Essex, noticed a suspicious white spider cocoon on a bunch she bought had from her local Tesco four days earlier and took a picture of it. She posted the image on her Facebook page and friends suggested it could be a Brazilian wandering spider, whose venom gives male victims a painful four-hour erection before killing them. The mother-of-two immediately put it in a sealed bag and returned it...
  • Teen allegedly harassed by police for mowing lawns in affluent neighborhood

    07/26/2017 2:44:23 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 129 replies
    Fox 23 News ^ | 07/26/2017
    HOUSTON, Texas. - While he was mowing lawns and handing out business cards, a black teen said that he was harassed by a Harris County Precinct 1 police officer. The teen, identified as 19-year-old Marvin Gibson, captured the incident on video. The video shows the officer asking Gibson for his identification and an explanation of why he is going door to door. The teen provides his business card and explains that he is giving out his cards to promote a lawn care service. The officer asked him for his name and date of birth. The young man provided this information...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 21, 2017

    07/21/2017 9:08:26 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 78 replies
    freerepublic | JULY 21, 2017 | greeenyes
    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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Labor Unions Are Now Filing Grievances Against Goats

    07/14/2017 3:59:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | July 13, 2017 | Brittany Hunter
    A major union is rallying its supporters to battle the latest job-stealing enemy: goats. The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the University of Michigan have had a well-established working relationship with each other for years. But this is largely because the labor union holds a contract with the school, barring it from hiring non-AFSCME members for various positions. Landscaping is among the many career fields supported by the union and is actually at the center of this latest controversy. While the university has traditionally employed AFSCME landscapers to tend to the school’s outdoor grass-trimming needs...
  • THE WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 14, 2017

    07/14/2017 3:25:21 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 42 replies
    freerepublic | July 14, 2017 | greeenyes
    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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 7, 2017

    07/07/2017 7:40:57 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 95 replies
    freerepublic | July 7, 2017 | 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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Freepin' GARDENERS - ID this plant for me..?

    07/06/2017 5:45:59 PM PDT · by gaijin · 56 replies
    MyBrain ^ | July 6th, 2017 | me
    PLANT IDENTIFICATION REQUEST: -------------------------------------- My guess is this is some type of blue lavender. Smells nice but I can't be sure of the exact type. I have to buy one or two and plant them for a relative who is in hospital and doesn't know what the landscaper put in there. Another similar plant I looked up is lavender, but that is purple and smaller, while this grows about 60% larger and is blue, not purple. I included a photo featuring a Home Depot bucket included in the shot to provide a general sense of size of the plant. What...
  • Information you might never need.

    07/04/2017 6:39:38 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    friends' emails | 7/4/2017 | unknown
    JUST PLAIN NEAT INFORMATION… The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year. Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times! Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end. If you stop getting thirsty , you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. Zero is the only...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 30, 2017

    06/30/2017 7:23:22 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 139 replies
    freerepublic | June 30, 2017 | 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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • New paintings!

    06/26/2017 4:58:02 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 28 replies
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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 23, 2017

    06/23/2017 3:20:13 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 127 replies
    freerepublic | June 23, 207 | 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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 17, 2017

    06/17/2017 5:29:37 AM PDT · by greeneyes · 115 replies
    freerepublic | June 17, 2017 | greeenyes
    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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 9, 2017

    06/09/2017 8:05:20 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 88 replies
    freerepublic | June 9, 2017 | 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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 2, 2017

    06/02/2017 7:44:10 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 86 replies
    freerepublic | 06/02/2017 | greeenyes
    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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • You Can’t Buy Your Way To Green: How Frugality Is Environmentalism

    05/29/2017 1:00:40 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    Frugalwoods Blog ^ | May 26, 2017 | Mrs. Frugalwoods
    One of the many reasons I love frugality–beyond, you know, the money it saves me and the financial independence it brought me–is the fact that its application in my life has made me a more environmentally conscious person. I’ve always respected natural resources, been a fan of mother nature, and loved the outdoors, but it wasn’t until I became a frugal weirdo that I began living a holistically environmental life. I’ll say right now that I know there’s more I could do in the arena of environmentalism–deeper changes I could make and countless ways I could further reduce my carbon...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 26, 2017

    05/26/2017 5:44:18 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 74 replies
    freerepublic | 05/26/2017 | greeenyes
    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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 19, 2017

    05/19/2017 3:39:17 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 127 replies
    freerepublic | May 19, 2017 | greeenyes
    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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 12, 2017

    05/12/2017 5:20:31 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 54 replies
    freerepublic | 5/12/2017 | greeenyes
    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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...