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  • WEEKLY GARDENING THREAD OCT. 12, 2018

    10/12/2018 7:21:23 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 51 replies
    freerepublic | OCT. 12, 2018 | 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 Oct. 5, 2018

    10/05/2018 4:52:17 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 39 replies
    freerepublic | Oct. 5, 2018 | 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 SEPT. 30, 2018

    09/30/2018 10:13:02 AM PDT · by greeneyes · 89 replies
    freerepublic | SEPT. 30, 2018 | 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...
  • UCF selling experimental Martian dirtó$20 a kilogram, plus shipping

    09/29/2018 12:03:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    phys.org ^ | 29 Sept 2018
    This is not fake news. A team of UCF astrophysicists has developed a scientifically based, standardized method for creating Martian and asteroid soil known as simulants. For example, scientists looking for ways to grow food on Marsócue the Martian movieóneed to test their techniques on soil that most closely resembles the stuff on Mars.
  • U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Addresses Trump, Brexit, and #MeToo

    09/24/2018 8:43:43 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 9 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-24 21:00 | NATASHA BACH
    British Prime Minister Theresa May offered her views on everything from President Donald Trump and Brexit to the #MeToo movement in a wide-ranging interview with CBS News ahead of the start of the UN General Assembly.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPT. 14, 2018

    09/14/2018 6:59:40 AM PDT · by greeneyes · 24 replies
    freerepublic | Sept 14 2018 | greeneyes
    he 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...
  • Northern Minnesota sees record-breaking cold temperatures Thursday morning

    09/07/2018 1:04:02 PM PDT · by jjotto · 42 replies
    KMSP Fox 9 ^ | SEptember 6, 2018 | KMSP
    (KMSP) - The National Weather Service reports some record-breaking cold temperatures for Sept. 6 in northern Minnesota with both International Falls and Hibbing finding themselves waking up to a very chilly morning. International Falls reached 28 degree Thursday, breaking the previous record of 31 degrees for Sept. 6. Hibbing fell to 29 degrees, breaking the previous record of 33. Though not a record, Robinson, Minnesota near Ely was a chilly 25 degrees. Summer was nice while it lasted.
  • Test your Tree Knowledge

    09/02/2018 4:51:41 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 23 replies
    email from a friend | 9/2/2018 | unknown
    A REDNECK FROM ALABAMA DECIDES TO TRAVEL ACROSS THE SOUTH TO VIRGINIA TO SEE GOD'S COUNTRY. WHEN HE GETS TO OOLTEWAH, TENN , HE LIKES THE PLACE SO MUCH THAT HE DECIDES TO STAY. BUT FIRST HE MUST FIND A JOB!!!! HE WALKS INTO THE INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY OFFICE AND FILLS OUT AN APPLICATION AS AN EXPERIENCED LOG INSPECTOR. IT'S HIS LUCKY DAY!!! THEY JUST HAPPEN TO BE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE, BUT FIRST, THE LOG FOREMAN TAKES HIM FOR A RIDE INTO THE FOREST IN THE COMPANY PICKUP TRUCK TO SEE HOW MUCH HE KNOWS. THE FOREMAN STOPS THE TRUCK...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 31, 2018

    08/31/2018 8:43:10 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 22 replies
    freerepublic | AUGUST 31, 2018 | 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...
  • John Kerry won't rule out 2020 White House run

    08/31/2018 6:56:13 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 46 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 31 AUG 18 | CBS
    Now in private life, the former Massachusetts senator and Secretary of State under President Obama has watched as much of his political legacy Ė including the Iran nuclear deal and the climate change accord Ė has been upended under the Trump administration. Disappointment in those actions has motivated Kerry to attempt to help Democrats regain political control.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 24, 2018

    08/24/2018 8:04:35 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 36 replies
    freerepublic | AUGUST 24, 2018 | 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...
  • Mechanical advice needed

    08/20/2018 10:32:03 PM PDT · by chuckles · 73 replies
    vanity | 9-21-2018 | chuckles
    I have 2 chain saws, 3 weed eaters and 3 blowers, all 2 cycle and all need fuel lines almost every year. I buy the fuel line by the foot now. Used to just by replacement bag of lines for each brand. There must be a better way to fix these lines so they won't rot every year or 2. FReepers are wise and chocked with info. I hope someone out there has a better way. Is there some other material that can be used.I'm even thinking of copper if I can get it small enough. Thx
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 17, 2018

    08/17/2018 9:37:26 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 36 replies
    freerepublic | 8/17/2018 | 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...
  • Todd Standing Sasquatch Images

    08/15/2018 11:19:15 PM PDT · by waterhill · 29 replies
    Coast to Coast ^ | 8-16-2018 | Todd Standing
    Todd Standing shares Sasquatch photos related to his 8-15-18 show appearance
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 10, 2018

    08/10/2018 7:04:53 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 47 replies
    freerepublic | 8/10/2018 | 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...
  • Cricket Consumption Increases ĎGoodí Gut Bacteria

    08/08/2018 1:40:15 PM PDT · by ETL · 35 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Aug 6, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports shows that consuming edible crickets can help support the growth of the probiotic bacterium Bifidobacterium animalis, a strain that has been linked to improved gastrointestinal function and other measures of health, and that eating crickets is not only safe in large amounts but may also reduce inflammation in the body. ..." ďRaising insects for protein not only helps protect the environment, but also offers a more healthful option than meat in many wealthy countries with high-meat diets,Ē..." Crickets, like other insects, contain fibers, such as chitin, that are different from the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUG. 3, 2018

    08/03/2018 7:21:28 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 70 replies
    freerepublic | 8/3/2018 | 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...
  • Whatever happened to that Megyn Kelly?

    07/30/2018 6:35:57 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 36 replies
    "Remember how...remember how Megyn Kelly was going to host that first Republican presidential debate on Fox News and take out Donald Trump? Then she failed spectacularly and like Donald Trump spent the next few weeks just like totally destroying her with tweets and stuff until like, the blood was coming out of her nose or whatever? Then she disappeared for a while and did some sort of housewife show for a while and then disappeared like forever? "That was awesome!"
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 28, 2018 SATURDAY

    07/28/2018 5:08:28 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 97 replies
    freerepublic | 7/28/2018 | 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...
  • Feds: Backyard flocks sicken people in 44 states [Chickens]

    07/24/2018 6:40:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | July 23, 2018, 5:21 PM | By Kate Gibson
    Live poultry in backyard flocks are linked to several multistate outbreaks of salmonella infections that have now sickened 212 people in 44 states, federal health officials warned Monday. The most recent illnesses began on June 21, with 88 of the cases reported in the last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, said in an advisory. The federal agency is working with multiple states in investigating several outbreaks of salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks, it said. A half-dozen strains of salmonella bacteria have sickened people starting in the middle of February,...