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Fruit Trees / Re: Lemons from cuttings question
« Last post by MikeM on Today at 07:51:13 PM »
We had two that we started from cuttings when we lived in SC but we left them behind when we moved to Tennessee so I don't know how they did longer term.
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Livestock / Couple of cute Sheep pictures
« Last post by MikeM on Today at 07:47:25 PM »
We are still a month or so away from lambing but we got a couple of pictures of the sheep.  I don't use our dogs to bring the sheep in when they are this close to lambing and they don't get stressed when I go out and call them to me.  Bringing them in to the handling area entails going through three paddocks and four gates so the dogs would have had them stressed out by the time they got in.  When I walk them in they are calm and don't fight to get away when you do a lot of hands on with them.  They have their winter coats now and the only way to really know their condition is laying hands on them.  They are in excellent condition and we only needed to worm three of them. We pulled fecal samples of several just to make sure but they look and feel good.  The one picture has a couple of the yearlings up on top of a round bale.  I'm surprised they can still jump that high as fat as a few are getting.



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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Last post by whitestrout on Today at 01:23:48 PM »
    I picked a mess of Georgia collards and Siberian kale before the rain came in (Y'all in Louisiana and Texas already got this) . I have one row of kale and two rows of collards. Rows are about 25-30 feet long. I keep them mulched to suppress all weeds. I still have satsumas on my trees even though I have been picking since mid September. The satsumas are starting to go bad now, Yesterday I picked about 60 and threw about 15 away.
  I am cooking a pot of greens now.  Here is the recipe I use:  One basket of greens (about a wal-mart bagfull)
                                                                                       1/2 pound sausage ( I use Conecuh hickory smoked) any good sausage will do. cut into about 1 inch pieces.                       1 medium onion cut in half
                                                                                       2-3 teaspoonfuls of sugar   
                                                                                       Salt and pepper to taste.
    Start with the sausage in the pot, cook on medium for about 5 minutes just to get some brown and grease in the bottom, then add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Next add the greens, onion haves, sugar, salt and pepper, and probably 2 more cups of water (just to the top of the greens when they cook down). Boil for 5 -10 minute, then simmer for 30 minutes or so. Warms the kitchen on cool rainy days.  Pics are collards, kale, and satsumas.
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General Discussion / Re: Wad of stink bugs..???
« Last post by Rabbitproof on Today at 06:05:56 AM »
Ha, Gymgirl....maybe you don't smell it lingering on your hand but possibly everybody else does!!! ;D
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General Discussion / Re: Please send Drake a card:....his time is short
« Last post by 2010 National Champs on December 12, 2018, 06:31:54 PM »
i have no clue what happened,ben.....i typed for 30 minutes, of course my typing speed is like a plowhorse in the kentucky derby.....i can't even remember what all i typed...me remembering is like my typing....i ain't much good at either one...let me check and see where it went..............mike
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General Discussion / Re: Please send Drake a card:....his time is short
« Last post by Ben on December 12, 2018, 04:55:24 PM »
2010 Champs-- I checked my PM messages and it was not there.  I exited the BG website and re-logged in.  Still nothing.  Checked my mail messages and I have not received an email notification.

Check your PM sent messages, maybe they will give you a clue.


Ben
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General Discussion / Re: Please send Drake a card:....his time is short
« Last post by 2010 National Champs on December 12, 2018, 04:12:09 PM »
ben, check your pm
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General Discussion / Re: Wad of stink bugs..???
« Last post by Gymgirl on December 12, 2018, 02:41:22 PM »
My olfactory system must be waaaaaaaaaaaaaay off, because, I never thought the stinkbug stunk.  I've squished a few, and, they just have a sort of perfume-y odor to them.  Nothing I would run away from.  Certainly not in the skunk spray category.  Maybe I just smell then differently than the rest of you do.

And, I've never had the odor linger on my gloved hand, either.

Maybe I haven't been encountering the right stinkbug...
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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Last post by Gymgirl on December 12, 2018, 02:37:56 PM »
Delivered good-sized seedlings to gardeners in my little veggie co-op. 

Expecting 45 mph wind gusts Friday morning, so have to cover all the raised beds, and secure any loose objects in the yard.
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General Discussion / Re: NEED A LOAD OF WOOD CHIPS...
« Last post by Gymgirl on December 12, 2018, 02:29:22 PM »
From my understanding, the City of Houston Parks & Recreation Department uses all the loads for mulching the parks, medians, trees, etc.

They don't seem to want to share...

I just called the City Parks and Recreation Dept. Forestry Division, Mr. Cordova, to see if he'll respond to my questions about a wood chip site that is available to citizens who want to come pick up a load, or, whether a city truck would dump a load of wood chips on my property.

Thanks, ya'll.  I keep hope alive!
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