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Happy Hour / Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: Today at 12:11:26 AM »
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here on the Bayou Gardener!

I am thankful for all of the information, help and friendship I have found on this site.   :D

Have a good Turkey Day!

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Happy Hour / Re: I'm learning how to post a picture
« on: November 21, 2017, 02:01:16 PM »
i am glad you got it figured out mr. monroe  :)

tell mrs. jewel i like her sweater!  a cowl neck gives any top some interest!

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: November 21, 2017, 01:57:36 PM »
the tomato plants are dead so i went out and pulled all the little green toms i  could find.  i am going to wash them up, give them a ride in the food processor and then freeze them.  i will make green tomato bread with them this winter (recipe is on the recipe thread already if anyone is interested).

i have managed to keep the potatoes alive long enough to hopefully have for thanksgiving.  i uncovered them this morning (frost again last night) and they seemed ok.  we are due rain tonight and it is supposed to stay in the 40's so i will leave them uncovered.  i will pull them thursday morning.  if i don't have enough for dinner, then we will saute them for thanksgiving breakfast.

boo, you seed those peppers?  do you get to keep the actual pepper part?
congrats on getting the onions in double b and texan!
randy...that is a lot of garlic!  dang.
jason, are you starting a flock? 
mater, it sounds like you had some good food!  sorry to hear it was your last tomato.  :(

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: November 20, 2017, 03:35:31 PM »
all the pictures on this thread are so pretty.   :)   thanks for sharing them!

the only thing that is still blooming in my yard are the knock out roses in front of the house and the little white flowers on my pea plants.  we had a hard frost last night that pretty much killed off everything else in my yard. 


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The Greenhouse / Re: Greenhouse growing fall 2017 thru spring 2018
« on: November 20, 2017, 03:29:52 PM »
bobcat, it looks like you have a ton of green ones still going.  that is awesome! 

the sunset shot is beautiful.  thanks for sharing   :)

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Happy Hour / Re: I'm learning how to post a picture
« on: November 20, 2017, 03:24:48 PM »
look at you with your coordinated socks mr. monroe!  stylin!


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Happy Hour / Re: Whats for supper ?
« on: November 20, 2017, 07:45:57 AM »
hub is working nights tonight, so we will have our hot meal at lunch.  i am making chicken alfredo with mushrooms and will pick some spinach from the yard once it warms up a bit.


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Happy Hour / Re: Got any interesting news?
« on: November 20, 2017, 07:41:06 AM »
i am jealous rabbit.  my memory is crap.  :-[  i wish i could remember things like you do! 


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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: November 20, 2017, 07:36:21 AM »
cold!  it was in the 20's here last night and we had a heavy frost.  i covered my potatoes with an old purple couch throw and when i looked out the window this morning it was white on top!  even now at 830 it is still frozen.  the cars had a heavy layer of frost on them this morning.  my toms are def gonna die now.  lol.  i just peeked out and the frost on the car windows is not gone yet, so i am going to leave the cover on for a bit longer.   they just have to live until turkey day!!!


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Happy Hour / Re: Aggravating condition
« on: November 19, 2017, 06:51:32 AM »
hi rabbit

since your actual eye is not hurting, my best advice is stop touching it.  i know it sounds simple, but you will find it is pretty hard to do.   the skin around your eye is super thin and delicate.  what may have started as an allergic reaction is carrying on due to the constant irritation of touching it and trying to cure it.

try the warm washcloth and just not touching it.  the skin should show signs of improvement after a couple of days of no contact.

good luck!

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The Greenhouse / Re: Greenhouse growing fall 2017 thru spring 2018
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:43:30 PM »
if you can find the larger bottle that is fine.  just up the amount of water you use.   i use 4 oz of castor oil to 2 gallons of water with the dawn in it. 

maggie, i did try the crystals first, but they didn't work for me either.  the oil/water seemed to work.  they did not get in to my bulbs and seemed to have moved to the other side of the yard away from the areas i treated. 

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The Greenhouse / Re: 2017 High Tunnel
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:40:31 PM »
YAY!   ;D

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The Greenhouse / Re: Low Tunnel built in the High Tunnel
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:35:12 PM »
the mesclun and spinach are really coming along. 

i am glad you put the little heater in there.  you close the sides at night?

i am excited that the beet is still alive!

thanks for the pics!!!

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Happy Hour / Re: Aggravating condition
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:30:43 PM »
hi rabbit.  i can try to look something up for you.  i have a few questions...

is your eye watering? you could have a blocked tear duct

are there any bumps along your lid by your inner eye?  you could have a blocked oil gland the the pressure is making you itch which would lead to the red irritation.

have you changed your soap or makeup wipes?

does it feel like there is something in the corner of your eye?  maybe you have a sty in your eye or another irritant stuck in there.

let me know if any of these apply or if you can provide any other info.   my best suggestion is to apply a clean, warm washcloth to the area a few times a day. 

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Recipes / Re: Have any of you ever made this?
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:04:59 AM »
rabbit...thanks for posting!  my hub would probably love this! 

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Tools and Equipment / Re: PLASTIC MULCH LAYER
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:02:24 AM »
pawper, put it up on craigslist in the for sale section.   it does not cost anything and you will get a big audience. 

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Happy Hour / Re: Whats for supper ?
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:58:04 AM »
wonderful!  congratulations!!!   great job!  ;D

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Recipes / Re: Cornbread Recipes
« on: November 17, 2017, 02:37:18 PM »
oh, lakerat.  i tried the corn cakes you posted.  it was cool to see the corn meal swell up with the boiling water. mine ended up the size of like a hamburger slider.  not too thick.  you were right on the oil though.  my first ones were raw in the middle and then i turned it down too low and they were a greasy mess.  i did find a nice middle of the road.  to be honest, they were a little hard core for me.  i guess i am used to more of the sweet or flavored corn muffins/bread.  i did find a work around though.  i put a little pancake syrup on them for hub and the little one.  for me, i  then put an over easy fried egg on top of them and they were good with the egg on them.  i tried them with they syrup too and the tasted better that way too.   

i started looking through my christmas cook books for some christmas cookie recipes (ps. i revived the christmas cookie/holiday baking thread so i can post cookie stuff on there).  i found a really interesting cornbread recipe i thought i would post.  i have some chopped zucchini in the freezer, so i am going to try this one too.  this is from the Spirit of Christmas Cookbook Vol. 3

3 cups corn meal
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup butter, melted
4 eggs
1 cup finely chopped zucchini
1 cup finely chopped onion

preheat oven to 375
in a large bowl combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt
in a medium bowl whisk cottage cheese, milk, butter and eggs
add cottage cheese mixture, onions and zucchini to dry ingredients
stir until just moistened
pour into 2-8" greased pans
bake 25-30 minute until golden brown.  serve warm or cool completely in pan before storing.


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Recipes / Re: christmas cookies/holiday baking
« on: November 17, 2017, 02:21:43 PM »
ok everyone.  it is time to start powering up for the holidays.  i have started looking through cookie recipes to get my shopping lists going.
luckily i have several christmas based cook books and 3 more that are just about cookies...lol!  you would think i would be a better cook right...hahaha.

if you have any suggestions i would appreciate you posting them here so i can look them up.  :)   if i find anything fun i will post it here too. 

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The Greenhouse / Re: Greenhouse growing fall 2017 thru spring 2018
« on: November 17, 2017, 02:12:23 PM »
hey bobcat.  have any new pics for us?  how is the greenhouse doing?  how are the toms?

for the voles, mix 1 small bottle of castor oil with a tablespoon of dish soap in to a couple gallons of water.  shake it up and water around the area you want them gone from.  they hate castor oil. 

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