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General Discussion / Re: First attempt at making pepper vinegar
« on: February 18, 2018, 04:57:08 PM »
Maggie I see you made hot oil.  Next time you make pop corn add a little to the regular oil an you will have some spicy pop corn!  When I made pepper oil that was one of my favorite ways to use it.  Also home made egg rolls cooked in some of that hot oil will light up your taste buds too! 

General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:00:01 PM »

General Discussion / white butterfly control
« on: February 13, 2018, 05:20:10 PM »
I was talking to an old friend an he gave me a tip that may help some of use that have this problem.  The tip was to place a bluebird house close to the garden as one of their favorite foods is white butterflies!  He also said that he hasn't had a hornworm on his maters ever since he placed the house near the garden.  For you inside growers your going to have to train them to go inside the gh!   :)

General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:54:42 AM »
I was told that the big side effect would be COLD to the point of having to cover my face an hands while outside an it could cause my throat to spazz if I take anything to cold in my mouth.  I got a 'go to the head of the line' card if I need to go to the er again.

General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: February 12, 2018, 12:20:34 PM »
1St day of killing what is killing Me! It has been a good day an I am plugged in to the chemo pump which I get to wear home for a couple days.   Killing weeds!  Thanks to all.

Happy Hour / Re: Tonight's gospel song
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:49:06 PM »
I use an app on my phone an computers called Pandora, an last week someone posted on FB an early elvis gospel song an so I typed in elvis gospel for a new station, an I have not changed station yet.  I put in my ear buds an turn the volume low an listen to Jim reeves, alan jackson, elvis willie an many more old country singers with gospel songs. 

General Discussion / Re: What kind of bush beans do you like?
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:40:55 PM »
Jade is the only bean planted here for the last many years.  High yield, good flavor an will produce as long as you keep them picked

General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: February 09, 2018, 12:51:23 AM »
 ;D ;) 8)

Happy Hour / Re: Has anyone tried this home remedy?
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:42:04 PM »
They make a cast of the bottom of each foot an send it out to have the orthotics made.  Mine were hard plastic an I thought they would hurt but they hold your foot so your bones do their job.   I could walk without pain.  Wore those things for years.  Worth the .money in pain relief. 

Happy Hour / Re: Has anyone tried this home remedy?
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:37:35 AM »
In the 90:s I worked part time at a big box store a had heel spurs an my ins7rance paid for injection which helped for a short while an then therapy which helped for another short while but it wouldn't pay for orthotic shoe inserts.  Finally I started calling foot Drs an asking what they charged an one guy was way cheaper so I used him an my spurs haven't caused me pain since. 

Happy Hour / Re: You may be deploying to a Sh-t Hole
« on: February 03, 2018, 07:52:05 PM »
Ben are you sure that it is not CHICAGO they are referring to? 

General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:31:23 AM »
Part of the turn around was good pain management. 

General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:20:30 PM »
Up date!  The stent has changed my Life! I feel pretty normal to night an walked a long way without the heavy breathing.  I feel that train to glory slowing down for a refreshing change.  Now if spring starts to arrive so we can think about what to plant. 

Happy Hour / Re: New member signing in
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:01:11 PM »
TG is spot on as our garden has been in the same place since 1890's. So lots of family an friends have enjoyed the bounty of that little patch of dirt.  Over the last few decades the garden had been used up but it still supplied our family's needs. 4 years ago I found a video by Mr Donald an the soil has been on the mend since.  There is a story here that I have told before, but the jist is you can an will learn best practice form this pack of dirt dobbers on this forum.

General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:13:21 PM »
Thanks Zook.  I am still on the slow train to glory as they were able to place the stent.   Get to stay in the hospital over night to make sure the Pancras doesn't act up.   

Happy Hour / Re: New member signing in
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:31:53 PM »
Your in the right place for good information GC.   

Small is a big plus when starting out, as I have seen so many new gardeners try to learn in to big a space to manage. Many will help you an the videos from Donald are spot on so your in the right place.   Welcome aboard!

General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:25:18 PM »
Thanks Rob!  The news is not great, as I will still be on the train to glory either way, but I want to see summer an at least watch the garden grow.   The express gets me there in 3 to 4 months, an the slow train gets me there in 6 to 10 months.  One of my saddest thoughts is I will never see S Louisiana an friends again.  As I have said " Thy Will be done" is the rock that helps me now. 

General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: January 27, 2018, 07:43:22 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: January 27, 2018, 04:37:27 AM »
I had some good news yesterday!   I went in to have my throat an stomach scoped an no cancer was found in either place!  So that still leaves s mystery as to where the origin cancer is but Monday we start the fight!   

General Discussion / Re: How I grow Beets ( in the High Tunnel )!
« on: January 25, 2018, 11:03:52 AM »
Ya the homeless shelter here I Terre Haute feeds a few hundred people everyday an soup is made 365 days a year.  They get plenty of the usual veggies like maters, green beans, an such, so we try to grow something a little different for them.  We started out the first year growing green beans for them as they will send out a couple people to pick, but many of them had never pick vegetables of any kind so they missed heaps of beans an that drove my mom nuts, so no more GB.  We have grown hot peppers, okra, beets, swiss chard for them an we harvest them an I take them to the shelter.  I would encourage any of our members to give their excess veggies to a soup kitchen or food bank because there are to many people that don't have access to good food.  No one should be hungry in this great country that we were blessed to live in. 

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