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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:31:00 PM »
I pulled up another tomato plant.  Has anyone ever saved the green tomatoes from a dying plant ? and are they still tasty?  The are still firm because the plants themselves seem to  wilt over night. The roots seem to have a whiteish  mold on the stem near or at the ground. It is sure fast acting.. Also the plants have very little signs of being sick.. no yellow leaves jut a fast wilt. I do have some blight on other plants  I'm spraying  fungicide with a new sprayer. 

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General Discussion / Re: Coyotes in the Garden
« on: June 17, 2018, 01:28:01 PM »
I think an electric fence would to the trick.  It keeps the deer out of my garden, but doesn't work on the chickens.

 I know you said you weren't too interested in an electric fence but... A temporary electric fence would be easy to put up and take down- would last a long time that way. I have a small battery operated unit that we use on sis's flowers because it is away from our main fence . I use this along with the temp posts  bought from the same place. https://www.kencove.com/fence/Mini-Reel+w%26%2347%3B+660%26%2339%3B+of+Polywire_detail_RM2PW.php

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General Discussion / Re: Coyotes in the Garden
« on: June 17, 2018, 07:52:17 AM »
Have you seen any foot prints or droppings that would indicate coyotes?  It sounds like coons to me. They will make a hole in the watermelons and reach in to clean them out and the corn, well they will tear it down  as well and eat every ear that they don't tote off. I don't grow corn because they get into it along with the deer. (there are a thousand acres across the road but mine evidently tastes better.)
 You would probably not have a cat for long with coyotes hungry enough to eat corn neither so would try a  live trap big enough for coons . I think you will catch what ails you. With a cat around, first set it at the house and let her get caught and  rattled a bit - then she won't go back in it.

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 Monroe's idea gets me every time . It's either the tiller or the mower.. first you hear the hose moving thru the weeds and before your hand can reach the shutoff, it has made a heck of a wrap on the blades... time to raise up the deck or tiller and get a real sharp knife, eye protection and get the tootsie rolls off...First though, get it off the ant beds !

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Happy Hour / Re: One of the Coolest Things
« on: June 07, 2018, 10:12:22 PM »
 :)  That is great Double B !   :)

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Happy Hour / Re: Our Brother-In-Law died last evening
« on: June 02, 2018, 05:08:59 PM »
Of course Monroe. I will put you in my prayers and Mrs. Virginia as well.  These  trying times are difficult to say the least. He will give you strength to do this as requested by the family. Bless you Monroe. 

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General Discussion / Re: Big cabbage
« on: May 31, 2018, 09:38:24 PM »
I have Champ's cabbage pictures and they are mighty fine. :) :) :)   Here goes. :)   

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General Discussion / Re: Big cabbage
« on: May 27, 2018, 10:33:24 AM »
No Champ I haven't received them yet . When I do though I will sure post 'em.  I could sure use a big heaping of cole slaw to go with those ribs I'll be cooking tomorrow.... may have to grow some next year.   :)

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Happy Hour / Re: Memorial Day
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:35:31 AM »
That is an awesome video . Thank you for posting it. Everyone please take the time to watch it. How scary it must have been in a foreign land, scrunched down in a fox hole, a ship surrounded by water or a plane with the enemy shells all around and aiming for you .God bless them every one.

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Happy Hour / Re: I'mback but still having computer problems
« on: May 26, 2018, 07:11:18 PM »
I have a logitech  wireless mouse and it has a little "install" needed in order to work. You might could go to the makers of your mouse's website and get the install to make it work.  I agree with you, those touch pads are sure aggravating.

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Happy Hour / Memorial Day
« on: May 26, 2018, 09:55:20 AM »
 Memorial Day- Remember our fallen soldiers who gave their lives so we could be free.  Just take a moment to tell the younger generation what the holiday is really for.  God Bless America .
   Everyone be safe out there.

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General Discussion / Re: Summer lettuce
« on: May 19, 2018, 12:01:50 PM »
I look forward to this thread continuing. I planted red sails in late Feb and it has been good but like ya'll , need a summer one.  Home grown lettuce is a necessity now with all of the dangers of e coli out there.  Thanks again ya'll. 

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Happy Hour / Re: He had to leave his farm this morning
« on: May 10, 2018, 09:02:47 AM »
God bless and keep  each of ya'll Monroe.  I'll keep  all in my prayers- I know it is very hard to bear now, but we know   peace and joy - all tears wiped away.lays ahead.   judy

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General Discussion / Re: Armadillos
« on: May 07, 2018, 09:01:08 PM »
I didn't use any bait  in my case neither.  I prefer a shot to the head.  I put a loop in a piece of hay twine hook the leg and pull them off. Treat them like a skunk and don't touch if possible. They've been known to carry Leprosy. 

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General Discussion / Re: Armadillos
« on: May 04, 2018, 10:50:59 PM »
I actually caught one in a real big " have a heart" trap. I got some 2x4s and made an angled V to the trap door and he went in ! I   only tried   it once though.. getting him out was something else..  Just make sure that it is on ground he likes to root in.  My uncle made a trap out of wood and said it worked too.  I think the pattern is on the internet.

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General Discussion / Re: E-Coli Outbreak Questions
« on: April 28, 2018, 08:54:24 PM »
LSU, I once offered some eggs to a lady down the road. She also refused after she realized  I had a rooster with the chickens.

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Thank you Mr Horse. :)  I will be glad to try this "cure"  the next time I get it on my favorite work clothes.  You know how it is when you start to grease something... before  I know it, its all over me.  Diesel is the same way when I clean parts. haha     judy

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Thank you Mr Horse. It will be nice to try this out on the work clothes that sometimes smell of diesel.  The other hints are great too. :)

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Happy Hour / Re: I have become a bird watcher
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:48:44 PM »
Yes indeed  Happy endings are great!!  It looks like a  little one bout ready to go . Wrens are very loyal  as are blue birds . Thank you  and your wife for the  view. :) :) :) and being such good caretakers. :) :) :) :)   judy

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: April 22, 2018, 10:25:24 AM »
I finally had the time and weather to get some good stuff done. :) so  tilled and drew up my rows around the tomatoes. The cold nights took their toll, but  covering with the tubs did help keep the cold  away. I gathered up the tubs and took to the barn- put deer fence back up but only one strand so far so need to improve that .  Today it's raining but sorta needed it.  :)

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