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  1. Thread: harvest 2022

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    My fruit harvest is just starting. I have alpine...

    My fruit harvest is just starting. I have alpine strawberries in horse water troughs. They are tiny, and are just gardener snacks. The blueberries are just starting to ripen. I've gone from 3-4...
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    In my car, I keep those items that would keep me...

    In my car, I keep those items that would keep me comfortable if I had to wait for a tow truck and a few items for emergencies for me or others. I have a spare blanket and a space blanket, small...
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    Wilkommen!

    Wilkommen!
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    I attended a moving naturalization ceremony this...

    I attended a moving naturalization ceremony this morning. Despite our fractures and failings as a country, 140 people chose to become US citizens today.
  5. Can you do both? Put the majority towards debt...

    Can you do both? Put the majority towards debt and reserve a small portion for a splurge?
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    There are! I have them, but they don't have the...

    There are! I have them, but they don't have the fragrance of the annual type. Their flowers also don't have that etheral, watercolor look of annual sweet peas.
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    I did too as I've done for a number of years. ...

    I did too as I've done for a number of years. I'm annoyed that it enables one OCD poster, but there are other posters who make this board worth it for me.
  8. Thread: May frugals

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    Not Catherine, but we have a mini split on our...

    Not Catherine, but we have a mini split on our porch/sunroom. I think we were over sold. Not only does it keep the porch (~320 sq feet) comfortable, if we leave the door open it cools/dehumidifies...
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    Hardening off involves getting the plants used to...

    Hardening off involves getting the plants used to temperature variations, wind and sun. I typically put them out for a couple of hours at first, then over several days to a week, extending that...
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    I have most of my seedlings in the ground at this...

    I have most of my seedlings in the ground at this point, other than some peppers. I was just so eager for this endless winter to be over that I started seeds way earlier than I usually do, and we've...
  11. Thread: Probable scam

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    I would also report it to Lifelock here: ...

    I would also report it to Lifelock here: lifelock.com/security
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    We have a pulse oximeter, blood pressure cuff,...

    We have a pulse oximeter, blood pressure cuff, thermometer all before covid. My husband is an athlete and was measuring his oxygen levels during and after intense exercise. His heart rate and...
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    I didn't say that. I was specifically talking...

    I didn't say that. I was specifically talking about words that have been redefined by certain Republicans. Like Mark Meadows working for an institute that focuses on election integrity, and talking...
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    I was thinking things like people who rioted on...

    I was thinking things like people who rioted on January 6 calling themselves "patriots" as they attempted to undo democracy. How lies are "alternative facts" per Kellyann Conway. How "stop the...
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    I've used the Massachusetts specific one. ...

    I've used the Massachusetts specific one. Between my husband and I, we recovered about $300. This was mostly from fractions of stock we had purchased from our companies 30 years ago, and a couple...
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    fwiw, I apply it in the late summer/fall when the...

    fwiw, I apply it in the late summer/fall when the new generation is present.
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    Not an instant fix, but I've used milky spore. ...

    Not an instant fix, but I've used milky spore. Its a bacteria which only impacts the larvae and is safe for humans and pets. I didn't see a impact until in years 2 and 3 after applying. It...
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    Sunflower stems are delicious! I intentionally...

    Sunflower stems are delicious! I intentionally grow them with radish and pea shoots for winter salad.
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    It took me a long time being married before I...

    It took me a long time being married before I realized that were (basically) two kinds of storage/organization systems. One kind optimizes for storage- putting things into the first available slot...
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    I went looking for this story. I can only find...

    I went looking for this story. I can only find obviously biased reports all reporting the same story with blog names containing "liberty" or "patriot" on this, nothing in known media. A nurse was...
  21. Thread: April Purge

    by herbgeek
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    I'm waiting for my dandelions to come in. My...

    I'm waiting for my dandelions to come in. My grandmother used to make dandelion wine, and I have her 5 gallon recipe, which I've never made because I don't know what it tastes like and what am I...
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    I feel disrespected when someone uses a...

    I feel disrespected when someone uses a condescending tone, or assumes I don't know what I'm talking about. When I worked it was when I made a point, and then a man repeated my point (and the other...
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    That's lovely wallpaper Catherine. I decided to...

    That's lovely wallpaper Catherine. I decided to paint my hallways a pale yellow for similar reasons: the existing beige with a peachy undertone just looks dreary on cloudy days. This yellow is...
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    How to grow your own food and herbs.

    How to grow your own food and herbs.
  25. Thread: Whiney Whine

    by herbgeek
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    Use your power for good Jeppy. Not to destroy...

    Use your power for good Jeppy. Not to destroy other people's livelihoods or hassle volunteers who have freely given up their free time to help the community. Use your power to create joy. Make...
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