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  1. Thread: Garden 2021

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    My tomatoes were duds this summer, too. I had...

    My tomatoes were duds this summer, too.

    I had cherry tomatoes continually for months. Cut the stems back after each harvest and that baby re flushed with flowers and then fruit.

    I then...
  2. Thread: Prescriptions

    by lmerullo
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    Costco is a great source. My pharmacy friend...

    Costco is a great source.

    My pharmacy friend shared this tip. Sometimes the manufacturer will offer discounts for their pricey drugs. I have insurance, but one drug runs me about $100/no. The...
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    I got an Arbor Day tree this year. It's a slash...

    I got an Arbor Day tree this year. It's a slash pine. Not my first choice, but it was either that or an oak, and I've got four of them already on my suburban sized lot.

    I wanted a red.maple,...
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    I need to know if the alarm or security system...

    I need to know if the alarm or security system is not WiFi - what are you wanting it for? In other words, if it can't contact you and law enforcement / fire / ambulance services at the moment of an...
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    Thank you all for the kind thoughts. I am...

    Thank you all for the kind thoughts.

    I am surprised the related poll : who has had an immediate family member survive is not posted. Lol!!!
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    My mother-in-law died of Covid . Just skimmed,...

    My mother-in-law died of Covid .

    Just skimmed, but am I almost alone in our super specific poll?
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    Pinky toe, I've got the opposite issue. I came...

    Pinky toe, I've got the opposite issue. I came home today to find four salvia and a hibiscus just wilting. They'd had a very good watering in Saturday, and my routine has been twice weekly with the...
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    I love the inspiration of garden plans already...

    I love the inspiration of garden plans already laid out. Guaranteed success!

    There's also a plant retailer that has an array of "kits" that you can buy with a planting plan. Usually they are set...
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    It's toxic to the bees and butterflys. I wouldn't...

    It's toxic to the bees and butterflys. I wouldn't want them killed because they got used to coming to my yard for pollen / nectar plants, and they landed on a "weed" that was sprayed and died.
    ...
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    I've carefully planted flowering things these...

    I've carefully planted flowering things these last few months. Sunday I saw four butterflies on the flowers. My landscape regularly buzzes with bees. Worth all the work.

    I have been hand picking...
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    Stir fry veggies and regular white rice. Part of...

    Stir fry veggies and regular white rice. Part of my pandemic inventory of rice - when it was rarely seen on the shelves, so I snapped up two bags when it appeared.
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    Based on the experience I had yesterday with the...

    Based on the experience I had yesterday with the mandolin, the oxtail soup would include my blood too! Hope you didn't have any mishaps with the knife!
  13. Thread: Ice fishing

    by lmerullo
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    Darn, the Craigslist link is down. I am...

    Darn, the Craigslist link is down.

    I am petrified of falling through the ice, so I'd need lots of evidence of the safety before venturing out.
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    I love being surrounded by nature. Like herb...

    I love being surrounded by nature.

    Like herb and others, I've tried to make time in my day to just be outdoors. Mostly I sit and daydream, but some weekends I'm out most of the day. Dh isn't...
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    Rosa - Florida girl here...how long will that...

    Rosa - Florida girl here...how long will that last? Down here, things dry out in just a few days so I don't think that would work in my climate.
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    Catherine, I loved your clip! My 95 year old...

    Catherine, I loved your clip!

    My 95 year old momma has many Alexa devices. She's got another thing from Apple that links her contacts also, so she can command "Alexa, call my daughter!" No need to...
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    Awesome, Yradd!

    Awesome, Yradd!
  18. Thread: A little OCD

    by lmerullo
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    I am paralyzed by too many options as well. My...

    I am paralyzed by too many options as well. My hubby knows this. He secretly worked with a furniture maker to design and build our kitchen, and gifted it to me as a done deal. I was only left to...
  19. We have an open outdoor shower with cold water...

    We have an open outdoor shower with cold water only. It dates back to our pool and small kid days, both of which are over. Hubby still uses it occasionally, and doesn't care who sees him...
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    Most child care centers will provide some type of...

    Most child care centers will provide some type of policy documentation to the parents. You know, keep the kids home if ...fever, vomiting, etc.
    We provide...diapers, all meals, snacks only, etc.
    ...
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    Be careful, IL. Actually, I'm not sure one can...

    Be careful, IL. Actually, I'm not sure one can be careful.

    My friend got takeout nuggets for the kiddos, and have one to her dog - all were sick. It was an international fast food place, but...
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    I hear you, catherine. What is the...

    I hear you, catherine. What is the recommendation?

    My son would like me to watch his kids over the next 30 days, since the schools are closed. Are they "spreaders"? I'm high risk, and I am also...
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    So sorry, happystuff. My daughter works for...

    So sorry, happystuff.

    My daughter works for the school system...out until April 15. She doesn't get paid if she doesn't work - and she was getting lots of overtime. She will be good for a...
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    Tapeworm come from fleas, so make sure you treat...

    Tapeworm come from fleas, so make sure you treat for them too.

    I've used food grade diatomaceous earth in bedding and in the yard for fleas, and I know it can be eaten to kill worms. I think ...
  25. Thread: Inheritances

    by lmerullo
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    Herb, sorry for your loss.

    Herb, sorry for your loss.
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