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Re: time to vent!

Re the Coleus canina, it is variously labeled as Dog-Gone and Scar[e]dy Cat,
reputed to repel both cats and dogs.  I was given one to test.  My cats did
their business right next to it.

Re > Men are physically
> made to withstand higher levels of heat and lower temperatures as well,
> compared to the woman.
Really?  It was my understanding that women can take the cold better because
they have an extra layer of fat - or is that an old husband's tale?  What's
your reference?  I am curious.

And...Did I receive a censored version of Dakota's post?  I'm missing 2
lines.  Has this happened to anyone else?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dakota" <Dakota@hisword.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 8:55 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] time to vent!

> Hi! If you don't mind a newbie adding to this discussion, then here
> goes. Of course, women do not physically have as many muscles as men, so
> we cannot do everything a man can do that requires use of such muscles.
> Few men I know use those muscles. LOL! Women in a religious group
> criticized women for wearing pants. They said the Bible says women are
> not to wear men's apparel, BUT I say that at that time men wore long
> robes or long dresses, haha, and the OT is not for us to live by, just
> the NT! LOL! MY Bible says for women to wear modest apparel. Dresses are
> not modest to me.
> In reply to the bush whacking upset, over a 5 year period one might
> include one's spouse or life partner in one's life enough to let them
> know the struggle of trying to get a certain patch to grow. If this
> spouse knew of the struggle and went ahead and cut it down without the
> knowledge of the other person, then there's definitely an issue to
> resolve. My husband does not like anyone or anything to hurt me, so my
> first reaction to such things is to show him how hurt I am to hopefully
> teach him what hurts me. Donna, if he knew you had been struggling for 5
> years to get the patch to grow and cut it down anyway, then you two need
> to talk. If he deliberately cut it down knowing you wanted it and had
> worked hard for so long to get it to grow, then ask him why he cut it.
> If he knew, then he should have discussed it with you first before
> cutting it. He may have innocently thought he was helping. When someone
> does something mean to me, I stop first and examine their motives.
> Often, it's merely a misunderstanding. My husband and I got married not
> only out of exceptional love for one another, but because we want to
> share as much of our lives with each other as we can. We want to take
> care of one another, too. I do all I can to ascertain that he's healthy
> and happy. I study him to see what he needs. If he wants a patch of weed
> like looking stuff to grow, then I certainly won't cut it down. If it
> makes him happy, then he's more important than what the yard might look
> like to others. Pleasing him is first. If he wants something I
> absolutely hate, then I count, too, and a compromise needs to be worked
> out. When I can't live with what he wants, then his desire for me to be
> happy intervenes and we come to an agreement that pleases both of us. I
> don't want to live here, so I get to have the inside of the house the
> way I want. Of course, my first desire is to please him and make him
> comfortable, so it's not all just what I alone want. Love means doing
> what is best for the loved one. If your man loves you, then letting
> es you. JMO (just my opinion) It is heart breaking to work hard for 5
> years and just when you are about to succeed, someone hacks it all down.
> Of course, you should be upset. But, did he know you wanted it to grow?
> Did he know it was queen of the prairie and not a weed? Is it totally
> his fault? Is part of it your fault for not sharing with him your
> struggle and hard work and goal? Had he known, he probably would not
> have thought it a weed and cut it down, right? So who is to blame? I
> know you are upset and so disappointed at the loss, but what is the
> bottom line?
> As for women mowing the lawn, if they want to, why not? If they don't,
> then they shouldn't have to. In my way of thinking, men are to sweat in
> the field and the woman brings them a drink of water. Men are physically
> made to withstand higher levels of heat and lower temperatures as well,
> compared to the woman. We are the help mates, not the main laborer.
> However, if we want to plough the field, then we should do it, but not
> be made to do it instead of the man. I dumped a man years ago who
> purposely took me with him to buy a lawn mower. He made us go into the
> back and to see if I could start the thing, before he'd buy it! Two
> pulls and the thing started; from then on, I had to mow the lawn. Some
> people say that the vibration of a lawnmower is not good for a woman's
> anatomy, especially if she's pregnant. My dad was outraged at having
> women on his road crew. LOL! My mother was on the other end of a two
> "man" chainsaw and wielded a sledge hammer and axe in cutting and
> splitting firewood. She worked hard in the apple orchard, too. She had
> three small girls to care for, but still worked like a man beside her
> man.............because she had to for survival in the 1940's. By the
> early 1960's, mom retired from such hard work and had four girls to care
> for then though we were old enough to start helping her. She let us,
> too. LOL! She was worn out by that time and suffered a heart attack at
> the age of 39. IF a woman wants to do hard work out there with the men,
> then "you go girl"! I LOVE working outside with flowers and gardens, but
> I really don't want to dig ditches and such. In the late 1970's, I did
> work very hard in helping my husband build a cabin in the mountains out
> of stone and adobe mud! I worked with a five foot 20 lb crow bar prying
> rocks loose all day, while he carried them to the building site, too. I
> know hard work, but cutting brush out there is left to the men around
> here. LOL! If my husband had his way, I'd sit on a pedestal all day
> being served and pampered. I told him my heart will grow we
> en a woman does the same job as a man, she deserves the same benefits
> and pay! If a woman wants to be a boxer or a carpenter, then she should
> do it. In America, are we all truly free?
> Yesterday, I bought some new house plants. It's been years since I could
> have them due to our situation. Now that we're back home in the USA, I'm
> settling in again. What plants thrive indoors with a person who has
> forgotten all about house plants? LOL! I remember using some type of
> fish emulsion plant food and misting the plants now and then and washing
> the dust off of them. What else? What plants do well pretty much on
> their own? I bought several Coleus canina that's supposed to repel dogs,
> cats, rabbits, martens, foxes, etc. It even repels me! LOL! It smells
> rather like skunk perfume! Says not to water it too much and tolerates
> dryness. Sounds perfect for this soil. Says it's not hardy though. We
> have to dry mulch a lot of trees and plants here, as it gets down near
> zero in the winter.
> This list is fun!
> God bless,
> Dakota
> "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneths me." Phil. 4:13
> "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson
> "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them
> to become what they are capable of being."
> "Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they
> merely determine where you start." - Nido Qubein -
> "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll still land among the stars."
> - Author Unknown -
> http://www.defendamerica.mil
> > Yesterday while I was on 'the girls' road trip, DH who should not
> > even
> > be outside, decided to help me in the garden....
> >
> > He proceeded to cut down my entire patch of queen of the prairie, a
> > 5X5 ft stand about to bloom this week.
> > I came home, looked out the patio door and had a fit!
> >
> > He thought it was a weed with seed heads and didn't want it to
> > spread... it only took me 5 years to get it to fill the
area!...destroyed in an afternoon.
> Grumble, grumble....
> >
> > Donna
> > I figured this list would understand why I am upset, seems no one
> > here does:(
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