Re: Looking for the weekend!
what kind of a dog do you have? Hope it doesn't catch
some kind of disease by eating all the wildlife.
--- Bonnie Holmes <email@example.com> wrote:
> Also wish I could have some chickens. I have been
> buying organic stuff
> locally and recently had a delightful carton of eggs
> with hues from brown
> to green.
> My dog Biscuit catches squirrels and voles. As we
> walk, she suddenly
> burrows in a mass of leaves and comes up with a
> vole. It must not be very
> tasty because she plays with it like a cat, kills
> it, and leaves it. The
> rabbits and squirrels she eats.
> > [Original Message]
> > From: james singer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: <email@example.com>
> > Date: 3/27/2006 2:30:22 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Looking for the weekend!
> > You made me wish once more that I could keep a few
> chickens here. They
> > are such great animals. And, you're right, nothing
> makes them happier
> > than a barrel of weeds--unless it's a coffee can
> full of tomato
> > hornworms.
> > Gophers can really be a nuisance in a garden,
> orchard, and pasture. One
> > July 4th my father dropped cherry bombs down all
> the gopher holes in
> > our back yard--causing plumes of smoke to rise
> throughout the
> > neighborhood.
> > On Mar 27, 2006, at 11:28 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ
> 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
> > > I'm only cutting back the vegetable garden, so I
> can concentrate on
> > > getting
> > > the ornamental gardens back into shape. So far
> so good, I planted
> > > lettuce
> > > seed yesterday and used up all last year's
> packets. I think lettuce
> > > seed is
> > > one of those things better planted with fresh
> seed but it should be
> > > okay.
> > > I wasn't planning on buying much for either
> garden, but when I looked
> > > at all
> > > the bare spots in the ornamental areas I
> rationalized that planting new
> > > things would inspire me to even more
> maintenance. Yes, that's the
> > > ticket.
> > > Anyway I didn't get the plants for the back
> fence in the ground. I
> > > forgot
> > > that the irrigation controller for that part
> broke earlier in the
> > > winter and
> > > husband has not fixed it yet. Since he was busy
> too it will have to
> > > wait for
> > > next weekend. I did put in all the salvias and
> erigonum (buckwheat) in
> > > my
> > > dry garden. And I weeded for a couple hours in
> there and dumped 4
> > > barrels of
> > > grass for the chickens - they were happy. I got
> about half of it done
> > > so
> > > that was good.
> > > We trapped six gophers just this weekend and
> there are mounds
> > > absolutely
> > > everywhere. Husband set more traps amongst the
> fruit trees, in the dry
> > > garden, well just about everywhere we have
> plants we want to keep. You
> > > would
> > > not believe my back yard. Between the lawn and
> the veggie garden fence
> > > there
> > > is a lot of empty space we don't do anything
> with. My dogs have been
> > > digging
> > > for gophers back there and it looks like the
> trenches of WWI. I guess I
> > > won't need to clip their nails for awhile.
> > > At least the weather was reasonable. Saturday
> was windy and cold but
> > > we were
> > > working a garage sale so I didn't care much.
> Sunday was mostly
> > > overcast but
> > > at least it was not windy, and it was relatively
> warm. We're expecting
> > > rain
> > > again tomorrow - let it rain during the week,
> that's what I ask.
> > >
> > > Cyndi
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On
> > > Behalf
> > > Of Donna
> > > Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 6:09 AM
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Looking for the weekend!
> > >
> > > So how much did you get done.... and I thought
> > > were cutting back this year? LOL! We all seem to
> > > the same problem, lotsa willpower till the
> > > actually gets here.
> > >
> > > Donna
> > >
> > > --- Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
> > > <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> We finally are having some nice days, I hope it
> > >> lasts through the weekend.
> > >> I'm helping at a garage sale tomorrow but
> Sunday I
> > >> have much planting to do.
> > >> I bought a whole bunch o' stuff at Theodore
> > >> (my poor credit card!),
> > >> and my order from Forestfarm showed up too so
> > >> is no shortage of
> > >> plants.
> > >> I'm going to get serious about trying to hide
> > >> neighbor in back of us but
> > >> the plants I put in have to be tough. Thus all
> > >> natives from Payne's. I
> > >> bought 3 different kinds of saltbush - atriplex
> > >> polycarpa, atriplex
> > >> canescens, and atriplex lentiformis. None of
> > >> are terribly attractive
> > >> but they will take just about anything. We have
> > >> atriplex canescens already
> > >> back there and it is about 7' tall now, the
> > >> just love to hide in it.
> > >> Since another of my wants is to provide cover
> > >> food for birds I'm hoping
> > >> they all do well. Considering how much less
> > >> the critters have these
> > >> days they might need my place.
> > >> What is it about developers anyway. There are
> > >> millions of acres of flat
> > >> desert out here with nothing on it but
> > >> tumbleweeds and alkali. Do
> > >> they build there, NO, they buy up the juniper
> > >> woodland in the foothills, the
> > >> places with the biggest biodiversity we have
> here -
> > >> hundreds and hundreds of
> > >> species - and then they bulldoze it, pave it
> and put
> > >> up houses. Makes me so
> > >> mad I could spit. Not to mention that part of
> > >> is currently being
> > >> bulldozed used to be city nature park, the city
> > >> rolled over and showed
> > >> the developers their throat. Sure, take
> whatever you
> > >> want, just promise us
> > >> taxes. Citizen complaints are met with smiles
> > >> nods and no action. Of
> > >> course now the housing bubble is popping, who
> > >> maybe they'll just stop
> > >> after bulldozing everything.
> > >> Oops didn't mean to go on a rant.
> > >> Anyway. I also bought 3 sambucus mexicana, an
> > >> elderberry, as an experiment.
> > >> There is one growing in a canyon where we go
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