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wonder how it will effect the strawberry
crop as the plants were in bloom. i seem to
recall that it made some impact but not
enough to ruin the entire crop for me.

the lilac bush was just starting to fully
open up the blooms. as i am severely allergic
to those i would not really mind (but don't
tell Mum that ) if it doesn't bloom much.
just that it was looking very nice this year.

other than that, it is the usual early-mid-
spring here. getting gardens ready for
planting out in a few weeks when it gets
warmer enough. tulips about midway, daffodils
mostly done other than the later ones.

in other news the website is mostly done and
many changes have been made as the spring has
allowed me to get in there. the old flowers
page is now gone and replaced by individual
topics of interest or groups of pictures and
various thoughts (some not quite that i'm sure
as flights of fancy) - using hugo to generate
the site and the theme is called the academic
theme. under that the individual posts can be
called posts or projects depending upon if it
is news of a moment or something i want to
group and access for later. in either case it
can be tagged for searching so that makes it
nice to find things of interest. it is much
easier for me to add things now and that really
helps encourage further updates when i can get
to it.

the most recent update was to the fungi page
with a morel mushroom showing up in the limestone
mulch (of all places) - while i was adding that i
also put in some other mushroom/fungi pictures.
the mixed-flowers page was the last major bits
moved from the old flowers page, but also added
some other pictures too and reverting to the
topic which started this page the edibles has a
few strawberry pictures.

www.anthive.com/
www.anthive.com/project/edibles
www.anthive.com/project/fungi
www.anthive.com/project/mixed-flowers


what is new in your world?


songbird

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On 5/9/2017 7:15 AM, songbird wrote:
wonder how it will effect the strawberry
crop as the plants were in bloom. i seem to
recall that it made some impact but not
enough to ruin the entire crop for me.

the lilac bush was just starting to fully
open up the blooms. as i am severely allergic
to those i would not really mind (but don't
tell Mum that ) if it doesn't bloom much.
just that it was looking very nice this year.

other than that, it is the usual early-mid-
spring here. getting gardens ready for
planting out in a few weeks when it gets
warmer enough. tulips about midway, daffodils
mostly done other than the later ones.

in other news the website is mostly done and
many changes have been made as the spring has
allowed me to get in there. the old flowers
page is now gone and replaced by individual
topics of interest or groups of pictures and
various thoughts (some not quite that i'm sure
as flights of fancy) - using hugo to generate
the site and the theme is called the academic
theme. under that the individual posts can be
called posts or projects depending upon if it
is news of a moment or something i want to
group and access for later. in either case it
can be tagged for searching so that makes it
nice to find things of interest. it is much
easier for me to add things now and that really
helps encourage further updates when i can get
to it.

the most recent update was to the fungi page
with a morel mushroom showing up in the limestone
mulch (of all places) - while i was adding that i
also put in some other mushroom/fungi pictures.
the mixed-flowers page was the last major bits
moved from the old flowers page, but also added
some other pictures too and reverting to the
topic which started this page the edibles has a
few strawberry pictures.

www.anthive.com/
www.anthive.com/project/edibles
www.anthive.com/project/fungi
www.anthive.com/project/mixed-flowers


what is new in your world?


songbird

Heat, and possibly rain, I hope. Expecting rain for the next several
days and we need it. Spring garden is producing prolifically. Lots of
green stuff, tomatoes, peppers are coming on well. Due to frosts in
January there will probably be no pears or figs to pick in the fall. The
kumquat tree hasn't started blooming as yet but it is a bit early for
that one.

Dear wife destroyed a bit of the back gate the other day, doesn't know
her on strength. I am trying to find a fencing company that will at
least reply to my emails so I can have the back fence completely torn
down and replaced with better materials. Looks like the whole area is
getting new fences or someone would have called. Might have to get the
grandson's to do the fencing with my management. G

I am now toting a cane all the time, luckily I have several different
canes due to bad leg problems in the past. Now it is a necessity due to
the paralysis on the right side. Have an appointment to doctor to check
left leg, it is starting to feel numb and that worries me. I'm at 208
lbs now and need to drop about 20 lbs to keep some leg working.

Tilly Dawg is getting around pretty good since she's on a diet and she
still has problems with the barometric pressure changes, makes her
sneeze a lot and she can sure blow out a lot of dog snot. Wife cringes
when she does it but I just grab a tissue and take care of the dawg.
It's not any worse than changing a baby diaper. G

George
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George Shirley wrote:
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Heat, and possibly rain, I hope. Expecting rain for the next several
days and we need it. Spring garden is producing prolifically. Lots of
green stuff, tomatoes, peppers are coming on well. Due to frosts in
January there will probably be no pears or figs to pick in the fall. The
kumquat tree hasn't started blooming as yet but it is a bit early for
that one.


we are forecast for mid 80s this week. from
nights of frost last week. some rain chances mon,
tue and then at the end of the week.

just doing the usual, weeding. planted a few
onion sets (mostly for the flowers because the
large size). red onions and cross breeds from
seeds planted last year or the year before and
some much smaller white and yellow sets. hard
to believe they didn't completely dry up and
shrivel away being stored since the middle of
last summer.


Dear wife destroyed a bit of the back gate the other day, doesn't know
her on strength. I am trying to find a fencing company that will at
least reply to my emails so I can have the back fence completely torn
down and replaced with better materials. Looks like the whole area is
getting new fences or someone would have called. Might have to get the
grandson's to do the fencing with my management. G


i would love some new fencing. in one area
the deer have just trampled through the chicken
wire and stakes we had put up. the hoof prints
in the unfenced gardens are saying this is a
moose or elephant and not a deer... big honker.


I am now toting a cane all the time, luckily I have several different
canes due to bad leg problems in the past. Now it is a necessity due to
the paralysis on the right side. Have an appointment to doctor to check
left leg, it is starting to feel numb and that worries me. I'm at 208
lbs now and need to drop about 20 lbs to keep some leg working.


good luck, it is so hard to lose weight when
you can't move easily and there is easy pickings
all around (goodies, snacks, and we're both
good cooks). i need to drop about that too
it is going to make me feel miserable again this
summer. as it has come on over the past five
years i would be glad if i can take it off in
the next few years. just having held steady
this past few months is a victory, but i should
not check my weight now because it's been a
week of lasagna, garlic bread, salads and
orange apricot peach cream cheese jello.


Tilly Dawg is getting around pretty good since she's on a diet and she
still has problems with the barometric pressure changes, makes her
sneeze a lot and she can sure blow out a lot of dog snot. Wife cringes
when she does it but I just grab a tissue and take care of the dawg.
It's not any worse than changing a baby diaper. G


i think it would be much better than a diaper!


i can blow a gallon of snot these days if the
wind direction is from the N or NE (tree pollen
and/or lilac bush). once those are done life
gets easier (best season is once the grass is
done flowering too).

have a good day George, hope Miss Anne and
Tilly enjoy the day and you are having a nice
gathering or party.

we have a few people coming over for veggie
pizza, fresh strawberry pie and salad, probably
a banana cream pie too.


songbird


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