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    Your child will let you know when he/she is ready...

    Your child will let you know when he/she is ready for school. It begins the first time you are asked to read a story, when your interject colors and shapes and the names of objects. Formal...
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    My okra and eggplant are ready for me to start...

    My okra and eggplant are ready for me to start picking. Do you think eggplant will go mushy if they're grilled. And will okra not make that slimy stuff when it's grilled. I love both those...
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    I was thinking that could be applied to gift...

    I was thinking that could be applied to gift giving times. Instead of shopping ahead, we could start making something ahead of time. We could start by collecting wild flowers for pressed flowers...
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    We have deer coming through for the first time in...

    We have deer coming through for the first time in the 6 years we've been here. They've decided to make their place in my tomato field. They ate some and made bedding out of some. It was kind of...
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    We must have done something wrong. Our McKenzie...

    We must have done something wrong. Our McKenzie Sheppard (Sheppard and timber wolf) became an expert in taking the collar off and burying it. We watched him one time, take the nails on the insides...
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    We keep out dog in the woods just off from the...

    We keep out dog in the woods just off from the house. There is a hard pool for him to stand in when it gets really hot. He's one of those breeds that digs. The hole he's in now covers him to his...
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    We started ours from sets. At first, they look...

    We started ours from sets. At first, they look like their not going to make it. You have to work with them more than with plants in the ground, but eventually you get tomatoes. They are going to...
  8. Thread: Asparagus

    by SilverVeil
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    I'd love to plant asparagus. We have seeds in...

    I'd love to plant asparagus. We have seeds in our local stores, but I've heard they're really hard to keep. You can't eat the first growing? Sounds like a lot of work.
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    Did you know it's illegal to stockpile...

    Did you know it's illegal to stockpile foodstuffs? During times of emergency,that food and all animals belong to FEMA. The best you can do is the best you can do. People living in the country have...
  10. Thread: Raised beds

    by SilverVeil
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    I think strawberries would be perfect for that. ...

    I think strawberries would be perfect for that. Strawberries are going to multiply underground so put pine needles or some other type of covering on them during the hard cold months. Each spring,...
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    My tomato plants are in full bloom and fruiting. ...

    My tomato plants are in full bloom and fruiting. I am going to try cutting back and replanting. We had a deer attack last night, and judging from my string beans, that may not be a problem much...
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    I second the Gabaldon series. She's excellent. ...

    I second the Gabaldon series. She's excellent. Thanks for the McManus author. I've read out Kathy Reichs, an anthropologist who is currently an MD. She reworks some of her cases.
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    I love to grill my veggies. Zucchini, tomatoes,...

    I love to grill my veggies. Zucchini, tomatoes, summer squash and anything else. I try different marinades. Try a middle eastern sweet chili sauce. It's a little spicey, without heat, and your...
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    I think that's a great idea. Try a 4-H club or...

    I think that's a great idea. Try a 4-H club or your local Y. Especially during a summer break, you can start a camp. That might be too ambitious but you get the idea. I did that with my grand...
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    No offense meant. I just remember why I moved my...

    No offense meant. I just remember why I moved my family here from the city -- green not concrete. And all the natural problems that occur when the rainy season hits and there are no trees. I mean...
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    If you learn how to make jerky, please post. I...

    If you learn how to make jerky, please post. I love it but do not know which meats are best or how to do the seasoning and storage.
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    My mother taught me to sew and I've taught my...

    My mother taught me to sew and I've taught my girls. I only sewed for my family but I have a daughter who makes designer nurses uniforms and scrubs. My daughter in law, whom we taught to cook, now...
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    Wow, that's a garden!! I order my seeds from...

    Wow, that's a garden!! I order my seeds from Burkee -- I get their catalog. The other thing I have done is order through my local mill/feed store. They order in bulk and can't afford to use...
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    I would like to put in an ornamental pond. Our...

    I would like to put in an ornamental pond. Our local Lowe's has weekend classes and written instructions. Try your Home Depot or Lowe's. They have on-site help.
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    Will anteaters or amadillos work?

    We have an ant problem -- first it was red ants now they are joined by black ants. If we bought ant eaters would they eat the red and black ants? I've noticed some armadillos in the area.
  21. Thread: pumpkins

    by SilverVeil
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    Maybe it was beginner's luck but we had a very...

    Maybe it was beginner's luck but we had a very good crop. I did find that if they were left in the sun, they went to mush. They needed lots and lots of room even taking over other plants.
    We only...
  22. Thread: lock down

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    My daughter's school had a lock down recently. I...

    My daughter's school had a lock down recently. I had never heard of one before. She was scared and when I heard about it so was I. You don't like to think that something that violent might happen...
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    Cutting back potatoe vines?

    I have sweet potato plants which are growing fantasticly and overgrowing my tomatoes. What will happen if I cut back the vines? Can I replant the portions that have rooted?
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    Lumber vs Forest

    I bought land which was halfpine forest. The surrounding properties and local towns were beautiful. This year, however, everyone seems to be cutting down their attached forests. It looks like we're...
  25. Thread: Scythe?

    by SilverVeil
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    Want to hear something silly? I tried to buy one...

    Want to hear something silly? I tried to buy one when I bought my property. I went to the local tools shed and priced one. The owner told me "We don 't sell nothin like that to no woman". Do they...
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