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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by mehastings, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Gem

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    That can't have been easy. I'm sure you'll turn wherever you're moving, into a home in no time though :) .
     
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    Yeah, but Oklahoma football causes a lot of pain and consternation for us cornhusker fans.:( :p
     
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    A interstellar space crab tried to sell me a time share in a pineapple for only 5000 mega space creds that were strangly shaped like a mountain range in Austria, I say strangly because they used to be shaped like amused strawberry. I, of course, refused his offers. A transdimensional lobster had urged me never to buy into time shares just the week past as it paused in grinding a monkey.

    This was all in the early morning. Since I had the day off, I was looking forward to a relaxing day off work. It was not to be. My fridge had strangly gained sentience and debated the meaning of life with me for a few hours. It took umbridge at my taking ice from it's freezer compartment as we debated the paradox of utopia. The fridge left in a huff. I was left without cold beverages. This would not stand. It would not stand like a drunken one legged mongoose, not a bit. So off I went.

    I traveled far and wide and it was only by making an enquiry to a mystic goat that I knew who lived in a space hopper 10 minuets from the local swamp shop. I resisted the urge to buy a swamp.

    The goat consulted it's magic cods and spake in a language of ancient Blatvia. It confided in me that the fridge was racing carts in Patagonia. I tracked down my fridge and managed to sort things out with it. Also, my toaster has the hots for it so this was a part of it's interest in returning to my kitchen.

    The rest of the day went pretty smooth apart from an argument between the toaster and the fridge who are now not on speaking terms.
     
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    You silly wabbit!
     
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    Tricks are for kids! Well, actually tricks are for kids AND magicians. Well... and for tricksters. So not really for for kids but for all ages!
     
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    And some of us are just kids with lots of milage;)
     
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    Well, yes, and that too ;)
     
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    Thanks Wabbit, for reminding us to never take Vicodin with J├Ągermeister while watching SpongeBob SquarePants.
     
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    Right, only Oxycodone....never Vicodin.
     
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    Hmmm, I might try it :D
     
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    Enough of this senseless thread hijacking! It is now time for some sensible thread hijacking.

    Mehastings, how are your container gardens doing? Any harvests yet?
     
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    In the end, I didn't end up doing the containers. It was just going to be too costly for the space I needed. So, I spent a week working non-stop to create a real garden. I had to break up a fifteen by ten cement slab with a sledge (fantastic for getting those arm muscles back in shape). Do my best to rectify a serious ant problem, spread out three yards of loam, edge the whole thing with recessed brick and then plant.

    I didn't end up planting any of the seeds I had bought. I heard that farmers were worried about rot, so I decided to hold back on my seeds. I'm glad I did because my neighbor and my brother both lost all the seeds and seedlings they planted. Instead I did two brandywine tomatoes, two cherry tomatoes (can't remember the variety offhand), two eggplants, a summer squash, a zuccini, chives, basil, mint and rosemary. The chives and mint are permanent plantings. The rosemary is in a recessed pot so that will come in in the fall. The others are all annuals.

    I have not gotten much of a harvest yet. This summer has been just terrible. We had weeks without sun. I've got a few green cherry tomatoes and a couple baby eggplants brewing right now. I've used the chives and mint quite a bit already. Otherwise, I've just been shopping at the farmer's market a lot. The weather is getting better and we finally have sun, so I think things will improve quickly!
     
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    As many of you know we frequently get black bears that visit our backyard. One year I identified 6 "different" bears that came to our birdfeeder, etc. We would see them as frequently as 4 to 6 times a week during the spring and summer. This year we only seen one bear. I am sure there were more around but we only seen the one.

    My wife's sister is visiting us this week and tonight we were sitting on our screened porch when, at dusk, a little bear cub came up into the yard. It was too dark for a picture and we also scared the cub and it went running down into the woods. I waited about 15 minutes and went down and got our birdfeeders and brought them in for the night. about 15 minutes after that the mother came and started to eat the spilled sunflower seed. this bear was the biggest that we have ever seen. It was huge. I shudder to think if it was down there somewhere close while I was getting the feeders.
     

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