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Posted: Jul 23, 2015 - 2:42pm

 bokey wrote:

 I just changed the flaky card in my camera this morning when I had a deer out back,but by then it was gone.Anyway,I'll take a pic or 2 and repost in a day or 2,baseball is on now.Priorities and such.

 I also had a lightning strike on a ~ 100 year old or maybe older oak tree in my back yard last month that I haven't gotten around to posting,but I'm a little worried.It wiped out my entire computer network despite 2 surge protectors(I mean it would have fried an egg on the INSIDE of the window type lightning strike).I wish I had climbing spikes and a few less miles on me,I don't want to spend 5K on this.That's a lot of imported beer to give up for the sake of your life.

 
Yo.  Sorry to hear of the destruction.  Not fun.

Next up: buy some Tripp Lite ISOBAR ULTRA power bars and such.  Lifetime warranty, yadda yadda, and I've had clients survive uber nasty power situations that took out all of their neighbour's electronics, but not theirs.

These units are spec'd as de rigeur on certain industrial sites. Isobar 6 or Isobar 8 are all I rec/use.  (For UPS needs, that's a whole different matter.)


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Posted: Jul 23, 2015 - 2:10pm

 bokey wrote:

 I just changed the flaky card in my camera this morning when I had a deer out back,but by then it was gone.Anyway,I'll take a pic or 2 and repost in a day or 2,baseball is on now.Priorities and such.

 I also had a lightning strike on a ~ 100 year old or maybe older oak tree in my back yard last month that I haven't gotten around to posting,but I'm a little worried.It wiped out my entire computer network despite 2 surge protectors(I mean it would have fried an egg on the INSIDE of the window type lightning strike).I wish I had climbing spikes and a few less miles on me,I don't want to spend 5K on this.That's a lot of imported beer to give up for the sake of your life.

 
You could probably sell what's left of the oak for 5K or get someone who wants the wood to take it for free.
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Posted: Jul 23, 2015 - 11:00am

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

30 foot tall and only two inches wide sounds like a damn skinny tree to me.   I've never run across a tree a 20 footer that I couldn't cut a hinge on.   You do need to be careful not to make it too deep though.   My problem has always with sassafras that tend to have trunks like corkscrews and even with a well cut hinge and back cut you're not real sure where it's going.   Having it tied is always a good idea.  I don't suppose you have a neighborhood kid that likes climbing trees do you?  However you go about it the most important thing I can tell you is be careful  If your knee is still really bothering you it might be the best time to be playing with a chainsaw.

 

 
 I just changed the flaky card in my camera this morning when I had a deer out back,but by then it was gone.Anyway,I'll take a pic or 2 and repost in a day or 2,baseball is on now.Priorities and such.

 I also had a lightning strike on a ~ 100 year old or maybe older oak tree in my back yard last month that I haven't gotten around to posting,but I'm a little worried.It wiped out my entire computer network despite 2 surge protectors(I mean it would have fried an egg on the INSIDE of the window type lightning strike).I wish I had climbing spikes and a few less miles on me,I don't want to spend 5K on this.That's a lot of imported beer to give up for the sake of your life.
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Posted: Jul 23, 2015 - 10:37am

 bokey wrote:
This is a stab in the dark. I know how to drop big trees,but I have a sapling infestation I have to clear out.How do you get 20-30 foot tall,2 inch wide maples to drop where you want them too?There isn't enough trunk to cut a V.I can't climb yet because of my knee,so I can't get up high enough to hogtie them to a neighboring tree with a good angle,but there has to be some way I haven't thought of.I was thinking about waiting for a strong wind to go in the right direction,but I guess I'm not quite as crazy as I used to be,that doesn't sound like a well thought out plan.

 
30 foot tall and only two inches wide sounds like a damn skinny tree to me.   I've never run across a tree a 20 footer that I couldn't cut a hinge on.   You do need to be careful not to make it too deep though.   My problem has always with sassafras that tend to have trunks like corkscrews and even with a well cut hinge and back cut you're not real sure where it's going.   Having it tied is always a good idea.  I don't suppose you have a neighborhood kid that likes climbing trees do you?  However you go about it the most important thing I can tell you is be careful  If your knee is still really bothering you it might be the best time to be playing with a chainsaw.

 
bokey

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Posted: Jul 23, 2015 - 10:07am

This is a stab in the dark. I know how to drop big trees,but I have a sapling infestation I have to clear out.How do you get 20-30 foot tall,2 inch wide maples to drop where you want them too?There isn't enough trunk to cut a V.I can't climb yet because of my knee,so I can't get up high enough to hogtie them to a neighboring tree with a good angle,but there has to be some way I haven't thought of.I was thinking about waiting for a strong wind to go in the right direction,but I guess I'm not quite as crazy as I used to be,that doesn't sound like a well thought out plan.
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Posted: Jul 17, 2015 - 6:17am

For those that do your own canning, As of last year, Ball lids are BPA free. We probably all know that by now, but did you know, Ball lids no longer require preheating by simmering before use. Just wash and use.
According to their website, this has been the case since 1969 when they switched sealing compounds and they're just getting around to telling us. Seriously. 46 years and they're just getting around to getting the word out.
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Posted: Jul 6, 2015 - 5:57pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:
we ate our first ripe tomato, a cherokee purple, on the 4th of July!! another one will be ripe in a few days.
Tons of zucchini! about 10 lbs. so far.
Lots of peppers out there, some are starting to turn red. I need to start pickling them. it's very early for peppers. unusual to get them before the tomatoes.
just a few cucumbers so far. they don't do well for me. the vines usually die early. but I keep trying.
the lettuce has bolted and turning bitter. I'll cut that back now.
the eggplants are doing great this year. very healthy looking plants and fruit. we're been stir-frying the long asian variety. and the black beauties are almost ready to pick.
beans are plentiful. I froze about 3 lbs. so far.
garlic is curing in the basement
onions don't look so great, they're growing but small. this is the first year I planted sets instead of transplants.
butternut squash has about 9 fruit so far and heading for the neighbor's fence.
I have some kind of squash volunteer growing in the compost. looks like a cross between zucchini and butternut. it's green and a fat squat butternut shape.
the Dino Kale is ready to pick. we are having some tonight.

the weather has been great so far this year. just enough rain, lots of low humidity days and last winter had mostly killed off the daytime tiger mosquitoes. I'm sure they'll be back but it's a nice break so far.

that's it so far in South Jersey! how is everyone's garden growing?

 
Up in North Jersey much the same with the weather. Harvested the Garlic today, looks great. No beans, only 3 plants came up curiously enough. And I had a squash plant that re-seeded itself early this spring right where I had my Zucchini last year. So I didn't plant any Z and put in more yellow summer squash. Well guess what kind of squash re-seeded itself? You betcha, yellow. I'm swimming in it so far. I'm going to be like Forest Gump, yellow squash casserole, yellow squash stir fry, yellow squash this, yellow squash that. {#Roflol}
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Posted: Jul 6, 2015 - 5:46am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
we ate our first ripe tomato, a cherokee purple, on the 4th of July!! another one will be ripe in a few days.
Tons of zucchini! about 10 lbs. so far.
Lots of peppers out there, some are starting to turn red. I need to start pickling them. it's very early for peppers. unusual to get them before the tomatoes.
just a few cucumbers so far. they don't do well for me. the vines usually die early. but I keep trying.
the lettuce has bolted and turning bitter. I'll cut that back now.
the eggplants are doing great this year. very healthy looking plants and fruit. we're been stir-frying the long asian variety. and the black beauties are almost ready to pick.
beans are plentiful. I froze about 3 lbs. so far.
garlic is curing in the basement
onions don't look so great, they're growing but small. this is the first year I planted sets instead of transplants.
butternut squash has about 9 fruit so far and heading for the neighbor's fence.
I have some kind of squash volunteer growing in the compost. looks like a cross between zucchini and butternut. it's green and a fat squat butternut shape.
the Dino Kale is ready to pick. we are having some tonight.

the weather has been great so far this year. just enough rain, lots of low humidity days and last winter had mostly killed off the daytime tiger mosquitoes. I'm sure they'll be back but it's a nice break so far.

that's it so far in South Jersey! how is everyone's garden growing?

 

Corn and tomatoes are looking great, harvested our first batch of tomatoes yesterday ourself (for some weird reason we have a hard time with corn{#Stupid})  We fed the insects very well with our cabbage{#Lol}.  Peppers are looking good and we already have 3 different types of green beans harvested and canned for storage! 


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Posted: Jul 5, 2015 - 2:39pm

we ate our first ripe tomato, a cherokee purple, on the 4th of July!! another one will be ripe in a few days.
Tons of zucchini! about 10 lbs. so far.
Lots of peppers out there, some are starting to turn red. I need to start pickling them. it's very early for peppers. unusual to get them before the tomatoes.
just a few cucumbers so far. they don't do well for me. the vines usually die early. but I keep trying.
the lettuce has bolted and turning bitter. I'll cut that back now.
the eggplants are doing great this year. very healthy looking plants and fruit. we're been stir-frying the long asian variety. and the black beauties are almost ready to pick.
beans are plentiful. I froze about 3 lbs. so far.
garlic is curing in the basement
onions don't look so great, they're growing but small. this is the first year I planted sets instead of transplants.
butternut squash has about 9 fruit so far and heading for the neighbor's fence.
I have some kind of squash volunteer growing in the compost. looks like a cross between zucchini and butternut. it's green and a fat squat butternut shape.
the Dino Kale is ready to pick. we are having some tonight.

the weather has been great so far this year. just enough rain, lots of low humidity days and last winter had mostly killed off the daytime tiger mosquitoes. I'm sure they'll be back but it's a nice break so far.

that's it so far in South Jersey! how is everyone's garden growing?


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Posted: Jun 14, 2015 - 1:49pm

First tomatoes ripening
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Posted: Jun 13, 2015 - 5:40pm

 oldviolin wrote:

I don't know about that, but he can sure float a mean air biscuit...

 
and a leftover turkey sandwich
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Posted: Jun 13, 2015 - 5:39pm

 Antigone wrote:

One's essential for a good bloody (like my dear, ol' Ma used to make) and the other ... not so much ... {#Cheers}

 
and a leftover turkey sandwich
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Posted: Jun 13, 2015 - 5:39pm

 bokey wrote:

How many eggs would an eggplant plant if an eggplant could plant eggs?

 
and a leftover turkey sandwich
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Posted: Jun 13, 2015 - 4:48pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

only manbird can plant eggs.

 
I don't know about that, but he can sure float a mean air biscuit...
JrzyTmata
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Posted: Jun 13, 2015 - 1:39pm

 bokey wrote:

How many eggs would an eggplant plant if an eggplant could plant eggs?

 
only manbird can plant eggs.
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Posted: Jun 13, 2015 - 1:32pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:
I picked the first eggplant today! ! there are green beans and a few peppers ready too.

 
How many eggs would an eggplant plant if an eggplant could plant eggs?
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Posted: Jun 13, 2015 - 1:20pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:
I picked the first eggplant today!! there are green beans and a few peppers ready too.

 
Yummy.
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Posted: Jun 13, 2015 - 12:02pm

I picked the first eggplant today!! there are green beans and a few peppers ready too.


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Posted: Jun 6, 2015 - 5:16pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

no. never.

 
One's essential for a good bloody (like my dear, ol' Ma used to make) and the other ... not so much ... {#Cheers}
Red_Dragon
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Posted: Jun 6, 2015 - 4:59pm

 Antigone wrote:

{#Whisper} clematis

Not to be confused with ...



 
no. never.
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