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    Well shoot, guess Ill just have to plant the asparagus somewhere. I have no idea where to plant it. Ill have to think about it. Doing some redecorating in my little place. I got all excited over a 3 tiered curtain rod (it hangs 3 curtains in layers). My brother called me an old lady lol. I got 2 of them for my kitchen. I have these 2 big windows side by side and I want/need to be able to control how much light comes in. Light = heat for me, so Im trying to keep that out but also use the windows for some indoor plants. Ill get them up tomorrow. Ive had regular curtain rods with dark curtains up since I moved in, Ill like the new curtain rods better. I also ordered an over the sink dish rack that will save me some counter space. Im excited about that too. The space where I currently dry my dishes on a bamboo rack will be my little "coffee bar". Its a perfect spot for my tiny coffee maker and will free up the counter space where it currently sits. I really want something to hang on the wall that has hooks for my coffee cups (multiple) and slots to hold my wine glasses (multiple), but I can't seem to find what I want online so Ill just make one. The landlord has lots of pallets I can use. Zarinna got her ponies dewormed this evening and it went perfectly. Even had enough left over to do the mini donkey.
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    QB, you can chop & freeze the green pepper. Agree.....asparagus is best planted on a tree line & does take couple years to set. Once set it will take off. I haven't grown it myself but have known a number of people who have & they can't give it away fast enough.
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    We used to plat ours on the edge of the yard and let it go wild. After 2-3 years it had spread and there was a LOT of it.
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    QB, don't give up on the asparagus. It takes 2 to 3 years to produce. It will come up every year. Can produce as long 20 years. You need to have it planted in the ground not pots.
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    I keep meaning to take pics of my garden for you guys. My problem is that my cell service at home sucks and often wont let me post pics, so I have to wait til I go to work and use the wifi. I did get my first tomato, which I will eat today for lunch. One of my green pepper plants is giving me peppers faster than I can eat them. My accidental pumpkin plant has a tiny pumpkin starting. I think my green bean plants are done and Ive tossed rhe red leaf lettuce, I still have the green leaf. My cucumbers are a work in progress and I actually need to plant some more today. The plants I bought are giving me the little small pickle like cucumbers. I think the plants I started from seeds will give me the nice cucumbers I want. My zucchini isnt producing yet and my hot pepper plant is full of blooms. I regret buying the asparagus because it has done absolutely nothing since I bought and repotted it. Ya win some, ya learn some.
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    Can easily justify a malt for breakfast
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    That would look better if it weren't 5:30 in the mornng!
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    Don't you start your meals with a malt? How about a yummy burger to wash it down. Needless to say we are officially stuffed
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    Looks like a good way to spend a day!
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    Jubal, train departed at 9 & we just got back. With our charter we were served breakfast, lunch, appetizers & beverages. Could have had lots of wine. However didn't as I still remember the wine I consumed last year not remembering the ride home. OK so first pic is us next to the car we road. Second is the entire train with steam at the end. Last is the new EUnit they just got.
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    How long was your ride? Were there people on other cars?
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    LC Ralph is good barn cat name. Sure hope he does the job. We put the closed sign up & went for a train ride. Hubby rented the business car on the 261 steam excursion. It came with 8 tickets, its just the three of us. Didn't have any friends we wanted to bring along. Kind of nice being just us relaxing in the lounge.
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    I wish the mice in my barn would drown in the water trough. I need a barn cat too, but I'm waiting for one to show up and move in. There's a cat that comes a few evenings a week and walks the back fence of the pasture. Every once in awhile, he dives off and catches something. But he hasn't come near the barn.
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    We took a break and went to the beach for a few days. Good break, but nice to be home with the animals. With all this cutting back on big animals, the budget is easier, but we needed another barn cat for the cow barn. So, we stopped by the pound and found an orange and white adult kitty who was there for too long. The staff had him as a barn cat candidate (found as a stray). We asked if we could pick him up on Tuesday, but they said he wouldn't be there because his time was up. So, we got him set up in a crate in the barn before we left. The petsitter didn't mind checking up on him. His name is Ralph. So, basically, we sprung him from the joint just in time. He gets to be free on the farm Friday. He is very affectionate. I hope this means an end to the chewed up feed bags and drowned rats in the water trough.
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    Does this thing still work? Where is everybody?!
  20. We had a little photo shoot....

    He is smart..... But that's also his downfall. He's incredibly quick to learn things but it's keeping his brain on your side! He's very much independent in himself, quite sharp by nature and still thinks highly of his own opinion lol. I've mostly figured out how best to programme his buttons now! He's back to being his natural playful and people friendly self now at least.
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    Those are some gorgeous photos!
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    Sunflowers ate fun to grow because they are so easy. Don't have luck with them at the farm ad the squirrels & chipmunks make meals out of them really fast. Have some spots at the farm that would be perfect for milkweed garden.
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    I'm no help, RRW. Different plants grow way down here. We did a butterfly, hummingbird garden that turned out great. We bought potted plants that were different colors and heights and arranged them around a bird bath. It didn't take long for the butterflies and birds to find it. We also have a bird feeder there which yields sunflowers in the dirt from the spilled seeds.
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    Clematis wouldn't work as the signal is on a rock bed. Need to be potted plant.
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    Yes. Sort of petunia on a vine. They would be annuals in your area but they grow fast from seed. A perennial vine would be clematis.
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    Jubal would never have thought of morning glories. They have the trumpet like flower? Crazy that your plants are done blooming.
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    Forgot these. Sorry, lousy photo.
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    Maybe morning glories for vining? I don't have anything blooming right now. Daylilies are just getting ready and they're the only thing left. Everything bloomed early this year. And the spiderwort will bloom for awhile yet but they only open in the morning. I do have a green tomato almost tennis ball size. It just might be red for the Fourth!
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