It finally came!

My Seed Savers catalog that is. Me and a friend(who demanded I let her look at it and request one for her too) and my mother kinda drooled on it, and said friend wants to eventually start a seed-saving community thing in this area. First purchase from the catalog for me will be that Seed to Seed book. The plants/seeds shall have to wait til mom and I get the greenhouse built. This climate it's pretty necessary. But once the greenhouse(s) is/are built, I am SO ordering tons of stuff(from quite a few nurseries). Especially since we're gonna be taking care of our overabundance of roosters soon, then put the hens back in the coop, and the geese in the dog pen(it's got a house they can use in bad weather), and a kiddie pool for them to play in, and catch all the bunnies and sell 'em. Then I don't have to worry about my plants getting eaten by them. Still our dogs and the wild animals too worry about, like the deer, but I'll cope. :-)
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On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 22:29:36 GMT, "Lilah Morgan"

Ain't that catalog great? So is the organization.
The quality of the seeds thay sell is outstanding....always have had good germination.
Good on ya for getting Seed to Seed.......it is wonderful.
You mentioned recently that you were in Klamath County. Don't worry, I'm not trying to locate ya', just talk a bit. ;-)
A friend an I worked for BN many, many years ago in the Columbia River Gorge, between Stevenson and Wishram, on the WA side.
Every weekend we would go on a trip and head south along the coastal highway. We always intended to make it to Crater Lake, but were always sidetracked by one thing or another and never did make it any farther than Eugene. Met a lot of wonderful folks in the Cascades, many back to the landers and an assorted bunch of misfits from the sixties and early seventies.
Guess the point of this is just to tell you, that when I think of what I always wanted, but never achieved, it lies within your state. Beautiful country and great people. One of the high points of my life.
Always wanted to make it down to northern CA (lots of you Oregonians, at the time, called CA residents.....californicators.... easy Billy), but hell, we always got lost or ran out of steam by then.
Keep on Caring and Thanks for the Memories Charlie
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<Charlie> wrote in message> A friend an I worked for BN many, many years ago in the Columbia River

haha well I've been Klamath County for 4 years now, and many years ago, lived for 7 years at least in northern CA, and I wanna go back to Seattle! I don't think I'll make it though, things keep happening here, good and bad(good as in making money selling critters/produce/plants/crafts, bad as in my mother's health is not doing so well). If we could just win the lottery, we'd keep our property now, and I go back and forth to Seattle as I please. Because I really do like our place, but it's like an hour from anywhere decent...which means $20 roundtrip for gas. It adds up...at least we don't have sales tax! I went back to Seattle for a week to visit family, and I had totally forgotten there was such a thing as sales tax ;-)
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Not to worry Charlie. I'm all in favor of fornication. Heck, if my parents and been Californicators, it's hard to imagine where I'd be today. Good for the cardio-vascular system too. Helps keep that spring in your step;-)
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wrote:

hmmm....so fornication is good for the soul. It is said confession is good for the soul. So...... is confessing fornication good for the soul?
We had sliced chioggia beets on the grill tonite, with a little EVO and kosher salt.......nearly as good as ....... well you know.
Charlie
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I truely doubt it.
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snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net writes: [snip]

However, showing your Oregon driver's license, you didn't have to pay it. That is better than it was in past decades.
Glenna

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Really? I show my Oregon ID and don't have to pay tax?
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snipped-for-privacy@pmug.org (Glenna Rose) wrote:

Glenna, just a follow up from a previous posting. How's your birdhouse gourd doing. Mine must be doing an inch a day.
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snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net writes:

That's right. In fact, if you stop at the outlet malls in Centralia, most cashiers will ask you if you are a Washington resident before they ring up your purchase. That is why.
The reason for this exception is to encourage Idaho and Oregon residents to shop in Washington because so many border Washingtonians shop out of state. Legally those Washington residents are supposed to fill out an excise tax form for out-of-state purchases and pay the sales tax, but I've yet to know of anyone who does it. Ever so often, the agents will stop someone and make an example of them which has not happened for several years now so it may be coming soon; who knows.
It always amused me how many Vancouver folks went to Safeway at Jantzen Beach to buy groceries to save the then 3 or 4 percent sales tax and paid at least 10 percent more for the groceries - the irony is that they paid more for their groceries on which there was no sales tax anyway. In Washington, food and medicine is not taxed; the exception being food eaten on premises as in restaurants or ready-to-eat take-out food. The sales tax is intended to be for retail purchase; food is not a retail purchase. Oddity: Ice is considered a beverage and is subject to sales tax as is soda pop. Things like toothpaste, tissue, etc., are taxed, but not food to be prepared off premises.
So, next time you come north, be sure to show your Oregon driver's license so as not to pay the sales tax on your purchases. There used to be a form you can get from Olympia for a card to carry (for a fee of course), but that may be history now. (This is not to be confused with resale certificates used by business to buy materials/supplies to be re-sold.)
Glenna
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snipped-for-privacy@sonic.net writes:

Finally starting to grow. Both birdhouse gourds are still in the pots but to go in the ground in the next few days. Both have two full sets of true leaves, one is 6 inches tall, the other 4 inches. Both luffa plants have their second set of true leaves starting, but only an inch or so tall. One is still in a pot, the other is planted by the chicken house with a bird cage over it. According to the info I found at http://www.luffa.info , the luffa plants are quite prolific and will go wild when they get going, figured it would be shade for the ladies on those hot August and September days.
I will probably plant one of the birdhouse gourds on the chicken's fence as it will provide good support (2x4 fence wire).
The other gourd and luffa will go someplace in the garden, but the chicken yard gets full sun all day and few other places do. All four plants are incredibly healthy looking so that is a good sign. My repotting soil came from the chicken house floor (was a former dog kennel with protection on the walls so had a dirt floor) and was incredibly fertile.
Thanks for asking. Perhaps these gourds will start an inch a day next week when our temps will be in the 80s and 90s.
Glenna
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Which greenhouse are you getting? We have the 6X8' Harbor Freight GH and a 8.6 X 16.6 Rion. We're completing the benches for the Rion now.
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Oh we're building our own with materials gathered from here and there. Mom wants to use glass windows but my research says regular glass windows don't give the plants quite what they need, fiberglass windows are better, but I want to use different stuff, it's like a thick white film, made specifically for greenhouses, lets what the plants need in, keeps cold and other bad shit out. I also want it a pit style greenhouse(my research also says those are very efficient).
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hi All,

I have used regular window glass for plants for years with no trouble. Unless your glass is different from U. K. glass you should have no trouble. Hope this helps you.
Richard M. Watkin.
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If you guys have any building skills at all, you can build your own greenhouses. We built an 8'x10'the other day. It didn't cost us anything, because the neighbor gave us a couple of sheets of that fiberglass sheeting that got torn on one edge (she works at the local lumberyard). We milled all of the lumber on our sawmill. I found all of the hardware at the dump. (Nails, screws, little joist hangers. They were in a nice, wooden fishbox that my salad garden is growing in, as I type, next to my front door.)
My laying hens are still using my other greenhouse. That one is 10'x16'. A hen went broody last month, so I decided to NOT move everyone out, while Broody was setting. Now that the chicks are a couple of weeks old, I may build them an official henhouse and take my old greenhouse back.
We built the new greenhouse because my tomato plants were taking over my kitchen. I told the SO that either he had to go, or the 'mater plants had to go. A few minutes later, I heard the table saw fire up -- he was cutting the frame for a new greenhouse : )
PS: We've used reinforced poly for the "skin" on greenhouses with great success here. We get v. high winds and a big snow load. The reinforced stuff will last for ~3 years here. It's expensive. It's worth it.
Jan
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