I saw him few weeks ago on C-Span Book TV. Kewl!
BTW - allow me to slip in a plug for C-Span Book TV. All
weekend, writers talk about their non-fiction books in hour-long
well-designed programs at book fairs, or with intelligent
interviewers. Great assortment, from L. to R. and in between. I
always print out the program from Book TV's Web site,
then record what I want to view later on DirecTV.
That way I don't have to spent a beautiful day indoors,
but can go out into the garden and kill myself weeding
and planting and watering and pruning and transplanting
and...and... YOU know!
Also embarked on a project to replace the lattice-work
surrounding the back porch (porch to ground) which has
been ripped away by various gardeners and repair people.
This involves measuring -- not my strong suit -- building
frames, and nailing/screwing in left-over lathes from a
1973 bathroom remodel, which I stashed up in the beams
of the garage. Waste not, want not!
I'm on my second batch.....not sure what the fascination is, but it
just tickles the shit outta me to be brewing up this tea. The stuff is
amazing.....I poured some on an old dead cat and darned if the old
feller didn't turn green and jump up and catch a bird!! Watch for the
big bubbles, per catdaddy....I got it now. Went from mechanics to
mystery. Zenned and grokked and all that stuff! ;-)
My control groups on application went to hell. Couldn't resist putting
everywhere. I'm using it and fish sauce on my transplants.
Looking at brewing a batch of nettle tea real soon, supposedly it
greatly enhances the flavor of 'maters.
Composting never loses it's fascination for me. My last pile, started
five days ago is up to 138F ...crazy science stuff, I tell ya'! Water
to wine, it is!
Thanks for the reminder on the sunflowers.........I'm pulling them out
of the ziplocks now and they are going in tomorrow.
Book report is expected in three weeks. It is on my list to purchase
on next trip to Bigtown. Actually, we are going to a different Bigtown
Sunday, but don't have time for anything other than visit to hospital.
Mona's mother joined Ingrid in the Titanium Knee Club today and we
couldn't shake free to go visit until Sunday....Omaha......god I hate
that town......have some really effing bad memories from thirty-five
years ago. Actually, I really hate any large town, anything like over
"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach
their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a
downright moron." ~~See below.....Mencken
Charlie, winamp Marillion - "Holidays in Eden - 1991" - "No One
"The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small
electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through,
stinging nettle? i'm about to start pulling mine (before it
flowers/seeds). if my 'maters would like it, i'll make them
is there any way to make thistles stay in line? the
goldfinches love them, but i really don't want them all
Last night while sitting in my chair
I pinged a host that wasn't there
I guess you folks be the champions of heat. What was it? One hundred
days of 100F temps or some god awful thing like that? I ain't gonna
bore you with my petty complaints. Sure felt fine to point the spray
nozzle straight up today and pull the trigger, though. Hmmm, hmmm,
Maybe in WEST Texas. :-)
I'm in the Hill Country.
It rarely breaks 100 all summer, but we have plenty of days in the 90's.
I did used to run a misting nozzle for my chickens when I had them.
The coop was built totally in the shade under post oaks.
My experience has been that dogs love echinacea. They kept it mowed to
the ground and when they could no longer graze, the bastards dug it up.
That was the collies that have since passed.
The dane just mashes stuff.
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