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Rearranging The Deck Chairs On Our Deck

Environment Canada is forecasting an intense low pressure cell north of us that will cause 60k/h westerly winds with gusts to 90k/h. 60 k/h is rather routine but 90k/h is dangerous. TLW and I were out in the yard planting … Continue reading

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Where Only The Tough Survive

TLW (The Little Woman) and I have a very difficult yard in which to grow stuff. It’s low. It used to be a swamp but heavy clay soil was imported to raise the grade. Still there is one low spot … Continue reading

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Fishing For Lobsters On Dry Land

“Lobster mushrooms are unique and tough to misidentify. Look for their bright red-orange color, which looks a bit like the red-orange on lobsters. We found our specimens growing on a north facing hill where Douglas Fir and Hemlock trees grew. … Continue reading

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%##!!!&^! Hornets!

This afternoon when I went out to turn off a sprinkling system, I found hornets had located a cluster of grapes on a grape vine growing near the patio. They definitely were not there early in the day but they … Continue reading

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Summer’s Over. Deal With It.

This has been a pretty good summer, compared to a winter with very little snowcover, rabbits eating my orchard and high winds killing my tomatoes in the spring. Much of it has been spent preparing my yard for grass, again, … Continue reading

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Counterattack Of The Chile Pepper

Last week, I made a big pot of Chile and it was quite successful except for being a bit too hot… Last night I developed a craving for more and made a single-meal-sized bowl of Chile. What could go wrong? … Continue reading

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Chile

The meal, not the country, is good food. I made some today for the first time in a long time. The difference today (I don’t like to do anything the same way too often…) was using onions and peppers from … Continue reading

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Brain Surgery

No, not on my brain, but on a couple of trees grown too long in the same pot. I don’t remember the history… Perhaps it was when I was short of pots. Perhaps Nature planted a seed. Perhaps I lost … Continue reading

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Peaches In USA Hammered By Global Warming

“The fruit harvest has been decimated by a mild winter and a late freeze – with devastating consequences.” See Where have all the peaches gone?Global warming isn’t just about things getting too hot. Different places can feel the pain with higher … Continue reading

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Plagues

We’ve had a bunch of plagues here this year: hares and deer chewing young trees, tent-caterpillars, weeds, heat, drought, rain, and now hail. One apricot and one apple that were chewed badly have sprouted new growth. Power was knocked out … Continue reading

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OMG! Here’s A List Of Foods I Mostly Like!

“A new study calculates how much climate-warming pollution is created by food production, and red meat comes through as the worst offender.” See These are the most climate-damaging foodsOMG! I love 8 of the ten foods listed: beef, – one of … Continue reading

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Fruitful Promises

Today I had an outing for shooting and checking out the production of fruit in the forest. My faith in bolt-action rifles was renewed as a semi-auto with a nifty scope after years of fiddling shoots no better than a … Continue reading

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