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Roller-Coasting Temperatures

We’re having a heat-wave here. Yesterday morning I went out to pull weeds in a row of trees. The temperature rose to 28º C (Humidex 32º C) and I was sweating heavily even at 23º C because of humidity around … Continue reading

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After The Rain

We had a cold front move through last night as we slept, bringing numerous thunderstorms. Fortunately, here they were gentle with just a few gusts of wind. The rain was long, light and welcome, just what my potted seedlings needed … Continue reading

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Weather For Growing Pumpkins

This is a nearly perfect situation for growing pumpkins: good moisture levels in Earth, light winds, lots of sunshine, high temperatures, and no deer have yet eaten or trampled the plants. Unfortunately, frost, high winds and drought caused me to … Continue reading

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Potting Up

I’ve been thinking about large pots and our doorstep and patio areas. The two could go together and I have some pots and some young trees that need places to grow… I’ve planted two of our Nanking Cherry seedlings in … Continue reading

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Promised Fruit

Today was a wonderful day. A rainy period was replaced with light winds and sunshine. We went out to the forest to look for shed antlers or morels. We found neither but along the way we found a spot filled … Continue reading

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Cannabis And Us

“All eyes are on Canada this coming week as the Senate get set to finally vote on the Cannabis Act after 14 months of discussion, debate, and passing or defeating amendments. If the bill to make recreational pot legal is passed … Continue reading

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Hope For The Future

Yesterday, I removed tree seeds that were stratifying in damp soil in plastic bags in my refrigerator preparing to grow. I found some, like these Nanking Cherry seeds, had already sprouted and looked ready to raise their heads towards Sun. … Continue reading

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Whether The Weather

I did a few errands around the yard today: finished seeding some bare spots in the lawn, applied high nitrogen granular fertilizer and observed some germination on the last edge of lawn facing the road. The grass survived winter quite … Continue reading

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YES! RAIN!

Our lengthy drought is over. Last night a line of thunderstorms came by and even though we just caught the edge of it and a few tail-enders we’ve had a significant rainfall, enough to close up the cracks in the … Continue reading

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Plant More Trees

“American cities and their surrounding areas have been losing as many as 36 million trees a year. That might not sound like a lot when you think about the number of trees in our nation’s forests, but those trees have … Continue reading

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Finally, Rain!

We’ve had a drought here. Soil that I have not watered is dry four inches down. The lawn I seeded last year has been watered once and looks healthy although there are bare spots where the seed was not properly … Continue reading

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USAians Lose Sight Of What Matters

“Nowak and a USFS colleague, co-author Eric Greenfield, found tree cover had declined in metropolitan areas across 45 states. The biggest losses on a percentage basis were in Rhode Island, Georgia, Alabama and Nebraska, together with the District of Columbia. … Continue reading

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