youtube will suck you in.
yes, can get lost in there for a long time.*
now, if only i could make a video of basil with beans.
farmer,to go back to the 7/8 comments-sham-wow indeedy do.Bats? yeah, the old place held a few of them. I probably didn't count them all escaping from in and around the chimney one night at dusk, but the number was still 23.It got real hot that one year, and they started crawling out into the basement. I believe that's when you told me about the screen or wire that lets 'em get out but not back in.Great for where the moulding meets the chimney, but I don't know how you avoid grout sealing a few between the the chimney and its liner, even if you did it just after dusk.pansy- Basil, as in Rathbone? Or does it just get top billing over the beans?
my cat basil LOVES raw beans. he only licked and nicbbled a cooked one. it's cute when he attacks a mound of them.
anfd more basil fawlty. and the other cat is sybil. she didn't want to be called pepper.he quite a lummox, so i guess the fawltys works.
It got real hot that one year, and they started crawling out into the basement.I was sort of worried they'd do something like that too. But they didn't. Although there are still 4 or 5 in there I think. Last time I counted. Were about 12-14 until I lit a fire. But then the heat wave put an end to that terror tactic. But yeah, they're most likely in between the stove pipe and chimney wall. Have two chimneys on either end of the house - one with the stove pipe running all the way up the inside of the chimney and the other with the pipe just running from the stove into the chimney wall - and i've never had a problem with either until this year, but it would be easy to just smoke em out with the latter. The screen trick was used on (about 110 of em) inside a soffit one year and worked pretty good but some still came right back. Apparently if they have babies in there they will pretty much do anything they can to get back in even if they have to find new entries. Best thing - as long as they are minding their own business - is to just wait until fall when they leave and seal up any entries so they can't come back in the spring. my cat basil LOVES raw beans.The family dog(s) love them some raw beans too. And asparagus. You have video capability in your digital camera? I don't think its too hard to upload a homemade vid to blogger anymore although I've never tried it so I don't really know. I've actually never even tried using the video feature on my camera. I should probably do that sometime. I could make a video of myself being attacked by angry bats. I'll bet Mike would enjoy that (and i can't blame him either).*
need to build bat houses. we need to support the poor things. with the new climate change probs.need to get more beans. it's more fun if i pick pole beans with longer stems.
all the rain lately, my beans are taking off. no buds yet.
My beans look horrible. Horrible! Just no rain and the bunny rabbits have been giving me a real bad time. Bad time. I replanted some of them yesterday (the beans, not the bunnies) hoping for a fall crop. But despite the lack of rain - which has been a big problem - the tomatoes and peppers look great. No fuckin disease problems this year (thank the Great Possum God). But other stuff has been suffering like the beans: zukes, squash and melons and the corn... very sad for the corn. Cukes been good too, go figger. Hasn't rained much at all for the entire month of July and doesn't look like much relief in sight anytime soon. All that rain you are getting in WI rolls east and pisses itself out over the lakes or wanders south into PA. Nevertheless, flowers are doing nicely - as long as I keep them wet, they love the heat and sunshine. Dug up some of the roses too - I got tired of being viciously attacked by those mean things - and replaced them with hydrangea and some yet to be named clematis. The rose of sharon trees i planted a few years ago are big now and they look beautious - have a dogwood i need to move too, due to the encroaching shade which has consumed large parts of previous sunny spots (big maple trees). Took the shutters off the house and repainted them and hung em back up - bought a new door today for the garage to replace the old one which had turned into a piece of rusted flapping scrap metal so if you want to steal a couple of really expensive chainsaws and all the dead bambis in my freezer you should do it now before I replace that door. Still have to go up the hill and drag out 6-8 cords of firewood for the long cold winter which I learned last night from the NOAA shamans might not be as long or cold this year into next as last. Or something.wheres them goat pics pjk?*
yeah. fucking bunnies. been seeing a new baby retarded bunny. no fear. dumb. last year ate all my plants. even the peppers. this year taller chicken wire(estate sale find). not sure what the onions are doing besides blossoming. now what? lots of cukes from the farmers market. little carrots. the catnip is doing well. cherry toms pitiful tho. ate 2 so far. tart.
this year taller chicken wirethat reminds me, i have another roll of hardware cloth around here somewhere. I use it to surround little trees so the deer don't eat em. I could cut that in half and run it around the beans.now whatYou should cut off the flower - I know, they're pretty - because they will stunt the growth of the onion. Same with garlic, leeks, etc. If you decide to leave some of the flowers they will eventually drop little bulbettes which will spead around. So I usually cut some and leave some to spead around.*
farmer- it's been busy between County Fair, 4H camp and now State fair this & next weekend. I will try to assemble the best pics when I have a chance with my eldest.Mortality rate up because of the heat. We've lost 3 over the last 2 weeks. They're getting fed, they have water, antibiotics etc. but this non-stop swelter doesn't give you much of a heads-up before they go hooves up.Still have to locate the cooling/blower motor problem on the Ranger. Tuesday sounds like the worst possible day to try anything.Our local utility monopoly showed up last weekend with the intention of shutting us off, but apparently took pity on the Mo-In-Law and her inability to tolerate heat + humidity from both RA and said medications.My son's friend got theirs shut off 20 minutes later (they live a few miles away). The punchline being that they had just paid the bill, but his Mom went ballistic after they tried to get a $200 re-connect fee as part of the package deal.Uh- can you start by removing the portion of the bill that pulls out money to help people that can't afford their utility bills? And the 1%/month "late fee"?And remember, we're here for you!
legal usury. taint that unxtian?
probably let it make mini onioon bulbs for next year it's behind the pole beanss and hard to get to. not sure waz up w/ the other onions.
We've lost 3 over the last 2 weeks.Oh no, thats terrible. Sounds like heat stress aggravated by high humidity. Pretty much the same thing can happen with dogs (or any panting animals) I think. Probably wouldn't matter how much food or water they have since they won't eat or drink much with the heat stress. So it's a cooling system problem I'm gonna guess? We have one of those plastic kiddie pools for the barking morons to play in when its really hot. Would goats get into a kiddie pool? Do they like the water? Seems like it might help to keep them wet in extreme heat and humidity conditions. Ya need a goat rain tent. Or maybe a creek.but apparently took pity on the Mo-In-LawWell, thats something. At least they managed to muster-up some humanitarian instinct? Ya need a rain tent for the mo-in-law. Or a creek.I gotta admit I sorta love the heat and humidity myself - all those years in the tropics adapted me i guess. If its too hot I go flounder around in the water (fortunately i have a swimming hole i can resort to). But I dunno what I'd do without that option.I'd honestly consider putting a lawn chair in a kiddie pool in my living room and I would sit there drinking beer and listening to the barking morons on my TV. What the hell. Why the hell not?*
It's chilly, damp, rainy and windy as Emily passes by just south of the island.
i hate to say it but i hope it moves up the east coast and brings a lot of rain with it.*
it looks like Emily won't be coming your way, but she'll be dumping on the DR and poor Haiti.
at least your land isn't flooded like on the lower mississip. or illinois. or burned like russia last year.
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