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Post  sanderson on 10/16/2017, 2:31 am

I can't believe I sent this! "We are in pis"

I meant to write that we are in Pismo and driving uo to Carmel via 1 or 101.  Well, it turned out that 1 was closed above Hearst Castle so we had to take 101.  Turned off on Carmel Valley road.  Ate late lunch at Trail __ Cafe in Carmel Valley.  Sunday we are day tripping south via 1 or 101 to Santa Barbara.  Weather is great!

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 10/16/2017, 1:25 pm

Sanderson chased me down to see how I was doing (I haven't been on the site for a while)  She's a good friend Very Happy

We had a small but devastating fire about 5 miles from us on October 11th.  It was only 50 acres, but burned down 3 homes and an out building.  No humans were killed or injured, but over 100 animals lost their lives.  We are quite rural and there are a lot of people with horses, goats, chickens, dogs and more.  

It came 20 ft. from a family in our church.  This is a multi-generation family where the grandparents are raising 6 of their grandchildren due to the mom's drug abuse.  They were spared, but terrified.  Our little church is rallying around those who lost everything in every way we can as is our community. 

This summer was so darn hot, my garden gave up around mid-August and I didn't feel like being out in the heat myself, so I'm getting ready to rip things up, put on the greenhouse cover and sit back for the winter crops.  My seed starting in August didn't even work because it was too hot so I'm going to buy plants for the first time in a long time.

Other than that all is well.  For those that might not know, I am a professional artist.  My agents have been working overtime and doing a great job landing work, soooooo that means I'm working overtime too, lol!  I'll try to peek in more often.
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@audrey.jeanne.roberts wrote:Sanderson chased me down to see how I was doing (I haven't been on the site for a while)  She's a good friend Very Happy
Next time you try to escape, WE'RE SENDING GUIDO! Twisted Evil
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Post  sanderson on 10/16/2017, 1:35 pm

Hi Audrey happy hi

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 10/16/2017, 1:41 pm

We can like posts now, cool!
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@audrey.jeanne.roberts wrote:For those that might not know, I am a professional artist.  My agents have been working overtime and doing a great job landing work, soooooo that means I'm working overtime too, lol!  I'll try to peek in more often.
I love Le Coq. Our current rooster, Maestro, and his grandfather, Lucky, look just like that.

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Post  sanderson on 10/18/2017, 2:26 am

Home from the coast.  The seedlings survived just fine with the setup.

We were in Carmel on Sunday, and Monday a fire started in Santa Cruz area.  Shocked

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Post  countrynaturals on 10/18/2017, 9:45 am

Welcome home, S. Still lots of nice gardening weather left for us.
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/18/2017, 1:42 pm

Raking and mulching, Raking and mulching, Raking and mulching,  sawing logs Huh? Oh yeah -- time for some more Raking and mulching! Rolling Eyes
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Post  Yardslave on 10/18/2017, 8:01 pm

I'm down to one last die hard cotton tail rabbit, that shows up and disappears quick (as a bunny). I've set the trap all around my yard, but he's managed to avoid capture. I'd like to hire a falconer to get rid of this creature. The other rodents are still robbing the last of my tomatoes. I guess I've caught all the dumb ones, so now I've got to step up my game. 

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Gophers....23
Bunnies.....5
opossums...3
Pack Rats...20
Voles.........4
field mice...3
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@Yardslave wrote:I'm down to one last die hard cotton tail rabbit, that shows up and disappears quick (as a bunny). I've set the trap all around my yard, but he's managed to avoid capture. I'd like to hire a falconer to get rid of this creature. The other rodents are still robbing the last of my tomatoes. I guess I've caught all the dumb ones, so now I've got to step up my game. 

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Gophers....23
Bunnies.....5
opossums...3
Pack Rats...20
Voles.........4
field mice...3
Oh my gosh!!!!!  That would be cool to see a falconer do his (their) thing!
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@Yardslave wrote:I'm down to one last die hard cotton tail rabbit, that shows up and disappears quick (as a bunny). I've set the trap all around my yard, but he's managed to avoid capture. I'd like to hire a falconer to get rid of this creature. The other rodents are still robbing the last of my tomatoes. I guess I've caught all the dumb ones, so now I've got to step up my game. 

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Gophers....23
Bunnies.....5
opossums...3
Pack Rats...20
Voles.........4
field mice...3
All I have is cats, chickens, and one @#$%&! raccoon. Evil or Very Mad
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Post  sanderson on 10/19/2017, 10:46 am

Yardslave, see previous posts. Husband and I ate lunch in Carmel Valley on Sunday.

Just like the last mini-vacation, I am sick again. Shocked Count down to when the doctor's office opens.

Wednesday, I found an itty bitty green caterpillar on one leaf of a bok choy. The butterfly must had laid the eggs before the starts went under the bridal tulle.

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@sanderson wrote:Just like the last mini-vacation, I am sick again.  Shocked  Count down to when the doctor's office opens.
Sad That's a real bummer. I hope you feel well enough to get out into the garden during this beautiful weather.
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Post  Yardslave on 10/19/2017, 12:29 pm

S,
Sorry to hear you're under the weather- hope you fell better soon. I didn't realize you were in my neck of the woods- the Trailside is just 3 blocks down hill from my house! It wold have been nice to have a "meet-up".
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@Yardslave wrote:S,
Sorry to hear you're under the weather- hope you fell better soon. I didn't realize you were in my neck of the woods- the Trailside is just 3 blocks down hill from my house! It wold have been nice to have a "meet-up".
That's what I was hoping. I've only met 2 members in person, Audrey and Seeker.

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Post  countrynaturals on 10/21/2017, 2:32 pm

Absolutely nothing to do, today. Shocked Everything's still damp from the rain, so I don't have to water. Nothing's ready to harvest and I don't need to plant or transplant anything. My MM won't be here until next week, so I guess I'll spend the day on the couch, curled up with Mel's book and a cup of coffee. Poor me! Razz
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Post  sanderson on 10/22/2017, 1:48 am

I hope you had a delightful day.

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Post  countrynaturals on 10/22/2017, 10:55 am

@sanderson wrote:I hope you had a delightful day.
I did, thanks. Got enough housework done to ease my conscience and processed my first small batch of biochar. I'm also halfway through my new ANSFG book. Got my feelings hurt when Mel said "If you don't use grids you're not SFG." Sad  Maybe next year I'll get some grids going in the Salad Bar. geek
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/31/2017, 11:52 am

I have 3 perfect days to harvest what's left and put the rest to bed, except for the winter garden. I'll be raking all the leaves I can before the rain starts on Thursday. I'll probably plant sugar snap peas all over the place, just in case we get a really mild winter. I'm bringing one cuke plant, one tomato plant, and that beautiful trombincino plant inside to grow under my new (pricey Shocked) full-spectrum LED lights. The plumeria and pineapple plants will have to come in this week too, but the 3 citrus babies can wait until frost threatens. 

I've decided not to use the greenhouse this winter. Last year was a very labor-intensive train-wreck!
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@countrynaturals wrote:I'll be raking all the leaves I can before the rain starts on Thursday. 
EVERY TIME I PICK UP A RAKE THE WIND STARTS BLOWING! 
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@countrynaturals wrote:I'll be raking all the leaves I can before the rain starts on Thursday. 
EVERY TIME I PICK UP A RAKE THE WIND STARTS BLOWING! 
YIKES! I owe Mother Nature a huuuuuuuuuuuuge apology. Embarassed She knew I wanted lots of fresh leaves, so she blew them out of the trees and into nice drifts for me, and what did I do? Griped about it. Shame on me. No Mother Nature rocks! I love you
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Post  sanderson on 11/2/2017, 2:50 am

I forgive you, child. xoxo Mother Nature

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Post  sanderson on 11/2/2017, 3:51 am

I haven't worked in the garden since I had the face treatment.  However, today I got out there after the sun moved behind the neighbor's trees.  Both totes of sweet potatoes split so I harvested them.  They were so crowded that they were showing on the top of the Mel's Mix.  This is the best I have done.  Gee, I wonder if I keep learning from this Forum? Very Happy  I sauteed a few root runts and extra starts from the winter garden for a veggie dinner.  PS: The plate is a smaller salad plate.




I've also been canning the frozen summer tomatoes.  22 pints of tomatoes and 3 cups of tomato sauce.

This photo was taken around Oct 18 and shows the mass of sweet potato vines and the 9 tomato plants along the fence. I have since removed 4 plants on the right end and discovered real tomatoes on the fifth one. I already pulled the markers but they are pleated so probably Mortgage Lifter. On the remaining 4 plants, I have been pruning, leaving only clusters that have a chance to ripen by the end of November or early December.

All of the winter starts are planted and covered with bridal tulle. One bed left for sowing carrot, lettuce and radish seeds and then it will also be covered.

That's about it. Oh, I ordered the soft neck Susanville, an "improved selection of California Early"garlic, from Territorial, so I have those to plant. bounce They will have a 2'x4' bed with an overhead PVC frame, that they can stay in until ready for harvest. In the past I have had to pull them too soon to make room for summer starts. Also, there is a valve for the driplines so I won't be over watering. Last winter, we had so much rain that they rotted. They will have a tulle cover and a plastic rain coat if needed. Wink

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Post  countrynaturals on 11/2/2017, 10:03 am

Good job, S! 👏My beautiful sweet potatoes never recovered from the grasshopper attack. They didn't die, so I'll wait and see, but I'm not expecting much. Sad
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