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If you like to dig in the dirt, plant & prune, grow food & flowers, or sit and watch as someone else does your landscaping, you'll find something here to discuss!

Selected topics, in no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8. 21 Replies

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

Permaculture, John D. Liu

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 3. 8 Replies

Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Nov 3. 2 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 2. 4 Replies

A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 30. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 10 Replies

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 8 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 20, 2013 at 12:41pm
Chris, It is true we use our cars when we could just as well walk. At first the box stores gained favor because our homes are spread out across the landscape and not vertically as in Netherlands. As box stores grew in popularity, small neighborhood shops closed.

I don't think women have any more problems walking the streets as many other places. My working years were spent with people in trouble and some of us had to go and check on the health and welfare of our clients. I have been in the worst of the worst in Spokane and never felt afraid. I felt more afraid in my own home than when in cheap hotels checking on patients.
Oh yes, one has to be careful. Women alone at night has presented problems in the past. We had a serial rapist in our midst from 1978 to 1981. He was brutal!
http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&fil...
In the midst of his rampage, some women drew pictures of bodies laying where the rape occurred. The city police chief told the women of Spokane to "Lay back and enjoy it!" Well, he was replaced by a Roman Catholic Priest police chief. Many women felt the change wasn't much of a change.

We are a consumer society, buying up all the cheap trinkets that Asia can produce. We buy stuff without thinking of the cost to those who make them. We ignore even asking if slave labor is used or child labor. We are getting a bit more sensitive to labor laws and our farmers' markets spring up all over the place, a most welcome recent phenomenon.

I have walked the streets from China to Istanbul and all over Europe and have never been afraid. I didn't walk alone in Mexican border town.
Comment by Randall Smith on November 20, 2013 at 9:35am

A mushroom ring is often an indication of an old tree that was once there. Pretty common in Indiana.

Comment by Daniel W on November 20, 2013 at 9:07am
Heksenkring.... must have the same root word as "hex"! I didnt see any dancing witches but there is a mole hill near the center. One of hundreds of mole hills. Chris thanks for the folklore
Comment by Plinius on November 20, 2013 at 5:45am

A beautiful circle, Sentient! ´Heksenkring´ or witches' circle it is called here. People once thought that witches had danced in the circle.

And thank you for helping with the questions!

Comment by Daniel W on November 19, 2013 at 9:36pm
Spud likes mushrooms so I had to post that! The mushrooms are growing like crazy! I like that. Some are more than two handspans wide. My big hands. I take it as a sign of healthy soil ecosystem.
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2013 at 9:09pm

Oh! The mushroom circle. Now, if you were Irish, you would have tales to tell of little people doing mischief. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 19, 2013 at 6:34pm

I like the mushroom circle.

Comment by Daniel W on November 19, 2013 at 4:26pm

There's always something to ponder. Here is a mushroom circle from today.

Comment by Daniel W on November 19, 2013 at 4:26pm

Chris there is at least some truth to what you hear about Americans.  I think the favorite activity IS shopping.  And watching TV.  I don't know about the streetwalker question.  But it doesn't seem safe.  There might be people who get into their car to go across the street, but not many.   Even so, in my suburban area, there are no stores less than a couple of miles away, and they don't have much.

Comment by Plinius on November 18, 2013 at 10:20am

They do freeze over, but not every year. When there is 5 cm. of ice, a Frisian tradition awakens: can we organize an Elf Steden Tocht? Waterways connect 11 Frisian towns, and once there is 12 or more cm. of ice they organize a skating trip along that route. You must be a very strong and practised skater to finish the trip - no, I don't skate.

Yes, all the shops are here within walking distance, and a few department stores. And I can take public transport for more shopping, and of course the internet. I think there are some big box stores in this country, but I never bothered to think about them; you can only get there by car and I don't drive. Sometimes a neighbour gives me a ride to a garden centre,  also hard to get there without a car.

And can you walk to the shops? I hear lots of things about Americans and I have no idea how much is true. E.g. Americans get their car to go to the other side of the street. E.g. An American woman cannot take a walk on her own for she will be seen as a streetwalker. E.g. favorite pastime in America is shopping. Bill Bryson writes about some of these things and he seems to enjoy it, but I wouldn't. Can you enlighten me?

 

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