Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  


Welcome  backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, beekeepers & composters!

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Welcome to Eden!

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.
What's your gardening style?
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Wild Parsnip - It can burn skin.
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Cheap gardening.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 7. 4 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 27. 2 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 4 Replies


Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 23. 4 Replies

Some pictures from my garden

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 7 Replies

The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 30. 2 Replies

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Plinius on March 9, 2014 at 1:11am

I feel the same; each of us is defending a small island.

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 8, 2014 at 1:02pm

This may have been posted before.  It's an ad, but as ads go, very muted.


Reflects how I sometimes feel.


Comment by Randall Smith on March 5, 2014 at 8:00am

Spud: I do and will. I can tell straight out morels are the best. But I find and eat "elephant ears", "hen-in-the-woods", puffballs, and a couple I don't know the names of! I just know they're not poisonous. Comes with 70 years of experience--well, 60 of actual hunting.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 3, 2014 at 9:28am
Randall, do you know much about which mushrooms are safe to eat? Could you tell if I posted some pictures?
Comment by Sentient Biped on March 3, 2014 at 9:10am

No reasonable option to retire or quit early. 

But at least I have puttering around, planting and pruning and digging and weeding and grafting and observing and pondering. 

It's good.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 3, 2014 at 7:47am

When offered "early retirement" (from teaching), I jumped at it. I nearly rued the decision, but 16 years later, nary a regret. Life is good, but this winter is beginning to get to me. More snow and cold. I think mushroom season will be delayed by at least 2 weeks, and gardening for at least that long. Sigh.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2014 at 2:07pm

Spud, Hooray for Pocatello!

While you are getting more rain, we are getting more snow. In fact it is snowing really hard right now. Cary has shovelled the front already this morning and expects to do it one more time before the expected rain comes tomorrow. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2014 at 2:04pm

Daniel, I hear you and understand! what are your options?

Could you work fewer hours and still have medical coverage?

Do you have 2 or 3 years until you are eligible for SS.

Could you do some conflict resolution trying to improve working conditions?

What will it take to make your current working environment more healthy?

How would an ideal working environment look and feel?

Could you transfer to a more friendly dept? 

Could you reframe your experience into comedy instead of frustration? 

I don't ask wanting an answer, but to offer ideas to think about. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 2, 2014 at 12:18pm

Got over 1/2 inch of rain yesterday.  Yay!  For dry Pocatello, that's a lot.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 2, 2014 at 12:16pm

Daniel, I can understand you being tired of the struggle, at least partially.  I retired at 62 because I was very tired of it, and I imagine your struggle is much worse than mine was.  It sounds like you have worse bosses and being tired all the time is the pits.  

Hope you can achieve a serene life soon.

Not being able to do a lot of things that cost $$s was worth the early retirement, except for one thing.  I now wish I had waited until I had at least an acre of land in a warm climate before I retired.


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