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Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
Garden RamblingsPosted Monday, December 22, 2008, at 8:00 AM
Had to break loose the bird feeders again this morning. The wet weather over the last week had excess moisture around the opening and this hard freeze locked them up. The birds could not wait and were coming down while I was working on the other feeders.
Most of their water is frozen as well, so we need to put some extra out. Our Blue jays were complaining about that at dawn. The stream at the pond had a little open water at the watercress, and falls but they need safer access.
I am wondering if my Chinese cabbage made it through the 8 degree night. I doubt it, but if it did not, I will try an experiment of cooking it all tonight to see if it can be salvaged.
Anyone else run out by the Ladybugs this season? We keep putting them out, and feeding them with sugar water, but hundreds die each week. I don't think I will win my case about capturing them and putting them in the refrigerator. Maybe I just need another refrig'?
Enough rambling. The work whistle has blown with a two minute warning.
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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