Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Momma's Day, garden and ramblings.

Posted Sunday, May 8, 2011, at 9:37 AM
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  • By the way, we have the luxury of not being seen by neighbors, so the only ones we offend with this view is ourselves.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, May 8, 2011, at 9:38 AM
  • Thanks to cherokee2 in warning us of the expectations that the 13 year cicadas will be here in May. They are generally just annoying, but can damage young trees, shrubs or young woody growth that is pencil size.

    If you have things endangered,consider covering them with a small weave netting and you may want to get it now, since it should disappear off the shelves when they actually emerge.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, May 8, 2011, at 9:58 AM
  • I like the pastoral,Middle-Earth appearance of the garden.

    Even your brand of neglect looks fetching.

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Sun, May 8, 2011, at 12:18 PM
  • Happy Mother's to all the Mothers!!

    Surprising day for me-I found a five-leaf clover this morning, on a clump of clover that I have found 10 four-leaf clovers { six in one day }. It has to be a mutation.

    Also saw 2 cicadas. So they are here.

    -- Posted by ckna910 on Sun, May 8, 2011, at 2:55 PM
  • Middle-Earth. I like that QC. That will be this season's theme.

    10 4 leaf and a 5 leaf? Have you had your soil checked for radiation? Just kidding, but the soil must be special.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, May 8, 2011, at 3:45 PM
  • About the coffee filters, try this: Remove a small section of the filters and flip them inside-out, remove 2 filters (to keep them standing up in the coffee maker) and then turn them back right side out. I always use 2 filters to give them extra strength so we don't have coffee grounds in the pot. Try it!

    -- Posted by grannybee on Mon, May 9, 2011, at 12:24 PM
  • Thanks grannybee. The reversal trick is how I FINALLY got the two apart.

    Do you have any problem with the water backing up in a double filter?

    Having been in the coffee house business, I eat coffee beans, so the grounds do not phase me much. Ever try chocolate covered roasted beans? Nice change form overpowering sweetness of regular candy.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, May 10, 2011, at 7:10 AM
  • No, I don't have trouble with the water backing up. I just have trouble with the filter collapsing, which lets the coffee grounds get into the coffee. So, I use double filters and they stand up better. I will try the chocolate coffee beans, sounds good!

    -- Posted by grannybee on Tue, May 10, 2011, at 12:49 PM
  • Let me know how the stump turns out Steve.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 12:13 PM
  • So far, it is not impressive. I have another planted at the same time that seems to be taking hold well. Maybe a little extra TLC.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 1:27 PM
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