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Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:10 PM

SIGNYM

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Sis texted me a picture of my hometown with snow. SNOW??? WTH?

I guess this is just making up for the unusually warm winter!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:36 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Looks like our stretch of good weather is going to hopefully last until next Tuesday.



Lucky you. Woke up to 3 inches of snow today and it was still snowing. Going to drop to 25 degrees tonight.:(

Do Right, Be Right. :)



That is a total downer Jack. It's the type of weather I expect to hear about in Alberta.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:38 PM

BRENDA


Well, I got 2 phone calls today. One from the head lady of mah jong group to sort of check on me.

The other my boss who stumbled around asking me how I am and spent 5 minutes attempting to have a conversation with me. Outside of work, she doesn't know how to talk to me.

ETA: Oh yes. My boss also mentioned that she has had to do everything around the house herself since this all started. Sorry but I cannot and will not feel sorry for her.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:44 PM

BRENDA


Also decided to sit down and watch an entire 2hour wrestling program with the sound on mute. I did this because the fill in for the second commentator is a wrestler and I don't like the dude. It was actually a little better with the sound off.

Wanted to watch the whole show because one of my favourites was going to be on in a title match. He has the heavy weight title and was defending against another guy who I don't like. Anyways long story short, my favourite won. Wahoo!!

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:27 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Well, I got 2 phone calls today. One from the head lady of mah jong group to sort of check on me.

The other my boss who stumbled around asking me how I am and spent 5 minutes attempting to have a conversation with me. Outside of work, she doesn't know how to talk to me.

ETA: Oh yes. My boss also mentioned that she has had to do everything around the house herself since this all started. Sorry but I cannot and will not feel sorry for her.

I think, BRENDA, if your boss had been at all honest, this is what she would have said:

Hi Brenda, this is XXXX. I'm really falling behind in the housework and I could use some help. Are you healthy? Do you feel like you could come in to work on your usual schedule? Do you mind wearing a mask? I'd be more than happy to increase your pay by $2/hr during the crisis to make up for the inconvenience of the mask and the risk of transportation.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Well, I got 2 phone calls today. One from the head lady of mah jong group to sort of check on me.

The other my boss who stumbled around asking me how I am and spent 5 minutes attempting to have a conversation with me. Outside of work, she doesn't know how to talk to me.

ETA: Oh yes. My boss also mentioned that she has had to do everything around the house herself since this all started. Sorry but I cannot and will not feel sorry for her.

I think, BRENDA, if your boss had been at all honest, this is what she would have said:

Hi Brenda, this is XXXX. I'm really falling behind in the housework and I could use some help. Are you healthy? Do you feel like you could come in to work on your usual schedule? Do you mind wearing a mask? I'd be more than happy to increase your pay by $2/hr during the crisis to make up for the inconvenience of the mask and the risk of transportation.

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That will be the day. Think she was fishing that I offer to come over and help her probably for free. Don't know about that one. As I said she was stumbling around for things to say.

I can walk over to the house from where I live now much easier than I could before.

Before we hung up, she said feel free to call if you need to talk. I don't think so. Her and her husband were both useless for me as counsellors when my mom died and after my Blair died.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:09 PM

BRENDA


Out for my daily constitutional walk.

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Friday, April 17, 2020 2:02 AM

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Summer is coming

I hate summer.

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Friday, April 17, 2020 2:48 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Yeah. Too hot. Too smoggy. Too many fires.

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Friday, April 17, 2020 3:31 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Yeah. Too hot. Too smoggy. Too many fires.



Yup, just heard about the first brush fire up here. It is near Squamish. People being evacuated.

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Friday, April 17, 2020 7:46 AM

SIGNYM

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Well, I finally cleared one big hurdle in our legal/finacial affairs. We had gotten a whole bunch of draft documents that I reviewed while constantly refering to the internet... remainder beneficiary? disclaimer trust? memo of intent? ... then took my questions to lawyer #2 for a phone inerview/document review to hash out how some of my concerns can be alleviated, and he gave me some really good tips. Now all I need to do is type up my comments in an email to the drafting lawyer and the ball will be in their court.

Legal stuff is NOT my forte. This was a complete and long-lasting headache for me. But I did my best ... if there's one thing my former job taught me to do it's to review paperwork for crossed ts and dotted i's... so I'm over the hump and can see the end of this paperwork.

I'd rather be gardening.



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Friday, April 17, 2020 1:18 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Aye yai yai. And wow.

That's impressive!

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Friday, April 17, 2020 1:50 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk in a bit.

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Friday, April 17, 2020 4:07 PM

BRENDA


Finding now that when I am reading fanfiction on other sites that I have to up the Zoom on this thing from 100% to 125%. Will be so glad when I can get to my eye doctor and find out what is happening. Though it has taken pressure off my neck by me not wanting to put my face too close to the screen.

So one positive.

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Friday, April 17, 2020 4:11 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Let us know Brenda. Thanks.

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Friday, April 17, 2020 5:02 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Let us know Brenda. Thanks.



I will but don't know when that will be. Was suppose to be going in to see my eye doc around this time but now.

Think I will do a little checking into all that next week.

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Friday, April 17, 2020 7:26 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


The last bit of rain swung south towards SoCal, and yes, it did lift us out of drought, and even being 'abonormally dry'. NoCal and the rest of the west coast states didn't have as good a year.


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Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:00 AM

BRENDA


Have to up the Zoom on here too.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:01 AM

BRENDA


KIKI, we got rain heading my way for about the middle of next week. About Wednesday.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:26 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Hey Brenda - when I check the US drought monitor I always check the North American drought monitor as well. But unfortunately, the North American Drought Monitor is always at least a month behind.

As of about a month ago, you guys in BC were looking good - not even abnormally dry! And no part of Canada was in drought. So I was a little bit unhappy when you posted your fire season was starting up. Hopefully you get just enough rain to damp out the fires - but not so much your spirits get soggy!

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Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:37 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Hey Brenda - when I check the US drought monitor I always check the North American drought monitor as well. But unfortunately, the North American Drought Monitor is always at least a month behind.

As of about a month ago, you guys in BC were looking good - not even abnormally dry! And no part of Canada was in drought. So I was a little bit unhappy when you posted your fire season was starting up. Hopefully you get just enough rain to damp out the fires - but not so much your spirits get soggy!



I hope so too. Don't need stressed out fire fighters as well as everything else that is going on.

Man, I wish I could remember exactly how that fire started up near Squamish. I will have to look it up. News last night said it is under control so that is good.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:02 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Sigh ... the police helicopter is going back and forth overhead, and a patrol car was going down the street broadcasting something about calling 911.

Well, at least I know no one can take the car parked back in the alley by pulling the ignition switch. It has a surprise.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:37 PM

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Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:50 PM

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Well, with the ball in our lawyer's court, dd and I did some weeding.

I have to say that the torching and spraying did a good job clearing out the spaces in between the plants, but now was the time for digging and raking (The avocado trees are beginning their annual leaf-fall, and BOY do they have a lot of leaves!!)

With the dead leaves raked up, we can do more torching without necessarily starting too many fires.

KIKI, those grass-like things with the little bulblets just under the soil: I burned them brutally to the ground, twice. Watched those blades turn to ash and the soil glow. Then, when they resprouted AGAIN, I drenched them with glypohsate. (Thanks SIX for the tip on where to get that. I DO have a Roundup sprayer ... it works sweet ... but I didn't want to mix glyphosate in it because I use it for other things, but ... I needed to use it to do a lot of spraying.)

Anyway, if you can believe it, those suckers were completely unfazed by the glyphosate too! So we're going to torch them... AGAIN... and maybe kill them this time!

I'm seriously considering planting that garden that Chris Martenson is always yapping about.

Zucchini, carrots, onions, asparagus (perennial), beets, and maybe peppers and basil. I already have ginormous christmas limas that have wintered over a couple of times already. No tomatoes ... dd doesn't like them, I can't eat them and hubby doesn't want them.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:10 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Congratulations on the legal paperwork!

YAY!!!




Either somebody had planted silver lace vine in my yard at some point, or it planted itself (kind of like the passionfruit flowering vine in my yard from the neighbors 2 doors down, or the abundance of little pepper tree sprouts from the neighbor's pepper tree at the other FAR end of the block). Those things are noxious to get rid of! And also resistant to glyphosate. They have tubers that go deep underground, and on top of that, any little bit left behind - leaf, stem, root, or tuber, can grow roots and start growing all over again. I used a hose to dig them up - dug down into the dirt with water flowing out of an open hose end to both dig and flush the dirt away to cleanly get the tubers and roots out along with of course the entire plant top. I did that for a couple of years.

It's easily been 12 years and to this day I STILL have the occasional sprout showing up. Fortunately they're small and shallow, and I can just pull them if I get them early enough. But some plants like silver lace vine, ailanthus, mimosa, and bermuda grass (which I'll try to finally get rid of this year) take extraordinary measures.



Like ailanthus trees I guess if you can't grow anything else silver lace vines'll do, but both are severe invasive species wherever they've landed on the planet.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:51 PM

BRENDA


It did rain here last night as the roof tops around me were wet this morning. But no rain today. Chance tomorrow then passing again until Wednesday. So we shall see.

KIKI, that fire up Squamish was a slash fire. Someone trying to get rid of brush or something but apparently this last bit it has been pretty dry up there so it got out of hand.

Hopefully that will be the only early one as the fire people on the news said tonight it is not Fire Season yet here in BC.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:00 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


AH! Thanks for looking that up Brenda. Now I know it's not a natural result of the recent weather patterns up there at this point. I truly appreciate you finding the information and passing it along!

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Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:24 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


So, I did some digging around and came up with the Canadian drought monitor, Here's the most recent map:

http://www.agr.gc.ca/atlas/maps_cartes/canadianDroughtMonitor/en/2020/
cdm_2003_en.pdf


Unfortunately, I didn't find any as a jpg or other image file that I could post directly. If you're interested in following this, the updated files are at https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/292646cd-619f-4200-afb1-8b2c52f
984a2#wb-auto-6
... page 2 ... Pre-packaged Maps ... Dataset ... PDF ... English (also one in French)

But looking at the map ... so far, so good for Canada!

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Sunday, April 19, 2020 3:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
AH! Thanks for looking that up Brenda. Now I know it's not a natural result of the recent weather patterns up there at this point. I truly appreciate you finding the information and passing it along!



No worries Kiki. I didn't remember what was said on the news the other night about the fire so looking it up was no problem.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020 3:19 AM

BRENDA


That's good to know Kiki.

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Monday, April 20, 2020 8:27 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


I think we had the last of any rain we're going to get for our rainy season (winter) so this will probably be the total for this season:


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Monday, April 20, 2020 11:41 PM

BRENDA


Still heading for rain on Wednesday according to the weather lady on the news. I guess it is good since we are experiencing one of the driest April's on record.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:37 AM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Still heading for rain on Wednesday according to the weather lady on the news. I guess it is good since we are experiencing one of the driest April's on record.

I think our weather patterns must have swapped, because while you were sunny and dry, we had one of the wettest March/Aprils on record. But now that rain is heading your way, we're looking at 90+ weather and sunshine. So, you're back to rainy and we're back to sunny.

All is back to normal!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:40 AM

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I had a large patch of "Bee's Bliss" groundcover sage that I decided to turn into a garden. So I've been lopping it off and pulling it out. I wasn't too worried about the bees, which LOVE these flowers in later winter/early spring, when nothing else is blooming. But now there are so many other flowers blooming the sage as a food source isn't that important to them. But I discovered, to my regret, that it was a marvellous ladybug habitat! Been tossing the ladybugs into my lima vines where I hope they'll find some aphids, but at some point I should re-make a ladybug-friendly area. All of the green stuff has been pulled up. Tomorrow I hope to bin it all up, and day following dig up the heaviest roots and bermuda grass. After that, torch the dirt and prep the soil with a compost pile that I started a few years ago. A lot of work ahead of me. But I'm sure not going to work Thursday thru next Wednesday because it will be too damn hot. So, indoor work.

I actually have a prepped kitchen garden spot, but nasturtiums have planted themselves in a riot of color and hubby and dd want to keep the flowers. I tried telling them that they'll poop out in a couple of months, but did they listen?

In process got bitten on the wrist by ... something ... which has swelled up and gotten kinda blistery and itches like crazy. It doesn't look like a brown recluse bite, but whatever it was I'm having a helluva localized allergic reaction. Nature takes her revenge!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:22 AM

1KIKI

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
"Bee's Bliss" groundcover sage
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I got this off the inet:



It looks fairly tall. Can it be cut back after other things start blooming to keep it short? I was thinking of planting creeping thyme in a few spots, but I think it blooms much later even though it's naturally really short. I have oxalis which the bees love, and which blooms very early (it sounds like at the same time as bees bliss, because the oxalis is just petering out now as the Mexican evening primrose is starting blooming), but I'm hoping for more and different early bees nectaries.

I hope you find something to keep the itch at bay from your bug bite!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Still heading for rain on Wednesday according to the weather lady on the news. I guess it is good since we are experiencing one of the driest April's on record.

I think our weather patterns must have swapped, because while you were sunny and dry, we had one of the wettest March/Aprils on record. But now that rain is heading your way, we're looking at 90+ weather and sunshine. So, you're back to rainy and we're back to sunny.

All is back to normal!

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I guess so Sig.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:51 PM

BRENDA


Been out for my walk. Woke up with a cramp in my left leg that went from ankle up into my thigh.

It stopped hurting and I thought the walk would work out the sore muscle in my lower leg. It did not.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:08 PM

SIGNYM

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The Bee's Bliss IS fairly tall..up to my knees. I was looking at pruning it back severely, but I'm ripping it out for a vegetable patch instead.

It doesn't prune well. Not that it probably wouldn't come back after severe pruning, but it's ridiculously resistant even to well-sharpened pruners, loppers, and shears. (I tried all of them) It actually rips apart with your hands much more easily because the "joints" are fairly week, so keeping it in check would probably require tearing it apart by hand.

Also, hubby tried burning it in the fireplace. It wouldn't burn, not even the dried-out stuff.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:08 PM

SIGNYM

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Dbl sorry

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:57 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
The Bee's Bliss IS fairly tall..up to my knees. I was looking at pruning it back severely, but I'm ripping it out for a vegetable patch instead.

It doesn't prune well. Not that it probably wouldn't come back after severe pruning, but it's ridiculously resistant even to well-sharpened pruners, loppers, and shears. (I tried all of them) It actually rips apart with your hands much more easily because the "joints" are fairly week, so keeping it in check would probably require tearing it apart by hand.

Also, hubby tried burning it in the fireplace. It wouldn't burn, not even the dried-out stuff.

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OK! Well, that's off my list!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:58 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Brenda, I'm sorry your troubles with leg cramps has stricken you again.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:20 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Hey Sigs...

I know you're burning your weeds, but I was wondering if you've ever gotten any use out of that Round Up sprayer. It's great for bug spray too.


I just sprayed a few gallons of it today around the house and the garage. I had left about 2/3rds of a gallon of it that I had in there from last year (I didn't follow the directions and I shouldn't have done that).

Sure enough, about halfway through using that old stuff the firehose went down to a trickle. When I finally opened it up after realizing I wasn't going to get it going again by shaking or banging anything I saw that there was a lot of crap built up around the hose entry and figured I screwed this one up and it was shot now.

But I was able to pull the hose out and clean it off and it works as good as new. Unlike the cheap models, this one has a little yellow plastic filter at the end of the hose and that seemed to be all it needed to keep the crap from clogging up the hose like a lifetime diet of McDonalds does to your arteries.

I'm throwing out all three of my old ones now, and I'm going to open up the second Round Up I bought last year so I have one for the bugs and one for the weed killer. These things should last me years as long as I follow the directions and clean it out by spraying straight water through them when I'm done.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:39 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Signy

I've been considering native perennial clovers (trifolium) because I don't know if annuals reseed themselves or not. Most of these are native to the central valley so I wonder how they'd do here. Also, there's a question of getting seeds. Anyway, here are some early bloomers with subspecies (subspecies very generally seem to have the same bloom period) listed.

https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/512x768/0000_0000/0115/2052.jpeg
Trifolium longipes (march thru may)


ssp. atrorubens

https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/512x768/0000_0000/0210/0546.jpeg
ssp. hansenii

https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/128x192/0000_0000/1202/0133.jpeg
ssp. shastense



https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/512x768/0000_0000/0404/0978.jpeg
Trifolium variegatum (march thru july)

https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/512x768/0000_0000/1112/1994.jpeg
var. major


And this I'd plant even though it blooms during the summer because it's so darn pretty!

Trifolium wormskioldii



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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:04 PM

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Hey Sigs...

I know you're burning your weeds, but I was wondering if you've ever gotten any use out of that Round Up sprayer. It's great for bug spray too.


I just sprayed a few gallons of it today around the house and the garage. I had left about 2/3rds of a gallon of it that I had in there from last year (I didn't follow the directions and I shouldn't have done that).

Sure enough, about halfway through using that old stuff the firehose went down to a trickle. When I finally opened it up after realizing I wasn't going to get it going again by shaking or banging anything I saw that there was a lot of crap built up around the hose entry and figured I screwed this one up and it was shot now.

But I was able to pull the hose out and clean it off and it works as good as new. Unlike the cheap models, this one has a little yellow plastic filter at the end of the hose and that seemed to be all it needed to keep the crap from clogging up the hose like a lifetime diet of McDonalds does to your arteries.

I'm throwing out all three of my old ones now, and I'm going to open up the second Round Up I bought last year so I have one for the bugs and one for the weed killer. These things should last me years as long as I follow the directions and clean it out by spraying straight water through them when I'm done.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Oh yeah, I posted earlier but with all the Covid-stuff I guess you missed it.

I have been using that concentrated glyphosate that you recommended. And I did have a Roundup sprayer already ... it works sweet!!!... but I didn't want to mix up glyphosate in it and accidently kill plant later when I used it for something else.

Still, the weeds around here being what they are ...

I find that the torch works more immediately but the glyphsate is more permanent, I get a lot more resprouting wth the torch. So I torch twice and spray once. The spray is really good to get close to plants the I want to keep, if I get too close with the torch it singes them. Happy with the way both are working together, it really really reduces the amount of weed-pulling.

But there is ONE weed, I don't know what it is, I mentioned this to KIKI: I torched them brutally, watched the leaves and stems turn to ash all the way to the ground. They resprouted! So I drenched them with glyphosate and it left them totally unfazed.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:59 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Oh yeah - the buds on my hollyleaf and Catalina Island cherry trees are just starting to break into bloom, so they'll make a nice transition from the oxalis to the privet.

cherry


privet

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:46 PM

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Brenda, I'm sorry your troubles with leg cramps has stricken you again.




At least they aren't as bad or as often as when I was living at the crappy place. Still very frustrating.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:48 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Hey Sigs...

I know you're burning your weeds, but I was wondering if you've ever gotten any use out of that Round Up sprayer. It's great for bug spray too.


I just sprayed a few gallons of it today around the house and the garage. I had left about 2/3rds of a gallon of it that I had in there from last year (I didn't follow the directions and I shouldn't have done that).

Sure enough, about halfway through using that old stuff the firehose went down to a trickle. When I finally opened it up after realizing I wasn't going to get it going again by shaking or banging anything I saw that there was a lot of crap built up around the hose entry and figured I screwed this one up and it was shot now.

But I was able to pull the hose out and clean it off and it works as good as new. Unlike the cheap models, this one has a little yellow plastic filter at the end of the hose and that seemed to be all it needed to keep the crap from clogging up the hose like a lifetime diet of McDonalds does to your arteries.

I'm throwing out all three of my old ones now, and I'm going to open up the second Round Up I bought last year so I have one for the bugs and one for the weed killer. These things should last me years as long as I follow the directions and clean it out by spraying straight water through them when I'm done.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Oh yeah, I posted earlier but with all the Covid-stuff I guess you missed it.

I have been using that concentrated glyphosate that you recommended. And I did have a Roundup sprayer already ... it works sweet!!!... but I didn't want to mix up glyphosate in it and accidently kill plant later when I used it for something else.

Still, the weeds around here being what they are ...

I find that the torch works more immediately but the glyphsate is more permanent, I get a lot more resprouting wth the torch. So I torch twice and spray once. The spray is really good to get close to plants the I want to keep, if I get too close with the torch it singes them. Happy with the way both are working together, it really really reduces the amount of weed-pulling.

But there is ONE weed, I don't know what it is, I mentioned this to KIKI: I torched them brutally, watched the leaves and stems turn to ash all the way to the ground. They resprouted! So I drenched them with glyphosate and it left them totally unfazed.

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If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

#WEARAMASK



Nice. Do you have the model of Round Up sprayer that I sent you a while back or one of the ones that you get with a pre-mixed solution? I had one of those and I'm going to pitch it after using this one for two seasons. Its the best sprayer I've ever used.


I'm going to be using that glyphosate myself, probably tomorrow.

How much was that torch?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:35 PM

BRENDA


The rain is back.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:18 PM

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Originally posted by Brenda:
The rain is back.

Over here it's hot and sunny. Friday is predicted to be almost 100F!

Too hot!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:10 PM

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SIX: Nice. Do you have the model of Round Up sprayer that I sent you a while back or one of the ones that you get with a pre-mixed solution? I had one of those and I'm going to pitch it after using this one for two seasons. Its the best sprayer I've ever used.
I'm going to be using that glyphosate myself, probably tomorrow.
How much was that torch?

Not sure if it's the exact same, but very similar.
Torch was pretty expensive .. I got the 100,000 BTU model but with the "trigger grip" that lets you go from "pilot" to "flame jet". I wouldn't get anything bigger, but the trigger grip is really handy. Don't recall the exact price, but over $100. I'm sure you can find cheaper! We have a hand truck and some bungee cords that let me trail the propane after me.



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