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    Ducks Ragtag 2019 gardening

    The cleanup of the stall. It took 30 minutes and a large wheelbarrow full of wet bedding, wet dusty OLD bedding (in front of the stall on the mat) to get to this point.
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    Ducks Ragtag 2019 gardening

    The chickens fared better. No snow in the coop. Admittedly, I didn't check on them until Monday afternoon, BUT, their heated dog water bowl is still working and the had a full bowl of feed. I had put up wood on the north and west side about a week ago. WHO KNEW I would need it this soon?!?!?
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    Ducks Ragtag 2019 gardening

    November snowstorm, Buster Brown Stall: I had done my chores Monday morning, cleaned the stalls and gone into town. I forgot to close the door outside of this stall and came home to the following~
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    Ducks Ragtag 2019 gardening

    I will post at home, and then edit these at the office today, 11-14-19 First, here is how the tomatoes are ripening. Maybe a quart and a pint to can tomorrow. I combined the vanilla I had bought locally with the vanilla I had bought in Mexico several years ago--which leaked, hence the yellow...
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    By the by ~ have you noticed the price of Vanilla

    SOOOO glad I read this! I was thinking of throwing out my old vanilla, but now I will use it up. I have plenty to bake with this season. Where can I buy vanilla beans? Strike that, I went to "beanilla". What is the recipe for vanilla infusion?
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    Weather Where You Are

    2 above this morning. Records have been shattered.
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    Weather Where You Are

    We got 3 inches and Some serious drifting. I cleaned stalls but didn't close one of them and got home to a snowy horse stall!! Fortunately, I removed the snow covered straw and replaced it, so that horse had a dry bed last night. Low of 7 above F and expected to be the same tonight. This is...
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    the return of a semi-feral kitty

    PLS consider planting catnip next year to keep your orange friend around. I will remind you, that when the slumlord neighbors across the street moved out, they left years of garbage in their garage, IT attracted RATS!!!, who moved in UNDER the chicken coop, where I have a dog enclosure run...
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    Weather Where You Are

    TODAY, 56 for a high, through late afternoon. THEN...the bottom drops out and by Tuesday morning, 11 degrees F!!! There ARE no words for this. 🤬
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    Ducks Ragtag 2019 gardening

    I keep losing my camera!! I left it the old truck, which is STILL in My garage!!! :barnie So... after mulching my gladiolas in the bed North of the garage, east side, I took some gladiola bulbs that might make it upstairs. If you recall, I brought a big, ceramic pot upstairs this time last...
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    Weather Where You Are

    The ONLY annuals that haven't wilted to pieces are my 18 inch tall Bright Lights Swiss Chard, that I planted bc they are pretty and they are 4 ft from the west foundation of the house. GO FIGURE!!! Everything else is dead as a door nail. I covered my Brussels Sprouts with heavy plastic and...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Good plans @Prairie Rose. I am less worried about stepping on metal and MORE worried that one of my horses will be impaled running and being stupid. Horses also don't look both ways crossing a street. NOT fond of the old fencing set in concrete, but I cannot understand why it would be...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    I broke off the tops of the gladiolas that I planted in my bed on the north side of the garage, next to the big cement thing that I unearthed a few years ago and moved. It had had a previous fence post in it, and had a broken metal piece sticking out of it. I had had a cinder block on top of...
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    one last project - praying to the weather gods for another week

    Your best bet is today and next Sunday.
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