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I think we’ll make it without cucumber withdrawals! The bathtub cukes will be edible before we’ve eaten that dozen or so taken when the greenhouse was shut down!
 

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It’s time to start feeding the birds and 3 hours after hanging this neck section i had 3 Magpies show up. I’ve had them arrive within 20 min before but this year i’ve not seen the first one; they have an uncanny nature when it comes to finding a meal.
My desire is to feed the little guys and they get there’s but the bigger birds always seem to run the show. I save all the rib sections and replace them when they get too thin; always trying to keep something on the table for them till spring! This year i’m putting up a total of 3 sides so the birds are in for a treat. These next two sides are Yak too; pretty exotic bird feed.

Probably peculiar to some but it makes me feel good to keep an eye on the little guys!
 

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August 19th starts were potted, this afternoon i’ll take the first one! Roughly 70 days, but well worth the effort. I realize; i wont win any prize for my shoddy record keeping, but hey; i’ll take a trophy cuke any day And for many days to come.
 

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Yes they are. Here’s the first one and all this cucumber talk got me to thinking so i looked back at that group i picked when closing the greenhouse and realized; they kept for nearly a month in the fridge!! Best we’ve ever done with store bought cukes was around 2 weeks at most.
As with most thing’s, diet is the key. In the case of my cukes they’re on a strict diet of fermented rabbit urine, black strap molasses and liquid kelp! Once a week a half oz in a 5 liter watering can! Ironically most people don’t understand that the Light is actually the food, the additional nutrients are there for the microbes sake.🤓 It’s all part of the Organic philosophy “feed the soil, not the plant”!
 

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My poor willow couldnt hold up all the ice.😕 This is the worst but i’ve got others around the property that will be ugly in the spring.

However after plowing with a wheeler all those years, im liking a truck plow pretty well. Warm, dry, great visibility and with chains all around and 4wd; it’s kinda like a tractor!

I keep asking Ruthy if she’d like to go on a plow date with me, she’s not as enthusiastic about all that as i am.
 

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