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  • flowerweaver 20 Jan 2015
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    New bees and green cotton

    Photo-upload-422110?1421892811 Since the new year, we've had a half an inch of rain. Quite a few bluebonnets have sprouted and I am giving them supplemental water hoping for a beautiful field this year, having only had one last year. Sunday I had the good fortune of finding a bee swarm on the lawn of a local church where we...
    Clear 20°C / 68°F
  • redloon 25 Jan 2015
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    Photos and status updates: Asparagus shoots, Trillium bloom, Pussy Willow fuzziness, Kale harvest

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    Clear 13°C / 55°F
  • rainymountain 23 Jan 2015
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    El Nino winter

    Photo-upload-422172?1422057548 "West Columbia Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected. A Pineapple Express that's bringing a copious amount of rain to the B.C. coast has spilled moisture over to the North and West Columbia regions in the form of snow. Snowfall accumulations could locally reach 15 centimetre...
    Snow 0°C / 32°F
  • xan 24 Jan 2015
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    Indoors and outdoors

    Photo-upload-422319?1422127324 I got my extended period of what passes for "warmth" in a Chicago winter-- several days between 35 and the low 40s. Managed to unfreeze the pond, knock the massive ice chunks into the hole and then refill it. Switched the pump to the shallow end and the heater to the deep end, so hopefully that f...
    Partly Cloudy 7°C / 45°F
  • Carol 21 Jan 2015
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    Garden maintenance

    Photo-upload-422132?1421935311 It has taken me a few days to catch up journalling my garden activities of late. However, Monday I had a very productive day in the garden. Several days earlier the new solar pond fountain had arrived. As it was still the holiday period and I had interstate guests visiting I did not have a ...
    Light Rain Showers 26°C / 79°F
  • GeorgeSr 23 Jan 2015
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    Hilled the potatoes

    When planting the potatoes in the Root pouches, I rolled down the sides to about three inches before planting the potatoes. Today, I rolled up the sides and filled the pouch to the top.
    Overcast 1°C / 34°F
  • Kevalsha 23 Jan 2015
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    Peppers from the U.K.

    My daughter's friend, Jay Northall, sent her some pepper seeds. He grows these in the U.K. 1. Red Habanero - Mild heat (not the usual heat) 2. Marconi Giant Sweet Red 3. Bolivian Rainbow 4. Spanish Cayenne Extra long 5. Golden Cayenne We are very thankful for his sharing these an...
    Overcast 22°C / 72°F
  • halhurst 24 Jan 2015
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    Tilapia housecleaning day

    Photo-upload-422334?1422164240 It has been practically impossible to do a census of my fish due to the dark background of the river rocks, plus the cinder blocks I placed in there were very popular hiding places. At one point there were several fish inside each of three different blocks- heads or tails sticking far beyond the...
    Clear 22°C / 72°F
  • rainymountain 27 Jan 2015
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    The Pineapple Express

    Photo-upload-422439?1422410363 The Pineapple Express seemed to have run out of steam by the time it reached us. None of the expected rainfall and none of the extraordinarily high temperatures, just a steady +2C day and night which turned the snow we did get into inches of slush. All Friday night snow slid from the roof with gr...
    Overcast 2°C / 36°F

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