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Plain Jane

I have not worked outside much lately. Brutal heat first, then daily thunderstorms that have me not want to be outside on the hill.  Hopefully that will settle down in a few days. I have taken the opportunity to go … Continue reading

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Externalizing Costs and Arsenic in Soil

Arsenic in soil is widespread and extremely toxic in part because it accumulates in our bodies.  It is just one way businesses externalizes costs onto others, and is so widespread it is hard to calculate the damage. I bought acreage … Continue reading

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Navajo Weaving Loom and Spindle

A Navajo spindle and weaving loom just went on my wish list. They do not take up much space and are easy to make yourself.  Hah… I knew there was something more appropriate than spending thousands of dollars for a … Continue reading

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Monsanto Reputation Hurts Bayer Stock Price

After Monsanto failed to acquire Syngenta, Bayer has now bid on Monsanto. Doing so created a drop in Bayer’s share price and many Bayer stockholders want no part of Monsanto. This seems an odd match up to me, because Bayer … Continue reading

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Scarlet Globemallow Blooming (Spharalcea coccinea)

I saw my first Scarlet Globemallow bloom of the season. I have a lot of these little flowers, and a lot of their first cousins Narrowleaf Globemallow (Spharalcea angustifolia), which won’t bloom for at least a month. These are hardy … Continue reading

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Spring Planting, Loran Strawberries (Fragaria x ananassa)

I planted six Loran Strawberries today in my blueberry bed. The tag suggested I plant these 6 inches apart because they are not as inclined to set runners as many strawberries, and are touted for container growing.  I gave them … Continue reading

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Unhappy Tax Day

Have a calm and peaceful Tax Day if you can!

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