Judith Browning

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just recently moved to a small rural town after forty years in the woods......
Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
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It seems to be working great and is easy to add or subtract 'phrases'.
Hi Nick, You are in one of the best areas in the state! We love Eureka and have quite a few friends there.

I think if we had made a conscious choice of where to land in this state near Eureka would have been at the top of the list...and probably Fayetteville.

Lovely craft and music and food community......

Land with springs is such a bonus!
13 hours ago

so what do you say if we just go with examples of how people got together for a while,

I'll play!

We lived next door to each other in college...me in what I think is called a 'hippie commune' ....he would come over to help sort 'People's Food' orders, and hang out.  Early on, in the coffee house on campus, I asked him if I could catch a ride home, he said sure and we went out to main street and hitched.  It was all about sharing what we were doing anyway until eventually we were living together....no big deal dates, although we had some mind altering experiences that brought us much closer.

More than forty years later that's what our relationship is still...doing what we do naturally and talking and having interesting experiences together.  No 'moves' or 'gimmicks' or 'game' as has been discussed in this thread.

If you have been following what is going on with Q you will have some idea.

Monsato was evicted from Russia... now they are doing extremely well.

Who is 'Q' ?

Do you mean that now Monsanto is doing extremely well or Russia?

If you didn't already know, POTUS used to be a Democrat.

My opinion is that 45 is an opportunist, never a republican or democrat.

a card carrying Green

2 days ago

William Whitson wrote:

Judith Browning wrote:
They are out of stock for several of the dahlia varieties but maybe that's a seasonal thing?

We usually harvest dahlias around Thanksgiving and it takes a few weeks after that to get them cleaned up and listed in the catalog.  I expect to have tubers of four good edible varieties from our trials this year and we should also have plenty of true seed.

Odds of getting a good edible from D. coccinea are a bit better than D. pinnata.

We have taste tested several hundred ornamental varieties and selected 5 that had good flavor, so the odds of getting a good one from standard ornamental varieties aren't that great.  Crosses made between the best tasting varieties turn out about 20% progeny with good flavor, so there is plenty of potential for selecting good tasting varieties if you are willing to do a little work.

Take it easy the first few times you eat them in case you turn out to be sensitive to inulin.  Most people tolerate them very well, but anyone with fructose malabsorption is going to have a bad time.

Thank you very much William for all of this information. 

I'm adding the link to your site here https://www.cultivariable.com/catalog/dahlia/ in case anyone missed it the first time above.

Should I go ahead and order now to be in line when the seeds are ready? just saw at your site that you don't preorder.

It sounds like anyone who has problems with the inulin in jerusalem artichokes might want to stay away from dahlia tubers then? 

I'd like to try to save seed from the ones I'm growing this year.

2 days ago

What do you all like to work on when you're low energy or at the end of a tiring day?

My friend suggested a long time ago (she is a massage therapist and the one who taught me about ayurvedic) that one way to energize is 'legs up the wall' .  It is very helpful when I remember to do it gets blood flowing and is also a nice time to quiet my mind as well.

Here's a 'how to' from this site https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/balanced-living/exercise-fitness/legs-up-the-wall-pose/

Begin by sitting on the floor with a wall next to your side. Your legs should be stretched out straight in front of you. Exhale and gently lie down on your back, engage your core and hip muscles to bring your legs up into the air with the bottoms of your feet pointing to the ceiling.
Pivot your body so the backs of your legs are now touching the wall. Bring your sitting bones flush to the ground and as close to the wall as possible so your torso and legs create a 90-degree angle.
Relax your neck and place your hands on your belly or to your sides with palms facing up. Focus on your breathing and with each breath release any stress or anxiety, starting from your feet and down through your body.
Stay in the Legs Up the Wall Pose for five to 20 minutes. To come out of the pose, gently press the bottoms of your feet into the wall and roll to one side, making sure you support your legs until they reach the ground. Stay on the ground for a few seconds until sitting up so as to avoid lightheadedness.

    Provides anxiety and stress relief
    Therapeutic relief for, headaches, arthritis, high blood pressure, low blood pressure
    Relieves menstrual and menopause symptoms
    Stretches hip and leg muscles including hamstrings and calves
    Relieves swelling, cramping and fatigue in legs and feet
    Relieves lower back pain

Sometimes though, I think we just need a nap
but we've been conditioned to think that it is bad to take the time out for one when there are things that need doing. 
4 days ago

Dale, it might be that no one feels hit upon when you tell a stranger in a restaurant they are 'hot' and as you say, your ways work for you...I think a young guy telling that to a young girl could be misconstrued, very likely inappropriate and a cause of awkwardness.

I think some of those anecdotes are interesting although maybe not all the best advice for "How to meet girls.  Things every young guy should know." ?

Henry Jabel wrote:I had no idea they were edible. However it looks like this is the edible one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahlia_coccinea
as it says it was 'used as a food source by the Aztecs'. So as most garden dahlias are hybrids that might explain why they are a bit hit and miss. I shall have to borrow a few from my customers to try.

I don't believe they are all edible.  I don't know if that means just unpalatable or something more.

This year I'm only growing the ones listed as edible.

The picture of the one in your link looks just like the red one I have here...the petals have a really nice flavor.
5 days ago

Hitting on women who were too polite to tell you what they really thought.

Exactly...don't assume anything...change is coming but oh so slow.
Many women are still brought up to be polite no matter what and to laugh things off even if they feel offended.