Steve Thorn wrote:
Kathleen Sanderson wrote:My grandmother had a Damson on her old place on the Oregon Coast and the fruit were my favorite of all her plums (she had several). They are a bit small, but delicious.
I've heard they have a good tangy favor, was that true for the ones you ate?
I've also heard they are famous for preserves. Did anyone ever make any good jam or other preserves from them?
Malcolm Thomas wrote:I,m looking for Walipini people , where can i find them on the forum , tentative thoughts on building one in a depression that faces south .
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:I happened to meet this topic 'accidentally'.
I see it's going in some different directions. So it's OK if I give my opinion on some things I read here as well.
It's on 'intelligence' ('being intelligent'). What exactly is intelligence? Is it the ability to do well at school, to have high scores in tests? About the IQ being a number that remains the same during someone's life I heard different opinions, all 'scientific'...
Once in my life I did an IQ test. It was a test I had to do for school (to know which further education would be best for me). Some days before the test my mother started practicing with me ... She had a book on IQ-tests, with examples. My score on the test was very high! I think that does not tell I am very 'smart', but that I am a very good learner, that I was prepared well.
According to me an IQ-test is very one-sided. It tests the kind of intelligence that's needed for the European (and Northern American) education system. Only that, nothing more.
So I don't know if discussing the influence of the diet on the IQ will be of any value ...
Nicole Alderman wrote:Today I had a bit of a revelation. Chickens eat bindweed/morning glory, right? I've got a nasty patch of the stuff that I've been trying to keep from reaching my garden. I've tried pulling it, out compeating it with blackberries (it's no longer in the blackberry patch, but is in my) grass, and planting buckwheat to inhibit it. Each thing has made a dent, and kept it from spreading. But, it's still there in my grass, mocking me.
The area is pretty large. It's the area below my wellhouse. I'll try to get a better picture later, but here's two that I already have (the first is a close-up from when I planted buckwheat in attempts to inhibit the bindweed):
I'm wondering if I could just put their existing house there, and fence in Bindweed Land (which is probably 500-800 sqft) and let them do their chickeny thing there for a while, eating the bindweed and tearing up the roots. And then, after they've done their merry destruction for a year or two, I could think about a tractor system or something else and replant the area with buckwheat, oats and other feed?
Would this kill the bindweed for me? Or, would it just kill the grass and then the little bitty roots that the chickens left would re sprout into a bigger, worse mess?