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teresa quintero

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I think another side to this is that a lot of people prefer to go through someone else rather than hunt for the knowledge. Maybe they don't have the time, or maybe not a clue what to look for, or even not sure what is valid info, or what is hype.
2 months ago

Huxley Harter wrote:Apparently there are a few outbreaks of a new coronavirus, what herbs can help one prevent and treat it?

This may have already been posted, if not, with my COPD I think it is worth sitting in the sun every day for me.
4 months ago
My sincerest sympathies and prayers for you and family!
7 months ago
I couldn't find the emoticons anywhere, which would imply none are available.

Hoping this copy/paste works.


The point being shorthand for I feel for you, the ups and the downs.
8 months ago
I certainly fit here! So often I struggle, but thankfully had learned how to search for another way long before becoming disabled.
8 months ago

paul wheaton wrote:

Consider for a moment that the leaves of the tree are typically on the outside edge of the canopy.   Branches hold up leaves and fruit.  The leaves are the little solar collectors giving the tree food - for the fruit, the roots, the bark, the wood and the leaves themselves.  The wood doesn't need very much - so let's ignore that for now.  Consider the rest.  If we are low on energy (food) the tree will be sickly and the fruit will be lame.  But if we are loaded with energy, then the try is has vibrant good health and the fruit is excellent.   

What if we can keep the leaf count the same, but drastically reduce the energy needs?  Could that help move us into the vibrant direction?    What can we eliminate?  We can't eliminate roots.  We don't want to eliminate the leaves.  Eliminating wood won't make much difference because the wood doesn't take much energy.   But we might be able to eliminate some of the bark.

Suppose you have two limbs that are parallel to each other and they are the same in nearly every respect - only since they are right next to each other, one has leaves on the left side and one has leaves on the right side.   If you cut out one of those limbs, the other limb will eventually fill out leaves on the other side (okay, there is a lot more going on here, but let's keep it simple for now).  You will have eliminated half of the bark while maintaining the leaf count.   

Ok, I'll bite. How else would you get rid of extra bark?

Unless I missed something, which I may very well have done.
9 months ago
The Subject line may be misleading. Depending on the state of the trailer I'm thinking of just the basic, not rehabbing it to the extent it was as if new. It would be new floor and shell, both insulated, nothing more.  Would that still be a costly undertaking?
10 months ago
I'm curious as to what the estimated cost would be for rehabbing or building from scratch a small trailer assuming the undercarriage is in good condition.

The plan would be either repair the shell, or build a shell insulating it and the floor.
11 months ago

Matt Leger wrote:

You guys have inspired me to try my best to extend my own growing window. I'm in zone 5b so I'm limited by what I can do considering our harsh winters but honestly, if I could get even an extra week or two, I'd be happy.

What kind of stuff are you growing this year? What's your climate like? Peas all year round is amazing! You're so lucky!

I don't know how I would do in real winters. We have them here where I am between San Francisco and Sacramento, but no snow, etc. Sometimes frost. Gratefully we have had rain the last few years, except where there had been fires. I mean I would have preferred the rain wasn't so bad where it could have flooded making bad situations even worse.

I just lucked out with the peas. The front of the house faces east with the garage extending to make something like an "L" shape which I believe made a microclimate, keeping the temp higher than it would have been. I was surprised at having peas most of the winter. That was a trip!! But then came spring and the peas died from some caterpiller which I hadn't caught in time. Oh well. They hadn't done that well in the summer anyway. So as long as I am here I will plant peas come late fall. The green beans had done well last summer, I'm having a hard time getting them going this year. The tomatoes wintered and are doing fine, except for the one in the back yard. The back is the coldest I think. On top of that our weather hadn't decided what it was going to be for a while. May not have decided yet.

But I am having fun with I have and what I can do.

1 year ago