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j flynn

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Hi, I once stopped to grab the sides of a crib on the side of the road and the homeowner came out and wanted to help me take the whole crib. I said I just needed the sides to make a A-frame for the melons to clime on.The look on his face when he realized that was a great idea was priceless and I asked if he wanted to keep the crib , he said no. I have several crib a-frames I use in the garden for vines and lettuce goes under it where it is cooler. I also use an upside down wire tomato cage  that has the ends tied closed for vines in a flower pot to clime up.
7 months ago
Hi,
Here is a website called Hipcamp.com. It is listings for camping on private land. This sounds like a great way to make extra money if you have some place for anyone to camp-in a tent or more. Check it out !
1 year ago
Just saw the movie "Biggest Little Farm. I highly recommend it. It was interesting to see the learning process and the lessons learned, all without being preachy . This is a good film to help the general public gain an understanding permaculture and how the whole picture should work. So if it comes to your area go see it and take a non-believer with you.
1 year ago
Hi, I have access to some oak for fire wood. It has english and posion ivy on it. I have pulled the vines off but the small root hairs from the posion ivy remain on the bark. This would be used next winter. Will it be ok to burn? I don't want any posion ivy smoke to cause problems. Anybody have experience with this ?
1 year ago
Thanks, I looked more images and yes they all look like my bug. My mom will be glad to know that not much harm will be done to her garden. Thanks again
2 years ago
Hello, I finally got up to Vt. Here is a photo of the bug in question. There seem to be less of them now and I was not able to take a very close up photo. Any clue as to what this is?
2 years ago
I live next to conservation land and there are too many deer in the area. Last year they ate everything in my yard. This year I put up 7 foot wildlife netting on the back and sides of the yard and put stakes with 30 lb test fishing line in the front. and also bought 2 Guardian sensors to watch the driveway( they sense large movement and emit a ultrasonic sound while flashing a bright light). So far I have had no damage inside the fencing while outside the  plants are eaten. Cost was low-posts from Job Lot and netting from Lowes, the sensors online and they can use ac power or rechargable batteries. In the past I have tried scent and flashing tape on single plants but nothing worked for long. And the birds don't get caught in the netting and the fox and fisher have found a way through even though the bottom of the netting is pegged down every couple of feet(deer will go under as well as over).
2 years ago
Hi, I got nettle seeds from baker creek and followed instructions but have not been able to get any to grow. I also have been unable to find any growing wild in this area and have an area in my yard I could use. I have read how good they are to eat and use for tea. Any hint for growing?
Hi, My mom,who lives in Brattleboro has a new bug in her garden. Unfortunately she does not have a smart phone and I do not have a photo. It is between 1/3 and 1/2 inch long, oval shape,does not fly when disturbed,it borrows into the soil, is reddish-orange with two black stripes that go the length of its body,the stripes curve but do not touch at the center of its back--sort of like this )( . She has never seen them before and wants to know if they are harmful to her garden. I am on the coast south of Boston and can not find any info in any of my books.  Anyone in southern Vermont have any clues?
2 years ago
I am in a zone 6b near the coast, dry sandy soil where I want to plant. I was looking into mountain laurel or a serviceberry but am not sure how much shade they will tolerate and still grow well.
2 years ago