Maggie Oliver

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I don't know Rick... but it could be fun to see. Dogs so rarely get the chance to give into their nature these days.
8 years ago
I have found that a small pack of dachshunds is quite the answer to rodents. Maybe invite some of the local "dirt dog" club out for some sport.
I know it isn't the answer for some, but they are designed to get vermin.
Fair warning...a doxie on trail can sound like someone is killing it.
8 years ago
Sure...let me try to find a favorite. Might have to waut till the apple butter gets into jars.
Right now our finances are in the tank. (Insert hard luck story here)
Therefore I am only able to go the free route.
However I would happily go for transcribing the podcasts!
Rick, I made a felt flat weighted with a metal washer so it hangs right. It just folds over the top of the computer camera. Harms nothing and is easily removed to use the camera when you want to.
8 years ago
Truthfully I don't know when I started. My Grandparents probably had much to do with it. They were Victorian raised and gardens, nature, and doing for oneself were very important aspects of the family. I can remember my Grandmother explaining to me about the connection of kitchen scraps and having fish for dinner. Her compost pile was at the back of the yard by the burn barrel. My Grandfather would sit outside in the yard and the small birds would come and land on him for their breakfast and loving session. My parents gardened and one of the family activities was going for long walks in the local forests and parks to see what was going to be for dinner. We found everything from morels to pawpaws. So when I became a hippie-ish young mother and had my own family I learned the connection between doing for oneself and the pocketbook.
Now I am learning about aquaponics to do away with as much agro chemicals as I can.
I don't know when I first heard of permaculture...for me it was probably in the '70's, though the principles have always been with me as the family really stressed being a steward of the earth.
8 years ago
Welcome Looby! The forums have been such a learning experience for me. Thanks for the contest!!
8 years ago
I pine for season extenders such as a green house. Living in Colorado Springs really makes my season much shorter than it could be. I do have a great living room that has many windows that face south (little old house that was before such good ideas) so my living room is my green room right now. Not a green house but I am growing some dwarf citrus in here as well as salad greens and house plants. The citrus isn't old enough to let fruit yet, but the smell when they go into flower is worth all the space. They summer outside just fine.
Banana I have not tried yet.... hmmmm
8 years ago


To qualify, your display name needs to be a proper first and last name. "Hatfield" was a name assigned to folks when we moved to the new software. Click on "My Profile" and then "Name Change Request form" and submit a new name is either your real name, or sounds like a real name.

All done! Thanks for the heads up!
MSM is really good and I use it on a fairly regular basis. I have crystals and have even been known to crave them... yucky as they are. I like to use it in a lotion or salve that I am fond of.
8 years ago