Trace Oswald wrote: I grow those cherries as well. I have Carmen jewel, romeo, and juliet varieties. They are bush cherries, and while they are considered sour cherries, they have high sugar content and are supposed to be very good for fresh eating. Mine aren't producing yet so I can't comment on that. Uni of S says they are zone 2 hardy.
Meg Knox wrote:
I'd actually be really interested in fucking with some strange apple types. I read an excerpt from Michael Pollan's book The Botany of Desire, and learned a bit about apple diversity. There are so many bizarre apple types we've never seen, and every seed is unique! And apparently there's a guy who will send you random seeds for free, so why not! I figure some might be inedible (as very very many are considered), but might serve well as apple cider vinegar for cosmetic use or something. That's kind of my attitude with the whole place honestly: Fuck around and find out. I'm just looking to try out anything, and see what I can make of it.
Very excited to get started on my lil experiment, and very much appreciate the advice.
Carla Burke wrote:
Unfortunately, not so much.
I'd like to throw another option out there. A cheap wood burning tool is easy to use, and if you burn deeply, it's very difficult to sand off, and even under heavy paint, the changed texture is difficult to hide. A cheap engraving tool can do the same on solid metal tools
Remelle Burton wrote:
Jess Dee wrote:I know at various times, I've threatened to paint all the tool handles hot pink, due to tool losses. I don't think I could pick just one favorite tool, myself. I have favorite tools for specific jobs, though, for sure!
I have had to do this in the field (oil and gas patch) since the boys seem to like 'borrowing' the closest tools and don't use their own. I switched to pink buckets, pink camo tools and I paint everything pink. they got wise to me and brought a can of black spray paint to go over my pink. Now I just lock things up. I didn't mind them using them, but when they'd dropped my 2# sledges down the 'hole' more than 3 times, I got over having to supply that subcontractor any more tools. It definitely was easier to find my tools in a snow storm though.