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  1. Dee


    Littlesister...I use Liquid Fence, Deer and Rabbit Repellent. It's the smell that chases them off and it's not poisonous to animals. Is that what you use? I do have to spray after each rain.
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    Did you know you can keep carrots in your refrigerator all winter long? I dug these last fall. I rinsed off the mud and stored them in gallon bags. The ones on the counter are what I used today to make Swiss steak for dinner. Two peeled the others waiting. Those in the bag show they get a little hairy and the stems may start growing a little but cut the ends off each carrot, peel and voila delicious carrots....fresh or cooked. I'm sorry to say that those in the bag are the end of my carrots so I'll have to start buying them soon. So, ladies get your carrots planted to have a good supply for those soups, stews, etc. next winter. Happy gardening!
  3. Dee

    Sad update

    I'm so sorry for you loss Momo.
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    Are any of you Diana Gabaldon fans? You know, Outlander, etc? Well, I just read that BEES, her next and 9th book in the Outlander series is finished and will hopefully be out in a few months. I've been waiting, it seems like, forever! Keep reading!
  5. We mow 5-6 acres at least once a week. Depending on the rain sometimes it's twice a week. I usually do the mowing BUT I can guarantee you I use a rider, not a push mower.
  6. Dee

    Bitter Cold

    Well, aren't we Iowan's kind! We saw on the news this morning that Texas is not a part of the power grid with the rest of the U.S. They're all on their own. Those of us out here, I don't know what size area, lost our juice but our little town had it the whole time, including the 2 big companies in town. Since it was only 45 minutes it wasn't bad BUT I hope if they make it a longer one another time they have the companies close down for the duration and let we farm homes keep it.
  7. Dee

    Bitter Cold

    Yes! First I've ever experienced but sure enough, we had one this morning. We still live in the same area as when you visited but 1/4 mile west.
  8. Dee

    Bitter Cold

    We were hit with a rolling blackout out this morning with a temp. of -18. It only lasted 45 minutes so there were no problems. I have a cousin spending the winter in Southern Texas in a 5th wheel trailer. She said they woke up to 32 this morning in their trailer. Brrrr! She said they go to Texas, from Iowa, for the warmth and yet she's never woken to a temp like that in her house in Iowa. Just a miserable weather time we're going through.
  9. Dee

    Bitter Cold

    Are you saying they won't even buy new paperbacks or subscribe to new magazines?
  10. Dee

    Bitter Cold

    Weren't you taught to share Homey? Me too, so I'm happy to pass the nastiness on! I don't remember 3 years ago but I know they've been talking on the news how cold it was. That's the pits about your apple trees. I hope spring is nice and all your blossoms set.
  11. Good afternoon Krystalbear93. Glad you've joined us.
  12. Dee

    Frozen Pipes

    Yesterday one sink and the bathtub in my bathroom froze up. DH got them thawed this afternoon but something unusual happened that we've never had happen before. I had the water turned on a little so we'd know when it started running. Well, he decided to take a nap after dinner but checked on the bathroom first....than heaven!!! The water was running but the drain is still frozen. The picture below is what he found when he checked. How close we came to a horrible mess!!!
  13. I saved a penny today by taking the, maybe 3/4 cup, leftover rice, and instead of throwing it away, I warmed it and put cinnamon, raisins and sugar on it for DH's breakfast. I also warmed a couple slices of zucchini bread, made last summer, from the freezer. He said, "This rice is really good. You haven't done this for a long time." How easy and cheaply I made the man happy this morning.
  14. Dee

    Bitter Cold

    I grew up in Southern California and absolutely loved the Iowa winters when we moved here when I was 21. I'm now 74 and hate them. Funny how our ideas change. Given the choice though, I will stay with winter. There are just too many people in the LA area and where we live our closest neighbor is our son and his family at 1/4 mile away. I love our farm and farm life. AND, you're right. I couldn't imagine 115 degrees. Yikes! Your gardens turn crispy brown just as ours are beginning. Keep reading!
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    Bitter Cold

    I so hope the electricity holds too and the furnace. What horrible weather to have it go out. I often wonder how the homeless survive in this. I agree on books from long ago being so relative today. They're interesting to read to see and wonder if they were just lucky or could really see this or that happening. Keep reading!
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