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I feed my horse alfalfa. I don't mess with that coastal any more than I have to. We get the good stuff from the Imperial Valley in California.

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I feed my horse alfalfa. I don't mess with that coastal any more than I have to. We get the good stuff from the Imperial Valley in California.


OMG you have horses that eat PEOPLE!!! At least you saved Buckwheat didn't you?


What?

Wrong Alfalfa?

Oh!!

Never mind!!!

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OMG you have horses that eat PEOPLE!!! At least you saved Buckwheat didn't you?


What?

Wrong Alfalfa?

Oh!!

Never mind!!!


Hey... isn't the mods being funny against some sort of rule or something? :D

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Hey... isn't the mods being funny against some sort of rule or something?


Yeah, that's why he was trying so hard not to be funny. :wink: :lol:

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Yeah, that's why he was trying so hard not to be funny. :wink: :lol:


He should try harder then! :lol: Or maybe Archer was right and I'm just easily amused. :shock:

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Yeah, that's why he was trying so hard not to be funny. :wink: :lol:


He should try harder then! :lol: Or maybe Archer was right and I'm just easily amused. :shock:

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That smiley reminds me of Popeye for some reason. :D

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Hmmm, I don't see the resemblence. You sure you've been eating cookies and not brownies?

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Hmmm, I don't see the resemblence. You sure you've been eating cookies and not brownies?


Not a big fan of brownies (aside from homemade triple chocolate ones).. especially ones that require special ingredients. :shock:

Didn't Popeye have that squint/wink thing going on? Add a pipe to that smiley and it's a Popeye smiley.

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Planted 1/3 acre in oats this year another 1/6 in sunflowers, kidney beans, pumpkins and a few other viney things. Mostly stuff we can feed the animals after we use what we can.
A big corn patch behind the 4 car garage where we had the chickens last year. And the regular garden patch is full of peas, green beans, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, raspberries, strawberries, asparagus, and rhubarb.
We have a few varieties that we make sure to have every year and try out some new ones once in a while on recommendations from friends but I'm not too hung up on "heirlooms" at this time.

When I was a kid, one year we bought a "fixer upper" place with 5 acres and my folks had 3 acres of that in garden of some sort. (1/2 acre of pickles for the cannery 1/2 acre in buckwheat for the bees and to grind). And when we were on the farm we always had huge gardens.

When I was a kid I used to hate the garden. Grab your hamper and head for those long rows of green beans. pick pick pick. snap snap snap.
But there were a lot of things I hated then that I have come to enjoy and actually miss now that I'm no longer farming.

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Everything my mom touches dies. I haven't seen her keep one plant alive for more then a week. :shock:


Have you tried to grow anything? I find it rather rewarding myself.



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I gave up on vegetables a couple of years ago- they take too much water, and I have plenty of friends who always have plenty of extra at harvest time, so I get all the benefits without all the work.
I really enjoy flower gardening though (especially orchids!), will post some pictures when things get a little more filled out.
Grace, my parents live in Florida and everything they have on their property, my stepmom started from a seed or a potted plant. She throws her orchids out on their deck and does nothing to them, and they bloom like crazy every year. Makes me sick. :?
This is one of my orchids in bloom last winter:

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I gave up on vegetables a couple of years ago- they take too much water, and I have plenty of friends who always have plenty of extra at harvest time, so I get all the benefits without all the work.
I really enjoy flower gardening though (especially orchids!), will post some pictures when things get a little more filled out.
Grace, my parents live in Florida and everything they have on their property, my stepmom started from a seed or a potted plant. She throws her orchids out on their deck and does nothing to them, and they bloom like crazy every year. Makes me sick. :?
This is one of my orchids in bloom last winter:


NOOO!! Not orchids!! My wife loves orchids and when she broke her leg I had to care for the %&@*@) things ... they all lived but they are too much hassle for my tastes.

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Wow, looking at the orchids that Oinks grew, it seems that they may be worth all the trouble.

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That's exactly the point, Archer- they are a lot of work, especially out here in the west where the humidity hovers around 30%.
Those gorgeous blooms make it all worth it. I have another one just on the verge of blooming for the second time this year. This is what her blooms look like:

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