Friday, September 12, 2014

New Follower, Garden Beds, Weather, Radio



I would like to welcome Valerie to my blog.  Hold on and enjoy the ride!!!

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It’s that time of year; I’ve been gradually placing garden boxes to bed for the winter.  Here are two more recently cleared.  Darn Squash Bugs weren’t very happy when I pulled out all the vines.












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Today turned out to be a nice day with rain, and the temperature being 56 degrees.  The temperature is supposed to drop to 47 degrees overnight and the sun will shine tomorrow with highs in the 70’s.  It’s that time of year to pull out the sweaters and sweatshirts.

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A 4AM fishing trip has been planned, we will most definitely wear warm clothes and boots to deal with the moisture received the night before.  I’m looking forward to fishing in the cooler climate.

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Hubby picked himself up a shortwave radio, and setup a nice tall antenna using a 32 foot high fiberglass collapsible pole.  We’ve had an opportunity to listen to Voice of China and Russia, the BBC, and one night we had the Voice of India.  We have listened to channels out of Mexico, Guatemala, and Australia.   We’re looking forward to being able to get international news and information, instead of personal opinions from our main stream media. 





15 comments:

  1. Suppose to get down below 40 here tonight. Looks like I will start taking the garden apart tomorrow myself almost a month earlier than normal as I doubt much out there really survives this cold snap. Might as well turn the sheep out into it I guess.

    I hope this isn't a taste of whats to come this Winter although the forecast shows 70's again all next week.

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    1. PP,

      I have a few more things growing in the other beds, those will soon be pulled apart for winter. We're hoping winter isn't a bad one this year.

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  2. This has been one of the hottest Augusts I can remember. mid to upper 90's most of the month but the sun was intense. It actually made you feel like you were getting a nasty burn.
    Last month I planted 25 potato plants hoping the early planting would give me a better winter yield. Well the sun and heat killed all the plants. So the end of this month I'll try again when temps get back to normal.

    Congats on the radio and the antenna, this is one place bigger is better. I use mine every week. It is amazing what real news tells you. You may also want to check out www.RT.com it's a Russian global news station. It's on my satellite and may be on cable.

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    1. Mike,

      I'll send some of our cooler weather down to you.

      Potatoes prefer the cooler temperatures. I started mine the beginning of spring, and kept the ground cool along with the leaves and flowers. Had a great potato harvest this year.

      Thank you, right now this radio is a good size for our place. Maybe later in life we will invest in a large system. Yes, it's awesome what you get to hear for news.

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  3. Jealous of your cooler weather. Love the radio. My husband & I used to listen to BBC on a small short wave. You remind me that I need to dig that back out of it's hiding place & start that up again. Have fun fishing in the cooler weather!

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    1. DFW,

      I can do an Indian Dance to send cooler weather down to you :-)
      Thank you, we like the radio too. You should pull your radio out, it's nice to listen to real news.

      Fishing turned out to be a bust. We arrived at our normal fishing spot and the wind was just to harsh to fish.

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  4. Love that radio. Hmm. I'm not sure I'd know how to handle a 32 foot antenna, sounds complicated. I will have to do some research. Maybe there's a smaller version, ha. Jealous of your weather. The front pushed through today, rainy but still warm. I think our low will be 70's. I"ll take it, ha.

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    1. 1st Man,

      Thank you, we love it too :-)
      That antenna is easy to handle. The plastic collapses.....each piece collapses in it's self. To get it to stay in a stand position, you just pull each segment out, and turn it to lock it in place.
      Before you know it, the weather will get a lot cooler for you down in TX.

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  5. That's a nice radio set up. You should get a lot of enjoyment out of that. There are lots of American based "patriot radio stations" that have good programs too. I think some of them are "pirate" but it doesn't effect the quality of the programs. Tennessee has a lot of those, so I'm sure you can pick them up out there.

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    1. Harry,

      Thank you! We've been picking up all kinds of stations. Last night we were listening to radio free redoubt. Several Latin stations, and 1 Russian station.

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  6. Your garden beds look great. My garden is still a summer disaster and needs some tending to! At least harvest and preservation are about done and I can get to other things. Great idea about the radio. I really like news from the BBC; so much more objective than ours.

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    1. Leigh,

      I have several more garden beds to get ready for winter. Let your goats go in the garden to eat up the leftovers. This will make it easier when you go to put the garden beds to bed for the winter. The radio is something BDM has wanted, and it keeps us informed on the news without having personal opinions with the mainstream media.

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  7. The garden looks great. Short wave radio..nice...

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    1. M.E.,

      This is just two of the beds I have. I'm putting the garden to sleep for the winter. I have several other beds to do the same too.
      Thank you, we are enjoying this radio.

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