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rodeogirl's journey to being self-sufficient

Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by rodeogirl, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. May 19, 2019
    wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Almost Self-Reliant

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    When I was gardening in Wyoming, I found that the wind was my biggest enemy. It dried out the plants, knocked them over and even twisted the tomato plants right off at the roots.
    Mulch helped a lot too.
     
  2. May 19, 2019
    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    I'm working on building a wind break on the north side of my garden- at 6 feet tall, it will divert the prevailing winds from the whole garden. Not only will it help prevent the drying problems, but should also help raise the temps in the garden a degree or two when it's cold. Not much, but it might make the difference with some of my plants.
     
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  3. May 20, 2019
    rodeogirl

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    Well we havent got to work in the garden for a week its been raining almost non stop but the lettuce, radishes, carrots, tomato, and time we planted in my little man's garden are loving it.
     
  4. May 22, 2019
    rodeogirl

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    Time to start a new project. My niece and nephew were born yesterday so now I really need to get on their blankets.
     
  5. May 23, 2019
    Britesea

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  6. May 24, 2019
    rodeogirl

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    I got the embroidery done now I just have to sew the fronts and backs together.
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  7. May 24, 2019
    rodeogirl

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    To add to the list of thins I need to get done this week I have my bridesmaid dress to hem and pray that I still fit in.
     
  8. May 24, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    You've been busy, busy! Remember to take care of yourself and get some rest when you can!
     
  9. May 24, 2019
    sumi

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    Congratulations on the new additions! Those blankets look lovely. Like FEM said, rest and take time for yourself! In a few months' time you're going to be very busy! :)
     
  10. May 26, 2019
    rodeogirl

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    Well i'll have the first layer of mulch on the garden after another pass with the mower.
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    The grass in the back was crazy almost a foot long in some spots and as thick as could be. It also didn't help that the grass was still wet yesterday but we didn't want to risk going another week not being able to mow (forecast says rain for the next week). Its not my favorite thing to do but I'm going to go over the lawn again on Wednesday. With the grass being so long and still wet (and the lawn mower isn't the best) there are a few long spots that need taken care of.
     

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