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11-12-2019 09:57 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
Bloopers so funny ! Good way to spend your day Mel while I am at work saving lives !
You will be doing the same thing when you retire, Cuz!
11-12-2019 09:54 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Lannie, re starlink satellites:

"Starlink is a satellite constellation being constructed by American company SpaceX to provide satellite Internet access. The constellation will consist of thousands of mass-produced small satellites, working in combination with ground transceivers."

This was just their second launch of 60 and they are already the largest commercial telecommunications satellite constellation in orbit.

"SpaceX estimates it needs at least six Starlink launches, presumably of 60 satellites each, to have a sufficient number to start offering internet access at high latitudes, such as Canada and the Northern United States. After 24 launches, SpaceX projects reaching global coverage a milestone anticipated in 2020." SpaceNews

Is that something you guys will benefit from, you think??
HughesNet works just fine for me!
11-12-2019 09:51 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
Doberson and I have been watching videos - lol

That was funny!
11-12-2019 09:35 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by TNfisher View Post
We've actually thought about that because we get deer back there in the woods and they're hard to see sometime with that rear fence but, it was put up by the HOA, not us, so I'm not sure if we could take it down or not. I think it was some kind of agreement they struck with the people that own that property behind us, from what I hear they were really upset about a subdivision being built here.
Sorry TN. I feel the same way! Why do people in general want to live in the country, yet live in a subdivision? I moved to the "country" so I wouldn't have to look at neighbors.

Plus, where is all the farming and food production supposed to happen when we are raping every inch of land? There is no such thing as growing more land.

No offense meant, Frank. Just irritated with progress. Might as well add technology to that list of irritations.

That leads me back to my get off your phones people and actually look someone in the eye and greet them.

Okay my rant is on hold for now.

11-12-2019 08:43 PM
LadyDi Oh..I see.....Hulk posted that video.
11-12-2019 06:47 PM
modm
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
This is what CSU extension service put out, listed by cultivar, height, color. Looks like the hybrid Lavandins are not as hardy as English lavendar.

These are all listed as zone 5

Lavandula angustifolia

Betty Blue 24" Dark purple
Blue Cushion 16" Deep blue
Buena Vista 18-24" Bi-color deep purple & dark blue
Coconut Ice 16-18" White and pink
Hidcote 12-16" Deep violet blue
Hidcote Superior 16" Deep violet blue
Hidcote Pink 18" Light pink
Jean Davis 18-24" Light pink
Lady 16" soft blue/ true from seed
Lavance 10" Purple
Miss Katherine 24" Pink
Mitcham Grey 20" Deep violet blue
Munstead 12-18" Lavender blue/highly variable
Nana 10" Blue
Premier 24" Dark purple
Royal Velvet 24-36" Dk. navy blue/lavender/blooms
2x yr.
Sarah 12-18" Deep lavender
Sharon Roberts 24-30" Bi-color deep lavender & dark
blue
Thumbelina Leigh 12-15" Deep purple and blue
Twickle Purple 18-24"Deep purple

These tend to be hardy only to zone 6

Lavandula x intermedia

Alba 24" White
Dilly Dilly 18" Violet blue
Dutchmill 24" Deep violet blue
England 15-18" Dark blue
Fred Boutin 30" Violet
Grappenhall 36-48" Light lavender
Grosso 30" Dark lavender blue (this one is listed as zone 5)
Hidcote Giant 30-36" Light Blue
Provence 30"Lavender blue
Silver Frost 24-36" True blue flowers/silver foliage
Super 36" Violet
Going to harvest and dry them When I was looking up some of them - came across the CSU doc and showed large bundles of lavender hanging drying!
11-12-2019 05:10 PM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
Bloopers so funny ! Good way to spend your day Mel while I am at work saving lives !
I didn't post the bloopers ....but I don't mind looking at them
11-12-2019 04:57 PM
melbrod This is what CSU extension service put out, listed by cultivar, height, color. Looks like the hybrid Lavandins are not as hardy as English lavendar.

These are all listed as zone 5

Lavandula angustifolia

Betty Blue 24" Dark purple
Blue Cushion 16" Deep blue
Buena Vista 18-24" Bi-color deep purple & dark blue
Coconut Ice 16-18" White and pink
Hidcote 12-16" Deep violet blue
Hidcote Superior 16" Deep violet blue
Hidcote Pink 18" Light pink
Jean Davis 18-24" Light pink
Lady 16" soft blue/ true from seed
Lavance 10" Purple
Miss Katherine 24" Pink
Mitcham Grey 20" Deep violet blue
Munstead 12-18" Lavender blue/highly variable
Nana 10" Blue
Premier 24" Dark purple
Royal Velvet 24-36" Dk. navy blue/lavender/blooms
2x yr.
Sarah 12-18" Deep lavender
Sharon Roberts 24-30" Bi-color deep lavender & dark
blue
Thumbelina Leigh 12-15" Deep purple and blue
Twickle Purple 18-24"Deep purple

These tend to be hardy only to zone 6

Lavandula x intermedia

Alba 24" White
Dilly Dilly 18" Violet blue
Dutchmill 24" Deep violet blue
England 15-18" Dark blue
Fred Boutin 30" Violet
Grappenhall 36-48" Light lavender
Grosso 30" Dark lavender blue (this one is listed as zone 5)
Hidcote Giant 30-36" Light Blue
Provence 30"Lavender blue
Silver Frost 24-36" True blue flowers/silver foliage
Super 36" Violet
11-12-2019 04:52 PM
LadyDi Bloopers so funny ! Good way to spend your day Mel while I am at work saving lives !
11-12-2019 04:49 PM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
What variety of lavender, might I ask? I've been trying to get lavender to grow here (Zone 4) and I always lose it the first or second winter. I can keep it a full year if I bury it in hay in a chickenwire cage, but by the second winter, it always croaks. I like to use lavender in my soaps sometimes, but I don't want to use store-bought if I don't have to. So, if you know what specific type of lavender you have, please tell me? Pretty please? With sugar on top?

Wait, I just did a search for cold hardy lavender and besides the Munstead (which I have reliably killed three times in a row) there's now something called "Phenomenal" which is a hybrid and *supposedly* hardy even down to Zone 3, with winter protection. I might see if I can find some of that. From what I read, it grows taller and has longer flower spikes as well. But seriously, I live in South Dakota, so it might be some time before the nurseries here even hear about it, much less stock it. Well, I'll check.
This is all I can find for Colorado--they all seem to only go down to zone 5 and we're right between 5 and 4. So I guess they're borderline for us, but judging from how many I see, they seem to do well.

Two types of lavenders grow well in Colorado. The first is Lavandula angustifolia or English lavender. It is hardy to Zone 5 and often blooms twice in one season. There are hundreds of varieties of English lavender available depending on the color and size of plant desired. The second is a hybrid of L. angustifolia and L. latifolia. It is commonly referred to as a lavandin. Lavandins are generally larger plants that bloom only once later in the summer and produce sterile seed. The Lavandins produce larger quantities of essential oil but not as high quality as the English lavenders. Both types of lavenders have a place in landscapes and as a cash crop.

Hardy lavender varieties thrive in Colorados USDA Hardiness Zones 5 through 7. Note that French and Spanish lavenders are not cold hardy in Colorado but can be used as annuals in containers and outdoor beds.
11-12-2019 04:39 PM
melbrod Lannie, re starlink satellites:

"Starlink is a satellite constellation being constructed by American company SpaceX to provide satellite Internet access. The constellation will consist of thousands of mass-produced small satellites, working in combination with ground transceivers."

This was just their second launch of 60 and they are already the largest commercial telecommunications satellite constellation in orbit.

"SpaceX estimates it needs at least six Starlink launches, presumably of 60 satellites each, to have a sufficient number to start offering internet access at high latitudes, such as Canada and the Northern United States. After 24 launches, SpaceX projects reaching global coverage a milestone anticipated in 2020." SpaceNews

Is that something you guys will benefit from, you think??
11-12-2019 03:12 PM
ECIN Doberson and I have been watching videos - lol

11-12-2019 02:29 PM
ECIN
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Originally Posted by TNfisher View Post
My back is killing me from shoveling dirt and being a [email protected], carrying the bag of grass seeds and the bales of straw instead of using a wheel barrow, so I stayed home today. No pity from Mrs. TN, she just shook her head and gave me that "I told you so" look But hey, that doesn't mean I can't take a pic or two of Mocha in the snow


Where is that poor little girls coat at TN ?

Boy - Ma is really sleeping in today
11-12-2019 12:05 PM
LadyDi So Scott ate the voodoo soup yesterday when I was away at work.
He was alive this morning !!!!! Yeah !!!!!!
He read Lannie's post about the benefits of boner soup and that she was making the same type of soup herself......so he decided to indulge in the voodoo soup and give it a go.......he liked it.
11-12-2019 11:20 AM
ECIN she just shook her head and gave me that "I told you so" look

I hate when I get that look ! Special when they were right
11-12-2019 11:05 AM
TNfisher My back is killing me from shoveling dirt and being a [email protected], carrying the bag of grass seeds and the bales of straw instead of using a wheel barrow, so I stayed home today. No pity from Mrs. TN, she just shook her head and gave me that "I told you so" look But hey, that doesn't mean I can't take a pic or two of Mocha in the snow


11-12-2019 09:22 AM
LadyDi Hi! Just caught up on back reading.
Winter expected tomorrow......I think my meadowcat coat will be arriving soon.
Hoss loves blankets and stuff when it is cold.
Thanks northerners for the wintery blast!
Boxers or briefs??? Are these really necessary? I say NOT.........just burn them......that's what we did with our bras!!! Feels great !!! Ahhhhhhhh......
11-12-2019 09:16 AM
TNfisher
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
TN - I think your next home improvement should be to take down that wood fence and replace it with a chain link fence ! Just think of all the extra squirrels and people and other dogs that Mocha could see
We've actually thought about that because we get deer back there in the woods and they're hard to see sometime with that rear fence but, it was put up by the HOA, not us, so I'm not sure if we could take it down or not. I think it was some kind of agreement they struck with the people that own that property behind us, from what I hear they were really upset about a subdivision being built here.
11-12-2019 09:08 AM
StrykersPerson Good Morning All!

Got to get ready to go to that place.

Ugh...
11-12-2019 08:59 AM
StrykersPerson "Ahem... just for the record, us "redneck girls" do NOT seek plumber's butts. Eeeuuwwwww... "Wrangler butts drive us nuts.""

Right! Not Levis!

WRANGLERS!

Ooh! La! La!

Do you like creased Wranglers, Lannie? I do, but I will ogle non-creased ones!



While we are on the subject, boxers or briefs?
11-12-2019 08:51 AM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by modm View Post
Woohoo!

I have vanquished my foe The Sticker!

Needle, squeeze the "dog" out of it, and duct tape!

Duct tape fixes Everything! It's holding my John Deere hood together!
11-12-2019 08:49 AM
ECIN
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Originally Posted by TNfisher View Post
A balmy 17 degrees this morning here in middle TN
TN - I think your next home improvement should be to take down that wood fence and replace it with a chain link fence ! Just think of all the extra squirrels and people and other dogs that Mocha could see
11-12-2019 08:46 AM
Lannie Ahem... just for the record, us "redneck girls" do NOT seek plumber's butts. Eeeuuwwwww... "Wrangler butts drive us nuts."

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Originally Posted by TNfisher View Post
Have you had a Doberman hair yet? This has happened to me several times already where I was walking and suddenly felt a sharp pain in the ball of my foot. Upon close examination with proper lighting and a magnifying glass, I could see a hair lodged in the skin. How those hairs get into the tough skin on the bottom of the foot is beyond me but it hurts so include me in the sissy club
OMG, those hairs are the WORST! They hurt like nothing else! And I've also always been mystified how they get into that thick skin. It's a dobermystery for sure.

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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post

Juniper, barberry and lavender seem to be the standbys here. I like the lavender I've seen, it grows well--but it's lavender. I don't think it would look good with my color house/brick/deck. I already have barberry on the front of the house, and juniper is....juniper. Lots of sizes and some different growth patterns and textures, but still....juniper. It's kinda overdone here.
What variety of lavender, might I ask? I've been trying to get lavender to grow here (Zone 4) and I always lose it the first or second winter. I can keep it a full year if I bury it in hay in a chickenwire cage, but by the second winter, it always croaks. I like to use lavender in my soaps sometimes, but I don't want to use store-bought if I don't have to. So, if you know what specific type of lavender you have, please tell me? Pretty please? With sugar on top?

Wait, I just did a search for cold hardy lavender and besides the Munstead (which I have reliably killed three times in a row) there's now something called "Phenomenal" which is a hybrid and *supposedly* hardy even down to Zone 3, with winter protection. I might see if I can find some of that. From what I read, it grows taller and has longer flower spikes as well. But seriously, I live in South Dakota, so it might be some time before the nurseries here even hear about it, much less stock it. Well, I'll check.


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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Just watched the transit of Starlink satellites across the sky. There were about 60 launched earlier today. They traveled in a stream--I could see about 8-10 individual dots about the brightness of an average star (about like the North Star), but there was also a thin sorta glow between them making a sort of streak--the rest of the satellites. It wasn't totally dark yet and there was a very thin haze, so that was what my eyes could distinguish. They went straight overhead--first showed up at about 35 degrees above the horizon and disappeared at about that same angle on the "other side" of the sky.

This picture is from another launch a few months ago, but this is what they looked like (this video was made into a gif so it is very short before it repeats, but they actually travelled steadily across the sky)



Kinda neat.

If it were closer to Christmas time and my kids were still little, I could have told my kids it was Santa, his sleigh and his reindeers out for a test run.
What the heck are those for? 60 all at one time? Man, sometimes I really miss the 60s.

On a completely DIFFERENT note, I just heard some clunking behind me in the living room and turned around to see the newest little baby kitten (I'm sure he barely weighs a pound yet) on the end table, playing with his reflection in the brass lamp. He thinks there's another kitten in there! I guess he got bored, he couldn't get the other kitten to come out of the lamp, so he knocked over the box of tissues and jumped off the table.

Correction - I just weighed him (I got curious) and he weighs 23 ounces, so he's almost a pound and a half! He's finally putting on some weight, yay!
11-12-2019 08:46 AM
TNfisher A balmy 17 degrees this morning here in middle TN
11-12-2019 07:43 AM
ECIN Allan needs to be whipped into shape, I can help shape him for SP.

Good one 6-7 ! Go for it - He needs your help in a bad way
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