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11-13-2019 12:15 AM
Beaumont67
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
How does that pertain to me, Beau?

I've got sweatshirt, plush jammie pants and socks on!

When I go to bed there will be at least a couple of blankies piled on top.

So, what's your point again?

If Mister doesn't like my propane heater, then I am going to insist that he sweeps the chimney to the wood burning stove and I will buy the wood.

His gripe is, the propane heater is on the opposite side of the wall from the thermostat and it throws everything off temp wise in the rest of the house.

I get it.

However, I can't hold heat like he can.

Unless I am having a hot flash.

I hear ya SP - we keep our home very warm, and won't live in the cold to save a buck.

PS - rewire the thermostat, to the other side of the room.
- PapaBear, always applying practical solutions / to age old problems
- nothing better than the smell of a wood fire or stove
11-12-2019 11:59 PM
StrykersPerson
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beaumont67 View Post
+55 years ago...story time:
Granny's brick farm house was big & tall, with a big wood furnace in the basement.
- on the 100 acre farm, was a nice 20 acre maple bush
- spring time, Pa tapped the trees, and boiled down Maple Syrup for pan cakes
- should have been ample fire wood, but century old houses and leaks in windows frames, single glass & slab doors with lower gap // non insulated houses, were hard to heat.

Back to the cold...
- wood stove in the kitchen
- not much heat got upstairs
- even downstairs was chilly
- as little kids, Twin67 and Beau slept with Granny, when on holidays
- our toes were real cold, so granny said
- "put your socks on", so we did
- we would whine, "its still cold granny...how do you put up with it"
- granny would say, "don't think about it"

So Larry developed a childhood habit, "resting I wiggle my toes", to keep the blood flowing and marginally warmer (so to speak)...until I fall asleep.
- our Dobes have always Loved, sleeping while resting their chin on my feet
- instant dog massage
- or if dog plant their chest along my feet, it will relax to my "footsie" treatment, on them
Beaumont secret canine weapon....the bond building, is spectacular.

SP - moral of the story above ^^
- wear socks to bed, or twitch your toes more & QUIT your WHINING

PapaBear - always applying practical solutions / to age old problems !!
How does that pertain to me, Beau?

I've got sweatshirt, plush jammie pants and socks on!

When I go to bed there will be at least a couple of blankies piled on top.

So, what's your point again?

If Mister doesn't like my propane heater, then I am going to insist that he sweeps the chimney to the wood burning stove and I will buy the wood.

His gripe is, the propane heater is on the opposite side of the wall from the thermostat and it throws everything off temp wise in the rest of the house.

I get it.

However, I can't hold heat like he can.

Unless I am having a hot flash.

11-12-2019 11:35 PM
Beaumont67
Quote:
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Speaking of chilly fall days/nights?

I am so tempted to light up my office propane wall heater up. It is so comforting. Need to be a good girl. Oh how I hate being a good girl! Plus I need to check the propane tank level before I start acting like I have money to burn.

But it's so comforting.

Can I just start it up for just a little bit? If I did, Mister would be in here telling me it's not cold yet!

Gives me all the more reason to make sure I can get it started. There is a little trick to it. I need the practice.

Gonna do it!

+55 years ago...story time:
Granny's brick farm house was big & tall, with a big wood furnace in the basement.
- on the 100 acre farm, was a nice 20 acre maple bush
- spring time, Pa tapped the trees, and boiled down Maple Syrup for pan cakes
- should have been ample fire wood, but century old houses and leaks in windows frames, single glass & slab doors with lower gap // non insulated houses, were hard to heat.

Back to the cold...
- wood stove in the kitchen
- not much heat got upstairs
- even downstairs was chilly
- as little kids, Twin67 and Beau slept with Granny, when on holidays
- our toes were real cold, so granny said
- "put your socks on", so we did
- we would whine, "its still cold granny...how do you put up with it"
- granny would say, "don't think about it"

So Larry developed a childhood habit, "resting I wiggle my toes", to keep the blood flowing and marginally warmer (so to speak)...until I fall asleep.
- our Dobes have always Loved, sleeping while resting their chin on my feet
- instant dog massage
- or if dog plant their chest along my feet, it will relax to my "footsie" treatment, on them
Beaumont secret canine weapon....the bond building, is spectacular.

SP - moral of the story above ^^
- wear socks to bed, or twitch your toes more & QUIT your WHINING

PapaBear - always applying practical solutions / to age old problems !!
11-12-2019 11:33 PM
StrykersPerson Opened up the bedroom door to remind him that Lily likes the propane heater too!

She's curled up under it right now!

So, there!

Lily and he have such a special friendship. I use it against him every time I insist on using that heater!
11-12-2019 11:25 PM
StrykersPerson He stood here watching me type and when I noticed him I started laughing my A$$ off!

He asked me why I had two heaters going and I told him I am cold and I was practicing lighting the propane one. Showed him the three burnt matches and he just rolled his eyes at me and walked out of the room!

He made me read what I was typing because he didn't have his reading glasses. Rolled his eyes at me again and left the room. As, a courtesy to him I turned the electric one off within his sight.

I'm such a good girlfriend.

11-12-2019 11:20 PM
StrykersPerson Woo Hoo! Only took me three matches!

Mister should be out here in about 3 minutes to scold me!

I will te…..

Busted in 5 seconds!

LMAO

He snuck up on me while I was typing this!
11-12-2019 11:08 PM
StrykersPerson Speaking of chilly fall days/nights?

I am so tempted to light up my office propane wall heater up. It is so comforting. Need to be a good girl. Oh how I hate being a good girl! Plus I need to check the propane tank level before I start acting like I have money to burn.

But it's so comforting.

Can I just start it up for just a little bit? If I did, Mister would be in here telling me it's not cold yet!

Gives me all the more reason to make sure I can get it started. There is a little trick to it. I need the practice.

Gonna do it!

11-12-2019 10:51 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Did you add bell pepper to it? I've been wondering since I suggested it (mostly because you were talking about wanting stuffed peppers) if that addition would work.

Anyway, it's a nice easy recipe, but it works, especially on chilly fall days, I think.
I totally forgot about the bell pepper! It worked anyway! One less thing for Mister to pick out. Thanksgiving is coming up and I will make my stuff green peppers.

It really was tasty. Mister had a second round before I got home from work.

It's a keeper recipe.

11-12-2019 10:27 PM
melbrod Did you add bell pepper to it? I've been wondering since I suggested it (mostly because you were talking about wanting stuffed peppers) if that addition would work.

Anyway, it's a nice easy recipe, but it works, especially on chilly fall days, I think.
11-12-2019 10:19 PM
StrykersPerson Tried Ma's Red Bean and Rice recipe yesterday!

It was yummy!

Thanks, Ma!

Didn't get around to my Runza's though. I am lazy when I am off work! Lucky if I am able to manage to get to town and actually do something constructive when I get home.
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 Colorado’s 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
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