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Boy it was hot yesterday ! Like I have said , I have 90 acres to plant , about the time it gets close to go , it rains again . Neighbor called last night , we both said , about noon , it was close your eyes and just go as rain coming back in late today . I ha deceived to plant till I got done or rained out , even if it took till 4. Am . Well guess what ? It started racing at 2am this morning , we are right on the edge of some very heavy rain right now as I type this , go figure .
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And I figured I might be be around as early as you guys for a change, but no....you're playing my game staying up late??

Anyway, I found this one for you guys (Bug, MC in particular). I think you're both familiar with these--they've have all been shown before--but the artist put them together in honor? of CoVid. I haven't been keeping up with him; I guess I need to play catch up. In the meantime:


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Doing some cleanout of my Flicker photostream and came across this old pic that was screaming to become a Meme!...








Ironically, that's why "little chubby" Lanah looks likes Tony Soprano now, DW has been giving her same size treats as the Dobes since 2015....


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That was really funny Mel.
Especially in the AM at Wake up time.
Suspect this is what Bug is describing frequently as her cats wake her up in the AM.
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Eight pages behind... I'm not going to try to get caught up on all that, no time. Been SO busy here this past week, I feel like I'm going in circles. Couple more sick kittens, saved one, lost one. But I did get my house cleaned, and it stayed clean for precisely 24 hours, which might be a record! I'm going to try to keep it up with a little bit of maintenance every day and hope we don't have any bad mud in the near future.

The carpets were just nasty. A whole winter of sporadic vacuuming, plus mud and "other stuff" being tracked in and powdered into the carpet... the smell was getting to where even I was noticing it, and I live here, LOL! So I mixed up some orange essential oil in a big bowl of baking soda and sprinkled it heavily all over the carpet, then vacuumed it up. BIG difference! Yay! Now it smells faintly of citrus, rather than dirty dog and dried poop. I still have to shampoo, but at least I got the worst of the surface gunk off.

The grass is growing so fast, Rich can mow one day and the next it looks like it hasn't been mowed in weeks. There's too much acreage here for him to do it all at once, so he does sections at a time, and by the time he makes the whole circuit, the first part is 8 or 10 inches tall again. "Springtime on the grass prairie."

Today is my 5th anniversary of when I quit smoking, too. I was so sure I'd die with a cigarette in my hand, and I couldn't go more than a couple hours without one. I would NEVER have imagined I could make it a week, much less a year, much less FIVE years! Sometimes I still can't believe it...

Anyway, off I go again. Rich is going to Rapid for shopping today, and I have a crap-ton of things to do today while he's gone. (All the while fending off the five "baby" wildebeeste, who all have spring fever right now. Oh, and did I mention there are flies and moths in the windows now? God help me... who needs cat toys when there are flying insects to be had?)

Everyone have a good day!
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Congrats Lannie and your non smoking anniversary.
Thats a big accomplishment for you!
Daily rain patterns here is Florida.
We had breezy days up until a few days ago.
Now it is hot, still, and buggy.
But thats Florida .
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Last summer, I ordered some Iris from a specialty Iris farm up in Boulder--Long's Gardens. It has been there since 1905--it was outside of town, but now it's in the middle, and all they grow and sell are Bearded Iris--something around 350 different named varieties.

Last November, City of Boulder voters approved an Open Space sales tax. The first year's revenue will go to purchase a conservation easement on the farm. This ensures that Long's Gardens will never be subdivided or developed and will remain in agriculture.

You can order from their catalog and they ship in mid-summer, but they also open up a couple of fields--one of labeled types and another anonymous where you can dig "pot luck" (though not this year--you can look, but you can't dig ) during blooming season That way you get to see what you're getting. When we lived up there, it was a bit of a family tradition to go dig our own.

These were shipped as one or two fans each so not all are are established enough to bloom this year, but it looks like most of them will, though I think the blooms will be a bit smaller this year than in the future.

Here's the first one to open:


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I need TN and his camera up here to do it justice. The sun isn't out from behind the clouds this morning, so this is my best effort.

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Very pretty Mel.
You do quite well with flowers.

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That was really funny Mel.
Especially in the AM at Wake up time.
Suspect this is what Bug is describing frequently as her cats wake her up in the AM.
I've always enjoyed his work; he does such a good job of capturing the essence of CAT.

This is one of my favorites from way back when he started his website (2010?). Something familiar to anyone who has had a cat, I think. What is it with cats and boxes?

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Very pretty Mel.
You do quite well with flowers.
THX. Bearded Iris do really well up here--all they need is bright sun, a little water and benevolent neglect. And the deer don't eat them!!
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Landscape Block Project Update- slow and steady!

Had daughter over yesterday to help out, first visit in 2 months. While I did landscape project, she was prepping and painting some old gorilla shelving removed from my garage during revamp. Some chemicals (bleach, etc) had spilled on shelving over 20 yrs. and rusted chrome. She worked on reclaiming good shelves and legs and painting black for use at her house. (helping me to clear junk by shed). I was amazed how meticulous she worked on removing every bit of rust with DeWalt 20V angle grinder w/cup brush...her first time using such tool! Of course I gave her detailed instruction, demo and provided appropriate PPE.

I think that 1940's training film was right- women are particularly good at detailed tasks!


Some photos of landscape project progress. Finished left flowerbed and partially right side. The Loctite PL500 landscape block adhesive is the cat's a$$! Easy to apply and allows minor tweaking with rubber hammer for up to 20 minutes before setting up. Some issues came up not in initial planning: Some areas with low spots required 3-tiers to maintain level top tier. Also, needed mini blocks next to large oak tree by entry due to limited lateral space between tree & walkway. I lasered the remainder of R. flowerbed this morning as dawn and will need a short 3-tier section there as well. Where is TN-L when you need him? Haha!



Left Front Flowerbed Completed





Left Flowerbed- (Note 3-Tier on Left, Temp Ramp on Walk)





Alternate View Left Flowerbed




Entry Walkway Completed




Results of NO Laser, String or Liquid Level Used - Neighbor's Crooked Wall




I wanted to recommend the HD Gorilla 4-wheel cart to anyone doing landscaping work. I'm using to move (500) blocks. Mine holds 1500 lbs., 32" width, so fits through regular gates and has a hopper dump feature. On previous flagstone project I moved (4) pallets of 2" Pavestone flagstone and pond pebble rock in addition to 8 cu yds. of DC granite gravel and 6 cu. yds. of topsoil with this one cart. If you get one, replace stock hopper bolts with SST carriage bolts, washers and nuts. You can even tow this cart with a garden tractor as handle converts by hand to a tow hitch! (Hint, SP)

1500 lb. HD Gorilla Cart



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Poke Everything.
It's New? Bark At It.
Moves? Chase It.
Doesn't Move? Smell It.
Liquid? Spill and Dribble It.
Treat or Food? Wolf It Down.
Not Food? Chew It Slowly, Be Quiet & Hide From Human.
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Stuffed? De-Stuff It.
Bites You Back? Wrestle It!

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I guess it don't look to bad SD

Nice , real nice !
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Found an old photo of old plastic brick (roach motel) bordering.
I've got a ways to go yet....



Eva & Lanah Guarding Front During Yardwork

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Nice work Spock!

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Eva & Lanah Guarding Front During Yardwork

What are you seeing about your new wall that you think is worse than the roach wall? It looks really good to me.

Do you have to water your flowerbeds or do they do OK just from rain? I'm wondering how your drainage is set up--it looks like you're following the same line as the first wall.
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And I figured I might be be around as early as you guys for a change, but no....you're playing my game staying up late??

Anyway, I found this one for you guys (Bug, MC in particular). I think you're both familiar with these--they've have all been shown before--but the artist put them together in honor? of CoVid. I haven't been keeping up with him; I guess I need to play catch up. In the meantime:


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SIMON'S CAT! I love Simon's cat--one of my work friends found him and introduced me to him--THANKS MEL! That made my morning....

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That was really funny Mel.
Especially in the AM at Wake up time.
Suspect this is what Bug is describing frequently as her cats wake her up in the AM.
That is exactly what my miserable kitties do to me--except there are two of them and they also play tag on top of me (or maybe they are running marathons)--it's hard to tell when you are trying to bury you head in an attempt to stay asleep.

The "sit on the shoulder and stick claws into face" is maybe the worst but Clark has one performed from the floor--he reaches under the covers and sticks his paw up until it encounters some part of me and then he extends his claws and slaps whatever he reached. Boy is that an early morning shocker.

And his finale, once he knows, I'm awake is to evade being smacked by running back down the hall laughing at my reaction. BAD kitties.

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Good , Good Kitties Aunt Bug - There just trying to help you not sleep your life away
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Last summer, I ordered some Iris from a specialty Iris farm up in Boulder--Long's Gardens. It has been there since 1905--it was outside of town, but now it's in the middle, and all they grow and sell are Bearded Iris--something around 350 different named varieties.

Last November, City of Boulder voters approved an Open Space sales tax. The first year's revenue will go to purchase a conservation easement on the farm. This ensures that Long's Gardens will never be subdivided or developed and will remain in agriculture.

You can order from their catalog and they ship in mid-summer, but they also open up a couple of fields--one of labeled types and another anonymous where you can dig "pot luck" (though not this year--you can look, but you can't dig ) during blooming season That way you get to see what you're getting. When we lived up there, it was a bit of a family tradition to go dig our own.

These were shipped as one or two fans each so not all are are established enough to bloom this year, but it looks like most of them will, though I think the blooms will be a bit smaller this year than in the future.

Here's the first one to open:


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I need TN and his camera up here to do it justice. The sun isn't out from behind the clouds this morning, so this is my best effort.
I like that one--I have a huge iris bed in the front nest to the driveway--it's about 5 feet deep and 30 feet long. It all started when I dug up bushels of bark nugget mulch (on top of yards of cloth) added a bunch of compost and various natural fertilizers (this project took over a year) to (when exposed) the dirt which grew a zillion weeds. In the back at the end of a strip where some former owner/tenant had put in three raised beds (they were growing weeds too) there was a 3 x 3 patch of iris--very overgrown and patchy--I dug them up and separated the ones grown into and over other and replanted both that patch and the big front bed. Turned out the back bed contained three types of iris--a medium solid dark purple medium bearded iris: a tall light lavender bearded iris and a tall purple and lavender bearded iris. (And one tall solid yellow bearded iris--which lasted one season and disappeared.

After a couple of years both bed and all the iris were alive and well and producing lots of flowers for about a month in the spring.

When I planted the front bed I interplanted each section of iris with a day lily so as the iris quit blooming the day lilies took over.

I've since dug up the iris beds about every four years and supplied everyone who ever wanted an iris with lots of them and it's now overgrown again.

So since these two spots seem to be ideal homes for iris and I'm about to dig up two big overgrown spots this summer I was thinking maybe I'd try a couple of fancy tall iris and see if they like the spots.

Thanks for the inspiration Mel.

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What are you seeing about your new wall that you think is worse than the roach wall? It looks really good to me.

Do you have to water your flowerbeds or do they do OK just from rain? I'm wondering how your drainage is set up--it looks like you're following the same line as the first wall.

Mel, old plastic border bricks are hollow and susepticle to damage from mower, trimmer and UV, over time. Each old brick had hollowed out back that was perfect roach habitat, as we found out during removal!

New Pavestone blocks are solid concete, 20 lb. each, so not a santuary for bugs. I reused, removed landscape spikes from bricks to hammer behind lower tier of new blocks to keep from being shifted back from impact. Also top tier(s) are locked into bottom tier with the PL500 adhesive to add extra stability. Old plastic bricks looked nice, when new, but time had done a job on them. Beds are watered with fixed sprinkler system and drain through cracks in old/new blocks. Questions answered?


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I've always enjoyed his work; he does such a good job of capturing the essence of CAT.

This is one of my favorites from way back when he started his website (2010?). Something familiar to anyone who has had a cat, I think. What is it with cats and boxes?

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LOL! That was the first one my friend at work showed me--inspired by the Vet clinic's cat Stella (the box freak). One of my side jobs was checking in incoming stuff for the clinic (most of it comes in boxes). And Stella's job was to meet me at the door to the back entry where I stuck the boxes until I had a chance to break them down and dump them in the dumpster. There was a size she preferred--sides high enough she could hide behind them and fairly small--if no boxes were around for her to hide/play in she'd get inventive and in the mornings when there were rarely boxes but the trash cans (everywhere around the clinic) were empty she'd hide in one of those and surprise the heck out of anyone tossing stuff into the trash recepticle.

I was in the back just in time to see Stella jump into a trash can followed shortly by Dan who had been trimming toenails on a client cat--he was wiping down the exam table and turned to drop a paper towel in the can when Stella popped up and neatly fielded the paper towel and threw it across the back room for an out. Dan almost had a heart attack--he had no idea she was in the can.

But he dragged me back to one of the computers and said--"You've gotta' see this..."

This turned out to be The Box.

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And I figured I might be be around as early as you guys for a change, but no....you're playing my game staying up late??

Anyway, I found this one for you guys (Bug, MC in particular). I think you're both familiar with these--they've have all been shown before--but the artist put them together in honor? of CoVid. I haven't been keeping up with him; I guess I need to play catch up. In the meantime:


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Last summer, I ordered some Iris from a specialty Iris farm up in Boulder--Long's Gardens. It has been there since 1905--it was outside of town, but now it's in the middle, and all they grow and sell are Bearded Iris--something around 350 different named varieties.

Last November, City of Boulder voters approved an Open Space sales tax. The first year's revenue will go to purchase a conservation easement on the farm. This ensures that Long's Gardens will never be subdivided or developed and will remain in agriculture.

You can order from their catalog and they ship in mid-summer, but they also open up a couple of fields--one of labeled types and another anonymous where you can dig "pot luck" (though not this year--you can look, but you can't dig ) during blooming season That way you get to see what you're getting. When we lived up there, it was a bit of a family tradition to go dig our own.

These were shipped as one or two fans each so not all are are established enough to bloom this year, but it looks like most of them will, though I think the blooms will be a bit smaller this year than in the future.

Here's the first one to open:


Go Lightly

I need TN and his camera up here to do it justice. The sun isn't out from behind the clouds this morning, so this is my best effort.
Those iris' are gorgeous!

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Eight pages behind... I'm not going to try to get caught up on all that, no time. Been SO busy here this past week, I feel like I'm going in circles. Couple more sick kittens, saved one, lost one. But I did get my house cleaned, and it stayed clean for precisely 24 hours, which might be a record! I'm going to try to keep it up with a little bit of maintenance every day and hope we don't have any bad mud in the near future.

The carpets were just nasty. A whole winter of sporadic vacuuming, plus mud and "other stuff" being tracked in and powdered into the carpet... the smell was getting to where even I was noticing it, and I live here, LOL! So I mixed up some orange essential oil in a big bowl of baking soda and sprinkled it heavily all over the carpet, then vacuumed it up. BIG difference! Yay! Now it smells faintly of citrus, rather than dirty dog and dried poop. I still have to shampoo, but at least I got the worst of the surface gunk off.

The grass is growing so fast, Rich can mow one day and the next it looks like it hasn't been mowed in weeks. There's too much acreage here for him to do it all at once, so he does sections at a time, and by the time he makes the whole circuit, the first part is 8 or 10 inches tall again. "Springtime on the grass prairie."

Today is my 5th anniversary of when I quit smoking, too. I was so sure I'd die with a cigarette in my hand, and I couldn't go more than a couple hours without one. I would NEVER have imagined I could make it a week, much less a year, much less FIVE years! Sometimes I still can't believe it...

Anyway, off I go again. Rich is going to Rapid for shopping today, and I have a crap-ton of things to do today while he's gone. (All the while fending off the five "baby" wildebeeste, who all have spring fever right now. Oh, and did I mention there are flies and moths in the windows now? God help me... who needs cat toys when there are flying insects to be had?)

Everyone have a good day!
Umm Lannie?

If my unemployment check would ever get here I would gladly hire a cleaning crew for you!

I am still trying to hire a wall paper stripper around here.

Carpet needs to be ripped out of my house.

Oh what fun! I've got too much furniture to move! I will have to hire a furniture mover.

My Mom keeps calling me and asking if I want something she's trying to get rid of. My answer is NO, I am trying to get rid of crap!

Oops! Little rant fart there!
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And I figured I might be be around as early as you guys for a change, but no....you're playing my game staying up late??

Anyway, I found this one for you guys (Bug, MC in particular). I think you're both familiar with these--they've have all been shown before--but the artist put them together in honor? of CoVid. I haven't been keeping up with him; I guess I need to play catch up. In the meantime:


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Very cute video, Mel, but 16:30m worth, to illustrate a simple conclusion....A cat is a P.I.A. !

(Like the 2m video much better)

Mini Rant:

Reminds me of those network news magazine programs that stretch out a crime story (always with a twist at end) with loads of commercials inserted. After each commercial, narrator must rehash everything that was covered before, as if to be catering to a group of brain dead viewers. The network talent competition programs are the same- 10 min of sad contestant family disease history, 5 min of actual performance, 5 min of commercials, 10 min of rehash, then repeat, for 2-hours, several times/week. I'll just have to say the editors certainly earn their pay churning out this [email protected] So thankful for the DVR!



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