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  • Solve the Problem

    Posted on May 31st, 2010 Pam No comments

    A thinker can always get on top of a problem.
    He can either solve it, or eliminate it, or develop an idea pattern that will enable him to live with it.

    If you ignore a problem, it will not go away. It will always be there until you take care of it.
    So…Solve the Problem…NOW !!!

  • What do you think?

    Posted on May 24th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Take an interest in your future, that’s where you will spend the rest of your life.

    When you aquire a skill, do a complete job of it. For instance, don’t just learn to swim half way across the lake.

    Only that which is above your head, can lift you up.

  • I love Dandelions

    Posted on May 21st, 2010 Pam No comments

    As a small child, I ate dandelions… really!!!!! You should try them, they are kind of sweet, but just eat the centers when they are large and orange (and watch out for bees). My Mother, for some reason didn’t want me to eat dandelions. So she would ask me if I was eating dandelions again and I would say no. She would give me a funny look, but say nothing. Once I looked in the mirror after such an encounter with my mother, funny thing, I had yellow stains all around my mouth. She could always tell when I had been eating dandelions.
    If your lawn is like my lawn, you have dandelions in it right now. If you haven’t sprayed them or kept them out each year. They are blooming pretty good right now and soon will go to seed. I thought I would give you my take on how to control dandelions.
    1. Get them out of you lawn before they go to seed.
    2. If you don’t like spraying your lawn, use a knife to cut them out. I have found that to be the fastest way.
    So I have a

  • To say or not to say

    Posted on May 17th, 2010 Pam No comments

    I have never been hurt by anything I did not say.
    –Calvin Coolidge, July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933, Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929).

  • Be all you can be

    Posted on May 10th, 2010 Pam No comments

    There is still time to be what you might have been….

    There are two ways you can spread light; you can be the candle that makes it shine or the mirror that reflects it.

  • To Moss or not to Moss

    Posted on May 5th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Did you know that moss is over 350 Million years old. Moss knows how to live !!!!!
    There are several varieties of moss you can grow. An interesting point about moss is that it must have lots of moisture and shade. Which makes sense if you think about it. Don’t try to grow it in a sunny place.

    Carpet moss is a type of moss that is good to use around side walks or rock ways. It tolerates foot traffic very well. I have a small amount of moss growing on the North side of my house. I’m not sure what kind it is, but I am going to try to incorporate it into a rock way. I think it sounds like a cool idea.

  • When to Plant

    Posted on May 4th, 2010 Pam No comments

    I have received lots of questions about when to plant vegetables.
    Here is my BEST GUESS. This is for the Idaho Falls area.

    Plant cabbage plants, broccoli plants and cauliflower plants outside anytime after April 15th.
    Plant pea seeds, onion sets, cress seeds, lettuce seeds and radish seeds anytime after May 1st.
    Plant bean seeds, corn seeds, squash seeds or plants, pumpkin seeds or plants and cucumber seeds or plants after May 20th.
    Plant tomato plants and pepper plants after May 31st.

    That is just MY idea on when to plant seeds or transplant plants into the garden.
    It is true you can plant earlier if you are planning on giving plants more protection against cold weather or be prepared to cover the plants if there is a chance of frost.

    Even using these conservative planting dates, you may experience frost as late as June 10th. There is ususally a cold spell between June 1st to 10th. Plan on protecting tender seedlings during this cold time.

    Another thing you should consider is the wind. Idaho Falls is famous for it’s wind. Wind is very damaging to tender seedlings. But keep in mind if you wait until the wind stops before you plant it may never happen.

    Also, if there happens to be a warming trend, it may feel so warm that you will want to plant too early. In early April this year it was in the 80’s and yes I felt like planting that day. It was soooooo warm. Just remember those days are few and far between. So resist the urge to plant too early.

    Several times I have planted peas very early and then again around May 28th. My experience was that both plantings matured at about the same time. So most of the vegetables planted early are just to cold to grow very fast. The later plantings ‘catch up’ with the early plants. So think twice about planting too soon. Plants really don’t grow very fast until the soil temperature warms up.