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  1. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Hoping that the forecast sun tomorrow and Tues...

    Hoping that the forecast sun tomorrow and Tues will finish off the last of the June-bearing strawberries with some sweetness. Raspberries are coming online too. First feed of peas, and the vines are...
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    If I was in the market for such a toy, I would...

    If I was in the market for such a toy, I would pay a visit to exsparky, and see his scout. Rather pay the price for his labour of love, than pay ford for this shite any day of the week.
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    More like, the winner gets stoned. Gowachin Law!

    More like, the winner gets stoned. Gowachin Law!
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    4 tires, an ICE, transmission, more plastic than...

    4 tires, an ICE, transmission, more plastic than metal, looks like any other 4X4 concept short wheel base toy.
    Meh. It's a broha toy based on mostly 50yr old tech, mass produced.

    But you do you...
  5. Pension funds are people too!

    Pension funds are people too!
  6. Worst thing about corporate america is that...

    Worst thing about corporate america is that people in america think their corporations have the lock on decrepit corporations. Take a look at Canadian mining companies, german pharma, india textiles,...
  7. Was in the woods establishing eco assessments for...

    Was in the woods establishing eco assessments for western Yew with the summer students. Bear shit all over the road up to the site. Didn't see more than dickie birds all day. So disappointed. Maybe...
  8. Thread: Garden 2020

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    So jealous. Tomatoes are just starting to...

    So jealous.

    Tomatoes are just starting to flesh out, and we've had a couple long english cukes so far. But those are under plastic, so have been able to capitalize on the little sun we have had,...
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    The spray wax at the car wash is better than...

    The spray wax at the car wash is better than nothing, but no substitute for a proper buffed in wax.
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    As long as you restore the wax proper a few times...

    As long as you restore the wax proper a few times a year, as you said you do, then mild dish soap should be fine.
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    For realz, a copper scour pad and generous...

    For realz, a copper scour pad and generous application of WD40 does wonders on the cheap chrome when the rust starts to spot through.
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    Barley, maize, and rice

    Barley, maize, and rice
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    Just seeing/hearing of the rates in Van, which is...

    Just seeing/hearing of the rates in Van, which is a market I know almost nothing, on a million bid, after buyers and sellers commission and tax on their service, you're spending 3-4% on the sale. So...
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    From a straight numbers perspective, if a realtor...

    From a straight numbers perspective, if a realtor is used and the place listed, what's the realtor cost of the transaction vs just getting a property lawyer and taking that 60k over appraised value?...
  15. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Comon you guys. She's beautiful. And a better...

    Comon you guys. She's beautiful. And a better friend around your garden than many bipedal or quadruped ones. Long may she prosper and reproduce!
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    This thread is useless without nekkid pics of...

    This thread is useless without nekkid pics of wife or sister on the hood of said truck.
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    Got a couple blue ones in the basement from the...

    Got a couple blue ones in the basement from the Devo show during the olympics. Should pull them out and tape a old overhead transparency to em!
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    Only been to Libby once, a pub crawl lark with...

    Only been to Libby once, a pub crawl lark with some friends from Creston. From what I remember, it seemed to be near the southern end of what we call up here the interior temperate rainforest....
  19. Thread: Garden 2020

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    For calcium deficiency, you need to look at both...

    For calcium deficiency, you need to look at both the available calcium in the soil as functions of soil pH, and the cation exchange capacity coupled with percent base saturation. pH affects how...
  20. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Gravitylover, my mother always used cheesecloth...

    Gravitylover, my mother always used cheesecloth or similar muslin cloth to cover her cabbage and late season greens to keep those dastardly little white moths from laying eggs. We get them too, but...
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    Another voice here to just keep reading to him,...

    Another voice here to just keep reading to him, both just the two of you, and together with his siblings. Don't worry about complexity at his age, just get him interested in the magic. Dr Seuss,...
  22. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Apples and plums looking good despite the hail...

    Apples and plums looking good despite the hail storm night before last.
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    Honeybees are thick on the sumac
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    Tomatoes and cukes are coming along nicely under plastic
    332925...
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    :eek: Dayum, you...

    <looks up urban dictionary...> :eek: Dayum, you modern urban folk really are perverted. FWIW, first time I heard the term was in late 80's, and there certainly were no references to feces and...
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    The foreman said he rose at dawn to check the...

    The foreman said he rose at dawn to check the weather, and then discuss with the cook the combination of spice and salt at breakfast and lunch that would best serve the day's work. Heat never seemed...
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    Yes, southern Ontario and BC have large-scale...

    Yes, southern Ontario and BC have large-scale fruit and veg agriculture that depends on migrant farm labour, and there are issues with COVID-19 in those worker populations. The Windsor area has...
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    In the field it's just some trail mix and lean...

    In the field it's just some trail mix and lean jerky. Quick and easy on the go, calorie and protein rich and I can control the salt for the season. The best were when I was administering silviculture...
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    I wonder about the actual story of the man Ötzi....

    I wonder about the actual story of the man Ötzi. I mean we have some facts: he was was found at altitude in an unnatural resting position along with a fatal arrow wounds, his weapons had the blood...
  29. Further proof that crabs are suitable bait for...

    Further proof that crabs are suitable bait for red snapper!
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    Suppose it's necessary for such a tall...

    Suppose it's necessary for such a tall panel/privacy fence. All the concrete posts I've removed were for 5' or shorter posts, for which a 3' deep hole has been totally sufficient. But I agree, if...
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    The fucking worst fence to fix - where someone...

    The fucking worst fence to fix - where someone poured concrete in the hole to secure wood posts into the ground. Dug about four of those out on this place so far. One I just let the turf grow over....
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    Alcohol beercan stove and MSR espresso maker is...

    Alcohol beercan stove and MSR espresso maker is the bomb for real coffee. Can't beat the weight to BTU ratio either. Just tie a fly or two, or set up the bedroll while waiting.
    I usually just...
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    Makes me think of the cunningham technique for a...

    Makes me think of the cunningham technique for a dislocated shoulder. Get those muscles to relax and align the rigid structures appropriately, and shit just goes back where it belongs.
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    That's some serious erectile dysfunction. The...

    That's some serious erectile dysfunction. The globulous fat on the x-ray ain't so flattering either. Poor fucker.

    Modern America in a nutshell.
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    Poor woman's strap-on?

    Poor woman's strap-on?
  37. Thread: Garden 2020

    by BCMtnHound
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    My opinion on the raised beds and plant spacing...

    My opinion on the raised beds and plant spacing is just that you can manage each plant easier along both lateral growing axis than those in rows. But plants need their space, regardless. I grew up...
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    Ya, like worked so well in the late 60's and...

    Ya, like worked so well in the late 60's and early 70's. Even amnesty didn't get most of those conscientious objectors to leave. Then your govt tried to go after their unpaid income tax for the past...
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    Glad it worked for ya! While digging post holes...

    Glad it worked for ya! While digging post holes is not the most enjoyable task, hefting that bar vertically as high as you can reach then driving it down with as much force as you can muster has a...
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    Solves the storage problem for that particular...

    Solves the storage problem for that particular engine. Permanently.
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    I would go online and check with the manufacturer...

    I would go online and check with the manufacturer of your particular genny.

    For my Hondas, yes, I turn off the gas and run until they quit, then drain the carb, if I expect to store them for more...
  42. In my limited experience, putting pressure on any...

    In my limited experience, putting pressure on any part of the bridle, other than the reins, could result in unintended consequences. Manipulating the bridle should only occur when putting it on, or...
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    Lexa's release is peaking now. She spends 90% of...

    Lexa's release is peaking now. She spends 90% of her time outside, so we don't have much issue in the house, but occasionally a dust bunny escapes from under the couch that looks like it had flemmish...
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    Nah, all the gruesome human remains I've...

    Nah, all the gruesome human remains I've discovered have all been above ground.
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    I've lived in a few towns, and dug a garden in...

    I've lived in a few towns, and dug a garden in many of them. Usually found the old dump from back in the day when household garbage was buried in the backyard. Some neat old bottle and such. Mostly...
  46. John Wick I think?

    John Wick I think?
  47. 6, but that would soon lead to 3, cause the lid...

    6, but that would soon lead to 3, cause the lid will only last so long and it'll be time to find a smuggler with a fast ride.
  48. Thread: Garden 2020

    by BCMtnHound
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    You're easy 2wks ahead of us Bob, great looking...

    You're easy 2wks ahead of us Bob, great looking beds.
    We've got everything planted now, finally getting regular nights in the teens. The first of the wild strawberries are out for their June moon -...
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    Heh. I was the post hole auger for most of the...

    Heh. I was the post hole auger for most of the two summer months of my 14th year. We had just moved to the property in the Kootenays, and Dad wasn't about to miss the opportunity for cheap labour to...
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    An old family friend passed away recently at the...

    An old family friend passed away recently at the ripe age of 103, in his own home and bed. When he was still residing above the turf, he'd reply when asked how he was - 'Pretty damn well for the...
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