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    Here is a pic of what I'm planning for garden placement.

    All of that is ours from left street to right street.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • We getting ready to set up our new garden too! We're doing a raised bed with some timbers that didn't get used on the pergola. It will be 18" high and 5x20' Not settled on what we'll grow yet - for sure, several kinds of squash, some red peppers, a few red onions and maybe broc and cauliflower. Oh and carrots. Not sure if I'll have room for all that or not. Squash take a LOT of space!

      Good luck with your detox and EMF month! I'm working on staying focused on the goal!

      Yeah for union reps! Fridays off will be wonderful during the summer!
      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
      2. Eat to heal
      3. Move to live
      4. Embrace today
      5. Live with intention
      6. Respect my body
      7. Cultivate joy
      8. Find my passion
      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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      • Oh squash and pumpkins!!! I had forgotten about those! I saved some pumpkin seeds from last year's jack-o-lanterns that I plan to plant. I don't care if they're GMO or not. lol

        Maybe I need larger than 16x10...

        I read at the Almanac's website not to use pressure treated lumber for a raised bed. It didn't say why. Might be because of the chemicals used to treat leeching into the soil? Might be something to look at.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • They aren't pressure treated - just 4x6 rough sawed timbers. But you're right - the chemicals do leach into the soil.
          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
          2. Eat to heal
          3. Move to live
          4. Embrace today
          5. Live with intention
          6. Respect my body
          7. Cultivate joy
          8. Find my passion
          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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          • My proposed garden plot. We'll see how it works out.

            May have to find some cheap fencing as 84 marigolds might get a bit pricy...

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            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • I showed Brad a pic of the compost mixer I want to make and he said he can get the big blue barrels from work for free. They have some kind of powdered solvent in them that we'd have to be sure to get out (he says they're labeled so we can probably find instructions online). He said if the powder was dangerous in any way they wouldn't be able to let the guys take them home... we'll see. If they won't work, I'll just take them to the dump. He's going to bring me 3 of them - 2 for water collection and 1 for composting.

              He says he has a better place for my garden b/c the place I chose has super hard soil. Says he's going to show it to me tonight. I'm excited that he's so excited about this! Normally whenI want to plant something, he's all negative about having something else to mow around. This is very not like him. I like it!

              If Brad's barrels are unusable, I found a guy about an hour from home who has food grade blue barrels for sale for $15 each. I'm sure Brad's are food grade too (since his company works in the mouth wash and tooth paste business), but we'll have to see. Plan to paint them black (for the compost anyway) to attract heat. Might paint the water barrels a neutral color so they're not a bold cobalt blue against the house. Brad will have to drill holes to install spigots.

              Oh, this is shaping up to be a very nice weekend project for us!!
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Looks like a very nice garden indeed. So, when is harvest so we can all show up to partake in your hard labor?

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                • Problem is I've never been especially successful at growing a garden, so let's aim for everyone pigging out next year! Let me get a good year in first.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Sounds like a plan!

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                    • Next thing, you'll be showing us pics of all your canning projects. So cool!
                      Georgette

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                      • Originally posted by geostump View Post
                        Next thing, you'll be showing us pics of all your canning projects. So cool!
                        I'm excited!

                        Brad is taking this to a whole new level though... he wants to do raised beds b/c they look nicer. I agree... but... I was hoping to keep this simple and easy, not get all crazy and spend a bunch of money doing it. He seems to think we can get paver blocks for pretty cheap at a surplus store, but then there's the whole dirt thing. A load of top soil is $150.

                        I say this year we do a simple in the ground garden with compost etc, and call it good. But a friend of mine on Facebook who is a hobbyist farmer says raised beds are the way to go... so I guess we'll be doing some shopping to see what things cost.

                        Today is my 1 year paleo/primal-versary. In one year I lost and kept off 28 lbs. Not real impressive given how quickly it was falling off in the beginning and given that I had made it to 38 lbs... But, I'm down 2 lbs since yesterday, so I know this gain is only temporary.

                        Don't think I slept very well last night. Brady woke up at 1 and then Makenna woke up about 1:30 and didn't sleep well after that. She ended up sleeping in our bed after a while and she seems to think she has to sleep ON me when she sleeps with me. She kept getting closer and closer to me no matter how far I'd move over, until I ran completely out of bed. Then Brady came in and wanted to sleep with the 3 of us. So there were 4 of us in the bed. Hoping tonight brings better sleep for all of us.

                        It's snowing... again. This time we have about 4 inches on the ground and it's still snowing. Looking at 8 inches of show in the forecast. Brady's school closed for the day so he's at my SIL's house playing.

                        I made a fat bomb last night that was a miserable failure. Going to try again tonight. My favorite part of a boiled egg is the white. I'm finding it very annoying that I can't eat the white if I want to keep my protein in check.

                        Day 2 is off to a fine start... I'm off to read some journals now. For a little while. I want to get this paper done today so I can officially call myself done with Strategic Planning.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • As far as rabbit control goes, I used to buy a Costco sized garlic powder/granules and sprinkle it around what I was protecting. It works! Combining that with fencing and fewer marigolds would be doable.
                          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                          • 28 pounds off and kept off is not shabby at all.

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                            • Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
                              As far as rabbit control goes, I used to buy a Costco sized garlic powder/granules and sprinkle it around what I was protecting. It works! Combining that with fencing and fewer marigolds would be doable.
                              I was considering garlic powder too. Brad wants to do a fence, but if he does a fence on a raise bed, I'll never be able to work on it! lol
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Fencing would have to be around the whole area. Why not do this year with interplanting marigolds with the crops and using the garlic powder, no fence. You could always modify next year. I wonder if rabbits would be deterred by onions or chives?
                                Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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