Larry, This One's For You

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Today's "Advice of The Day"

Cottonwood and quaking-aspen trees turn up their leaves before rain [United States].

Who needs a barometer!?!??? ;)

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Yup!

They do this to catch the rain in the leaves so they can absorb it direct!

Mine are just now leafing out, so soon I can keep track by watching them, and see if they are any more accurate than the forecasts.

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Good Idea

I've been teaching myself weather not only with all the sayings from TOFA, but by the winds, clouds and barometer.

Good luck with your poplars and all your trees, you have such fun!!

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You Bet!

My cuttings of poplar at the ponds edge are leafing out nicely! :)

Those of them I checked anyway!

They seem to be going to leaf out at every leaf bud,,,,before when I did cuttings in pots, I was doing good to get them to put one shoot out! :D

This morning I almost pruned some thing I shouldn't have,,,,I stuck my hand in my pocket to get the dog's leash out, and found my hand pruning shears instead,,,,which of course had come open in my pocket and I slashed the end of my pinky finger with it!

The cut wasn't a big cut, and since the blade was almost razz-er sharp it was nice and clean.

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Oopsey!!

Wouldn't happen to need a tetanus shot for this?

Razor sharp is good for pruning, unfortunately a cut like that actually takes longer to heal than a ragged one! Got a butterfly bandage?

Take care o' you Larry. :) No :sick: :exmark:

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RE: Tetanus shot etc.

It was really quite a small cut, and is healing nice, though slow as you said, it was stopped of bleeding long before I got to where a band-aid of any kind was.

No sign of infection or anything, I feel really lucky it wasn't worse!,,,,It's a wonder I didn't cut the end of my finger clear off!

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Good News

And I'm glad it wasn't worse!! If I had pockets like that, I won't need a purse!!!!!!!!

No more sharp objects in pockets unless firmly closed ... perhaps a leather tip for it. OR a carboard tube from papertowels.

Safety First!!

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RE: Good news

I'm afraid I opened it trying to figure out what was in my pocket besides the leash!

If I had just pulled it out to see, or had remembered to put it away, it wouldn't have got me!

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The Hurrier I Go ...

... The Behinder I Get.

:)

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Busy day here!

My nephews puppy brought a dead critter to the step, not sure if it was a weasel ferret or otter as it was still a baby, and I'm not sure of those: reddish-brown fur with whitish belly, short tail, and no ears to be seen.

I went into town to get grandma, and it was snowing there, headed back past home and on the other way to get her her new glasses, and got rained and snowed on heavily all day, then back home to find everything there dry as a bone still.

Yesterday I got two more trees to plant, aspens.

I also found and bought Golden Hubbard Seeds to save for the garden next year.

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Awww, poor little critter

Well, I personally know it ISN'T a Red Mink now don't I!! ;)

A good sign of Spring seems to be localized storms instead of those broad sweeping things of Winter.

Gonna have to change yer moniker from "Larrys Rock Garden" to "Larrys Aspen Forest"! :)

How's the greenhouse going?

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RE: poor little critter

It turned out to be a weasel so I don't feel sorry for it anymore!

We finally got a bit of the storm here, just a bit of snow!

Larrys Aspen forest does have a nice ring to it! ;)

So far the greenhouse is going good, a few nights ago it stayed warm even when it got down to 20 deg, so I have not worried as much about when everything in it will freeze! :D

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It All Depends

I complain about starlings and sparrows, Sussexman laments that theirs are almost gone.

You have too many weasels, our barn had too many mice even for the black snakes to keep up and a weasel moved in for awhile ... no mice.

Speaking of snow, did you see the pics from upstates of NY and VT? Holy Hanna!

Glad your greenhouse worked out, Larry's Aspen Forest!! (you've graduated from a rock garden for sure) :)

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It does all depend!

I have about ten cats, they keep the mice down, and I don't need them fighting with weasels!

,,,But lets just hope the rest of the weasels just move on to some where else!

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