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    This is a wonderful idea but I can't get to the website. I get "It doesn't look like you have been invited to read this blog. If you think this is a mistake, you might want to contact the blog author and request an invitation." Please let me know how to get into this blog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary_Jo3 View Post
    This is a wonderful idea but I can't get to the website.
    It's over 7 yrs old. It's probably been deleted by now

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    Mary_Jo3 I loved reading the story about your mom.

    I'm def looking at ways to cut my expenses too.

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    I just read my post from 02-17-2017 and wish I could go back in time, my sweet mom passed away at 91 in July. She has spent a year and a half in assisted living, THANK GOD she bought that insurance 25 years ago, you can't even get her policy anymore, they don't offer it and certainly not at that price. Then she went to hospice for 20 days. She was so special the staff from assisted living including the manager visited her and brought some of the residents to check out her new digs as they put it. She was still giving advice and hospice workers from all over the complex came to talk to her and listen to her stories, sometimes I would be walking down the hall to get some air and one of the staff would be crying because they loved her so, she said the Lords Prayer with every shift. When we cleaned out her apartment she had things she wanted certain staff members to have and we left a lot of stuff so they could give it to someone in need or prizes for game day. Her last words to me were "go home you look tired, I'll see you tomorrow". She lasted another few days but didn't open her eyes, I'm sure she knew we were there. God bless that staff, I could not do their job, you know someone long enough to get attached and then they are gone. There was no pain, there was no fear, she looked forward to seeing her mother, we always talked a lot, nothing went unsaid, her belief in God and Heaven were unshakeable, she was totally at peace, I hope I am that lucky.
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    Planning my own victory garden this year, starting small, just a few plants already making plans. Some tomatoes, green peppers, leaf lettuce stuff like that. Talked to a friend about foraging for berries and maybe mushrooms.
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    Now that I am a country girl (I'm a raised city girl from SF, Ca.) we bought a home in the country with 7 acres four years ago. Three years ago I started a small garden just to see if I could do it. Needless to say...this Spring it gets moved over to a bigger area! I am really good at it lol *pats self on back* I also can and freeze what I grow. Also give some away. We have fruit trees...apples, cherry and pears. Rhubarb (huge) grape vines and black raspberry and red raspberry bushes (damn birds) oh a a big mulberry tree. I make jams, jellies, apple and pear sauce, salsa, spaghetti sauce, sauce for chili, pizza sauce lol I love it!!

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    I had tomato plants in pots after I moved to Ohio. I think I got a late start, but I haven't figured out gardening here yet. My mom had a kitchen garden - shallots, okra, green beans, tomatoes - one time she had very productive zucchini and she had a few young asparagus plants. After she passed, I dug up the asparagus to give them a try, but managed to kill the plants. I might give gardening in pots another try this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAVESBABYDOLL View Post
    Now that I am a country girl (I'm a raised city girl from SF, Ca.) we bought a home in the country with 7 acres four years ago. Three years ago I started a small garden just to see if I could do it. Needless to say...this Spring it gets moved over to a bigger area! I am really good at it lol *pats self on back* I also can and freeze what I grow. Also give some away. We have fruit trees...apples, cherry and pears. Rhubarb (huge) grape vines and black raspberry and red raspberry bushes (damn birds) oh a a big mulberry tree. I make jams, jellies, apple and pear sauce, salsa, spaghetti sauce, sauce for chili, pizza sauce lol I love it!!
    Girl you should pat yourself on the back, what an accomplishment, I'm going to try to follow your lead but unfortunately no fruit trees, I've noticed the neighbors have 3 apple trees but don't seem to pick the apples, I would need to figure out what kind they are and what to do with them. They are green, in the fall the branches touch the ground, the deer get a lot of them and their children pick up the rest and throw them over the fence into the open field. My mom canned, it scares me a little, who taught you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by magickay View Post
    I had tomato plants in pots after I moved to Ohio. I think I got a late start, but I haven't figured out gardening here yet. My mom had a kitchen garden - shallots, okra, green beans, tomatoes - one time she had very productive zucchini and she had a few young asparagus plants. After she passed, I dug up the asparagus to give them a try, but managed to kill the plants. I might give gardening in pots another try this year.
    Sounds like an idea, I am queen of the plant killers, I either over water or forget to water all together. I wanted to try to grow garlic but someone said they need to be planted in the fall, haven't check on that yet but if it's true it will have to wait until next year.
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