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Friday, January 1 View Page
Identifying plant stess !!!
Saturday, January 9 View Page
Trumps Great Wall has a purpose after all !!!
Saturday, January 9 View Page
My way to kill time in the winter. A 3,000 pice puzzle !!!
Saturday, January 9 View Page
Next up a 5,000 pice puzzle
Sunday, January 10 View Page
Gritty here is a 5,000 pice of the same castle that you did. This was my first 5,000 pc and took me about 1 month to do it so i retired it by framing it. Now i can do it in about 10 to 14 days. That 3,000 pice puzzle above only took me and my 83 year old mom 4 days to do. We do 1,000 pice puzzles in about 6 to 10 hour's
Saturday, January 16 View Page
Well this is day 6 on my 5,000 pice puzzle. I should finnish it in 2 more days a little faster than i expected !!!
Tuesday, January 19 View Page
Well it's finnished a 5,000 pice puzzle done in 9 days !!! The dimensions are 42"x 60"
Wednesday, January 20 View Page
Can't wait !!!
Wednesday, January 20 View Page
So true for many !!!
Wednesday, January 20 View Page
If Moses parted the see today !!!
Wednesday, January 20 View Page
It looks like the whole family is comming !!!
Saturday, January 23 View Page
https://abcnews-go-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/abcnews.go.com/amp/US/mega-millions-jackpot-reaches-billion-2nd-largest/story?amp_js_v=a6&_gsa=1&id=75428813&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQArABIA%3D%3D#aoh=16114342129516&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FUS%2Fmega-millions-jackpot-reaches-billion-2nd-largest%2Fstory%3Fid%3D75428813 Iteresting that is the same Kroger store that i go too !!! Just saying !!!
Monday, January 25 View Page
I took a walk in the woods today and saw GROOT trying to hide with the trees !!!
Tuesday, January 26 View Page
I case you were wondering, it's not me !!! Lol...:-)
Saturday, February 6 View Page
R.I.P.
Sunday, February 7 View Page
I can't remember what i did last night ????
Sunday, February 7 View Page
Very informative !!!
Tuesday, February 9 View Page
And you didn't think Kansas city had a touch Down !!!
Tuesday, February 9 View Page
How i feel about our mail service !!!
Tuesday, February 16 View Page
We have 12" of snow on the ground outside and my Banana tree is growing great in my bacement.
Tuesday, February 16 View Page
I also have a Washington seedless navel orange tree too
Tuesday, February 16 View Page
I have over 10 oranges on this tree and some of them are golfball sized now. These flowered in November so they should be ready in September
Tuesday, February 16 View Page
My jungle keeps me warm in the winter !
Monday, February 22 View Page
Hmmm.......?
Wednesday, March 17 View Page
My peppers are up and will need to be separated soon
Thursday, March 18 View Page
I got these seeds in the mail today, does anyone know if these seeds are any good or not ??? :-)
Thursday, March 25 View Page
Its a little to early for daffodils in Michigan.. About 2 to 3 weeks early
Thursday, March 25 View Page
Went to my garden for the first time this year and saw 5 turkey took this picture from my car as they ran away.
Wednesday, April 14 View Page
It got cold last night down to 28 im hopping that the snow helped insulate them a little bit. Its going to get cold again tonight but likely the snow will be gone so no insulation tonight ?
Saturday, April 17 View Page
It's spring time in michigan and my tulips are starting to bloom
Saturday, April 17 View Page
Another group of tulips in bloom now.
Wednesday, April 21 View Page
I hope they all snap to this afternoon. It got down to 28 last night
Friday, May 7 View Page
This is the last of the tulips this year. I thought the little red ones would have been the first to bloom but they ended up being the last to bloom.
Friday, May 7 View Page
They call these a tulip species tulip like flower with a grassy like leaf
Wednesday, May 26 View Page
My rhododendron is in full bloom now. This is pretty big for michigan
Wednesday, May 26 View Page
I put my banana tree outside today, im hopping that it will produce some bananas this summer
Wednesday, May 26 View Page
The oranges are turning on my tree already. They are kinda small about the size of a tangerine. I thought they were going to turn in September ? I have had spider mite probems but im also thinking that its not the tree i thought it was ??? Time will tell i supose ?
Wednesday, June 2 View Page
Enough said !!!
Friday, July 9 View Page
It is prety much a bust this year. 2 weeks ago we got 5" of rain and my garden just drown in mud. Most of my competition tomatoes are severely water dammaged along with many other things in my garden.
Friday, July 9 View Page
About 50% of my broccoli and cauliflower plants are toast
Friday, July 9 View Page
And what isn't dammaged by the swampy mud the slug infestation is take its toll on what survives
Friday, July 9 View Page
At least the sunflowers can tolerate the rain but im not that inspired to go to my garden this year to give it my best
Friday, July 9 View Page
This is my 5 gallon bucket challenge. This is about 5 feet tall
Sunday, July 11 View Page
My new tomato cross i call little Ducky !!!
Tuesday, July 13 View Page
My 5 gallon plant. Notice how low the dirt level is. The pot is a landscape 5 gallon pot. Its actually bigger than 5 gallons. So i took a 5 gallon home depot bucket and filled this pot. So i have a true 5 gallon dirt level
Saturday, July 24 View Page
This is my 5 gallon sunflower plant. Still no flower bud on it !!!
Wednesday, July 28 View Page
My 5 gallon sunflower is almost up to the gutter now. I keep the pot in the shade behind this peony plant so that the sun doesn't heat up the pot and cook the roots of the plant.
Monday, August 2 View Page
Well i decided to measure the gutter for a bench mark and the top of the gutter is 9 feet 6 inches to the ground. The dirt level in my 5 gallon pot is 8 inches deep. So that makes my 5 gallon sunflower plant 9 feet tall right now and still no flower bud. I think John Buttler is still the guy to beat, he is about 3 weeks ahead of me and he is around 15 feet right now. As long as i dont get a flower bud to early i hope i can give John Buttler a run for his money !!! I am now hoping that i will get 20 feet or more from this plant !!!
Sunday, August 8 View Page
I pulled my 5 gallon sunflower plant out to show that roots are not comming out the bottom of the pot. This plant is now about 11 feet tall.
Sunday, August 8 View Page
Lets try this again
Sunday, August 8 View Page
This pot is only half full of dirt only 8" deep the their is no stress on this plant
Thursday, August 12 View Page
I started with 30 plants this year, after about 13" of rain since june 25 all my competition tomatoes were prety much wiped out. I have only 2 tomatoes from my 30 plants that i can find to even weigh. This one is flashing at 21" so im estimating about 3.5 lbs
Thursday, August 12 View Page
And this is the only other tomato that i can find and its about 18" right now.
Thursday, August 12 View Page
It's 11 feet tall and it still looks like it still has some growing to do !!!
Thursday, August 12 View Page
The leaves are looking nice on it too
Saturday, August 14 View Page
Well this is probably going to be my first tomato for our team competition this year and i hope to have one more in about 2 or 3 weeks
Thursday, August 19 View Page
Here is a shot behind the peony plant so you can see the 5 gallon pot my sunflower is growing in. The plant is 13'-6" from the inside the pot at the bace of the roots.
Thursday, August 19 View Page
Lets try this again
Wednesday, August 25 View Page
My 5 gallon sunflower is about 15 feet now. It's about full size now maybe 6 more inches to go when it flowers.
Wednesday, August 25 View Page
The other angle
Sunday, August 29 View Page
Here is my 5 gallon sunflower plant. It's about 16'-6" tall from inside the pot !!!
Monday, August 30 View Page
Well i just weighed my second tomato at 4 lb 3 oz. Witch equals 4.18 lbs.

 

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