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Adamantine wrote:I have a friend who bought two kerosene heaters and recomends them as backup off the grid. Anyone have experience with them and any comments?
except for how the hair was so stretchy and tangled
I've already warned my hubby, if it comes to me going without conditioner and detangler, I'll shave my head LOL!
Long hair is such a job to wash, detangle and dry, at least for me, especially since breaking my shoulder and it will have been a year the day before Thanksgiving.
They had to have had some beauty secret other than brushing. I can`t get a wide tooth comb through my wet hair without conditioner. That is, without a lot of ripping and yanking and "ouch`s !" I have long, thick hair. I understand perfectly now why my mom always kept it short when I was young. As part of being prepared, I will keep the scissors ready.
Ladies, ladies, life goes on without conditioner.
Combing a little at a time, from the bottom, and working your way up really helps. I think Mom was in a hurry to comb out all that hair. LOL
Long hair can be quite dangerous
It`s also bad for the vacuum cleaner
I had white hair
Read a brief from the U. of Minn. on black walnuts. Which says you are not to use the husks as mulch, it's got something in it that will kill off everything. So got out there yesterday and moved them out of the flower bed. Used them throw away latex gloves to handle the nuts. Some of the husks were already coming off, so I pinched out the nut and am letting them/those dry in the shed. My father-in-law told me they just used to let them lie all winter and then pick them up in the spring and the husks were off and the nuts were dried out. Am thinking about going that route.
What does "founder" mean?
I was reading all of the conversation about the hair, I have a very simple solution. You could stop combing it, and it will grow into dreadlocks
...The causal agent is a chemical called "juglone" (5 hydroxy-1, 4-napthoquinone), which occurs naturally in all parts of the black walnut. Juglone has experimentally been shown to be a respiration inhibitor which deprives sensitive plants of needed energy for metabolic activity.
The largest concentrations of juglone and hydrojuglone (converted to juglone by sensitive plants) occur in the walnut's buds, nut hulls, and roots. However, leaves and stems do contain a smaller quantity. Juglone is only poorly soluble in water and thus does not move very far in the soil.
Since small amounts of juglone are released by live roots, particularly juglone-sensitive plants may show toxicity symptoms anywhere within the area of root growth of a black walnut tree. However, greater quantities of juglone are generally present in the area immediately under the canopy of a black walnut tree, due to greater root density and the accumulation of juglone from decaying leaves and nut hulls. This distribution of juglone means that some sensitive plants may tolerate the amount of juglone present in the soil near a black walnut tree, but may not survive directly under its canopy. Alternatively, highly sensitive plants may not tolerate even the small concentration of juglone beyond the canopy spread. Because decaying roots still release juglone, toxicity can persist for some years after a tree is removed...
Gardens should be located away from black walnut trees to prevent damage to susceptible plants. If proximity to such trees is unavoidable, then raised beds afford a means of protection. However, the bed must be constructed in such a way as to minimize tree root penetration into the raised portion. Care must then be taken to keep the beds free of black walnut leaf litter or nuts. If a garden is separated from a black walnut tree by a rock wall, driveway, or other physical barrier, then root extension growth into the garden area may be limited and juglone toxicity problems minimized.
From observation of native stands of black walnut, decreased toxicity seems to be associated with excellent soil drainage, even among sensitive species. Thus, any steps that can be taken to improve drainage, such as additions of organic matter or replacement of existing soil with a lighter type, should tend to minimize toxicity problems in a garden area.
Leaves, bark, or wood chips of black walnut should not be used to mulch landscape or garden plants. Even after a period of composting, such refuse may release small amounts of juglone.
Juglone Sensitivity in Plants
The following lists were compiled from published sources. They are based largely on observations of native woodlands, gardens, orchards, ornamental plantings, and forest plantations. Few plants have been experimentally tested for tolerance or sensitivity to juglone. Thus, the lists should be used for guidance, but not regarded as definitive.
Plants Sensitive to Juglone
Vegetables: cabbage, eggplant, pepper, potato, tomato
Fruits: apple, blackberry, blueberry
Landscape plants: black alder (Alnus); azalea; basswood; white birches; Hopa crabapple*; hackberry; Amur honeysuckle; Japanese larch; lespedeza; lilac; saucer magnolia; silver maple; mountain laurel; loblolly pine; red pine; scotch pine; white pine; potentilla; privet; rhododendron; Norway spruce Flowers & herbaceous plants: autumn crocus (Colchichum); peony
Plants Tolerant of Juglone
Vegetables: lima beans; snap beans; beets; corn; onions; parsnips
Fruits: cherry; black raspberry
Landscape plants: red cedar; crabapple*; elm; winged euonymus; forsythia; hawthorn; hemlock; hickories; black locust; most maples; oaks; autumn olive; pachysandra; pawpaw; persimmon; wild rose; sycamore; most viburnums; Virginia creeper
Flowers & herbaceous plants: bluebells; Kentucky bluegrass; daffodil; daylily; ferns; fescue; iris; Jack-in-the-pulpit; liriope; narcissus; phlox; poison ivy; Shasta daisy; trillium
black walnuts are a boon for cows but potentially not so good for horses and dogs. When horses are bedded on wood shavings containing more than about 20 percent black walnut shavings, clinical signs of laminitis, an inflammation in hoof, can occur within 12 to 18 hours. Juglone is not to blame here, although scientists are still unsure which toxin is at fault.
Horses in a pasture that contains black walnuts may show mild respiratory signs from the pollen or fallen leaves. Dogs, too, can get sick from eating the seed hulls, although the larger question is why they'd want to.
The trees are a boon for cows, which enjoy standing in their shade because bothersome flies and other insects tend not to follow them under the trees.
O if this is to personal you don't have to answer, just say you'd rather not, and it would be fine with me. Your horses, are they for riding? Or, are they for pulling plows and things like that?
Sorry to change the current subject, especially since I like horses. But I need some info. Does anyone know how to keep boxed,cold, breakfast cereal? Can it be frozen? Or should it be in containers with O2 absorbers? Anyone had any experience, or have a way to look it up?
CaryC wrote:Hey Brenda,
Uumm not sure what you are looking for but here is a link to a paper by ......Mich. State U. (?)
http://www.extension.umn.edu/projects/y ... lkwal.html
It's about what to do once you have some.
I'm not a tree hugger either, but man O man, I would love to have that wood. They probably got a good price for it. You might think about checking with your neighbor and see if they left the stump, If they did....that's were the good stuff/expensive is. 'Course if I had it, I'd let it stand.
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