I need to dormant-spray my fruit trees, but every day is either too windy, or rainy. Try as I might, so far I've never ended up with worm-free peaches; it's so very hard to stick with the schedule for spraying, thanks to the weather. I've had two different people tell me they only spray when the trees are blooming: Dear Lord, no wonder honeybees are dying! Anywhere you find directions for spraying your fruit trees, it will tell you NOT to spray during blossom time (except for the fungicides, which are fine). That's when the bees are doing their work. If that's what I have to do to have blemish-free fruit, forget it.
I am far from an organic gardener. While I admire those who are able to raise wonderful gardens without using pesticides, fungicides, and other forms of poison, I've found if I want tomatoes and cucumbers and squash, I'm going to have to drag out the old skull-and-crossbones. I look at it this way: If I were buying these things at the store, they'd have the same poisons (or worse), not to mention a nice dose of salmonella on the side.
Back to rainy weather, we've had a long run of that around here. Three years ago we thought we'd never get this trailer house hauled in because it wouldn't stop raining, and it's been wet ever since except for a month-long drought last fall.
I'd rather have too much rain than too little, although it's hard to get a decent motorcycle ride in with all the rain.
We're still pondering what to do about our lack of freezer space. I can't believe we gave a big deep freeze away because it was never more than 1/4 full; then I immediately began gardening again and we started butchering a steer every summer. We're debating whether to watch Craigslist for another small, used freezer, or just go ahead and deal with the lack of space as we've been doing. If I had more space I might freeze some tomatoes, and I wouldn't have to can so many. Everyone who's done it says tomatoes freeze well.
I contacted Direct TV and got rid of the expensive movie channels; there just aren't that many good movies made these days, and we seldom watched any of them. I do keep an eye on Turner Classics, which doesn't cost extra, because some of those oldies are great. I recorded "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" and watched it last night. My, how times have changed!
Spencer Tracy was dying when this movie was being made, and received a best-actor award posthumously.
Have I mentioned I'm one of the suckers who acquired an Ipad just three weeks before they came out with the Ipad II? Yeah, somebody just shoot me. The Ipad I bought is now selling for $100 less.
By the way, yesterday Sophos, which I follow on Facebook, informed me of yet another free antivirus for Macs, so we have a choice. You'll find it HERE. This also led me to a site that mentions the thirty best free Mac programs to download; this might be useful to some Mac
Aficionado is a word I could never spell on my own. I used spell-check in order to get it right, then decided it wasn't the word I wanted anyhow; it's OK, sometimes I enjoy using the strike-through option.
I think perhaps I'm a worse speller than I used to be, simply because I depend on spell-check all the time.
Alrighty then; was this random enough for you?