@jollysea that's fair. I should check the local ordinances. I was reading up on some recommendations from the Minnesoda department of forestry. But their definition of a drought year and California's definition are much different heh
Does #forestry fedi have any tips for dealing with pine bark beetles? My neighbor has been cutting down impacted trees-- great on him for caring about forest health but it's the middle of the beetle active season, won't they just infect another tree?
The Wind in the Willows is such a wonderful book.
I'm reading it to my kids again, I think this is the third time through. My grandma would read it to me on nights I slept over with her.
If you haven't ever read it, do yourself a favor and pick it up. The writing is lovely and fluid, the characters are superb, the illustrations and it just bursts with heart and imagination.
And it's public domain.
@n8chz @n8chz that makes sense. From what I now understand, that voltage comes from the electrochemical potential so different chemicals == different voltage, regardless the size of the cell. Electricity is such a ubiquitous phenomenon yet so challenging (at least for me) to wrap my mind around. Thanks!
Unseasonably early plums calls for jamming. This batch was just plums, sugar and pectin. Anyone have a better #recipe?
Went on a tour/lecture of First Rain Farm. No till and the only soil amendment is an on-site compost made of wood-chips and goat piss applied on the beds once a year. Prescribed burns and grazing for land management. Inspiring simplicity #permaculture
flower bed gardening for dummies (me)
@pixouls @theruran @plants gardening is all about experimenting and patience. If they've reseeded, that's a great sign! But for a spot like that, try some native shade plants--maybe ferns/ground cover. As for mushrooms, they typically have tree preferences. See what's growing around those trees after a good rain and you can try spreading the spores. Otherwise, innoculating a log and laying it in that spot will work too!
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