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It was 67 degrees & overcast this morning. made it to 78 this afternoon...

Watered the garden before the winds kicks up.

Took Mrs. Ranch to her PT session.

Did the weekly shopping.
 
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Watered the garden with fish emulsion fertilizer.Staked tomatoes because of the high winds. Planted more cucumbers that didn’t come up.
 

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It was a chilly 51 degrees this morning, but it's turning into a beautiful cloudless day, reaching a high of 82 this afternoon!!!

Vacuum packed the sirloins steaks & ground sirloin I picked up yesterday.

Started planting tomatoes.

Watered the garden & the flats in the greenhouse (numerous times).
 
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It was a chilly 49 degrees this morning, but it's turning into a beautiful cloudless day, reaching a high of 84 this afternoon (kind of warm for early April)...

Continued planting tomatoes & formed/fertilized another row.

Watered the stuff in the greenhouse, then the garden & asparagus bed.

Made a couple of pear strudels for dessert.
 
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It was a 53 degrees this morning & it looks like it's going to another beautiful day here.

Took Mrs. Ranch to her PT session.

Picked up a load of cattle feed & did some minor shopping, then fueled up the truck.

Watered the stuff in the greenhouse & then the garden.
 
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Continued planting tomatoes & re-potted a flat of them so I don't have to water them numerous times a day.

The caladiums arrived, so I got them planted in the pots on the back porch.

Fed the cattle ahead of the rain.

Mrs. Ranch made enchiladas for our supper & I made a batch of ranch rice to go with them.
 
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Cleaned the fan in the garage.

Watered the stuff remaining in the greenhouse.

Made a pot of green beans & potatoes for our neighbors.
 
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Went to the vet's to pickup a refill prescription for Dieter.

Fed the cattle ahead of the rain.

Started tidying up the Crape Myrtles (growth where I don't want it).

It has started raining (0.17" thus far).

The eclipse never happen here, we were on the back porch & the sky barely darken... Looks like more government/media propaganda LOL!!!
 
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Took the family to Frederiksberg for the eclipse. Pretty much total darkness. It was cloudy though.

I was shocked at the state of the countryside out that way though. All the oak trees are dying due to a fungus. Some of these ranches had near 100% devastation. Sad sight to see, I doubt there will be any oaks left 20 yrs from now and I'm betting the fungus spreads to other parts of the state.
 

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Finished the deconstruction of the old mattress.

Gave Mrs. Ranch a toe job (pedicure) per request.

Made another batch of ranch rice.
 
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Took the family to Frederiksberg for the eclipse. Pretty much total darkness. It was cloudy though.

I was shocked at the state of the countryside out that way though. All the oak trees are dying due to a fungus. Some of these ranches had near 100% devastation. Sad sight to see, I doubt there will be any oaks left 20 yrs from now and I'm betting the fungus spreads to other parts of the state.
I lose on the average, 2 oaks a year to Oak Wilt. This year four. I’m in Colorado County. I can see it already in another 1/2 dozen.
 

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Hopefully all you guys got through the overnight storms ok. Blew like all get out and rained 1.5” last night down here on the coast. Picked up a half gallon bucket of mayhaws this afternoon and I have them cooking down for juice. Checked on the bees and everyone seems to be happy. Have to add a honey super to one hive probably tomorrow. All my squash, cukes, green beans and okra came up from seed and look great.
 
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Went to the dentist to get the last 2 teeth pulled.

Watered the garden.

Fed the cattle.

Vacuumed my Jeep out & removed Dieter's 'mud room' for return (lasted 2 trips) as the next one is due to arrive tonight.
 
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Got a shingles vaccine on Friday and felt like crap all day yesterday. Still went to my company picnic and a fund raising gala last night. Better today. Pressure washed the 4 wheeler, installed new seat cover, changed the end on one of the water hoses, pressure washed and set up a bird bath for my wife and set up to remove bees from my soffit after I sit and rest a minute.
 

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Watered the garden & flats in the greenhouse.

Fed the cattle.

Started shredding the middle pasture. While I was doing that, I saw that we have a new calf (1st for this year!).
 

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Made a butter cake with chocolate frosting for dessert.

Planted more spaghetti squash & cucumbers.

Watered the garden, asparagus, the flats in the greenhouse, all the porch pots & hanging baskets.
 
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I’m starting to get lily pads in my pond. I have seen them completely take over some in my area. Is there anything I can spray on them to kill them and not harm the fish,turtles etc. in the pond?
 

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Shore-Klear, Reward or Weedtrine D, mixed with a nonionic surfactant work very well at killing lily pads. Shore-Klear is a systemic herbicide that will translocate down into the root systems killing the plant.
 
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