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    Tula

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    Sissy, Your gardens did really well this year!! Things are winding down, plant wise, at my pond. Lilies thinning out, forget me nots, dying off......makes me long for Spring.

    I wish I could figure out a way to make a cover for my pond this winter. It's very irregularly shaped and uneven, so it isn't easy.
     
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    I am going to put plastic over the hoop house this winter to see if it helps warm up the pond .We had really bad storms last night again 4 houses near me got hit by lightening .
     
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    I respect that. Very few men these days respect women the way they should.
     
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    My things is I am my fathers daughter and he taught me there was nothing a woman can't do .We literally bought the farm and dad made it into an organic farm back in the 60's with great success .I went on to work in a mans world doing a mans job and making great money .I retired before my 50th birthday and told my dad I was going to retire at 50 so I made it even though mom and dad were not here to see it .Dad taught me well and then I taught it to my sons ,but some times they listened sometimes they didn't .They learned from there mistakes
     
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    Very cool, I like that it all worked out. Your dad taught you well. I made some mistakes along the way, but learned from them.
    I am glad I am in a position to have what I have... especially this pond :love:
     
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    I have made mistakes until I got access to my dads safe deposit box and found his pond paper work back in 2007 . 100_9039.JPG 100_9009.JPG 100_9009.JPG .My sisters new people I built and my new person .He will be a protector of my property
     
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    sissy sissy

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    look it's me :LOL: 100_9061.JPG 100_9062.JPG
     
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    sissy sissy

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    taken yesterday oct.25,2016 Lots of little tomato's for my salad
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Still looks like Summer there @sissy and those banana trees are doing great!
     
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    My tomatoes just froze when we hit 26 yesterday morning. The plant was covered with beautiful cherries.
     
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    So far no frost here yet and picked for both my sisters .Getting more lights in .Since king arthur passed away poor chihuahuas are afraid of the back yard and for there safety and my sanity I am installing more lighting .Plus putting in riser led lights on both sets of front steps .I almost fell down them the other night in the dark ,so better safe than sorry .I saw a fox in our front yard the other night so not taking any chances deck step lights and these should work going along the back fence line .2 sets of them .I am changing all the halogen bulbs to leds to save more money 24 lights should make me able to see the bad things out there .Plus Jody stopped over because he found a tent in the woods and called the cops and wanted to make sure I knew for my own safety .Cops removed the tent and other stuff and took pics 100_9158.JPG 100_9152.JPG
     

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    bee on my butterfly bush and it is lady bug season here they are every where and boy do they bite . 100_9285.JPG flower posing for pic 100_9302.JPG
     
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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    Looks nice
    Lady bugs bite ?

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    We get swarms of them in the spring and fall and when they land on you and you are sweating they bite.I never saw so many lady bugs until I moved down here .I guess they want the moisture .I took off 2 pieces of damaged vinyl siding and there were lots of lady bugs behind the siding and they try like heck to get in the house .They are as bad as stink bugs .I was trying to move the gate yesterday and got bit several times .There are lots of bumble bees on my flowers but this one is the only one who wanted to pose .I took several pics
     
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    OK my nightmare banana plants I cut out 8 of them so far because they were lifting the retaining wall around the pond on that side .I have to take out at least 4 more the saw all is working hard 100_9323.JPG 100_9316.JPG 100_9315.JPG 100_9313.JPG 100_9305.JPG 100_9306.JPG
     
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    Wow sissy, your banana trees look lush and tropical !
     
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    measured some I took down some where from 8 feet tall to 12 feet tall and lots of new babies coming up also .Top pic of how close they were to the retaining block wall of my pond .That is why I had to cut them down .Some of the bottoms were 14 inch's around ,bigger than a round paint can 100_9343.JPG 100_9327.JPG 100_9345.JPG 100_9341.JPG
     
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    How old are your banana trees sissy?
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I'm taking mine out from in front of my window as they have multiplied too much and grown too big and full! I transplanted some babies over by my greenhouse away from the house. They can behave better over there :)
     
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