Tuesday, 28 March 2017

10:00 – It was 52.1F (11C) when I took Colin out around 0645 this morning, damp and puddles on the drive but not raining. Barbara is attending meetings and volunteering all day. Dinner tonight is leftover slow-cooker pork and mashed potatoes, all from long-term storage.

I just noticed this morning that in the next couple days I should pass 1.8 million total views since I started this WordPress blog back in mid-2011. I remember the good olde days when my journal page drew that many reads in a year or less. Over the two or three years, I’m averaging close to 1,000 reads per day (versus 5,000 to 6,000/day back in the GoD), with my biggest day at around 1,900 reads (versus 32,000 reads in the GoD, which is about what I do in month now). Of course, back then probably 80% or more of my readers were interested in what I had to say about computer hardware and software, which I don’t talk about much any more.

Barbara is still getting our garden lined up, literally. She has rows of planting pots lined up on tables in the garage, from larger ones that hold 5 or 10 liters of soil to those little trays that we’ll soon be starting some stuff in indoors.

We’ll put those inside the French doors to the back deck. I think they’ll get enough light there, and they’ll be warm and cozy.  If they do need more light, I’ll point some 100W-equivalent LEDs at them. Those’ll work about as well as formal plant grow lights. We’ll be planting several things we didn’t try last year, including potatoes and garlic.

I also wanted to plant a few cows, chickens, and pigs, but Barbara tells me none of those will grow very well in our garden. Those and broccoli, which we tried last year with no results. Lori and several others told us that broccoli doesn’t do well here, but I’m still thinking about maybe planting a few landrace broccoli seeds just to see if they’re better-adapted.

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