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Comment by Vicky Myers on January 6, 2016 at 4:41pm

Still cold & snowy here. I planted lettuce and put up more wire tiered hanging baskets on the porch. Did it early this morning before going to sleep. I have been horrible about keeping late night early morning hours and not getting anything done. GRRRR I HATE WINTER! SAD takes over and I want to just  sit and wach tv or compuer. Went to the end of driveway in snow last night to get mail. Checked the road and it was a slick of ice. Going to go see if I can get out of here today as running out of food good water allergy pills eic. Went out to check food in mini shelf greenhouses the other day. It was so cold I didn't even have the  inclinaton to fight the zipper on the door to open it.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on January 6, 2016 at 12:44pm

Lorraine how do I contact to get help undoing mess Geneology Society here in Medicine Hat, AB? Don't know which phone number to call in phone book. Finding photos and newsprints of old too.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on January 6, 2016 at 10:53am

Yes William, I am looking forward to these lengthening days! Too dark & too short, my Christmas lights stay up for another month. The unheated greenhouse gets used for storage during winter months so the neighbors have to get on board too & back their stuff out before I can turn the lights on in there. When the tulips begin to pop up, I start pestering them. I use 2 large seed heating mats in April. They threaten to take the whole thing down & bring it across the street to me but where would I put it? We have trees, trees, trees, except in the driveway! They have all the open garden space & do not use it because they both work full time & go off on the Harley on weekends.

Nancy, you have two free weeks on There is a live chat person any time now that could help you through. Also, if that is not enough help, then each Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) ward has family history specialists. In your area you have assigned missionaries that will know the names & #s for these folks so get in contact with anyone in the phone book or even the number on a TV ad which will eventually percolate you right to the live person you want to help you. I know because I am one of those people in our ward. We love our "work" past midnight & into the wee hours. Just please don't interrupt our internet service. . .

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on January 6, 2016 at 9:34am

It is this missing relative cousin's mother forgot to put in and messes up my paperwork done so far. I need someone to show in person.

While out I got to get more goat's milk, was told soy milk not good at my age. Cannot drink Lactose, cow's milk and rice milk not great. Got to get moving, if got to get to church  before my 9:30am as long as van starts.

Found a bundle of 3 cookbooks and looked through first one inside cover, hard and has old fashioned seed pkts, the recipes are great haven't tried any yet. The books are from Sharon Springs, NY. Get separate or get bundle. Want to go there in person and close by to where roots began when landed in America. PBS had a program on and I ordered the DVD and stuffy turkey that makes turkey noise. Bye for now.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on January 6, 2016 at 9:24am

Lorraine good to hear about what is happening with your plants, I will be working down in the Greenhouse soon planting seeds for garden in April. can't wait to get started.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on January 6, 2016 at 9:19am

Nancy try I am a member of it till spring comes and then back to gardening.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on January 6, 2016 at 9:04am

Thanks Lorraine, I am at standstill with looking up family on my dad's side and Geneological Society not much of help. My cousin's mother did some scrolls up but forgot at great or great uncle. Found photo of him. Cannot seem to get in contact where I live with Mormons if that is the Temple you mean. 

I watch the snow melt then days, weeks later more snow comes. Adopted a cat the other day for mouse patrol and company.

Got to get going to my church food pantry. Bible study for those coming to Food Pantry and others.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on January 6, 2016 at 3:31am

OK Nancy. Thought I would respond to your question of what are people doing for winter months?? I do stay in & work on family history alot. Seems I have a thousand names to extract & send off to my son in Las Vegas for temple work. Every winter they have made the program easier to use but I still need to relearn it because I have forgotten where things are.

Then there are the tulips to plant in the greenhouse for early spring photos! The seed catalogs are beckoning to me. I ordered those bulbs awhile ago & stored them in the garage so they have been refrigerated but planned to get them in pots on Christmas Day. No, New Years. No, Oh well. Tomorrow. Going to be pretty at any rate. The crocus all got in thanks to a friend of mine who likes to help out. 

The gal who paints my nails loves my winter squash. Her mother purchased a big one from me to share around the neighborhood! My chickens are still laying with just a light bulb on in the unheated stall & with 15 I have enough to share too. The kale is still pickable for juicing & I hope the plastic wrap on the green roof is saving my fuchsias, flax etc from wet & temps in the teens. Purple fountain grass & geraniums are the only survivors hanging on under lights in the garage with a few fuchsia starts. Most of the cuttings croaked. I saved one coleus plant so far in the house but it looks like it can't make it another dark month. I will bring my lights into the guest bedroom next year for cuttings!! The garage is only good for totally dormant stuff like canna bulbs.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on January 4, 2016 at 1:03pm

Adding some photos to my section of MY Photos. I was in Victoria last May and went with friends to Gorge Park in Victoria, BC was learning my digital camera. This is one of the photos I took in the garden. Another is windstorm had last year, part of tree fell onto a car up the street.

Comment by Vicky Myers on January 4, 2016 at 12:41pm

Day temps 30s nights 20s and below.


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