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Saturday, February 12, 2011

taxes are lower, frozen dead plants, horns basketball

federal tax receipts are lower now as a percentage of gross
national product (gdp) than since the early 1950s

as the economy has slowed the amount of taxes has decreased
not a good way to get a tax decrease
there also has been an  increase in tax deductions, credits,
and exemptions

the federal government will be borrowing 40 cents of every
dollar it spends this year

talk about private credit card overuse this is worse

think this all needs to be fixed

today it the big day in the garden
i go out and will slowly lift the row covers off all my crops
to see what survived
i took a small peak yesterday and it wasnt pretty

the real good organic gardeners around here have shown
pictures on their blogs of their damaged crops
if they have trouble beating the cold weather then i dont
feel so bad

will remove all the dead ones probably lettuce, some swiss
chard and will replant them as there is still time to grow more
usually the kale, garlic and spinach survive ok
peeked at the strawberries and they looked ok

well this will give me another excuse to go to my favorite local
organic garden

also have looked around my yard to see what plants were tough
enough to survive this round of cold weather and the last summers
heat without helping with row cover or extra watering

cactus, salvia greggi (autumn sage), oregano, 4 nerve daisy,
thyme, sage, lavender,rosemary, cedar sage, black foot daisey
and jerusalem sage are a few examples

the common thing is that they are all native to this area or are herbs
and are made to survive these harsh conditions

plant native

whats different about the horns this year is that they are
a team which wasnt the case last year

horns play the bears today
the bears have had the horns number recently
plus baylor is playing good basketball right now

prediction is  that baylor will win one of the two games
against texas this month


  1. Speaking of garden, guess I will go and pull up the dead onion plants, not sure I want to even re-plant them at this point, just wait for spring break and get my green beans and squash in, downsizing the garden this year since it's just me now. What organic garden do you go to? A place to buy seedlings?


  2. Sorry about your garden. It's never easy to see dead plants. On the other hand, it is exciting to put new stuff into the ground!

  3. jc
    there is plenty of time to replant the onions
    mine survived by using straw and row cover
    probably lost 10%
    the natural gardener is in oak hill a good drive
    from where you live but they have the best variety and best cared for plants and they are 100% organic
    good luck

  4. w
    onions, swiss chard, some lettuce, arugala, kale, spinach, strawberries, garlic, cabbage all survived
    will replant some lettuce, spinach and extra swiss chard this week
    its all worth the effort when it works