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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in RIP Speckles   
    RIP Speckles, 2/27/18 to 9/9/2020. She died as a result to the fire set a few blocks from my house on Weds. She was an endangered breed, Speckled Sussex. I raised Speckles since she was 2 days old. She, like all of my pets, are my babies. It doesn't matter if they are a dog, cat, or chicken, I love and spoil all of them more then I did for my human ones. Speckles laid every day and was one of my winter layers. She was one of my lap hens, that would enjoy pets while telling me what's going on in the flock. Some times Speckles would lay an egg on my lap. She'd follow me around the yard while talking up a storm demanding pets. When she'd molt, her feathers would have more white tips then before. Her sisters and the hen that helped to raise her (Feisty) miss her very much. Speckles has been gone for a few days now and they are still looking and calling for her.   I know there is a chance that Feisty will go broody once she relies that Speckles is gone as she has done this in the past. I'm researching endangered breeds and thinking of getting one each: Speckled Sussex. Delaware, and 55 Flowery hen. The question is if where I get my chicks is still standing and have them.                   +5    









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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in RIP Speckles   
    RIP Speckles, 2/27/18 to 9/9/2020. She died as a result to the fire set a few blocks from my house on Weds. She was an endangered breed, Speckled Sussex. I raised Speckles since she was 2 days old. She, like all of my pets, are my babies. It doesn't matter if they are a dog, cat, or chicken, I love and spoil all of them more then I did for my human ones. Speckles laid every day and was one of my winter layers. She was one of my lap hens, that would enjoy pets while telling me what's going on in the flock. Some times Speckles would lay an egg on my lap. She'd follow me around the yard while talking up a storm demanding pets. When she'd molt, her feathers would have more white tips then before. Her sisters and the hen that helped to raise her (Feisty) miss her very much. Speckles has been gone for a few days now and they are still looking and calling for her.   I know there is a chance that Feisty will go broody once she relies that Speckles is gone as she has done this in the past. I'm researching endangered breeds and thinking of getting one each: Speckled Sussex. Delaware, and 55 Flowery hen. The question is if where I get my chicks is still standing and have them.                   +5    









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    Purple Power got a reaction from Tentoes1962 in Pest: Fungus Gnats   
    Pest: Fungus Gnats
     
     (Families Mycetophilidae (Order: Diptera), Sciaridae, Excechia, Diadocidiidae, Keroplatidae, and, Bolitophilidae)
     
     

     
     
    Special Species Notes:
     
     
    A common pest of plants grown indoors, especially where humidity and moisture are high.  Fungus Gnats can be told apart from Whiteflies because they're dingy grey instead of pure white. Larvae are most damaging to seedlings, cuttings and young plants.
     
    Fungus Gnat larvae, small worms found in the top inch or two of your soil, feed mostly on organic debris. While doing this, they often nibble the roots of young seedlings.
     
    Some fungus gnats are exceptionally hardy, they able to tolerate cold conditions through their possession of antifreeze proteins. overwintering organisms can either avoid freezing or tolerate freezing, but Excechia nugatoria can do both. For E. nugatoria, the production of noncolligative antifreeze proteins which protect the head and thorax from freezing, but they do not protect the abdomen. By allowing the abdomen to freeze, evaporative water loss is reduced over the course of the winter, and is the only insect known to semi-freeze through the winter.
     
     
    First signs:
     
    They’re usually first noticed when the harmless adults are seen flying around house plants or gathered at a nearby window or light. They are attracted to light. Small, dingy grey, non-biting flies, flying around plants aimlessly. If these "flies" are also seen coming out of the soil around your plants, you probably have Fungus Gnats. But it’s the larval stage, feeding in the soil, that can damage tender plant roots.
     
    Plants may have sudden wilting, loss of vigor, poor growth, and yellowing. With severe infestations, a considerable portion of the plants may be lost.
     
    Larvae, however, when present in large numbers, can damage roots and stunt plant growth, particularly in seedlings and young plants. Significant root damage and even plant death have been observed in interior plants when high populations are associated with moist, organically-rich soil.
     
    plant that is wilting may not indicate a lack of water, but rather root damage by fungus gnat larvae or (more commonly) other causes of unhealthy roots. However, too much or too little water, root decay fungi, and improper soil conditions (e.g., poor drainage, or waterlogging) are much more common causes of wilted plants.
     
     
     
    IDENTIFICATION:
     
    Adults are delicate, grayish black, mosquito-like flies with long slender legs with segmented antennae that are longer than their head. Their long antennae distinguish them from the more robust shore flies, and one pair of clear wings. Fungus gnats (Orfelia and Bradysia species), also called darkwinged fungus gnats (Sciaridae), are dark, delicate-looking flies similar in appearance to mosquitoes. Although a few species are up to 1⁄2 inch long, fungus gnat adults commonly are about 1⁄16 to 1⁄8 inch long. Wings are light gray to clear, and the common Bradysia species have a Y -shaped wing vein.
     
    They are not strong fliers and emerge from potted plants, especially when watering. They usually don’t move around much indoors. Fungus gnats often remain near potted plants and run across (or rest on) growing media, foliage, compost, and wet mulch piles. Females lay tiny eggs in moist organic debris or potting soil.
     

     
     
    Larvae or maggots (1/4 inch) have a shiny black head and an elongated, whitish to transparent legless body. They are most abundant in damp, rich soils and feed on root hairs, fungi, debris, algae, and other organic materials. If conditions are especially moist and fungus gnats are abundant, larvae can leave slime trails on the surface of media that look like trails from small snails or slugs.
     
     

     
    Shiny trails on soil by fungus gnat larvea
     
     
    Serious fungus gnat damage is more common in greenhouses, nurseries, and sod farms. Although larvae also feed on plant roots outdoors, they don’t usually cause serious damage.
     
     
    Life cycle:
     
    Because of their proclivity and relative short gestation, potted plants can host each stage, — egg, larvae (four larval stages or instars), pupae, adult — in multiple generations at once. The entire life cycle from egg to adult may be completed in as little as 3-4 weeks depending on temperature.
     
    Adults live about one week and lay up to 300 eggs in rich, moist soils.
     
    Within 3-6 days tiny larvae emerge and begin feeding on plant roots during their two week period. At 75ºF, eggs hatch in about 3 days, The warmer it is, the faster they will develop and the more generations will be produced. The larvae take approximately 10 days to develop into pupae. The pupal stage lasts 3-4 days before young adults emerges from the soil and begin the next generation.
     
    Because of this remedies usually require repeated applications until there are no surviving eggs.
    What they eat:
    Moist and decomposing grass clippings, compost, leaf mold, organic fertilizers, root hairs, fungi,  and organic mulches
    Controls: Yellow sticky traps Diatomaceous Earth: http://freemygreenpdx.com/topic/14332-diatomaceous-earth-de/
    For presentation
     
    Inspect plants thoroughly prior to purchase or accepting donation for signs of insect pests. Turn up soil carefully near the base of the plant and look for the glossy, clear larvae. Either reject any plant sending up flying gnats or if you have a quarantine area, place them there and address the pests: http://freemygreenpdx.com/topic/14249-quarantine-what-is-it-and-why-do-i-need-to/
     
    Fungus gnats do best in damp soils; be careful not to overwater, especially during winter months when plants use less. When potting, avoid water holding, organic material such as peat moss that may encourage egg laying. Clean up standing water, if they is water in the saucer, dump it. Improve the drainage of the potting mix.
     
    If pests are present, allow the soil to dry to a depth of one to two inches between watering. This not only kills larvae and inhibits the development of eggs, it also makes the soil less attractive to egg-laying females.
     
    Avoid fertilizing with excessive amounts of manure, blood meal, or similar organic materials.
    If you have infested plants, don’t move them to new areas where flies can emerge to infest other pots.
     
    Avoid using incompletely-composted organic matter in potting media unless it is pasteurized first, because it will often be infested with fungus gnats.
     
    The pasteurized process is also called, Soil Solarization. It is a nonchemical method for controlling soilborne pests using high temperatures produced by capturing radiant energy from the sun. When properly done, the top 6 inches of the soil will heat up to as high as 140°F, depending on the location. The plastic sheets allow the sun’s radiant energy to be trapped in the soil, heating the top 12 to 18 inches and killing a wide range of soilborne pests, such as weeds, pathogens, nematodes, and insects. greatest at the surface of the soil and decreases at deeper soil depths. The maximum temperature of soil solarized in the field is usually 108° to 131°F at a depth of 2 inches and 90° to 99°F at 18 inches. Control of soil pests is usually best for organisms found in the upper 6 inches of earth. Soil solarization also speeds up the breakdown of organic material in the soil, often resulting in the added benefit of release of soluble nutrients such as nitrogen (N03-, NH4+), calcium (Ca++), magnesium (Mg++), potassium (K+), and fulvic acid, making them more available to plants.
     
    To pasteurized potting soil, it is done with heat or steam before using it; this will kill flies and the algae and microorganisms they feed on.
     
    1.  Moisten it.
     
    2.  Place it in a bag of transparent plastic or black plastic.
     
    3.  Make the pile no deeper than about 8 inches.
     
    4.  Place the bagged soil on a slightly elevated surface, such as a pallet in a sunny location, for       about 4 to 6 weeks.
     
    Raw potato chunks placed in the soil are very attractive to fungus gnat larvae. The cut side down facing soil. These may be used not only to check pots for larvae but also to trap them away from plant roots. After a few days in a pot, remove infested chunks, dispose of them, and replace with fresh ones.
     
    Insecticides:
     
    Pyrethrins or a pyrethroid insecticide may provide temporary, fast-acting control. Spray the surface of potting soil and plant parts where adults typically rest. Do not aerially fog indoors or attempt to spray adult gnats in flight. they often are more effective and persistent but are more toxic to beneficial insects.
     
    Beneficial insects:
     
    Predator Nematodes(long-term control, species Steinernema feltiae) http://freemygreenpdx.com/topic/14383-beneficial-predatory-nematodes/
     Fungus Gnat Predators (Hypoaspis sp.)
     
    Biological insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis (Bti). Bti does not reproduce or persist indoors, so infestations in potting media might require repeated applications at about five-day intervals to provide control.
     
    Bti and nematodes can be mixed with water, can be applied as a soil drench, or spray onto media using a hand-pump spray bottle or other spray equipment, following label directions.
     
    Predatory hunter flies, Coenosia spp. These flies catch and consume adult fungus gnats in mid-air, and prey on fungus gnat larvae in soil while developing as larvae themselves.
     
    Mycorrhizae should help repair the damage/ grow roots faster: http://freemygreenpdx.com/topic/14315-mycorrhizae-and-the-roots/
     
     
    The link below will take you to "An Intro to beneficial bugs and beneficial insect food" it has a list (been worked on) to pests and beneficial insects
     
    http://freemygreenpdx.com/topic/14334-an-intro-to-benefical-bugs-and-beneficial-insect-food/?p=124257
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    Purple Power got a reaction from Tentoes1962 in When To Harvest Marijuana - Peak THC Production an   
    when I was new to growing these pictures helped me a ton when it came to when to harvest. I forget where I found them
     

     

     
     
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    Purple Power got a reaction from Tentoes1962 in Mycorrhizae and the roots ~   
    Mycorrhizae 101: How Fungi and Plant Symbiosis Can Help a Cannabis Grow Thrive
    Sponsored by Hydrodynamics International February 28, 2018  
     
    As legislation around cannabis evolves throughout North America, backyard gardeners and professional farmers alike are growing more plants every year. This explosion of interest in cannabis cultivation has been accompanied by renewed attention about how to get the most out of cannabis crops large and small. Mycorrhizae supplements are among the tools now being put to work in both gardens and grow-ops. But what’s behind this symbiotic success story, and how does it help cannabis plants to thrive?
    What Are Mycorrhizae?
    Mycorrhizae are a class of fungi that thrive in symbiotic relationships with the root systems of plants. This partnership is common throughout the plant kingdom, and is often integral to the health of crops around the world. It may even have been key to the initial spread of plants on land—evidence suggests that mycorrhizal relationships date back more than 230 million years, to when plants were still working to make the transition from sea to land......
     
     
     
     
     
    https://www.leafly.com/news/growing/mycorrhizae-101-fungi-marijuana-plant-symbiosis
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    Purple Power reacted to EDDIEKIRK in RIP Butterball   
    Amen,
    She asked for it. If I had a button here I'd shock her, just...becuase.
     
    I am of the thinking this will affect egg-laying as well. she messed up everything, I am so ashamed of her. 
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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in RIP Butterball   
    Right now the hens are very quiet and in shock.  Some refuse to leave the chicken only zone. Cookies is hiding under the coop, not talking or getting into mischief. I did find an egg under there too. Spikey was shaking when close to the gate to backyard. Sweet, Sour, and Feisty are where I found Butterball bowing their heads in silents. I think the hens affected more witnessed Butterball being murdered. I opened up the front yard to allow them to relax a little. Few hens have taken this offer and the few that did stayed close to me.  I'm going to hung up some lavender in the coop to help calm them.  This will effect their egg laying. I'm won't be surprised if most of the hens go broody.
     
    As for Chloe, she knows she fucked up bad and the two alphas are pissed at her. She didn't any signs that this would of happened. She wasn't staring/stalking the hens. might sniff a little for a sec then walk off. she never charged the fence, never growled or barked at them.   She is in her crate looking guilty now.  She'll wear a muzzle when out in the back yard. Once her new collar is here, it'll be on her inside or outside.  She'll have the muzzle on and if I see her even look at my lady hens the wrong way she will be shocked asap. She will learn chickens = pain, stay away from them. When indoors, Chloe still messes with my oldest cat Nut Nibbler, so she'll be shocked too with this behavior. I think Nut Nibbler will start to mess with Chloe just to get her shocked as pay back.
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    Purple Power reacted to EDDIEKIRK in RIP Butterball   
    -I'm just beside myself with grief. and disbelief. I am mad and angry, but hurt and confused.  such a horrible occurrence for all of you. 
     
    Won't she need to go back out alone with the hens or one hen to get the shock treatment practiced?  
     
    I love Chloe, but she is worthless if she is going to be killing hens. any chance now, when she is alone with them she'll be looking for ways to get at them. I am so displeased with her, I don't want her harmed either. But I don't see her ever being able to be around them. 
     
    Your boy is so good for allowing to be shocked, personally I'd go strap it to Chloe myself and shock her for a good long time for killing butterball. I think I would make that dog carry that hen around for a few days as a punishment, Strap it to her back. IDK, Im so upset with you. 
     
    Shame.
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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in RIP Butterball   
    I just bought a shock collar and it'll be here on Saturday. Normally. I wouldn't consider this type of training, but her main job will be to protect the hens, not kill them. My son has volunteered to be shocked first as we set it up.
     
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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in RIP Butterball   
    Butterball
    Feb. 2018 to April 28, 2020

     
     
    I still don't know how she got out in the yard when Chloe was in there. We both thought we both counted 21 hens in the chicken zone before releasing the dog to the yard. Chloe is still in training and FAILED MISERABLY YESTERDAY. Yes she was severely punished and I'm debated the death penalty for her now or use shock training with her. My cameras caught the death blow and my dog happily running around with Butterball's dead body in her mouth. I wasn't home when it happened.
     
    Butterball was happy hen that enjoyed her last day on Earth in the front yard eating grass, clover, and any bug, snail, slug, or worm she could find. Sour is looking for her since she has been grooming her to be a boss hen. She laid her final egg yesterday and a was great layer.
     
     
     
     
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    Purple Power got a reaction from Tentoes1962 in Cannabis Seeds 101: Your Intro Guide To The Marijuana Seed   
    Cannabis Seeds 101: Your Intro Guide To The Marijuana Seed
    If you’re thinking about diving into the world of growing, why not start from the ground up? Here’s an introduction course to cannabis seeds.
     
    December 21, 2017 By  Chloé Harper Gold
     
    If you’re a wannabe pot grower, you need to be an expert on all things cannabis seeds. This knowledge needs to be gained before you even purchase your first marijuana seed in order to ensure a successful grow. While we’ve given guides on how to begin the plant process and how to see it through to a bountiful harvest, you may be seeking more information about the seed itself. And so, without further ado, here’s our intro course to cannabis seeds.
    Basic Plant Biology
    To put it in the most basic terms, a seed is a plant that is in its embryonic stage. Like animals, plants reproduce by, well, reproduction. The process actually isn’t totally dissimilar from that of animals. In order to produce a seed, a plant’s ovule (like an ovum, or egg) needs to be fertilized by pollen (similar to sperm).
     
    Once the ovule is fertilized by the pollen, a seed is formed. Like an embryo, a seed contains a wealth of genetic material. Inside that one tiny object is the future of the organism. And like animals, the fate and final outcome of the seed is almost entirely dependent on how you treat it in its early stages of development. Here’s how to set up your baby, er, cannabis plant, for health and success.....
     
     
    https://hightimes.com/grow/cannabis-seeds/
     
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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in OMMP is under attack again, please help yourself   
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    My public testimony, given today at the public hearing for House Bill 4034 regarding the takeover of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program by the OLCC.
     
    My name is Dale Petersdorf.
     
    Thank you for hearing my testimony today. I am a resident of Marion County Oregon. I'm a disabled veteran firefighter of the USAF. I separated from military service in 2012 and started growing cannabis for my younger brother who is a medical cannabis patient. I am also a medical cannabis patient, former registered medical grower, advocate and activist.
     
    I serve on the patient access and social equity subcommittees for the Oregon Cannabis Commission.
    I am the current elected Secretary for the Oregon SunGrowers Guild, a grassroots organization dedicated to advocacy and support of small family farms and naturally produced Sungrown cannabis and cannabis products.
     
    I am the CEO and founder of Project:Scarecrow. We are a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to facilitate access to quality of life, products, therapies and other services to Oregonians with debilitating medical conditions.
     
    At Project:Scarecrow, all of our patient members are OMMP patient cardholders; all have at least one documented, debilitating medical condition as diagnosed by a licensed medical practitioner. Over half are on some form of disability and have limited incomes. All have found a reliable form of relief from their symptoms by including cannabis or it’s constituents in their therapeutic regimen. Many find that using cannabis not only improves their quality of life, it reduces their cost of care.
     
    On behalf of our patient members and all OMMP patients. We oppose the passage of HB4034 and HB4035. Kill this bill now. The proposed legislative language is changing at such a pace that by the time the most affected community members, Medical Cannabis Patients, have formed a rebuttal, the proposed language has changed, rendering the rebuttal ineffective. This effectively muzzles the patients so that only the interests of the regulators and well paid lobbyists are heard when it comes to writing the laws about cannabis. It's important for the needs of OMMP patients be heard and heeded.
     
    The passage of these bills will put the State in a precarious position because moving the OMMP under the authority of the OLCC is damning to the OMMP as a viable program. The OHA is bound by HIPAA, the OLCC is not. Housing a medical program under the OLCC would compromise patient confidentiality altogether. Patients are under enough hardship, dealing with their own lives and debilitating medical conditions. They certainly don’t want to be put under a microscope by the state and scrutinized like criminals by the OLCC, arguably the largest law enforcement agency in the state.
     
    There is a grisly truth that patients are currently facing. Ever since the state of Oregon voted to regulate cannabis for Adult-use in 2015, the state's existing medical cannabis program (OMMP) began to come under siege. Back then OMMP was serving 78,045 patients registrants while simultaneously supplying the whole Adult-use market in the state of Oregon with "early Adult-use sales." Now, in 2020 there are 24,801 patients left.
     
    In recent years, we've seen change after change that has affected patient access. We’ve seen patient transaction limits from OLCC retailers reduced drastically from 24oz to 1oz per visit. The state decided that having a OMMP card was essentially a death sentence for any patient in need of an organ transplant and as recent as last year, the legislature created a new rule requiring all OMMP medical gardens to have a written consent form from the property owner. This put the patients in a position where they are forced to discuss their medical information with their landlord which exposes them to discrimination.
     
    Additionally, that information is available to banking institutions and a bank has the authority demand the mortgage be paid in full if they find out that the landlord is complicit with the medical garden on the property. No landlord in their right mind will sign that form. The Oregon SunGrowers Guild opposed that legislation last year and we were essentially told that it was happening, whether we liked it or not and that somebody would have to sue the state to reverse that rule change.
     
    This legislation puts the State in a precarious position because you can’t have an Adult-use program without having an existing medical program that functions. The passage of these bills basically overturns everything that was in Ballot measure 74 in 1998. We see that these bills were introduced by committee. Nobody wanted to put their name on these bills. Nobody wanted to take responsibility. We don’t blame you, they are terrible bills. But somebody approved for it to be introduced through committee. The states legal council must have approved it. You can do the right thing right now by stopping the passage of HB4034 and HB4035 right here in committee.
     
    Thank you.
     
    Dale Petersdorf
    Brother, Patient
    Advocate, Activist
    Project:Scarecrow, CEO, Founder
    Oregon SunGrowers Guild, Secretary of the Board
    Omnibudsman Enterprises, Sales Director
     
    Please keep calling the members of the House Economic Development Committee who have not yet committed to voting no on HB 4034. 4035 and 4088

    Rep. Lively 503-986-1412 Rep.JohnLively@oregonlegislature.gov,
    Rep. Fahey 503-986-1414 Rep.JulieFahey@oregonlegislature.gov,
    Rep. Helm 503-986-1434 Rep.kenhelm@oregonlegislature.gov,
    Rep. McLain 503-986-1429 Rep.susanmclain@oregonlegislature.gov,
    Rep. Marsh 503-986-1405 Rep.PamMarsh@oregonlegislature.gov,
    Rep. Bonham 503-986-1459 Rep.DanielBonham@oregonlegislature.gov,
    Rep. Barretto 503-986-1458 rep.gregbarreto@oregonlegislature.gov
     
     
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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in Fort Bragg soldier from Chicago area killed during free fall training exercise in Arizona   
    For the third time in less than two weeks, a soldier from the Chicago area has died.
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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in Midnight & Moon   
    Last Christmas, Midnight & Moon were still adjusting to home life, so I didn't get a tree.
     
     

     

     


     
    This year these two precious kittens are fully adjusted and I got a free tree. It's not even or full, but for a great price of free. The cat first got to do some reading of the bottom part of tree. I turn this into a reef later. There were a few frisk/ambush attacks during this.
     

     
     

     

     


     

     

     
    The mighty queen Nut Nibbler is now seeing how poorly she's trained her minions. This round was being ambushed by Midnight who was using the branches as cover. 
     
    Next was see how the kittens would react to a few of the things going in the tree like pine cones with glitter and beads.  I'll start with my adorable little princess Moon. Sorry for the burry pictures, but she was moving like crazy during this test.
     

     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     
    Needless to say, Moon really liked them, so they were put high in the tree
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     
     
    Midnight wasn't to sure with the pine cone, but loved playing with the beads
     
     

     

     

     


     

     
     
    Nut Nibbler was just not impressed in the slightest. Moose trained her very well
     
     

     

     
    The tree is a lot smaller then I normally get and put it up on the sewing machine table. My pup, Chloe, thinks the tree is a stick. My tree stand is heavy and lays flat on the ground as the picture with Nibbler shows
     

     
    It can be hard to get your cat to look at you long enough to take a picture.
     

     
    Luckily for us, we have doughnuts. Nut Nibbler loves doughnuts. This is how we got that great shot
     

     
    As I decorated the tree, the cats watched. After I let them explore for a bit
     


     
     
    here's an old trick I used all the kittens I've raised besides a heavy stand. I never had a cat even a big cat like Moose in his prime (20lbs)  take a tree down. Cats love boxes, that's a fact. I use boxes that were used for shipping and put a few holes in them: entrance/exit, a couple side hole for poking then I wrap it. Moon helped. Cats seems to enjoy the boxes and play in them vs going up the tree.
     

     



     



     



     

     

     

     




     

     
     
    As you can see, these boxes are a big hit. not the tree
     
     
     

     





     
     

     

     
    Midnight has settled in and laying down when his sister come up. Isn't Midnight a good looking boy?
     







     


     

     

     

    Nut Nibbler has spotted her poorly trained minions and are at it again
     





     

     
    Will Nut Nibbler decided she wants that spot under the tree, but her minions are giving her some looks.
     

     










     
    I'm not sure what she said to her kittens, but it was out of range for our hearing
     
    This Morning, Moon found a new spot
     

     

    Moon has some special quarks like every cat does. Every time I go in the bathroom she follows me. She'll rub up against me on her way to the shower and rub and roll around every where she can reach. Then she's off to the sink and lays in it. She go in the sink 1st if she sees I turned the water on. Here's pictures from this morning.
     

     


     



     





    Nibbler waking up after a good night of sleeping. Every morning she gets tuna with her herbal meds
     

     
     
     
     
     
     


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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in Midnight & Moon   
    Last Christmas, Midnight & Moon were still adjusting to home life, so I didn't get a tree.
     
     

     

     


     
    This year these two precious kittens are fully adjusted and I got a free tree. It's not even or full, but for a great price of free. The cat first got to do some reading of the bottom part of tree. I turn this into a reef later. There were a few frisk/ambush attacks during this.
     

     
     

     

     


     

     

     
    The mighty queen Nut Nibbler is now seeing how poorly she's trained her minions. This round was being ambushed by Midnight who was using the branches as cover. 
     
    Next was see how the kittens would react to a few of the things going in the tree like pine cones with glitter and beads.  I'll start with my adorable little princess Moon. Sorry for the burry pictures, but she was moving like crazy during this test.
     

     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     
    Needless to say, Moon really liked them, so they were put high in the tree
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     
     
    Midnight wasn't to sure with the pine cone, but loved playing with the beads
     
     

     

     

     


     

     
     
    Nut Nibbler was just not impressed in the slightest. Moose trained her very well
     
     

     

     
    The tree is a lot smaller then I normally get and put it up on the sewing machine table. My pup, Chloe, thinks the tree is a stick. My tree stand is heavy and lays flat on the ground as the picture with Nibbler shows
     

     
    It can be hard to get your cat to look at you long enough to take a picture.
     

     
    Luckily for us, we have doughnuts. Nut Nibbler loves doughnuts. This is how we got that great shot
     

     
    As I decorated the tree, the cats watched. After I let them explore for a bit
     


     
     
    here's an old trick I used all the kittens I've raised besides a heavy stand. I never had a cat even a big cat like Moose in his prime (20lbs)  take a tree down. Cats love boxes, that's a fact. I use boxes that were used for shipping and put a few holes in them: entrance/exit, a couple side hole for poking then I wrap it. Moon helped. Cats seems to enjoy the boxes and play in them vs going up the tree.
     

     



     



     



     

     

     

     




     

     
     
    As you can see, these boxes are a big hit. not the tree
     
     
     

     





     
     

     

     
    Midnight has settled in and laying down when his sister come up. Isn't Midnight a good looking boy?
     







     


     

     

     

    Nut Nibbler has spotted her poorly trained minions and are at it again
     





     

     
    Will Nut Nibbler decided she wants that spot under the tree, but her minions are giving her some looks.
     

     










     
    I'm not sure what she said to her kittens, but it was out of range for our hearing
     
    This Morning, Moon found a new spot
     

     

    Moon has some special quarks like every cat does. Every time I go in the bathroom she follows me. She'll rub up against me on her way to the shower and rub and roll around every where she can reach. Then she's off to the sink and lays in it. She go in the sink 1st if she sees I turned the water on. Here's pictures from this morning.
     

     


     



     





    Nibbler waking up after a good night of sleeping. Every morning she gets tuna with her herbal meds
     

     
     
     
     
     
     


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    Purple Power got a reaction from GeneralSmokeUpington in Getting the Most Out Of Cannabis for Chronic Pain   
    Getting the Most Out Of Cannabis for Chronic Pain
    Tolerance can dull the effects of your medicine.
    By: Mary Schumacher May 11, 2018  
    When you live in chronic pain and use medicinal marijuana to combat it, often you need your medicine most of the day. This can lead to a tolerance to the point that, though still finding relief, you may feel like the effects have dulled or that you just can’t smoke enough to get where to need to be to function.
     
    Cancer patients, people living with nerve damage, back injuries and all other types of chronic pain also run into this problem on the pharmaceutical side of things, the problem being that if you continue to increase your dosage of narcotic pain killers, they simply become killers. Not so with cannabis.....
     
     
     
     
    https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/getting-the-most-out-of-cannabis-for-chronic-pain/
     
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    Purple Power got a reaction from Tentoes1962 in HARVEST AND POST-HARVEST PROCESSING: CURING   
    HARVEST AND POST-HARVEST PROCESSING (PART 3)    
    CURING
     
     
    From Home-Grown Cannabis Academy
     
     
    CONTENTS

    1) INTRODUCTION
    So you’ve finally harvested your plant. You think the process to make your own top quality Cannabis has finished. Well… think again. We’re here to inform you that you are just about halfway there. After you have correctly harvested and dried your crop, the real work begins to obtain the highest quality of your harvest: the curing process.
     
    The most important post-production step is the curing process. If you’ve never heard of ‘curing’, you are not alone. Maybe you know the process under another name: ripening. Just like a ‘Chateau’ leaves its wines to ripen in barrels or a Scottish distillery ages its Whiskey, you’ll have to cure your harvest. The Cannabis inflorescences need time to reach their full potential.
     
    WHAT IS CURING?
    We cure Cannabis to obtain and preserve the best aroma and taste possible and to make sure the bitter tasting chlorophyll (green color) is broken down. This makes the Cannabis very smooth, tasty and ready for consumption through inhalation.
     
    As soon as the inflorescences are harvested, the curing process begins. For the first couple of weeks, the Cannabis inflorescences will be drying and curing simultaneously. When the harvest is almost fully dry, the relative humidity of the air surrounding the flowers has to be slowly brought down to a specific level. This will allow further curing without the risk of molds infecting the inflorescences during storage or your harvest becoming too dry. When an inflorescence is fully dried without being properly cured, the bitter chlorophyll is ‘locked’ inside the cells and cannot be broken down further. This will give the inflorescence a bitter taste that is very hard and near impossible to get rid of.
    The specific level of humidity is different for each strain but will generally be somewhere between 55 and 65%. Most strains are cured with a relative humidity of 62-65% to bring out the best aroma’s and retain the best structure of the inflorescence.
     
    There are many ways you can cure your harvest. Each strain has a specific method which will bring out the best aromas. Some strains are fairly easy to cure, but other strains can really lose their magic if you choose the wrong method or cure for too long. It is very important to remember that curing is a strain-specific process and is dependent on the configuration and presence of the,....................
     
     
     
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    Here is a picture of our Daisy....

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    Purple Power reacted to EDDIEKIRK in 2019 Granny's List   
    It's been over a year since I wrote to all of you or sent you a new
    List. In answer to your emails asking, “What happened to the January
    2019 “Granny Storm Crow’s List"? To put it at its simplest, this has
    been a very rough year for me.

    Last fall, my disabled husband’s health took a huge turn for the
    worse. His heart was failing. Much of my fall and winter was spent
    taking him to and from doctors, the ER, or worse, to the hospital. His
    last hospital stay was a two week long nightmare. His care was less
    than what he would have gotten at home. I finally got him out of there
    and back home.

    Toward the end of January, one day after our 51st wedding anniversary,
    he passed away at home, while holding my hand. My brain felt
    “paralyzed” and I just could not do anything. My closest friends and
    family all told me to just take care of myself- the world would
    survive without a January List. I took their good advice.

    Eventually, the numbing brain-fog began to wear off a little, but
    reading and sorting medical studies was still out of the question. So
    instead, I dove into the dull, mindless work of checking the links,
    one by one. It needed doing, and it gave me time to heal.

    To most folks, the List as appears as this huge, unchanging monolith
    of information, but it is constantly changing. Abstracts become full
    studies (and vice versa) changing their URL’s, then there was that
    switch from http to https that made many links invalid, older links
    got deleted or archived, and I even had a whole site just vanish, so I
    had to find duplicates at other sites.

    By the time I had finished checking all the links, I had a huge
    backlog of new studies to deal with. I am still not quite caught up,
    but I am a full month past my usual deadline for the summer List, so
    ready or not, here it is! I hope you will forward it to your friends.
    Even just sending the link for the first section of news articles is a
    good way to help educate those new to Cannabis.

    As usual, I have divided up the List into sections. Once you open the
    links, on the left-hand side there should be a tool bar with a little
    ribbon-shaped icon, "bookmarks", click it for get the navigation
    index. My “beautiful monster” has grown to over 6,000 pages of links
    on just about everything related to Cannabis, so that index is very
    necessary. It's quite a change from the original 60 pages I shared on
    my 60th birthday!

    The first section is made up of mostly news articles. It’s a good
    place to start your Cannabis education. Most of us "old timers" had to
    learn about Cannabis bit by bit from scattered sources. I’ve made it a
    lot easier for you by adding a small “Beginner’s” section that gives
    you basic information on what can be a confusing and overwhelming
    experience.

    The news articles give you a short, understandable summary of the
    medical studies and their findings. Interestingly, I’ve found that
    news articles often contain details that the “official” abstract may
    not cover, so they are worth reading. This section will also introduce
    you to interesting sites you may have missed. At the very bottom of
    this section is a mini-dictionary that gives plain English definitions
    for some of the scientific terms you may run into.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zo2llys3ymk88c9/GSCL_2019_NEWS.pdf?dl=1

    Section 2 has the new studies from 2015 to mid-August 2019. It’s the
    biggest section simply because new studies are coming out at an
    amazing rate. For students, medical professionals and patients, this
    can be the most useful section. Besides hundreds of recent medical
    studies, this section also contains a large “Cultivation” section with
    articles on Cannabis growing dating back as far as 1789, hundreds of
    recipes are in “Methods of Use”, and the “History” of Cannabis, both
    ancient and modern, is explored.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/sqr7n6twb48bm36/GSCL_2019_NEWSTUDIES.pdf?dl=1

    Section 3 is dedicated to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – the
    endocannabinoids, their receptors and related enzymes. First are the
    newest studies and below them are two sections with the older studies.
    The information on “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency” and “Omega-3”
    is quite thought-provoking. In my opinion, the study of the ECS, and
    its genetics, is the future of medicine … but I may be a bit biased.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/cl5nfihz15grdet/GSCL_2019_ECS%20%2B%20ECS%20Genetics.pdf?dl=1

    Section 4 begins with the “Phytocannabinoids”, THC, CBD and all their
    friends and relatives. Because of our illogical ban on actual Cannabis
    research, this section is far too thin. I expect this to change soon.
    Canada, Israel, Mexico and other “medically legal” countries will be
    doing more Cannabis research, while the US is falling behind.

    Then we jump to the synthetic cannabinoids, the “Spice/K-2” drugs. In
    the lab, these are used to study the functions of a single type of
    receptor. The illegal “Spice” street drugs are usually made in
    countries where quality control is “optional”. And unlike natural
    Cannabis, these synthetic drugs have killed. Avoid them like the
    plague they are!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/adrvpmj4eey02zk/GSCL_2019_PHYTOS%2BSYNTHs.pdf?dl=1

    The last section contains the “older” studies from 2014 on back. Don’t
    ignore these just because they are a bit older. There is a lot of good
    info in them! The "ancient" Pre-2000 studies can answer some of those basic
    questions like, “Does Cannabis go bad?” or “How long should you hold
    your hit?”, and you’ll even find a few “Reefer Madness” articles
    thrown in there for your amusement, or horror.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/3eg28t1dkdjrgtb/GSCL_2019_OLDER%20STUDIES.pdf?dl=1

    On a final note, I find that I am still not quite back, either
    intellectually or emotionally, to where I should be, but I am healing.
    Keeping busy is the best medicine for me and my List keeps spreading
    the truth about Cannabis and how it can heal. And as my late
    grandfather once said, “If the truth won’t do, then something is
    wrong!”

    My love to you all,

    Granny
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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in Experimental blood test accurately spots fibromyalgia   
    2 of my doctors have arguing for years if I have fibro. the specialist says yes, my PCP says no, it's chronic pain. This would end it and I'd know for sure
     
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    Purple Power reacted to EDDIEKIRK in Summer giveaway, Set of 4 Medical Cannabis Coasters   
    Karr McDebt's Custom Laser Engraving
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    Summer giveaway, 
    Set of four Medical Cannabis Coasters. Custom engraved. Free shipping.
    Pick a number between 1 and 710 the closest to the number without going over wins. 
     
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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in Hemp grower tries straw, not plastic, for his plants   
    Hemp grower tries straw, not plastic, for his plants
     
    by Damian Mann of the Mail Tribune
    Tuesday, July 30th 2019
     
    Hemp fields covered in a layer of straw may be the wave of the future, potentially replacing the acres of plastic that have become a public eyesore in Southern Oregon.
      A local grower began an experiment last week to cover three-quarters of an acre with straw before planting hemp, using a giant blower that fires straw through a swiveling turret that looks like an agricultural field cannon......
     
     
     
    https://ktvl.com/features/in-the-weeds/hemp-grower-tries-hay-not-plastic-for-his-plants
     
     
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    Purple Power got a reaction from EDDIEKIRK in Florida medical marijuana patients face choice: guns or cannabis?   
    Florida medical marijuana patients face choice: guns or cannabis?
    July 31, 2019 Newsroom Staff
     
     
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – More than 200,000 patients in Florida say medical marijuana is helping them. But it’s also forcing them to make a choice.
     
    Jamie Meade has struggled with rheumatoid arthritis and spinal stenosis for 15 years. “I was in constant pain well over 20 years,” he said. “…vertebrae to vertebrae, so they had to go in…”
     
    Back and neck surgeries and prescription drugs helped, “But still I have, at the end of the day, agonizing pain,” Jamie explained. “So I started looking into medical marijuana not knowing much about it.”....
     
     
    https://kobi5.com/news/florida-medical-marijuana-patients-face-choice-guns-or-cannabis-107606/
     
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