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Old 05-07-2015, 12:29 AM   #121
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We can't diss the dandelion. They're the honeybees' and hummingbird's first food in the spring, as well as the harbingers of morels, which I've had yet to find.

DH is obsessed with plucking dandelion flowers on our yard when we're walking Beagle. My feeling is that they'll disappear soon.
I don't mind the flower, it's more the seed head after the flower is gone. All it means is more dandelions, and we have plenty! Clover I don't mind, since it's low to the ground and stays green. I also feel sorry for crab grass. Why hate on something that grows flat enough you don't have to cut often, and stays green no matter how dry the weather gets? Crab grass needs a better publicity agent.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:08 AM   #122
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We have a so-called landscaper living across from us, his yard is a field of dandelions, as are most of our other neighbors' yards. I figure we're fighting a losing battle.

Need to do a bit of research on dandelion wine and other recipes.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:12 AM   #123
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We have a so-called landscaper living across from us, his yard is a field of dandelions, as are most of our other neighbors' yards. I figure we're fighting a losing battle.

Need to do a bit of research on dandelion wine and other recipes.
Find an old Italian woman and she will clean the yard and your neighbors of all dandelions. They cook up the greens as if it were spinach.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:15 AM   #124
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Find an old Italian woman and she will clean the yard and your neighbors of all dandelions. They cook up the greens as if it were spinach.

We have very few old Italian women around here, but you just reminded me about the greens, Addie! We don't spray, but many people do, so I'd only trust the ones in our lawn.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:22 AM   #125
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Take a look at this.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-...dandelion.html

Then read this.

dandelion: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings - WebMD

And one of many sites for uses.

10 Ways To Use Dandelion Greens — Kitchn Recipe Roundup | The Kitchn
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:14 AM   #126
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An Adventure I Simply Do Not Like

Here I am at 2 a.m. on the very last adventure of my life. It is called "Getting Old." And I do not like it. Heart disease, diabetes, thyroid, every joint in my body aches. This is not how I planned my old age. I wanted to be able to work until I was 72. Then do volunteer work with the Boston Ballet Company and the Boston Symphony. I would be able to attend all of their presentation for free. Well, I had to quit work at 64. A massive heart attack will do that for you. Into the OR for open heart surgery.

I tried going back to work four weeks after surgery. Doing the work was the easy part. Sitting at a computer a half day typing up the program for Sunday services. That was a no brainer. But between the travel via public transportation and then back home left me exhausted. So I had to quit. I hated doing it. But it was causing me more heart problems. So for the first time I listened to my doctor. I find myself doing that more and more now.

Today I am on 14 different medications every day. I am in such pain some days, that I spend more time in bed than not. If I had taken this trip in my 30's or 40's and then knowing I was going to have to take it again later in life, I doubt I could have done it. If it weren't for the pain medication, I don't know what I would do.

Each day I find I am doing less and less. Only if someone asks something of me do I make the effort to fill their request. It gets me moving.

Okay. Back to the kitchen and clean the clams.
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:28 AM   #127
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:17 AM   #128
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Are you renting this place or buying it? I am now very confused.
The post you are quoting is from before the decision to buy rather than rent.

We have since started the process to buy a house.
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The post you are quoting is from before the decision to buy rather than rent.

We have since started the process to buy a house.
Thank you. I thought the sale may have fallen through. Or that I was losing my mind.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:26 AM   #130
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I like dandelions. I'm not the only one. They were intentionally imported from Europe for colonists who missed them.
This dandelion is from Germany.

I found one last year at the local flea market, it hangs in my cluttered kitchen.

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