Just got off the phone with Mistermix, recording a 63 minute podcast, and I had forgotten how much I ramble when I’m talking.
Big house news- the apple tree in my back yard has a dozen or so chestnut sized apples, and part of me wants to watch them grow, the other part wants to pull them off because I don’t think the limbs are strong enough to support them.
So, The Hill is saying that deadbeat donnie has fired Cohen.
@EBT: Is that Trump’s way of saying No Pardon For You to Cohen?
Sixty three minutes of how much you hate us?
Apple trees are made to hold apples on their branches.
Eighteen tweets so far today. That has to be a record!
@zhena gogolia: JGC is a fussy apple tree parent.
Methinks they’re baby trees in his yard not old enough to support fruit. What say the right-to-fruit-lifers?
YetAnotherJay formerly (Jay S)
@EBT: The Hill is recycling old news, the article points out that Cohen has been referred to as former Trump attorney for at least a month. The new spin is that Trump said it himself today as part of the distancing process.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
Don’t leave us hanging — what is the topic of the podcast and where can we find it?
I never heard of this concept.
YetAnotherJay formerly (Jay S)
@trollhattan: Thinning fruit from trees is a safe, legal and not rare process in commercial apple orchards.
Mike in NC
@EBT: Trump will swear he never even met Cohen, and only brushed his sleeve against Manafort on an elevator that one time. And Jared who???
JC, unless they’re twigs you can prop up the branches. We used to use pieces of 1×3 cut to length.
In a shocker, Trump tariffs killin’ jerbs, raisin’ prices for us all.
you spent 63 minutes on the phone without slipping and breaking a leg? nice job, cole.
@trollhattan: Is that like teen apple pregnancy?
hasn’t been a good week for him.
@chopper: He didn’t say that.
you can also rig up a tarp to catch apples that fall prematurely. i keed, i keed.
How old is the apple tree? If you just planted it last year you should take off the apples so the energy of the tree goes into making a stronger root system. The tree will be stronger and produce more apples in the long run. It’s better to leave the tree for two years before allowing fruit to stay on, but people have a hard time doing that.
@zhena gogolia: @chris:
If the wee things in his floody yard pic are the fruit trees in question, probably better to strip the fruit now and let the tree put its energy into leaves and roots this year.
An under-communicated tragedy of our era.
@Yarrow: Any ideas about the best mulch for a raised bed for vegetables?
That’s a very cheering way to start the weekend!
@YetAnotherJay formerly (Jay S): Good eye, thank you.
@schrodingers_cat: I use leaf mulch.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques: I can’t read those tweet threads. There are some seriously stupid and fucked up people in there, insisting that this PROVES Hillary is going to jail and it was a government conspiracy, because something.
My favorite one is that apparently Hillz e-mailed Obama a few times from this server, therefore Obama was involved in a coverup.
But the sheer amount of incredible bullshit these people willingly eat and then spew back at you in order to protect Trump (who’s actually GUILTY of all this stuff) is quite honestly depressing.
@chopper: How dare you imply that Infrastructure Week isn’t a smashing success.
Apple limbs bend like nobody’s business. If there are more than 3 apples at the end of a branch, remove the extras but those branches will take a lot of weight.
@dmsilev: ” Is that Trump’s way of saying No Pardon For You to Cohen? ”
Trumpsters too cheap to pay Cohen’s any more legal bills?
Edit: OTOH, covering things up with the privilege angle doesn’t seem to be working out at all. So, the hell with Cohen, they think they can deal with the fall out down the road.
A shiv in jail seems to be cheaper for them.
@schrodingers_cat: JGC is a fussy
What has the Persimmon Pustule learned? Apparently nothing.
Hobby orchardist here: If the apple tree is young (2-3 years), remove all the apples but one or two total near the trunk. That won’t put undue strain on the branches, or on the tree – you don’t want to let a young tree produce too much fruit. If the tree drops those apples later, even that was too much for the little thing.
If the tree is older, thin the fruit so there’s 8″ between apples on every branch (a hand-span), and if you see the branches are bending too much under the weight, remove more later.
Also: don’t judge fruit quality by the first or second year’s product. The first year or two can be disappointing.
You wrote “tarp,” but my trick brain briefly turned it into “trampoline,” and I was having visions of dozens of little apples going bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy…
Okay, that makes sense. It’s not because the branches are too weak to hold the fruit!
I use Windows. Don’t know nuthin’ ’bout no apple stuff.
From pre-schism Virginia, a colonial recipe (adapted for modern cooks) for apple tansey.
“in other news, a west virginia man was admitted to the hospital with a concussion, claiming that he was struck in the head by a high-speed apple bouncing off of a homemade trampoline. this was not his only trip to the local hospital this month, having recently broken his jaw eating corn. in other news, the infamous “naked mopper” has mysteriously disappeared…”
shouldn’t that be “apple tanſey”?
“did you sizzle the apple? it muſt sizzle”
@schrodingers_cat: As Ozark said, leaf mulch is great. If you can make your own that’s good, but otherwise pay a visit to a good local nursery in your area and ask them what compost and mulch they recommend. I buy mine from a place in my area that makes compost and mulch but they also sell it bagged at local nurseries. I’ve toured their facility and heard the owner speak on soil and trust their methodology. You don’t have to go that far but ask a local nursery or two what they recommend, then do a little research on your own. I think you said you have a neighbor who is a gardener so they may have recommendations for your area.
The important part is to mulch your plants because mulch not only keeps the soil and roots cool in heat but also provides beneficial fungi. Don’t use cheapo stuff from a place like Home Depot and especially avoid dyed mulches and things like rubber mulches because they don’t provide the good stuff your plants need and may put poisons into your soil.
Did you ever post photos of the mystery plants in your vegetable bed? If so I missed them.
@Yarrow: I uprooted most of them. There were some desiccated carrots and radishes, weeds and some asparagus. No, I didn’t post photos. I had a gardener friend come and help me identify some stuff.
@schrodingers_cat: That’s the best way! Asparagus returns year after year so you can leave that. The rest is seasonal. Good luck with your garden!
@Yarrow: Thanks for all your help. I am an egg where gardening and yard work is concerned.