Removing Grass to Plant Bare Root Raspberry Canes

I decided late this Spring to plant some bare root raspberry canes.  After a failed Home Depot bare root cane, I did more research and got some very high quality bare root raspberry canes from Nourse Farms, ultimately selecting Anne and Joan J to plant, choosing them over others mostly because they are thornless.  I’m not the most patient person, so I didn’t want to go through the effort of optimally

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Why I Selected Anne and Joan J Raspberries to Plant

While my Home Depot bare root raspberry cane was failing to grow, I was busy doing research on planting my own raspberries.  I came across a great article comparing the productivity and the taste of primocane raspberries.  If you don’t already know, there are two main types of raspberry plants – primocane (or everbearing) and floricane (summer bearing).  Basically, the raspberry

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Raspberry Bare Root Canes – Failed Van Zyverden Heritage

This summer I’ve gotten really interested in growing my own raspberries.  This really doesn’t make a lot of sense since I’ve never been a huge fan of eating berries.  Our neighbor across the street has some kind of berry tree that grows yummy blackberries which I tasted last summer.  There is something extra special about picking a tasty berry right off the tree.  I briefly looked into getting our own blackberry tree, but we really don’t have the space for it.

I didn’t

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Raspberry Shortcake Plant Review

Original Entry – May 22, 2016 I will preface this post by saying I’m a VERY amateur gardener.  I do enjoy planting things, but it is generally not very well thought out.  I became interested in trying to grow my own raspberries when I saw the bare root canes for sale at my local Home Depot.  I did try to plant one of the canes (Heritage by Van Zyverden) but it doesn’t seem to be doing anything. After doing some research on recommended

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Vaccines and Joint Pain

I am very much a pro-vaccination person but I sometimes think that in my situation, there are more risks than the typical person. The main reason I think I have additional risks is because I seem to have immune system issues.

Briefly, a list of issues I have that fall in the autoimmune disease category include simple things like seasonal allergies and allergic asthma (especially around cats and dogs). I also have chronic urticaria that started around age 22. Timing wise, I associate the chronic

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How Long for Pillcam to Pass?

You can read about my adventures in arriving at my diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, which was ultimately made with the use of the Pillcam sb3 camera pill.

Information from the company that makes the Pillcam cites studies showing around a 2% retention rate. They define retention as not passing within 2 weeks. I’ve read in various places

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Passing Mucus when Pooping – Solved

I’ve been debating for a while about this post and finally decided I should share.  I mean, this is an anonymous blog, right?  Well – who knows if it really is anonymous.  I wasn’t even sure how to title this post.  There are plenty of ways to describe it – rectal discharge, mucus, watery diarrhea… When it first happened, it just seemed like some slimy thick clear “stuff” that came out when

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Sprint Galaxy S5 won’t charge after port got wet – fixed

I’ve had a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 since around when it came out over a year ago.  I didn’t bother with the warranty plan that would replace my phone for any reason.  I’d never taken advantage of the plan when I did have it with previous phones, so figured it wasn’t worth the extra cost.

Now the Galaxy S5 is a waterproof phone.  Unfortunately, there is a little rubber tab that covers the USB charging port on the bottom of the phone that protects that port, but the tab

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Weber Genesis Grill Cookbox Cracked Near Hinge

weber-cookbox-crackedI have to say that Weber is an amazing company.  When I bought our Weber Genesis E-310 grill a few years ago, we spent quite a bit more money than other no-name grills that had similar size.  I’m extremely happy that we went with the Weber, especially after dealing with their customer service.

On Memorial Day, my wife is doing the grilling and she says that the lid (I learned it is called the “shroud”) won’t stay upright when open, and it falls all the way back. 

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WordPress Jetpack Mobile Googlebot seeing desktop version instead of mobile

I’m doing what I can to get all of my sites ready for the big Google mobile update scheduled for 4/21/15.  I got the notice in the Google Webmaster Tools for the site hosted through GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress that it was not mobile friendly.  I was surprised since I am using the Jetpack Mobile theme, and I have spent a lot of time customizing the appearance to optimize the ad placements.  It has been working well, and GoDaddy appears to

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