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which goes with this:
Thanks, Hannah. I needed that.
But, you know the first rule of sociopathy, don't you?
Sociopaths have no idea that they are sociopaths. So, the fuckers will always blame the un-fuckers. And that really is the fucked part.
I usually write something on Memorial Day... usually about the whack-ass military culture in the US... but y'all already know that shit- so not that. There are these really curious crawly-weeds that seem to shoot creepers horizontally underground and poke their heads up in opportune places and grow really big really fast. It's really hard to pluck the heads... they're mushy and you can't get to any of the root structure at all. If you get the tall heads when the ground is wet, you can zonk out a lot of the root structure... and they don't seem to come back again as big or as fast. In the raised plot with the soft soil they are going ape-shit. pokin they heads up all the time everywhere,
Mighty tempted to work a metaphor here, but won't. The mental state of most USAns should be obvious enough to anybody. They still believe "elections" are real, and they still believe some sort of "political process" exists. "Politics" can be loosely defined as "power of the people," and when they are clueless and blind, it's pretty easy to chop them up into manageable segments... because boiled down, the "strength of numbers" is really the only power "the people" have ever had.
It's dark outside now, so i aint gonna be layin no flowers on no graves like i sometimes do on Memorial Day. More interested in them crawly-weeds... and how you deal with them without squirting em with chemicals. Surely folk have dealt with these critters before we had a rat-bag of Roundup. Of course, they aint "weeds" at all, and surely they can serve some useful purpose (to us monkeys). TYhe altes volk and grandma and grandpa and mom and dad will still be there. Maybe they is the crawly weeds by now. So i really oughta figger out ther nature instead o pluckin they young heads... which i already figgered out as a teacher don't work worth a pinch o shit.
Thoughts on Memorial Day...
i just keep picking weeds, easier when the get a little girth to them, if they are just sprouting from seeds i just use my hand to disturb the soil. i rarely use a trowel or a claw thing, i like to get my hands in the ground. i don't use any herbicides, and the only think i would be tempted to use on aphids would be a soap and oil mix. mostly i just use my fingers, though i be a vegetarian mostly, to smear the suckers to smithereens, and wash them off. a friend of mine believes in deep mulch, and i would to but i don't have much this year. it does keep weeds from getting much daylight, and they die. i have some weed barrier cloth that does work too if you are organized enough to use it. this year i am not. maybe next year. i am hoping our partner in crime here will be able to keep up with the garden, but she has one hand which doesn't work as well as it used to, so i am prepared for some massive weeds and veggies when we get back from my father's wake type thing (in the afternoon with a bunch of old straight guys) - if anyone wants to come and graze, feel free.
my facebook garden album
i just found that and it looked interesting
the last time i dealt with thistles, i used something that was supposed to be innocuous. that was in wa state
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