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Originally Posted by Savmay View Post
I just wanted to add that Bill (works at KATU so really "up" on the angles of the news stories) said that some witnesses are saying that the guy didn't do anything wrong, that it was a crowded situation and the little girl backed into him and the Dad flipped out and called him a "wetback" (He was hispanic). So, not a clear cut case. Perhaps some racial profiling. Hmm...
This is what I was reading too. That the little girl was telling her dad that nothing happened, while he was telling the security/police about it. And something about suing OMSI.
post #522 of 667
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Originally Posted by Savmay View Post
I just wanted to add that Bill (works at KATU so really "up" on the angles of the news stories) said that some witnesses are saying that the guy didn't do anything wrong, that it was a crowded situation and the little girl backed into him and the Dad flipped out and called him a "wetback" (He was hispanic). So, not a clear cut case. Perhaps some racial profiling. Hmm...
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This is what I was reading too. That the little girl was telling her dad that nothing happened, while he was telling the security/police about it. And something about suing OMSI.
I haven't had a chance to read anything about this, but have I ever mentioned that I really hate people? Now this poor guy has his face plastered all over the news and being called a pedophile, when its possible he did nothing wrong. Blech. Also, as a descendant of 'wetbacks' this makes me want to barf.
I'm very glad the girl wasn't harmed, but it sounds like her dad should be.
post #523 of 667
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Originally Posted by kaPOW! View Post
Lyla's posted this on Facebook. They took ember's kids. http://www.theystayhome.org/
Those poor kids. I have been following this since a little before Christmas, and really hoping for a better outcome. Shame on DHS.
post #524 of 667
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Originally Posted by ancoda View Post
Those poor kids. I have been following this since a little before Christmas, and really hoping for a better outcome. Shame on DHS.
Could not agree more! Absolutely defies logic and sanity. DHS has some massive UAV's on the case! Our tax dollars at work.:


HELP! Does anyone have a paella pan that I can borrow for a week?
post #525 of 667
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Originally Posted by spottiew View Post
Heather, did Dylan ever get past that phase of not wanting to go out with you to do things? Kieran is getting better, he doesn't just act negative for the sake of doing it, but you still have to cater to him a lot... or fight. He and Dylan might get along, actually, if you ever want to meet up- I'm in N. Portland, not far from Vanc. Tho traffic will kill me
We are still working on that. He really doesn't like to go anywhere unless he thinks it up. It is hard. Meeting up would be great.

We are also having a hard time dealing with his negativity...especially towards his sister. (he really wanted a brother)
post #526 of 667
I am SO excited! I started planning our kitchen garden today. We are going to do raised beds and lots of veggies. I like canning and preserving so I'm planning for stuff that I can put up for the winter. I'm not very good at it, but I LOVE gardening! Hopefully we can get the beds built next weekend and get some starts going inside.

Tomatos
Green Beans
Peas
Cucumbers
Spinach
Lettuce
Cabbage
Carrots
Pumpkins

Oh yeah, lots of fun!
post #527 of 667
Cool! We're just starting a garden too. I JUST finished mapping out the rows and footprint on excel (yes, I'm a dork - autocad is a bit too much $ for a home computer). I'm really sad that we'll be encroaching on Nico's play space. The garden is going right where he normally hangs out. But hopefully he'll think the garden is fun in it's own way too, and get more out of it than what he's losing. The total footprint is almost 600ft But, 600ft of yummy goodness : We have sooooo much to plant. The backyard farmer gave us some peas and a couple of potato varieties during her last visit. She'll be delivering the whole spring crop in April, with 20-30 different veggies/fruits/herbs. We've got to get so much done, so fast. It's exciting and scary. I'm hoping this brings Ryan and I together, but we got into a little scuffle this morning over a dirt delivery. Blah. Anyway, I'm glad to finally work on this instead of waiting and anticipating, so Yay!
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oh and we'll be getting our beds in next weekend too! We're on the same garden schedule, apparently
post #529 of 667
Day two of another gallbladder attack. Blah. This time I didn't wait a week.. my ND came in this afternoon and saw me. (I called yesterday but she didn't get my msg I guess.)

I just found out my parents went somewhere for the weekend, week who knows. I am pissed cause they didn't tell me and left Amanda with my brother. While he may be 30 now.. he used to throw wild raves in my parents house whenever they left. When he first moved here he asked me if I knew where to get any pot.... I don't trust him. I would have had her come here.. which is why SHE didn't tell me.. but my mother is supposedly an adult. :
post #530 of 667
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Originally Posted by MamaChicken View Post
I am SO excited! I started planning our kitchen garden today. We are going to do raised beds and lots of veggies. I like canning and preserving so I'm planning for stuff that I can put up for the winter. I'm not very good at it, but I LOVE gardening! Hopefully we can get the beds built next weekend and get some starts going inside.

Tomatos
Green Beans
Peas
Cucumbers
Spinach
Lettuce
Cabbage
Carrots
Pumpkins

Oh yeah, lots of fun!
oooooo...I've always wanted to grow pumpkins. We go to BiZi, but it would be so much funner to go out and pick a pumpkin
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Originally Posted by kaPOW! View Post
Cool! We're just starting a garden too. I JUST finished mapping out the rows and footprint on excel (yes, I'm a dork - autocad is a bit too much $ for a home computer).
I'll be a dork with you - I have mine laid out in Exel too! It's divided into 1' squares and I organized by planting/harvesting dates.

I haven't had a real garden since we moved here 9 years ago, so I've been doing research and planning. OSU Extension office has a planting schedule that I'm using. Better Homes and Gardens has easy instuctions for building the raised beds.

I'm north of Vancouver - where is a good place to buy top soil? I've seen several places on Craigslist, but I want good soil from somewhere I can trust.
post #532 of 667
I am so excited to start my garden but then yesterday I saw my cat digging a hole and pooping in the middle of my garden plot. So now I am totally grossed out. What do I do??
post #533 of 667
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Day two of another gallbladder attack. Blah. This time I didn't wait a week.. my ND came in this afternoon and saw me. (I called yesterday but she didn't get my msg I guess.)
Tina. She makes house calls? that's nice. What did she say?

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Originally Posted by MamaChicken View Post
I'll be a dork with you - I have mine laid out in Exel too! It's divided into 1' squares and I organized by planting/harvesting dates.

I haven't had a real garden since we moved here 9 years ago, so I've been doing research and planning. OSU Extension office has a planting schedule that I'm using. Better Homes and Gardens has easy instuctions for building the raised beds.

I'm north of Vancouver - where is a good place to buy top soil? I've seen several places on Craigslist, but I want good soil from somewhere I can trust.
I don't know about Vancouver. Our farmer Donna highly recommended Grimms Fuel 503-692-3756 for soil (weird name, I know)

I haven't put in my virtual crops yet, but Donna recommended doing it by crop type, fruit, shoot, tuber, brassica, leafy etc. She said it makes crop rotation easier.


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I am so excited to start my garden but then yesterday I saw my cat digging a hole and pooping in the middle of my garden plot. So now I am totally grossed out. What do I do??
We bought chicken wire to lay across the beds. Donna said that cats don't like the feel of the metal. It has to be removed once they germinate, of course. If you're using straw walkways she says cats don't care to walk on that. Also, cayenne pepper works well but washes out in the rain.

hehe, Donna Donna Donna!
post #534 of 667
my parents tried the chicken wire and straw...the neighbor cats didn't give two craps about that. My friend was told to lay foil down in the corners of her house so her cat would stop peeing there cause cats are supposed to not like foil...her cat just peed on top of the foil. Some cats just don't care
post #535 of 667
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Originally Posted by erickalynne View Post
my parents tried the chicken wire and straw...the neighbor cats didn't give two craps about that. My friend was told to lay foil down in the corners of her house so her cat would stop peeing there cause cats are supposed to not like foil...her cat just peed on top of the foil. Some cats just don't care
Well, they might not care about it but they'll still have a harder time digging something up, which is what I'd be worried most about.
post #536 of 667
oh yeah, Donna also suggested setting up the chicken wire in such a way that it is raised a couple of inches above the bed. As another option.
post #537 of 667
You guys are so funny with your excell sheets. I wish I was that organized. I have a tattered sheet of paper every year that I map out my garden to scale on and then pencil everything in. It comes to the garden with me and I am always adding, changing it. By thge end of the season its so muddy! This year I put all my strawberries in pots to make more room for veggies!
post #538 of 667
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Originally Posted by AllisonK View Post
You guys are so funny with your excell sheets. I wish I was that organized. I have a tattered sheet of paper every year that I map out my garden to scale on and then pencil everything in. It comes to the garden with me and I am always adding, changing it. By thge end of the season its so muddy! This year I put all my strawberries in pots to make more room for veggies!
I plan to do that as well, it was just easier to create a rough draft in excel because there's no erasing and I wasn't sure what we were going to do.

It would be cool to see everyone's before and after garden pics.
post #539 of 667
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Originally Posted by AllisonK View Post
You guys are so funny with your excell sheets. I wish I was that organized. I have a tattered sheet of paper every year that I map out my garden to scale on and then pencil everything in. It comes to the garden with me and I am always adding, changing it. By thge end of the season its so muddy! This year I put all my strawberries in pots to make more room for veggies!
lol - and i feel great if i just make it to the nursery each year to get plants before it's almost summer - and get them in the ground wherever! i'd be WAY incredulous if i had a tattered piece of paper even!
post #540 of 667
I make a tattered piece of paper, lose it, make another, lose it, make another.... I'm so disorganized.
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