Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Comment Moderation and More Random Updating

Okay, I knew this day would come, but I was still hoping it wouldn't.  I've gotten increasing numbers of spam comments lately, mostly on older posts that I then have to go back to so I can remove the comment.  What a pain in my neck and poor use of my time!  So I've instituted comment moderation, but only on posts older than a week.  We'll see how this goes.  Sorry for the hassle.  Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with the moderating at a decent pace so you can still benefit from the comments, and with new posts not subjected to comment moderation it should still make the current topics easy to discuss.

Now for some updating.  Sweet husband has been crazy busy around here--he got the whole garden/fruit tree area plowed and tilled, then raked all the dirt clods to the low spot and planted grass around the baby fruit trees.  All in his spare time of which he has very little.  This will be much nicer than the trees and weeds combo we've had in the past.  He and the kids also got all the potatoes planted while I was gone this past week.  Yes, we're getting them in late.  We should still at least get baby potatoes out of them this year.

The kids and I will be getting the rest of the garden planted in the next couple of days.  Yes, we're late on that also.  Hoping for a late freeze this fall, but it's been so cold this spring and we've been more than the ordinary amount busy, so we plant when we can.  Hey, the pioneers planted on the 24th of July, right?

Speaking of busy, the two county Emergency Prep fair I went to the meeting for is this Friday, so I'll be there all afternoon.  It should be very good for a hickville prep fair.  4-8 pm Friday at the Spartan Center for you locals.  Free food, free stuff, some speakers (not me), and if the tables are sturdy enough I'll have the Country Living Mill up to try out.  Fun for all ages.

That is all for now, at least all my brain can remember--more great stuff another time. :)


Mayberry said...

Spam, heh. Just wait for the trolls!

Angela said...

Yeah, I don't get nearly the troll trouble you do. Actually almost none, thankfully. :)

TM Frugal Gourmet said...
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TM Frugal Gourmet said...

I'll try that again. We planted our garden June 13th! Zukes, butternut, spuds, carrots, and more. Hopefully we get a nice long growing season this year.

Lisa said...

I am totally hating the spam. I admit I have not been very good at updating my blog but the spamming is making me so mad!

marci357 said...

3rd Wettest May on record here on the OR coast - and June is looking the same - and only one 70 degree day so far this year.... so garden is far far behind in the planting.

Potatoes went in in May anyway, and 10 days ago the garden dried out enough to quickly rehoe and plant a couple rows of veggies. Hopeful for more time this weekend. Working overtime puts a damper on gardening :(

Like you tho - even if late - I am planting... mostly in the hope that we will have a late fall, warm, to make up for this cold spring - ie, the November that never ended here!

One can only plant and pray! It either will or it won't, but if one doesn't at least try, then one is guaranteed nothing. I'd rather try and hope! Good luck with yours!