Monday, August 08, 2005

What is this stuff?

This strange white stuff has overtaken my pumpkin patch and is extending to my much anticipated cucumbers. Does anyone know what this is? And what can be done about it?

Also, bugs are consuming my tomatoes before they get the chance to ripen. Any suggestions?

PS: I'm going to keep posting until this catches on. I hope others will join soon.


Blogger evenoon said...

Dominique, thanks for taking on this project and becoming the BLOG COMMITTEE! Some thought that using the name Tryon Farmer for the actual newsletter is confusing since that is the title of the official stuff sent out fron the Board.

12:02 PM  
Blogger evenoon said...

So to babble on I wonder if we could come up with a different name, there could be some terrible pun like Hay There! Or The Harvest-Tribune. Or play it straight as in At the Farm,Or Tryon Almanac or Tryon Inquirer or OTHER PEOPLE COULD COME UP WITH IDEAS. Also not sure everyone is aware of the blog since Dan was to notify people and said he was having computer trouble.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Farm Girl said...

I think I like "At the Farm" and "Tryon Almanac" the best. I think you should put a posting up to get feedback from others (other people need to post to make this really work). You've still got to complete your membership invite to do that.

I'm a little worried that changing the name will force me to rebuild the site, which then all the memberships will have to start from scratch. Because people have been pretty slow to respond, I don't think that's such a good idea. But I'll look into it.

Of course, the obvious difference between the blog and the newsletter, is that one is passive (receiving official communication via email) and the other active (going online to look at the blog). I'll still look into it.

I did see Dan's email and a few folks have responded to it. I was also thinking of printing a copy of the site and putting it up on the bulletin board for those who don't look at email often.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Farm Girl said...

By the way, I looked up my gardening problem online and found the whitish stuff attacking my pumpkin patch is called powdery mildew. They suggest planting mildew resistant varieties (too late, this season) and spraying leaves with either cows milk or baking soda/water.

I haven't found any good suggestions for the bugs that eat my tomatoes, yet. I'd love any input.

2:22 PM  
Blogger C Cottage Gals said...

I bet Ed would approve of the Goat Gazette!! ;-)

10:16 PM  
Blogger carola said...

Goat gazette is wonderful! And speaking of goats, does our new goat have a name? My daughter Hilary has been calling him Zorro, because of the black around the eyes, black boots, and mysterious origins!

2:44 PM  

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