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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Phoenix, AZ (Displaced Yooper with family connections in Houghton, Ontonagon & Marquette counties.)

    Default Today's journal, August 23, 2020 "That's How It 'Grows'"

    That's quite the beanstalk! Did you plant some "magic beans"?

    In another week or so Grace may be writing about "Jack (a.k.a. John) and the Beanstalk", with that beanstalk reaching up into the clouds …
    Then Jack (John?) climbs the beanstalk and finds himself in the castle of an unfriendly giant. The giant senses Jack's presence and cries, “Fee, fie, fo, fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman!” Outwitting the giant, Jack is able to retrieve many goods once stolen from his family, including an enchanted goose that lays golden eggs. Jack then escapes by chopping down the beanstalk. The giant, who is pursuing him, falls to his death, and Jack and his family prosper.
    As to dog(s) in the beanpatch: Maybe what you need is a greenhouse, a.k.a. "high tunnel" or "polytunnel" …
    (click →) Wickedypedia: Polytunnel,
    both to keep the dog(s) out and to extend the growing season?
    (Although you may need a hole in the top for that "giant beanstalk". )

    If such a "high tunnel" works on the Kilcher homestead near Homer, Alaska on …
    (click →) Alaska: The Last Frontier …
    Season 6, Episode 11, December 11, 2016:
    "In a dangerous homestead first, Otto flies a massive greenhouse to a new location using a helicopter."
    It'll probably work in Jake-ville as well.
    Last edited by frnash; 08-23-2020 at 07:46 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    The Keweenaw Peninsula


    We helped friends down the road from us put in a high tunnel. They are homesteaders and grow a lot of their food.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    South Central Wisconsin


    Nice job Nora!
    Lake Effect Snow, my three favorite words.

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