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    Me too! When will you be discussing this with...

    Me too! When will you be discussing this with your neuro? I have been on rituxan for years. Before that I did IVIG for many years and it was quite helpful. You could ask about it. It is a blood...
  2. Thread: July chitchat

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    Here in Western MA there has not been enough rain...

    Here in Western MA there has not been enough rain anywhere but my farm is in an area classified as abnormally dry. Many parts of the farm have plants that are burned to a crisp. We are harvesting...
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    I am just testing...trying to change my...

    I am just testing...trying to change my avatar....so I am using your response!

    It worked but is blurry! My new shirt says “Make Orwell Fiction Again”
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    My new tee shirt....

    Remember reading “1984”? I met a fellow at the farmers’ market last Saturday with this logo on a hat. Neat.


    Oops...I changed the picture but it did not show up here? I will return to settings...
  5. Thread: July chitchat

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    Great information about the keyboard. I will look...

    Great information about the keyboard. I will look it up.
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    Great story...great experience!

    Great story...great experience!
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    Ha! Let’s hope he never has to!

    Ha! Let’s hope he never has to!
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    No one can run fast enough to outrun a bear!

    No one can run fast enough to outrun a bear!
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    OT. Oh my gosh!

    Now, what is it I am supposed to do? I remember I should be scared because the 4 baby bears were followed by their huge mother. They were 50’ from me and I was crawling a row of potatoes, busy...
  10. Thread: July chitchat

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    The weather has been so inhospitable to our...

    The weather has been so inhospitable to our crops....everything is sloooowly ripening, sloowly growing...it is hard to find enough to pick to bring to market. It was a cold spring and we are still in...
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    I am so glad I saw this picture. Fantastic!

    I am so glad I saw this picture. Fantastic!
  12. Thread: July chitchat

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    Oh, I am so sorry. Interesting what you say about...

    Oh, I am so sorry. Interesting what you say about pain being so tiring. I hope things improve for you.
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    Funny! !!!!

    Funny! !!!!
  14. Yes..we all have masks and detailed protocols which is the mark of the area i live i

    I just finished the 2rounds of rituxan and I was moving and thinking well. Perfect timing for everything including the very stressful episode. John was at the Amherst market one townover so we talked...
  15. Went to market with my trailer. As I was...

    Went to market with my trailer. As I was unloading at 6am I saw that my trailer had a flat tire. So, for the next 7 hours I tried to figure out what to do...called many people. I have AAA but the 10...
  16. Thread: June chitchat

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    I was thinking of those friends we make as our...

    I was thinking of those friends we make as our lives get smaller and the people who were part of our lives disappear. Strong and intimate friendships grow within elderly communities that are uniquely...
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    Thanks. I am so focused on doing everything to...

    Thanks. I am so focused on doing everything to arrange rides for John and to schedule things so I can take care of myself that I was momentarily in a tizzy yesterday. Silly reaction. All arranged...
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    Chemical stress test

    I have a chemical stress test scheduled next week. I will call tomorrow to get details but was looking online and read that you are not allowed to drive yourself home. This is a problem and I was...
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    Interesting discussion...I am physically ...

    Interesting discussion...I am physically strongest from 5am through 10 or 11... it is interesting how that changes throughout the day. Extreme differences. Lately I have added small drinks of...
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    I just wrote you a post on the chitchat thread...

    I just wrote you a post on the chitchat thread about the face shield I am using. Makes a lot of difference. There is something else you should like Howie. I bought bandanas and the material is so...
  21. Thread: June chitchat

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    You know, I am so isolated in this farm life that...

    You know, I am so isolated in this farm life that I did not realize there was a thin wire to mold the mask around the nose. So I kept complaining that some of my masks would not stay up! A friend...
  22. Thread: June chitchat

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    Well said....frustrating .

    Well said....frustrating .
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    Weeds are usually lovely...wish people had not...

    Weeds are usually lovely...wish people had not been trained to poison weeds to eradicate them from dull lawns.
  24. Thread: June chitchat

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    I have found that CVS and/ Caremark always call...

    I have found that CVS and/ Caremark always call too early to fill my prescriptions. Over time I have just gone ahead and filled them whenever I am reminded. So I have a stash of 2 months supply of...
  25. Thread: June chitchat

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    At the farmers market customers can not pick up...

    At the farmers market customers can not pick up and put down a container of food. They point and I hand them the package and money transactions are handled at the next table, behind a plexiglass...
  26. Thread: June chitchat

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    Howie!

    The best thing you can do to minimize food risk is go to a farmers’ market. Or find local farms doing delivery sometimes with other farmers as a group CSA
  27. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Too much fertilizer produces top growth with...

    Too much fertilizer produces top growth with small bottoms.

    Mushrooms could be too much water but likely there is spore in the compost.
  28. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Oh my gosh but it was hot at market today. People...

    Oh my gosh but it was hot at market today. People are really appreciative of our being there. It is nice.

    By 11 am I was sold out of my Persian cucumbers, sugar snap peas, sungold tomatoes, red...
  29. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Hello everyone

    Just wanted to say hello. I read the board but farming makes me quite lazy about responding.
    Wishing everyone health...
    Linda
  30. Oh, very sad news. We all will miss this...

    Oh, very sad news. We all will miss this wonderful lady.
  31. Thread: June chitchat

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    Thanks SSusan. I hope the rain hold off. No peas...

    Thanks SSusan. I hope the rain hold off. No peas yet. Selling Persian cucumbers and sungold tomatoes. Selling about 10 fig trees per market and lots of 4” square pots with veggie starts. Watermelon,...
  32. Thread: June chitchat

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    Actually, it was even worse. John and I have...

    Actually, it was even worse. John and I have different last names. The card used his social security number, included monies for both of us, and never used his last name. He became John Lazarus!...
  33. Thread: June chitchat

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    Nice to see what everyone is up to. John and I...

    Nice to see what everyone is up to. John and I have had superb farmers markets so far everyone is just great and follow all the distancing rules.

    If I had not read a Washington Post article about...
  34. I read an article on this also...interesting.

    I read an article on this also...interesting.
  35. Thread: June chitchat

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    It has just been a normal farm day...I worked in...

    It has just been a normal farm day...I worked in the greenhouse and John used his tractor to attack weeds in the potato fields. A friend came and helped with some trailer repairs and took the snow...
  36. Thread: June chitchat

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    Today is our 52nd wedding anniversary. John is...

    Today is our 52nd wedding anniversary. John is outplowing the potato field and I just came in from greenhouse work. We both had excellent farmers’ markets last Saturday but both of us are still...
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    Very timely information. My toes are spamming and...

    Very timely information. My toes are spamming and making it tougher and tougher to walk. I have baclofen and started using it again. I have a habit of not taking pills when I am not having a...
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    Happy Birthday to you. Thanks for giving us so...

    Happy Birthday to you. Thanks for giving us so much.
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    My neurologist called me yesterday to have our...

    My neurologist called me yesterday to have our appointment. My flip phone is so unreliable I gave the nurse my landline number.

    It was a great appointment. 40 minutes. I explained that I did not...
  40. Thread: May chitchat

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    I hope I notice your response about this...

    I hope I notice your response about this antenna....it would interest us too. Very much.
    I am also looking for a way to boost wifi or is it wireless. Whichever is the one where you can’t take the...
  41. Thread: May chitchat

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    Ann I think of you often too. I have been trying...

    Ann I think of you often too. I have been trying to take charge oof how I am spending my mental and physical energy. I stopped looking at Facebook for the most part. I sort of felt that I was...
  42. Thread: May chitchat

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    I lost my iron about 50 years ago. Couldn’t find...

    I lost my iron about 50 years ago. Couldn’t find it anywhere! So, I trained my clothes to come out of the dryer looking ok or better. If they did not come out of the dryer looking ironed I gave them...
  43. Thread: May chitchat

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    Wow Nuthatch! They are exquisite. Thanks for...

    Wow Nuthatch! They are exquisite. Thanks for these wonderful pictures.
  44. Thread: May chitchat

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    Here! I am here! I am so happy I have a farm as I...

    Here! I am here! I am so happy I have a farm as I can be busy doing things all day long!
  45. Thread: May chitchat

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    HA! Grrrrr. HA!

    HA! Grrrrr. HA!
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    Good luck Sunshine. I am supposed to do rituxan...

    Good luck Sunshine. I am supposed to do rituxan in June but will have a teleconference with my neurologist soon and discuss what feels right.

    I went food shopping this morning. There is a nice...
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    Hi Sunshine...I was glad to read your post. I am...

    Hi Sunshine...I was glad to read your post. I am trying to force myself to move, rest, move, rest...etc. I have been lazy during this quarantine...moving very little, barely a couple of hours a day....
  48. Thread: May chitchat

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    Sounds like a perfect life HOwie!

    Sounds like a perfect life HOwie!
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    Thinking of you and hoping...hoping...hoping!

    Thinking of you and hoping...hoping...hoping!
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    Yes, many of the farms have invented very clever...

    Yes, many of the farms have invented very clever methods and remain hopeful they can survive. The markets themselves in western MA are dealing with public health departments that are trying to find...
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    Great gardening Ann! You can bring the ginger...

    Great gardening Ann! You can bring the ginger into the house for winter. It makes a great houseplant. I sell a lot of turmeric and Hawaiian ginger. If you go to YouTube and search growing ginger in...
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    So sorry. You give us all so much and I wish I...

    So sorry. You give us all so much and I wish I had more to offer you but I am so sorry.
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    Thank you so much. The arrogance...the lack of...

    Thank you so much. The arrogance...the lack of good citizenship...the overwhelming stupidity...
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    I transplanted lavender plants this...

    I transplanted lavender plants this morning.worked for 3 hours between doing 200 transplants and watering my greenhouse (takes an hour)..

    Someone came to almost reconstruct my wheelchair ramp. It...
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    Very nice posts, Agate. I love matzoh and am so...

    Very nice posts, Agate. I love matzoh and am so grateful to have 3 boxes. Small thing but makes me very happy.
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    There are so many people, eager to help,...

    There are so many people, eager to help, producing face masks like this in community with dozens of friends and giving them out. When I first started doing infusions at the cancer center there were...
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    Hello, I had a female wild turkey 5’ from my...

    Hello,
    I had a female wild turkey 5’ from my door. I have heard her clucking about. She must have laid eggs nearby. I have a lot of overgrowth so birds of all sorts live in and out of the weeds and...
  58. I have used Peapod for years and they are so...

    I have used Peapod for years and they are so overloaded that I can not find a spot. As soon as I do find an opening I take it. I fill the cart with expensive things to get to required $65.00. Then it...
  59. The quiet all over the earth is allowing...

    The quiet all over the earth is allowing scientists to listen to earth’s rumblings better. I will look for the article I read but it was interesting. The quiet. And Mother Earth breathes more easily!
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    That really made me chuckle as I read it this...

    That really made me chuckle as I read it this morning....Thanks!
  61. Washington post ....Coronavirus shows what experts disabled people are.....

    By Ben Mattlin
    April 7, 2020 at 4:31 p.m. EDT
    Ben Mattlin is author of “Miracle Boy Grows Up” and “In Sickness and in Health.”

    I keep hearing about how disabled people are panicked over...
  62. You got it!

    You got it!
  63. This was interesting. We have been exploring what...

    This was interesting. We have been exploring what to do but local officials...you know, those guys who like to be assertive and who don’t always think critically ...those people have to be schooled....
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    CRISIS COPING

    I need strength to soldier through.
    I’m doing what I have to do.
    Quiet prayers said through the days
    Bring me solace in many ways
    Pleas for safety of family and friends,...
  65. Exactly the way I describe it...I almost always...

    Exactly the way I describe it...I almost always have it....
  66. Wow! I stumbled on this description of the light shows I have most nights! Phosphenes

    Phosphenes: Your Own Personal Aurora Borealis

    By TK Sellman · March 11, 2018
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    One night while sleeping, I rolled over, partially awake, but with my eyes closed. I noticed something...
  67. Thread: March chitchat

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    Everything I on hold in terms of markets. Some of...

    Everything I on hold in terms of markets. Some of the younger farmers and those with employees (or children) are trying to plan alternatives but for most, we are all in this rocky boat together.
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    Really good information. Thanks.

    Really good information. Thanks.
  69. Thread: March chitchat

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    In case you do not get yeast , brownies baking in...

    In case you do not get yeast , brownies baking in the oven make the house smell good too!
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    Happy day..

    Happy day..
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    We do an acre of potatoes and almost an acre of...

    We do an acre of potatoes and almost an acre of peas, bean, another couple of acres between eggplant, peppers..etc. 2 greenhouses stuffed with veggies growing nicely right now! Fig trees planted in...
  72. I was joking about getting chickens again. And...

    I was joking about getting chickens again. And when I did raise them I never ate the chickens..just the eggs. Have been a vegetarian for 54 years.
  73. Thread: March chitchat

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    I order the heavy items through Amazon. Dog food,...

    I order the heavy items through Amazon. Dog food, laundry stuff......I have amazon Prime so I get free delivery.
  74. Thread: March chitchat

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    My dog sleeps right up against me every night too!

    My dog sleeps right up against me every night too!
  75. John and I have raised hundreds of different...

    John and I have raised hundreds of different birds . We did have 3 peafowl at one time. Arcangelo, Guinevere and Angelica. Such exquisite looking birds with the ugliest screech ever! The way a swan...
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