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doodlemor

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Re: S/O: MIL redecorating....SIL and boundary trampling
« Reply #135 on: August 23, 2013, 12:09:04 PM »
It's too bad that American Chestnuts have taken such a hit, the seedpods were very, very spiny and a real pain to get rid of

Well then clearly it would be a good thing to start re-introducing them into (hehheh) barren areas, yes? >:D

They will sprout into seedlings but the fungus that attacks them will kill them before they can really mature :(

We were given a chestnut seedling from a wilderness area to grow in our yard.  The theory is to keep the species alive until the fungus can be eradicated.  Our chestnut is about 20 feet tall - I just went out to check.  It also has some of the spiny green things on it that I hadn't noticed before.

That's usually the limit of their growth before the fungus gets to them.  Are there any oaks in your yard or neighborhood?  Red oaks are actually hosts for the fungus so keep an eye out for them.

We don't have any oaks, mostly maples and pines.  I haven't seen any oaks in the neighborhood, but there is a forested hillside nearby that could have anything.  I'll be sad to see it go.  I suspect that we should be saving the seeds - I'll have to check that with my DH.

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Re: S/O: MIL redecorating....SIL and boundary trampling
« Reply #136 on: August 23, 2013, 03:16:09 PM »
Now this would play right to their strengths.  They would LOVE to have animals on their property that they could eventually kill and eat (at least FIL would).  He already has a smokehouse in his backyard.  Think "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" but a different ethnicity.  FIL routinely barbecues pigs and lambs for any occasion he can make up and smokes his own Canadian bacon.

Great idea! Does OP's MIL like goat cheese? What a great gift! Now she can make her own. Once she gets done breeding them so they actually produce milk. And figures out to milk them.
And how about some chickens so she can have fresh eggs. Providing she figures out how to get them away from the chicken without losing a hand in the process.  ;D
Ooops, I forgot the cow.

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Re: S/O: MIL redecorating....SIL and boundary trampling
« Reply #137 on: August 23, 2013, 03:34:50 PM »
I vote for Sycamore saplings in their yard when they return from vacation, also some creeping vine that sneaks up on them.