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   Montanabound posted on Coffee Klatch  Shawnee, OK and nearby Bethel Acres had tornadoes on Sunday, the day before the Moore tornado. Two men died and a trailer park and some houses were destroyed. Today, I went to the Farmer's Market in Shawnee, where one of the vendors had organized a volunteer effort to help the victims with cleanup. Volunteers were to meet at the Market and then be shuttled to the disaster sites. The astonished vendor told me that FIVE HUNDRED people showed up to help. In addition, trailer load after trailer load of supplies were being shuttled to the sites. Doctors even came to give tetanus shots to those who needed them.

Also, Blake Shelton put together a benefit concert for Wed night with Miranda, Reba, and Vince Gill. It sold out in 30 seconds.

Although I am leaving Oklahoma soon, I am glad we raised our kids here. Good people.
May 26 at 01:27 EST .

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   Surfhut  Chesapeake Arena seats 18,203. Amazing how fast the concert sold out. Heard this morning that Rascal Flats will also perform.

I'm volunteering Monday in Moore. Yes, good people here. Glad I moved back home.
May 26 at 07:05 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I have old high school classmates that live in Montana. They speak the same of people up there. You'll be in good company, Montanabound.
May 26 at 09:31 EST .

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   Montanabound  Yes, we have met many people in our soon-to-be hometown, and they are definitely the same sort of good people.

Thanks, Surfie, for volunteering. All I have been able to do is give blood. The bloodmobile also had a high turnout.
May 26 at 10:16 EST .

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   Linder  Surf, glad to hear you are still glad you moved back. I have wondered at different times (all weather related ) if you were having second thoughts. California weather must be wonderful most of the time and while there are so many good things about mid-America our weather isn't always great. Happy to hear you are 'pitching in' to help.
May 26 at 15:39 EST .

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   Montanabound posted on Main Page The Lobby  I felt as if I knew him through reading probably thousands of his posts. They were full of wisdom, faith, and just plain good sense. RIP, Cap.
March 31 at 00:47 EST .

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   Montanabound posted on Blessings  Unexpected rain in parched Oklahoma. I wondered if Surfie went outside and ran around in it today!
August 8 at 00:27 EST .

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   Surfhut  You know I did!
August 8 at 19:27 EST .

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   Magdalene  Stood in the yard with my face turned heavenward till drenched.
August 11 at 01:47 EST .

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   Montanabound posted on Gardening & Landscaping  My son got me an earth box for Mother's Day. I planted tomatoes, everything was going well, but now the dadgum grasshoppers are back! I am very frustrated, because I called the county agriculture agent months ago and asked what I could do to prevent them. He said they would not be a problem this year because we had a rainy spring. HA! Maybe this should be under "pet peeves". I do love the earth box, though.
June 18 at 23:20 EST .

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   Rake King  Of all the varments (insect-wise ), grasshoppers will just eat anything that is green, maybe even your shirt if that color. They are God's curse on farmers when they appear.
Brigham Young was fortunate the sea gulls appeared and ate them, or they may have made their trip for nothing.

I have seen them eat thru a screened in porch screen (plastic mesh ), and ruin fishing when they fall into ponds and the fish feast on them. As Batman was heard to say, "go get'em Robin".
June 19 at 07:56 EST .

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   Amelia85  Don't know if it will discourage grasshoppers, but Japanese beetles and the like can be deterred with "bug soup." Take a big handful of the offending creatures, mix them up in the blender with enough water to make a thick soup and drizzle this over your plants. (Follow up with a SERIOUS wash up job on the blender. )
June 19 at 19:47 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Amelia, that last sentence of yours is a keeper!

Truth be told--if grasshoppers were good enough for John the Baptist, well, I'm just sayin'. ;- )
June 20 at 08:47 EST .

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   Montanabound  Amelia, I thought I was willing to try anything, but...
Gerty, it is good to know that we can eat them. Should Obama be reelected, we may be reduced to that.
I bought some more basil and chive plants at the Farmers Market today and will grow them indoors.
June 20 at 22:26 EST .

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   Amelia85  I agree; depending on the people in your household ... you might not want to advertise your use of the family blender.
June 21 at 14:11 EST .

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   Montanabound posted on Coffee Klatch  I have joined the grandmother club!
   April 29 at 01:21 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Will ya look at that?! The first one is always special, of course they all are. Yes, we need a name, a weight and all the good stuff. What a sweetie!
Mrs. Cow
April 29 at 06:07 EST .

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   Surfhut  Congratulations!
April 29 at 07:09 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Awwwwwwwww how nice is this seeing that sweet baby first thing this AM!!
Congrats Montana.....I have enjoyed every minute of being a grandmother!
And yes we want the baby info :D
April 29 at 07:15 EST .

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   Ynaught  Wonderful news! It is so much fun and so rewarding to watch a grandchild grow!
April 29 at 07:54 EST .

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   Rake King  Wonderful news!
April 29 at 08:05 EST .

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   Gerty  What a truly wonderful event! Congratulations to all; may the little one grow in love, knowledge, health and safety under your care. God bless.
April 29 at 08:07 EST .

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   Nugoddess  From one grandmother to another: stock up on batteries and keep your camera handy - the little monsters come up with the best and funniest stuff.

Congratulations, GrandMontana!
April 29 at 08:32 EST .

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   Montanabound  Thank you all. His name is Taylor Scott, after both grandfathers. He was 20 inches and 7.7 lbs, and, as you can see, lots of black hair. Here's a modern twist: After he was delivered, no nurse came out to tell us in the waiting room that he was here; they told my son to text me!
April 29 at 18:42 EST .

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   Montanabound posted on Pet Peeves  I was in Walmart today, and they had little tvs all over the place hawking products. Really annoying!
January 17 at 22:11 EST .

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   Rake King  That's their Wal-mart network. All those "commercials" are paid for by the vendors. Some demonstrating new product uses, are helpful. Others, are as you say,"annoying". Also, they aren't cheap (think 4,000 stores, times how many T.V.'s per store ). They are usually too loud.

Personally I like the new "RFC" concept where you aim your cellphone (must be able to read bar codes ) at a symbol on a product, and it will run a short demo of uses on it's screen. That's your choice, not the store beaming stuff at you.
January 18 at 09:10 EST .

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   Montanabound posted on Gardening & Landscaping  I live in drought-stricken Central Oklahoma. Earlier this summer, multitudes of grasshoppers descended on our land and ate every leaf off of every garden plant and shrub. It was Biblical in their total destruction. The plants are still alive,and we have to put the house up for sale this year. Does anyone know what kind of product we should spray on the lawn, garden, and shrubs, and when should be start spraying? The total property is 3 acres. Thanks.
October 11 at 00:29 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Good Lord!!!! Montana! I heard that was happening this summer at various places in the country. Had no idea it was to that extent.
Wow.
I haven't a clue as to the answer to your dilemma,perhaps RakeKing will be able to help or head you in the right direction.
I just can't imagine having that to endure on top of the drought.
Will be interesting and a teaching moment if one of the L.dotters has some answers for you.

We are in a drought too. ALthough it did rain last week some. And we are having a couple slightly rainy days yesterday and today.
We are thankful for every rain drop we receive I can tell you!
October 11 at 06:45 EST .

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   Montanabound  Thanks, Yotty. We got some rain last week and a good inch last night. There are fewer grasshoppers, and the leaves are starting to reappear on the photonia shrubs and rose bushes. The only plants that did not get eaten were geraniums and crape myrtles, and of course, the weeds survived. The vegetable plants were the first to go.
October 13 at 01:18 EST .

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   Rake King  MONTANBOUND: Your grasshopper problem may be beyond spraying, other than by a pest control company. You might pick out the most important shrubs, etc and work to save them, leaving less important one to chance. I would look for a chemical that states it is for "Grasshoppers", otherwise you may waste your money on a weak product. If you have a local Farm Store or Farm Agent - that may be a route for proper spray & assistance.

Pray for an early hard freeze. The buggers will keel over and die... Hwever, I would be wary of their return next Spring from eggs buried.
October 14 at 11:28 EST .

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   Montanabound  That's what I was afraid of, Rake King. I tried some insecticide dust, and it didn't work at all. I think I'll call a pest control company to spray early in the spring if we don't have a cold, wet winter. Thanks for the suggestions.
October 14 at 23:45 EST .

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   Rake King  Montanabound: You're welcome. Why I suggest a Farm Agent as they deal with large areas of hopper infestation, thus wouldn't suggest some weak and ineffective chemical. Also, they could tell you about pets, children, etc. warnings. One thing you can use them for is bait for fishing at the local fishing hole...otherwise they aren't good for "nuttin".
October 15 at 12:28 EST .

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   Montanabound  Alas, our fishing holes are about dried up. We do have a state Farm Agent. Thanks.
October 16 at 23:33 EST .

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   Saguni  Oklahoma has "your county" Extension Office where you can ask for help, Oklahoma County also has a "Master Gardener" program through the Extension office. They all have brochures and specific helpful information when you ask. I think they may also test the pH balance of a sample, but I have not specifically asked for that service, so I'm not sure.
January 22 at 19:36 EST .

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   Montanabound posted on Household Hints  One of my burners on my flat-top stove has dark splotches on it. The stove-top cleaners aren't getting it off. I am pretty sure that a pan with a raised pattern on the bottom of it (I know - stupid). Any suggestions to get rid of the splotches?
November 21 at 20:27 EST .

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   OnTheBall  Try using Bon Ami, I use it on my Magna-Lite Stainless Steel shiny pots & pans. It never scratches the surface and leaves it as shiny as can be, when I need to remove food splatter.
November 22 at 15:05 EST .

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   Ms P  Whatever you try, first test it very carefully in a corner. We use Cerama Bryte, but we've never had the issue with which you are dealing. The Cerama Bryte website is:

www.ceramabryte.com

Good Luck! Hope you find something that works for you.
November 22 at 18:20 EST .

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   Ms P  It just occurred to me that if none of our suggestions work, you could contact the maker of your appliance and ask them for suggestions.
November 22 at 18:21 EST .

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   Montanabound  Thanks, OnTheBall and Ms P. I'll try your suggestions. Th
November 22 at 22:34 EST .

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   Bebece  if it is scorched food, I use a window scraper.
November 25 at 18:52 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  I've been using Amway's ''Scrub Buds'' and it works great. They don't scratch anything. So find an Amway distributor and get you some of those. I'm never without them because they have many other uses.
November 28 at 23:03 EST .

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   Montanabound posted on Main Page The Lobby  Thanks, Staff. This is a great idea.
November 3 at 18:51 EST .

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   Polaris  Hey Montanabound... are you still in progress, or have you relocated to Montana yet? We moved from So. California to Montana in September 2009 and love it.
November 8 at 12:57 EST .

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