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26 minutes ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

Remember that time I said that I would check and see if I can play an musical instrument as a form of occupational therapy for the spasticity in my hands? 

Well, I asked Sistani last night. Currently waiting on an answer, should be interesting. 

I am sure you can practice "war drumming". It is allowed.

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26 minutes ago, shiaman14 said:

I am sure you can practice "war drumming". It is allowed.

War drumming doesn't require finger flexibility. I hope they say it is permitted, or @Gaius I. Caesar will have to take up knitting or something. 

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1 hour ago, Ruq said:

@Gaius I. Caesar & @notme Wouldnt piano be best for finger flexibility? or maybe a wind instrument like flute or clarinet.

No, something like a guitar or an oud is best for that.  It creates better wrist control, flexes and toughens the fingers  and strengthen my hands overall, which would be good for me. I can't hold things as good as I used to and recently I had a couple of accidents because of it.

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4 hours ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

Well, I asked Sistani last night. Currently waiting on an answer, should be interesting. 

Could you reference me on how I can ask sistani questions?

I remember before (years ago) I sent numerous questions to the sistani website, and even a bunch to the Sayyed Ammar Nakshawani website. I never get answered... So I sort of just stopped since.

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10 minutes ago, Jafar moh said:

Could you reference me on how I can ask sistani questions?

I remember before (years ago) I sent numerous questions to the sistani website, and even a bunch to the Sayyed Ammar Nakshawani website. I never get answered... So I sort of just stopped since.

I just went on Sistani.org and clicked on the Send Question box and typed in my question. I didn't do anything special, bro. 

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6 hours ago, IbnSina said:

Hmm @Darth Vader  I was going thru the archives from waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back and I found a thread that you made where you asked if you could wear hijab because all the ladies in the shopping mall was chasing you.... hehe how did it turn out brother? They still chasing you?

Perhaps the point I wanted to raise was about a revolting experience brought about as a result of turning women into pseudo men by giving them "equality with men" and making them dislike and lose their natural identity we have made them just like corrupt men if not worse.

Nothing to "hehe" about.

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Hahah @notme that's so nice to hear. If you like gardening (and/or your family too) you should absolutely make good use of all this ground hahah. Nothing like organic home grown veggies and fruits. Blessings to you in your new home!! Keep up the work hahah.

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Does anyone else watch the teams parade at the opening ceremony of the olympic games? it's just people walking and waving flags but is somehow great imo.

15 minutes ago, Bakir said:

Nothing like organic home grown veggies and fruits.

Do you grow your own too? im so jealous of all of you who grow your own veggies and fruit =/ we're growing some ginger plants in pots atm but only 2 have bothered to grow.

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2 hours ago, Ruq said:

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Do you grow your own too? im so jealous of all of you who grow your own veggies and fruit =/ we're growing some ginger plants in pots atm but only 2 have bothered to grow.

I had my entire lunch out of the garden yesterday. Have you tried container gardening for veges or fruits? Or do you have garden space?

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2 hours ago, Bakir said:

Hahah @notme that's so nice to hear. If you like gardening (and/or your family too) you should absolutely make good use of all this ground hahah. Nothing like organic home grown veggies and fruits. Blessings to you in your new home!! Keep up the work hahah.

We have the "food not lawns" movement going on in the region.

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15 hours ago, LeftCoastMom said:

I had my entire lunch out of the garden yesterday. Have you tried container gardening for veges or fruits? Or do you have garden space?

That must be so satisfying =) we do have a garden put its patio, lawn and some bushes. There is a type of crab apple tree but the fuit is not edible and the flowers are in pots. We've grown a tomato plant in a pot before. I'd really like to grow big stuff though, like cabbages, parsnips, beetroot and the like.

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I am neither a botanist nor a farmer but I wonder whether this whole hippie garden lawn movement is perhaps incredibly short sighted?

 

I know some guys who do urban farming. It looks and "feels" good but I am curious as to what actual farmers who know what they're doing, think about the viability of such projects.

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2 hours ago, Ruq said:

That must be so satisfying =) we do have a garden put its patio, lawn and some bushes. There is a type of crab apple tree but the fuit is not edible and the flowers are in pots. We've grown a tomato plant in a pot before. I'd really like to grow big stuff though, like cabbages, parsnips, beetroot and the like.

If you get a good container gardening book or go to a website for your area ( key!), you would be surprised what you can grow! 

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1 hour ago, baradar_jackson said:

I am neither a botanist nor a farmer but I wonder whether this whole hippie garden lawn movement is perhaps incredibly short sighted?

 

I know some guys who do urban farming. It looks and "feels" good but I am curious as to what actual farmers who know what they're doing, think about the viability of such projects.

Actually, even in towns before the 1950's ( when " supermarkets" started), it was common to have a small kitchen garden for food. Not rocket science. Everyone across the political spectrum had them. Folks  across the political spectrum today who believe in more food sovereignty and security  and who want to know what's been sprayed on their food, what has been used to fertilize and water  it, etc. have them now.  My friend a few miles away  is hardly a hippie ( she and I  joke we go to the polls together to cancel each other out), but she and I trade heirloom seeds , discuss our laying hen issues ,and give each other advice regarding garden layouts over tea. I'm sure the corporate soil-destroying mono -cropping agro-businesses don't appreciate our attempts at food independence and preserving the good clean dirt at our places...neither of us care.

 

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2 hours ago, Ruq said:

that looks so organised and productive. Do you grow that much? what kind of things do you grow?

My place doesn't look like that...yet. That is my goal, though. I'm about halfway there.  I grow corn, onions, kale, lettuce, collards, pumpkins, squash, watermelon, tomatoes, and several types of herbs. I also have a cherry, apricot, and apple tree on the place. 

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1 hour ago, baradar_jackson said:

I am neither a botanist nor a farmer but I wonder whether this whole hippie garden lawn movement is perhaps incredibly short sighted?

 

I know some guys who do urban farming. It looks and "feels" good but I am curious as to what actual farmers who know what they're doing, think about the viability of such projects.

I forgot to mentioning of my kids is a double major...one of them a botany/ sustainable farming degree  and will probably end up working for the Rez or the state when done with grad school. Thinks this is great,especially when being done in a water-wise way for the region. What concerns  would you have that you wouldn't have with food from a " farm"? What is your definition of an " actual farmer"?

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3 hours ago, LeftCoastMom said:

If you get a good container gardening book or go to a website for your area ( key!), you would be surprised what you can grow! 

Can you grow a cabbage in a container? what about sweet potato or beetroot?

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^ I have grown cabbage in those garden bags you can get on Amazon...about five feet across with about a foot of soil.. I never tried beets or sweet potatoes. Regular potatoes grow in lots of things. Currently I have them growing in two of our big tall recycled old clothes hampers with drainage holes in the bottom ...filled with a mixture of soil and grass compost. You can grow them in the ground, of course, but then you will have potatoes everywhere. ( They do not obey boundaries...lol) I have russet potatoes in one and red potatoes in the other. You should research how to grow whatever you want. Someone has tried it!

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/me invokes @Darth Vader, he is an actual farmer xD.

I dont grow as much as I did before. It was just a 'phase' for me, which is enjoyable. However we have got a decent terrain to plant veggies. I planted three orange trees that have grown and give fruits after years hahah. Tbh, it wasnt rocket science. I liked to plant all seeds I got from the fruits I eat, and I got thos trees and some watermelons. It's not that hard if it becomes a custom to do that, after all, better to put the seeds on the ground instead of the bin, you have nothing to lose xD.

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^ I doubt the big farms will disappear. Sure hope our local family farms don't. We have our farmers market in town every week. I don't raise animals for meat, so when we eat it, we can get meat there as well as any fruits or veggies we don't raise ( or which have developed an attitude that year) as well as local honey, handicrafts,etc. Plus, we always meet up with all our friends,so it's a social event. :grin:

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Isn't it illegal to grow vegetables in your lawn, in 'merica? At times I really envy the benefits of your democratic representation and all your freedoms. :P

With that out of my system, indeed pretty much anything can be grown unless its some species that requires a specific temperature zone, soil pH or humidity. Its why I have been unable to grow blueberries and carrots successfully because they need low pH soils.

Growing a patch of mint was a good investment for these summers. Free home made ice shaken margaritas each day. Then someone gifted us a pair of chicken and they scratched and ruined the patch. I so want to eat that rooster alive and chew it up raw and I can see it in the eyes of my dog too, we both want it, but can't.

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16 hours ago, baradar_jackson said:

I am neither a botanist nor a farmer but I wonder whether this whole hippie garden lawn movement is perhaps incredibly short sighted?

 

I know some guys who do urban farming. It looks and "feels" good but I am curious as to what actual farmers who know what they're doing, think about the viability of such projects.

It's free food! Who can complain about free food? 

It's viable as long as the people keep up the work. The only concern I can think of is attracting rodents and possums and skunks into neighborhoods.

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Well, DD and I had one of those talks every parent wants before you shuffle off this mortal coil. The one that solves the mystery of whether anything you teach them stays with them when they are out of your presence and control. I feel fulfilled. :verryhappy:

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