Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe
Poly-fil is a great idea.
Does it end up being heavy enough to use a flat rate box? My postal clerk saved me some money by suggesting I use a plain box because the weight was low enough that it beat the flat rate price.
We have a beautiful and historic Polish church called St. Stanislaus Kostka. Established in 1880 to serve the Polish community in our Archdiocese, considered to be the best example of the opulent Polish Cathedral style of architecture west of the Mississippi. But it was not owned by the Archdiocese. All the property and assets were held independently by the parishioners. It became famous in the news when our new Archbishop Burke tried to confiscate their holdings which prompted a huge legal battle. The Archbishop declared the church board and it's priest excommunicated. His plan was to disband the parish and sell off the property and keep everything for the Archdiocese. The parish responded by holding a Christmas Eve mass that was attended by 2,000 people.
The legal dispute was settled 3 years ago and the church remains and is managed by its parishioners as a non-profit corporation, calling itself Catholic but in no longer affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.
There is talk of it becoming an Episcopal church or joining the Polish National Catholic Church since all the parishioners have been excommunicated.
I called Archbishop Burke the 'Antichrist'. He shut down every church/parish/parochial school that had declining numbers. Many of the Catholics in our area have moved to more suburban/rural areas. There used to be about 40 parishes in North St. Louis county and North St. Louis. Now there are about 10.
When we were doing maintenance on our church and school just before it was sold, I said, "I sure hope the Baptists like what we did with the property."
It ended up being sold to the public school.
They're not all bad.
Not familiar with miner's lettuce. Is it a west of the Rockies thing?
Lots of animals pee and poop in your garden when you're sleeping.
A bad mushroom I picked almost killed me about 40 years ago. I'm growing shitake, blue oyster, lion's mane, maitake and reishi mushrooms.
I don't recall the story. Please send it to me. The memory isn't what it used to be.
All sounds good.
It is a never ending battle here. Turn your back and the predators are here. In order from worst to least offensive - mink, raccoon, neighbor's dogs, opossum, hawks, coyote, fox. Weasels and bobcat have yet to kill any but they're here too.
Interesting about the chainlink.
The closest mountain lions are about 40 miles away. Black bears about the same distance. Just a matter of time.
Nice. I lost my flock that was laying the darkest eggs. Their feather color was wrong but the eggs were beautiful. I think I was able to hatch a few chicks from them. Raccoons chewed through the door and killed 9 birds.
Backscratchers are the best.