Thursday 1/25/18 High Desert Gardening Club meeting

I’m so happy that we can have the meeting at the Dolan Springs Community Council Hall — FINALLY a real meeting place!  The High Desert Gardening Club hasn’t had a meeting since 6/16, primarily because we didn’t have a space to meet and of course I’ve been very busy too, just finished a new winter greenhouse.

Thursday 1/25/18 from 2 to 4 pm

Please RSVP
so we’ll have door prizes for everybody


We’ll talk about:

  • Salad and herbs to plant outside NOW!

  • Is your garden critter-proof?
    Protect your plants without spending a fortune.
  • Trade seeds and plants.
    Share your experiences with other local gardeners.
    Make new friends.
  • Not a gardener or too busy?

         Help other gardeners for a share of the harvest.

Door prizes:  Seeds, seedlings, plants and gardening supplies

GRAND PRIZE:  Hydroponic Grow Tub complete with seedlings


I thought I’d simply copy the Google map and found that Google has a totally INCORRECT location for the DSCC!    The street address is 15195 Pierce Ferry Road.   You drive THROUGH Dolan and it’s on the right side at about Mile Marker 3.3 or so.   Coming from Meadview or Dolan, look for the first building on the right after you pass MM 4:

I recently joined the DSCC as it’s only $5 for the entire year and I hope you will join this fantastic non profit organization too.  More info is at

The DSCC provided FREE dinners on Xmas Day and even delivered to peoples’ houses.   The Meadview cliques ought to be ashamed!  I really want to bring organic nutrient dense affordable food to both Meadview and Dolan, but as we have NO space to meet in Meadview and I was just informed that a farmstand is NOT welcome in the Meadview strip mall, I hope to get lots of food growing in Dolan Springs.  All are welcome and if you want to rideshare from Meadview, please let me know.


One Response to Thursday 1/25/18 High Desert Gardening Club meeting

  1. Humane Pack Mice Trap……..this is from the Amish barns all over Lancaster, PA……’s a 5 gallon bucket, 1/3rd to 1/4 filled with water……… upside down coffee can in the center with some peanut butter smeared on the center. You may have to set the coffee can on 2 bricks so it sits up about 6-8 inches down from the rim of the bucket. The mice need to get up the bravery to jump off the wood ramps that go down from the sides and down onto the coffee can where they try to eat and peanut butter but it’s too slippery so they fall into the water and swim in circles for a long time. It’s best to set this near a set of steps of some way the mice can walk flat to the edge of the bucket so they are not scared while sitting and waiting to get brave. You can catch 4-8 a night until there are no mice around who like peanut butter. It’s safe because you don’t have to touch the mice, at all. Any fleas on them die in the water too. You can put a lid on it all and they pass on into next dimension of “mouse world” and you can use them for composting fertilizer and that’s what I would do. Yeah, I would not drive down the street and let them go to infest my neighbor’s house. They’re little criminals. They eat car wire harnesses made from soy in the plastic. And I researched hanta virus. That only happens with fresh droppings. It dies after it dries out. So old mice poop can make you sick so bad, we know, but it’s not hanta. You’re going to live to see another day when you wish you set up an Amish mouse trap instead of being unable to order the little chocolate sprinkles on your ice cream. I caught 5 mice in one night with this rig and it’s passive. There’s no resetting it for every mouse. The mice smell what’s up. Beenut putter…….wow, again!!!. They climb to the edge. See their buddies swimming in circles in the party, but no one is at the orderve counter. So they jump and land and fall off and splash and start swimming to add to the noise, then their buddies hear that and want tickets to the show. You’re going to get the whole clan. But don’t ever ever let one go………..because he’s going to report back as to what happened. And then we get a little runaway faction of mice started………little criminals in action committee, trying to warn the special mice who they don’t want to die. And…….they act above it all and refuse to report back to the president.

    There’s another one with a roller bar made of a soda can with window screen tapped around it so the mice walk out and think it’s ok but it all rolls over and they tuned in, turned on, and dropped out. This is for the hippie mice, you want to try a colored bucket for this one. They swim around in a circle till they meet each other then start whining and screeching for nancy pilosie to get her hair right and just get the party re-started. Cuz it did just all roll over. And this trap can work better with fish oil as many of the hippie mice have refused to go full vegan.

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