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re: Just booked 22 days to Italy/Greece - any and all advice/tips appreciated - DumpsterFire
Santorini and Mykonos are the most crowded of the Greek Isles, but cruises might not be fully back by then. Big cruise ships are what make those islands oppressively crowded. If you eliminate or just reduce those, then the islands will be perfect....
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re: Just booked 22 days to Italy/Greece - any and all advice/tips appreciated - DumpsterFire
I second the idea to skip Venice and subtract a day from Milan. You can add those days to Florence and maybe a day trip or two in wine country between Florence and Rome. Hitting every major city sounds good when planning, but travel ends up eating a ton of your time. Also, really getting to know ...
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread - DumpsterFire
Tomatoes and cucumbers really starting to come in in central Arkansas. As much as I bitch about them, indeterminate tomatoes can really produce a lot of fruit once they get going. I only have two cherry tomato variety plants, and I pick more than enough for the wife and I to eat every day. It’s n...
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread - DumpsterFire
[quote]If you want them hotter then stop watering them a few days before harvest. Heard that from a famous pepper dude one time. Could be a tall tale, but I believe him. [/quote] I've always found that my jalepenos get hotter as the weather gets hotter and drier in the summer. ...
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread - DumpsterFire
I just picked 12 large cucumbers yesterday, so I am going to do some cutting and pickling in the next couple days. My first experience pickling last year was a good learning experience. I used the mix that Pillage recommended and really enjoyed them. I didn't listen when everyone said to let them ...
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread - DumpsterFire
How many sq feet is everyone gardening? I’m at 32 right now! Haha. Next time I move, I’m hoping to add a few more 4x8 raised beds. My current backyard doesn’t have enough sun coverage to plant any more. Some of you guys make me jealous with your huge harvests....
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread - DumpsterFire
Every year I tell myself I will be able to handle indeterminate tomatoes. This year might be the fastest they have gotten out of control. I pruned some of. the side stalks not too long ago, but, for every one I cut, a few more seemed to take their place. With a lot of rain, I didn't check my gard...
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re: Lumber shortage - is there more to it than supply/demand balance? - DumpsterFire
[quote]I mean, I talked to a dude that works at a timber farm. I’m just regurgitating what he told me. Disagree all you want.[/quote] The guy you talked to is correct that timber prices haven't gone up, but timber prices don't affect lumber prices (at least in the short term). I'm not sure how h...
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re: Lumber shortage - is there more to it than supply/demand balance? - DumpsterFire
[quote]In theory that is correct. On the other hand, I've been to several saw Mills in LA/ Miss recently and they are all stacked with finished lumber.[/quote] I think all that inventory you are seeing is a combination of a normal couple days of planer production and "sold" inventory that is sitt...
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re: Lumber shortage - is there more to it than supply/demand balance? - DumpsterFire
[quote]Not for timber. The US had massive amounts of timber[/quote] Lumber and timber markets operate almost completely independently of one another. Timber markets are very local/regional, and, the fact is, there is an oversupply of timber in the majority of the US South. Unless new mills come o...
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re: Lumber shortage - is there more to it than supply/demand balance? - DumpsterFire
[quote]The mills are intentionally inflating the price. Supply of raw timber has been minimally impacted and the mills are paying the same price for that timber. They’re just using the current market landscape to hike prices artificially.[/quote] Can this board stop parroting this nonsense? Is th...
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread - DumpsterFire
Do you pickle most of your cucumbers?...
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re: Will lumber prices go down by years end? - DumpsterFire
[quote]Price dumped this morning more than $300.[/quote] Isn't that just because the futures contracts rolled from May 15th expiration to July 15th? I think the cash market is still pretty strong at the moment. ...
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread - DumpsterFire
Darth, do you know what variety of blueberry that is? That looks like it could feed a family of 20 all summer!...
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re: Will lumber prices go down by years end? - DumpsterFire
Mills that closed at the beginning of the pandemic have been open for nearly a year now. The only mills coming online now are new builds or renovations....
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re: Rising lumber prices (what’s next and who’s to blame?) - DumpsterFire
[quote]u’re both freaking idiots. The problem is mills can’t find employment cause of the enhanced unemployment benefits. Therefore mills are able to set the price of lumber because they can’t keep up with demand. Like I said previously. If the cost to cut an acre of timber hasn’t changed but yet th...
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re: Rising lumber prices (what’s next and who’s to blame?) - DumpsterFire
[quote]he specifically said he's not in favor of government regulation. personally, i'm really against government regulation as well, but sometimes the market is gonna asshoe. the only reason i ever want the government to intervene when it's obvious that actors are going to take advantage of peop...
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re: Rising lumber prices (what’s next and who’s to blame?) - DumpsterFire
[quote]Saw mills are fricking the growers. Period. They have the ability to choose who they buy from and bid as low as possible. [/quote] This is just how supply and demand works. There is an abundance of supply, so the mills are in the drivers seat with regards to pricing. If there was a shorta...
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re: Rising lumber prices (what’s next and who’s to blame?) - DumpsterFire
[quote]2 dueces You’re welcome to correct me. I’m no expert.[/quote] He sounds like a conspiracy theorist who has no idea how commodity markets work. The price of lumber isn't dependent on the input costs (labor, logs) at the mill. It is dependent on supply and demand. Demand is at all ti...
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re: Rising lumber prices (what’s next and who’s to blame?) - DumpsterFire
If you drive by a lumber mill, it is easy to think that mills have a huge stockpile because of the massive stacks of finished lumber you will see. It is likely that those massive stacks are only about a week's worth of production that is awaiting shipment. Mill's don't have the space to store milli...
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