The 30% vinegar is killing some of the weeds. I was not very methodical spraying/soaking down the weeds but most weeds (green/leafy types) are turning brown and dying back. It looks like some of the cheat grass is also turning brown and dying back where I focused on spraying the vinegar. The morning glory die back seems a little hit and miss, but I did not methodically spray those plants during the first test spray. I bought another gallon of the 30% vinegar and will spray down the weeds in full sun but during cooler morning temps to see if that makes the vinegar more or less effective. I found a small “puncture vine/goat head weed, so I can test the vinegar on on that weed. I won’t be cutting down the weeds for a couple of days because I want to see if the leaves pull the vinegar down the plant and help kill the root system. I can see the vinegar whither leaves, but it is possible that adding that much acid to the alley way gravel/soil is changing the ph balance enough that weeds can no longer thrive in the soil. Early days for this experiment but the results are looking promising!
UPDATE: Spraying the weeds in full sun does make the vinegar spray more effective! The vinegar spray did not have any noticeable affect on puncture vines/goatheads. So far the 30% vinegar seems to kill back Morning glory, cheat grass and most weeds with green leafy parts even small leaves.
I’m very tired of wearing a mask! I wear a mask because I’m responsible for my safety as an immuno-comprised person. I’m not making a political statement! I’m in in the at risk population so it is on me to mitigate my risk. I have no right to demand other people other people do something to make me feel safe. Masks only help reduce the risk of spreading or catching the covid virus it is not a get out being sick card. Covid can also spread via the eyes but few people outside of medical personnel wear basic safety glasses. I’m shifting to using a transparent face shield rather than mask. I figure I should be about as safe as using a mask and the face shield will be much more comfortable to wear during the summer months. There might be a social distrust that people feel at an instinctive level about mistrusting masks covering parts of the face.
We humans are social animals and facial expressions are a part of our communication and if half of your face is covered up you miss facial cues in that communication. A face shield protects everyone from most droplets but you can also see a persons facial expression and they don’t look like a bandit or a doctor. Both creatures that can leave your bank account depleted. 😉
I picked up a couple of these facial shields from Lowes for $9.98 and it is cheap china crap that should cost about $2.00 but I can’t make the product I want so I have to buy what is available locally. I have an industrial strength Face shield I bought awhile back for dealing with lye for soap making that was a “little over the top” for safety but it still works as a protective barrier. We might need masks if a new flu/pandemic happens again and what you have today, might be all you have for that disaster. An easily sanitized plastic face shield will conserve those expensive masks for the next pandemic and you have a face shield or two.
Be flexible and adapt. Just because you can’t get one item does not mean there are not a bunch of items you can buy or build to make your life better every day. Can’t buy masks buy a propane tank and BBQ/learn to cook outdoors. Look for alternatives to buying from the big mega corporations. I’ll admit I have used the big box stores and Amazon. I’m trying to use the local stores as much as possible. I use True Value Hardware stores and online ordering as much as possible as the owner of the store is local.
Take a look outside of pop culture and read classical books. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a book I had heard about and “Uncle Tom” was used as a pejorative. Yet Tom was faithful unto being whipped to death and did not give up a slave escaping the south/slavery. What else could be asked of this man, this character in the book? Read the book, Uncle Tom was no boot licker. He was almost Christ like in his willingness to be whipped/scourged by Simon Legree. I have no problem critiquing Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a book. Tom would never bend the knee to any man despite being a slave and refused until death. I’m not black but I’d be proud to be called an Uncle Tom by the mob. I’m not as noble or self sacrificing as Tom. Read the book and don’t let other people tell you what the book means. Everyone should read Uncle Tom’s cabin because it it is a study of humanity. Good people do good in the face evil and don’t change because they see themselves as doing good.
Is the Declaration of Independence a good document? The flawed human authors is irrelevant. Is the Declaration of independence good or bad? Is the US Constitution a flawed document. Good or bad, regardless of the type/character of people that wrote the document? Socialism is bad because it forces people into being slaves to a collective good ,that changes based on cost/benefit that is a capitalistic business prospective. Communism is bad based simply on the death count over the last 200+ years.
Many that want to kill/destroy the US constitution are working to put themselves out of work. If you destroy the US Constitution there is no reason for a Representatives in the House nor Senators in DC. Abolish the Us Constitution and you, Ilhan Omar are nothing in your state. If you abolish the Constitution what will prevent states going there own way? Do you think Idaho will contribute tax dollars to pay your wage if you dissolve the constitution? All states will break apart and find new trade deals and the States will trade as regional powers. The 4 corner states will hold up Cali for water rights and electricity. Without Federalism in the USA every state will try and protect it’s people and the state economy. Just a couple of breaks in any supply chain will destroy a city. Truckers are saying they won’t go into cities without cops. Good luck to you cities that want goods delivered locally.
You have to deliver! Well no, if I don’t if I feel safe. People have agency they can make choices and what you want is irrelevant to their choices. Cops don’t have to be cops in NYC or wherever… They can quit and go be cops in place that support cops. Doctors can leave hospitals, professors can become tutors. Landlords can refuse to rent and barkeeps can refuse to sell you booze.
The only thing you have to do in this life is die. Everything else is a choice!