Wednesday, March 19, 2014


No new seeds and nothing worth commenting on.


We have had heavy rain for most of today with temps starting in the mid-40s but dropping.  We may get a dusting of snow later--no significant accumulation.  I can see parts of the patio table and containers I haven't seen in two months.

I was watching CNBC and listened to a most idiotic discussion centered on the question of whether traders "trusted" Putin whose assertion that he had no designs on more of Ukraine territory or any other part of eastern Europe that used to be part of the Soviet Union were credited with the market rally.  I don't see any part of the situation, including the stock markets, as involving "trust" in any one person. The whole question seems to assume Putin is the only actor who can influence the situation.  Granted he is an 800 lb. gorilla over there but a lot of lighter weight players exist and can throw wrenches into the works.  He can say he is satisfied with Crimea but does anyone think he would reject parts of eastern Ukraine if the Crimean pattern was repeated?  I don't think so.  And don't forget the "government" in western Ukraine (Kiev).

I hadn't thought about pre-sprouting seeds but it sounds like an interesting idea.

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