We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
For those who live in the northern parts of the world, just a reminder: unless you live in an area with remarkably fertile soil, your lawns, perennials and some of your shrubs count on some fertilizer because none of them are truly natural (they are all genetically-engineered and hybridized), nor do they receive what nature would otherwise supply them for free (rotten leaf mold, flooding silt, bear, human, and Wooly Mammoth poop, etc).
My point is that it's easy to forget that the roots wake up and begin growing and seeking nourishment long before any buds appear.
Not only that, but it takes a while for your fertilizer to get down to the roots. Time and rain. March and early April is the time to give your precious plants a good head start up here in the north country.
Have I been shutout? Luther and Jappy have both asked you, and your brief answers give no indication that I have, but they do indicate you have not looked into the problem as I am unable to comment.
I was able to comment after changing my AOL address, so I am assuming my address was the means by which the disconnect occurred. However, just having tried again via that new address, I see I can no longer comment... again. As well, my ability to comment via Safari has been stopped, and that can be stopped/banned via my IP address, unlike AOL which changes IP addresses frequently.
Unlike others, I will go gracefully if you wish me off the blog. But kindly let me know. If that is not the case, kindly fix the problem on your end. I am sure Chris went through a great deal of trouble to work things out for the blog, but I was not and am not aware I was part of that particular problem.
Please let me know. Thank you, the person who Luther and Jappy asked about.