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.
March is the time to use that general-purpose fertilizer on your flowering shrubs, fruit trees, etc. if you have snow-free ground.
As we remind ourselves most years, the roots get working long before buds appear. Gotta let any March snow or rain to work the fertilizer deep to the roots. It works. Surface fertilizer for those things takes quite a while, maybe weeks, to soak down to where it's needed.
If you have a local agricultural co-op, it's a good idea to check in with them. They often have regional blends of fertilizer that contain trace elements and other improvers that are specifically designed for your local soil types; and they may also have a variety of fertilizer blends for special purpose: lawn, garden, vegetable garden, shrubbery, and trees.
You know what was great about these guys? They had freedom. Kind of like the early days of Saturday Night Live. Or the Smother s Brothers. Nowadays, everybody is ready to pounce on you, the minute that you violate the political code. We live in an age of political terror. And that means living in a constant state of fear.
There are two kinds of fears, or phobias which most people don't know about. The first is Poinephobia - that's the fear of punishment. The second is Dikephobia - that's the fear of justice. If a person is living in the "I'm not OK" position, then she will feel that she deserves to be punished, while at the same time dreading the punishment which must inevitably arrive. So every minute is terrifying. And if she feels that as a "Not OK" person, she deserves to be punished, then should must also fear justice, which is the vehicle of punishment. But if she fears justice, then she must fear its agents: Feminists. The dispensers of justice.