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Thursday, May 6, 2010

On The YouTubes: We Watch the Reston Association Videos So You Don't Have To


Wow, a double dose of Andy Sigle's dulcet tones in less than a week! This episode of Reston Today begins with an aerial video of Lake Anne Plaza for no apparent reason, but hey, it's cool to look at. Learn how to volunteer, how to be safe on Reston's "60 miles of trails," and watch new RA President Kathleen Driscoll McKee hang out in Reston's garden plots. Did you know all four of Reston's garden plots are located directly atop the transcontinental natural gas pipeline? No, but now that we do, we'll resist the urge to light up the next time we're out checking on our rutabagas.

7 comments:

  1. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonMay 6, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    The garden plots are on top of a transcontinental natural gas pipeline? I guess that means you REALLY better call Miss Utility before you dig up those rutabagas.

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  2. If there is a 2 year waiting list, and there is apparently an abundance of pipe-line easement, why not make another garden site?

    HCKD

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  3. Yeah I knew it was built on a pipeline. You can't help but notice because it's so heavily graded that there's no actual soil. The ground there is all clay. woo

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  4. I worry about volunteers and workers digging up "invasive species" contacting Lyme disease from ticks. I was corresponding with one one RA worker about the problem who said that she did in fact have lime disease. Ticks which transfer the disease are thick in Northern Virginia. All the volunteer weeds in China are not worth one person getting Lyme disease! I'm not sure how you really protect people from ticks, They say roll your socks up over trousers but then how do you feel a tick crawling up to your head and if you still have some hair and one makes it up there you'll never find them. And we are not talking about dog ticks but deer ticks that are much much much smaller. Of course spray with bug spray. But how many do that? At least we had a good cold winter which is said to reduce ticks.

    I was out battling the Bermuda grass in my garden plot today. It is one tough weed! The Borg of weeds. Any tips on that? One local published expert (Shepard Ogden) ruefully suggested sifting the entire garden through 1/2 mesh.

    Still nothing like vine ripened "real" tomatoes if somehow it all works out.

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  5. FYI to HCKD: There is a cost associated with developing more garden plots on the pipeline easements.

    To Rod's Sharpening Service: Isn't lime disease associated with too many tropical drinks or something? Obviously your facts are as accurate as your spelling, buddy.

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  6. 11:01

    Seems like money well spent to me.

    HCKD

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  7. To Rod's Sharpening Service: Isn't lime disease associated with too many tropical drinks or something? Obviously your facts are as accurate as your spelling, buddy.
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    Lyme disease is a serious disease and on the rise locally. Fairfax County is having a public meeting on it Saturday.

    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2010/lyme-disease-town-hall-meeting-may15.htm

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