All posts by “Eugene Knapik

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Greening up

Each time I go out for a physio appointment, I see that the front garden is greening up more and more. I was a little worried about our Japanese Maple, as the leaves seemed to be appearing on some branches more than others, but as… Read More

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Hey all you cowboys….

Good-bye old paint. Here’s Meredith Axelrod Also nice on squeezebox, from Sqwzbox… I also really like this performance by Bruce Molsky, with Brittany Haas and Paula Bradley… Let’s go out with Tex Ritter…

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Cluck Old Hen

Cluck Old Hen is one of my fave banjo tunes. It’s all about a hen, a hen that lays enough eggs for the railway men. The only problem is, truth be told she hasn’t laid an egg since way last spring or maybe way last… Read More

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Don’t eat these mushrooms

Several Amanita chipbowlius have appeared in the front garden. You can see that this one came up among some young sorel plants. The distinctive “chip bowl” mushroom often gravitates toward herbs in the garden. They are easy to identify – woody stalks and broad caps… Read More

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Clawhammer Nail Woes

Clawhammer banjo is played by striking the strings of the banjo on the downstroke with the fingernail of either your index or middle finger. If you play a lot, your nails take a lot of abuse, especially if you use steel strings on your instrument.… Read More

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Elephant Ear

Tuffy P found this huge elephant ear (Colocasia) on sale somewhere or another and has planted it in the barrel planter out front. What an exotic addition to the front gardens.