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Monday, May 8, 2017

Yard and Garden Journal 5/8/2017 Frost Advisory Part - 2


It wasn't until 9:30am that I noticed the crust of ice in the birdbath.


The temperature certainly dipped below freezing at sometime during the darkside of the morning.  Silly old me almost ignored the frost advisory ... many of the potted plants would have been damaged or killed if I had left them out.  



Our first perennial Dianthus bloom of this year didn't give a damn about the frost.  
We only have one area in our gardens that the Dianthus finds favorable enough to overwinter.


Yard and Garden Journal 5/8/2017 Frost Advisory

Everything (or nearly so) is sheltered in the garage for the night.   Currently it is ~12:45am and the temp outside is 35F; forecast is that it could drop to freezing sometime between now and just before sunup.  Frost was not in the forecast until AFTER I did some potting earlier in the day.  We don't have any tender annuals in the ground yet; I used to have stuff in the gardens by mid-April but just got plain tired of covering everything with sheets of plastic every time there was a chance of frost.  Last year (or maybe the year before) we decided to abide by the rule that nothing goes into the ground until after Mother's Day.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Safariland Comp 1 Speedloader is a very sweet concealed carry reload option for the S&W J Frame

In the comments of an earlier blog entry, a kindred gunslinging blogger, Comrade Misfit, suggested that I try Safariland Speedloaders for concealed carry.  So, I bought three Safariland Comp 1 speedloaders for my S&W J Frames.  I practiced with them ... I carried them ...  and I found that I liked this speedloader design a whole lot!  






No conflict between the speedloader and the grips on this J Frame S&W






On YouTube, I found several tutorials on how to use the Comp 1; IMHO the video above is the best.




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