I have a few. For any gardeners out there, can you tell me if I need to stake and tie up pea plants? My plants are growing well, but I really am not sure how tall they will get or anything about them. I had a seed packet and took out half the seeds for myself, giving the rest of them along with the packet to Ara. So now I'm really not sure how to handle them, and don't find much help from the internet. Thanks to anyone who has some advice about growing these plants.
Another question is for dog owners, particularly those with labs. I just walked Rocky for about 4 blocks, and I want him to match my pace and to heel. He wants to keep his head to the ground and sniff everything, and in his excitement he wants to pull me along at the pace he prefers. By the halfway point in our walk he settled down pretty well to my pace, but he certainly isn't very disciplined. I think part of it is his natural puppy disposition, and I certainly don't want to mess with that. It is such a joy to try to see the world through his eyes, although I think most of what he knows about the world is through his nose! He is so big and bold, but got his comeuppance when the garbage truck rolled by. Rocky crouched in terror as far away as his leash would permit. Unfortunately, this entire neighborhood as well as those surrounding it, have no sidewalks. The property owners want to retain the "rural" nature although it is certainly no longer rural. I'd vote for sidewalks and pavement that isn't cracked or buckled up. It's no longer a joy for me to go walking with Rocky or on my own. I miss my old neighborhood for things like that. I seem to have lost my original question, which is: should I be more strict with Rocky, or should I hold off until he has a few more months under his collar? He is very good about some things, like coming when called, but with others the little devil in his head distracts him completely.
My last question for now is about food, specifically, lentils. I have never eaten them in my life, but have decided to try them and bought some red lentils. There are many youtube videos that feature cooking with lentils, but most are of recipes with a Asian accent. As I grow older I find myself returning to the foods I ate as a child - seasoned, but not too strongly, and certainly not highly spicy. So I'm basically looking for a way to eat this grain (I think it is categorized as a grain). Any recommendations will be appreciated. My mom's cooking was southern, but she learned to like the German influence of my dad's sisters' cooking, so mom's was a great mix of those two cuisines. Seasoned well but not too spicy.
I am trying to load photos into my blog, but it rarely works out. I use my cellphone and the option to forward a photo to my email account, but nothing ever appears. Of course you might note that once in a while I can post a picture and I have no idea how it happens or what I might have done differently. My personal opinion is that smart phones are too smart for many of the people using them. And who wants to be outsmarted by a phone - either a smart or stupid phone!