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6/25/09 2:54 P

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We had a relatively dry day yesterday and a 30% chance of rain this PM. That goes up to 60% tomorrow and includes AM & PM. Then it remains around 50% AM & PM the rest of the week. So today, even with the grass a bit damp, I decided better damp than soggy and I cut the green stuff. Great exercise!
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I have alot of green tomatos too. But my green beans have slowed down producing. Lots of things don't like to set fruit when it is 90 or over. And that's what it has been for the last 2 weeks. But after this weekend we are supposed to get a big cool down. All the way down into the 80's!!

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ANTS ARE THE MOST DETERMINED ANIMALS! I DON'T KNOW IF THE ORIOLES WILL STILL COME OR NOT. I'D START OVER WITH THE FEEDER IN A NEW SPOT.

I HAVE TOMATOES! I CHECKED THE PLANTS LAST NIGHT AND ONE IS FULL OF TINY LITTLE BALLS. THE OTHERS HAVE JUST STARTED BLOOMING SO WILL BE A BIT LONGER BUT I CAN'T WAIT. EVERYTHING ELSE IS LOOKING HEALTHY AND EVEN THE SPINACH HAS RECOVERED FROM HARRY'S SNACKING. TODAY IS GOING TO BE THE HOTTEST DAY SO FAR (90)SO I HOPE THEY SURVIVE THE HEAT. AT LEAST IT'S CLOUDY AND THE WIND ISN'T BLOWING. IT GETS UP TO 80 INSIDE EVEN WITH THE AC GOING AND FANS SO I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS AFTERNOON.
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Well, the lid filled with petroleum jelly over the oriole feeder didn't keep the ants out. It might have worked if the ants were the tiny ones, but these are the big ants, & they just walked right through it. Back to the drawing board on this. Will the orioles still come to the feeder if it's covered with ants?

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YESTERDAY WE TOOK SEVERAL OF THE STUDENTS OUT AT THE FACILITY I TEACH AT AND WE PLANTED 70-80 PLANTS. MOSTLY FLOWERS AND FLOWERING BUSHES. I PICKED THEM OUT CAREFULLY FOR PLANTS THAT ARE EASILY PROPAGATED BY COLLECTING SEEDS, CUTTINGS OR DIVISION. THIS IS A STEP TOWARD TEACHING THEM ABOUT RUNNING A SMALL BUSINESS. WE WILL BE PROPAGATING THE PLANTS AND SELLING THEM. AS WELL AS TEACHING THEM ABOUT BOOKKEEPING AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS DEALING WITH A SMALL BUSINESS. WE WILL ALSO BE HAVING THEM MAKE YARD ART AND SIMPLE LAWN FURNITURE. THE PLANS ARE TO MAKE THIS A SELF SUPPORTING PROJECT, WHILE THE STUDENTS ARE LEARNING VARIOUS SKILLS THEY CAN USE WHEN THEY LEAVE. AND IN THE MEAN TIME THE GROUNDS WILL BE BECOMING MORE BEAUTIFUL WITH THE PLANTS.

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The soap in the water decreases the surface tension of the water. That way the bugs immediately go down into the water and drown. Nothing for them to get a grip on and possibly fly out of the pail.

I came home from my weekly grocery shopping trip. I immediately went out to check the garden. The beans, cucumbers, melons and squash looked great. Too bad something got to some of my peppers in the last 12 hrs. Ate them almost to the nubs. I got the Sevin out and sprayed. I can cause I do not need to harvest them for the next week or so. Back to google to find out what probably did the damage as I could not see any evidence of who the muncher was.

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Ughhh.... I hate touching bugs! But, maybe some latex gloves will make me feel less sqeamish about im. I need to look at my plants and see what bugs I can find. I was late in pplanting most of my stuff but I have battled the squash bugs, cucmber beetles and Japanese beetles for years. I have resorted to chemicals in the past but really want to avoid it as well.

What is the significance of soapy water vs regular water?

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More land clearing this morning. Came in totally soaked. Ah, the Florida summer heat and humidity; ya gotta love it!
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I know the feeling. I am the stiffest person I know for my age. Any bending over in the garden is always paid for later and I try not to take any more NSAIDs than I have to. My best advice is to really try to make stretching more of your daily routine. When I stop 2 or 3 times a day and do 10 minutes of full body stretching everything just feels better and I have less problems when I do go out and work. Of course, I am horrible about doing it routinely.

This morning I was finding all the bad bugs on the wrong plants!! The squash bugs were resting on the pole beans. The striped cucumber beetles were on the spagetti squash and the spotted bean beatles were on the yellow squash. But I picked off a ton and threw them into the soapy water. Which works well, BTW. The bugs just drop right on in and drown immediately.

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i did a lot of weeding last weekend. my back is now killing me. it is so stiff and it really kills my thunder.

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WOOHOO ANN
BOTH FOR ALL THE EXERCISE FROM BENDING AND PICK AND FOR NOT USING MAN MADE CHEMICALS.

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The summer bugs have arrived. I spent the evening hand picking squash bugs, several egg deposits, striped cucumber and spotted bean beetles. I am so determined to not use chemicals.

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I had ants before the jelly. I did a little search & found that you can put a butter dish lid over the feeder with petroleum jelly or cooking oil on it, & this is supposed to trap the ants, so they can't get to the feeder itself. DH is going to try to figure out how to add this to our feeder.

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THE JELLY IN PARTICULAR WILL ATTRACT THE ANTS. YOU MIGH WASH THAT OFF AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

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I've been getting a pretty good showing of hummingbirds, & I wanted to try to attract boston orioles. I bought a feeder, filled it with oriole "food", put jelly in the slots for that, & added a chunk of orange to the top. It's just covered with ants! I tried to tie a couple of fabric sheets to the feeder because I heard ants won't cross them. Not true! So how do you keep ants off them?

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My husband said he put his name on a list to receive wood chips when they trim around the utility poles. They warned him that they would be "dirty" That means anything can get it. and I bet sorting thru that could be a pain and maybe even painful. But still free, at least worth a try

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Of course I did recycle the cans.
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As for the firewood...well, here we have the benefit of nature's giant outdoor furnace.
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I GUESS THAT IS A DIFFERENCE IN WHERE WE LIVE. IF I HAD FOUND THE LOGS, I WOULD HAVE CONSIDERED THEM FREE FIREWOOD. AN HAVE RECYCLED THE ALUMINUM CANS.

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6/22/09 12:12 P

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I once had a load of mulch delivered by the tree trimming service that works for the electric company. The problem was that there were a number of logs mixed in with the shredded material, as well as some aluminum cans and other trash. I got it all spread, but I had to dispose of the logs (no fire places in SW Florida).
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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Oppenheim, short-story writer, novelist, poet

We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
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We don't have much in the way of tree trimming services here in our rural area. But I can go to the farm store down the road and buy a pick up truck load of bark mulch for 20 bucks. And I am helping keep a small local business going. If I ever find a way to get the wood chips free I will but it's the county that takes care of the tree trimming and they probably go back to the county seat with them, 30 miles away

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Around here some the the tree trimming companies will deliver/dump a truck load of their shredded trimming to your home at no charge. The trick is you have to take the full load 10 cubic yard! That is a lot of mulch. At 27 cubic feet per cubic yard that is the equivalent of 130 bags of mulch. Be sure you and/or your neighbors can use that much mulch before ordering.

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Well, I'm heading out this morning to get another truck load of mulch. That is a never ending chore. Thank goodness that the county provides shredded / chipped wood at no cost...just for the effort of shoveling it into my truck.
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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
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We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
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My veggie garden is all weeded. it should be good for a week or so.

i just have to remember to prune my lilacs and dogwood before friday.

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I used to have a recipe for drying flowers in a micro-wave with some kind of sand . . . but I can't find that cookbook with that recipe . . . I must have lost it in my move from TX to OK.???

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Thanks for those links! They're both interesting sites, so I'm saving them.

Well, I thought I could simply dry out my flowers & use them as pot pourri, but after reading this stuff, I'm thinking that won't work. I don't have any of the other flowers listed (roses being at the top of the list), & even if I did, it wouldn't smell like peonies, which was the whole idea to start with. I've noticed that even after leaving the house for a while, when I come back in, I don't smell the peonies, so I'm guessing they aren't a flower that holds their smell. The only time I smell them is when I pick them up & put them to my nose. If I need "peony scented oil" to get the smell, that defeats the purpose, right? I guess there's no way to really "preserve" peonies. Thanks for replying!

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I JUST DID A SEARCH FOR POTPOURRI RECIPES. HERE ARE A COUPLE OF LINKS THAT MIGHT HELP YOU.

www.make-stuff.com/gardening/potpour
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www.save-on-crafts.com/potes.html

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TO DRY FLOWERS AND HERBS IT IS GOOD TO TIE THEM IN SMALL BUNDLES BY THE CUT END OF THE STEM (SINCE PEONIES ARE SO LARGE MAYBE JUST 2-3 PER BUNDLE) THE HANG THEM SOMEWHERE WITH GOOD AIR CIRCULATION.
ONCE THEY ARE THOROUGHLY DRY YOU CAN EASILY PULL THE PETALS OFF AND PUT THEM IN CONTAINERS. YOU COULD SAVE THEM AND AS OTHER FLOWERS ARE READY TO DRY MIX THEM TOGETHER.
HAVING NEVER MADE POT POURRI THAT'S THE MOST HELP I CAN BE

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Donna - did you do a google search on how to make potpourri? I've never made any myself personally. I do know that Martha Stewart did a show about it years ago but she used already dried flowers and things. Sorry - I'd help if I could.

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I guess nobody here knows how to make pot pourri since nobody's commented on my post. I've had my peony flowers laid out on towels on my kitchen table for the past few days. I picked them right after a rain only because if I had waited, they would have all been on the ground! They're still damp. I keep moving them around. Once they're wet, however, I really don't know what to do next. I'm thinking about laying them on a pan in the oven. I tried to do some web searching, but making pot pourri seems to apply to using several different flowers & such, & I only have the peonies.

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TO PROTECT MY BLUEBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES I JUST PUSH THOSE GREEN PLASTIC COVERED STAKES INTO THE GROUND AND ZIP-TIE MORE OF THE STAKES NEAR THE TOP OF THOSE STAKES THEN PUT THE BIRD NETTING OVER THAT AND HOLD THE BOTTOM DOWN WITH ROCKS. THIS KEEPS THE BIRDS OUT AND BY MOVING JUST A COUPLE OF ROCKS I CAN FLIP THE NETTING BACK AND PICK THE BERRIES.

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Mary-Your suggestion may have hit the nail on the head. We live in an area where people grow hay. Our acreage is surrounded and they just cut it for the first time this season. usually right after they cut all kinds of critters are more active and travel further than usual cause their homes have been disturbed. And you are right, the cuts were just like with a knife. Thing is tho, it was during the day. In between my morning trip out to water and my evening trip out to weed.

I did get 2 more blueberries this morning. So now I am up to 5 for the year. there is one more green one and then they are done. So now after spending 40$ for 4 plants and getting 5 berries, that makes the berries worth $8.00 a peice!! But heck, it is their first year and I wasn't supposed to get any. and the bushes look fantastic so I am well pleased. I do expect I will have to go thru some extreme measures to protect the berries in the future. We have a good measure of berry eating birds in the yard. Mockingbirds, Cardinals and Bluebirds. But I want the birds and the berries and will just find a way to deal with it.

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HEY ANN
IF YOU WANT TO GET THOSE PATHS COVERED MORE QUICKLY, GROCERY STORES AND OTHERS WILL BE GLAD TO GIVE YOU CARDBOARD BOXES. tHEY USUALLY HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF THEM IN THE BACK ROOM. AND IT SAVES THEM FROM THE LANDFILL.

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AnnRoberts, I don't know what kind of critters are lurking in Tennessee, but in California, I would suspect a vole (aka meadow mouse). They slice through plants as you described. They tend to live in areas with tall pasture grass and come out to feed on my favorite plants. One even got a potted mandevilla vine on my walled-in deck. At first I thought someone had sliced the main vine with a knife, it was such a clean cut. Grr.

Regarding blueberries, we finally had to build a net "house" for them, using chain link fencing and a heavy-duty commercial bird netting draped over. Now, all I have to worry about are gophers. Another grrr.

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I am suffering a bit of that good exhaustion too. So far today, I watered the entire garden. Part of my garden is way out across our 3.5 acres so hauling the hose that far is a work out in itself. Then I weedeated thru 2 battery charges(love my rechargable weedeater). Then I laid some brown grocery sacks out in between rows of beans and put some rocks on them to keep them down. This will cut down on weeding. By the end of the season every path will be covered with something, newspaper, cardboard box flattened out or newspaper shredded. Then I went in and put some more stuff thru the shredder for using later tonight. I filled the seed birdfeeders but still need to do the hummingbird feeders. I also gave a coat of stain to the top of a table I plan on having in my sewing room. I did do a little weeding but honestly not much is needed cause I am very careful to just water the plants and not the paths, plus having alot of the paths covered helps.

BTW-the squash are looking a little better. I treated the affected squash carefully with an organic fungicide. I also buried some of the trailing stems so that the rootlets they have there can take hold and supply the plants with more nutrients.

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Today I picked a few banana peppers, tilled the vacant spots in the garden. Dug up more weeds. Sprayed some baking soda/soap/water mixture on some powdery white mildew. Move a 'ton' of rocks from the garden. Moved some woody and soggy stumps to the gully for the trash day pickup.
Now I'm exhausted! But a good exhaustion!

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I came home from a trip to Lowe's to find some of my squash not doing to well. One yellow crookneck had a few very slightly wilted looking leaves. But that was the extent to the whole garden. when I came home only several hours later, some of my winter squash looked really wilted. When I went over to investigate it looked like some one had went and tried to slice off some of the vines. Not at the base like a squash vine borer might do, but way out on some of the runner stems and leaves. They were not cut all the way thru and I can not see anything in the hollow stems that were cut. I have googled myself silly but am not coming up with anything. any ideas?? I bought some organic fungicide and also some liquid spray on sevin. I have to be very careful tho cause we also have bee hives and do not want any unnecessary chemicals. If I spray it will be late tonight and not on any blossoms.

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WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!
PICKED THE FIRST BLUEBERRYIES OF THE SEASON THIS MORNING. THEY WERE YUMMY IN MY CHERRIOS.

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Today I pruned two peach trees and a nectarine tree. I also weeded the mulched area under them (yep, mulch or not, there are always some weeds). Then I cleared another area of the land; and, oh yea, I cut down a dead tree. I have not yet dug out the roots though. I'll save that chore for when I'm ready to replace it. I haven't decided yet just what I'll plant in its place...still researching.
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We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
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Here's an update to the zucchini I picked last night. I was unhappy with the pale green color but besides that??? It is a awesome zucchini. Very meaty without much in the way of seeds. And the normal zucchini flavor. So I guess I will just have to overlook the pale color!!

I also picked the very first of the white half runner beans. I only got 9 but there were tons of small ones that will be ready today or tomorrow.

I also got 1 more blueberry before the birds got to it. This is their first year and we thought we had picked all the blossoms off but the few we missed yeilded some nice berries.

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Hi, everyone! I got unsubscribed from this thread, but I'm back!

I have a question I hope someone can help with. Now that my peonies are dying off, does anyone know how I can make pot pourri out of them? It seems like such a shame to just cut off the flowers & toss them. I only had a chance to have 1 bouquet in the house this year!

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I picked my first zucchini this morning. I kept watching them getting bigger but I delayed picking cause they were not dark green. But I have finally determined they are meant to be a lighter green. I know that next year I will not buy a summer squash mixture package of seeds. I planted 6 and out of all the possibilies they said I could get I got 3 yellow crooknecks and 3 light green zucchini. Next year I will pick single variety seed packs and have exactly what I want. But dinner tonight will consist of squash, tilapia and a strawberry spinach salad. Only a few more days and we will also be having fresh green beans.

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6/19/09 9:58 A

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How shady is the area where the moss is growing? Cause usually if it is shady enough, the grass won't want to grow. If it is sunny then the grass will win out. Usually moss requires almost complete shade to be successful and takes awhile to get fully established.

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Hi everyone,
I am new to this site. I have a question and I hope someone can help. I have a pond and next to my pond I have moss that I have planted. I have a huge problem with the grass growing threw the moss. I have dug up the moss and pulled the grass out, removed any grass roots I can find. Then replant the moss. Then it just grows back again. Does anyone have any ideas that wont kill the moss?

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The dye garden is all meant for me to dye wool yarn with. I am an avid long time knitter and felt drawn to add one more step to the process.

Yesterday I stopped in at our local good nursery and managed to bring home some more flower plants. I bought 2 huge double black eyed susan's and 2 double balloon flowers. Those will go in the front flower bed. Then I decided I needed to take home some of the new varieties of cuphea so I did a hanging basket of that with 2 lantanas. I will probably go back this coming week and get enough for 1 more hanging basket to match. They are up on the porch, next to the hummingbird feeders since the birdies also love the cuphea.

BTW-I just put in new blueberry plants and had picked all of the blossoms off to let them grow and become strong. But I missed a few late blooms on one plant and did manage to get a few berries so far. Yesterday I found another almost ripe one and figured I would get it last evening. Well, probably a mockingbird got to it first!! Darned thing. I have all kinds of birdfeeders but mockingbirds would rather steal fruit. So I guess in the future I will be netting my berries so that i can have the harvest!!

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Thanks SHARJOPAUL I hope they do well in our yard too! It is a true experiment on our part.


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HOPE YUURS DO WELL. I HAD SOME SEVERAL YEARS AGO THAT WERE JUST STARTING TO PRODUCE. BUT THE CITY KICKED ME AND A NUMBER OF OTHERS OUT OF OUR HOUSES FOR REDEVELOPEMENT AND I DIDN'T GET THEM MOVED. HAVE PLANTS TO BUILD A NICE BIG TRELLIS/PERGOLA IN A COUPLE OF YEARS WILL PLANT MORE THEN.

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MALWILD Thank you for your help. I will let everyone know how my kiwi do. I will be planting them on my new trellis this weekend.


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SHARJOPAUL Wow thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. This is a great site! I have the perfect place to plant them. Now I know why my friend gave them to me.
My husband put up a huge trellis to hide the neighbors windows from our yard and deck. How great is that.
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HOSTALADY -- I REMEMBERED SEEING SOME "ARCTIC KIWI" IN A CATALOG THIS SPRING. I ACTUALLY AM THINKING ABOUT DOING IT NEXT YEAR MYSELF. ANYTHING IS WORTH A TRY.
http://www.gardeners.com/Arctic-Beauty-K
iwi/33-885,default,pd.html

~~~Malissa~~~

DD5 Avery Marie 7/12/2007
DD1 Alicia Lynne 11/22/11


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So interesting - I haven't checked the zones for persimmon trees - think I'll do that!

Bloom where you are planted!
If you aim for nothing, you will usually accomplish it!
1Jo 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
Pro 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.


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