Blog Income For Wealth

Blog income is easy peasy

If you’re not blogging, then start now! Did you know that there are bloggers making over $1 million annually or over $400,000 on a single post? That’s really nuts. And if you have a blog and not earning money through affiliate marketing, then you’re losing money left and right. Writing in a blog doesn’t require of much education other than the ability to communicate, use a computer and have a hobby that you want to tell everyone about. I’m not saying you need to have technical skills, just know how to use a keyboard.blog

 

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Aphrodisiacs Filling Moist Sexy Figs

Aphrodisiacs of the Sexy Figgi

There are known aphrodisiacs in folklore that eating a raw fig while nude is an act of sexuality. My friend thinks that a fig is shaped like a scrotum. When one is cut in half, the pink interior is succulent in nature as the moist interior flesh of a woman’s pink vulva. Heavily seeded, figs were compared to the seeds of fertility.Aphrodisiacs

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Spring cleaning at Figgi Riggi

Spring Cleanup: A good time to tidy things up a bit

This late Spring, you may have noticed a bit of silence from my posts lately. That’s because I’ve been working away in the invisible background cleaning up affiliate site links and improving some of the old pages with more interesting content. I was making improvements to the site title image at the top of the page. After I created it, I noticed that the 4 dots look like little figs.

I created a Facebook page and made graphics for that too. Here’s one of those images.

An image made for the Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

At some point, I intend to edit all of the images on the site with interesting title watermarks like this Ants photo seen here.

Garden Ants
Garden Ants with interesting watermark.

Education and our curiosity to learn

Meanwhile, I am focusing on what my next major topic will become. One that will be educational to my curious readers. I was once a college instructor, so I do like to educate. With that in mind, I’d like to create an introductory tutorial on using a free open-source application called InkScape. It’s available for Linux, Windows and Apple OS’s. This will take time to create, so bare with me on this plan. This will be a side project while I write other interesting topics.

Money that makes the world go ’round

I’d also like to share some tidbits about income that I plan to receive from internet-related side jobs. It’s an interesting topic and one that my readers can utilize if they too want to gain some extra cash. So, this week I’ll create a budget and share my gains. Besides, every blog is rooted in money at some point.

Things that might get in the way of some progress this week is: a friend who’s struggling with cancer who I intend to visit sometime soon. I’ve also decided to get back in shape at the gym. The gym helps to keep my eyes healthy by being a healthy distraction from the computer screens.

Peeper

I will make short term goals and while using a sense of transparency, I’ll post them in here. Why would I do such a thing? Well, isn’t everyone a bit of a “peeping Tom” by instinct? If not, then I guess you’ll become one while following my blog posts. 🙂

Cancer-free weed killer

Spring has sprung and along came the heavy rain showers. You’ve recovered from cancer and go for a walk through your yard to see all the beautiful plants flourishing, then you spot your least favorite plants…

WEEDS!!!

No, not marijuana unless you were intending to grow it.

Weeds are everywhere thanks to the wonderful rain. Some people like to leave them alone, but others are ready to do anything they can to get rid of them. You can dig them up or use RoundUp, but why risk your health?

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Cancer-free weed killer is the right choice.

Here’s how you can make your own and it’s quite simple.

Mix all of these safe ingredients together inside the pump sprayer and be sure that the salt completely dissolves. On a calm day without wind, pump the solution and spray it on the leaves of the weeds. This should only be done on a warm sunny day without rain in the forecast for at least 2-3 days. Within 24 hrs you should see immediate results. A second application might be needed if you have very big weeds. I used this on dandelion weeds and poison ivy revealing incredible effectiveness. If you perform this on a windy day, the spray might land on your favorite plants Read more

Home-Plate for Figgi Riggi

Home Sweet Home

Figgi Riggi moves to a unique home-plate

Home-plate as in baseball? No, we aren’t playing baseball with figs. Although it could be fun to smash them with a baseball bat through a powerful swing. Because there are so many visitors noticing the Figgi Riggi blog, I have decided to move Figgi Riggi. It was changed from figgiriggi.wordpress.com to it’s own unique domain home at figgiriggi.com. home-plate

 

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Rabbit Protection

Rabbit protection, a necessity

Sometimes when you do all that you can for protection of your fig trees from natural forces, nature and a rabbit will prevail somehow.

This winter was a rather harsh one. Snow was protection over the ground for over a month with several snow storms and frozen temperatures. Most winters in New Jersey have periods of snowfall where the snow melts completely between storms, but not this year. The result is that the wild rabbits in the area couldn’t feast on their usual meals such as grass, ornamental plants and bushes. It turns out that when their normal food sources are eliminated, they go after tree bark. But not any ordinary tree. They go after the sweet stuff, such as fig tree bark. Today, I looked out the window and noticed a white coloration on my trees as though the bark had been scraped off.

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Killing Freeze

What is a killing freeze (hard freeze)?

A killing freeze is when temperatures fall to or below 28ºF for at least a week. Most trees can survive brief periods of 32ºF. The killing freeze weather condition can kill a young fig tree if not protected. You can’t always make the best judgement when a freak cold blast comes down from Canada.

When autumn emerges, a tree will gradually drop it’s sap down to the base of the tree to help protect the branches from the Winter season, while it remains dormant. The problem that usually occurs is an early Spring during the month of March. At this moment, the weather warms up and the tree begins to leaf out as the sap returns to the branches.

Fig tree leafing out as Spring returns avoids killing freeze
Fig tree leafing out as Spring returns avoids killing freeze

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Pests are Eating My Figs

Figs are a popular sweet treat in nature for both humans and the sneakiest pestspests

 

Figs are attacked by all sorts of pests and they do it ferociously as if the end of the world has come. They can drain the juices from the figs within a day or two. Although there is one thing that I noticed when hurricanes come to the region. The day afterward, the flies come. I don’t understand it, but the fruit begins to rot very quickly and this attracts the flies. Here are examples of the most common creatures that I’ve personally come across through observation. Read more

21 Easy Steps to Making Fig Preserves

When I was a little kid visiting my grandparents in the South Alabama town called Loxely, I recall moments in the laundry room looking up at all the canned foods my grandmother prepared. They lined the shelves with a range of colors from each of the different fruits and vegetables that my grandfather picked from the gardens. One of my favorite activities was to go out in the yard and pick fresh figs. I enjoyed that natural sweet snack and along with that there was a time for breakfast where I would spread my favorite preserves onto my toast. I would like to share with you this memory with a step-by-step instruction on how to make Fig Preserves. It’s not very difficult and I’m sure you will enjoy this delicious snack. You will need to allow yourself up to 2 hours to make it and a chair or a little helper if you can’t stand for long periods at the stove for stirring.

Preparations

Tools/Materials

  • Jar lifter
  • Canning funnel
  • 12, 8-oz canning jelly jars

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs figs, unpeeled
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced thin

Let’s begin

Directions:

  1. Run your glass jars through the dishwasher to help sterilize them.
  2. Rinse figs in cold water.
  3. Soak figs for about 20 minutes in a large bowl.
  4. Make a sugary syrup by boiling water and stirring in sugar together in a large saucepan. Keep stirring to prevent the sugar from burning for about 15 minutes.
  5. When the syrup is clear and thick, add figs and lemon slices.
  6. Bring to boil over high heat and boil for 1 minute.
  7. Lower heat and then simmer for 20-25 minutes. Continue to stir.
    Cooking the figs in the sugary syrup
    Cooking the figs in the sugary syrup
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Carefully scoop up the clumpy fig pieces and lemon slices and place into a food processor or blender and pulse chop the pieces into a pulp.
    Chopping the figs in the Cuisinart food processor
    Chopping the figs in the Cuisinart food processor
  10. Return the pulp back into the saucepan that contains the redish syrupy mixture.
  11. Bring to a boil and then turn to a low heat.
  12. Stir for 40 minutes or until you’ve reached a desired thick consistency.
    Simmering the fig preserves until desired thickness
    Simmering the fig preserves until desired thickness
  13. Place glass jars into a large saucepan filled with water and bring to a boil for a few minutes.
    Sterilizing the jars in boiling water
    Sterilizing the jars in boiling water
  14. Place canning lids in a small saucepan filled with water and heat to a low boil.
    Sterilizing the jar lids in boiling water
    Sterilizing the jar lids in boiling water
  15. Remove a few jars and place on a towel.
  16. Place funnel over a jar and then carefully ladle the pulp to fill the jar.
    Filling the fresh fig preserves pulp into the jars
    Filling the fresh fig preserves pulp into the jars
  17. Clean the top edge of the jar with a towel.
  18. Cover jars with the canning lids and loosely screw the retainer ring onto the jar. Do not tighten.
  19. Carefully place the jars into a saucepan covered completely with boiling water for 10 minutes. (you may use the saucepan that you boiled the jars in earlier).
  20. Repeat steps 15-19 until all the jars have been filled. (you might be able to do this with 9 jars at a time depending on how large the saucepan is in step 18).
    Boiling the air out of the pulp filled jars
    Boiling the air out of the pulp filled jars
  21. Remove the jars from the water and place on a towel. After about a minute, you will hear a pop sound of the lids sucking into place as the jars cool.
    Lifting the jars from the water
    Lifting the jars from the water
    Jars cooling after hearing the popping sound in the lids
    Jars cooling after hearing the popping sound in the lids


  • Don’t tighten the retainer rings, otherwise you could break the seal.

*A special thanks to my mom for finding this recipe and for the necessary recipe modifications to make the perfect fig preserves. She did all the work in the above photos. All I did was stir when she couldn’t stand for long periods of time.

USDA Gardening Zones

Which USDA gardening zone am I in?

The USDA has set up an essential guide for gardeners which helps them determine if their plants or fruit trees will grow in their climate. This helps a gardener choose whether they want to go through the trouble of planting a rare plant species in their region, whether outdoors, in a pot or a greenhouse. There are many fig tree varieties and some grow better in certain areas than others. The USDA zones range from 1a-13b and in the Northeast USA, you will find a range from 3b-7b. usda

 

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