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Re: NO DOWNER POSTS PLEASE... Theres enough of them
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2015, 02:25:23 AM »
Great happy news from the ranch.... I was able to find
bare root strawberry plants, they're only available in march.
I'm an organic gardener and plant a HUGE garden every year
and last year I forgot to close the 2nd garden gate and the
chickens (16 of them) got in the garden and just tore up my
strawberry beds!  They were un-savable, and believe me I tried!
(chickens are 2 legged roto-tillers!!)

Strawberries do very good here in the high winds and with the
cold summer nights, it brings out the sugar in them and they're
really good!   I have 80 bare root strawberry plants to get in the
ground monday and for the price of them they were a deal! 
June bearing varieties.

Sunday I dig up more "free trees"  mostly Silver Maple trees
the deer here are brutal on trees, the bucks rub their racks on them
and break off all the branches.   I'll be putting these trees sunday into
big garden pots to encourage fast growing root balls before I plant them,
between the gophers, voles and deer, it's a challenge to grow trees here.
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« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2015, 05:01:32 PM »
^^^^^That is awesome windy, I love strawberries especially from the local farms markets, where we purchase most of our vege supplies. Did the chickens escape the frying pans :).  My son  in law purchased 130 acres of hunting ground so I have first hand experience on seeing the damage from the bucks  but theres a good trade off, if ya enjoy a good venison steak. ( with a strawberry glaze maybe ;))
      Hey got my jeep back on my recent barter deal, good as new, actually better,  working on his mustang seats in the mean time. I understand the job market and available scarcity of work I been reading about here, but one would never know it in this area at this time  my business really booming at the present time. Just came in from work, , got the wood box loaded, sitting down for a relaxing evening in front of the woodstove with my wife .  Getting ready for a busy next couple months. 
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« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2015, 04:31:11 AM »
You know venison with a strawberry glaze does sound good.
Here the venison taste very different then the state I moved from,
here it's not gamey tasting as the deer usually feast on alfalfa
fields and other farming crop fields.   One thing though, here a
close shot = 400 yards, really.   The elk meat here is also very good.

The chickens escaped the frying pan that time because they were
laying lots of eggs.  We give them to people we know that appreciate
fresh "farm eggs".     There are no farmer's markets here,  it's actually
a very strange place where I live LOL.   

Glad you got your jeep running, we used to do a lot of 4-WD picnic trips
do U have a winch on your jeep?  I just happen to have one in a crate,
Warn winch brand 8,000 pound with a remote so you can stand outside and
operate the winch.    In fact, we crated up our wood burning stove and
lugged it here, I always said  "If we ever move I'm taking the wood burning stove"
and yep...we did.

That is so great your business and area economy is solid and doing good!!

From the beginning of "the crash" and still today, there has been what I call
a disconnect in the economy.   I like hearing anecdotals in other areas, states,
etc. because it helps me get a pulse on what's really happening.    I keep
my eye on the horizon with the economy, doing so pays off for me at times.
Where I live and in a 200 mile radius, is mostly farming.    It's quite a contrast
to the cement jungle I lived in. 

  The trees sunday were nice, nobody ever landscaped
here, so far counting todays 23 trees, I think I'm at just over 200 trees planted now.
With that many free trees in the last 2 years, has saved me a fortune.  I wouldn't
have boughten trees.  In fact LOL the only trees you see here in this area
are if someone planted them, literally.    Most people did so for wind blocks.

Hope your busy season in your business just never stops,
and your phone rings constantly with new customers. 
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« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2015, 06:29:52 PM »

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Nobody can resist petting a litter of wriggly puppies... not even this MONKEY

The only thing cuter than a litter of puppies may be a little monkey going gaga over a bunch of newborn pups.

A video of a capuchin monkey after its introduced to a gaggle of black and white puppies that have yet to even open their eyes proves it.

Like any human pet lover, the monkey immediately goes in for a big hug. He then pets the pups just like a kid who's just gotten his first dog.

See video, read more:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3017165/Heartwarming-moment-little-monkey-meets-litter-puppies-time.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Re: NO DOWNER POSTS PLEASE... Theres enough of them
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2015, 08:30:57 PM »
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Let it loose; it will defend itself."

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Re: NO DOWNER POSTS PLEASE... Theres enough of them
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2015, 11:17:39 PM »
Got these today, they're 2 days old.  The coop is
separated, the chicks in the front of the photo are
Cornish Cross (meat birds) they'll be ready in 6-7 weeks,
averaging 7-8 pounds per chicken after processing to go
into the freezers.   The chicks on the other side of the
wire gate inside the coop are laying hens.  4 leghorns
and 4 rhode island reds.   

I like leghorn chickens, they're
a small body bird and lay really big eggs and are quite
prolific egg layers,  DH likes rhode island reds they have a
nice temperament.    I'm hoping
we don't get a psycho rooster out of any of the
egg laying chicks.      Only have had one rooster
that didn't attack me.   At about 6 months, most all rooster go psycho!

I'll be taking weekly photos of the meat birds, they grow really fast,
average cost in feed from meat bird chick to roasting pan ready is
a 50 pound bag of feed into each meat bird.  We always use
feed without antibiotics, etc. in it, that only defeats why we try and
raise as much food as we possibly can, to eat healthily. 

Once the on going fencing project is done, then I'll put some
T-bones, sirloin steak and hamburger meat out in the pasture here.
Probably black angus steers, but I do like charlotte steers, and they're
a bit cheaper at auction.  Black angus steers do good here in this
harsh climate and terrain. 

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« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2015, 11:42:45 PM »
Got these today, they're 2 days old.  The coop is
separated, the chicks in the front of the photo are
Cornish Cross (meat birds) they'll be ready in 6-7 weeks,
averaging 7-8 pounds per chicken after processing to go
into the freezers.   The chicks on the other side of the
wire gate inside the coop are laying hens.  4 leghorns
and 4 rhode island reds.   

I like leghorn chickens, they're
a small body bird and lay really big eggs and are quite
prolific egg layers,  DH likes rhode island reds they have a
nice temperament.    I'm hoping
we don't get a psycho rooster out of any of the
egg laying chicks.      Only have had one rooster
that didn't attack me.   At about 6 months, most all rooster go psycho!

I'll be taking weekly photos of the meat birds, they grow really fast,
average cost in feed from meat bird chick to roasting pan ready is
a 50 pound bag of feed into each meat bird.  We always use
feed without antibiotics, etc. in it, that only defeats why we try and
raise as much food as we possibly can, to eat healthily. 

Once the on going fencing project is done, then I'll put some
T-bones, sirloin steak and hamburger meat out in the pasture here.
Probably black angus steers, but I do like charlotte steers, and they're
a bit cheaper at auction.  Black angus steers do good here in this
harsh climate and terrain. 




Awwww...  I like Reds--great layers.  When we first got our chicks I made the mistake in getting unsexed birds.  So I order 25 and they sent us 27 and 9 of them were Roosters.  :o  *SIGH*  DH had to butcher them (29 weeks, I believe), and we ate them--they were raised organically and good eating.

Chicken soup...
Chicken Parm...
Chicken Picatta...

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Re: NO DOWNER POSTS PLEASE... Theres enough of them
« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2015, 12:13:15 AM »
Hi donnay,

It happens to us quite often too, get 20 hens, 12 turn out
to be roosters!  We've tried every method to determine the
sex when they're little chicks and we still get fooled.    I was
told this by an old farm gal about cooking roosters -

How do you know when a rooster is ready to eat?
In a big pot, put a rooster and a horse shoe in and fill with water.
Boil until the horseshoe is soft, the rooster is then ready to eat.

LOL

Yep, plenty of good chicken dinners to make, from roosters too!
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« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2015, 02:09:09 AM »
^^^^^^^^^^

Good Idea to keep at least one of the boys around though... a blood speck egg is higher in nutrition than one that's unfertilized... the ladies like having him around as well... 'specially when they get the hankering to clutch and set... Oooh... more chicks...

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« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2015, 12:16:04 PM »
Hi donnay,

It happens to us quite often too, get 20 hens, 12 turn out
to be roosters!  We've tried every method to determine the
sex when they're little chicks and we still get fooled.    I was
told this by an old farm gal about cooking roosters -

How do you know when a rooster is ready to eat?
In a big pot, put a rooster and a horse shoe in and fill with water.
Boil until the horseshoe is soft, the rooster is then ready to eat.

LOL

Yep, plenty of good chicken dinners to make, from roosters too!

That's funny!
"Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace." ~ Rod Serling
"Cops today are nothing but an armed tax collector" ~ Frank Serpico
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« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2015, 12:24:29 PM »
^^^^^^^^^^

Good Idea to keep at least one of the boys around though... a blood speck egg is higher in nutrition than one that's unfertilized... the ladies like having him around as well... 'specially when they get the hankering to clutch and set... Oooh... more chicks...

JTCoyoté

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through times of no money, better
than much money will help you
through times of no friends."

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I agree JT.  We actually kept two roosters and they helped defend the hens from predators.  We were told that keeping two roosters wasn't a good idea because they would constantly fight, it was amazing, they fought and then went back to work.  We knew who the dominate one was, nevertheless.

We had a skunk problem one night and our biggest rooster got right in the skunks face and kept him away from our hens.  The other rooster came from behind and started attacking the skunk--DH had his shot gun and could not use it because the roosters wouldn't stop attacking the skunk to his death.  Our hen house and surrounding area smelled like skunk for three weeks.   ;D
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"Cops today are nothing but an armed tax collector" ~ Frank Serpico
"To be normal, to drink Coca-Cola and eat Kentucky Fried Chicken is to be in a conspiracy against yourself."
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« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2015, 11:42:12 PM »


After all the rooster "what ifs"  I decided to get 2 more
rhode island red chicks today.   DH would love to have another
rooster and we've been able to hatch chicks in the past when a
hen went broody.  For some reason the Plymouth Barred Rock
roosters were the most psycho, compared to other rooster breeds
we've had in the past.   I'm glad we don't have a skunk problem
here, though they are around.  Mostly on the property we get
badgers and coyotes. 
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Re: NO DOWNER POSTS PLEASE... Theres enough of them
« Reply #52 on: April 04, 2015, 01:20:35 AM »
Love what you are doing Windy, we in  a boondock small town  but not allowed to have chickens, but am close with a lot of farmers so not  a concern.
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« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2015, 12:13:55 AM »
Hi decemberfellow,  most towns do have a no chickens in
city limits ordinance.  Here's the door photos, LOL I just may
have met my match with this refinish project!   I'm waiting for
temps to warm up, the workshop isn't heated and it's mostly
the "man cave" and DH gets a bit territorial with his shop, but
I'm hoping to start on this in a few weeks.   It hit 10 degrees last
night too here so that in itself deters me from working at night on it.
The photos are of the interior side of the door, I couldn't flip it over to
get the other side, all the paint is flaking off of the exterior side of the door
but so far I haven't found any dry-rot on it.

Also, thanks for letting me post on your thread, I usually get in trouble
on forums for "thread drift"  so it's nice to be able to chat on a dedicated
thread.   

Top half of door -

It's leaning up against the truck's
ramp which has non-slip strips on it
that's what the striped looking
pattern is through the clear glass window of the door.



Bottom half of door -




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« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2015, 01:26:57 PM »
^^^^Absolutely beautiful.
"Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace." ~ Rod Serling
"Cops today are nothing but an armed tax collector" ~ Frank Serpico
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« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2015, 05:44:55 PM »
That will be one beautiful piece when you are done Windy, please keep us updated on your progress.
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« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2015, 09:51:53 AM »
Wife and I refuse to buy new, which leads to this.  Our refrigerator died this week,(2002 brand the only extra on it was an ice maker, and we liked that) so we let the word out does anyone know of someone selling one, with ice maker, or getting rid of one.  Well we found one,  no ice maker,but did have that option for that year 1994. I had no idea what I was about to get into.  I got the fridge  took it home,(on its back always hearing "you can haul one like that as long as it is upright for same time as it wasn't.) I took the ice maker out of the ol fridge, figuring that if the "new" fridge had to have the wiring if it was an option.  After carefully removing panels and such, FOUND it, wrapped and tucked behind a harness of wires, so wife and me finally got the plug in we needed from behind all the other ones.  Plugged it in attached the ice maker put all panels back on,high fived each other plugged it in .....and the damn thing did not work entire fridge not even a hum, all damn day on that thing and NOTHING.  I needless to say was pissed that I wasted the whole day on this piece of junk that I heard working before I loaded it to bring home.  Thinking I killed it by bringing it home on its back, told my wife, we'll just buy a new one  and went to bed pissed.  Next morning, I thought I will give the local repair guy a call just to have him officially declare the "new" fridge dead, cause I hated the thought of giving in and buying brand new.  So he told me to plug it in ,and he would come  to the house.
So he put all these reader gadgets on kept muttering "not good,  oh bad sign etc aint getting a read in says,"  so he went to back of machine tested it and power was there! I told him I installed the icemaker did I do wrong,  and he said "I'll check it" so he removed it took the panel off, and then said "well hell theres the problem!!!!"  .........While fishing for the plug for the icemaker I pulled the internal power supply plug from the backside of motor.     Last night I had a couple of good cold beers and went to bed a happy man. 
Rev21:4
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.


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Re: NO DOWNER POSTS PLEASE... Theres enough of them
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2015, 12:43:12 PM »


… speaking of chickens! Here is my urban backyard set-up with
seven girls providing all the compost I can use and 4-5 nice
multi-color eggs each day …. yummm! Apple tree behind ….









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« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2015, 02:36:15 PM »
Wife and I refuse to buy new, which leads to this.  Our refrigerator died this week,(2002 brand the only extra on it was an ice maker, and we liked that) so we let the word out does anyone know of someone selling one, with ice maker, or getting rid of one.  Well we found one,  no ice maker,but did have that option for that year 1994. I had no idea what I was about to get into.  I got the fridge  took it home,(on its back always hearing "you can haul one like that as long as it is upright for same time as it wasn't.) I took the ice maker out of the ol fridge, figuring that if the "new" fridge had to have the wiring if it was an option.  After carefully removing panels and such, FOUND it, wrapped and tucked behind a harness of wires, so wife and me finally got the plug in we needed from behind all the other ones.  Plugged it in attached the ice maker put all panels back on,high fived each other plugged it in .....and the damn thing did not work entire fridge not even a hum, all damn day on that thing and NOTHING.  I needless to say was pissed that I wasted the whole day on this piece of junk that I heard working before I loaded it to bring home.  Thinking I killed it by bringing it home on its back, told my wife, we'll just buy a new one  and went to bed pissed.  Next morning, I thought I will give the local repair guy a call just to have him officially declare the "new" fridge dead, cause I hated the thought of giving in and buying brand new.  So he told me to plug it in ,and he would come  to the house.
So he put all these reader gadgets on kept muttering "not good,  oh bad sign etc aint getting a read in says,"  so he went to back of machine tested it and power was there! I told him I installed the icemaker did I do wrong,  and he said "I'll check it" so he removed it took the panel off, and then said "well hell theres the problem!!!!"  .........While fishing for the plug for the icemaker I pulled the internal power supply plug from the backside of motor.     Last night I had a couple of good cold beers and went to bed a happy man.

That's great!  Glad you didn't have to purchase a new one, they are expensive anymore and usually some Chinese-made junk that won't last 10 years.

I had a washing machine replaced under the warranty because it was having malfunctions caused by a computer chip--bottom line is it was a lemon.  I do not normally get extended warranties, but on appliances it is a good thing.  For $99.00 you get 5 extra years and Lowes is great about honoring them too.
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« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2015, 02:35:21 AM »
Decemberfellow, the fridge you got (and glad it's working!!)
was still made in the USA .   I was told from an appliance repair
guy about 4 years ago, that all new appliances these days are
meant (built to fail by design) so fridge's , washer, dryers, etc.
don't have the years of life that older appliances once did.   I've
been looking at new 'fridges now and then because mine is getting
pretty old and the prices are really high!  I keep my old one in
good shape by doing 2 things -

I clean the fridge coils once a month
(turn  off fridge before  if your fridge coils are on the bottom like mine is)

and though appliances were/are marketed to be "zero clearance"  I give my
fridge and my upright freezers good clearance, I don't push them right up
to the wall, and I leave a good 4 inches of air space on all sides of them.
I'm hoping mine will go another 10 years and as far as being an energy
hog, I'm not seeing it, so your "new to you fridge" won't be either. 


Oh!!  And an update on the antique door.... the knob plate is an
engraved style and of course it needs refinishing which I also enjoy
refinishing metal items, I was rubbing my fingers on it analyzing it
to decide what / how I was going to bring it back to life and when I did
this keyhole  cover slid and revealed a skeleton key hole that I did not
know was in the knob plate!  I have never seen a cover over a keyhole
it was like finding a "secret/hidden" feature LOL.   The keyhole cover is
also engraved to match the knob plate and when you look at it you
don't even see it.   DH said it probably was there to keep the wind out LOL.

Jackson Holly -  Nice looking hens you have and their coop set up.
DH got frustrated a couple of years ago with some of the hens we had
flinging chicken food out onto the coop floor
 (we use the pellets not the crumbles)

 so he copied
the blue prints off of a "step feeder" at a store
and made a few modifications, and it didn't take long for the
hens to figure out they needed to step on the wood platform
to raise the feeding door to eat and what a difference it made
in no food waste!   I'm counting down the months to when our
chicks become hens and start laying, I figure mid September
and I'll start getting backyard eggs again.    And every time the
coop is cleaned, like you I have plenty of healthy fertilized straw
to put on plants, trees, bushes and till into garden boxes. 


 
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« Reply #60 on: April 20, 2015, 12:22:02 PM »
 My dad and I worked on Gas stoves back in the late 60's and into the mid 70's and all the working Gas Parts were made of Brass: Because Brass lasts a long time!

 Todays crap is made from Plastic: and it breaks in a week!
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« Reply #61 on: April 20, 2015, 09:00:11 PM »
An absolute beautiful evening was evident here in south central pa.  Thunderstorms rolled in about 5, bringing hail (weird)  but not unexpected.  As the thunderstorm cleared, a beautiful sunlit sky rolled in, actually for 1st time in a long time looked like a typical ol time spring evening, main reason things looked beautiful.  Tulips and daffodils seemed to of  opened overnight, in their red,yellow, and pinks dotting our yard in their beauty. Wife and I sitting on our porch swing watching the ducks landing in the pond, and the  robins, cardinals, chirping. Smell of fresh cut grass creating wonderful memories, farmers in the distance preparing their fields.  God's wonders were very appreciative, and here in our little piece of pa,  peace was in the air. 
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« Reply #62 on: April 24, 2015, 01:08:45 AM »
Free-cycle score!!!  45 used 6 foot tall metal T-posts
for the ongoing fencing project here and a good size
roll of specialized greenhouse plastic that DH will hopefully
make this weekend a tiny greenhouse just for starting seeds / seedlings
in.

 LOL I told him make it out of 2x4's and don't rip those down to
2x2's because with the winds here, a frame built out of 2x2's will
blow out of the yard!  We were given a decent amount of 10 foot
long 2x4's and 2x6's  when a guy in town dismantled his old deck.
Gotta love networking with good people!   

Spring has not really come here yet, nights are still falling below freeze
temps, but when spring does come I'm hoping to be as ready as I can
to get going in the vege garden. 

For those who don't know the phrase free cycle, that's
when people have something still very usable and give it away
to like minded people who also give their stuff away and
it starves the beast and saves everyone money :)
 
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« Reply #63 on: May 27, 2015, 09:18:17 AM »
Just planted out my flowerbeds with Geraniums.

They are only ickle little babies now, but with luck, gods grace, and some diligence they should like nice this summer.

Here is an Example Photo of what they should eventually look like :

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Very nice EG.  Wife stored ours  over winter and they Came back!!  Didn't know if that would work, saved a few bucks there..
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« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2015, 12:15:34 PM »
Just planted out my flowerbeds with Geraniums.

They are only ickle little babies now, but with luck, gods grace, and some diligence they should like nice this summer.

Here is an Example Photo of what they should eventually look like :


Beautiful EG.  Something about the beauty of flowers and planting them, is so therapeutic to me. Thing of Beauty is God's blessings for us.

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« Reply #66 on: May 27, 2015, 12:27:37 PM »
Very nice EG.  Wife stored ours  over winter and they Came back!!  Didn't know if that would work, saved a few bucks there..

That is what I plan on doing, though I am not sure where !!!


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« Reply #67 on: May 27, 2015, 12:31:44 PM »
I also bought some dead and dying tomatoes ... . ... . ...

They looked so sick, all deficient, the leaves had turned yellow, purple.,

Deficiency Symptoms :
phosphorus (P)
nitrogen (N)

And pot bound roots and general stress. Now I knew that they where inches away from being thrown in the skip by the garden centre, but I just felt so sorry for them I had to rescue 6 and take them home. Its possible they will not make it, but they got a fighting chance now. Oh, and they are Yellow Tomatoes which I have a soft spot for . . .

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« Reply #68 on: May 27, 2015, 12:37:56 PM »
I just thought I really, really like this thread and wanted to kick some Life into it . . .


When we was walking home, there was on old Sikh sitting on a bench and Amazon smiled at him and said Sat Sri Akaal, and his whole face lighted up, and he burst into a deep honest belly laughter and smiled, and waved back !!


BTW  The wikipedia translation of the Punjabi is roughly “God is the ultimate truth”.

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« Reply #69 on: May 27, 2015, 01:32:05 PM »
I also bought some dead and dying tomatoes ... . ... . ...

They looked so sick, all deficient, the leaves had turned yellow, purple.,

Deficiency Symptoms :
phosphorus (P)
nitrogen (N)

And pot bound roots and general stress. Now I knew that they where inches away from being thrown in the skip by the garden centre, but I just felt so sorry for them I had to rescue 6 and take them home. Its possible they will not make it, but they got a fighting chance now. Oh, and they are Yellow Tomatoes which I have a soft spot for . . .

Bone and blood meal works great for tomatoes. 
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« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2015, 08:42:39 PM »
Went out of state to get special supplies today. While driving home , wife noticed a hand printed sign saying ,  iris garden next right,  so we decided lets check out  11 miles off the highway over a little knoll and there it was rows and rows of iris's I would guess numbering in the thousands.  God sure made a beautiful flower with that. The keeper of the garden said hes been doing them for 41 years, he says he tends to em but God makes em grow. Unfortunately we had no camera with us. It was a beautiful off the plan  22 miles.

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I just thought I really, really like this thread and wanted to kick some Life into it . . .
   Thank You  EG 
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« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2015, 11:57:13 PM »
 GOD has given us all creativity and the ability to show love through this quality that is in all of us: and this tread is the fact there of!

 I have been out fishing: at my spot: and have caught every time I been out this year [6 times]! and that is a first: because as fishermen; we know we get 'skunked' many times!

 Not this year: Thank The LORD; He is letting my catch be plentiful..!

I look at the beauty in GODS creation; when I sit on the shore and cast my line...cause I never know what is on the other end...

 Life is a treasure hunt---even when you are fishing!  ;)

ps. Nice stuff from all who have posted  8) ;D ;)

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« Reply #72 on: May 28, 2015, 12:20:47 AM »
Went out of state to get special supplies today. While driving home , wife noticed a hand printed sign saying ,  iris garden next right,  so we decided lets check out  11 miles off the highway over a little knoll and there it was rows and rows of iris's I would guess numbering in the thousands.  God sure made a beautiful flower with that. The keeper of the garden said hes been doing them for 41 years, he says he tends to em but God makes em grow. Unfortunately we had no camera with us. It was a beautiful off the plan  22 miles.
   Thank You  EG

That is a beautiful story, and exactly why I thought I'd kick some life into this thread.

You decemberfellow made the world a slightly better place when you started this thread.
God Bless You and your Good Lady

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« Reply #73 on: May 28, 2015, 12:32:16 AM »
I dug up all the iris I had planted all over the yard and
DH made me a raised bed 7 feet wide X 17 feet long
out of used 6x6's that were free.  It took 4.5  huge
scoops of top soil to fill with the big tractor bucket
and I planted all of the iris in one dedicated place.
The raised bed could have been bigger but I had to make
do with the materials we had that were free.  (top soil was free too)
they are starting to bloom,  I purposely scattered all the different
colors so when they did bloom I'd have a rainbow of colors.

I also let the iris send up seed pod stems and then harvest
and save the iris seeds, the pods hold quite a bit.   It's about
the only plant here that the wild rabbits and deer won't eat.
Though iris aren't long lasting flowers, they have a delicacy
to them that really catches your eye.

Yes, we do need more happy, positive threads to read and post
on with all the bad stuff happening in the world, it's too easy to
just focus on that and not what's truly important.   Life is to be
enjoyed, so don't forget to Live - Laugh and Love 

iamc2, DH has a couple of smokers he got real cheap at
yard sales and he often smokes fish.   It's another way to
enjoy eating them.   

The work on the ranch decemberfellow is still on going but
progress is being made, I'm banned from using the tractor
so some stuff has to wait for DH to do with the tractor.  I'm
banned from the tractor because I sometimes get impatient
and strong arm things, or force machinery to try and go faster,
do it faster, etc. etc.  and then ooops...break things unintentionally.
I'm also banned from DH's  power tools for that reason also  LOL
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« Reply #74 on: May 28, 2015, 01:06:45 AM »
I don't know if the internet acronym of DH which
stands for "dear husband"  is still used these days
but I've been on the net since before "smileys" were
invented, so the acronym DH  (dear husband) is old hat to me.

He worked in construction until we moved here out of state
and taught me many things.  We do all our own work and
make a good team be it working on  a roof, painting, framing walls,
you name it DH can do it but he hates electrical and plumbing but
he does it.   

 One thing I didn't know when I met him was when you
live with a carpenter, construction worker, plumber, electrician, etc. etc.
framer, roofer... etc. etc. (he does it all)  is you, the wife become the
helper  and LOL it's the grunt work you have to help out on,
like hold a 4ft x 8ft  piece of 5/8ths inch thick drywall up on the
ceiling while he says....don't move, hold this...I'll be right back...I
need more drywall screws....  the "helper" is actually many times
(me) the laborer.

 over the years DH has taught me many
things and though I'm a woman, I'm pretty darn handy in my own rights.
And about ruining DH's tools... well he laughs and mocks my
"girly girl tools"  as he calls them and when I go to use them, they're
missing and I always find them in his  toolboxes!

 When we
bought this place it was in rough shape, OMG rough shape to be honest
and the acreage is very harsh, it wants to eat you almost it's so hard to
tame.   We couldn't find a tractor for many years that was in decent
shape and had we found one when we first moved here, we'd be way
ahead of the projects by now.   I bought a six foot wide mower last
year to attach to the PTO on the tractor, that in itself really has been a
big help to do the fire abatement.    DH sometimes cringes when he
comes home and realizes I've been "working" on the ranch, but I do a lot
of stuff to free up his time to do the more specialized things, especially
the carpentry. 

Though I didn't introduce myself in the Introduction section of the
forum when I first joined,  I kind of just did on this thread :)   
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« Reply #75 on: May 28, 2015, 07:13:10 AM »
^ ^ ^ ^

… and she can cook, too!   ;D


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« Reply #76 on: May 29, 2015, 06:37:37 AM »
 windyacres; thanks my friend for the tip on 'smoking fish' have never tried it: but now I will! and when it come to trying new tastes it's always a Blast  8)! Plus I do love cooking; and the Mrs. does the baking. I will cook anything that is dead: just Not People! ;D

 I do have an advantage when cooking, as I was a Meat Cutter when I was a young man---many moons ago  ;)
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« Reply #77 on: May 29, 2015, 12:36:28 PM »
My favorite fish smoked is smoked whiting and Salmon.

I have a smoker too, I may try that this year too.  What wood do you use for smoking fish?

I used cherry and apple wood for a Turkey last year.  It turned out great.
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« Reply #78 on: May 29, 2015, 01:17:03 PM »
Ships!

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Dancing Queens! Cunard's Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth cruise ships join the Queen Mary 2 in Liverpool for a synchronised 'river dance' celebrating the company's 175th anniversary


    The world's grandest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, has docked in Liverpool for the Bank Holiday celebrations
    The Three Queens, which include the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth vessels, are together for the first time
    Thousands gathered to watch ships perform a synchronised 'river dance' before Red Arrows flew overhead

The world's largest and grandest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, was joined for the first time ever on the River Mersey by fellow fleet members the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth for an unprecedented 'dance' in celebration of Cunard's 175th anniversary.

Although the festivities have been going on for the past three days, the main event took place in Liverpool on Monday with a precision manouevre by the three vessels in front of thousands of spectators.

After their rotation the ships formed a spectacular arrowhead formation, then posed for the cameras before arranging themselves three abreast for the first time in any body of water.

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read more here with lots of beautiful pictures and videos

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3096052/Cunard-s-Queen-Victoria-Queen-Elizabeth-ships-join-Queen-Mary-2-Liverpool-synchronised-river-dance.html

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« Reply #79 on: May 29, 2015, 06:17:28 PM »
^^^^^

Now I am a ship geek, too.  :o
BEAUTIFUL!

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