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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 6, 2011 10:31 AM CST

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Lots of interesting stuff there, Shoe.

Days like these I feel much shorter than I really am, much smaller than I prefer, about half my size, a miniature form of my usual tall self.


Yup, I've been there.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Sep 6, 2011 10:54 AM CST
"Mental fodder", eh? Dawgs, you have me wanting to go back and re-read my own words! Smiling

But trust me, 99% written in jest/fun, 1% just yet another musing.

I'm probably more at home writing about poop and pokeweed....

Shoe (enjoying rain here and thinking of ya'll Texans)
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 6, 2011 10:57 AM CST

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Poop, pokeweed and ponderin' is the new name for your blog. Hilarious!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
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Horseshoe
Sep 6, 2011 12:11 PM CST
Hah!! Too funny! Perfect name though! Smiling

Your journalist mode is coming out!

Shoe (who has tornado warnings all around us and scary winds/rain) Yikes.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 6, 2011 12:13 PM CST

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Sorry to hear about that. I hate tornadoes. Such an ugly phenomenon of weather. Sad Stay safe!
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Sep 6, 2011 7:38 PM CST
So I said to myself "self run for cover"!!

And I did!

Hope all is well you and your selfs after the tornadoes!!! Big Grin
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horseshoe
Sep 6, 2011 9:09 PM CST
Thanks...

Fine as frogs hair here. Two tornadoes were said to be nearby, one a couple miles from me but I don't think it ever touched down OR it was just one of those swirling air masses. We got nearly an inch of rain though so that was good. Just now started pouring down again...rain on a tin roof is music to my ears so I'm content. No doubt Dave would love to hear rain on any kind of roof due to Texas drought conditions.

Christine, didn't ya'll have a lot of flooding up your way earlier this year? Or maybe I'm thinking of Missouri, not Mn. Maybe we should have big pipelines zigzagging across the country, with various valves to open and close. This way when there is excess water in one are we flip a valve and route it to desert Texas, or La, or several years ago it could've been sent to me in NC. Would be nice to see water instead of oil being run through pipelines, eh?

Shoe (the dreamer)

Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Sep 7, 2011 2:35 PM CST
Oh, I loved that story Shoe and I'm so glad you got to go fishing. YUM-OH!

I talk to myself too Whistling I thought that was normal Big Grin

Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Sep 9, 2011 7:41 PM CST
No flooding up here.... we just had a late spring like all. And then went right into Summer! Shrug!

I also think we should have pipelines all over, then we could send water to Texas to Dave too!!! I tip my hat to you.
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
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Horseshoe
Sep 9, 2011 8:41 PM CST
Yep, poor Dave/Trish/Texans...they need water. I'll get them to rain dance soon, that should help matters if their whole family contributes! :>)

Vic, I'm ready to go fishing again, soon. It's one way to relax, basically meaning to leave the farm and go somewhere else. Course now, I remember the time me and Bernie Barnaby were fishing in Uncle Susie's pond when Tripod, Bernie's 3-legged coon dog, started pulling in the biggest fish we'd ever seen come outta that pond. Well, you might not believe this next part....but then again, I won't bore ya'll with the outcome. Rolling my eyes.

Happy Weekend, Folks!
Shoe
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Sep 10, 2011 3:17 AM CST
Don't you leave us hangin Shoe....

And the next part????? Big Grin
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horseshoe
Sep 10, 2011 10:41 AM CST
Whistling
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Sep 10, 2011 10:50 AM CST
tap tap tap Hilarious!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
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Horseshoe
Sep 10, 2011 10:51 AM CST
I wonder if Dave will ever make it so we can have an Audio Blog...

Wow, could I ever tease ya then! Long pauses, anticipatory moments....

Rolling on the floor laughing

Shoe (anticipatory? I think that's a word, right?)
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Sep 10, 2011 12:46 PM CST
I sure hope so Shoe because your voice, inflection, diction, - and all that stuff - were made to tell stories. If folks think you tell wonderful stories, they should hear you speak Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Sep 11, 2011 6:38 AM CST
Vic, my life's philosophy is that it's perfectly normal to talk to yourself, and perfectly normal to answer yourself. The only time to worry is when you catch yourself going "huh? Wha'd you say?" Hilarious!

Shoe - fishing sounds like a wonderful way to spend an hour or ten...glad you listened to yourself. Smiling

Those tornadoes that day...they touched down on three sides of me here north of hotlanta...each was 5-10 miles away, but still.... the good news is, all I got from the Labor Day storms was 2+ inches of much-needed rain, and way-better temps -- have had doors/windows open all week and not running the a/c. Heavenly!
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Sep 11, 2011 7:06 AM CST
Heavenly indeed Mary! Thumbs up
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horseshoe
Sep 11, 2011 11:03 AM CST
"The only time to worry is when you catch yourself going "huh? Wha'd you say?" "

Uh-ohh, guilty as charged. Rolling my eyes.

This is money-saving season, isn't it? No AC running up the bill, no heat on, fresh air in abundance and it, too, is free!

Glad you survived and benefited from Irene, Mary.

Shoe
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Sep 11, 2011 11:31 AM CST
Horseshoe said:"The only time to worry is when you catch yourself going "huh? Wha'd you say?" "

Uh-ohh, guilty as charged. Rolling my eyes.

This is money-saving season, isn't it? No AC running up the bill, no heat on, fresh air in abundance and it, too, is free!

Glad you survived and benefited from Irene, Mary.

Shoe


Thanks, Shoe, but it wasn't Irene - it was Lee. Irene didn't come anywhere near Georgia, thank goodness.

and yes, I *love* the money-saving season. Smiling I'm lucky -- the folks who built my house moved to GA from Cleveland OH... it's well insulated, so I don't have to turn on a/c until after lunch, most days (I work from home). I do get ALL the afternoon sun, though. SW exposure, and when I moved in there were no shade trees in the front yard. Now, I'm just waiting for the ***stops to count trees she can see from her window*** six trees I can see from my office window to grow tall enough to provide shade.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Sep 11, 2011 12:21 PM CST
Yep, LEE, I was still thinking Irene which we got barely any rain from considering how huge a storm it was. I got more rain from Lee than Irene.

You'd be surprised how trees can grow over the years. I have some now that used to be wimpy saplings and are now taller than the house by far. My DD's first Christmas tree, a real Charlie Brown thing was planted in the front yard and is now so big you can climb it (if you want cedar needles down your pants and shirt).

Speaking of trees, time to go unload a trailer full of firewood.

Happy Day!

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