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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 26, 2011 10:49 AM CST

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Did he really call you brother?
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Aug 26, 2011 11:02 AM CST
Hah! Well, he's been here so many times before we've known each other for years. When I first bought this land the phone line went from the hard road telephone pole, quarter mile away or so, though the woods from tree limb to tree limb across other peoples property to my place. It was common for deer or other critters to knock it down causing the phone service men to walk the woods finding the damage. They wouldn't put telephone lines down my dirt road for 2 years, when someone else bought land next to me.

Go figger, eh?
Shoe
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 26, 2011 3:08 PM CST

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Sure sounds rural! Reminds me of when we lived in Lenoir City, TN!
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
Aug 26, 2011 3:11 PM CST
Not as rural as I'd like. Now we are right next to an Interstate, 10 acres or so way. I can hear the traffic some days, can see car lights at night during the winter when trees leave the trees.

When I grow up I'll move to Texas and buy 100 acres next to ya'll. :>)

Off to set out some broccoli, collards, Chinese cabbage. With this hurricane moving in I'm sure it'll water them in for me.

Best!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 26, 2011 3:37 PM CST

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Wait til after the drought is over before coming to Texas! A bunch of people here are fantasizing about a farm up north!! *Blush*
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
Aug 26, 2011 5:51 PM CST
Ugh, I know what droughts are like, have had too many here in the past 20-something years...

...matter of fact, I'll blog about it soon, giving ya'll an idea how to put an end to it.. And you started it, Dave! Smiling

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 26, 2011 7:08 PM CST

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I can't wait! Thumbs up
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 28, 2011 6:06 PM CST
GREAT story Shoeman, well, except for the rat part - yuck - Thumbs down and I want to hear how to end a drought too.

I remember the drought we had in the early 2000's and it was terrible and scary. I want to be ready if drought pays a visit again. Crying

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
Aug 28, 2011 6:22 PM CST
"GREAT story Shoeman,...."

Story? Story? This is the pure gospel according to , to , well, me and life around me. And to think I'd dare write a "story"... *grin

Hope you made it home safe and sound, Vic.

Shoe
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 29, 2011 1:07 PM CST
HOME! Hurray! Hurray! Big Grin 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!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Aug 29, 2011 1:55 PM CST
Welcome Back, Vic.

Hope you had a great time!

Shoe (who just brought home some young Bantams, cutest things)
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
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vic
Aug 29, 2011 2:09 PM CST
Awww...and what about the eggs that you are going to hatch????

Had a wonderful time....

Good to be home Hurray!
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
Aug 29, 2011 2:51 PM CST
Cool! It is nice to get a way, eh? Glad you had a "vacation"!

Still have eggs in the incubator, about 45, coming along nicely.

I'll email or Tree-mail you later....

Now go fix Hankster some good food. Po' boy musta starved to death, eatin' all by his lonesome. :>)

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