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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Dec 12, 2018 1:56 PM CST
Brothers are so mean. Hilarious! On Lake Michigan we get alewife die offs. When we were little my brother and I would go to the beach all the time (literally at the end of our street) and he would pick up the rotting fish carcasses and fling them at me. Thumbs down At least when he flung the floating ones at me I could dive underwater and swim away. Hilarious!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Dec 12, 2018 2:48 PM CST
My horse was buried in the pasture, away from the house, and at least 6 feet under. This was a very long time ago, and at this point I'm sure there are only bones left.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises
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AndreaD
Dec 12, 2018 3:10 PM CST
Rob, Your poor sister! Double yuck!
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Dec 12, 2018 4:01 PM CST
I am lucky to not have any brothers Sticking tongue out

My in-laws used to kill their own cows for meat and bury the heads and the fat somewhere on the property. Their farm is very close to the edge of the urban sprawl and will probably be sub-divided into house blocks in the future. Some unlucky person will get the block where the cows are buried.
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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UncleWill
Dec 12, 2018 5:43 PM CST
A friend of mine swung from the rope swing at the local swimming hole and landed in a submerged cow carcass once. Needless to say that's the last time I took advantage of that swimming spot. Not long after I heard another kid got hurt landing on a washing machine at the same location.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Dec 12, 2018 9:28 PM CST
Any type of carcass is going to decompose in time. But a washing machine … Grumbling why would anyone throw a washing machine in a swimming hole? Grumbling Grumbling
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Dec 12, 2018 11:13 PM CST
Out of sight, out of mind
let the mystery be
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
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UndyingLight
Dec 13, 2018 2:10 AM CST
Rob - Ew! Ew. That is imagery I did not need to imagine! Thumbs down Hilarious!

Will - I'm pretty sure you shouldn't have to fear you might land on a washing machine when you jump into a watering hole! Certainly for that poor kiddo. Now that kiddo has nightmares about watering holes and washing machines. Rolling my eyes.
What a beautiful sunset!
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Dec 13, 2018 3:02 AM CST
My apologies to Leslie and the other Carolinians (?) for turning this thread into The Animal Carcass Show and Tell. D'Oh!

But good stories all! Big Grin (Minus the washing machine one! Some people are just Grumbling )
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Dec 15, 2018 11:19 AM CST
It's okay Lilli. I still have yard left that I haven't turned into garden. Who knows what else I might turn up! Hilarious!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Dec 15, 2018 11:38 AM CST
Thumb of 2018-12-15/lovemyhouse/ebb5a5

It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 15, 2018 1:05 PM CST
Debra ~ Nice hat!
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Dec 15, 2018 5:01 PM CST
Oh Debra - I used to have one of those. A friend gave it to me when I graduated in archaeology (as we MUST have pith helmets Hilarious! Hilarious! ), but I haven't been able to find it lately.

I do use my excavation trowels in the garden though!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Dec 15, 2018 10:02 PM CST
Big Grin Lovey dubby Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 20, 2018 1:09 PM CST
Leslie ~ How's the weather now? I hope you aren't getting battered again. Sticking tongue out
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Dec 21, 2018 10:28 AM CST
Evelyn - we are getting more rain. Rained all yesterday and through the night, on and off rain now (Gabe is getting more rain today in Charlotte than I am here in Durham).

Mother Nature is going to be unusually kind because after today we aren't suppose to have any more precipitation for a whole week. Maybe, just maybe, I will be able to get leaves raked.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 21, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Oh Leslie (and Gabe)! I do hope you get to dry out soon.

We, on the other side of the country, are finally getting rain, as we had none all summer. It rained again last night.

Do you have big plans for Christmas?
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Dec 21, 2018 12:04 PM CST
Leslie, hoping you get that promised break from the rain!! Crossing Fingers!
let the mystery be
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Dec 21, 2018 12:19 PM CST
Thanks. And I hope you get the rain you need in measured amounts and not as floods.

My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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UncleWill
Jan 5, 2019 11:47 AM CST
To my fellow Carolinians, hope you haven't washed away with this latest round of rain. Don't get blown away today!

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