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Bruce's Journal

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Bruce, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Apr 17, 2019
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master

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    I wanted sand from my friends
    Made it to Bangor, off to Mt. Allison in the morning.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2019
    Bruce

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    We have made it back to Bangor, 1 more day of travel.

    I thought of @CntryBoy777 & @B&B Happy goats this morning at 3:30. Maybe I should not travel. Had breakfast with Fred and Joyce at the waffle House last month, 2 guards outside. Lunch with Barb and Leon, SWAT team across the road. Then later the flashing blues on the road in front of their house. This morning I was woken by some loud knocking on a door in the hallway. Somewhat loud talking that didn't stop quickly so I was thinking those people were pretty rude. Got up and went to the bathroom, put my glasses on, checked the time and looked out the peephole. Door across the hall was open, 1 female and 1 male cop outside. Apparently they were arresting a lady from the room. There was a man in the room as well but I don't think he was also getting a ride. They could have at least let her (and me!) sleep until 6.

    This police presence seems to be getting awfully frequent and close! Not that they have any reason to get closer to me.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2019
    CntryBoy777

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    Well, we didn't have any issues with "blue lights" all the way down here.....tho, the ambulance the first night on our side of the bldg was a bit irritating flashing red and white lights thru the drapes.....but, somebody was moving furniture all night above us......;)......how far is Bangor from your house?....:)
     
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  4. Apr 20, 2019
    Baymule

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    You have a good summer list of things to do. It ought to keep you busy all summer. The pond looks real good, now you need a gazebo out by it. Strombergs has a star plate kit that looks pretty easy.

    https://www.strombergschickens.com/starplate_building_system

    I want a gazebo and a BBQ hut. We are finally getting around to cleaning up the tangle on the side of the house where I want to put them. It sure would be nice if you built a gazebo before I do so you could take lots of pictures, make the mistakes and tell me all about it. LOL LOL LOL
     
  5. Apr 20, 2019
    Bruce

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    :lol:
    I'm sure the alpacas and chickens would love a gazebo as well. However, if I spend any money out there it will be to fix the barns. I could probably build hundreds if not thousands of those starplate buildings for what the barns would cost to fix.

    Bangor is 300 miles from home and 300 miles from Sackville, NB where the school is. I have determined that 70 MPH makes for sucky MPG.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2019
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    It does drop the faster that ya go....but, it can be worth it on the "long run".....if ya avg 55mph for 10hrs, ya have went 550miles.....but if ya drive 75 for the same 10hrs, ya are 200 more miles down the road....just depends if ya want stay in the seat for that long....I grew up in 55mph law and was thrilled when it finally changed.....:)....I guess driving a truck for yrs got me use to burning fuel.....getting from 4-8mpg was normal....depending on gvw and wind....and how many hills ya gotta top.....;)
     
  7. Apr 22, 2019
    Bruce

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    True. But next time we'll stick to Rt 9 in Maine. 39 miles shorter, 55 max for the Maine leg, about 7 minutes longer than taking I-95. Really see no benefit to the "go north then east" route. Figured there would be more rest areas that way but nope.

    I guess you could laugh at me for this I suppose given that even at 70 MPH I'm kickin' butt on all y'alls pickups (and even your cars). Heck, you'ld almost be happy getting the difference between 55 MPH and 70 MPH in my car ;)

    Found an egg in the pond yesterday. I was actually looking at the pond to see what life was in it. Saw plenty of frog egg masses and then this one (turned out to be) 60g egg. KINDA greenish, not sure if it was originally white and maybe got some algae coloring on. Not entirely sure it isn't a wild mallard egg though why she would have laid a single egg with no nearby nest I don't know. But my white layers on a good day don't make 60g. Is a puzzlement. I've occasionally seen 2 male and 1 female mallard plus 2 Canada geese on the pond the last couple of weeks. Just passing through I'm sure, I've never had them stay for the summer.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2019
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    These days and times a "peaceful" drive is much better than the "rat race" that is faced on the "big roads"....course road quality does matter, but so does "bumper to bumper" traffic.....;)....something about the egg......if a waterfowl is a new layer or is having some difficulty in the laying process....floating in water can help to relax enough for the egg to drop....I don't know about size or color of mallard or canadian eggs, but the green tint may have come from the frog eggs....they usually lay in algae or mosses.....:)
     
  9. Apr 22, 2019
    Bruce

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    That is why after we went the northern USA route to DD2's college in Wisconsin to drop her off the first time it was also the LAST time. We came home through Canada (eh) and all subsequent trips were that route. USA route packed, 4 lanes, with people all in a hurry to get where they are going ... or the next toll booth. You get to go through big cities like Cleveland and Chicago :sick (nice place to visit, sure wouldn't want to live there). The Canada route was 100 miles longer and 1000% less stressful. If you are going to drive 3 days, one way, it might as well be a pleasant trip.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2019
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    Our diesel truck gets 12-15 MPG, the car gets 23. Yeah, I'd love better mileage, but I sure wouldn't want a new car/truck note.