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CntryBoy777 - The Lazy A** Acres Adventures

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by CntryBoy777, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. May 15, 2019
    greybeard

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    This, /\ is the age old standard way of doing it before sackrete and it's how I set every cornerpost in '64-'65.

    If you've ever watched anyone instal a septic tank or any other underground tank, while and after it's being backfilled with dirt, the installer will run water into the loose soil being dumped in...the backfill settles making a level firm area around the tank so you don't have to go in later and add more dirt to fill in a hollow or low spot around the tank.

    Think of a pure sand beach right after high tide goes out and the sand (on Texas beaches anyway) is dark colored..you can drive anywhere on it. Let the water seep down into the sand a few feet a few hrs later and the top couple feet of sand is white and dry and you're apt to get stuck in perfectly dry sand. Wet sand will compact itself. Dry sand never will.
     
  2. May 15, 2019
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    Back when I was mid 40s we lived about 50 miles east of here on 3acres....it was pre-heart, leg, and foot issues....I learned some about dealing with it thru experience and a neighbor...on 4acres....was doing some expansion on the home....he was a retired "Sea Bee" from northern Maine.....really nice man....:)...it helps to have a bucket of water when digging too...so it will hold togeter....like a sand castle....;)
     
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    IMAG3628.jpg ....this is a pic of Joyce's plumeria last year......she split the plants and took the limb shoots and rooting them, as we were thru our travels....but, here they are today...... IMAG4218.jpg
    ....she got a late start for here, but she has a bloom on a tomato.....
    IMAG4219.jpg ....:)
     
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    yeah, I got that Texas sand beach, but got cheated out of the ocean. Not even a pond. :(

    Joyce's efforts on her plants and tomatoes are looking good. Now she can really enjoy having her own place and planting flowers. :yesss:
     
  5. May 16, 2019 at 8:45 PM
    CntryBoy777

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    We traveled north today and had a Great visit with @B&B Happy goats they were such wonderful Hosts and we had a wonderful time....chatting in between "goat checks".....and the goats were "occupied" with the branches I took up there.....get to have Fresh eggs again!!.....the simple "pleasures" of life....of course I got a pic or 2.....;)....
    IMAG4225.jpg .....this is a storage unit with a padded lid as a seat....I think Joyce wants to use it as a project cabinet...to keep her sewing and needlepoint patterns and supplies in....ongoing and working on...type thing....anyway, Gabby had to give it the going over "collecting data" from that snout of hers.....:lol:....we had to stand in line to be sniffed when we got back....that's my Girl!!.....:love
     
  6. May 17, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    That is all very nice but where are the pictures of Gabbie and her new pals up at @B&B Happy goats?
     
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  7. May 19, 2019 at 9:49 PM
    CntryBoy777

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    Now, now.....all in due time....be patient @Bruce .....;)
    We've been working on the place....mostly outside....the powerline contractors were thru trimming and it took the chipper truck crew a week to get to it....it needs cutting before the rains come because it is a drainage ditch....had to get up the chunks of limbs out of the tall grass so I could get the rider out there....on the otherside of the drive there are vines and saplings to deal with.....here are a couple of pics of Gabbie..... IMAG4226.jpg ......this is tbe bottom half of the sapling I cut and took to @B&B Happy goats Girls....well, Gabbie found the chunk of it and started dragging it towards the burn area and gnawing the twigs off so it would move....durn dog....had to get the loppers and trim the branches.....she couldn't chew them into....and being vreen I couldn't snap them.....now she has a new "staff" to carry with her....this is her rainy day "entertainment.....:)
    IMAG4227.jpg
     
  8. May 21, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    She's just trying to get the wood where YOU want it!
     
  9. May 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    She does try to Help....I sure will give that to her....she likes for her and me to "team up" and work together....mostly it consists of her chewing and me holding whatever she has decided to chew on....bone, stick, or her toys.....:lol:....I'm telling ya she is a "therapy" animal.....makes ya do More than ya have a notion to do.....:)
     
  10. May 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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    All my animals are therapy animals. Tote that water bucket, bale of hay, 50# sack of Feed, walk back to barn, go get more. Lots and lots of physical therapy! LOL LOL