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CntryBoy777 - The Lazy A** Acres Adventures

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

  1. Jul 19, 2019
    Bruce

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    Yep, I bet you could take an inch in an hour and one hour later the grass would be saying "we are parched here!"
     
  2. Jul 22, 2019
    CntryBoy777

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    Gabbie got a piece of mail today......:lol:
    IMAG4392.jpg ......she was all over the envelope.....and couldn't wait to get it opened.....
    IMAG4394.jpg ....a really good friend found it and thought she would Appreciate a better "dish" to play with......:).....I can assure ya she will make very good use of it.....;)
     
  3. Jul 22, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    That is so cool, way to go Gabby ! :lol::lol::lol::yesss:
     
  4. Jul 23, 2019
    RollingAcres

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    Nice "dish" Gabbie! I hope you have tons of fun playing with it!
     
  5. Jul 23, 2019
    Baymule

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    She knew that was for her! LOL
     
  6. Jul 25, 2019
    CntryBoy777

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    It has been pretty wet here the past couple of days, so not much to do....been having to take every "break" to get Gabbie out....;)....she loves her new and old dishes and her ball, the #1 of em all, she has been doing well with Joyce off lead....playing and chasing.....her "work side" comes out with me and she is "on duty"....we patrol the borders and she announces her presence and watches Everything.....she tends to be confrontational to a few things around here....outside cats drive her "nuts"....owls, crows, ibis in her yard....if she knows I'm outside working....every time I come in to take a break....she wants to go out to sniff what was done....:lol:...we have decided to get to working towards some improvement here....most of it is "grunt" work, so will get started on taking advantage of what the weather allows and do some stump bustin, and shovel work....gonna round up some free pallets to have on hand....may use em to cover the windows if somethin blows up all of a sudden....;)....but, gonna seal theses louvred windows with silicone, most of which the handles are broke....have to trap and hold some water in other areas to keep from saturating the drain field area.....:)
     
  7. Jul 25, 2019
    Mike CHS

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    You probably know it but those handles can be bought at a Mobile Home Supply if you have any around.

    I'm surprised we haven't had issues with our drain field since it is at the bottom of the property where ALL of the water runs to.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2019
    CntryBoy777

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    I'm just thinking about putting in some "sand traps" to hold some of the water up higher, so more has a chance to absorb deeper....instead of running all to one spot....shifting sand is much easier than realigning that rock there....;)....I have to adress the waterflow on the backside of the house....
    IMAG4398.jpg ....the far end of the house is the highest side and with the downpours the gutter overflow runs down the backside the whole way down....I'm thinking of pulling the gutters down and just deal with the dripline....:)
     
  9. Jul 26, 2019
    RollingAcres

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    Of course! Someone has to inspect your work and that someone is Inspector Gabbie. :lol:
     
  10. Jul 26, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

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    Has a similar problem at our last house....we took a plastic 55 gallon barrel, put in under the down spout, drilled a large hole on the bottom side of the barrel and had it flow into a dry river rock bed we made. Could also use pvc pipe to put into drilled hole to make the water flow on the direction you want it to go. It was cheap, looked good and was a quick solution.