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20200616_102940_HDR.jpg.....Hey Trip!!.... :frow ....I'm so sorry it has taken so long to respond to your post, but Pops has been busy and I can only post when he allows me to use his phone....:he.....he did take a pic of me while reading your post....
20200509_181002_HDR.jpg....I sure felt sorry for your lack of attention....I'm the only one here and get it All from 2 people....:celebrate...I've heard of the pack ya have there from Pops reading to me and it must be nice to have others to play with and to stand against the threats.....all I have here is Callie and she is just a real life scaredy cat...every time I bark, she runs and hides....no help at all....:lol:....Pops will back me up, but he doesn't bark at all....but that stick he carries has a really loud BOOM to it....:ep....well, tell everyone that I said HI and be sure to teach the new girl Sheba the ropes and how to deal with Ms Paris....I hear she can be quite the bitc...uh hormonal girl at times....please!!...don't tell Pops I said that or I might get put on restriction.....:bow....we are getting thunder here, so gotta go scare it away.....Bark at ya later big boy!!.....:thumbsup
 

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I see I haven't posted since Friday....it has been a crazy period here...and with the Heat, I haven't gotten any further with the fence...:oops:....and with what we saw yesterday it is imperative that the fence be done before we get the ducks....it was about 5-6pm and Joyce was in the carport transplanting some coleus from seeding pot, when the jungle fowl started sounding off....she looked out and saw something chasing them, but was unsure what it was and hollared at me to look....it was a dang grey fox giving chase and almost caught one of the hens, but Joyce started clapping her hands Loudly and it stopped and disappeared by the boat....Gabbie was raising "cane" with her paws on the window sill and all brilled up....we have told her the birds are hers to protect, so she won't chase them....she wanted out so bad, but was afraid she would chase it to the next county....🤪...so kept her inside....everything happened so fast I couldn't get anything to take care of it....but, definitely gotta be prepared for such....;)....we have several counties south of us that are mandating masks....we are not really big on them since we have respiratory issues, but not to get caught "unprepared" we found some cloth ones yesterday and bought us each one while they are available...I won't get too caught up in voicing my "opinions" on it, cause it only seems to cause "hurt feelings" for those that have a "deep concern" about it....but, we do intend on being "law abiding" and not "rocking the boat"....o_O....anywhoo...something that really is irritating is looking for items that ya know are "some damn where", but ya can never find them after searching "high and low" over and over, going thru the same box or stack of papers...I'm sure many can relate....🤣...however, what is even More fun than that is, being the one searching for a friend's misplaced items....in the friend's house...in their stacks of papers here and over there....:lol:....all while on the phone with them suggesting one place after another while ya are searching...and asking ya every 5secs if ya found it yet....:gig...well after a while and nothing is found ya lock up and hang up the phone....then, about 30mins later, they call back with more areas for the search...:th...I understand the frustration on the other end of the phone, and I really don't mind helping, at all....but, I'm just not comfortable "rifling thru" another's stuff....the neighbor had gone back north and left the registration and stickers here for his motorcycles.....we found them and got them mailed to him today....:celebrate....I was certainly glad to be able to help him, because he really helped us when we were without wheels...:)...I was cutting the grass the other day and ran over an unseen rock...yep, bent a blade, so gotta replace the blades....:rant...I need to do some tree cutting before fence is stretched and the blame vines are growing and covering just like kudzu in Mississippi....
20200623_105615.jpg....Joyce is barely keeping her flowers uncovered....and the garden is doing okay....we are getting tomatoes, she is covering the turning ones with loosely tied shopping bags...:gig..
20200623_110259.jpg....the beans are about spent and the squash is much to speak of...all the blooms look as if they are all male...
20200623_105855.jpg....it really needs more sunlight, but it is late in the growing season here, so hope things will be better next year.....I have a pic of the posts and had the corner marked with a stick stuck in the ground, but guess it looked too tempting for Gabbie to leave it alone....🤣
20200623_105752.jpg....I'll get back on the fence, but the heat and interuptions make it very difficult since "work time" is cut so short with the heat....it has been dry here for at least a week or 2 and could sure use some to break the heat some....the realfeel temp last night was 90 at 12:30am....sitting outside is like sitting in a steam room....:th...here is a pic of Gabbie right after she came in from a jaunt outside.....
20200623_110717_HDR.jpg.....laying on the tile floor is like a cool pack for that heavy coat of hers....:thumbsup
 

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I agree Fred, this heat and humidity is a killer, 93 this afternoon with a feels like of 104....we have about two hours of " safe to work outside in these temperatures " ...imagine the old time farmers here ...no AC, work all day outside, darn tough living back then.....
 
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Yeh, I grew up without AC...didn't have it til '69, and it was a window unit.....all in the south....the skeeters dancing in your ears at nite, cause the window had to be open....and when ya wake up in the mornin' ya had to "peel" the sheet off ya from the humidity and sweat....ya had to use it to cover up with to try and keep the skeeter bites down to a minimum.....we only had window fans back then...and it is like Mom use to say....if ya don't know any different it was "normal"....well, I would absolutely HATE to revisit those times and "endure" it once again.... :lol: .....another thing Mom said was "the Good ole days" wasn't that Good, son....she was raised during the depression days in a "share cropper" family....:thumbsup
 

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FOX!!! :barnie

Sure sounds funny when you say "end of growing season". The only thing we've got ready in the garden so far is spinach! The beans are working on their second true leaves as are the cukes. The snow peas now have some flowers. There are a couple of really small peppers on the Orange Blaze. The shell peas didn't come up ... twice.
 

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The one thing that is the most difficult "issue" is the movement of the sun across the sky....until some limbs get cut it has fewer hrs of direct sun....but, with the sun being hotter "shading" the hottest hrs can extend production.....need more prepared ground to be able to space things out, but Joyce doesn't comprehend "scale back a bit" very well.... :lol: ....and she is starting to "recognize" the hurdle of "desire and ability"......that point that the "balance" tilts and desire is much more than the ability to "perform" it....:gig....for her, it is very difficult to "accept", but she is coming to "grips" that I sure can't take up the "slack" anymore.....🤣....we aim to get much more done this winter, but our "aim" ain't what it used to be either....:lol::lol:
 

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I'm with Bruce, end of growing season? Ours is just getting going. Sugar snaps are blooming but no pods yet, tomatoes are blooming, beans are up and growing, about 5" tall (but I fiddled around planting stuff). Some peoples gardens up here are further along. Watermelons are up, but no hope of actually getting anything because I should have started them indoors. It's embarrassing when people know you get paid to garden, haha.

I would absolutely die in your heat and humidity. Winters are cold here, but at least you can put more clothes on and drink hot cocoa!
 
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