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I agree with many, the feeling of entitlement. Seeing alot of things with my nieces and nephew and even sister... that I never would have believed. The one niece that thinks she is so "worldly" and started this BS with the lawyer, has at least done some work to close it out... but my sisters son, that has said he wants nothing... has sure had his share to say about my brother that has done alot even if he can be a jerk.

With my DS and this GF, it is just that he cannot seem to remember anything that he says, like stopping to do the spark plug on the mower... and he gets so wound up with this "instant family" that she has provided between her daughter and her sisters 2 kids... that he just doesn't have his priorities straight anymore. I get really po'd... but it's like a kid with a "smidgen" of an attention span... he just doesn't remember things from one minute to the next... and when she wants to do something, he jumps through hoops that I just don't get. He is not selfish with the use of the trucks or anything on the farm... he just cannot think further than the end of his nose when it comes to doing things. Plus, there are the headaches and all from that accident and I honestly think there is some memory problems from that too. It seemed to get worse after that. I am not trying to make excuses for him... and think he is very inconsiderate many times... but sometimes I see some evidence of him just not being able to remember and focus on doing some things.
Still, I think he needs to be a little more responsible for what few things I ask for.
 

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So, Tuesday... 68 up to 84 and then the clouds came in and we got a little bit of a shower/sprinkles around 2... was hoping for it to settle in... but just looked at radar and it is passing through, breaking up again and the next wave that looked promising is dissipating coming across the mountain from WV...
Got about enough to use the windshield wipers on intermittent for a couple of miles.
Went and did the cow, then came home and blew up the tire again and went to co-op. They had several ahead of me, but I decided to just stick around and get it done. I made some phone calls for work, got 2 farms set up and calls out to 2 others.... updated the list of the cows and the 2 bulls that we moved around yesterday; which pastures they went to, etc.
Then sat and read a book I had in the car... I was there alot longer than I planned... but they did find a very small tiny slice in between the treads... probably from a piece of old tin up there at the pasture... there is a bunch laying around that I try to pick up when I see it.... So got a patch put on inside the tire, and no leaks at this point. Will be sure tomorrow if it doesn't go flat.

Came back here and planted some little bulbs that came in the mail in the flower "bed" along the porch. They came in the mail, a "complimentary" gift... since they did not have the stuff I had ordered....BACK IN MARCH...... and just now sent the seeds that I had ordered along with these complimentary bulbs... I had gotten a refund about a month ago for the strawberry plants I had ordered... that I wanted to plant in the "L" (bottom part) of the garden after it had been plowed and worked up awhile ago... figured I would plant them as soon as it got tilled... and they never came... and then finally got a refund and then these other things came just last week... REALLY.... Original order date on invoice was MARCH 5th.... Got the box with these little bulbs and the seeds on Thursday or Friday last week... invoice date June 26th.
Lot of good the pepper seeds and squash seeds do me now.... They ought to keep and do okay next year. But I will not order from this place again. And I had ordered their special on Strawberry plants of 200 PLANTS .... 4 different varieties they offered in this bundle.... and some different seeds to go along with them...

Anyway, I just stuck the little bulbs in the front flower area in front of the porch to get them in the ground...

I did go out and plant/spread broccoli seeds yesterday afternoon in the row I had completely weeded out. They are older seeds... practically poured the whole bunch of several small packages into a short space.... see if any come up. I have new broccoli seed and will plant that next week if none or few of these come up. Didn't want to just throw out the seed... it took like 10 min to just put them in and scuff the soil over them.
Then I went down the potato rows and "snitched" some new potatoes.... got about 5 that were golf ball or bigger size, washed and boiled them for supper last night ... a little butter, salt and pepper... YUM....:drool:love:thumbsup:jumpy:jumpy:yesss::yesss:. I will have squash to eat in 2-3 days... YAY....

Texted DS and said there would be no calves to match tonight...( I not going to mess with them in this sprinkley showers. Not in the mood.)

I got the name of a guy that works on lawn mowers and such... from the guy at the co-op.... going to call him if the mower won't start. That will solve that problem. Might be that I will have to find a newer one....

Moved the table on the deck so the cactus plants and all could get a good watering... and they barely got their leaves wet. But will leave it and maybe it will rain a little more this evening/night. Haven't planted the baby spider plants yet... I don't have any decent potting soil left for them. Got to get some so I can get them established. Maybe have to make a trip tomorrow to a couple of places... I am looking at the possibility of getting that trimmer that is on wheels like @Mike CHS talked about. Have a coupon for Home Depot, and one for Lowe's... for 4th of July specials good through the 6th... tomorrow... might go use it; nothing on either charge card.....
 
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Just a note. DS stopped by on his way home from the barn. Seems that there is water in the gas... he was getting it to crank over and it was spitting it out of the carb and it has water in it.... condensation, who knows. It was gas I got strictly for the mower. Plug is firing good and after getting some of the water out, drained out the bottom, from the hose... it did try to fire... So. he said to let the carb and all dry completely out... draining all the gas out, and will go get new gas.... So maybe not as bad as it seemed.... but why all of a sudden the gas has water in it... I can only guess that it had some condensation... I got a couple jugs back awhile ago, so I would have it...

Got another 10 sprinkles.... then partially clearing. Not what I was hoping for.:hit:idunno:idunno:hit Maybe tomorrow...????

Picked 2 yellow squash and had for supper.... YAY
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but why all of a sudden the gas has water in it... I can only guess that it had some condensation... I got a couple jugs back awhile ago, so I would have it...
Yes, I would guess condensation though I don't seem to have that problem, I buy 15 gallons at a time, the Garden Tractor uses about 1 gallon/hour when blowing snow or mowing.

Maybe the condensation happened when the mower sat since last year? My GT gets used weekly through the year most of the time. I always fill the tank when done blowing or mowing so it is ready for the next time. Shouldn't be any space for condensation in the GT's tank but surely is in the 5 gallon cans when I use some to refill the GT.
 

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Well, it started out at 69, part sun and clouds, then more sun, and humid up to 92. Radar showed a line coming across but the last 2 days it has dissipated....WOOPS, not today. It turned black and started to rumble some thunder,,, then got blacker, then lightning and it opened up and we got a good soaking. Wind whipping for a little bit but not real bad... couple of good close cracks of thunder and lightning. Stopped for now but shows more coming in later on.

Not sorry we got it.... I had moved the table back over top of the cactus early because after I did the cow, I went to town. Hit Lowe's, Walmart, TSC, Home Depot.... NO wheeled trimmers in any of the stores... I was a little bummed... I am not buying one without looking at it first... So I did get some potting soil for some outside planters, and for some inside potting of the baby spider plants. Went and got $20 worth of new non-ethanol gas for the mower which isn't even 4 gallons now..... Came home and repotted a few plants I have for outside that needed to be put in bigger pots since I don't know where I am going to put them.... put the spreamint into a planter to have near the porch so I can smell it and hopefully contain it somewhat... and then the sky turned black and I decided that I did not need to be out near the lightning.... so came in. I did move the table again... it is a lightweight plastic table that was here, wasn't going to throw it away, so easy to move..... and the cactus and all that were under it to protect them from the sun, all got a good soaking. Don't know how much we had....
I have been trying to find some plant hook extenders... to hang on the branches of the maple so I can hang the spider plants from them as the branch is too big around for those hanging pot hooks... but cannot find any of the metal extender hooks that are very big around either. SO, I decided to use a chain, from one branch to another, and hang the extender hooks and the hanging pots from the chain. Used a couple of quick links on the end of the chain, and just attached it around the branch that way. I only got 10 ft and now want to do another one and hang more on the other side between 2 other branches. They get a little bit of sun, and I lifted them off and put them out on the lawn to get a good rain soaking earlier... but they do get a little bit of water if it is blowing through the branches, and don't get sunburned... ALOT easier to deal with them this way... and I can use the smaller hanging extenders this way too. I bought a bunch last year marked way down when they were getting rid of most of the gardening stuff at Walmart last fall....

Well, the rain has let up and I am going to see about getting some of the small hanging pots ready with soil to get the baby spider plants planted.

This ought to settle the dirt around the broccoli seeds I put in and they ought to come up in a few days if they are going to. If not, then I can just plant the new seeds the first of the week. This ought to make pulling what weeds I need to get out, real easy too.
 

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Done for the night. We wound up getting 9 tenths of an inch (.9).... WOW. Unfortunately DS got called back into work with several trees down from the wind. It must have been a little worse in some areas.

After it stopped, I went out and finished repotting a few last things for outside, some irises I had brought home from my parents house in NH, 2 rose bushes that I got for $1 on sale/closeout awhile ago that I forgot I had in a pail with water... pretty scraggly but they ought to come around with better soil and all now.... also a seedless green grape plant that they had in a 50% off bunch that did have some little green leaves on it. Most were pretty dead looking, and I never would have gotten any of them.... but this one had a small little group of leaves so I got it and got it potted in some decent soil so it ought to come on.

Pulled a bunch of weeds in the iris bed that I have here...came out easily due to the rain... did not go out into the garden. I got the pots out for the small spider plants but did not get them potted yet. Had to go up to the cow and do her, and it was starting to sprinkle again... stopped when I got done but the radar is showing we are going to get some more later on.
Because he got called back into work, DS did not get here to put the mower back together and try it. Tomorrow we have to go test the 500 cow herd, so it won't happen tomorrow either. Will leave here by 3 pm... have to drop off the meters and hoses at the owner sampler farm just a couple miles from the 500 cow herd... they will test Thurs eve/ Fri morning and I will have to make a trip back up to get the samples and all... but at least I will save one trip up there by dropping them off tomorrow. We won't get home until 10 or later... and DS has to be at work on Fri morning at 6; so want to try to get things done as fast as possible, so he can get home to get some sleep. Maybe he will be able to get to it Fri after work...

Forecast is for several afternoons of storms like this. We will see. This rain was perfect for the hay fields that we just got the hay off of last week... and it will be absolutely wonderful for the corn. It has not been hurt much by the drier hotter weather, a couple of spots where it is not as good soil were rolled a little bit this morning, but they sure won't be tomorrow. Sure wish they had gotten the wheat combined though...

Oh well, take it as it comes....Going to make the squash and stuff really come on now....
 

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It took a while but it finally dumped on us....heavy. Probably close to an inch. Didn't go out then, 11ish.....now short of 5 and waiting for daylight. Will do chores and head to town -- a job I need to do and it's too wet for much here 🤷. I need to get out for a day!! Makes me wonder about full time at home 🤣🤣🙄. Guess I could always go "somewhere".🤔😲
 
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