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I have a coat closet, under the stairs, that I have NEVER used. :hide:idunno. It is downstairs, middle if house and temps rarely change. I'm going to put shelves in there, along a wall and use for the foods I've canned. Looking upstairs in all the cubbies, I have enough shelving units and wood if I need more, to do it FREE. :D =D it will give me downstairs access and only 20' from kitchen....room for some of my large, rarely used pots, too. I can scoot a couple stacked containers under lower end of stairs area for empty jars. My huge walk-in closet in bedroom is half storage now with extra lids, paper products, laundry stuff, my canners, dehydrator, vacuum sealers, etc. Trying to reorganize before winter and all these canned goods are everywhere! One day this week, going into the bedroom, I passed "this door" and said WHOA...there's an unused place😳🤔 waiting to be discovered!

So, I just planned to enlarge my kitchen with a small project. :lol::clap. What a deal.
 

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I have a coat closet, under the stairs, that I have NEVER used. :hide:idunno. It is downstairs, middle if house and temps rarely change. I'm going to put shelves in there, along a wall and use for the foods I've canned. Looking upstairs in all the cubbies, I have enough shelving units and wood if I need more, to do it FREE. :D =D it will give me downstairs access and only 20' from kitchen....room for some of my large, rarely used pots, too. I can scoot a couple stacked containers under lower end of stairs area for empty jars. My huge walk-in closet in bedroom is half storage now with extra lids, paper products, laundry stuff, my canners, dehydrator, vacuum sealers, etc. Trying to reorganize before winter and all these canned goods are everywhere! One day this week, going into the bedroom, I passed "this door" and said WHOA...there's an unused place😳🤔 waiting to be discovered!

So, I just planned to enlarge my kitchen with a small project. :lol::clap. What a deal.
I can’t believe you just left a closet like that empty!
 

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I'm concerned with winter this year....not wanting snow and cold! It's rare that I get a lot of extreme in my area BUT when we do, area is not set up to handle it well. Haven't had more than an inch or two in several years. We're do for a hit and with crazy weather all year, yeah, it could happen.
DH read yesterday that California is in for a 200 year flood this coming winter. Believe it when I see it.

Just our luck that we will move from So. CA to Texas and have a drought in TX while CA has abundant rain and forage! :lol:
 

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Sorry @Bruce ....that particular trade is not to my advantage... even I can do that math... but then I do the "old style math".... have no idea how they do this new style stuff...
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Was an okay day... if you like cooler and damp... 62 to 71... but cloudy and drizzly wet... just enough to get the grass wet and keep everything damp. But so much nicer with the cooler temps.

Got everything together; bottles in trays in car, meters in back, hoses and changed the brackets on enough to be able to go test. Went by the barn and did the calves; one had managed to get out in the other field but didn't like being alone so came back in the barn when I opened the gate... and I put grain in the feed bunk in the barn and they all figured out where it was. Put 2 sections of hay and also opened up the short alley that has lots of grass... so they could eat either/both. Went to test and then after I got done and loaded all the meters etc back in the car, came back by the barn and all 3 were laying together in the alley area in the grass. Acted contented so that was good. Did the nurse cow and the 6 calves up there came right in, through the creep gate, to the bunk on the other side of the gate from the nurse cow. I will be able to get these 3 trained I think without too much problem... The one is such a runt, she is stunted... acts okay but really don't expect her to do anything... almost a dwarf but features are all normal sized... most dwarf calves have larger heads or are not well proportioned.

Then just came home and got the samples in the house and all. Will pack them and get ready to go out tomorrow. Got a farm scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, now... and I plan to move hay in the morning to the gate area for the guy to move up to his storage place.
We have had the misty drizzle and maybe some showers tonight... and possibly a few in the morning then mostly taper off and possible some sun tomorrow afternoon. Wed and Thurs are only slight chance. I will move hay Tuesday and then see how many more he will get... I think he is buying 50 from DS... I know that he has gotten 26 so far... (12 from DS moving, 14 from me moving)... I think there are at least 14 more there at the one field... then some at another close field... But I will get the rest out of the one field I hope tomorrow.... and then go from there. Didn't plan on this herd tomorrow, but that is okay... Still have one scheduled for Friday aft...

Was sitting here at the desk and heard SNAP..... got a mouse in a trap. Yesterday I was just thinking that I must have gotten rid of the problems for awhile....I have been checking the traps every day since they are right there in plain sight in the kitchen..... so I checked the other traps and there were 2 MORE in traps.... WHAT ????:th:ep:hit:somad:somad:somad :he:duc.... Must've just moved a family in..... oh well.... at least they are getting caught.

Called the company that advertised the generator install ...0% down and 0% financing for 4 years... of course they are way south of here, down near the Va Tech college in Christiansburg and do not come this far north..... haven't heard any ads for any up this way doing it.... :hit:duc:idunno. Going to try to check on some places... Deb said she would be interested in one also so it would have been 2 installs 1/2 mile apart... Oh well... it was an idea... I did see one ad for $150, down and $150/month.... might call them just to see.... might be able to work a deal if there are us both doing it.... That's for another day though... need to get the hay done and testing this week.

Boy, it got dark quick with the clouds and all... but the days are getting shorter already.... hate to see the winter come on.... Not looking forward to it this year.

Going to get the samples packed this evening, and get the bottles ready for tomorrow, so I can concentrate on moving the hay in the morning.
 

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I think I fell asleep on the phone again last night, but at least you yelled at me so I woke up enough to mumble something incoherent. Hahaha! Cats around there might get run over on the road, but enough of them must survive to replenish the population, unless people keep bringing in new ones. Get some cats, maybe you’ll strike it lucky and get some of the survival types.
 

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Yesterday morning DD2 was eating breakfast and I heard DAD!!! Being indisposed at the time I ignored her. Soon after she was scolding her cat and I heard the front door open. Apparently Christofur was playing with a mouse. Good cat! Decreasing the mouse population in the house. DD finished the decreasing by throwing it outside where it will either find its way back in ... or not, who knows.
 
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