Trees And Other Things

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  1. Nancy Hart

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    The fence Saturday (8/5), looking in both directions. I'm pretty sure it got worse this weekend, but can't find the picture from earlier this year. Electric still not shorted out. This is not a perimeter fence, so nothing can get in or out that couldn't normally.

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    Originally I thought the posts were just bent over because they weren't set deeply enough. They are right on the edge of a terrace. Now it looks like they rotted out just below ground. Maybe both. Probably 15 years is about normal life expectancy for cheap wood posts in the South.

    There are at least 20 metal T-posts left over from the original fencing job, so I think I'll set a lot of metal posts and just try to get the fence upright. It doesn't have to be tight. Should last a couple of years that way. Maybe longer?

    I need to devote some full 8 hour days out there and catch up on some things. I've just been popping in, doing the minimum necessary, and getting out asap, partly because of all the rain. More rain predicted at the end of the week. I guess you can set metal posts even if it's raining. In fact it may be easier, at least cooler. Ha!
     
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    Magnolia in the Woods

    Tall and thin she grew
    Reaching for her share of sun
    How did she get there?


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    Remembered this fruit picking contraption in the garage and got the last of the pear crop down today. The good parts got sliced off and went in the freezer.

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    Fence has 4 broken wood posts. Set five T-posts today, half way between them and at each end. Will add more.

    They used wood for this stretch, because there is a slight curve in the fence. There are plenty of extra T-posts. Should I just leave the wood posts there? I think so. They would be very hard to detach. Will think about it. :rolleyes:

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    Funny fence!;)

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    Yer goin' mighty fast when the telephone poles look like a picket fence!

    From the original song, "Hot Rod Lincoln", by Johnny Bond, 1960.

    Frank
     
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    @Nancy Hart I would leave the wooden posts there if they are not rotted. I read the "cheap" and easy way to build a fence is to have sturdy wooden posts every 50 feet and at all gates and corners, then fill in with T posts at 10 foot intervals.
     
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    T-posts do fine in a straight line, but don't stand up well to sideways pressure, like when you try to make a fence curve around a terrace or pond. They will bend over.

    I don't have the skill or strength to set new wooden posts that close to the fence, and it's too small a job to find anyone to hire to do it. So I'm going to set a lot of T-posts and not stretch the wire tight. The main reason I wanted to fix this now, is the goat might try to walk over it, since it was laying almost flat, get his feet tangled up, and hit the electric wire.

    Sorry, this got too long-winded. I'm just thinking out loud to myself. If I write everything down, it seems to help, and maybe someone will point out something I hadn't thought of. ;)
     
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    Here is a plan, @Nancy Hart .......get one of these for your goat !

     
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    Thank you, Yvonne! Love it! :D

    He needs the exercise. I have spoiled him with alfalfa pellets, pears, gingersnaps, and sunflower seeds, so he doesn't have to go out and eat weeds anymore. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yesterday out at the farm I sat on the back porch trying to count hummingbirds. Five I think, 2 males and 3 females. It was very quiet. One of the males is a real character. He chirps constantly and loud---coming, going, and in between.

    Two feeders at opposite ends of the porch, required turning the head back and forth often and fast, and I heard it again, after years of not hearing it...

    The Snap, Crackle and Pop of the neck... [​IMG] ..



    The doctor in this video claims as long as there is no pain, there is nothing to worry about. It's normal. Does everyone hear those sounds?
     
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    @Nancy Hart
    I've had creaking, cracking sounds turning my head for a number of years, along with significsant pain increasing the farther I turn my head, which by now is not very far. This has made difficult looking backwards/sidewards backing a car out of a parking space. I always park facing in such a way as to allow pulling out forward. Told about this, my Dr. was sympathetic, prescribed Meloxicam, which I don't take!
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    @Frank Sanoica, do you think stretching exercises might help? During the warm up in an aerobics class I took once, the instructor would always have us twist our necks around in various directions, saying it helped to maintain range of motion.
     
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    @Nancy Hart
    I have no doubt that may be true. Many years ago, around age 25, I was experiencing tingling in my left hand and lower arm. My Dr. ordered an X-ray which showed I had a "cervical rib", a slight bony protrusion at the top of the spine which compressed nerve fibers extending down into the arm and hand. He recommended I get a "cervical collar", placed about my neck, connected to a cord thrown over an open door, having 15 pounds suspended by it, thus "stretching" my neck vertebrae. Practice this twice daily. I declined. The numbness disappeared on it's own, to reappear about 10 years ago. X-rays done in recent years for other reasons have failed to reveal my cervical rib.

    Who am I to disagree?

    Frank
     
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