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Discussion in 'Personal Diaries' started by Nancy Hart, Jun 21, 2018.
Thanks for that story. It's good to know the pump man wasn't just making it up.
The Dawgs THROTTLED 'em! ..GA GA 41 - SC 17.
I missed the 4th quarter, and listened to the 2nd on the radio. They speak a different language on the radio. You have to know all the players' names.
Thanks for the video, Joe. I learned a lot. I thought there must be more than one intensity of bite. Sometimes the bites just clear up right away, and other times they itch like crazy and you get the big welt. IMO, it does help to pop them. They stop itching immediately, and dry up faster. But then I pop everything.
Today I'm in long sleeves and heavy jeans, wading through clingy briars, to spray weeds off the fence up near the road in 92 degree weather. All the sudden the phrase "Bop Down the Avenue" pops into my head. Then start humming, and pretty soon a whole song comes back, but no words other than those 4.
Race home to Google "bop down the avenue" to see if I got the melody right.
Blacksmith Blues - Bing Crosby - 1952
Although this song has been recorded by many artists, most were in 1952, and this is the only one that sounds familiar. My mother used to play the radio all the time at home when my dad was at work? Anyway I went bopping through the briars for the rest of the afternoon. It made the job go much faster. lol
The pear tree is now thumbing its nose at me.
A new male hummingbird showed up today. Not as husky as the other two, and the red on his throat was pale. Maybe a young one? They must be passing through from up north now? Maybe none of these are the ones that stayed here all summer.
Last night I found a picture of Isaac, one of my great great grandfathers. Only lived to be 55. A rather handsome dude under all that hair, I bet.
Nice eyes, he looks like a mischief maker.
He does now that you mention it. Maybe that's what caused his early demise.
Rusty's new friend? .. He/she was in the upper fenced lot today. This is the 3rd time I've seen him. Twice with his mother. First time about a month ago, when he still had spots. I opened the gate to the lower lot with the water trough, and tried to steer him toward it. He crashed into it and somehow sprung it so it won't close very well now.
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He's quite the runner.
What an awesome video, @Nancy Hart ! It reminds me of when I had llamas , and the deer used to come in the pasture every day and the deer and the llamas would visit and play together. They seems to like each other.
One of my llamas was an amazing jumper, and she would follow the deer out of the pasture when they jumped back over the fence, but she never went vey far, and would always jump right back in again.
Poor Giligan didn’t know how to jump, and he would stand at the fence and cry for her to come back. If he got romantic, and she was not interested, sometimes, she would just jump the fence for a while, or go into the upper pasture, and leave him crying in the lower pasture.
That's a nice story, Yvonne. I didn't know llamas were jumpers. I've thought about Rusty trying to jump over and follow the deer. He was always the thinnest and most agile of our goats. He might make it with a good running start downhill.
I reckon this deer might become a regular visitor, because of the water trough. Hunting season starts soon. Best not to get too attached to him, or make him too tame, I guess. The next door neighbor is nuts about hunting.
I didn’t know that llamas were such good jumpers until I got that particular one, either. She came through the local auction, and was from a herd of llamas that were being sold for some reason. She had never been handled like most llamas are, and she was more like a wild animal in many respects.
She did tame down after I worked with her and she got used to seeing me , but she was never as friendly as Gilligan, who came from a farm where they interacted with their llamas from the time they were babies.
When I lived in Idaho, we had a lot of deer that seemed to always be nearby on the property. There was not any creeks closeby where they could drink in the hot summer, so I always kept a large stock tank full of water and a mineral salt block where they deer could get to it.
@Yvonne Smith: They sell dewormer blocks, similar to salt blocks. I put one out just for the deer years ago thinking it might help with the deerworm problem here. It got all messy and sticky after a rain because it contained molasses, and neither the goats nor the deer seemed very interested. I might try that again. Goats can pick up deerworm from the deer.
There is a livestock auction just outside of town here every Wednesday afternoon. I went once a long time ago when we were first looking for goats. It can break your heart. Many of the animals have obviously been neglected or are sick. I'd probably come home with a truckload of sick goats if I ever went again. lol
It helps a lot if you can put the salt block under something to keep it dry and out of wet dirt. I used to put mine under a big old pine tree where it was always pretty dry, but easy for the horses, goats, llamas, and deer to get to.
I don’t think that I ever tried the wormer blocks, but I did get some of the special ones that had molasses in them, and all of the animals would go through those blocks fairly fast, at least until they seemed to get enough of the minerals that were in the blocks.
This is my granddaughter when she was young, taking a ride on Gilligan when she was visiting me.