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Beautiful paintings! 

 

I homebrew but haven't made wine yet. I should try some, that way maybe I can keep the sulfides out of it.



My dad does..I usually have lots of bottles of homemade wine sitting around- not now, but every year he gives us a ton. I will share when I get some.



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Um, well, I'm better at painting than I am at photographing, but here goes . . .

 

This is a Cathedral in Britain (Salisbury), where I used to go to school - I can't get the flash to work properly, the colors aren't right. But I'm very happy with the composition, even though Himself says I paint dark and dismal paintings (well, it's twilight!).

 

cathedral.jpg

 

And this is Bewdley, also in England, and the colours are way too saturated. Better get hubby to take some better pics.

 

bewdley.jpg



 

Absolutely beautiful paintings! I cant tell from the photo, oils, acrylics, watercolor? You should definitely show your paintings!

I used to paint and draw....long time ago. 
 

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Thank you Nova. It's encouraging when people say that because I have Macular degeneration, and I'm never sure that what I see and paint is what is really there. (My perceptions are WAAAAY off!)

 

Kids happened to me too, so I encourage everyone/anyone to "TRY" and fit these things into their lives while they can. I wish I'd kept doing it while raising kids. I think of all the time I didn't paint and how much better I would be now if I'd kept at it.

 

 



Absolutely correct! I cant hardly draw now because of arthritis in my hands, its definitely a talent that if you dont use, you lose! Even if you do use, you eventually can lose...



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Olive,
Oh no! My secret is out .......Patience is not one of my virtues.....No, seriously though, I really appreciate your help. And I'll do my best to keep that lid closed. They designed it kinda stupid though, the vents don't line up with the water tray, so I have been adding water to the sponges with a turkey baster. Just checked, and 1 pip.


You have to sit on your hands. Seriously- its the hardest part of hatching. Find something to do, and walk away from the incubator...just dont open it!

 

 

WHOEVER asked me what size the panels are- I dont remember, but I will go measure them today. 

ETA: http://www.homedepot.com/Lumber-Composites-Fencing-Landscape-Garden-Fencing/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbuqp/R-203014825/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051 

 

that is the link to the actual panel on Home Depot.

 

 


Edited by Mom 2em All - 3/30/12 at 2:15am

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” (Mother Teresa)

 

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” (Mother Teresa)

 

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coffee stupid.jpegAnother day is upon us and I can't help but wonder what wonderful things await us.  As a form of greeting I often have had people ask how I am doing.  My usual reply is that I am waiting on what is next.  Good, bad, or indifferent something always follows.  Our lives are a series of events and how we respond to them is what defines us.  A cheery disposition and a positive attitude will make these events easier to endure or enjoy. 

 

One of life's events that we are dealing with now is Hope's stepfather.  Sadly he is suffering with Alzheimer's disease and may days it is like trying to deal with an 8 year old.  A very wrinkled 8 year old.  Yesterday I was trying to explain to him why his neighbors were unhappy with his using his chain saw to cut up fire wood.  His claim was he has always cut up wood in the morning when he has the most energy.  I'm not really sure I got him to understand that doing so was okay just don't start your day at 4am.

 

Granny has been at one of my brother's home for the past week and will be returning tomorrow.  Hopefully today I can get a 20' tall flag pole installed in the front yard before her return.  For many years she always placed great significance on raising the flag at her home.  While I have a flag on a wall mount bracket that she puts up each day, I think she will derive more satisfaction from actually raising a pole mounted flag.  Some times little things can give our lives great meaning. 

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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coffee stupid.jpegAnother day is upon us and I can't help but wonder what wonderful things await us.  As a form of greeting I often have had people ask how I am doing.  My usual reply is that I am waiting on what is next.  Good, bad, or indifferent something always follows.  Our lives are a series of events and how we respond to them is what defines us.  A cheery disposition and a positive attitude will make these events easier to endure or enjoy. 

 

One of life's events that we are dealing with now is Hope's stepfather.  Sadly he is suffering with Alzheimer's disease and may days it is like trying to deal with an 8 year old.  A very wrinkled 8 year old.  Yesterday I was trying to explain to him why his neighbors were unhappy with his using his chain saw to cut up fire wood.  His claim was he has always cut up wood in the morning when he has the most energy.  I'm not really sure I got him to understand that doing so was okay just don't start your day at 4am.

 

Granny has been at one of my brother's home for the past week and will be returning tomorrow.  Hopefully today I can get a 20' tall flag pole installed in the front yard before her return.  For many years she always placed great significance on raising the flag at her home.  While I have a flag on a wall mount bracket that she puts up each day, I think she will derive more satisfaction from actually raising a pole mounted flag.  Some times little things can give our lives great meaning. 


Sam, you have the greatest outlook on life, and everyday things- and it causes everyone to gravitate toward you. I, myself, look forward to your daily posts- and I know when you DONT post, for whatever reason- you are truly missed and something feels incomplete about the day. Your daily dose of humor and goodwill is just enough to put a positive spin on the new day, and remind us all to have a positive outlook.

 

Granny is very blessed to have you for a son, and that sure is a wonderful thing that you are doing for her. Im pretty sure you have earned your wings many times over. You make my heart smile. 

 

I can somewhat relate with dealing with the older set of relatives. My mother in law is 85 years old and fiercly independent. Of course, her body wont let her be as independent as her mind wants to be. Makes it tough. She doesnt believe in doctors and refuses to ever go to the hospital again. Has told me many times that she will definitely end it all herself before she will be hospitalized again...and her ability to walk has become quite painful for her, and on some days, impossible. 

My father lives in Tennessee, alone. I have just started noticing that his mind is not what it was, and that certain facts are starting to slip. Facts like his birthday, and who I am when he is talking to me. I had a conversation with him the other day, and it was three quarters through before he recognized who I was- and that was after I mentioned my husbands name.  Subtle things, but enough that it has caught my attention. 

 

I have a meeting today at ten. This has been the most messed up medical "leave" I have experienced. The joy of being supervisor, I suppose. 

 

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” (Mother Teresa)

 

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” (Mother Teresa)

 

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good morning all, got the poop door open the water back out and feed put out, baby chicks in brooder feed and watered, no it is my turn to eat, read up , let the cat in the dog in and go to work, tongue.gif I enjoy doing all but going to work, oh well we must eat and pay the billsroll.png

one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,5 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,5 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

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Sam, you have the greatest outlook on life, and everyday things- and it causes everyone to gravitate toward you. I, myself, look forward to your daily posts- and I know when you DONT post, for whatever reason- you are truly missed and something feels incomplete about the day. Your daily dose of humor and goodwill is just enough to put a positive spin on the new day, and remind us all to have a positive outlook.

 

Granny is very blessed to have you for a son, and that sure is a wonderful thing that you are doing for her. Im pretty sure you have earned your wings many times over. You make my heart smile. 

 

I can somewhat relate with dealing with the older set of relatives. My mother in law is 85 years old and fiercly independent. Of course, her body wont let her be as independent as her mind wants to be. Makes it tough. She doesnt believe in doctors and refuses to ever go to the hospital again. Has told me many times that she will definitely end it all herself before she will be hospitalized again...and her ability to walk has become quite painful for her, and on some days, impossible. 

My father lives in Tennessee, alone. I have just started noticing that his mind is not what it was, and that certain facts are starting to slip. Facts like his birthday, and who I am when he is talking to me. I had a conversation with him the other day, and it was three quarters through before he recognized who I was- and that was after I mentioned my husbands name.  Subtle things, but enough that it has caught my attention. 

 

I have a meeting today at ten. This has been the most messed up medical "leave" I have experienced. The joy of being supervisor, I suppose. 

 


 

thumbsup.gif x2 except I don't have a meeting smile.png   good luck on the flag pole Opa , it is supposed to be windy and rainy,

one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,5 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,5 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

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Morning Everyone,

                             I haven't ventured out side yet and I am dreading to....I know it's cold out there. The little chicks in the brooder are quite active this morning....good sign that they were snug & warm through the night.  They almost have all their feathers with very little fuzz left. 

 

Someone asked about the Fowl Fest in Alma next month. My family and I are planning on going as long as something doesn't come up in the mean time. We all know how that is. I was looking at the web site and they seem to be having a lot planned & organized. Ought to be interesting.

 

Well as much as I like the warmth of my house it's time to get moving. After that it'll be off to work.

 

Live Simply, Give More, Expect Less!
Live Simply, Give More, Expect Less!
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Good morning

 

I haen't been on much lately, been having a hard time lifewise (see Family thread) but I thought I'd pop in for a quick hello. Really glad that we had such a warm March. Wish yesterday had been as nice. I'm on spring break as of today and looking forward to having over a week off.

White Cedar Farm
Barred Rocks, Wyandottes, Easter Eggers, Cochins, Bantam OEG, Goats: Alpine, Angora, Boer, Boer-crosses, Saanen; 1 Jacob Sheep Ram, 2 dogs: Lab/Husky and Great Dane, 2 Horses: Arab/Saddlebred and Welsh Pony Section A; Daughter, Boyfriend, Stepdaughter & Me 

White Cedar Farm
Barred Rocks, Wyandottes, Easter Eggers, Cochins, Bantam OEG, Goats: Alpine, Angora, Boer, Boer-crosses, Saanen; 1 Jacob Sheep Ram, 2 dogs: Lab/Husky and Great Dane, 2 Horses: Arab/Saddlebred and Welsh Pony Section A; Daughter, Boyfriend, Stepdaughter & Me 

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My butt is freezing off! Walking was a real teeth chatterer.... The wind was the worst. So glad I got heat in the jeep. Lol. No rain yet though we are to get some yet this morning. Terri DeBoer is saying possible highs near 70 for Sunday in my area. Yeah!
At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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Good morning Opa, always a pleasure to read your posts...such a positive Outlook is refreshing. Haven't been on a real computer yet.(wrangling kids)

Mom2, Thanks for the fence panel link, gonna have to make a trip to the GE, those might be nice for moveable pasture
Chicken Wrangler, welcome back.

Everyone else, Good Morning! Stay warm today ok
For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Jeremiah29:11

There's always room for one more chicken......or three
For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Jeremiah29:11

There's always room for one more chicken......or three
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Positive thinking is supposed to work.  With that in mind I need everyone to think positive about my winning the lottery tonight.  The only reason I am asking is so that I can buy everyone a new chicken and Laura a new coop. 
 

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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