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  1. Grandmotherbear

    Grandmotherbear Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Moderators please sticky? All weirdness due to autocorrect on my cell phone.
    From the big to the small, we virtual, neighbors want to hear it all.
     
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    Grandmotherbear Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I typed a whole long post which disapperared - frustrated!!!
    Edite to add- don't remember if I announced that my Pachira/Saba/Guyanian Chestnut is blooming huge puffball blooms!
     

  3. Melissa

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    I am canning today-ketchup and pizza sauce. For supper I am planning fried fish, baked butternut squash and cole-slaw. Tonight I am watching Ninja Warriors- I love that show, I know I am weird~
     
  4. brendafawn

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    Wow, the first day of September. I missed most of the summer. First moving, then broken ankle. This month is gonna be so productive I am excited. Started my fall garden or late summer garden. Got tomatoes planted, jalapeno plants, summer heirloom crookneck squash, a row of lettuce.

    I am gonna plant some more lettuce and some greens. I love collards, I grow them year round. They make beautiful plants. I plan on working on some permanent beds through the winter to have them ready for spring planting. We are building a corral off the barn for a bottle calf we have ordered. Our little homestead is coming together.
    The addition is all framed in and ready for the roof. That's for this months list.

    I was given an wood cook stove that we will be using for heat and cooking in the winter. Well that's enough for now. Have a wonderful September all.
     
  5. Jan in CO

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    Wow, Brendafawn, Wonderful gift that woodstove! Lucky you.

    I've been canning my brains out, used 230 lids in the past week! Holy cow, I have no idea where all these jars are going to rest over the winter. Made pickled beets, green beans, pizza sauce, minced/diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, salsa, soup. I am so weary of canning, but must make the best of these gifts! Also dehydrated squash, too.

    Temperatures are definitely getting cooler. DH moved a couple small trees into the chicken yard, which I hope will give them shade next year and help keep them cooler. Now, if they just live!--the trees, that is.

    GMB, how is your hubby doing? Hope he is doing better.

    Our first great grandchild is due in about three weeks. Thankfully, gd is doing better at keeping things clean, and looking forward to her baby girl.
     
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    have New VenUs they are going .it's on me w/auto correct and kingdoms the Google sodDow b4 do.e w/post
     
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    Canned more tomatoes and froze a few more beans.I keep saying that's it,but stuff keeps growing.Next batch I'll give away again.
    Did manage to find time to do a bit of crafting for gifts and to donate at the homemakers Christmas Show.Wished I had a brainstorm to come up with a few new ideas.I am not into big long time consuming crafts ,more like things that are quick since I seem to always get interrupted .
     
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    4th attempt. U c#3 wasn't good T all.
    We have New cellphone. Auto correct goingnutson me. Kept chAnging my sign in from Gra 2 he`s. Spent some money 2day. 2 .New cellphone, New cell plan wireless router & inter net plan. Seems the only way to keel it from auto correctly is 2 save every3_4 letter.
    ThAnk u Jan. He is easy tired and going 2 -bed much earlier. F/u w/ primary 2 morrow sly no cArdio appt
     
  9. Travis in Louisiana

    Travis in Louisiana Clinton, Louisiana

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    Last night at work, at about 4:30 in the morning, I kinda got a little dizzy. If I looked straight ahead it was fine. If I looked down or up, the world would start to spin. I don't have an sinus issues, or ear aches. Got home from work, layed down to sleep. The world kept spinning slowly for a minute. Got up this evening at about 1:40 PM. All is right with the world, so far. I am at work now and still doing good. Ofcourse, I am not dancing either!! The kids were over this evening, the wife bar-b-qued ribs and sausage, with potato salad, green salad, and cooked beans. It was time then to leave for work, the grandkids were getting WILD!! It is my last night to work till Thursday morning. I am going to start tearing the tractor down to change the axle seals.
     
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    GMB, I know you must be so frustrated with that new phone, but I've got to say, I've been giggling while I try to figure out the secret code you're using, lol! :D :hysterical:
    Jan, 230 jars canned in the last week? :eek: Wow....when do you sleep? :goodjob:

    I had grand plans to work on Abby's dreds again today, but she fell asleep at 8pm tonight. I guess I'll have to tackle them first thing in the morning. She did clean her room and do her laundry, along with taking care of the animals and hauling a couple loads of compost to the garden for me today, so I think she earned an early night.

    I finished weeding the old walking onion and garlic bed today, as well as weeding in and around the next raised bed over (bed's not finished, but I made a good start on it), and training my Himalayan blackberries up and over a curved cattle panel. I worked with Abby on laundry, spent time clearing water lines and did water aerobics after I skimmed the pool. I think tomorrow I'll need to use the vacuum filter on it.

    Tonight I'm reading a PAW story on line and then I am calling it a night - I didn't sleep well last night and after working hard outside today, I'm ready for a good night's sleep. Take care, all. :)
     
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    I don't know if it would help with dreads, but when my girls' braids or rats were beyond hope, I'd work a little coconut oil in as I went.
     
  12. Billie in MO

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    Labor Day was indeed a labor day for us. Left the house a little after 9am and 12 hours later we finally got home. Had the trailer loaded up with the riding lawn mower and the push mower and headed for the cememtery. Had a tire separate on the way and Bill could not get the lug nuts loose. They had seized up. Limped to my dad's and between the two of them and my dad's million and one tools they got it. Now we will have to get new tires for it but it will have to wait. Can't do both at the same time (car and trailer).

    Mowed all day but we still did not get the whole place mowed. But all the areas where the graves are are done. @3/4 of the stones have weed whacked. Trees trimmed. Still so much more to be done before winter comes. We will be gone the next two Mondays but we are planning another big work day the last Sat in Sept. Hopefully, we will have a big turnout for that day. Several people came and went today doing what they could. And fingers crossed we may have possession of the cemetery by then and be done with the thieves.

    Sunday after church we took our 3 dead fruit trees back and got another plum and a maple tree. Plus lots of paint for the future. Great sale and rebates. Painting before the gutters get put on. Back has a double coat and is done but the front needs another coat.

    Off to bed, I am tired, sore, sunburned and hurt in too many places to count. But it was a good day and worth it.
     
  13. Homesteader

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    Happy September everyone! Oooo Melissa was here! How nice! I too am enjoying the smart phone garbled posts - quite entertaining!

    DH continued with the hacking down of the tamarisks around the goat area. He got a LOT done. Looks like a different place it's so bare now! He made more pickles and also, a second batch of dilly beans, using yellow beans. We reduced the red pepper flakes to 1/2 tsp. per jar and no dried Dundicut - the ones I made are just too hot for my liking.

    We are eating American cantalopues, what a treat they are. They were a free seed packet from Baker Creek seeds and are heirlooms. The flesh is green and so rich and sweet. The outside is funny looking on this melon, kind of looks like a rotted melon - all gold-ish. Anyway, super winner for us!

    My computer is "jumping", as I type it's like it can't keep up - I may have to post this, shut down and retboot............
     
  14. Jan in CO

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    No canning today, woohoo! Did run to town with dh to pick up feed, a few groceries, money from the bank for Mom and pay our house loan. I completely forgot to get more lids or jars. Maybe a brain lapse on purpose ?:) Tomorrow is another day.

    I'm letting my peas dry on the vine for seed for next spring, same with some bush beans and now the pole beans. Getting enough beans from the veggie vendor this year. I'm saving the seed from my red onions that have gone to seed, as well as the romaine lettuce. It is very tough lettuce, but would be something if we needed it.

    MGM, good work getting those beds ready for next year. Doing that here, too, but not as much as I need to yet. MUST get the bathroom flooring redone. Where is Travis' clone when we need him?

    Billie, sounds like you had a very productive, if not long day of work! Good that you and others will do that at your cemetary. It's something we tend to take for granted, but someone has to do it!
     
  15. Travis in Louisiana

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    Got up at around 11:00 AM, after working nights. Cleaned up the shop from doing the molding work and getting ready to tear down the tractor. I did get several items off, but need a one inch socket. I got every other size but that one. Fixing to run to the hardware or auto shop for one. My wife had bought one of those PARTICLE board book shelves for father-in-law. Poor instructions. Took me a while to get it together, after having to redo some pieces. We put it in his apartment. I was so tired,after not sleeping long, after working nights, that I went to bed at around 8 PM. Got up this morning at nearly 7. Cooked ham with brown sugar and eggs. Wife has gone to take father-in-law to one of his doctors. I am fixing to run and get the socket and start on the tractor.
     
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    Yesterday I did not do much, still a bit achy from Monday's workout. Did some genealogy sleuthing. Picked all our peaches off our tree. Ants were starting to get to them. Not sure what we are going to do with them, just yet, may just freeze them. We leave for CO in a week and there is so much to do before that. Will have the kids Thursday and Saturday. Saturday is also our annual fish fry at church, so that will be a long day.

    Forgot to mention on Monday on our way home we lost one the ramps off the trailer. Of course, it was dark and no place to turn around. So I get out and start walking down the road, hoping I am on the right side of the road to try and see it, in the dark. I think I walked, maybe, a 1/4 of a mile or little more before I spotted it in the grass. Bill was backing up the whole time.

    Jan, you are right. Unless people are involved in the care of a cemetery or on the board of directors for a cemetery, I think they would be surprised at what is involved. We have a huge undertaking ahead of us but it has to be done. Too many of us know about the theft and can no longer tolerate it.
     
  17. Grandmotherbear

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    Jan in CO- tough lettuce equals crea,m of lettuce soup??
    I am typing off my brain=fried=in the=lightning strike laptop, which was un resurrectible, according to the geek gurus. Apparently it just needed to lie around for a couple months and be hooked via wireless. I also learnt this am how to shut off the router, stayed on last night and it burnt through 0.3% of our 5 monthly allowance. I found out that GFB's cardiologist appt had been set for tomorrow when the office called to cancel because they aren't contracted with humana. This was the same cardiologist who followed him in the hospital and he swears he gave them his humana card. Will be sooo glad to be on Medicare and AARP in March!
    Got reservations set for dear Grandson's fall break. I'm gonna take him by Boone Hall for sightseeing and autumn festival. Hope he won't mind going by the Tea Plantation he and his dad just toured in August before school. Too tired yesterday to do more than take a long nap and go to bed early. Woke up at 4:45 am, GFB likes to leave by 6 when he goes to the workplace that's 2+ hours away. Stopped at the rest area and there was a little black cat there so I fed it. I think i ts the same cat I fed a couple months back.
    GFBs primary doctor basically told him its a mystery why he developed the A fib, and if he continues okay for a while he doesn't see why he couldn't wean off the metoprolol. GFB went, "SO I can stop it?" "NO! Take it for 6 or 9 months and discuss it with your cardiologist if everything stays good during that time!" Heading foor the lake...
     
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    Hi Everyone! Seems like I have been gone for such a long time. Too much negative stuff going on in my life to get it on anyone else. It is better though!! This has been one long hot summer! Triple digits more days than not. We did get a little garden in this season. Some thing ate the okra, and the beans, and then it hailed and destroyed the squash and tomatoes. Never fear! The squash and tomato plants came back and even made a few fruits. I ripped the squash vines up and tied up the rest of the tomato vines. The hail storm that took out the garden, also took out our camper! We have spent the last few days trying to get it cleaned up and fixed. We haven't opened it in about 3 years or so. Boy did the mice have a good time while we were not in the camper! At least I remembered to remove all the toilet paper. Last time I left some in there and the mice built themselves a nice condo... At least it smells so much better! We are hoping that I get some good news from the RA specialist. I can't get in to see him until 9-11. My doctor started trying to get me an appointment in July. He was pretty upset when he saw me two weeks ago. Both hands were like clubs, DH had to help me shower and dress. So he put me on more prednisone and said he was going to give this new doctor a call. Prayers for 9-11, please!
    I have not given up on my dreams of homesteading. At least not yet. There has to be ways to get around this RA mess. Maybe our homestead won't be traditional, but I'll bet we get it done! Well, I had better stop and let my hands have a break, again.
     
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    Canning today too, Tomato juice and V-8. Melissa, we like Ninja Warrior too so we're both weird :)
     
  20. Travis in Louisiana

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    Got the oil drained out of the tractor transmission and hydraulic tank. Talk about a mess, had oil EVERYWHERE!! Thanks goodness I do woodwork and have plenty of sawdust. I was going to work more this evening, but it is raining cats and dogs and the lightening is popping big time!! I took some pics of the tractor tear down and when I get to work tomorrow, I will try to post them.

    Chief Cook, nice to have you back!! I don't even have a garden this year!!
     
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