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Discussion in 'Country Singletree' started by Shrek, Dec 3, 2017.
If they want what I have they'd best be willing to die for it...
Could someone please give one of them my address and a GPS?
I have been very fortunate over the years (especially the hard years) that friends, family, co-workers and neighbours have often given us extras and leftover produce, fish, meat etc that they had no use for - either had their fill or just did not cook or preserve whatever it was. They were often passing on things that had been given to them.
I don't make judgments about how people choose to live as we have often been the subject of judgments about how we choose to live. If asked I will give my opinion or help but otherwise I just accept that this is their choice. My sister and I could not be more different and if we nagged each other about our choices we would not have a relationship just a constant sad time.
One thing that I always did was to pass back to the giver some of whatever it was I had made with their gift - jam, fish chowder, or just a salad made with the greens they gave us and my special dressing. This sometimes back fired as with the fish chowder. Our friend asked for the recipe and we got a lot less fish in the future.
It's collard greens for crying out loud. Not like alligator balls or something with a high value.
(A reply to an earlier page of the thread, not to any particular post.)
Do alligators have balls? (Just curious)
You'd have to ask CajunSunshine, since she's the one who first brought alligator balls into mainstream conversation.
Mais cher! Gators act like they have the biggest balls in the swamp. But most folks have no idea how big they are because gators carry them internally, out of harm's way.
This is probably the thread Clem was referring to about alligator balls (complete with recipe!):
Only here will a thread go from lazy...to collard greens...to righteous and unrighteous indignation....to cheap domestic help... to finding good looking single men with a GPS...to alligator balls and all kinds of other musings in between various posts.
And it all started with an uncle's unwanted collard greens four pages ago, lol.
I thought I would contribute my share to keep things thoroughly mixed up.
So how do you tell if the gator chasing you is a male or female?
Mon (planning trip south, want to be prepared!)
Why do you care if the gator chasing you is a male or female?
Does it really matter?
Well, I think a male might be faster, but female more agile, which would effect my escape plans.
And it matters because I've never seen an alligator except in the zoo and I don't know a whole lot about them and I DO like going to Florida. Never seen one there, although I know others that have.
John; Right after WWII Dad had a four bedroom, 2 bath house built for the family---8 kids lived in that house. Best I recall that house cost just over $5 grand. The first new auto I bought (needed it for work) cost right at $2,000. Never bought another new one.
Our money has been greatly devalued, but our tastes have gotten vastly more expensive too. Grew up without a phone, even in the home. Now every ten year old kid has a phone in his pocket. My kids' phone bills are bigger than my paychecks once were.
I've never seen an alligator and I don't want to. balls or no balls! I see a guy caught a 17 ft Python in the everglades a few days ago. what a monster that was! ~Georgia
LOL, had to read back a page or two to catch up on this thread!!! Yes, there are bull and cow alligators and they act just like any big lizards---except that the female will keep an eye on the composting vegetation in which she lays her eggs and gets upset if ANYTHING disturbs them.
And yest, there are a few honest women left if you scratch around and find them, and a lot who would love to be honest women if they could find a decent, hard-working and faithful man.
And I pretty much agree with the Kid as to the socialists taking our land.
And I put up six quarts of collards this morning---canner would have held seven but I left a few in the garden on the off chance they'd not freeze. Surprised to find that they require an hour and a half at ten pounds.
I'm lazy and give tons of fruit away only to have some of it come back in jars.
The female alligator, if she is protecting her young, is the fastest and meanest critter in the swamp. She needs to be, because everything wants to eat her babies: large turtles and birds, snakes and even other alligators. So until her young are ready to fend for themselves, she is hyper-alert, hyper-paranoid, and hyper-fast to eliminate anything that moves near them.
Even if you are 100% sure there are NO baby gators and a mama around, if you are near a potential nesting area you may be unpleasantly surprised...because they can hide in plain sight so well. Make no mistake, if called to duty, a mama gator may inspire trespassers in an almost religious way and maybe even teach you how to walk on water. (You will thank your Higher Power that you were able to escape.)
If you ever hear this sound, leave the area ASAP:
(By the way, she is not eating her babies, but only moving them to the water.)
Ha ha! I don't I need to give you any advice if you ever hear this:
I can vouch for the information in this link. Pay particular attention to the bit under the heading, How Can I Stay Safe Around Alligators? http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw230
However, Florida has been having problems with more than alligators. Those enormous pythons just creep me right out. This invasive species has gotten a firm hold in Florida. Google that and be afraid.