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  2. Annarchy

    9 incisions, Ouch

  3. Twilight

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I want to clarify the vit. D and then I will drop the subject. Vit. D is Cholecalciferol which is the most deadly rat, and mice for that matter, poison on the market and therefore being used to the point of rashness. Rats will eat it because it has neither smell or taste. But it is also in human grade vitD and therefore should not be taken unadvisedly. Sun is natural, tablets are chemical. In humans overdose can lead to hypercalcemia and excess bone loss.
  4. Jeepers

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Oh my goodness. That is a perfect Christmas picture. She cooperated very nicely. Good job little Miss Abby-Girl.
  5. Jeepers

    9 incisions, Ouch

    Hope they got them all tamed down at the sane time so you will only have one recovery time. Hope this makes you feel better soon!
  6. kappydell

    Gardening Through the Winter

    Another hard freeze, no casulaties. We did cover, just in case, not sure if it was necessary or not. Regardless, everything came through swimmingly. Uncovered for the next few "warmer" days (upper 30 & 40s). Picked spinach again. Noticed one of the nicest "extras" of this winter garden..no bugs! Plants have no nibbles, so they are almost picture perfect in appearance. I ran into one of the neighbors down the road - a country boy, he complimented us on the garden and we discovered he also likes to grow things during the winter. He also showed us some "fat wood" he had scored (free for the cutting & taking). I have heard of fat wood but never have actually seen it in person until he showed us some. Tonight we were discussing next years garden - planning on a little more organization for the winter crops so they will be picked in sections, freeing them garden sections for spring planting as they are harvested. When we started this year we had no idea there were so many crops for winter growing so our planning was kind of hit and miss, and last minute. This year I have already found sources for winter crops - January King Cabbage, All-The-Year-Round Cauliflower, Evenstar Landrace Collards combination, Gigante Winter Kohlrabi, Winter Density lettuce, for example for their specific cold tolerances; and for summer crops tolerant of high heat and humidity: Stickless Wonder Yard Long Beans, Southern Giant Curled Mustard (a "lettuce" mustard), Bettersnap bush southern peas (for southern peas and for snaps), Edisto cantaloupe, Tropic tomatoes & Floradade tomatoes (our tomatoes died in the heat). After Christmas I will be setting up my florescent lights for seed starting, since most plants available from Wal Mart are not specifically bred for temperature extremes. I also want to get my camillias this year - pink ones for pretty and a couple tea camillias as a source of tea leaves (part of the edible landscaping plan). I would like to get some muscadine grapes in, but before we work on the lower part of the yard I have no idea where I would put them in as a permaculture planting. I did find some (expensive) muscadines to purchase this last summer, so I was able to confirm that they are something I would want to plant - they were huge, juicy and delicious!
  7. The WE2's

    Possible RA

    Safe in His hands...you have a lot of people around here praying.
  8. The WE2's

    9 incisions, Ouch

    Have something warm to drink and take things easy for a bit.
  9. The WE2's

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Yesterday we took Abby-girl to her favorite vets for her Christmas picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus. She was quite nervous not knowing who all the people and dogs were, and we were a bit out of her sight. But we got a good one! She's 7 this month. Wanna see?
  10. The WE2's

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Both of us worked at the homestead! Yes...the homestead Hubby got the flooring down so we can walk around in it now. The shower has been in for some time. By removing everything and going with a walk-in 36" shower, vanity & toilet all on one side the bathroom seems to have almost doubled in size. While we worked on that project I did some organization in the big pantry as well as labeling some of the goodies we had just set on the table & counter. Got all that put away as well. Since the bathroom is a somewhat a "Jack & Jill" bathroom (each bedroom has a door into the bathroom) and we turned the one bedroom into a pantry, we have decided to remove the door (we'll store it upstairs) and put in a "false wall" so that we can add some shelves on the bathroom side instead of having a door we have to worry about someone opening (even though we had a lock on the bedroom/pantry side) that door. We'll resume work sometime this next week. I need to wipe everything down and get things ready so I can do some turkey cooking and then canning there, I'll have a lot more room and the turkeys are in the freezer there. Going to be moving the major part of my canning equipment over there. That will free up a lot of space in the small pantry I have here. Abby-girl just lays down the rug I put down and watches me work...I'm in the kitchen and we have long canvas drapes covering the door to keep the dust etc. down while he's working in the bathroom etc. She's able to just nose her way through the drapes but still prefers to be where I'm at. "She's a momma's dog"...as I'm reminded quite often
  11. Mt_Rider

    medical testing - ugh

  12. Mt_Rider

    9 incisions, Ouch

    Ouch, indeed! But...yeah, 4 repairs for the "price" of one is good. MtRider you'll be feeling much better soon.
  13. gofish

    9 incisions, Ouch

    Tuesday I had my hernia fixed. Before surgery the doctor told me I'd have 1 larger incision and 2 very small incision fairly close together to fix the hernia. When I woke up I had the one larger incision and 8 small ones all over my stomach. When the started to fix me hernia they found 3 more spots starting to develop so they repaired them all leaving me with 9 incisions. I hurt but I'm slowly getting better.
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  15. kappydell

    medical testing - ugh

    TY for the prayers & good wishes, ladies. I had just been praying (before I talked to the doc) about how sad I was that I was losing the use of my hands...becoming useless is one of my deepest fears...asking for healing, but also telling God that if it was indeed his will I would accept & deal with it. Then the next day BAM, the doc said he could fix me. I consider that yet another one of those "little miracles" in my life...it never fails to amaze me.
  16. kappydell

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I remember being a security guard at that building just after the Sterling Hall bombing, where a researcher was killed when it was bombed during the Vietnam war protests...the bomber was caught, convicted , got his college degree in prison, and when he got out promptly got a job working for the State of Wisconsin. Weird up there. Most folks do not remember how nasty things got during those protest days. I grew up in the area and worked in Madison for years. The joke I carried from the old days was "Madison wants to be Berkely, California... when it grows up" (I also learned to NEVER talk politics or religion to anybody in that town, because the closet activists there would use the power of complaining/whining to take revenge on those they did not agree with. And if you didn't stop & chat they would complain that you were unfriendly! So I learned to stick to just weather & sports. Go Badgers! LOL - the "diplomacy of liberalism" has served me well all these years.) As you can see I have a love-hate thing about that city. Taxes there were atrocious, too. Have they gotten around to declaring themselves a sanctuary city, yet? I remember when the Cuban boat immigrants came in Madison took lots of them as the city council actually decided they did not have enough minorities in town. (No, I am NOT kidding!) They also got a high percentage of mentally disturbed in that lot, too....I learned my street Spanish dealing with them where I was working at a local hospital. And the crimes were vicious - sponsors being stabbed to death, rapes, etc. Such wonderful things - the farmers market, the artists fairs, the symphony, the high regard for the arts and accessibility to them for the common man, etc... interspersed with such liberal nonsense. This new politics of nastiness in 'Washington comes as no surprise to me, I have seen it before. In Madison. It died down to a murmur after that bombing (which shocked folks into waking up, I think) and it makes me wonder what it will take to shock folks back to their senses again in this era of "business as usual" riots, mass shootings, and other atrocities. I hope Madison survives. It holds such beauty.
  17. Annarchy

    Chat Box

    I’m not sure, Mt_Rider. It doesn’t mess up on my tablet, usually. Depending on how I hold it. The tablet pushes the Chat Box down to the bottom of the main page. Haven’t checked it on my phone. Add it to my ToDo list for tomorrow.
  18. Mt_Rider

    Chat Box

    Are you talking about using your phone/iPad? Oh...Mommato3 said 'laptop'. Wellll....once I enlarged my screen on my laptop and cuz the whole page had "changed" when I got back on MrsS!!! Ooops, all was just fine when I switched back to my usual setting. Chat had been there....but I had to scroll sideways to see it. Don't know if y'alls other devices have that kind of setting variations tho... Anyway, chat box is just fine on my laptop. But I don't use "full screen" option on anything. Would that change anything??? MtRider
  19. Mt_Rider

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    MtRider opens up her skull .....to check ....see if there reallllly IS STILL A BRAIN IN THERE! DH and I were checking some things we keep in a [hopefully] Faraday cage. Everything checked out fine except the 2way radios. The point of this check was....I'd been trying to remove the batteries from devices we don't use regularly. Store batteries handy/nearby. But not IN them so batteries can't get old and corrode...ruin the device. Apparently when I get a thot in my head, it doesn't alter easily. Checked and the 2way batteries were dead. I promptly took them out and dropped each 4-pack of AAAs into the trash. Put "AAA batteries-lots" on shopping list. Packed up the devices in their red bag and it sat ready to return to Faraday cage when we dropped the newly purchased batteries in there. About 12 hrs later, it dawned on me that RECHARGEABLE batteries should be on the list......cuz the 2way radios use them and you set the whole radio into a charger..... Put them on the shopping list. About 2 hours after that....full BRILLIANCE hit my brain. "Rechargeable".....that means digging out the 2 battery packs from the bottom of the big trash bag [fortunately we separate kitchen garbage from trash] .... put them back into the radios and set them on the charger. This morning....why yes, they DID work. Is this a bad time or is life just gonna be THIS HARD CONSTANTLY from now on??????? That's just one example out of thousands...daily. MtRider .....still leaving AAAs on list: regular and rechargeable!
  20. Midnightmom

    2018 Christmas Exchange Sent and Received

    I just realized I don't have hers either yet. My goof. :/
  21. Annarchy

    2018 Christmas Exchange Sent and Received

    I’ve got all but one. Our post office is slow so it’s not unexpected. It will probably be there tomorrow.
  22. Annarchy

    Chat Box

    Yes it is. IDK why. I tried to fix it a couple of times and gave up. I’m grateful we still have a chat box. If there is something cut off you want to read, you can click on the Chat Box Tab, next to the Activity Tab. I’ve done that a few times. There is another option available, having it across the top, just above the list of topics. But, Darlene would need to give the Okay for that.
  23. mommato3boys

    Chat Box

    Is it just my laptop or does everyone's chat box chop off the right hand side? I even switched the background back to default and it is still chopped off.
  24. Jeepers

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Momo, I don't have a clue why mine goes up or down. The change happens so fast that I'm usually not even aware of it. Then other times all at once I feel faint and get on the floor so I won't pass out and fall. Then I take my BP and it's normal (for most people) but a good reading for me is too low. That happened just a couple of days ago.
  25. Annarchy

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Done for the day. Awwww, Momo, hope things smooth out for you. My DH has been turning up the heat too, because he’s been cold. I’m not sure why but, for now, I’m not gonna ask. I like your attitude, homesteader. So many people don’t have a clue what goes on in the areas around them. I still need to set up the live trap and catch the rodent that’s hanging around the mulch bin. We got a pint of dried spiced apples from the 6 leftover apples. And a couple puff pastries for desert in a couple of days. I’m not a sweet eater, but DH loves them. Lol, I’ll make 2, he’ll have both.
  26. Momo

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Jeepers I know how frustrating blood pressure issues are. I wish we could figure out a pattern so we could avoid what causes it. Have you found one for your spikes & drops? It started raining yesterday and isn't supposed to stop until Tuesday. It's also chilly with highs in the low 40's. Poor DH is freezing. I am pretty insulated so it doesn't bother me. It seems like everytime I scratch one thing off my to do list I have to add two more new ones. How will we ever catch up?
  27. Jeepers

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Apples look so good! I can hardly wait to start up my food processing again next year.
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