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  2. With burnable fuel....HOT DRY conditions.....add wind.... Sheeesh, people! Ya gotta throw everything ya got at it right away. Days later and you do not catch up! We've been doing these mega fires for nearly 20 yrs now. Federal Incident Commanders don't show up for about 3-4 days....cuz it's a local event until it's a certain level of BAD. By then, well it's BAD and they're playing catch-up. Glad to hear MIL is doing well and enjoying some benefits from that traumatic event. How's A doing? MtRider
  3. Interesting Facts About Mexico Searching for Interesting facts about Mexico…? After your hard work, you are in the right place at the right time! Within the next 15 minutes, You will feel like, I have more than enough knowledge about Mexico. Now I know everything about this country. Let me jump in! Fact 1 - Artwork This fact will prove this right that Art speaks where words are unable to describe. In Mexico, It is not necessary to pay their taxes in cash for artists. They can pay their taxes with the artwork. Amazing! Fact 2 - Egypt Or Mexico Do you want to check your knowledge..? Then, Let me ask a question. Where is the world’s largest pyramid..? Your options: A) Egypt Mexico So, people who went with Egypt are right ( I wish, I could say). Because the answer is Mexico. World’s largest pyramid is located in this country. Fact 3 - Shocking The shortest presidency in the history of the world. Time duration – Less than an hour. Yes, you read it right! 34th president of Mexico ruled for less than an hour and then surrender. Read Complete Article - Interesting Facts About Mexico
  4. When we have meteor showers up at this clear altitude, DH and I go out on the porch and watch for them crossing the atmosphere. But we don't need any too-big-to-burn-up ones. Remember when Russia had all those windows shatter when space stuff caused a big boom? MtRider Supposed to be end of June for the big show.
  5. Star gazing time.... Or not... Actually, we have a friend who searches for meteors, as a business. I’ll bet he’s expectant.
  6. Thanks, made it safely to TX. Traffic was light, all things considered. Boy, does NM need to fix I-10!!! The pot holes are so bad, the big trucks drive in the left lane! Mom likes her ‘remodeled’ job, and the new AC is a lot more powerful than the old one. Summer break for the CoC, so, no meetings for the next 2 or 3 months. Mom has my ToDo list waiting for tomorrow. Dry spot the sprinklers are missing, patch a tear in her security door screen, and other little things. I brought enough small packages of ‘meals’ for her, except she wants more red chili enchiladas and pizza next month. Hopefully, I’ll convince her to let me, either come a week early or later than usual, because DH has asked me to stay home this year on my birthday. I’m hoping she will be OK with that. I’d rather not have to travel that week, just take it easy and relax, for a change, it’s been over 10 years since I’ve had that luxury. No biggie if she balks at it, but DH would be very disappointed. (He better not be planning a surprise party, I’m too old for stuff like that.) The Woodbury fire is now 44,500 acres. They’re plan.... https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6382/ It’s out of control, and, from what I’m reading, the are trying to do risk management now.
  7. Busy beavers around here. Hubby's still working on the bathroom...found one upper ceiling wall had no insulation...so he's going to blow some in. That's the only way he can get to it. Also been keeping us busy mowing yards. With all the rain we can't always get in to the yards (3 of them) to get the mowing done and then it's so dense it takes a long time to get it done. Got my first blackberry today from the homestead! Yummy! This is a bush we pulled 2 years ago and re-planted in the area we wanted to transplant all our berry bushes. It's loaded. Hubby put some pvc hoops over the piping it's tied up to and then put very fine bird netting over the whole plant. Can't spray with Neem oil (we use the organic) because the rain would keep washing it away (and it's pretty expensive), so we're hoping the japanese beetles won't come until we can spray the ground underneath the bushes as well as on the netting etc. My friend is closing up her store...gradually. She lives upstairs and just can't afford the utilities any more. She has her mom's house (she bought) and we'll help her move into the basement until she can get the main house finished (remodeled). Once she's moved she'll gradually sell everything in the store and then the building. She'll have to rent a U-haul trailer so we can help her move. She has nobody with a truck...that she feels she can trust. She's truly going through some emotional, spiritual and financial battles. BUT...she'll get through all of it! Our Lord is faithful to do exceedingly good for us!
  8. Many full time RV'ers say that they leave the hoods up on their vehicles to keep rodents from making a home under the hood. They also put a "solar" light under the hood...perhaps using one of those that one can buy for their walkways would work...switch them out on a regular basis so they are always charged and can light up under the hood?
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  10. https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/earth-is-moving-toward-the-same-meteor-swarm-that-scientists-believe-caused-the-tunguska-explosion-of-1908/ Yes, we're talkin' meteor dust and debris. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ....some scientists are absolutely convinced that the Tunguska explosion of 1908 which flattened 80 million trees in Russia was caused by an object from the Taurid meteor swarm. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Hmm, one of those Don't Be There events! MtRider
  11. Buried the goat today. She was born here to my dear milking goat. Saw her whole life here....free ranged a lot. Went with DH and dog on the walks. We'll miss her. But knew these last months that she'd be passing. As the animals pass, we are not replacing. 2 horses. 5 ducks. 1 dog. ....reminds me, I need to ride again soon. Mebbe tomorrow with clear skies in the forecast. DH is still trying to get OLD van to start....to pull the drag and smooth the Big Rain Storm ruts in driveway. Discovered that rodents chewed up half of the distributor wires. But the local auto place has replacements. Fortunately the auto book came with the van and he can look up which wires go where. I've done 2 loads of clothes on this sunny, dry day. We hang a lot of things outdoors, or indoors if we have to. MtRider
  12. Safe travels Annarchy. Are there many people living where the fire is or is it mostly desert? I'm sorry to read about your dad Mt. Rider. That has to be so hard for everyone concerned. One full day of no rain here today. I remember another very wet spring we had a few years ago. A big storm blew in with high winds and uprooted a lot of the trees that had their roots standing in water. Hope history doesn't repeat itself. The tornado Saturday in my hometown did more damage than they first let on. Lots of homes damaged and trees down.
  13. The fire has now surpassed 40,000 acres. I have taken photos, of much of the areas, before this fire, that have already been burnt. Most everyone we talk with, are suggesting, “TPTB want it to burn....”. Here’s a picture I took yesterday from the edge of our town. (The same place I took the other photo, you can see how wide it has gotten.) My suitcase is packed for my trip to TX today.
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  15. Yesterday I visited my folks. Gave my dad a card and a lot of chocolate bars. Didn't stay but a couple of hours. Just never know when his mood will switch. It's so wearing on my nerves....dunno how my mom is still tolerating. Hopefully we can resume taking her out once a week. He's invited but won't come. She NEEDS the break. Some days he's mellow but forgetful. Some days.... It's sad to lose them before they're gone. We're continuing with some rain daily. That one storm was a dooozy tho. Still trying to fix the crevasses in the driveway. Can't get van to start ....for pulling the 'I beam' drag. BUT no fires in this weather. I think my goat is going to be passing soon. She's been getting lost. DH thot she had gone into the pen for the night but we had to search for her after dark. She was in the corner of the horse shed. Took her back up the hill in the back of the car. Put her to bed. I like my lil' goats but that era is passing too. MtRider .....my mouth waters just reading about Kappy/C.Mary's gardens!
  16. Summer is on us now. Our garden, planted in spring has become a battle ground...bugs...cutworms....borers...aphids....blossom end rot....potato blight...we are fighting each in turn, and dealing with the spring plantings that have bolted or have burned up. After the spring rains the lake levels are very high, though we just finished 2 weeks of 90 pus weather without rain. Now we are returning to "normal"....90 degrees and high humidity, and near-daily showers. Spinach, mustard greens are kaput (pulled them) and also pulled the zucchini (vine borers) but not before we froze 6 packages of grated zucchini for zucchini bread (which is why we grow it in the first place). The lettuce is starting to bolt; I have switched from using it for salads. to sauteeing it in the French way as greens - the slight bitterness it has developed actually makes the cooked greens more interesting! We FINALLY got our sweet potatoes in. Where we gave pulled up our spent/bolted early spring plantings, we are putting in more cabbage, beets & carrots. The beans are slowly succumbing to the high heat, but the Oriental Yard Long beans are starting to bloom...IF I can control the aphid infestation they have developed (citrus-soap spray to smother) I am looking forward to trying them - they are quite robust aside from the aphids. The melons, winter squash, tomatoes, peppers, okra and sweet potatoes are thriving - and right now I am indunated with Italian sweet frying peppers - I think I will make pickled peppers, so delicious in salads & sandwiches! I tried air-drying ;some hot ones on a string - no dice, too humid here. Next batch I get I will use the dehydrator instead. Meanwhile, my fire-eating friends will have to make do with the ones I pickled...I made what is euphamistically called "Peppa Sauce" in these parts. Basically it is hot peppers pickled in white vinegar, then let age a bit. the vinegar is used on greens as a condiment, and replenished with fresh vinegar when it gets low. Unless, of course the peppers get eaten. These were Scotch Bonnet peppers so they should make refillable "peppa sauce" for quite a few refills before they weaken. We are logging again - had a large oak taken down by a pro that was threatening to fall over on the house with the heavy spring storms. Our crafting friends gave us an Alaskan saw mill for Christmas (I always wanted one of those things!) to cut slabs with, so when they come over to help us set it up we will try cutting some of those 6-foot lengths of oak that we have been saving for just that purpose. Hopefully it will make some attractive slabs for their crafting. The branches will make lovely firewood! Last week the eye doctor gave me eye drops to lower the pressure in my eyes - he didn't actually call it glaucoma, but looks like I have yet another glitch in the bod. Dang! When I called my dad for fathers' day, I told him "You warned me that getting old was not for sissies, but you forgot to mention that everything would be falling apart!" He is nearly 90 yrs old - and went out dancing for Fathers' Day, bless him. He plays a mean harmonica in a small band. I come from a musical family.
  17. I don't think it rained today. I might have missed it though. It's going to take a month to dry out. Wish I could send some of it to Annarchy's area. Southern Indiana had some stormy weather this weekend. My hometown (Rushville) got a tornado touchdown on Saturday. Mostly trees and buildings were damaged. Thank God no injuries were reported. I guess a suburb of Indianapolis (Beech Grove) got it pretty bad though. Also some nasty weather around Bloomington. Tis the season.
  18. 37,365 acres burning. They now predict it wouldn’t be contained until the end of July. And have stopped the water drops, saying they need crews on the ground to continue the water drops... I don’t understand that at all.
  19. That is an awesome picture. You must be so proud of him! There is something special about a man in uniform.
  20. Also, I can't thank you enough for your prayers! I was a mess while he as gone!
  21. We went & picked this handsome guy up last week! This is one of my favourite pics of him!!! It was so amazing to see him! He's been home since Thu evening, & we're all still getting re-acclimated to his presence. It's great, though!!
  22. Y'know, this would SEEM like a very obvious RED FLAG .....visible to all. ....the boss has to be bright in order to expect 'bright' employees. When executives are now 26 yrs old, they haven't had time to get all that 'bright'. SOME exceptions apply! {and those were probably homeschooled or self-schooled} MtRider
  23. Annarchy

    Lose weight

    I’ve done the same thing before when I’ve glanced at a recipe. A processor or blender would probably work. I’ve seen them use both to purée it.
  24. TheCG

    Lose weight

    Dur. Works better if I actually read. Hmmm...I wonder if either my blender or food processor is powerful enough to puree it raw.
  25. Annarchy

    Lose weight

    The ingredients in the recipe you posted, says raw cauliflower purée. I’ve seen a few Tasty.com videos where they purée the raw cauliflower. Interesting recipes.
  26. Oh, I'm pretty certain there are still standards they are expected to maintain, but they're different depending on what area (geographically and industry-wise) one is in. I pointed out to the kids that when I was looking for an assistant to help out with publications, I flat out rejected about 30-35 of 40 resumes because they had errors in them. If you're not going to take the time to proof (or have someone else proof) your own resume, why would I trust you with my publications?
  27. 34,351 acres and 0% contained. They are now doing helicopter water drops, to slow the fire down, protect structures and power lines. I read an article this morning, that said, they don’t except it to be contained until July! Cleaned house yesterday, then, Gunny had company. Jackz got a little testy, typical dogs trying to see who’s boss. They’ll figure it out. The temperature has been 110*+ most of last week. I noticed the soil pulling away from the cement, even though we water every day.
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