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Booyah! Anybody out there?


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Posts: 3493 | Location: Maine (by way of Georgia then Va.) | Registered: 26 January 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Booshway
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Hiya Hanshi! I'm here but not there, so since you're not here you must be there!

Been a looong slow start to spring here, snow, rain, more snow, sleet, drizzle, more sn....you get the picture!

Between showers have been trying to tune up the horses for the riding season. Wolfwoman has already been out on several trail rides so has a jump start ahead of me. Looking forward to going on a couple of 1820 style rides this summer with some other 'skinners over in the Big Hole area.

Regards, xfox


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Posts: 522 | Location: Bitterroot Valley | Registered: 23 October 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Booshway
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Halloooo. (Do I hear an echo?)

I continue to stop by occasionally.

Crossfox; In another place and time long ago I had a horse. He was a big (16 hands) Appaloosa gelding. Also had two ponies for the kids.
Now, although I am not a member and have no horse, I associate with several members of "The Southern Appalachian Back Country Horsemen". I've done trail maintenance work with them.
However, now days I ride a motorcycle.

The annual Tennessee/Kentucky Rifle Show was held last weekend near Knoxville, TN. I attended, as usual, and came home with a fine .50 caliber flintlock rifle on the lines of an original J.P.Beck rifle of the very early 1800's "Golden Age" of the long rifle. This one was made by a fellow named Jim Fahling of Kentucky back around the year 2000. Wonderful engraving on the brass patchbox, sideplate, and other metal furniture, plus some really nice carving on the stock. He did an excellent job of inletting all the parts.
I believe Fahling is now retired, maybe deceased. I have found very little information about him.

I've been out among the mountains hunting turkey a few times. I have only seen two different hens. No sign of a tom. I have not even heard a distant gobble.

Went fishing on the local lake yesterday. Only caught one spotted bass of about 2 pounds. I released it.

I have my vegetable garden all planted. Only tomatoes, peppers, beans, zucchini, and summer squash this year.

Our local spring weather is unstable. Plenty of rainy days. Plenty of sunshine. Temperatures fluctuate from the 60's to the 80's.

All is well here.
Cheers to ya'll


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Posts: 1260 | Location: Cherokee Land, Tenasi | Registered: 06 January 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I too had a horse. Had a small acreage and a smaller cabin I built. No electricity, no running water, an outhouse, wood stove; you get the picture. I was happy as a clam. then I decided I should get married to the wrong woman. Five years later I had no horse, no land, no house and no wife....

Now I have a MUCH better wife, an old house in a small village with power, running water and sewer, indoor plumbing, gas heat and bills to pay for all of them. Still no horse, though.

I have 5 raised beds spaded up and ready for planting. Three others need to be rebuilt and I should be out there doing so instead of sitting here at the confuser. Swiss chard, summer squash, peppers, bush beans, tomatoes, peas and maybe kohlrabi are planned. We'll see what actually goes in the ground!

Happy Spring, you all!
~Kees~
 
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I was happy as a clam


LOL. One doesn't see that expression often.
I once told a co-worker that; "I'm happy as a clam in a mud bank." Obviously not understanding, she looked at me like I was nuts.

Yeah, I need to rebuild one of my raised beds also.
Several years ago my grandson was struggling with life, so I built a small 10'x20' cabin on the back of my property for him to live in. I rigged it with electricity and propane heat. Had an outhouse 30 yards beyond it. No running water, though.
He lived there about two years until he finally got back on his feet.
Now my daughter uses the cabin for storage.


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Posts: 1260 | Location: Cherokee Land, Tenasi | Registered: 06 January 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yeah, Crossfox, If you're not here or you're not there then you must be someplace else. Well, I looked around and decided I'm someplace else.

I don't plant gardens due to a big, brown thumb. I can kill weeds by just watering them.


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