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Last bee hotel post! I'm sure everyone's more than glad. Linda assisted in picking the location. Good view from the verandah with binoculars. If we get customers, I'll post pictures. Might take awhile though. Thank you all for your ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 14, 2018 Jul 14, 2018 1313 comments
Done. Even have an extra Warsteiner left over.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 14, 2018 Jul 14, 2018 99 comments
Temp already at 84 with a humidity of 58%. Air quality alert in affect for Ozone & particulate matter. Last step prior to positioning in the garden commencing! Drilling numerous holes for customer residence!!!
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 14, 2018 Jul 14, 2018 77 comments
Yikes! And I thought it was just the anti-gun crowd!!
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 16, 2018 Jul 16, 2018 77 comments
While cutting pieces for the bee hotel, I couldn't help noticing the hyacinth vines battling the chipmunk planted sunflowers.... and! First sedum flower buds appearing on a minature my neighbor gifted me last fall!
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 14, 2018 Jul 14, 2018 77 comments
Hey! Look what I found down in Lebanon today at Southern Ohio Gun (SOG)! A crate of 6 still in cosmoliene!!! And they were listed as Curios & Relics! I bought the entire case with my C&R license. Got a box of practice re-usable rockets too. ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 13, 2018 Jul 13, 2018 44 comments
Bee hotel - test fit of cedar fence post sections. Looks like I'll need less filler than I thought.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 12, 2018 Jul 12, 2018 55 comments
One reason some of us keep guns around. Distemper is becoming common in both racoons and skunks in southern Ohio. Never a good sign to see these guys out in the afternoon. Game Warden & police recommend eliminating them from your local area. One ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 13, 2018 Jul 13, 2018 55 comments
They know something''s up. They do not like it when their staff leaves on a trip:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 13, 2018 Jul 13, 2018 77 comments
Bee hotel update: Shade roof attached and polyurethaned. Next, fastening in the cedar fence post sections and filler branches..... maybe this evening.....
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 14, 2018 Jul 14, 2018 66 comments
Good morning heathens! I was considering inviting Mike & Spike over for breakfast today. Then I realized I hadn't enough bacon for us all. Maybe next time fellows.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 13, 2018 Jul 13, 2018 77 comments
So, when you take one of the monsters to see the vet, what song are you serenaded with? Ours likes John Denver tunes:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 14, 2018 Jul 14, 2018 77 comments
Bee hotel update. Assembly of the box & stand today. Ripped remaining deck rail posts for roof material. Damn batteries for the drill are dead! Four hour down time to recharge one.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 14, 2018 Jul 14, 2018 1010 comments
Holy crap! Can this be true?
bigpawbullets 8 OH July 13, 2018 Jul 13, 2018 77 comments
I'm happy with our Supreme Court Nominee.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 17, 2018 Jul 17, 2018 44 comments
We go through this at least once a week:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 12, 2018 Jul 12, 2018 44 comments
Bee Hotel update. This is the final configuration of the freestanding box and frame. The top of the box is 4 feet off the ground. So the bee hotel will be a consistent height to stuff like Daisy Fleebane and Queen Anne's Lace. I've designed it so...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 11, 2018 Jul 11, 2018 66 comments
Something for our friends over on Mike's page to contemplate:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 12, 2018 Jul 12, 2018 88 comments
I'm going to try this later.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 14, 2018 Jul 14, 2018 99 comments
The thought process of some of our non-conservative acquaintances:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 17, 2018 Jul 17, 2018 55 comments
Good morning fellow gardeners! Just a slightly disturbing thought to contemplate over coffee this morning:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 14, 2018 Jul 14, 2018 1111 comments
They are very inconsiderate!
bigpawbullets 8 OH July 10, 2018 Jul 10, 2018 77 comments
Spent a few hours mowing, trimming, edging, and leaf-blowing cuttings off driveways, patios, and sidewalks. I'm pooped. I did disassemble what appeared to be a scrap from a pre-fabricated patio railing to use as the bee hotel stand. I might start ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 9, 2018 Jul 9, 2018 55 comments
Just this side of a call to arms:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 17, 2018 Jul 17, 2018 99 comments
We like hyacinth vines as ornamentals, and pollenator/humming bird attractors. Extremely easy to grow in sun. Not so happy in shade though. The seed pods are an amazing dark purple in color. Our front yard lamp post will completely disappear in ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 9, 2018 Jul 9, 2018 88 comments
I'll need to make some filler from stuff from the woodpile. But it looks like a pretty good fit.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 9, 2018 Jul 9, 2018 44 comments
The first and the last. Last asparagus stalk I'm going to pick. (I swear!) First tomatoes..... went immediately into a BLT for lunch!
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 8, 2018 Jul 8, 2018 77 comments
Guess I'm just a mean old conservative:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 9, 2018 Jul 9, 2018 44 comments
Morning stroll around the backyard. Cone flowers blooming! And, it's supposed to be a hot/sunny afternoon. I might set up a "real" digital camera and see if I can catch some good creatures.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 8, 2018 Jul 8, 2018 44 comments
Traditions. My lovely wife''s family has what I'll refer to for lack of a better term as "extended family traditions". These were started by my wife's parents, based somewhat on their parents' values and reinforced by personal experience. These ...
bigpawbullets 8 OH July 20, 2018 Jul 20, 2018 44 comments
Zinnia running loose in the habitat garden. Chipmunk or bird gardner?
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 8, 2018 Jul 8, 2018 77 comments
For a great finish to dinner this evening: Blackberry pie made by my wife from freshly picked berries out on a co-worker''s hobby farm. The red blend from Trader Joes went well with it and the Hagen Diaz french vanilla ice cream. The blackberry ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 8, 2018 Jul 8, 2018 55 comments
Well, I'm stretched out on my hammock, enjoying the habitat garden, a Dos Equis, or two.... and listening to the huge symphony of lawn mowers, weed eaters, power washers, and other assorted suburban equipment. Oh wait! A chain saw has jumped in for a...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 8, 2018 Jul 8, 2018 99 comments
POLL How long will these remain posted?
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 7, 2018 Jul 7, 2018 44 comments
Undeniable evidence of trolls inhabiting my yard. These ONLY grow in troll poop:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 14, 2018 Jul 14, 2018 99 comments
Good morning troops! I'm still mulling over, and jotting down notes for a post on firearms education. I've I question for you folks who are most probably more knowledgeable than I. Does federal law trump state law? I cannot remember what the rule...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 7, 2018 Jul 7, 2018 44 comments
Sanity check required here. I've thought about this and am starting to lean towards the idea of mandatory licensing for gun ownership. Don't shoot!!!!! Just a conceptual thought and process. Not individual weapon registration.....I'd never buy ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 16, 2018 Jul 16, 2018 1212 comments
Fck+ng hippies!!!
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 7, 2018 Jul 7, 2018 55 comments
A complementary topic to the main theme of this group came up last week while I was shooting clays with some cronies, two of which are doctors. One, a GP (the guy I go to), the other, a young ER doctor. I thought their views on proper medical ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 6, 2018 Jul 6, 2018 66 comments
Good morning (after a night of bad reactions to simulated warfare)! I'm posting this here in the general comments section, not to start a fight, or get a rise out of anyone, but as a thought generator. Maybe appropriate for this just celebrated ...
bigpawbullets 8 OH July 16, 2018 Jul 16, 2018 44 comments
Guess a lot of them slept through American History class:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 5, 2018 Jul 5, 2018 55 comments
An ex-in law died this past weekend. Complications of diabetes. VERY Christian. The extended family (my wife's) will be attending some kind of church based memorial service. I've been given a "pass" by my wife as she knows my thoughts about ...
bigpawbullets 8 OH July 8, 2018 Jul 8, 2018 55 comments
My 'burb is sounding like the Tet offensive out there. So, have a great 4th everyone! And for us elders who served:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 4, 2018 Jul 4, 2018 55 comments
And! Just a few years after you got this one, you could get the real thing! Free! And all the ammo you could carry!!!
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 3, 2018 Jul 3, 2018 44 comments
At the advice of one of our connoisseurs, I made up a batch of asparagus pesto using gouda rather than parmesan. I've harvested the last pound or so of asparagus and am looking for advice on a third type of hard cheese to try. Petter! What say?
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 4, 2018 Jul 4, 2018 44 comments
AmiSue forced me to join. She said I'd get really good rates on comp coverage here. Just kidding. I've seen health care coverage in numerous countries and all approaches seem to have flaws somewhere. I'm not sure that there is a "best ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 3, 2018 Jul 3, 2018 44 comments
Mowed and edged the front lawn today, early in the morning...my weather station was indicating storms on the way. An hour after I finished a popup thunderstorm delivered 1.28 inches of rain in less than an hour. I took these pics right as it ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 3, 2018 Jul 3, 2018 44 comments
I've read all types of outraged comments here about the "CRIMINAL! NAZI! DESPICABLE! INHUMANE!" way we are treating the illegal aliens entering our country without adherence to the laws of our land. Yet, I hear no voices raised about our homeless, ...
bigpawbullets 8 OH July 8, 2018 Jul 8, 2018 1616 comments
Pretty accurate summary:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 2, 2018 Jul 2, 2018 44 comments
Calla lily this morning. I'm really hoping to harvest the seed pod from this one:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 3, 2018 Jul 3, 2018 77 comments
In support of Trajan61''s most recent post:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 3, 2018 Jul 3, 2018 66 comments
Ninety degrees with a "feels like" of ninety-nine out there. I did a short stroll around the north side of our front yard just as a thunder shower started. Heat plus lots of rain does wonders:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 2, 2018 Jul 2, 2018 99 comments
It's kind of difficult to catch a good picture of these guys when it's over 90°.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 44 comments
Chipmunk warning? Ok, I'm not really in tune with nature. I've been ranting about the !^÷! Chipmunks digging up my bulb beds. This is the first year I've seen this behavior. It's also the first year we've had any Japanese Beetles infest our ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 1, 2018 Jul 1, 2018 55 comments
Just to keep the ball rolling:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 55 comments
88 degrees with a "feels like" of 93. But the heat and sun and lots of rain have caused the gardens to burst forth in bloom. Which brings out the pollenators. We spied this fellow in a hosta bed this afternoon. Hummingbird Hawk Moth. One of my ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 88 comments
He surveys his domain:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 44 comments
Calla lilies blooming. Two "Jap" beetles found on blooms and dealt with in "finger to carapace" combat. Question for the Gardeners: Do Calla lilies maintain their bloom coloration if the seeds are planted or do the new lilies revert to white ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018 44 comments
Whew.. I mistakenly posted this in the general comments section.... barely deleted it in time! ;-)
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 44 comments
Speaking of "The Mad Dog"; I think he might be an Agnostic. You can tell by his staff meeting jokes.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 55 comments
Let's just hope Mattis is as good with a light saber as he is with a bayonet:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 1, 2018 Jul 1, 2018 44 comments
POLL I've noticed what I consider an inordinate number of black cats here. We've got two. How many of us cat staff care for at least one black cat?
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 18, 2018 Jul 18, 2018 1010 comments
You may; Hate. Despise. Ridicule. Mock. But he's doing what he said he'd do if elected:
bigpawbullets 8 OH July 1, 2018 Jul 1, 2018 1515 comments
Politically biased?
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 26, 2018 Jun 26, 2018 44 comments
Cone flowers popping out in our mailbox habitat:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 26, 2018 Jun 26, 2018 55 comments
I mentioned previously that I don't approve of the coddling of students in college/university settings. And certainly not in H.S. the concept of "Safe Spaces" and the restrictive use of "hurtful" words, and "uncomfortable" ideas is the antithesis ...
bigpawbullets 8 OH June 26, 2018 Jun 26, 2018 55 comments
I had to cut down/dig up two Viburnums this spring, that I managed to kill by overtrimming last fall. I'm thinking a Japanese Maple would look good there. The front door faces East while that brick wall faces close to North. Very protected area ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 26, 2018 Jun 26, 2018 66 comments
Let's hope it doesn't come to this on a national scale:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 25, 2018 Jun 25, 2018 55 comments
And...... they might!
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 25, 2018 Jun 25, 2018 66 comments
Jeez. Post something even mildly "non-liberal" in the general section, and you'd better have your flak jacket on and visor down. ;-)
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 28, 2018 Jun 28, 2018 77 comments
Different regimes, different approaches to border security:
bigpawbullets 8 OH July 8, 2018 Jul 8, 2018 88 comments
Well, it IS the day of rest.
bigpawbullets 8 OH June 24, 2018 Jun 24, 2018 55 comments
Any other vets still have hard feelings about "Hanoi Jane"?
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bigpawbullets 8 OH Sep 7, 2018 Sep 7, 2018 55 comments
Robinette update: All four have departed the nest. I had to keep moving them out of the path of the lawnmower two days ago. Now, they're just hanging around the patio, looking for the parents to feed them:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 22, 2018 Jun 22, 2018 66 comments
Cross dancing? Is this yet another Christian denomination???
bigpawbullets 8 OH June 22, 2018 Jun 22, 2018 44 comments
2+ inches of rain since midnight. Went out to the mailbox, everything is blooming.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018 88 comments
This bothers me. As well as the "safe places" and other coddling nonsense I see in our institutes of higher learning. I'm fortunate enough to be in a position in my life where I can contribute financially to things I consider worthwhile and of ...
bigpawbullets 8 OH June 24, 2018 Jun 24, 2018 1818 comments
Chipmunk in the wire!!!!! We really like our chipmunks. They are considered "outdoor pets" . But, they are close to losing this status. Yesterday, 90+ degrees and a "feels like" of over , the fan on the air conditioner compressor stops working. ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018 77 comments
It might be interesting to try:
bigpawbullets 8 OH June 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018 55 comments
An interesting solution, and, it's already available:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 21, 2018 Jun 21, 2018 66 comments
1.90 inches of rain yesterday.... this morning the first Calla lily bloom appears:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 20, 2018 Jun 20, 2018 66 comments
We're babysitting the grandson this evening while the parents go out for awhile. Shiraz, is wary, but fascinated by a "small human":
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 20, 2018 Jun 20, 2018 55 comments
We thought the strawberry harvest was over. The chipmunks proved us wrong:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 20, 2018 Jun 20, 2018 55 comments
I'm in this club:
bigpawbullets 8 OH June 19, 2018 Jun 19, 2018 55 comments
"Gentle" science to share with the "True Believers" you have to interact with:
bigpawbullets 8 OH June 18, 2018 Jun 18, 2018 44 comments
Over the past several days, I've noticed an increase in tension amongst the "regulars" in this group. I think this is partially due to miscommunication/misinterpretation of our posted comments. Written communication can be , especially when done ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH July 19, 2018 Jul 19, 2018 55 comments
Thanks dad; For teaching me all those important "man" things. Especially, how to shoot, sail, and properly wear a hat.
bigpawbullets 8 OH June 17, 2018 Jun 17, 2018 88 comments
So, here on Dad's (and for me, Grandad's) Day, How's about we all strive to "just get along"? And a salute to Spike for service "above and beyond the call of duty " ,as mediator. Thanks Mr. Talon!
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 18, 2018 Jun 18, 2018 44 comments
So! The habitat garden expansion. Part to be shade tolerant (the riverbirch tree got really BIG). Part in full sun. I'm looking for hummingbird/ butterfly perinials recommendations to fill these new spots. Now, they are in the "back" of our ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 17, 2018 Jun 17, 2018 77 comments
Habitat garden is starting to attract our favorite creatures:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 17, 2018 Jun 17, 2018 77 comments
Should someone mention this to Trump? Or, maybe Mattis??
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 18, 2018 Jun 18, 2018 77 comments
It's painfully apparent that all the "pros" dislike Trump. But you'd think a quiet "well done" might be in order from "The Elders":
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 17, 2018 Jun 17, 2018 55 comments
Today it hit 90° here in southern Ohio. Little to no wind. And an air quality hazard day due to ozone and particulates. So, I decided a day on the verandah, enjoying the wildlife from the comfort of my hammock was in order. Then I noticed.... ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 17, 2018 Jun 17, 2018 1010 comments
Is anyone here besides me old enough to remember the Folger's advertising jingle?
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 77 comments
It's long past time for the U.S.A. to stop funding the budgets of our so-called "allies":
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 16, 2018 Jun 16, 2018 1111 comments
Makes sense to me. Stop the purchase of junk food at the 7/11 with your welfare "credit"card. Issue these....three a day for all dependents:
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 77 comments
Man! They have it really rough these days. REALLY ROUGH!!!!
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 88 comments
Harvested about 1/2 pound of purple asparagus this evening. So, fresh asparagus, gouda (at the suggestion of my Spanish Gestapo buddy, Petter), almonds, lemon juice, garlic, and a bit of olive oil. Asparagus pesto.... trial 3. Seems excellent. ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 20, 2018 Jun 20, 2018 66 comments
Lunch on the verandah. The 3 robinettes are growing at the normal (incredible) rate. Both parents shoving worms down throats. They don't like me taking pics anymore.
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 14, 2018 Jun 14, 2018 55 comments
Morning patrol. Our mailbox habitat is blossoming furiously this year. We went from winter directly to summer as far as temperature. And we're way ahead of normal total rainfall. This garden gets the most hours of sun, and is the warmest due to ...
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bigpawbullets 8 OH June 13, 2018 Jun 13, 2018 66 comments

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Snorkeling cruise out of Key West.
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Serious wine tasting....
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Linda is explaining some of the 'excursions' she signed us up for on our next "Road Scholar" tour.
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Wine tasting dinner... 2016. Our host had some interesting candles.
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Amazon River cruise. Peruvian wines are pretty marginal. We made do.
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Zombie Apocalypse practice.
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2019. Mediterranean cruise with the family.
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Exploring Machu Pichu with Linda. Dysentery, Altitude Sickness, various aches and pains. We had a GREAT time!!!!
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Stop looking at the hand puppet! The channel's over there!!!
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After re-setting the mainsail on our "Let's go see the dolphins!" adventure.
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Nobody likes the cruise departure day lifeboat drill.
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A few cold ones after a day of up the hill, down the hill, through the mud, across the rivers ATV excursion through the New Zealand hinterlands.
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Leaning tower of Pisa. In the rain. 2019. The kids had a great time. As did Linda <with her grandson>.
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After returning from the Dolphin swim in New Zealand. Thank goodness for wet suits.
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Quietly enjoying the cruise... but then!
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