Author Archives: Joel

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You shouldn't ask these questions of a paranoid recluse, you know.

“Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally”

Heh… Reporters expressed their grief and condolences as the violence they hyped has so far failed to materialize. “Nobody has so much as fired a shot. This is an unbelievable tragedy,” said one teary-eyed MSNBC reporter, clearly caught up in … Continue reading

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Rain and pain and then D had another ministroke…

Thursday’s rain was predicted but it wasn’t predicted to go on all day and night. It wasn’t even cold but I lit the morning fire just to dry out the interior. I planned on just hanging around the Lair and … Continue reading

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To anyone who’s tried to email me lately…

I’m having email trouble again, and have had for a couple of weeks now. I can’t get any incoming, apparently everyone who tries to send mail gets a bounce telling them that my inbox is full. You know me and … Continue reading

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I hate mud. Oh, how I hate mud…

Okay, so here’s the situation… Torso Boy, like any old man*, is a creature of habit. He has designated one spot in the whole world in which a Corgi may take a dump, and he abides by that decision with … Continue reading

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Topping off the water…

Or maybe making the best of a bad situation, I dunno. A few years back the float switch in the water tank failed, and characteristically it was quite a while before I noticed. During that time the tank overflowed any … Continue reading

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That’s a big dog, if it’s a dog…

Beautiful day. Truly glorious, could hardly be better. I took a nice long morning walky, starting out with a light overshirt that ended up knotted around my waist – first shirtsleeves day in maybe two months, very unusual for January. … Continue reading

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Is it possible to care less than nothing about something the newsies are all worked up about?

I…guess I can understand why this would be a big deal in the UK. But why the hell is every American news site covering it blow by blow? I’m pretty sure it’s not possible to care less about these two … Continue reading

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Yeah, we definitely got cattle now…

Excuse the shot; by the time you dig out the phone, light it up, punch in the PIN, select for camera, the cattle – which have already spotted you and are running away – are just about out of sight… … Continue reading

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Observe the snow. It fornicates. Pt. I dunno how many.

It’s been a wet winter so far and this was forecast, so I was dismayed but not surprised to wake to… Yesterday was overcast all day without a break so the batteries are already starting at a disadvantage… I don’t … Continue reading

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This is why I like .44 Mag…

It’s Thursday morning and I just got a call from D&L confirming they’re going to the big(gish) town about 35 miles away for D’s regular doctor appointment. This means: A) I need to go feed their horses a little before … Continue reading

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Hurt my back the other day…

Or should I say my back started hurting the other day, since it started as soon as I got out of bed day before yesterday and I didn’t do anything to deserve it. As usual I can stand or lie … Continue reading

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Random gulchy moments

On this morning’s Monday water run I thought I was gonna get a chance to be the big white knight and only ended up perplexing myself. There was a bit of a line at the water dispenser; ahead of us … Continue reading

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This is not a problem I’ve ever had before…

Too hot! I always argue with myself over whether I ought to stoke the woodstove that one last time before sunup, when the wall thermometer says low sixties and it’s going to go up from there at least a little … Continue reading

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So I can post again?

Yesterday’s solo post was supposed to only be a placeholder while I dealt with some photographs, but that’s not the way things worked out. In fact I could barely even post that screenshot, and I couldn’t download my photos from … Continue reading

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I can almost admire such steadfast adherence to doctrine…

…in the face of the facts and of all logic. Almost. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the wit, wisdom and social commentary of gun grabber extraordinaire – Shannon Watts! Please explore this reasoning with me: According to Ms. Watts, who has … Continue reading

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Huh. Says here we’re all dead…

I don’t feel dead. But hey, maybe everybody else is. Maybe the coastal cities were deluged too quickly to report their own destruction? Report Hyped by Climate Alarmists Warned of Million of Deaths, Nuclear War, Sunken Major Cities by 2020 … Continue reading

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Well that figures…

Look what I got yesterday! From a weekender neighbor I don’t even officially do work for! I just swing by his place from time to time to leave tracks (I have a theory that marks of recent activity keep curious … Continue reading

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Storm passed…

Two days of off-and-on snow with lots of wind. We actually got some drifting, which hardly ever happens and which let TB demonstrate his technique for getting through snow higher than his legs are tall. A smaller dog would hop … Continue reading

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Yeah, you’re right. This is ridiculous.

Ever since I built the Secret Lair the kitchen stove has operated on one small propane bottle. And it never fails… It simply never fails. The pressure never fails on a mild, dry winter morning. No. It invariably gets me … Continue reading

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Good day to stay indoors…

Yesterday’s promised snowstorm delayed and delayed, and then never really amounted to much. It put down some wet snow in the late afternoon which later froze, and then maybe half a inch of powder on top of that. So… …take … Continue reading

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