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Good boy, Ghost.

Got some sunshine this morning, and I figured I’d better put it to use while I could. Laundry is the sort of chore I would regularly put off until it became a huge pile of suck hanging over my head, … Continue reading

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If you need to ask, you’ll never know.

I read something like this, and I’m struck all over again by the irony of one of the gun-grabbers’ favorite calumnies, that sane people want guns because they’re ‘cowards, filled with fear…’ A few weeks ago, my wife and I … Continue reading

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Science! Asking the important questions.

I suppose if we ever get governments the hell out of the way and actually get people into space, this will swiftly become an important question… Not content with having the best whisky in the world, Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans … Continue reading

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I didn’t know there was a drum mag for M1As…

And that’s what this blog post right here is really about, but truth is I wouldn’t want to lug the gun with a fifty-round drum. I do cast lascivious eyes upon that scope though. I’ve barely had my rifle out … Continue reading

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And of course there’s that “dry” riverbed to consider…

Lately, because I’m raising baby chicks over there, I’ve been going to Landlady’s place twice a day instead of the usual once. And while the Brahmas normally get fed in the afternoon, this time of year it’s not a good … Continue reading

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Rain, rain…

Had to do the evening chores early yesterday when the black clouds rolled in. Rained off and all all afternoon and looks like most of the night, but the big boomers missed us. So far today looks like a replay … Continue reading

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Truth in advertising…

…will not be found here today. I got nothin’ this morning. Sorry. Here’s a picture of some kittens.

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Back home safe…

Two hours later than hoped for, but relatively unstressed. My boys were fine, they apparently just napped through the day and LB didn’t feel any need to empty the trash or paint the floor with excrement, so it’s all good. … Continue reading

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High Impact/Low Probability: Low Impact/High Probability. Illustrated.

I’m going to town this morning. The big town about 50 miles away. This means a costume change. I have a drawer full of presentable blue jeans, a couple of t-shirts and a couple of overshirts I set aside for … Continue reading

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Me so handy 2

It’s only Monday, and this has been my week for playing Suzy Seamstress. I mentioned earlier that the new camo net I got for the chicken yard was about a foot short of what was needed. That didn’t bother me … Continue reading

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Me so handy

For going on a year now I’ve been carrying this old Schrade LB7 because even though I prefer a fixed-blade I don’t have one of reasonable size that takes or holds as good an edge. But the thing about old … Continue reading

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New Toy

Running around this morning doing Monday chores. Cleaning out rodent traps, taking care of three sets of chickens, making sure various plants and trees are alive, that sort of thing. Putting to use some of the stuff Landlady brought up … Continue reading

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Quick ‘n’dirty cinnamon raisin bread

What with the heat and humidity, the Red Ladies have been getting a lot of bread to eat because my regular recipe makes two loaves and I can’t eat it all before it goes moldy. So today I impulsively decided … Continue reading

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“Little Bear, you’re violating laws of physics. You’re going to get us in trouble.”

If anyone could explain how he tied what amounts to two half hitches in his tie-out cable, I’d appreciate it.

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I’m thinking they should probably look for earlier clues…

A ‘sex worker’ shoots one of her clients dead with his own gun: Guy turns out to be an honest-to-god serial killer. That’s the set-up for today’s Quote of the Day. Okay? Now: How could this have been avoided? An … Continue reading

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Woodshed, Secret Lair, Mk. III

Time to put the woodshed back up. I built a new 4X8 floor from pallet wood earlier in the week, but couldn’t put up the hoop until Landlady came back with the fencepost driver. I made some improvements in this … Continue reading

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Watch this to the end.

Tennis ball’s in the water. Dog wants the ball. Dog doesn’t like to swim. What to do?

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Good tools make me smile.

Up till this morning this was my favorite adjustable wrench. It’s made by Diamond Tool & Horseshoe, it was a gift from my father in 2006, and though it was pretty worn then it has served me well enough for … Continue reading

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We stylin’ now, boy…

Got back from going to town with D&L: 25 bales of grass hay for their horses and one bale of straw for Landlady’s chickens. Getting that stuff stacked just so would be a helluva job for the two of them, … Continue reading

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Care Packages!

Got a text that said, “I’m here, and I’ve got a crap ton of stuff for you.” And she did! And some of it was quotidian stuff I bought, and some was a new camo net for the Fortress of … Continue reading

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