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Care packages – “Aren’t we fancy!” edition

Landlady came up this morning with care packages! Longtime Reader CH sent something that caused one of my sins to be remembered… …a whole bunch of .44 Magnum brass, which reminded me that in the Fall I moved all my … Continue reading

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You can’t see it in the photo, of course, but…

We’re really wind-testing the panel rack improvements today. We’re not getting gusts quite of the magnitude that wrecked it last month, and it’s very substantially stronger now so I know intellectually that there’s nothing to worry about. But on such … Continue reading

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Wanna really piss off some neighbors?

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Bon Appétit, I guess…

I went back to where I dumped that rotted-rat-infested water, with a mind to toss the carcasses farther downhill with a shovel and then pick up the bucket. …and there was nothing left of the rats but a tuft of … Continue reading

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I can’t believe I missed doing this before…

Our grave national crisis needs a theme song, don’t you think? I’ve been a Weird Al fan since I truly don’t remember when but I do have one problem with his videos: Most of the time he’s parodying some forgotten … Continue reading

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How to enjoy the Coronavirus Apocalypse

I don’t know why everybody says self-quarantine is boring. Simple steps can make it quite enjoyable. First, be born a neurotic introvert misfit loner. Second, spend most of a long life being miserable in various cities, constantly chafing under conditions … Continue reading

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OH THAT’S GROSS!

Last couple of times I’ve been in Landlady’s barn I’ve detected a hint of corruption, as when a rat picks an inconvenient place to die. Found out what it was this morning. Somebody – I won’t mention any names but … Continue reading

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Look what a neighbor gave me!

She reads the blog and knew about Torso Boy’s digestive system oopsie… It seems Wal-Mart’s chicken breast shortage was temporary, so she gave me a few to tide TB over (hopefully) until I can restock. So whether or not he’s … Continue reading

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What sports commentators do…

…when all sporting events have been cancelled… He’s got a bunch of these.

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My favorite folder

I was just putting away my going-to-town stuff, and it occurred to me I don’t think I ever mentioned my alltime favorite folder… Nothing fancy, just a Griptillian I’ve had since sometime in 2002. Bought it in a sporting goods … Continue reading

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Quick TB Update…

Yeah, just a pancreatitis flare-up, and probably my fault: In hindsight tossing him the skins off those chicken thighs I brought home on Friday was not as cool as he thought it was at the moment. Yesterday he was sleepy … Continue reading

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Torso Boy’s sick again.

Kept us both up all night shitting liquid. I doubt it’s his diet this time, though I do note that he just came off his bland boiled chicken & rice less than a week ago when I ran out of … Continue reading

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Hoarder does not live by toilet paper alone.

The well water here is super hard, and anything immersed in it eventually becomes encrusted in calcium. It really does a number on the working bits of a toilet, as I long ago learned to my great inconvenience. Even when … Continue reading

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D&L’s notion of stocking up for self-quarantine…

D&L wanted to go to town this morning, which is not on the usual weekly schedule, because they wanted to stock up on alfalfa pellets for their horses. They’ve been transitioning from hay bales to pellets because their white horse … Continue reading

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“Why Won’t At-Risk Boomers Panic About the Wuhan Virus?”

“In Aesop’s fable about “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” the moral of the story isn’t that the townsfolk should have believed the boy. The moral is that the boy shouldn’t have destroyed his credibility by falsely screaming wolf time and … Continue reading

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Huh. Maybe I really should play the lottery…

I mean, what are the chances? Exactly the same count, three Thursdays running. I mean, it makes sense that Thursday will average a higher count. I currently split chicken chores with the neighbor who actually owns most of the chickens; … Continue reading

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I recognize the mud, but what’s all this white stuff?

It started raining right around dark, and apparently rained on and off all night. Then we got this stuff, whatever it is… It’s been the wettest winter I can recall, but so mild there’s been relatively little snow. And it … Continue reading

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So are we all hermits now?

It’s a fairly unpleasant day here at the Gulch, cool with lots of wind and spitting rain. So I’m staying in and declaring it baking day; just got the bread out of the oven and in between bread duties I’m … Continue reading

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Okay, I had to take it off.

I haven’t had my morning walkie in more than a week. I can walk to the water tank and back but that’s about as much as I can stand. Day before yesterday I was on my feet for hours working … Continue reading

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Oops, I did it again.

So yesterday I finished sanding that toolbox D and I put together and started looking for a place in the powershed to store it. Problem is the toolshed is small and at the moment awfully cluttered – that’s the next … Continue reading

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