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Post by vic » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:51 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
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RVInit wrote:
It may surprise you to find out that I have actually made bagels. Yes, including dipping them in boiling water, etc (admittedly only made them twice). Still prefer beignets. ;)

But you are right...no comparison. At all. :mrgreen:
Of course there's no comparison. They fulfill totally different functions. I have nothing against beignets other than them not being readily available here in Chatsworth. But while I generally wouldn't put powdered sugar on my bagel, If my choice were between a beignet with lox, a slice of onion and/or tomato, and a schmear versus a bagel with powdered sugar, I'd choose the bagel.
Not all beignets are sweet. Crawfish beignets are to die for.
Now you're just rubbing it in...



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:56 pm

vic wrote:
Sugar Magnolia wrote:
vic wrote:
Of course there's no comparison. They fulfill totally different functions. I have nothing against beignets other than them not being readily available here in Chatsworth. But while I generally wouldn't put powdered sugar on my bagel, If my choice were between a beignet with lox, a slice of onion and/or tomato, and a schmear versus a bagel with powdered sugar, I'd choose the bagel.
Not all beignets are sweet. Crawfish beignets are to die for.
Now you're just rubbing it in...
No, if I was rubbing it in, I would have mentioned the horseradish crème sauce or tabasco dipping sauce they're served with. :)



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:07 pm

Whomp biscuits???

Must be a southernism my family missed since they didn't come from that far south.


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Post by Volkonski » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:35 pm

As I went outside Monday evening to put out the trash for pickup these three wild turkeys were finding things to eat in the lawn.

When I started up the hill with the trash can they ran away and then one took flight and went over our neighbor's house! I had never seen a turkey fly before. It was much faster and more powerful than I would have suspected given the size of the bird. The wings made a loud fluttering noise.

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Post by Notorial Dissent » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:22 pm

Neat, they are lovely birds.


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Post by Maybenaut » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:28 pm

They can fly but they can't soar. I disturbed one in our woods and it flew about 20 feet off the ground, landed, flew, landed, flew, until it was no longer in sight.



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Post by Whatever4 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:06 pm

I've been in Maine for a week. After the meetup, I went to a camp in Oxford Maine with friends and their families, I've been out of things for a week... did I miss anything in the world? :cantlook:


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Post by AndyinPA » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:28 pm

Volkonski wrote:As I went outside Monday evening to put out the trash for pickup these three wild turkeys were finding things to eat in the lawn.

When I started up the hill with the trash can they ran away and then one took flight and went over our neighbor's house! I had never seen a turkey fly before. It was much faster and more powerful than I would have suspected given the size of the bird. The wings made a loud fluttering noise.

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Wild turkeys sleep at night high in the trees, so they certainly have to fly! They aren't exactly elegant flyers, but they get the job done. We have had them here for probably 25 years. The first time I saw them a cat was trying to intimidate them and couldn't figure out why they just stared at him. About 15 years ago, we had a peacock who joined the flock. He slept high up in the trees with them, often in a tree right near our house. The peacock was around for about six or seven years. He was much louder than the turkeys!



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:11 pm

Peacocks are tough and hardy and can hold there own pretty much against anything.


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Post by AndyinPA » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:19 pm

Notorial Dissent wrote:Peacocks are tough and hardy and can hold there own pretty much against anything.
Yep. We learned that. He was fine through a couple of really hard winters, too. We startled him on the back deck one day and he flew straight up to the roof and just stayed there screeching at us. As far as he was concerned, we were the intruders.



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:54 pm

They also tend to be VERY territorial. Humans don't much impress them.


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Post by kate520 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:24 pm

When I first moved to my town there was a resident albino peacock on my street. I saw him at the polling place for three or four years running and then he was gone. The home owner in whose garage we voted didn't miss him at all. We found out why the following year when he moved to our block and fell in love with the neighbor's bedroom balcony. They're like roosters, at first light their ungodly noise rings out and startles us (literally, the first time) out of bed.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:25 am

How has no one mentioned the WKRP turkey drop yet?
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Post by Volkonski » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:47 am

Polish Town Fair returns this weekend with street fair, food trucks and polka

https://riverheadlocal.com/2017/08/14/p ... cks-polka/

So tomorrow Mrs. V. and I will head to the Polish Hall to stuff ourselves with kielbasa, pierogi, gołąbki and more! And beer. ;)


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Post by Volkonski » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:30 pm

So full................. :dazed:

In addition to finishing my own plateful I also ate half of Mrs. V's kielbasa and pierogi and 2/3rds of her beer. :oops:

But it is OK. :thumbs: We walked around the festival enough to burn off all the calories. ;)

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Volkonski wrote:Polish Town Fair returns this weekend with street fair, food trucks and polka

https://riverheadlocal.com/2017/08/14/p ... cks-polka/

So tomorrow Mrs. V. and I will head to the Polish Hall to stuff ourselves with kielbasa, pierogi, gołąbki and more! And beer. ;)


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Post by Volkonski » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:32 pm

ACORNS!!!! :eek2:

Villa Volkonski is being attacked by oak trees! When there is any wind at all the acorns fall making sharp cracking sounds as they hit the roof, deck and patio.

Last year we had almost no acorns. This year the barrage has started early. It will be a banner year. Soon the squirrels and groundhogs will be disgustingly chubby. Also, the wild turkeys.

Turkeys eating acorns in back of our cottage-

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Post by Maybenaut » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:27 pm

We have a bumper crop of acorns in the Blue Ridge this year. So we'll have lots of fat squirrels. And raccoons. And opossums. And grey foxes. And deer. And turkey. And bluejays. And grosbeaks. And woodpeckers. And wood ducks.

We have a large metal garage where we keep our tractor and ATV. This time of year the acorns fall on the roof with a loud bang. Scares the crap out of you the first couple of times, then you get used to it.



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:33 pm

Fortunately our acorns fall to the ground. It's the hickory nuts that hit the house and they sound like hand grenades. The squirrels also throw shell shrapnel at us when we go out the bedroom door. I'd rather step on legos than hickory shell shards.



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Post by June bug » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:13 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:I'd rather step on legos than hickory shell shards.
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Post by RVInit » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:16 pm

Stepping on hickory nut shells would cause some ouchies, for sure! :eek2:


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:19 pm

Speaking of squirrels, we've been out watching the firefighters work on the house next door. Yep, squirrels in the attic chewed through the wiring. We just had 7 spots on our soffits repaired where the squirrels ate through them, and the house with the fire has brand new soffits all the way around within the last month.

But I'm like a kid in a candy store around fire trucks! We had ladder trucks, engines, and a rescue unit, along with a DC, an ambulance (merely a precaution, everyone got out fine) and several cops. 9 fire units in all, including one of the new engines with the cool retro looking black and red insignias. I surprised myself that I knew which station every one of the trucks came from.



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Post by kate520 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:20 pm

When we moved into our house in the mountains in '94 there were a lot of rattlers around. A friend told us that wild turkeys were great rattler hunters...

So I bought a few bottles and put them around the yard.

Didn't work like she said. :mrgreen:


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Post by Maybenaut » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:23 pm

kate520 wrote:When we moved into our house in the mountains in '94 there were a lot of rattlers around. A friend told us that wild turkeys were great rattler hunters...

So I bought a few bottles and put them around the yard.

Didn't work like she said. :mrgreen:
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Post by June bug » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:35 pm

Maybenaut wrote:
kate520 wrote:When we moved into our house in the mountains in '94 there were a lot of rattlers around. A friend told us that wild turkeys were great rattler hunters...

So I bought a few bottles and put them around the yard.

Didn't work like she said. :mrgreen:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by RVInit » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:40 pm

:rotflmao:


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