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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:01 pm

Hugs to verbie and listme too, also. :bighug:
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:27 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Hugs to verbie and listme too, also. :bighug:
Yes, that! :bighug:
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:29 pm

Heading to the north of Texas is visit our daughters during Spring Break.

Of course they don't have spring break the same week so we will catch #2 daughter this week and #1 daughter next week.
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Post by Whatever4 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:42 am

FEMA Camp 626 is ankle deep in fuzzy black lambs. See Farm Animals thread for Lamb Spam. 5 babies so far, 2 ewes left to go.

The Camp is a single cabin with many outbuildings: sheep sheds, storage sheds, poultry coops, rabbit hutches, and a brand new “jug” that we 3 women built from pallets. Women Farmers Rock! The jug is where new mothers can bond with their lambies without worrying about other sheep tromping on them. Problem is the jug is Westin while the rest of the sheep area is Motel 6. We couldn’t get one out and another in. Herding sheep is as bad as herding cats. Chickens and bunnies are much easier.

Sheep are not docile hay chomping critters. They have cliques, family relationships, tiffs, spats, gossip sessions, and deeply suspicious natures. They also don’t do what I tell them to. The ewes and I have had long discussions about this. They just say Meh and Bah. Listeme seems to be able to understand their language though.

The cabin is a snug 2 story that Verbie and Listeme rebuilt from a mess.Well, the first story was rebuilt. The second story is “in progress.” So Verbie and Listeme live in about 500 sq feet with 2 basenjis (Barkless but definitely NOT quiet), a very eager young lab mix, and a giant fuzzy muppet of a Great Pyrenees. They all get concerned something is different. Like a bath towel thrown over a chair. Or a pillow on the couch.

If that sounds chaotic, well... it is. Controlled chaos.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:59 am

Diversity has reach FEMA Camp 626!!! Black lambikins! You are a true friend W4 to herd and care for all the sweet beasties. We wantz moar incorrigible sheep stories! :bighug:
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Post by Whatever4 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:05 am

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:59 am
Diversity has reach FEMA Camp 626!!! Black lambikins! You are a true friend W4 to herd and care for all the sweet beasties. We wantz moar incorrigible sheep stories! :bighug:
I just watch and have animal to human discussions, with occasional herding assistance. Listeme does all the hard lifting. She also is very concerned about me falling. I have yak trax, but I am gravity-challenged.
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Post by Maybenaut » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 am

*sniff* I love you guys! *sniff*

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:03 pm

I am sharing the lamb spam with my grands and my friends' grands. Nature- ain't she wunnerful!
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Post by Foggy » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:26 am

Wake County Democratic Party convention today. I'm running for re-election to the State Executive Committee. Will be AFK all day.


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Post by neonzx » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:28 am

Foggy wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:26 am
Wake County Democratic Party convention today. I'm running for re-election to the State Executive Committee. Will be AFK all day.
We'll try not to muck the house up too much. However, depending on how the today's news goes, somebody :- might jimmy the lock on the liquor cabinet. :smoking:
To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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Post by Whatever4 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:50 pm

Back in Portland after 8 days of shepherding in central Maine.

Those lambies sure were cute. :daydream:
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:50 pm

Whatever4 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:50 pm
Back in Portland after 8 days of shepherding in central Maine.

Those lambies sure were cute. :daydream:
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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:00 pm

Babies all healthy and happy I hope. Glad you had a good time.
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Post by listeme » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:12 pm

She was a miracle worker.
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Post by Foggy » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:16 am

WordCamp Raleigh 2019, yay! I'll be AFK most of today and early tomorrow. :blink:

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:32 am

Randy Rainbow here I come!!!!! Meet me in St. Louis! Visiting my brother and SIL too. Hubby is driving. We will celebrate my brother's 71st birthday and the 47th anniversary of my meeting Hubby. :lovestruck: SIL and I will see Randy and pick up some Randy glasses. Mickey, our black cocker spaniel, goes as well. After all, he was named after my brother. :thumbs:
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Post by AndyinPA » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:20 am

Have a great trip!

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Post by Volkonski » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:03 am

Made it to Hattiesburg MS on our way north for the summer. Tonight Knoxville TN.
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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:01 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:03 am
Made it to Hattiesburg MS on our way north for the summer. Tonight Knoxville TN.
Wish you a safe travel and looking forward to a summer of stories from the North Fork once again :thumbs:

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Post by Volkonski » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:57 am

Drove thru MS and AL with heavy rain and tornado watches.

Now in Knoxville. Tonight Chambersburg PA.

Looks to be a wet drive thru western VA.

DRIVE WE MUST!

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:27 am

North Fork Ho!
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Post by jemcanada » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:26 am

Volkonski: have a safe trip!

TRL: How was Randy Rainbow? Did you get your glasses?

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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:50 am

Well, Volkonski is heading east; we are heading west. I'll still be around today and maybe part of tomorrow, but tomorrow night we are heading out on Amtrak to visit friends in Santa Fe. We'll be there for a week and then spend three days in Chicago before heading home, so we'll be gone two weeks. I'd like to think I'll get a break from the news, but I'll have an iPad with me and I'm sure TVs around, so that won't happen.

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Post by jemcanada » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:33 am

AndyinPA wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:50 am
Well, Volkonski is heading east; we are heading west. I'll still be around today and maybe part of tomorrow, but tomorrow night we are heading out on Amtrak to visit friends in Santa Fe. We'll be there for a week and then spend three days in Chicago before heading home, so we'll be gone two weeks. I'd like to think I'll get a break from the news, but I'll have an iPad with me and I'm sure TVs around, so that won't happen.
Have a safe trip too, Andy! Good luck with staying away from the news. I think we all could use a break from it. All the news lately is turning me into a doomsayer :crying:

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Post by Maybenaut » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:35 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:57 am
Drove thru MS and AL with heavy rain and tornado watches.

Now in Knoxville. Tonight Chambersburg PA.

Looks to be a wet drive thru western VA.

DRIVE WE MUST!

;)
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ETA: If you’re hungry around the time you get to New Market, go to the Southern Kitchen (turn right off the exit, then turn right on Congress Street (US 11), and it’s about a half mile up on the left - maybe more - I suck at judging distances, but you can’t miss it). It’s THE BEST! Ask for Katie.
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