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Old 04-16-2013, 11:58 AM   #51
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I learned that chickens like to roll down the gentle slope of the septic-field "hill." I looked out several times, and there were chickens rolling down the side of the septic-field hill. Penny started it, and several others followed. I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants. Chickens seem to have a spirit of play--and, according to a friend, her chickens can swim (but only if it is really, really hot outside). Who knew?
I'm reminded of a documentary I once watched. A chicken had been given a clutch of duck eggs to brood. Of course, those ducklings thought she was their mother and the hen thought the ducklings were here babies. While they were quite little and fluffy, she took them for a walk near a pond. OMG, you should have seen that poor chicken when her babies all walked into the pond for a swim.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:41 PM   #52
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I'm reminded of a documentary I once watched. A chicken had been given a clutch of duck eggs to brood. Of course, those ducklings thought she was their mother and the hen thought the ducklings were here babies. While they were quite little and fluffy, she took them for a walk near a pond. OMG, you should have seen that poor chicken when her babies all walked into the pond for a swim.
I can just imagine! If she was a good mother hen, she probably was beside herself!
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:35 PM   #53
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I would seriously crack up laughing if I ever saw a chicken play. I bet that was a real site.

I learned that my new puppy, also named Penny, likes ice cream as much as my other girl, Smokey, does. I drove almost 100 miles altogether to my favorite hot dog/ice cream stand & it was well worth it. I should have ate two!
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:09 PM   #54
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Ah! Then looks like the Lysol wipes are it! Was hoping to save you some money to spend on chocolate or something.
I appreciate the effort. I'm always looking for ways to save money (single mom here). Although not using other commercial household cleaners means I don't spend much at all to clean. It just takes a little more "elbow grease," and that's free! Lol
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #55
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I appreciate the effort. I'm always looking for ways to save money (single mom here). Although not using other commercial household cleaners means I don't spend much at all to clean. It just takes a little more "elbow grease," and that's free! Lol
This woman has saved me thousands of dollars over my lifetime and I have had fun doing it!

You can still find her books online and although they are getting old now the concepts are still valid.

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Old 04-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #56
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Today I learned that you can't just go buy a new dryer for the advertised price.

We finally got around to going out and picking one up after our smoke out last week.

You have to buy the pigtail new or it voids the warranty. You have to buy the ducting new or it voids the warranty. If you want everything covered you have to buy the special super duper extra warranty that will even pay you if something happens and you use a laundromat.

Sale price - save $75.00

Extras to not void warranty - $65.00

Super duper all inclusive extra warranty - $130.00

Final price .. more than the original price of the dryer LOL

But it's new .. it works and best of all it doesn't fill my house with black noxious smoke !!!
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Congrats on the new dryer. What's the "pigtail"? Is your dryer gas or electric?
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:45 PM   #58
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A pigtail is a cord needed to supply electric power to an a appliance be it a garbage disposal, washer, dryer, dishwasher etc.

Sometimes it comes with the appliance and sometimes we have to supply our own.

Its basically an electric cord with a plug on one end and bare wires on the other that have to be hardwired into the appliance.



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Old 04-16-2013, 08:46 PM   #59
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A pigtail is a cord needed to supply electric power to an a appliance be it a garbage disposal, washer, dryer, dishwasher etc.

Sometimes it comes with the appliance and sometimes we have to supply our own.

Its basically an electric cord with a plug on one end and bare wires on the other that have to be hardwired into the appliance.



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Old 04-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #60
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Today I learned that the easiest way to get my girls to eat all of their dinner is to make them share the same dish. We had a salad made of mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, capers and blackened salmon with home-made honey balsamic vinaigrette. We ate picnic style on a blanket in the living room out of one bowl (as long as nobody is sick we're not big germaphobes). Sproutlet #1 isn't a big meat/fish fan, Sproutlet #2 isn't a fan of greens/lettuce. They both love everything else that was in it. I honestly think they ate much more of what they didn't like they they normally would and without any fussing. I stopped eating 2/3 through and they emptied the bowl.
We won't be eating like this all the time, but a little novelty goes a long way from time to time!
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