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Old 06-18-2015, 06:52 PM   #23481
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Picked some wild black raspberries from the field up by the road. I got about a pint. I would have picked more, but the mosquitoes were horrid, not something you want to battle while picking raspberries.
Oh boy, do those sound good! Sorry about the mosquitos, though.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:20 PM   #23482
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Oh boy, do those sound good! Sorry about the mosquitos, though.

Thanks, they are good, Cheryl, and free, except for the bloodletting!
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:06 AM   #23483
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I have been sitting here perusing the web. Came across the following site. Thought CSW would like and enjoy this site. Along with others who have discovered this food.

What Is Quinoa? A Breakdown For Those Of Us Who Eat It But Don't Truly Understand It

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Old 06-20-2015, 03:18 PM   #23484
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I won't say I have wasted most of the day away, since I don't feel that learning history is a waste of time. But I went to PBS to find out about Doc Martin and if there was going to be a Chapter 7. There is next Spring 2016.

From there I somehow found my way to all the residences that the Royal family owns or uses. I didn't realize there were so many. I have manage to take a virtual tour of some of the rooms including the ding rooms for official dinners. I showed Pirate the picture and ask him if he would like to set that table for dinner. All he told me was that he would refuse to wash the silverware. A chore he absolutely hates. I wash all the silverware, we share the dishes and he does all the pans. I have learned the history of each castle and palace and what it is used for. And I am only on residence #4. I even found out that Princes William and Harry have a small castle for their own offices. And Harry is so far down the pole for the throne, by the time his number comes due, he will be still chasing the girls and just not interested in the job. Why give up all that fun for a job that is full of "stuffy".

Back to my reading about the U.K residences of the Royal family.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:55 PM   #23485
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We just got home from having the propane tank for the grill refilled. It was a bit of a production because we had never done it before. We went to Canadian Tire. Turns out that you don't get them refilled in the store, but at their gas station in the corner of their parking lot. You can buy a new one in the store.

We also decided to get a gauge, so we will know approximately how much gas is left. Stirling waited in the entrance to the store with the empty propane tank on a flatbed shopping cart. I went into the store to buy the gauge. I asked the clerk if the $7.99 gauge would work with any tank that fit a Mastercraft (Canadian Tire's own brand) grill and he assured me it would. Stirling looked at it and had doubts. Then he found the fine print on the package that said it was only for a specific brand of propane tank, not the brand we have. So, I had to return the gauge and get the one for $29.99. Then we wheeled the cart to the gas station and got it filled. I went and got the car, rather than wheeling the danged tank to the car.

The new gauge fits and is attached now. I'm all pooped out.
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:57 PM   #23486
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Didn't get much done. Did some weeding, but the skeeters are really intense and kept chasing me back inside.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:04 PM   #23487
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Doberman Rescue

I just got back from my local airport where a couple just flew a beautiful red rescued doberman down from the San Francisco Bay Area. We have a local shelter that places them with adopting families.
I also fly for Pilots & Paws, and have flown other dogs to their new homes.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:02 PM   #23488
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That is so cool, Souschef! The pups will all love their fur-ever homes!
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Sous Chef and I are just settling down from all the fire excitement today. He was out on the front porch after flying with two buddies today when all hell broke loose in the dry river bottom between our house and the mountain we look at every day. Giant flames had broken out with all the dry brush and the wind was moving it fast!! All our neighbors were in a tizzy along with us! Thankfully the winds were moving it along the river and not towards us but the visible flames from our porch were really scary. The fire helicopters and air tankers flew most of the afternoon chasing the fire down the dry riverbed. Naturally, Steve had his radio scanner keeping track of all going on. In all, 152 acres has now burned, and passed us now. Pheww......
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:15 PM   #23490
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Gah! Thank goodness you're safe! Yikes!
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