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Old 12-17-2016, 11:00 AM   #27191
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Went to do morning chores. I got plenty of straw for the ducks and geese in that drafty old barn. What do they do? Lay in the snow. Its zero with -29 wind chill. It is pretty cozy in the barn tho. Cats didn't like them at first but they are dealing with it.
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Old 12-17-2016, 11:43 AM   #27192
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Went to do morning chores. I got plenty of straw for the ducks and geese in that drafty old barn. What do they do? Lay in the snow. Its zero with -29 wind chill. It is pretty cozy in the barn tho. Cats didn't like them at first but they are dealing with it.
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Farmer Jon. Your birds are the equivalent of getting your kid an expensive toy, and they just want to play with the box.
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Old 12-17-2016, 11:49 AM   #27193
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Either that are they are ready to make a run for it when the door is opened (assuming that is a door of course)
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:01 PM   #27194
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My condolences on your loss, Dragnlaw.

I am battling yet another bug and sinus infection. This comes after a rough 2 hours in the dentist's chair on Wednesday to reconstruct a tooth. It is a temporary fix at best, but all my plan could afford at the moment.

TB was home yesterday with symptoms as well so I was able to sleep most of the day while he took care of his own meals and the fur-kids. I am hoping to do the same today and try to get rid of this thing. I have two very important doctor appointments next week and need my strength.
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:24 PM   #27195
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I received as a Christmas gift a package of French Croissants. They were made in France and flown here to the states.

I took out two figuring I would make a couple of poached eggs. These things are HUGE. You let them thaw out and you can see the yeast is working. But when they hit that hot oven, they explode.

I had a Black and Decker toaster oven as a gift. It died but I kept the tiny tray that came with it. Big enough for two slices of toast. One of these croissants almost filled the tray. Then when I pulled it out from the oven, it was more than twice the size of what I put in there.
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:28 PM   #27196
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Dragnlaw my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:39 PM   #27197
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Both of our homes in OH had pull-down steps to the space over the garage, Addie. The unheated space over the garage. We'd keep the kids' gifts in the car trunk until they were sound asleep, them move them up to the crawl "attic". Once we were done shopping for that year, I'd bundle up and head up with tape, scissors, and wrapping paper for both Christmas and birthdays. Lucky all-of-us, their birthday is on December 29. Working one kid at a time, I'd pick out the best and second-best gift, wrap one for Christmas and one for birthday. Then I'd set aside one or two more gifts for birthday, and wrap the rest for Christmas. Two or three of them (we often went for lots of less pricey gifts instead of one big one since that worked for us) would be from "Santa", they were always in a different paper than all the others, they were on the fireplace hearth instead of under the tree, and I had enough of that pattern of wrap to last enough Christmases until they figured out who "Santa" was. Come December 26th, if we had missed a really special gift, we had a couple days to make things right.

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I'm sneezing my head off, followed by blowing and wiping my nose off of my face. The smart side of my brain says "Go to bed!" while the obviously bigger side of my brain continues to play on the computer. The time has come for me to say goodnight. Good night! Good night. Good Night. Good...night......
Not only were most of the gifts were from Santa, but one from Mrs. Claus, Donner Blitzen, Rudolph, etc. And of course there was always a present from Mommy and Dad.

One year my oldest four year old daughter asked how come I didn't give her any present. I told her I was so busy on the phone with Santa, I didn't have time to shop. So the next day, I went out and bought both her and Spike a present from Mommy and Daddy. From that day forward, they always got a present marked from me and their father.
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Condolences on your loss, dragn.
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:03 PM   #27199
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Sorry for your loss Dragn
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:04 PM   #27200
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Either that are they are ready to make a run for it when the door is opened (assuming that is a door of course)
Yea Thats a door. I'm sure they are tired of beeing inside.
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