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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #200 on: June 29, 2013, 04:20:33 PM »
With a little imagination, a wet cloth, and a breeze or electric fan, a lot can be done about this heat!  ;)

Yes I live in a rural area exactly 20 miles from the Indian Canyons of south Palm Springs near north Palm Springs. We are surrounded by Open Desert and many wild life preserves where I enjoy walking about... however this season only sees me walking at dawn or under the shade of an umbrella.
Pleased to Meet you! My ancestors on one side of my family were early Americans in Windsor. Loomis is the last name.We have been long gone south and west more recent generations. Lemonade Cheers to the 4th of July To You! And All!
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Palm Springs is SO beautiful!
We have been there twice. (about 4-6 years ago) Of course it was March, the "cooler" season but we had record heat on one visit (I think it was around 108 degrees) and the other visit it was very windy for several days. Steady strong winds.
Seemed like the businesses were struggling in the downtown area. :(
We stayed at Inndulge.
Took the tram to the top of the mountain. So cool. Also drove around that same mountain. I think they filmed the opening scenes of Bonanza there? Explores canyons and deserts. Neat to see the microclimates.
I would consider retirement in PS but not so sure I could handle the heat. Also not sure about the healthcare for us poz folks.
As an avid gardener, I doubt I could get too excited about planting cactus but I guess that won't be an issue down the road a bit. Having a hard enough time keeping up with it here but it's hard to let go.
geez, I'm writing a book! :-[ :)
Have you lived there long?
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #201 on: June 29, 2013, 04:24:24 PM »

  Mitch, You have a very nice yard.  It kind of makes me miss the nice things about Massachusetts.
Thanks! It has been a passion of mine my entire life. Maybe a titch OCD about it but to me it is a living work of art in collaboration with Mama Nature. Sometimes she can piss me off but generally we see eye to eye. :)

PS- She DOES seem to have a particular fondness for plants most of us would consider to be weeds.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 04:36:33 PM by mitch777 »
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #202 on: June 29, 2013, 04:48:49 PM »
I was born and grew up 30 miles from Palm Springs and left in 1977.
 I returned to Southern Ca. in 2003.

 I think they like the "shabby effect" Palm Springs business has in Downtown lending to a "promiscuous" vice like atmosphere so folks will drink and eat more.... Kinda like "Slumming It". ;D
 I hear of great wealth in the village.They just don't want to show too much of it. Just Joking... Not to tied to economic mindsets so I am not sure... but yes, lots of real estate opportunities here.
I love the whole region including the coast. I never thought I would return. I enjoy the heat up to about 105 as long as it is not humid. :'( ...and I have shade.

Today's Chore is Laundry and I am hanging the laundry to dry outside on the line. It took just 10 minutes or less to dry thick cotton today! I like the energy savings from not using an electric dryer. 8)
I admit Primal need to be outside and take advantage of the weather!All Year!
  Today Inside the thermostat stays put at 80 degrees and I am comfortable with little costume.Less laundry that way too. ;D
 
I had a better doctor situation in an even smaller California town than Palm Springs before I decided to move here. I miss that Doctor.  I am new here. Have I highjacked anything here? tee hee. You may PM me if You wish.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #203 on: June 29, 2013, 06:06:35 PM »
I was born and grew up 30 miles from Palm Springs and left in 1977.
 I returned to Southern Ca. in 2003.

 I think they like the "shabby effect" Palm Springs business has in Downtown lending to a "promiscuous" vice like atmosphere so folks will drink and eat more.... Kinda like "Slumming It". ;D
 I hear of great wealth in the village.They just don't want to show too much of it. Just Joking... Not to tied to economic mindsets so I am not sure... but yes, lots of real estate opportunities here.
I love the whole region including the coast. I never thought I would return. I enjoy the heat up to about 105 as long as it is not humid. :'( ...and I have shade.

Today's Chore is Laundry and I am hanging the laundry to dry outside on the line. It took just 10 minutes or less to dry thick cotton today! I like the energy savings from not using an electric dryer. 8)
I admit Primal need to be outside and take advantage of the weather!All Year!
  Today Inside the thermostat stays put at 80 degrees and I am comfortable with little costume.Less laundry that way too. ;D
 
I had a better doctor situation in an even smaller California town than Palm Springs before I decided to move here. I miss that Doctor.  I am new here. Have I highjacked anything here? tee hee. You may PM me if You wish.
Very funny! Love your description of PS! :)
And wearing "less costume" is cute.
Highjacked THIS thread? LOL! It has become a mixmaster of alphabet soup. Can't really delve into HIV issues here as it is "off topic" but I would be interested to hear more in another area of the forum.
Seems like PS is a big retirement community aka. "gays and grays" and hearing about your experiences would be helpful to myself and many others. :)

PS- Heavy cotton drying on a line in 10 minutes scares me! :o
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #204 on: June 29, 2013, 07:28:33 PM »
Umm, it's 109 on my porch.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #205 on: June 29, 2013, 07:41:45 PM »
Umm, it's 109 on my porch.
Well, stay off your porch. :)
This is payback for your laughter and lack of rushing to my aid this past winter.
Be sure to put plenty of ice cubes in your margarita.  ;)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #206 on: July 05, 2013, 05:30:59 PM »
Corn knee high by the 4th of July! :)


oops. wrong pic. PHOTOBUCKET! >:( ::)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #207 on: July 05, 2013, 05:36:09 PM »

Ok...
Since photobucket decided to post the wrong pic first...
I bought a one gallon pot of the yellow Coreopsis about 12 years ago.
Spreading like mad as you can see. :)
Hope to get at least a few good ears of corn this year. (never planted corn before)

It's been so wet, (second wettest June on record here) hot and humid the past few days with more to come. Still can't complain after last winter. :)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #208 on: July 05, 2013, 05:48:39 PM »
I buy my corn that's been imported into the Wall-Mart mere blocks from here . Its 0.30 cents an ear and delicious .

The back of my yard was set up for growing veggies but the expense of raising my own didn't justify doing so . I planted the first year living here but it just wasn't for me .

I love your property , its like a post card and you can tell the love and attention you have put into it .   

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« Reply #209 on: July 05, 2013, 06:21:13 PM »
I buy my corn that's been imported into the Wall-Mart mere blocks from here . Its 0.30 cents an ear and delicious .

The back of my yard was set up for growing veggies but the expense of raising my own didn't justify doing so . I planted the first year living here but it just wasn't for me .

I love your property , its like a post card and you can tell the love and attention you have put into it .
Thanks. OCD I guess.
The nearest Walmart is a mere 17 miles away.
I spent a grand total of $3.50 on manure and seeds for the corn crop. So, if I get 12 ears of corn and I'm ahead of the game by 10 cents. :)
On the other hand...
I spent the same amount on the peas and have reaped at least 10 pounds so far. Yaaaah! (and Huzzah!)
It's really all about the challenge... and fresh stuff plucked a mere moment before eating it.
Just wait til you see my cucumber crop. 8)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #210 on: July 05, 2013, 06:53:15 PM »
Corn knee high by the 4th of July! :)


 
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Sometimes at my Walmart I can get my corn for 5 for $1. Which works for me since I don't have to fertilize, hoe (although I really don't mind the hoe'ing), plant, reep, and whatever else you farmers do. :-*
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« Reply #211 on: July 05, 2013, 08:54:41 PM »



Sometimes at my Walmart I can get my corn for 5 for $1. Which works for me since I don't have to fertilize, hoe (although I really don't mind the hoe'ing), plant, reep, and whatever else you farmers do. :-*
enjoy your wallymart corn and your hoe'ing...  especially the hoe'ing.  :)

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #212 on: July 05, 2013, 09:16:04 PM »
Mitch your yard is so awesome. 

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« Reply #213 on: July 05, 2013, 10:48:54 PM »
Ok, there is a huge (huge) difference between homegrown tomatoes and store bought.  What other fruits and veggies do y'all think are much better homegrown?  I tried growing corn, but just got tiny corn.  They looked like baby corn, even though they were suppose to be big.  So, not sure if corn would taste much better.  I suppose strawberries, but wasn't a huge difference, for me.  We grow blackberries.  They do seem to taste better than store bought, but not as much as tomatoes.  If you did a taste test, I'm not sure most could tell the difference.  We make jam with our blackberries.  They are expensive in stores. 

I want to know if a ripe banana will just blow your mind..lol.  They are picked neon green for stores, obviously.  I've always wanted a fresh-picked banana.  Would it be so much better, like a fresh-picked tomato is? 

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« Reply #214 on: July 05, 2013, 10:55:31 PM »
I buy field peas , squash , okra and whatever freezes well from the farmers market .

I have some fresh white peas I'm making tomorrow , with a little corn bread that's all I will eat for dinner .

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #215 on: July 06, 2013, 10:36:53 AM »

Where has Miss P been?

MissP has quit the forums, and as such I've been tasked with dishing out the bitchiness around here. She has sent me all her files she has compiled on each of you over the past years. So bare with me as i brush up on them.

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« Reply #216 on: July 06, 2013, 05:33:06 PM »
MissP has quit the forums, and as such I've been tasked with dishing out the bitchiness around here. She has sent me all her files she has compiled on each of you over the past years. So bare with me as i brush up on them.

Truly yours
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Lol.  I use to think the note cards were just a joke.  She said how she keeps notes on all of us.  I thought it was a joke.  However, I believe it now.  She always seemed to be able to pull up, instantly, things members said in the past.  She found my vacation pics and my pee-pee pic from a hook up site.  I still don't know how she found that.  I used a totally different screen name on that site.  No identifying info.  My face pic was a side profile pic, so it would have been difficult to look through all the Louisville profiles and pic me out of the photos.  I think she works for the CIA.  Perhaps that recent trip was a spy mission.  And, that IPad belonged to a target.   ;)

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #217 on: July 06, 2013, 06:04:21 PM »
and my pee-pee pic from a hook up site. 

Ok now Im a bit miffed as she usually sends me all those pics of our members "member", but clearly she is holding out since I've never seen yours. >:(
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #218 on: July 06, 2013, 06:28:27 PM »
lost power here about 4 hours ago. it is a sunny calm humid 92 degrees. :(
don't know what the cause is but we just got the generator going. guess it's pizza tonight.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #219 on: July 07, 2013, 08:09:17 AM »

MissP has quit the forums


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« Reply #220 on: July 18, 2013, 02:44:05 PM »
Test post... hosta pic.

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« Reply #222 on: July 18, 2013, 06:28:10 PM »


  Mitch,

    Your yard is something else.  Thank you for sharing the pictures of it with us.
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« Reply #223 on: July 18, 2013, 07:09:56 PM »
Beautiful.  Can I come live with you?  ;)
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« Reply #224 on: July 18, 2013, 07:23:39 PM »
Again, just lovely Mitch. Is there anything you cannot grow?

Thanks for sharing the pics, all I see when I look out my window is dying brown grass. and dust. :P
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« Reply #225 on: July 18, 2013, 07:49:13 PM »
Thanks again! I hope this doesn't come off as self indulgent. I really wanted to tell a bit of a story of "Gardening with Mitch" but am currently having problems posting more than one pic at a time. Ann is working on it. (or better said, Ann is getting the tech guys working on it)

Anyway, the sponsor of my episode (when I am able) will be my fertilizer company.
MO. Their slogan is "The MO the Better". :)

 
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« Reply #226 on: July 19, 2013, 09:59:45 AM »
Again, just lovely Mitch. Is there anything you cannot grow?


Yes, I cannot grow hair on my chest. :)


 all I see when I look out my window is dying brown grass. and dust. :P

Texas. "God's country"  ;)  ;D
I can't remember hearing much talk of a heat wave in Texas so far this year but I suspect it's been dry.
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« Reply #227 on: July 19, 2013, 10:41:06 AM »
Goodness Mitchypoo, aren't you guys suffering this heat wave also?  I've only planted 5 lilies in my "Lily Garden" and it's all I can do to tend to them.

It's been too hot to spend time in the sun so I might have to return to tanning...in the damn summer time no less.

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« Reply #228 on: July 19, 2013, 01:26:07 PM »
Goodness Mitchypoo, aren't you guys suffering this heat wave also?  I've only planted 5 lilies in my "Lily Garden" and it's all I can do to tend to them.

It's been too hot to spend time in the sun so I might have to return to tanning...in the damn summer time no less.

Wolfie
Yes, it's been H.O.T. hot! In the 90's for I think 6 days now with another to come tomorrow. (Today it's supposed to hit 98 degrees with high humidity.) Cooler weather to arrive on Sunday. :)
I don't do much in the garden in this heat. Might putter for a bit early in the morning but today it was 93 degrees at 9:30 AM! :o

PS- I just looked at our thermometer... 100 degrees!
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« Reply #229 on: July 19, 2013, 05:51:17 PM »
The peas are done for the season...finally! I think I picked about 20-25 pounds!! The garlic was harvested 2 days ago. It always puts a smile on my face. :)<see.
Behind the garlic is rainbow swiss chard. Had some for dinner the other day. Swiss chard, BACON, onion, garlic, hot pepper flakes, and balsamic vinegar. Sautéed. Yum!

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« Reply #230 on: July 19, 2013, 06:01:07 PM »
The corn and tomatoes love this heat!
Corn Fun Fact: many of you probably knew this but I didn't...
Each strand of corn silk corresponds to a kernel of corn. If a strand of silk doesn't get "lucky" the cob will be missing that kernel. So sad. :'(
My favorite tomato is "Brandywine". An Heirloom variety. Big and juicy with great tomato flavor. Hope to get a few in a couple of weeks.



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« Reply #231 on: July 19, 2013, 06:32:04 PM »
I see a Volvo!
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« Reply #232 on: July 19, 2013, 06:54:52 PM »
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« Reply #233 on: July 19, 2013, 07:10:47 PM »
I see a Volvo!
That's my old car. still love it. 2004 and it had 60,000 miles on it a year ago when I got my "new" used car.
Kenny's truck was getting up in miles. He still has it for Big Green Egg deliveries (and brush) but uses the Volvo now.
Better gas mileage.

Heat index in Hartford was 110 degrees +!                                                 
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Well, one farmer anyway and I'm more of a Lady Farmer. :)
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« Reply #234 on: July 19, 2013, 07:24:58 PM »
Is that a speaker in the corn? GHURL!

Do you play "Dancing Queen" while you're weeding?
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« Reply #235 on: July 19, 2013, 08:46:28 PM »
Is that a speaker in the corn? GHURL!

Do you play "Dancing Queen" while you're weeding?
Yes, it's a speaker and I DO play "Dancing Queen". I pick up the pooch in my arms and dance the night away! Then Kenny will take the lead... with Oliver.  ;) ???
He (Oliver) loves it.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #237 on: July 20, 2013, 09:50:17 PM »
Wanna see a vulva? ;D

No thank you. everytime I look at Vulva the end result is me having to pay 18 years of child support.

But it's very kind of you to offer. That's our Ann,  always going above and beyond!
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #238 on: July 21, 2013, 04:13:07 AM »
No thank you. everytime I look at Vulva the end result is me having to pay 18 years of child support.

But it's very kind of you to offer. That's our Ann,  always going above and beyond!

Ah, see? I just knew you wouldn't be able to resist one if you saw one. Wise of you to decline then.

And you're welcome. I try to do my bit.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #239 on: July 21, 2013, 08:36:53 AM »
Wanna see a vulva? ;D

Vulvas are so 80's. ;D
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #240 on: July 21, 2013, 08:51:42 AM »
Vulvas are so 80's. ;D

80s? Mine was built in the 60s! A classic in pristine condition, one careful driver. Sorta. :o
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« Reply #241 on: July 21, 2013, 10:40:39 AM »
80s? Mine was built in the 60s! A classic in pristine condition, one careful driver. Sorta. :o
How many miles do you have on it? ;D
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #242 on: July 21, 2013, 11:05:26 AM »
How many miles do you have on it? ;D

Oh the gauge on that thing has rolled over several times  ;D
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« Reply #243 on: July 21, 2013, 11:18:50 AM »
How many miles do you have on it? ;D
Oh the gauge on that thing has rolled over several times  ;D

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No feckin' secrets around this place, eh? >:(
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #244 on: July 21, 2013, 03:18:10 PM »
The corn and tomatoes love this heat!
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Ok, Mitch.  Let's test your knowledge, without google.  When I was in middle school, I worked 2 summers detasselling corn.  Man, that was some of the hardest work.  Well, picking up hay bails from the field and stacking them in a barn was also very hard work.  With the corn, we would start about 6am, walking the corn fields and pulling out the tassels, or whatever they're called.  I didn't even know the reason for it, at the time.  They always hired young kids to do it.  Lucky kids got to ride on this machine, where you don't have to walk the field.  The farmers were suppose to always have our water at the end of the row, but so many times we would have to wait until we returned to where we started.  We would get desperate and suck on the liquid in the tassels we removed.  In the morning, we would be soaking wet from all the dew, and then soaking wet from the heat. 

So, what is the purpose for detasselling corn? 

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #245 on: July 21, 2013, 04:54:59 PM »
Ok, Mitch.  Let's test your knowledge, without google.  When I was in middle school, I worked 2 summers detasselling corn.  Man, that was some of the hardest work.  Well, picking up hay bails from the field and stacking them in a barn was also very hard work.  With the corn, we would start about 6am, walking the corn fields and pulling out the tassels, or whatever they're called.  I didn't even know the reason for it, at the time.  They always hired young kids to do it.  Lucky kids got to ride on this machine, where you don't have to walk the field.  The farmers were suppose to always have our water at the end of the row, but so many times we would have to wait until we returned to where we started.  We would get desperate and suck on the liquid in the tassels we removed.  In the morning, we would be soaking wet from all the dew, and then soaking wet from the heat. 

So, what is the purpose for detasselling corn?

OK. I promise I didn't google it although I have been looking at a few youtube videos about hand pollinating corn since I only had space to plant 2 rows.
My guess (probably wrong) is that it might have something to do with trying to prevent cross pollination of different varieties of corn. (leaving a several rows of corn detasselled between varieties)
Again, I'm probably wrong but I did see that on youtube .

Growing up in Minnesota all of the kids were paid pretty well to do this. Not me. I was to wimpy to consider it. I stayed home and played ping pong instead. ;)
We lived in farm country although my parents didn't farm the land. Out in the boonies. We had a large barn with 4 Morgan horses so I did more than my fair share of hard work. Hay bails. UGH! AND I think I got paid 50 cents an hour from my parents to clean out the manure from the stalls. It was a BIG job! I saved my money to buy my own black and white TV... 9" diagonal screen. Yay!
We also had exotic chickens, mallard ducks, guinea hens, rabbits, a Saint Bernard and a Siamese cat.
Plenty of work!

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Fun fact about eggs...
I used to collect the eggs from the chicken coop and on the short walk back to the house I would throw the eggs as high as possible into the air to land on the lawn. Unless the egg lands on a bare spot, twig, or stone, the egg will not break! It always amazed me. :)

Going off on a few tangents here. ::) ;D

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #246 on: July 21, 2013, 05:46:46 PM »
UGH! AND I think I got paid 50 cents an hour from my parents to clean out the manure from the stalls. It was a BIG job!


Oh please Nancies, Why dont yall talk to me when at age 16 you and 3 farm workers (who couldn't speak english) had to unload an 18 wheeler of hay and stack it in the barn. Took all day. And guess what I got paid...nothing. I was earning the right to live under my parents roof ::)

I was overjoyed when I had to only muck the horse stalls, a much easier job  ;D I think this is why I love the smell of horse manure even today
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #247 on: July 21, 2013, 06:01:04 PM »
Oh please Nancies, Why dont yall talk to me when at age 16 you and 3 farm workers (who couldn't speak english) had to unload an 18 wheeler of hay and stack it in the barn. Took all day. And guess what I got paid...nothing. I was earning the right to live under my parents roof ::)

I was overjoyed when I had to only muck the horse stalls, a much easier job  ;D I think this is why I love the smell of horse manure even today
I didn't get paid for hauling hay into the barn and while it was probably only 1/2 of an 18 wheeler the "crew" was Mom, Dad, me and the farmer who delivered the load. I think I weighed about 115 lbs. at the time.
PLUS... we had to walk 1/4 mile each morning through snow and ice in below zero weather in the winter to catch the school bus.
(I hear you laughing. :).)
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« Reply #248 on: July 21, 2013, 06:19:23 PM »
PLUS... we had to walk 1/4 mile each morning through snow and ice in below zero weather in the winter to catch the school bus.
(I hear you laughing. :).)

You left out the "up hills in both directions" part of that classic!!   :P

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #249 on: July 21, 2013, 06:38:13 PM »
That's about 10 blocks in Philadelphia or 2 avenues across in NY

I walk that far to have lunch where I live now!   lol
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