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  1. Icu4dzs

    Guess I'll try again.

    Well, Today is the 21st day of December at 12:14 pm. I was hoping to check my gnomen but the sky is densely over cast and no sun shadow is available. Gladys is producing a bit less now...about 4-5 quarts per milking meaning per day. Weather hovering around the low 30's but often above 32*F...
  2. Icu4dzs

    WTF

    OK, so Daisy tells us about the southern hemisphere. I am in the northern hemisphere and the stars are quite different here. I actually did spend some time in the southern hemisphere although not in Australia. I was in Diego Garcia which is a microscopic island in the Indian Ocean. Given that...
  3. Icu4dzs

    WTF

    The three vertically arranged stars are Orion's belt. Turn your head 90 degrees and you'll see Orion rising in the east. He is in the right spot. This star is just to the south of it as you describe in your drawing. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees this...thought I was going nuts for a...
  4. Icu4dzs

    Guess I'll try again.

    This post is for the "WTF?" department. Background: About 2 years ago, I decided to put my wind turbine mast to work doing something since the wind turbine is safely locked away in a box unless something really bad happens (Maybe DEC 7 IYKWIM). So what I did was get about 10 small electric...
  5. Icu4dzs

    WTF

    This post is for the "WTF?" department. Background: About 2 years ago, I decided to put my wind turbine mast to work doing something since the wind turbine is safely locked away in a box unless something really bad happens (Maybe DEC 7 IYKWIM). So what I did was get about 10 small electric...
  6. Icu4dzs

    Guess I'll try again.

    It's 16*F tonight. Brrr. Had to let the dogs in. Winter is trying to decide whether it wants to stay or not. We had two weeks or so of heavy snow and temperatures in the teens. Cow now on once a day. That makes my life a lot better. Covid seems to be plaguing the world...out here on the farm...
  7. Icu4dzs

    Guess I'll try again.

    Weather has been good again for a few days. Don't expect that to last, but it sure has been nice. 50's today. Gladys is behaving again...finally! 1.51 gallons this AM. Have gone to a OAD schedule. I like that a LOT better. She may prefer it now but at first she wasn't very happy about that...
  8. Icu4dzs

    Guess I'll try again.

    It was 5°F this morning. What happened to autumn? We went right to January this past week.
  9. Icu4dzs

    hqueen's collection of Far From the Usual stuff.

    You might just appreciate that commute around 5 NOVEMBER
  10. Icu4dzs

    Guess I'll try again.

    It's snowing today...☃
  11. Icu4dzs

    hqueen's collection of Far From the Usual stuff.

    Well, you COULD keep him here but then feeding him might become difficult with the snow and all we're having...:lol:
  12. Icu4dzs

    Guess I'll try again.

    Not much to report today. Weather has been great. Milking is going well, production down to 2.5 g/d. Back is ok but being careful what I do. Hope all are well and happy. Cheers Trim sends
  13. Icu4dzs

    Guess I'll try again.

    Things have actually improved with Gladys. (My cow) I figured out she didn’t like the smell of the corn. I put feed only in her bucket and now she comes regularly. Hasn’t missed a milking since I changed the process. I installed a holder for two 15 quart over the fence type feeders today. I...
  14. Icu4dzs

    Guess I'll try again.

    WW bakes it in the oven. Then scoops it out and puts it in the FD trays. No special treatment that I can tell you. Last batch took 46 hours to freeze dry. Hope that helps.
  15. Icu4dzs

    Guess I'll try again.

    Well the year is advancing despite all the hype. The garden is winding down and the preservation work is in full swing. Finally found a teenager who is willing to work and she spent four hours helping me yesterday. Good worker. I’ve been keeping her family supplied with milk for the past two...
  16. Icu4dzs

    Guess I'll try again.

    G'day Mates, Looks like the problem I had was because the site was down rather than ransomware pirates...I'm actually really glad to know that. So much has been going on in my life over these past several years. It's really hard to know where to begin. I'll take it one step at a time and sooner...
  17. Icu4dzs

    Storm Clouds On The Horizon

    I applaud Britesea for looking it up. She showed the kind of initiative we need now. Others just expect it handed to them. Not sure what to say about that in diplomatic terms. Britesea’s answer was close., but not quite accurate. The message states essentially “we’re Being overrun...bring...
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    Storm Clouds On The Horizon

    Last Minute List. TMM is a message YOU NEVER WANT TO GET. Ask anyone who has been a Green Beret what it means! I was Green Beret in 1973. Enough said.
  19. Icu4dzs

    Storm Clouds On The Horizon

    Be absolutely certain that your LML is complete before the election results are known. I’m reading things about people who want to contest the election results and are threatening to start civil war if they don’t like the results. Mr. Podesta is leading that movement along with HRC. READ...
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    hqueen's collection of Far From the Usual stuff.

    Hello hqueen, Long time since we last talked. I guess you’re still near gunpowder falls. I am still in SDAK. Lots of changes since my last post. Been milking a Jersey for nearly three years. Part of my self sufficiency approach. Just thought I’d say hi! Cheers Trim sends
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