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Winter Storm Harper

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by FarmerJamie, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Jan 21, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

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    My dog will catch them if she can get them. But, her E-collar limits her range. My yard lay out is such that I can't enlarge her boundary in the back yard without letting her get to the road in the front yard. I've had a mouse run up my pant leg before. I have absolutely no problem stomping them, if I can dance fast enough to do so. Caught one in the green house last night. Great big fat house mouse.
     
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    I would love to have an outdoor kitty, and for that matter, an indoor/outdoor kitty. But, my dog would not play well, and I don't have a good place for an outdoor kitty. An outdoor kitty wouldn't last a month here anyways b/c of the high predator load: coyotes, fox, coons, fishers, mountain lions (though our dept of wild life says they don't exist in Maine)... owls....
     
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    Hubby walked the snow blower right up over the 2 x 6 at the doorway to the winter run, and cleared the whole run in less than 5 minutes. Blew the snow straight up through the 2 x 4 welded fencing over the top, and it worked so slick. No more dragging snow on a tarp for me!!! Happy girl, I am!
     
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    I don't have any dogs. The neighbors dogs have managed to kill several of my flock so far.
     
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    Just like NH says we have no mountain lions. Right...

    I have a rodent killing dog. I'm allergic to cats, and we don't like outdoor cats anyway because they kill wild birds and that's just unecessary. I'll stick with trapping and my mutt!
     
  7. Jan 22, 2019
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    Not even a bit of frost here this morning. So much for their predictions... Anyway. I think a few of you can relate to this:

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    We're having a heat wave. Triple digits! It is now 16.9. Supposed to get into 40's tomorrow, with rain. Will turn the run and walk ways into a skating rink. Goal today: snow blow a path from where I store feed to the coop, about 100'. It would be heavenly to be able to pull my sled laden with feed and water to the coop from that overhead door, instead of carrying it up what is essentially a full flight of steps from the basement.
     
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    We got up to 43F today. But they say there is more cold coming over the weekend :caf
     
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