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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #175 on: July 20, 2019, 09:35:24 am »
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

T'storms last night.

'Tis 82 and overcast. "Humid. Numerous showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent."

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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #176 on: July 20, 2019, 10:50:36 am »
Good morning folks! Lazy day here, gonna go to a friend's 50th Birthday party in a bit. Y'all have a good one and stay cool!
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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #177 on: July 20, 2019, 10:51:26 am »
All the critters fed and watered and turned out to find shade.

So Suzanne and I decided we could tackle the Pecan limb. I said earlier 25 feet but in reality, closer to 40 feet long.
I would like to share something to all here. Because of my lack of lungs... I am on Oxygen 24/7. So my time doing manual labor is very short. It is what it is. Things like using equipment with pull starters is out of the question. Recently we had been looking at Battery powered equipment. I have a trunk of battery hand tools. With no issues with them. Yet I wasn?t sure about a chainsaw or pole saw. Both important for property maintenance. Without a word mentioned about a month ago our oldest boy showed up with the Lowe?s brand 80 volt saw.  He helped his mother with some things around his grandfathers old house. Since he and his wife to be will soon be moving in there. The next week he brought the accompanying pole saw. Plus a extra battery. This morning after feeding, she and I put them on the truck and took them to the tree. I was impressed with the torque the saw provided. She and I had all the branches cleared off and were cutting the limb when Justin showed up. He and I were able (mostly him) to get the limb cut off and sectioned enough to move. If you are thinking about the battery powered saw. I think they might be ideal for the home owner. I have plum run a couple good Stils till they would run no more. So I know nothing last forever. I don?t know what the life is but I am sold on them.
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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #178 on: July 20, 2019, 11:47:43 am »
Cold front moving thru. T'storms here. Tornadoes by Green Bay, which is NE of here.

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« Reply #179 on: July 20, 2019, 12:40:19 pm »
Roo, are you going to let that wood season and use it in a smoker?
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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #180 on: July 20, 2019, 01:31:34 pm »
Roo, are you going to let that wood season and use it in a smoker?

I was going to ask the same thing.

Afternoon all.

Day off work for me today. Next week will be 48 hours for me, which isn't much but feels like a lot at a convenience store. 6 day week, too. The check won't be bad though.

Took my girlfriend to a show jumping lesson today. She used to be a dreassage trainer, and now wants to learn jumping. So that was interesting. Different bunch of people than I am used to.

I can't speak to battery powered chainsaws, but my dad has a corded electric saw. It works pretty well for cutting >18" logs to firewood length, and if you bring the generator, it will work.

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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #181 on: July 20, 2019, 03:46:00 pm »
Most of it will get used
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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #182 on: July 21, 2019, 06:13:43 am »
Morning Coffee is ready...  watching the Hummingbirds attack the feeders and enjoying my cup from living room with AC going. ;D
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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #183 on: July 21, 2019, 08:00:49 am »
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 68 and sunny. High of 81.

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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #184 on: July 21, 2019, 08:39:56 am »
TK And Major we will use some of the Pecan ourselves- we are sharing some with a neighbor who has a larger smoker and Justin who has one like ours. We also have oak and hickory here on the farm. We police up falling branches and limbs for smoking and grilling. Along with lump charcoal
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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #185 on: July 21, 2019, 09:43:57 am »
Coffee is up

Had a very large Pecan branch break half off.  It now blocks the drive near the barn. Will see if I can get step son here to help get it at least off the driveway.  This happened between like 4 and 6 pm. We both had driven under it several times yesterday.  This branch is 12 inches at trunk and 25 foot long. Typical old growth Pecan.

Quit yer bitching, brother sent this yesterday.

It can wait till fall and cooler weather at least.
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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #186 on: July 21, 2019, 12:32:01 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnHCPvfTN0I&app=desktop

For Roo and Del.

Sunny and slightly humid today. About all there is to say today.

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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #187 on: July 21, 2019, 12:45:39 pm »
Mongrel Historian


Always get the water for the coffee upstream from the herd.

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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #188 on: July 21, 2019, 01:47:40 pm »
I was singing the ladder/ latter yesterday as we cut ours up.

 We got one that big down. We occasionally shoot something into the root ball.  The tree it self is not in the way.
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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #189 on: July 22, 2019, 06:21:42 am »
Morning Coffee is ready...  about 10 or 12 drops of rain here the past 3 days- flooding 20 minutes away, and other storm damages. Looks like more of the same to start week.

Picked the first figs yesterday morning- looked over the Sponge bushes. Going to be a good crop of them as well :o

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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #190 on: July 22, 2019, 07:17:10 am »
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 62 and sunny. High of 77.

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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #191 on: July 22, 2019, 09:35:00 am »
Good morning folks! Pouring rain here right now and the temps are gonna be decent most of this week. Today's plan involves the garage and still working on getting some frozen screws out of a Winchester 12. Raising my cup to you !
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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #192 on: July 22, 2019, 01:07:59 pm »
Building ant moats for the hummingbird feeders
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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #193 on: July 22, 2019, 09:13:21 pm »
Building ant moats for the hummingbird feeders

Ate your feeders on free-standing poles or something? Mine hang from the eaves, so building a moat is difficult.

Flew to Wyoming last night.  It was bumpy, but went well.

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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #194 on: July 23, 2019, 06:37:23 am »
TK  ;D  ;D-  I believe you have a better variety of Hummingbirds out there. 

Coffee is up... light rain this morning clearing skies now.  I suspect  it will get humid shortly.

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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #195 on: July 23, 2019, 07:15:29 am »
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 60 and sunny. "Sunny in the morning  then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent."

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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #196 on: July 23, 2019, 10:53:50 am »
Howdy folks, a very pretty day shaping up here. Plans are to fight with the Winchester screws some more, and stain the stock on a Rossi 92 I have. Great little rifle mechanically, but it has the ugliest wood on it! Pale, very little grain but well shaped. I figger some cherry / walnut mix will make it look decent at least!
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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #197 on: July 23, 2019, 11:59:02 am »
Morning all.

Warm and humid here today.  I have work in an hour, then going to a movie afterwards. The new Lion King.

Howdy folks, a very pretty day shaping up here. Plans are to fight with the Winchester screws some more, and stain the stock on a Rossi 92 I have. Great little rifle mechanically, but it has the ugliest wood on it! Pale, very little grain but well shaped. I figger some cherry / walnut mix will make it look decent at least!
When I worked at the gun shop a couple years ago, we refinished one of those Rossi's. All we had on hand was walnut, and it came out okay. I think that cherry will really make it complete.

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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #198 on: July 23, 2019, 12:05:29 pm »
Stain on Rossi 94s from factory makes them a bit homely


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Re: July Coffee & Fireworks
« Reply #199 on: July 23, 2019, 01:20:56 pm »
I had one of the pre safety Rossi 92's that had a black finish on the stock and fore end, I used WD-40 to remove it and it had a nicely figured piece of wood underneath. I wish I had kept that one, But a friend wanted it more than I did and offered me more than I paid for it.
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