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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Helping Returning Veterans ~ One More Limerick ~ Brush-Hogging Rick ~ Scoot Trailer ~ Dude and a Snake ~ Buttermilk Biscuits

Good 49º sunny clear gonna be hot day morning! Boy, the moon was sooooo HUGE and bright last night! Flory Ornstein wrote that it was 101 degrees over at the coast in Lakeside yesterday. Wow. 

I called the Oregon Dept of Revenue to see if my "bill" had been straightened out. YES, it has been. I owe them nothing. Their error not mine. Have to say that both the people I spoke to there were really nice. Thanks ODR!!! 

Here is an awesome site that helps returning veterans and animals. Thanks Judy Duvall for this info.  If you have things to donate, they will pick them up... needed are furnishings for their home... furniture, silverware, dishes, just about anything. Also if the family wants a dog or a cat they will be provided with one. They have a 714 phone, so they are in Orange County. If you can help these returning heroes in any way please contact them.

The limerick thing started something. Got this from my friend Greg Lundell (Wilsonite) and wrote him back...

"The essence of limerick popularity is sexual innuendo or explicitness."
Really....? Well, aren't you the little limerick aficionado.

Let's see....

He wants to do IT...
But she thinks he has no wit.
A joke or a smile
Will make it worthwhile.
He's going to have to apply for a permit!

Historically this date....
1939 – Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.     OMG!
1948 – Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

1961 – American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed nearAnniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.

1973 – Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched.

And births this date include...
1936 – Bobby Darin, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1973)

1944 – George Lucas, American director

1984 – Mark Zuckerberg, American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook

Rick got here yesterday about 9am and started brush-hogging the pastures.

It's a long day sitting on that tractor for hours and hours.

 I did some mowing... about an hour's worth and then took a break. Started warming up. By 1pm it was 82º but hotter in the sun sitting on that riding mower. I felt better after cooling off, eating, and then back out there for another hour... by then it was 86º.  Rick will be back today to do the upper pasture.

I also went to the barn and pulled out the motorcycle trailer to see if the riding lawnmower would fit on it. (Looks similar to this one)

Rick though it would. I'd like Dave to take the lawnmower to his work and get it running right and the blades sharpened. That bike trailer is heavy and I had it up on the roll around wheels and then it hit the slight slope on the barn apron and BAM! It hit the ground. Doesn't look like any damage. Old ladies should not handle big heavy things with wheels! Well, except for driving cars!

After all that I sat on the porch with a glass of wine. I glanced over the rail and Dude was laying in the sun, but the weird thing was a snake laying in the shade and on the wet grass I had just watered! He wasn't moving. Had me worried Bruiser had attacked him. I went down there and ran my finger along his body... felt movement and didn't see any bite marks or blood. He still laid there so finally he started moving. He had no rattlers and his head wasn't diamond shaped... Brian said a gopher snake. I partially picked him up. He was cold and I think he liked the warmth of my hand. Anyway, after that he slithered away to hide in the bushes. 

Rick was still out there working away.... He finished about 4pm. Today should only take him about 3-4 hours.

All I know. Happy Hump Day. Nuff said. (Kinda surprised nobody mentioned my hand-feeding of the wild sea otter in the blog yesterday, except Flory!)  Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo

May 14th
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

 Or... open a can of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, separate them, bake 'um, eat 'um!


Anonymous said...

OMG Girl!! You are definitely not a girly girl! Picking up a snake?? How brave you are!! Scary to me!!

Now please tell me the difference in brush hogging and mowing. It sure is a big job to own all that land.

Stay cool and don't over do it out that on that mower!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

No, not a girly girl. I do hate wasps (they can sting you for no reason at all!), spiders, and beetles. I do like Ladybugs though. But, potato bugs make me scream and run!

What is the difference between a mower and a brush hog? A whole bunch, or maybe I should say a whole bunch of brush! Finish mowers are for manicured lawns, where everything is even and smooth, you want a nice clean barber shop cut and you like it close. A brush hog, on the other hand, is for tough work. It’s meant to cut out in open fields where there are lots of dips and mounds and rocks and maybe even a limb or two. Even more, a good brush hog can go right through heavy brush up to an inch or so in diameter. They’re great for cutting paths in thickly overgrown areas.


Anonymous said...

OK! Thank you for the explanation. Makes good sense!

XO Trisha

Anonymous said...

Good warm morning!!!!! I am enjoying the warm (hot) weather. My hands and feet like it also. Thank you for my birthday recognition and DECENT picture... I don't take good pictures anymore, but a least you printed the best there is nowdays. What a friend!!!! and by the way, I loved your feeding the Otter. Emoji Hope to see you soon.... luv U.... DY

Anonymous said...

No one said anything about the otter, but we are in shock that you picked up a snake! Marvin Perkins like.

Oregon Sue said...

LOL, OMG you made me laugh!!! Marvin Perking? You have to be my age!!!! Certainly young folks don't remember him!!! Is that you Greg????? xoxo