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Old 02-07-2013, 04:55 PM   #781
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Yawn.. I haven't even BOTHERED to put the plow on the garden tractor this year...
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:26 PM   #782
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i just found out my 14 year old can hump 50lb bags of salt no problem...he was informed he just got promoted to the estate laborer

Is he available for rent on saturday? I have some snow that needs relocating.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #783
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Is he available for rent on saturday? I have some snow that needs relocating.
Just wait 'till April - It should melt by then.....................
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:58 PM   #784
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Just wait 'till April - It should melt by then.....................
in the mid 40's and raining here on Monday.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #785
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I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that , since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away) , it should not be difficult to rope one , get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home ..

I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope . The cattle , having seen the roping thing before , stayed well back . They were not having any of it .. After about 20 minutes , my deer showed up - 3 of them . I picked out a likely looking one , stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope .

The deer just stood there and stared at me . I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold . The deer still just stood and stared at me , but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation . I took a step towards it , it took a step away . I put a little tension on the rope , and then received an education ..

The first thing that I learned is that , while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it , they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope .

That deer EXPLODED .

The second thing I learned is that pound for pound , a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt . A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope and with some dignity . A deer-- no Chance . That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled . There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it . As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground , it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined . The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals ..

A brief 10 minutes later , it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up . It took me a few minutes to realize this , since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head . At that point , I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison . I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope ..

I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck , it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere . At the time , there was no love at all between me and that deer . At that moment , I hated the thing , and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual .

Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground , I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in . I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death , so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder - a little trap I had set before hand....kind of like a squeeze chute . I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back .

Did you know that deer bite ?

They do ! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody , so I was very surprised when ...... I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist . Now, when a deer bites you , it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you , and slide off ,to then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head--almost like a pit bull . They bite HARD and it hurts .

The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly . I tried screaming and shaking instead . My method was ineffective .

It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes , but it was likely only several seconds . I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm , I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose.

That was when I got my final lesson in deer behaviour for the day .

Deer will strike at you with their front feet . They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level , and their hooves are surprisingly sharp ... I learned a long time ago that, when an animal - like a horse - strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily , the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal . This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape ..

This was not a horse . This was a deer, so obviously , such trickery would not work . In the course of a millisecond , I devised a different strategy . I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run . The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head ..

Deer may not be so different from horses after all , besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil , because the second I turned to run , it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down..

Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down , it does not immediately leave . I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed . What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head .

I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away ..

So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a scope......to sort of even the odds !!

All these events are true; so help me God... An Educated Farmer ..
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #786
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in the mid 40's and raining here on Monday.
Yo, G-Man. Wanna meet me at Brios for lunch? We can watch Main Street flood.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:27 PM   #787
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Is he available for rent on saturday? I have some snow that needs relocating.
Test shovel first?
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:41 PM   #788
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Snow blower gassed up, started, moved from shed to garage? Check

Generator gassed up? Check

Plenty of food in fridge and freezer? Check

Cookies, pretzels, and beer stocked up? Check

I guess I'm ready.

I think I'll join BP and take the day off tomorrow. Like every day. Is this a great country or what?
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:42 PM   #789
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:47 PM   #790
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How to spot problems with your building


  • When you see any of the following problems, call your local building or fire official immediately.
  • Sagging roofs
  • Severe roof leaks
  • Cracked or split wood members
  • Bends or ripples in supports
  • Cracks in walls or masonry
  • Sheared off screws from steel frames
  • Sprinkler heads that have dropped down below ceiling tiles
  • Doors that pop open
  • Doors or windows that are difficult to open
  • Bowed utility pipes or conduit attached at ceiling
  • Creaking, cracking or popping sounds
How to remove snow from your roof


  • Use a snow rake for pitched roofs.
  • Start from the edge to the peak of the roof.
  • Shave the snow down to 2-3 inches instead of scraping the roof clean; don't damage the shingles.
  • Plastic shovels are better than metal ones (metal tools conduct electricity and damage roofs).
  • Remove large icicles carefully.
  • Wear headgear and goggles.
  • Consider hiring a professional.
  • Have someone outside to protect you.
  • Don't add your weight or the weight of equipment to the roof.
  • Don't use a ladder since ice tends to build up on both the rungs and your shoes.
  • Don't use electric heating devices like heat guns to remove snow and ice.
  • Don't use open-flame devices to remove snow and ice.

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:11 PM   #792
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Is he available for rent on saturday? I have some snow that needs relocating.
How about posting a big sign in front of your house:


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Lemmie get this straight..................


relatively large cells in the 787 battery pose a problem. The large surface area of each cell makes the separators particularly susceptible to shorting, Abraham said. The problem of the separator changing thickness due to heating is something addressed in the batteries used in the Chevrolet Volt. The separator is less likely to change thickness due to heating, according to Abraham.
“That was overcome in the Chevrolet Volt separator where they reinforced the separator with ceramic particles to mitigate the shrinking problem,” he said.
According to the NTSB, the separators used in the 787 batteries are not reinforced with ceramic particles.


So, the Chevy has protection against battery failure, but the Boeing doesn't?
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Is he available for rent on saturday? I have some snow that needs relocating.

he doesn't swiffer
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