Saturday, October 4, 2014

OCT 4 2014
BRICKS ARE SOLD OUT !!!  EACH AND EVERY ONE  OF YOU MADE IT A SELL OUT. BUT THERE WAS A LARGE BOOST WHEN   SOMEONE SWOOPED IN AND WIPED OUT THE  REMAINING 190  CHICKEN BRICKS.. 

THANKFULLY, THERE ARE TOO MANY OF YOU TO THANK INDIVIDUALLY- ----BELIEVE ME-- FROM ALL OF YOU WHO CARVE $10 OUT OF AN ALREADY TIGHT MONTHLY BUDGET TO THE "SWOOPER"  WHO IS ABLE TO BUY 190, IT ALL MATTERS... AND TAKES OFF THE PRESSURE OF  TRYING TO KEEP ALL THIS GOING  IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION...  - YOU ALL ARE A VIRTUAL FAMILY OF SUPPORTERS-- 

I STARTED THIS SO I COULD PLAY WITH MY DANES IN A PRODUCTIVE WAY... WHO KNEW?????? 

 NOW...
WE ARE PUTTING OUT SOME GREAT DOGS THAT CHANGE THE LIVES OF THEIR PARTNERS..
WE ARE EDUCATING PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO DO THAT.-- FROM DIFFERENT TRAINING THEORIES TO POO PICKING.
AND THE CREATIVE BUNCH OF NUTS THAT WE ARE SEEMS TO BE ENTERTAINING WHILE WE WORK HARD.

WE HAVE HAD SOME SEMI SERIOUS DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT OSHA MIGHT HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE CHORES WE TAKE AS NORMAL.. FROM STEVE SHOVING FROZEN CHUNKS OF PERFECTLY GOOD ROAST BEEF INTO A WOOD CHIPPER, TO USING THE BUCKET O THE TRACTOR AS AN ELEVATOR TO THE HAY LOFT, TO TRYING TO MANAGE 4 TESTICLES ON THE SAME 12 ACRES. OSHA WOULD HAVE A HEART ATTACK.

THE FIRST DANE I ACTUALLY SPENT MONEY ON BUYING WAS FROM LAURA  - WHO  RAN THE BMW KENNEL  ON LONG ISLAND.-- BEAUTIFUL DOGS...SHE KNEW HER DANES...  AND SHE KEPT 4 STUDS ALL TOGETHER BEHIND A 3' FENCE ---- AS I APPROACHED WITH "TIFFANY"  WHO WAS IN HEAT.-- NO NOISE... NO CONFUSION... SHE INVITED "JOHNNY" OUT TO PERFORM...AND THEN PUT HIM BACK.  IF I HAD NOT SEEN IT I WOULD NEVER HAVE BELIEVED IT.     I CAN'T DO THAT....
  FOR WALTER AND BENTLEY TO EVEN BE IN SIGHT OF EACH OTHER IS A NOISY AFFAIR.  AND A 6 FOOT FENCE IS A MERE INCONVENIENCE. 

BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT WE  HAVE A LOT OF GREAT EQUIPMENT-  THE TRACTOR-- WITH IT'S HEATED CAB--- THE DRY WELLS KEEPING THE HUGE LAUNDRY WATER PROBLEM UNDER CONTROL AND UNDERGROUND.. WALK IN FREEZER-- FOR THE DOG'S BEEF,(& OUR ICECREAM )  HEATED AND A/C KENNELS-- AND  FOR THE FIRST TIME AN INSTANT ON ELECTRIC GENERATOR SO THIS WINTER WE'VE MINIMIZED MY WORRIES ABOUT LOSS OF HEAT WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT ... TRYING TO KEEP 50 ODD  DOGS WARM AND SAFE WITH VOLUNTEERS MANNING WOOD STOVES WAS A TERRIBLE CHALLENGE..   NOW WHEN WE LOOSE POWER WE CAN ALL MOVE INTO THE BARN..    THAT IS ...THOSE OF US WHO DID NOT BUG OUT AND GO TO FLORIDA.....

THEREIN LIES A TALE---
I HAVE PROBABLY DUG MORE  POST HOLES THAN ANY OTHER 77 YEAR OLD WOMAN IN THIS COUNTRY..,.   SO... I CONSIDER MYSELF AN EXPERT IN THE ART...
 THERE ARE ONLY 2 WAYS TO DIG POST HOLES IN NEW ENGLAND... AND BEFORE ALL THE MEN COME ALONG AND TELL ME ABOUT CROW BARS AND  POST HOLE DIGGERS, LET ME TELL YOU  - THAT PHD AINT THE WAY TO GO...  THE EASIEST WAY IS TO SIT  ON THE TRACTOR AND  USE THE BACK HOE TO SCOOP OUT MUCH TOO MUCH "MATERIAL" , SUSPEND A POST VERTICALLY AND SURROUND IT WITH 47  ROCKS AND 2 BAGS OF CEMENT AND GO HAVE COFFEE AND  WAIT FOR THE RAIN TO TURN IT INTO SOLID SUPPORT..
THE OTHER WAY IS TO GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES WITH A BIG SOUP SPOON-- STAINLESS  STEEL PREFERRED--- AND SRATCH AND PICK THE ROCKS OUT BY HAND.  IT IS FASTER, THE HOLE IS THE RIGHT SIZE AND SHAPE... AND POSITION...

I USED THAT SPOON  METHOD TO LOCATE A PIPE IN THE BUILDING OF THE MEAT SHACK.  SHEILA'S HUSBAND I KNOW WAS GRINNING IN DISBELIEF BEHIND THAT CIGAR---  BUT NOW... DOWN IN FLORIDA... TRYING TO LOCATE A LEAKING  PIPE HE WAS HEARD TO SAY "WE  NEED CARLENE'S SPOON"
OH HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN...

I BETTER GET TO WORK....

I CAN RELAX--- THE CROWD IS WITH US !!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment