feral hogs---cake day and dog fest--- where to begin...
feral hogs... i have mentioned these before--- and warned that these hogs... which are basically huge rats... are moving north... now i hear a golf course in new jersey was redesigned by a small group of feral hogs.
i remember........ i had a pet pig once-- lucy.. bought it from a pig farmer for $7 so the kids could train it for the crazy circus we put on every august-- one key-- we fed it only grain-- and it didn't have that awful odor of a meat eating animal.... she did dig things up-- i saw her diging a perfect 6inch deep trench right across our lawn-- and as she approached the driveway, i thought -" that dirve is hard packed from years of 30 ton hay trucks, that'll stop her"
it did not even cause her to pause an instant..- i don't know what those noses are made of, but i would have workeid hard with a pick and shovel to make the same trench in that driveway...
they are like raTS... CAN EAT ANYTHING... ADAPT TO ENVIRONMENTS AND ARE VERY INTELLIGENT. THEIR AWKWARD PHYSICAL SHAPE- (AND INABILITY TO SWIM?) MIGHT MAKE TH E HUDSON RIVER THE SAVING GRAQCE FOR NEW ENGLAND.
MAKES ME WONDER HOW THE FIRST YANKEES-- SORT OF "PRE PAUL REVERE" EVER GOT FROM BOSTON TO PHILADELPHIA- TO SIGN ANY PAPERWORK.... THE CONNECTICUT RIVER IS BAD ENOUGH... BUT THE HUDSON IS A SIGNIFICANT BUNCH OF WATER... EVEN IF PRE PAUL IT WOULD ALSO BE PRE POLLUTED. YOU DON'T WADE OVER THAT ONE.
TO ME... GROWING UP IN NEWBURGH,, TEH CONCEPT OF BEACON, ONE MILE AWAY.... ACROSS THE RIVER-- WAS LIKE A FOREIGN COUNTRY. NOW THERE IS A BRIDGE -- ROUTE 84 AND PEOPLE GO SHOPPING IN BEACON...
MORE PROBABLY BEACON PEOPLE CROSS TO EAT AT THE GOOD DINER RIGHT ON RT84 IN NEWBURGH- THEY HAVE BEEF STROGONOFF ON FRIDAYS- IF ANYONE STOPS THERE, LEAVE ONE OF OUR POKER CHIPS-- I AM TOLD THE OWNER PLAYS POKER WITH ONE OF OUR CAMERA PEOPLE.
JUST another wierd idea.... LIKE CAKE DAY- which is coming when i am involved with dog fest--- i am told we are up to 49 states for delivering cakes to fire departments.
some of my relatives "really take the cake" so i hope they also do it literally.
and on to dog fest...
it is necessary to have GUESTS once in a while, or we would never get cleaqned up..
i did empty the rear5 of the "t-tent" of all it's pre-dump" contents and have lined up all our motorized equipment which tends to be seasonal-- we own a cement mixer because a contractor wnated to charge $10,000 to lay out and put in th e anchors holding teh "g tent" in place-- so i bought a CEMENT MIXZER, AND WITH MY TRUSTY 3-4-5 TRIANGLE , I SAVED $9000 AND NOW OWN A CEMENT MIXER. AND A G-TENT THAT IS WITHIN 1 INCH OF HAVING CORRECT DIAGIONALS..
PEOPLE CARRYING "T-SQUARES" AND LEVELS ARE NOT WELCOME AT DOG FEST.
THE OTEHR SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM IS THAT PEOPLE KEEP DROPPING OFF THINGS LIKE LAWN MOWERS AND WASHING MACHINES... THAT "STOPPED WORKING" AND BUD FIXES THEM THUS WE HAVE 7 MOWING DEVICES AND 6 WASHING MACHINES AROUND HERE SOMEWHERE.
ALONG WITH 2 BLOWERS... ( SNOW AND LEAF) ABND TOO MAY VACUUMS TO COUNT.
I AM READY FOR DOGFEWT HELP-- I S JODY COMING HERE TODAY? -- SHE IS A WILLING CO-HORT.