Friday, July 3, 2020

july 3 2020
A MOUSE? SINGULAR?  LETS THINK ABOUT THIS....REPRODUCTION BEING WHAT IT IS, THERE MUST BE AT LEAST 2... I AM SURE MICE BELIEVE I     POLYGAMY RELATIONSHIPS .... II THINK WE HAVE A FAMILY LIVING INTHE KITCHEN AREA.. AQND NOW ONE  IN THE OVERFLOW ROOM... WITH A HUSBAND WHO COMMUTES.  

 A FEW WEEKS AGO   I STARTED ON THIS TOPIC ABOUT THE TIPPING POINT... ILLUSTRATED BY... IF YOU ARE INHOME DEPOT AND YOU PULL OUT A FEW LINKS OF CHAIN FROM THEIR DISPLAY,  THERE IS A POINT AT WHICH THE WEIGHT OF THE HANGING CHAIN WILL EMPTY THE ENTIRE BIN ONTO T HE FLOOR.  TEH STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMELS BACK, CONCEPT... WITH MICE... IN AUSTRALIA THEY  WERE INUNDATED WITH MILLIONS OF MICE... ANKLE DEEP IN FARMERS FEED LOTS,... SOMEONE DETERMINED THAT 350 MICE PER ACRE WAS ENOUGH TO START THE OVERPOPULATION. 
WE HAVE MORE THAN  A FEW... AND I THINK I BETTER GET AHEAD ON THIS 350 PER ACRE NOW..

SEVERAL PEOPLE DID SEND ME A BUNCH OF THOSE VICTOR MOUSE  SNAP TRAPS,, WHICGH AFTER MAQILCALL WERE PUT CAREFULLY AWAY BUT LIKE ARCHIE WITH THE TOILET PAPER PROBLEM OF "EDITH, I AM NOT IN THE KITCHEN", I NEED TOFIND OUT WHERE THEY HQAVE BEEN STORED AND GET THEM TO USE..  THEY ARE, TO ME, TEH MOST HUMANE.. SNAP... DEAD .
 I LIVE IN FEAR OF SOMEONE DECIDENG THE  MOUSE/ RAT POIZON IS NEATER AND QUICKER  WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE PUTS OUT POIZON.. BECAUSE A DEAD MOUSE/RAT IS A CHEW TOY TO A DOG. THUS PUTTING THE POIZON IN THE DOG.
SO WE SNAP.. THE #1  PROBLEM WITH SNAPS IS THAT TTHEY MUST BE PUT WHERE THE DOGSCANNOT SNIFFOUT THE TRAP LOADED WITH A BIT OF CHEESE SO THEY MUST BE TUCKED AWAY SOMEWHERE WHICH GIVES US #2 PROBLEM   STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS MUST NOT STICK THERI HANDS IN TEH CORNER LOOKING FOR  COFFEE.  IT IS POSSIBLE TH USE RED TAPED ARROWS TO ALERT PEOPLE TO THE "SET TRAP"   BUT YOU THEN HAVE PROBLEM #3  HOW CAN YOU BE SURE EVERY VOLUNTEER KNOIWS  THAT THOSE RED ARROWS MEAN DO NOT... WHEN THEY COULD THINK "TRY HERE"

SO I HAVE AVOIDED THE TOPIC...  WE HAVE HEALTHY CONDITIONS FOR MICE --- HERE'S ONE I DID NOT KNOW...  
 I GOT THSOE LOVELY RED ( EXPENSIVE)  CHERRIES FROM HALE  AND ATE A FEW AT MY DESK .. CAREFULLY PUTTIN G THE STEMAND PITS IN A PILE NEXT TO ME BECAUSE I L.ACKED A SCRAP BASKET.    THE NEXT MORNING ALL THE PITS WERE GONE..   THAT IS A HUGE MOUITHFUL FOR A TINY MOUSE.... WHICH I THINK THESE ARE.... I DON'T THINK THEY ARE BABY RATS...  THESE ARE MICE.. THERE  ARE SEVERAL RUNS THAT I WATCH ----  JUST BEFORE MAILCALL  ONE RUNS FROM CLOSET TO WASHING MACHINE,, AND IN THE MORNING  ONE COMES FROM LIVING ROOM  YUPPY PUPPY   TO CLOSET....    WISHFULLY THINKING IT WAS ALL THE SAME MOUSE,  THANKS TO OUR ALERT CAMERA CREW THEY HAVE PHOTO'D SEVERAL INB TEH SMAE PICTURE... SO  NOW... I HAVE ONE OR TWO  HATCHED LITTERS????  AND AM I ON   MY WAY TO 350 PER ACRE???   ALONG WITH POLIGIMY  I DON'T THINK MARRYING A SECOND COUSIN IS A PROBLEM EITEHR

SO I AM IN TROUBLE.   my solutionis to set up wiore cages withset traps  that the mice can easilyget into... besides it willgive camera  people   somethignto watch.

I WAS SOOOOO PLEASED WITH MY  chickne coop's 19' 3" DIagionals being equal  ( to which i added teh diagionals of teh 4 x 4 posts inthe dorner which in fact are 3 1/2 x3 1/2   with a diagional of less than 5 --- twice---  so teh whole  diagional is darn close to 20 feet ) .. i wantted tospend some time solidifying  thebottoms of thsoe posts,  but this 350 mice per acre may take over.

teh july 4th weekend is notoriously weak on chickenbrick sales.. 
so please would anyone who can give us a boost on  clicking the chicken.  
 thanks to those who bought bricks in SANTA FRANK's  name. 
 he will be sorely missed.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

JULY 2 2020.
PERSPECTIVE..  THIS IS 100% NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT  BECASUE AS A TEENAGE COLLEGE KID, I WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRST IN LINE WITH ROPES TO TOPPLE ANY BIG OBJECT OVER JUST FOR THE THRILL OF CONTROLING A LARGE OBJECT,------ NOW THAT I AM OLDER, I WOULD BE PROVIDING THE ROPE AND DRAGGING WHATEVER OFF TO SELL THE METAL TO THE NEAREST SCRAP DEALER REGARDLESS OF WHAT .. OR WHO.. THE METAL OBJECT PORTRAYS..

NOW TEH PERSPECTIVE... THESE DEMONSTRATERS ARE OBJECTING TO PEOPLE WHO  OBJECTED,--- GOT INTO A FIGHT, ---AND LOST... NOW IF THEY ARE DEFENDING THE RIGHT TO DEMONSTARATE AND QUESTION, THEY ARE  DEMOLISHING THE STATUES OF PEOPLE WHO WERE IN EXACTLY THE  POSITION IN WHICH THEY FIND THEMSLEVES... YET HAVE NOT YET LOST????

I SEE WHERE  THAT UTOPIA SITUATION -- NO POLICE--  WAS SET UP ? OREGON?   LOVELY IDEA, BUT THERE WAS NO ONE TO ORDER TEH NECESSITIES OF LIFE ... LIKE PORTAPOTTIES....AND WHEN THE  PEOPLE WITH THE LOFTY IDEAS HAD TO GO HOME AND GET SOME SLEEP, THE MIXED NUTTS TOOK OVER AND LEFT THERI MARK... NO T ONLY  ON WALLS  AND STORM DRAINS  BUT WHERE POO PICKERS WERE CRITICALLY IN SHORT SUPPLY.

I HAVE SEEN THIS UTOPIA SITUATION---  POLICE  WITHOUT GUNS --- MAY BE ONE  FOR EVERY FOUR SMALL TOWNS     BECAUSE PEOPLE HAD AN INSTICT  TO  CIVIL BEHAVIOR. 
THE CIVIL BEHAVIOR WAS ====IN 1957====A REMARKABLE CHANGE FROM COLBY COLLEGE IN MAINE.  I HAD A VERY SHARP LEARNING CURVE DELIVERED BY MY 2  british ROOMATEES GWEN AND ELIZABETH WITH A " WE JUST DON'T DO THAT HERE"  -  AMERICANS HAD A BAD REPUTATION AS TRAVELERS IN BRITAIN.. AND AS I PUT THOUSANDS OF MILES ON A BICYCLE PEDALING AROUND... I LEARNED  A CIVIL BEHAVIOR  IN THE HILLS OF SCOTLAND THAT WAS TOTALLY NEW TO ME.  TOTAL STRAINGERS WERE FRIENDLY.  I WAS JUST ANOTHER HUMAN PASSING BY IN THE STREAM OF HUMANITY..  
THERE IS A BOOK.....  WORTH A READ.... A SYSTEM WHERE   INDIVIDUAL  MONITORING IS   IMMEDIATE  AND ACCURATE .....     TEH BOOKS  WRITTEN  BY A SCHOOLTEACHER...  WITH HUMOR  "THE HILLS IS LONELY"  WHERE THE POSTAL HOURS ARE DICTATED BY THE TIDE CHART... OR WHEN THE COWS  NEED MILKING.  IT  COULD BE DIFFERENT  THERE TODAY,, I AM SURE THE POPULATION DENSITY HAS CHANGED -----  NOW THE STREAM  IS  FULL OF INDUSTRIAL PESTICIDES AND  HAS  BECOME A SWAMP OF TOO MUCH, TOO MANY., .. 
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SOME CONGRES IS DEBATING WHETHER TO SPEND MONEY ON CHANGING THE STREET SIGNS  OR BUILD  NEW CLASSROOMS   ????  I DO WATCH A VARIETY OF TV SHOWS,,,, ALL POINT OUT THAT THE DENSITY OF POPULATION IS INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL TO THE DENSITY OF SKULLS.

THIS DENSITY OF POPULAGTION IS... I THINK,,,BEING ILLUSTRATD BY THE LACK OF LUMBERR AT THE LUMBER STORE...  AND TEH FACTG THAT SMALL COZY HOMES WITH JUST A FEW ACRES ARE GOING FOR PRICES FAR ABOVE LIST PRICE. 

 NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT... I THINK I WILL CHECK TO SEE WHAT TEH REAL ESTATE MARKET FOR SMALL HOMES IS IN CANADA..  2 YEARS AGO MY DOCTOR TOLD ME HE AND HIS WIFE HAD BOUGHT JUST THAT...  IN CANADA.  I WONDERED ABOUT THAT DECISION THEN.

 I REALLY  ADMIRE THAT NOW THat personal space is at a premium. .
I am happy to share  SOME spACE  OF crazy acres with volunteers who can help. WITH  GRAss cutting .. dogs ... floweers,,, water... POO ....laundry.. rocks... or blocks.

i think the expression is " time for me to go play with my own mental blocks." 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

july 1 2020
pushed wrong button again !!
CARL REINER's death at 98 is the passing of an era..  
he was super at identifying a thought and making anything  laughable-- you  forget people who make you cry, but you never forget the people who made you laugh. the black white issue on teh dick van dyke show where she was convinced her baby had been swapped with another couple's kid  in the nursaery because they had the same last name...she   invites them to dinner and opens the door  .. question resolved ... the stuff you couldn't  dream,up... he did ! 
 comedy  ... love it. 
i remember  norman lear', the first time  the sound of the flushing of a toilet  became sa signature issue on" all in hte family"  ..who did not laugh at
 "edith there is no toilet paper  up here" 
" there is some in th e kitchen"
  "edith... i am not in the kitchen" 

there is darn little comedy on air now.  thank heavens for the running of a dr pol  sequence...  watching him with one arm up the back end of one cow after another beats 99% of whagt else is on "the air." ... or the internet.... 
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yesterday i dished out a bag of food to the family that is enjoying cosmo... cosmo is the dog we washed basically on his  singing ... wierd vocalizations... vety strange and very entertaininbg...  so far it is experimental overnight  but i hole he stays there... it is a perfect place for him.  and i wantg him to stay on  the purinaq which has served us so well.. like 30 years of just purina..  even the weight  management is purina ( for chaos and bentley) 

today's project is to gather the "equipment" and food necessary for  teh service dog to be given to a woman in beverly.. i think july5th? linda  help me?? ???? seeing as she is very worried about the virus, i plan to experiment with having her bond with the dog the first 24 hours in her own home.   should work - altho any time i have to break a tested routine, i get nervous...  well... a little... sholud work.    thenon  ? teh 5th,  i will go with the dog and 2 of the trainers who have been working with the dog... all in separate cars-- and we will somehow get her going from 10 feet away...   
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denis will be back today ( off  mon tues) ao the goal therte is to get up .... maybe 4  corner posts???? 
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bryan was here to give teh yearly shots to the donkeys..  tetnus and equine enchepxxxxxi give up xxx     and while he was here i asked if he knew of anyone wanting to get rid of guinnea  hens... often people find them annoying with their chatter...  i happent o lke them  we still have 4  they are strange running about with great importance .. i tried to buy some at several of the hatcheries... but many are sold out...   these birds do eat ticks...    but i can not believethey a=can eat enough ticks on 12 acres to make a difference-- so i  buy  worms....bags of dried worms.  everyonbe has to make a living somehow... but raising worms?????   yup.  
i don't want to get into baby birds untili am sure i can have a corner of the new shathouse to propelry care for them/... make that eaqsily care for them.
the lumber is in teh dump trailer.
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and jack called  (lauras father  super carpenter comforttable working with my scratched out plans)  h promised he would be here  the 4th???? 
 to get a propper door to the "cellar "  where therre will be a lanumdy wash room.....as soonb as soimeone puts uo a couoe walls too.

he said he is super busy... prob related to the lumber company beinbg out of some saizes of lumber.
hanging in there...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

JUNE 30 2020

to mask or not to mask., that is th question.  i hate to bring up a nasty topic, like mathematics, but the size of the sample has to be taken into consideration..  i "have an uncle  Louis who thinks it is ridicoulous for him to wear a mask" ---- he is totally right when he is sitting on his horse on the prarie..... but the law was passed by the folk who  live in kansas city... where the density of populatioin is  a bit more than where the next horse and rider are 3 miles away.... my decision is colored by #1... new york did not have to hire trucks with freezers just to store ice cream... and #2    in any group on tv  teh people withhe advanced degrees... like "MD" wear masks.   do i have to know more than those two?  

so i have decreed   at crazy acres... being inside buildings is very limited and  only oin personal invatation... outside... masks will be worn if 6 feet  distanceis not maintained..   teh one exception is the rest room in the laundry building....   when you gotta go ,, go there.  but reqlize it is not what you would usually call  private,  certainly we welcome our volunteers to enjoy the outdoors here... we havenever had such beautiful gardens thans to janet and grace.... and a few other weed pullers.  it is appalling what BRAINS, PHYSICAL ENERGY  AND AN UNLIMITED SUPPKY OF DONKLEY POO CAN CREAT E.
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speaking of delightful exercises.... a guy... david... was in the driveway yesterday,,10 feet away and still masked...  and we got going... started on teh statistics of masks AND HOW EASY IT IS TO BELIEVE  EVERY ANGLE IF YOU TOTALLY IGNORE THE OPPOSING VIEW.. WHICH GOT TOO POLITICAL FOR COMFORT AND QUICKLY EVOLED TO THE  CURRENT TEAM OF BROTHERS VERY LIKE THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS  WITH THEIR "MOM LIKED YOU BETTER" -- THEY HAVE A WONDERFUL  COMIC RELATIONSHIP     "  YOU ONLY WORK ONE HOUR A DAY"   " I AM HERE BECAUSE MOM SAID I HAD TO BE" .. NONE OTHER THAN THE CUOMO BROTHERS..   WHEN HE GOV. IS ON THE CHRIS CUOMO SHOW THERE IS ALWAYS SOME VERYI8 NTTERESTING  SIDE COMMENTS..  AND I DO THINK THE GOV OF NY IS OPERATING ON STATISTICS APPLICABLE TO ANYOINE NOT ON HA HORSE IN THE PRAIRIE.
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6am phone call and i thought "OH NO, THE POLICE"    BUT IT WAS A CAMERA PERSON WHO WAS CALLING BECAUSE THE MOMMY DONK WAS "CAST" ...
FYI FOR INFORMATION I AM SURE YOU ALL NEED TO KNOW   TECHNICALLY BEING "CAST" THEY USUALLY ROLL OVER WITH NOT ENOUGH ROOM AND THEIR LEGS ARE UP AGAINST THE WALL  ... AT WHICH POINT THEY PUSH THEIR HEADSW BACK FROM THE WALL AND ARE WEDGED...  MANY TIME WITH A BIG HORSE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ROLL THEM BACK WITH THIER HEAD BACK LIKE THAT  BUT YOU NEED TO GET A ROPE AROUND A LEG AND ROLL THEM BACK   ... THE ENTIRE HORSE WEIGHS 1000 POUNDS AND LET ME TELL YOU  THOSE LEGS FLINGING AROUND WEIGH MUCH MORE THAN ANY HUMAN  -- AND IT IS A HORSE... I,E, UNREASONABLE.. WITH A DONKEY  THEY ARE MORE REASONABLE TO DEAL WITH. BUT THE GEOMETRY IS STILL THE SAME...
AT ANY RATE SHE GOT HER HEAD AGAINST THE WALL AND PUSHED ENOUGH TO GET HERSELF UP JUST AS COLBY GOT THERE.
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NOW  PERSONALLY....   ABOUT BEING UP AGAINST THE WALL.... MENTALLY...   ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS  I HAVE TO DO FOR SDP. IS TO JUST NOT SAY A WORD.   LAST NIGHT  AT MAIL CALL, I GOT A LETTER CRITICIZING   A DECISION I MADE --- SINGLE SPACED ---FULL PAGE OF SPECIFIC DETAILS WHICH THE WRITER THOUGHT I HAD BEEN INCORRECT.    I CAN SEE WHY  THIS PERSON THOUGHT THAT WAY...... THE PROBLEM IS  THE WRITER  DID NOT KNOW ALLTHE DETAILS.. AND THERE IS NO WAY I CAN RESPOND. 
LONG AGO AT THE START OF ALL THESE CAMERAS I WOYLD HAVE RESPONDED AND VERY WILLINGLIY ARGUED IT OUT...AND I GOT CRITIZED FOR AIRING "DIRTY LINEN " IN PUBLIC   .. I CAN SEE THAT POINT...  A REALLY GOOD ARGUEMENT IS  HAD FACE GTO FACE NO HOLDS BARRED.....  SO FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS ON SO MANY TOPICS I HAVE BITTEN MY TONGUE  AND LET THINGS ROLL OFF MY BACK...  AND I STILL THINK THERE IS NO WAY I SHOULD DISCLOSE  MANY OF THE REASONS FOR ANY DECISION...  FRANKLY , I DO NOT HAve timeto explain everything.  and now  that we have grown to  a size where an accountant is a permanent  fixture  i know... i can not argue with  his decisions... he went to school and learned stuff i don't want to know... so whatever he says... we do...   now that  same thing applies  to  fighting with   archetecs and the zoning bioard, town manager  , state of mass, or the irs..
there are rules many of which i would like to debate...  but  i have learned... some arguemets are  a waste of time.... unless you have too much time on your hands in which  case a good arguement is a delightful exercise.  ANGELS ON THE HEAD OF A PIN... GOTTA  LOVE IT !!

Monday, June 29, 2020

JUNE 29 2020
 WE ARE headed for rough seas....   i am told....facebook is apparently full of joyous trips  by megan and devin  to bars in nashville ..minus masks..i don't know if they realize that this state has a 14 day self quarantine  for travel INTO THE STATE.... let alone bar hopping in tenna.  and at 82 i  have to go along with the state. -----mind you, i would love to hop bars also.... but... not right now.  as for people who don't believe in masks etc.... how do they explain  why would new york  city hire so many freezer trucks... it was not to store ben and jerry ice cream ! 

i can't say "not a problem"  BUT I WILL SAY  WE HAVE JUST ONE MORE  CHALLANGE ..... we do have quite a collectionof very competent people... starting with laura who you have heaRD ME SAY COULD RUN GENERAL MOTORS WITH HER ORGANIZATIONAL   SKILLS... AND THEN JUDY WHO IS SO IMPOSSIBLY PLEASENT, SHE CAN  TALK TO THE MOST UNREASONABLE PEOPLE VERY CHEERFULLY !! ADD LINDA WHO HAS A MIND THAT REMEMBERS THINGS. LIKE WHERE SHE HAS FILED AN INCREDABLE  AMMOUNT OF PAPER CRAP. PLUS A RAFT OF STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS   
I WILL  GET SHIRTS MADE WITH  "I'M POSSIBLE"  FOR ALL THE FOLK WHO HELP WADE THRU THIS COV MESS.
NOW WE CAN SPEND THE MORNING ARGUING ABOUT WHAT COLOR FOR THE SHIRTS....    THAT'S REALITY !-
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COSMO WENT FOR AN OVERNIGHT---   BEAUTIFUL DOG..... JUST NOT QUITE OF THE MENTAL CAPACITY OF SERVICE DOG.    LARGE DOG. FRIENDLY DOG... ..  WE GOT HIM ALL PACKED UP WITH OVERNIGHT SUPPLIES AND AFTER  HE HAD E A SMALL PROBLEM JUMPING IN THE CAR... ITDID HAVE A TAILGATE, WHICH STUMPED HIM FOR A FEW MINUTES... THEY GOT  TO  THIER HOUSE, AND HE HAD A PROBLEM BETTING OUT... SAME TAILGATE...  BUT HE FINALLY DID..  ONE HOPES HE WILLN OW GET BACK IN TODAY,, BUT.......
THE ONLY QUESTION THE FAMILY HAD WAS   IS HE AFRAID OF THUNDER?   THEY APPARENTLY HAD A DOG ONCE WHOI WAS A THUNDER DOG.... I SAID I DIDN'T THINK SO , BUT  I HAD NOTHIGN TO GO ON BECAUSE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE KENNEL AND I  POSSIBLY WOLD NOT HAVE KNOWN.
THI S AREA IS DRY.. WE HAVE NOT HAD EVEN A SPRINKLE OF QUIET RAIN IN A MONTH ..JUST AFTER TEHY CALLED TO SAY HE HAD JUMPED OUT OF THE CAR, TEHRE WAS AN UNEXPECTED CLAP OF LOUD THUNDER-- WHICH LASTED FOR ?? AN HOUR???  WE NEED THE RAIN... I WAS PLEASED.... BUT WHY THEN??????
I HOPE COSMO WAS OBLIVIOUS TOTHE NOISE...  BUT I ALSO HOPE THEY GOT HIM DOWN FROM THEIR CHANDELIER IF HE WAS NOT...  A VERY FRIGHTENED 175 POUND ANIMAL IS  LIKE A  DRUNKEN 747 AIRPLANE.
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 FYI... YOUR INSTRUCTIONAL FACT FOR THE DAY..
I APPLIED THE DRUNKENB 747 TO TEH PEACOCKS WE USED TO OWN..   WHO FLEW ALL AROUND THE PROPERTY BEOFR THERE WAS A DEVELOPEMENT NEXT DOOR. . IF YOU GO TO PICK UP A FRIGHTENED PEACOCK AND YOU APROXIMATE YOUR GRAB TO THE MIDDLE, ALL THOSE FEATHERS COME OUT IN YOUR HAND, AND YOU LOOK VERY STUPID WITH A HANDFULL OF FEATHERS WHILE THIE TINY CHICKNE SIZE BIRD RUNS OFF.  I SUPPOSE  IT IS A DEFENSE BUT IT  IS ALSO A BIG SHOCK TO ME AND/OR ANY ATTACKKIING WOLF..
 THEY LOOSE THOSE BEAUTIFUL FEATHERS YEARLY.. AND I USED TO COLLECT THEM AND AS WE SAT AROUND IN BOSTON WITH THE DONKEYS, I WOULD CHARGE $1 FOR THEM.... UNTIL.... SOME ANINMAL RIGHTS PEOPLE MADE AN AWFUL SCEENE ABOUT  ME PULLING FEAGTHERS OUR OF PEACOCKS TO SELL....  THOSE FEATHERS ARE NOT FRAGILE... I WOUOLD PICK THEM OUT OF THE MUD AND HOLD THEM BY THE STEM  IN THE SHOWER.. ONE DROP OF SHAMPOO ...., RINSE AND LET DRY FEATEHR DOWN== AND THEY LAST FOR YEARS  GATHERING DUST  IN A WINE BOTTLE INTHE CORNER OF YOUR ROOM. .

RE:   YEARY LOSS OF BODY PARTS.... ANTLERS... REINDEER LOOSE THEM YEARLY.. THE MALES  MOST LIKELY LOOSE THEM IN NOVEMBER.. TEH FEMALES IN JANUARY.. WHICH MAKE ALLTHOSE SANTA'S REINDEER FLYING THRU THE NIGHT SKYS ON CHRISTMAN=S EVE... FEMALES..  THE REST OF THAT YARN GOES  ABOUT THAT IS WHY THEY DON'T GET LOST?????

Sunday, June 28, 2020

JUNE 28 2020
YOU SCRATCH MY BACK AND I'LL SCRATCH YOURS---our new CP"s may not know..  TO watCh teh donkey's  they nibble at each other's backs  and there is a converaasation about  wherer it itches as they wiggle ther noses and relocate  --
    we have added a new kid to OUR ranks... she  is fascinated with animals-- and is learning to "read" them by scratching the withers of the donks..  both she and her father  were thnrilled to "read" the conversation of the donks, about where it itches...   animals do talk... if we are too HARD HEADED  to be able to read them, who's fault is that?   we as a society spend millions on trying to figure out the squeaky noises a whale makes... and most of the time i hear  the "scientists"  using our frame of reference for trying to understand. WHALES    ... WE NEED MORE PRACTICE  AT A YOUNGER AGE TO  WIDEN OUR HORIZONS..... SAVE SOME MONEY  ON BOATS..... WHY NOT ... PRACTICE ON  SQUIRRELS-- OR DONKEYS.....

  I CAN GIVE YOU ONE....A WHILE AGO... DONKEYS IN BOSTON... IN A LOOSE SITUATION WHERE PEOPLE COULD MINGLE .. A BOY  WAS PATTING THE PART OF THE DONK MOST ACCESSABLE - TEH BACK.. AND HE STOPPED.... THE DONKEY TOOK ONE SLOW CAREFUL STEPO TOWARD HIM CLEARLY SAYING " DON;T STOP"  AND HE WHACKED HER AND SAID  "DANM DONKEY TRIED TOI KNOCK ME OVER"   BY APPLYING HIS FRAME OF REFERENCE HE TOTALLY MISSED TEH CONVERSATION.
  SO HERE WE HAD A DONKEY USED TO BEING SCRATCHED  BEING HIT BY A KID USED TO BEING KNOCKED OVER.

TURN THAT 180 DEGREES AND HERE AT CRAZY ACRES....  WE HAVE  WILD DONKEYS FROM THE SLAUGHTER PENS    WHO ARE ACCUSTOMED TO BEIN G KNOCKED ABOUT  BEING TOUCHED  BY THE LIKES OF TEH DONKEY MASSEUSE WOMAN..  THE FRAME OF REFERENCE HAS BEEN ADJUSTED ON BOTH SIDES...   SHE ONCE THOUGHT DONKEYS WERE STUBBORN  MINDLESS FOOLS AND THE DONKEY ONCE THOUGHT ALL HUMANS WERE MINDLESS AND INCAPABLE OF  SEEING THEIR POINT OVF VIEW. .  
 
THERE IS A TIPPING POOINT IN BOTH CASES WHERE TOO MUCH ROUGH HANDLING CASN LEAD TOI A ROUGH  -- DANGEROUS
DONKEY JUST AS... WELLL..... I AM SURE YOU KNOW WHERE THIS I S HEADED... TO  HUMANS WHO ARE  BOTH  PHYSICALLY DANGEROUS  OR MENTALLY  INCAPABLE OF Reason ..    EVERYBODY KNOWS.. OR THINKS THEY DO.... ALL DONKEYS KICK  AND YOU MUST NOT WALK BEHIND THEM-- WELL THEY CERTAINLY ARE CAPABLE OF KICKING, BUT PERSONALLY I HAVE SEEN MORE PROBLEMS WITH TEH FRONT END... THE TEETH--- GRAB  SOMETHING AND HANG ON.     THEY CAN KILL WOLVES THIS WAY...  THEY KNOW THAT  THEiR ACHILLES TENDON IS THEIR  ACHILLES HEEL .. AND WILL SPIN AND  PROTECT IT. WITH THEIR TEETH. 

IT TAKES A WHILE TO TURN THE DONKS INTO THE PLACID CREATURES THEY NATURALLY ARE.. ? HOW TO  TURN PEOPLE?   I DUNNO...   
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DOGS LOOK GREAT AND ARE GETTING THIER people time...   WE WILL BE MAKING SOME MORE  CHANGES AS WE GO THRU  ANY COV COMPLICATIONS...  SO FAR NO ONE INVOLVED WITH BEINBG ON THE SD PROPERTY HAS  TESTED POSITIVE AND WE NEED TOKEEP IT THAT WAY.. BOTH LEGALLLY AND  PRACTICALLY.  ANY ONE WITH THE SLIGHTEST  CHANCE OF COV EXPOSURE MUST NOT COME HERE FOR AT LEAST 14 DAYS...PER OUR CURRENT EMPLOYEES AND BOIARD...      SOME STATES HAVE PASSED THAT LAW--- NEW YOURK,NEW JERSEY, CONN  AND APPARENTLY MASS. WELL...  IT IS A SUGGESTION, BUT IF YOU READ ON... WHICH I DON'T OFTEN DO,   TEH  SUGGESTION  CAN HAVE POLICE "TEETH" TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE.....
THIS WIL,L COMPLICATE OUR LIVES, BUT IS NOT AN INSURMOUTNYTABLE PROPLEM...   IF I COULD REMEMBER I AM SURE WE HAVE HAD WORSE...  THAT IS .ONE CASE OF A BAD MEMORY IS A GOOD THING..... JUST GET ON WITH IT...  WE WILL FIGURE IT OUT.

WE HAVE 2 PEOPLE READY TO WORK WITH NEW DOGS- AND TO GET THEM WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE COV RESTRICTIONS IS A BIT OF A CHALLANGE.. BUT WE CAN TRY...  TAKE ONLY ONE PERSON TO A CAR... FOR OPENERS...    WELL WE HAVE 4 CARS THAT RUN RELIABLY-- OH   .... I REMEMBER THE DAYS WHEN I DID NOT HAVE ONE RELIABLE CAR AND SPENT MANY HOURS ROLLING DOWN  HILLS TO JUMP START.  SO WHEN YOU THINK IT IS DIFFICULT NOW    ,,, JUST THINK OF TRYING TO PULL OFF A MATCH WITH 4 CARS THAT HAVE TO BE JUMP STARTED....   COULD  BE WORSE.
YOU CAN NOT WRITE ABOUT THESE COV COMPLICATIONS.. YOU CAN NOT POSSIBLY DREAM UP THIS STUFF... YOU CAN ONLY ADDRESS ONE PROBLEM AT  A TIME.  
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I HAVE TO MENTION......  BEFORE 15 CP'S EMAIL ME WITH THIS.......
SPEAKING OF STUPID.... AND MY CHICKEN COOP BUILDING PROJECT..  I WAS  REALLY HUNG UP ON THE 3 4  5  TRIANGLE TOI ESTQABLISH TEH CORNER RIGHT ANGLES... AND IT WAS NOT UNTIL 4AM THIS MORNING I FIGURED OUT THAT   16 X 12 ' IS ANOTHER  3 4 5  DEAL WHERE THE DIAGIONAL IS 20'   WELL WHEN DENIS DUG THE HOLES WE WERE   20.5   AND FOR THAT , I CALL THAT WIGGLE ROOM..  THAT IS HAND HELD MEASUIONR TAPE.. WHICH IS NOT ABSOLUTE...  LETS GET ONE POST IN AND THEMN PULL TAPE...

MY SYPHON HOSE  BRAVELY STANDS   TAPED BETEEEN TEH 2 TALL POSTS AND TEHRE IS A 5 INCH DROP OFF TOI DIDDLE WITH.  WE MIGHT GET A POST OR TWO PLANTED TODAY.

BASHING ON.....

Saturday, June 27, 2020

june 27 2020
TWO ALERTS FROM THIS MORNINGS EMAILS.. FIRST IS I HAVE NOT TALKED ABOUT DOGS ENOUGH LATELY-- TOO MUCH ABOUT CHICKENS AND SHAT HOUSES  . OUCH.. THAT IS TRUE.. I HAVE DELAGATED TEH TRAINING  AND THEREFORE IT IS NOT IN FRONT OF ME,, IT  GOES ON AROUND ME... AND I DO  HAVE  INPUT ON OCASSION..... LIKE TODAY... I DID APPROVE THE EYE SURGERIES ON TEH 3 SISTERS AND DID SUGGEST WE DO LILO FIRST ... I AM COUNTING ON  EVERYONE TO REMIND ME NOT TO BREED THSE 2 DOGS AGAIN... GABBY ABD WATSON...    ENTROPIAN DOES HAPPEN AND IT IS A GENETIC THING ... OBVIOUSLY ....  WE HAVE HAD ONE OR TWO HERE AND THERE... BUT 3 IN ONE LITTER.????  DON'T NBREED TEHM AGAIN... THEY ARE LOVELY DOGS, BUT WE DO HAVE SO MANY OTHER COMBINATIONS ..    WE HAVE LET SOME GO OUT OF THE "PROGRAM"   LUCKILY NONE WERE FOR  STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS.. JUST  NOT ENOUGH  CONCENTRATION.. NOT HAVEING STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS IS A GOOG=D THEN..NO CONCENTRATION COULD BE  THE EARLKY PUPPY DEVELOOPENENT.. SPOON FEEDING... WAS NOT GIVEN ENOUGH ATTENTION... AND I AM ON THAT ONE.  PAM IS SUPER AT THAT  BUT SHE IS HERE ONLY 3 DAYS A WEEK.. SO I NEED TO  FIGURE THAT ONE OUT BETTER.   sissle is well into demanding her boiled chicken dinners /\... SO I AM HOPEFUL OF PUPPIES THERE..    I DON'T SEE MAY BUT IA AM TOLD....

 THE OTHER IS TEH COMMENTS BY  CP'S IN GENERAL..  TO PUT IT MILDLY....  WE DO ATTRACT A CROWD OF ALL CAPABILITIES.. AND SHOULD BE  more COGNIZANT  OF THAT VARIATION...  SOME PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND Many of the complications to  having all these animals.. and that  we ( and I)  should  allow for   more of that... that is entirely different than the few who are just  negative anyway.
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 i did look at LL THE BIRD NETTING CP'S FOUND AND SAM FOUND  ONE WHICH SHOLD BE PERFECT.. I HONESTLY HAVENOT HAD CHANCE TO LOOK OVER ALL TEH NETING BOXES...  ONE COMMENT IS WE NEED THE KIND WE CAN EASILY CLEAN OUT .. AND GET TEH EGGS...
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I SEE MAYBE ONE PLANE A DAY OVERHEAD  WHICH I AM TOLD IS A FLIGHT FROM EUROPE TO NEW YORK..  " NORMALLY" YOU COULD NOT FIND A SKY WITHOUT THOSE  WHITE TRAILS ALL DAY LONG.  NOW ONE A DAY.? 

THE REST OF MY HEAD IS ON THE TRAVELING  AND PROBLEMS WITH COV..  AND HOW IT MIGHT AFFECT SDP...APPARENTLY NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY HAVE INCOMING PEOPLE QUARENTINED FOR 14 DAYS... 
THE  EFFECTS ARE INSIDIOUS I LOOKED OVER THE PRICE OF HOUSING IN IPSWICH.. AND EVERY ONE WENT  FOR OVER ASKING PRICE... AS .. I AM TOOLD MANY PEOPLE ARE FLEEING THE CROWDED CITY ENVIRONMENT..  THAT IS MAYBE RELATED TO THE  CRAZY BUSY LUMBER YOARD YESTERDAY.  HE SAID HE HAS NEVER BEEN  SO BUSY...
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SHOULD I WORRY About cov, or the  broken tree limb way up high over the driveway. 
at least the tree limb, i can do something about.
i believe that heavy  balanced limb is similar to  what is called a widow maker.
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 then there is the government...... they changed teh rules and  now i have a new bunch to  learn   .. for $87,000,  i will struggle, thanks.


Dear Carlene,

You may be aware that Congress passed the PPP Flexibility Act on June 5. This legislation makes certain material changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including to the terms of loan forgiveness. As we await new guidance from the SBA that reflects these changes, we'll continue to build our online PPP loan forgiveness application and keep you updated with the latest developments.
We want to remind you that loan forgiveness is not automatic. If you plan to seek forgiveness of your PPP loan, you'll need to complete our online application. We are not accepting paper applications. We'll email you once the online application is available, and you'll also be able to find it on our PPP information site.
In the meantime, it's very important that you familiarize yourself with the PPP loan forgiveness process and requirements. We recommend you start working through the SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, including all schedules and worksheets, ahead of your TD forgiveness application. Please review our PPP Loan Forgiveness Overview for additional information.
Thanks for choosing us for your financing needs.

Friday, June 26, 2020

JUNE 26 2020
 re.. the new chicken coop.....started all because we coud  not visually check on them from our usual daily path ----i got one post verticle and alreaady i have a dozen emails with everyone worried..  i can certainly understand you being worried.. do i really know whaqt i am doing?? actually no. i don't but i do know  2 points form a line   3 points a plane , water seeks it's own level, 3-4-5 willmake a right angle  and if you hammer nails in at wierd angles, they hold better and teh ultimagte decision maker is gravity.
based on that extensive knwledge, i personally built the yellow "shop"  on a bet and in a week --- pretty mu ch alone."  the t tent, and laundry building i started alone and was joined by other random people.. which is what i hope will happen here..   careful thinkers are always welcome... SDP survives on that.

the ultimate goal is to walk along the driveway andd v=be able to check the water ands food thru a window-- all the water for every animal  on this property here can be checked as anyone just wanders around normqally... except the chickens.. in my kennelrules... you nwever put the wattrer pail  "out of the way so you don't trip on it"     teh watre must be by the door .. tripping over it is better than not being able to check on it.   i have ignored the chickens too long.

now  the  generic   FYI  for the day--  there is some kind of building boom around here anyway......   there is a shortage of lumber- for whatever reason i do not know.  first clue.... i can not seem to get jack .. or qany onther talented carpednter to put in the framoing for the garqge door...even standing around on a sunbday with cash in hand....   next clue... the lunmber companuy i usually use -- the phone is constantly busy..and when i finally got them, he said they could not deliver for 5 days.... usually they say something like  "we can have it there a 3:20" .. and tehy do. "bring your trailer and we can load you today"  -- so i did that only to find  they did not have exactly what i listed  ... namely 14 foot  4x4's  pressure treated... and no   2 x 6 x 12' ...

so  with difficulty.....i hooked up my beautiful --- still fairly new dump trailer ( still full of bricks that i have not found a home for yet) proving once again   i have a biinary rright/left problem as denis tried  to tell me the correction to dgt under the trailer hitgch...   finally i gave him a  white coffee cup to put on the hitch so i coud see it betterr in tghat backj up camera and had no gtrouble.   i could not call ahead because the phoen line wqs busy  so i just drove there and the "yard" was full of trucks picking up stuff..  once haveing  pulled in  i realized   it was going to be a challange to back out... but i love a challange... so with trailer attached i continued forward into the shed  to get someone's attention without having to get out.

men... gotta love how some have the instinct to attack an unprotected female-- "hey jack some idiot woman has her trailer stuck in the shed" ---   i was teh "some woman'  but iu was by no means stuck...- there was no where else to park-- plus  they know me there.  so as they gathered my list and the yard cleared of all the tractor trailers i just backed  out and paralell parked in  the yard without having to  pull forward once.   experience comes from bad experience... 
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i remember........... we had a filmiong at some fancy country club in ? newton?   and i had a fairly new tractor trailer size -- fifth wheel...  stock trailer  and pulled down a line of very expensive cars   parked onboth sides of the long  driveway...  it took a long time  but i got alot of experience  backing out of there !   there are alot of stories about me getting in trailer trouble  in boston  traffic with that rig... i only dented it once.... in my driveway wen i hit my regular trailer with that  big one..... a distinguishing feet of denting 2 trailers at once.

i also know exactly what gridlock is....  and why you must never pull into an intersection if you can not  pull all the way thru theat  intersection.
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 so back to the SHAT HOUSE    todqays goal is th get the second post up  exactly 16 feet ( outside measurement) from the first..  at whichpoint   life will get serious... if denis can then  pound sticks in the corners  with a horizontal  board, we can take the weekend trying to  make the  thing square  where the diagonals are equal...   because until they are equal. it is dangeous to proceed...   that will taKE SOME  BASIC GEOMETRY  DOING OF 3 4 5   TRIANGLES    AND STRING THAT DOES NOT STRETCH....  

CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK  IS  TROUBLE....... ESPECIALLY WHEN GOVERNMENT WORK IS UNRELAIBLE IN TH FIRST PLQCE.
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Hello Carlene and Linda, Megan,and Devin and all SDP family,

This is Sandy Jones in Tennessee.
I woke up this morning just feeling so very BLESSED and Emotion of Thankfulness for everything you all have done for Johnny and Myself  for the gift of new life for us!
I wake up so happy because I look forward to seeing my Lady Ripple first thing.
Our routine  is she jumps in bed with me and we have our lovey time, then I get in my wheelchair and take her to the door to go out into her fenced back yard, and me to mine.
She will not leave the screened porch until Johnny or myself will go out and sit and then she will go on out!
I come out and sit on a swing where Johnny and I drink coffee and watch her run her relays and then her potty needs.
Then she comes in and lays on her outside bed wish me, so we decided what direction to take for the day.
She eats and drinks and here we go if things off the day.
She is so happy to get her vest on because this means we are going for a ride!
She loads up, and is so much help to my task of the day.
She stays right with me and now so protective she watches everything a doctor or nurse does to me and puts her head on me and wants to see what they are doing!
They all love her and show her what they are doing so she’s not so concerned.
If Johnny tries to help me at rest time at home she jumps up and goes between us saying NO this is my job and my Mama!
If Johnny hugs me she gets in between us, if I’m on my phone she takes her nose and pushes sway saying you need to pay attention to me!
If I’m having a down day she lays on the bed with me and we nap and watch TV together.      
It’s so funny because she always takes Johnny’s side of the bed
Saying no room for you!😂
We are always as one!
She is my legs to walk, she gets me up when I fall, she is my best friend besides Johnny, she brings so much comfort to never be alone, she gives me a reason to face my day!
Johnny loves her so much and hard on him to leave us alone and not pet when on, he is our Wing Man trying to protect us from the public so we can work.
We are a happy family!
I just wanted to take the time to Humbly say God Bless each of you and Thank You for our gift of life.
Lady Ripple say’s Thank You Too❤️
Love,
Sandy Jones/ Tennessee

Thursday, June 25, 2020

JUNE 25 2020
ingrid ( of florida fame)  has been providing me with soothing music to type by....  today' selection....   only one click away  

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents about an hour of great listening by a Danish String Quartet - selections of Beethoven & Nielsen.      https://www.chambermusicsociety.org/watch-and-listen/audio/national-radio-series-program-39-danish-quartet-beethoven-and-nielsen/
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 now-- back to the new shat house-- it would be most helpful if i could remembetr the name of the guy wh o helped with the 4 fooT extension  on the shop... he came in and squared that up really well.  
his tallents will , i am sure be needed.  i hate to think of  some really talernted engineers like  teh "swing set guy" chip ... sitting    home  with cov restrictions...  he and i worked wello together.... " want it shorter?? lets just cut it off.. where's my saw"   no big ceremonies... or building plans... 

i did get in what will be the  CENTER  AND aprox roof line to see what i would be blocking.. and in the oprocess i decided 12 x 16 would fit  and just be 4 more sheets of plywood to extend it 4 feet. WITH BIG DOORS TO OPEN DURING THE DAY, IT SHOLD GIVE CP's AN INSIGHT  INTO  "LIFE IN THE SHAT HOUSE" 
YES WE ARE A SERVICE DOG ESTABLISHMENT..  OUR CHOCKJENS ARE A VERY CRITICAL FUND RAISER AND  VOLUNTEERS DOI LIKE THE FRESH EGGS.. WHERE THY NOW ARE IS A JUNGLE OF  CHAIN LINK AND 5 DIFFEREBT GROUPS MEANING 5 DIFFERENGT WATERING DEVICES AND FEEDERS..    WITH SOME OF THE PENS BEEING FAR TOO  SMALL..  PUTTING THEM ALL TOGETHER WILL GIVE THEM ALL PROBABLYT 1/4 AN ACRE OF MESSY WEEDS TO PICK AT.   I WILL TRY ADDING THE TURKEYS TO THE CHICKENS.. BUT INTHE CONSTRUCTION PHASE, I WILL TRY THE TURKEYS INWITHTHEGOATS....   THAT BIGGER TURKEY WAS HAND TAISED AND KEEPS LOOKING FOR COMPANY -- I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE WILLFEEL ABOUT GOATS... BUT IT WOULD BE MORE ROOM.. POULTRY IS MESSY IF YOUDON;T KJEEP UP WITH IT.  THOSE CHICKENS WILL EATG ABOUT ANYTHING, AND ARE THERFORE PERFECT   PLACE FOR  just a few KITCHEN SCRAPS to give them a varied diet...   IF YOU KEEP  IT THROWN AWAY EVERY DAY .. OTHERWISE...  the stench is.. typical... garbage... 

if i can just get the 2 center posts in.... how wrong can i go??? 2 points for m a line...  youcold argue they shold be down 4 feet... but i can tell youthat is not gonNA happen...   wht happens if youdon't go belowe teh frost?  just look at the t tent cupula  -- the roof sags.. well it has been sagging very nicely for 20 years  and if i had to go down 4' i would never even start.... i don;t have a "t-square".....    i used to -- but it is prob ably lying in the grass around here somewhere.WITH 4  CROW BARS ETC --  A SIX FOOT CROW BR IS ONLY ABOUT AN INCH TALL INTHE GRASS.   GRASS HIDES TOOLS....  SO I WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE 3-4-5 TRIANGLE PROCESS FOR THE RIGHT ANGLES.
THEN THERTE IS THE  BIT ABOUT  THERE IS NOT MUCH WEIGHT ON THE CENTER POSTS... ALL THE WEIGHT WILL BE ON TH WALLS- THOSE ROOF RAFTER S JUST PUSH ON EACH OTHER.  I HOPE TO PROCEED  " ONE BOARD AT A TIME.."   LIFTED IN PLACE WITH  HAY STRING.  AND SINCE THE GROUND IS NOT LEVEL, MY SIPHONE HOSE WILL HAVE TOWORK OVERTIME.  
IT WILL BE AN  EARLY MORNING PROJECT. BECAUSE OF THE HEAT... DOES ANYONE ELSE WANT TO GET IN THE BUILDING BUSINESS?  OR MORE SIMPLY AT THE MOMENT   HOLE DIGGING???  
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CHICKEN BRICKS...  THIS IS A LONG MONTH  WITH THE SHATTING ON JULY 5TH.. FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH... SO WE DO HAVE A LITTLE TIEM.
 I  CERTAINLY  DON'T WANT TO PRESSURE ANYONE  WHILE AT THE SAME TIME ... IF YOUCAN EASILY AFFORD AN EXTRA 10 SPOT OR TWO BY ALL MEANS  BUY BRICKS...  IF THIS COV  ( OR WHATEVER) MEANS  FUNDS AR E  STRETCHED AND YOU STILL WANT TO BE INVOLVED, JUST SEND ME A  NOTE .. WE  ALWAYS HAVE   A FEW ROWS RESEARVED FOR  GIFTING... AND I AM  HAPPY TO  PUT SOMEONE'S NAME  ON THEM.  JUST LET ME KNOW... OR LINDA..  ALL THAT KINDOF THING HAS  GOT TO GO THRU THIS OFFICE .
LIKEWISE THE MONKEY FISTS.... IF YOU  WANT/ NEED  ONE OF THOSE  ALL I NEED FOR THAT IS A SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE WHICH WE WILLSTAMP...     NEITHER BRICKS OR MONKEY FISTS PUTS MUCH DRAIN ON OUR FUN FUND...

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Pixie labs came back let's smile �� her platelets came back at 185,000 such wonderful news. She lost 7 pounds to which is great for her. We are keeping her meds the same since we will be moving and she's doing good on her meds dr Harley doesn't want any set backs. Her counts have been stable. We did add Tylan 1/4 teaspoon to breakfast to help w bowels. She still has trouble with her belly issues. She took to it well today. We are going back for a recheck at the end of July or beginning of august.
Hope you are doing well and staying healthy.
Stacy and Pixie

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

JUNE 24 2020
 i have a request on  how to train a dog to alert for a deaf person...  most dogs have that built in by the knocking on the door....they will run to you and clearly say" open that door so i can bark at them"    i can tell you how i started-- object being to make a repetitive noise .. in my case i bought a $1.98  battery fired  doorbell  . as i sat watchign tv i started it  on off on off.. and encouraged to dog to come to me for a cookie. doesn't take  too long   they already know that part... try opening a box of cookies... the come to you for that noise.......----- next string some wire and have the bell ring 20 or so feet away .. with a cookie on top of it.   granted  to start with you will be leading the dog to  teh bell but with encouragement and excitement the dog will get the idea of comeing to you and telling you t here is a cookie by teh bell..   it is a small jump to a different noise...  like person calling you over and over.   dog has to come get you and take you to the source  of teh noise..to get the cookie.  few minutes couple times a day and within a week  they have the idea.. REPETATIVE NOISES PRODUCE COOKIES...  FROM THERE IT IS OVEN TIMERS AND TELEPHONES...

PEGGITY WAS TEH DANE I TRAINED FOR A WOMAN WHO HAD A BALANCE PROBLEM AND WAS DEAF.... SHE WENT TO LIVE IN PENNA AND THE TRAINING DID WORK AS PEGGITY WOKE HER OWNER UP WHEN THE FIRE ALARM STARTED AND WAS CREDITED WITH SAVING  AN ENTIRE APT BUILDING... I WOULD HATE TO GUANRENTEE MY TRAINING FOR THAT ... BUT IT SURE WORKED THAT TIME.  

THAT IS ONE THING OUR TRAINING IS ABOUT ... WH EN YOU ARE CONFUSED  COME TO US.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY???? 

NOW IT IS ABOUT OUR CHICKEN DEPARTMENT--- IT IS A SHAMBLES-- I AM ASHAMED OF TEH MESS...   I HAVE NOT GONE NEAR THE CHICKENS IN YEARS.... FEED  ADN WATER 5 DIFFERENT  GROUPS WHILE WALKING 200 FEET TO  AND FROM THE WATER SOURCE.???   /  FIRSTLY  WE NEED ONLY ONE GROUP  WHICH MEANS WITH 2 ROOSGTERS, WE NEED TO FIND A HOME FOR  ROOSTER #2  ( WHIHC I HAVE DONE.. WITH ONNE HEN FOR COMPANY)   WE NEED TO HAVE CHICKENS WHERE WE CAN SEE THEEM AND THEIR WATER ETC ON A REGULAR BASIS..  IN THE PROCESS IT WOLD BE INTERESTING TOHAVE THEM ON CAMERA...  SO I AM TRYINT TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BUILD A CHICKEN COOP IN THE "V" PEN ON TEH DRIVEWAY CAMERA.  I THINK I CAN BUILD A COOP AND NOT BLANK THE VIEW OF THE POND OR HONEYMOON HILL..

SO TODAY  I  WILL  QUICKLY POUND SOME REBAR IN POSITION AND SLIDE WHITE PVC PIPE OVER THEM TO DESIGN THE BUILDING.  THIS CAN TAK A WHILE   AND  MANY REVISIONS..   IF YU LOOK CAREFULLY NOW, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PLASTIC SLIDE IS A WHITE ROPE WHICH  
IS FROM THE CAMERQA TO SEE WHAT IS "  ON CAMERA" ---NOW WHERE TO PUT WALLS AND ROOF ! 
  MAYBE THE OLD COOP CAN BE A CLUTTER CONTROL BUILDING.. IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE DO VERY WELL IS ACCUMULATE CLUTTER.!
 MY BUILDINT TECHNIQUES USUALLY GO VERY QUICKLY... PLYWOOD COMES IN 4' X 8' ..  THOSE 2 X 4 PIECES OF WOOD ARE 1.5 AND 3.5   AND PUT THEM  EVERY 16 INCHES  ( 16" ON CENTER.)... SO WITH CAREFUL PLANNING I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO PUT UP A WALL AN HOUR.
FO LAND THE POST ACCURATELY BECOMES NECESSARY-- THINGS LIKE  VERTICAL WITH PERFECT DIAGIONAL MEASUREMENTS . 100 YEARS AGO... WITHTHE FIRST DEAGLE HOUSE I BUILT, , I WAS OFF BY 3/4 ON THE DIAGIONAL AND  FIGURED WHAT TEH HECK..BUT BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE ROOF  THAT 3/4" HAD TURNED INTO SEVERAL INCHES....NECESSITATING HUGE ADJUSTMENTS IN THE ROOF.   NOTHING WAS "SQUARE"   NOT EVEN CLOSE.

WHEN I DESIGEND TEH KENNEL AS IT NOW STANDS  #1 TO #8   I USED PILES OF CARDBOARD AND DUCT TAPE TO GET A GOOD LOOK AT WHAT WENT WHERE AND DID DOGS FIT UNDER THE LOFTS.???... I HAVE A PICTURE SOMEWHER OF TALL" BROWNIE" SGTANDING UNDER THE CARDBOARD FOR MEASURING.  SO TODAY IT WILL BE PVC PIPE AND MILES OF ROPE.  IT WOULD BE SIMPLE IF IT WAS NOT FOR THE CAMERA AND IT'S WIDE ANGLE BIT.  THE ROOF KEEPS GETTING IN THE WAY.

DENIS WILL BE BACK TO HELP-- HE NOW HAS MONDAY TUES OFF. HE WILL ALSO BE REORAGANIZING THE BARN  ROOM... 
THAT HE POLYURETHANED  LAST WEEK.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

JUNE 23 2020
WE COULD USE MORE  VOLUNTEERS FOR DOG WALKING AND DONKEY TENDING AND BRUSHING..   I HAVE BEEN TOLD PEOPLE ARE "WAITING TO COME BACK...I HAVE NO  COV KNOWLEDGE WHATSO EVER... I DOI NOT UNDERSTAND WHY IT IS NOW ALRIGHT TO EAT AT RESTAURANTS WHEN THERE WERE FEWER CASES 3 MONTHS AGO WHEN IT WAS FIORBIDDEN ----
 KEEP IN MIND IF YOU DO SOMETHING THEY DO NOT LIKE... THEY KICK... SO BE SURE TO STAY ON  THE MORE FRIENDLY END.. RE WELCOME AT THEIR OWN RISK....AND TEH 10'  DISTANCE SHOULD BE MAINTAINED...(AND  I MEAN TO INCLUDE  A BRAND NEW VOLUNGTEER  FROM  YESTERRDAY )  
AND  10' SHOULD BE A SCINCH...  POO PICK WITH PUPS... OR EVEN BETTER PICK ROCKS UNDER THE SPRINKLER ( WELL WATER)  
 
AS FOR  DONKEY PATTING...     IF YOU CAN ARRIVE WITH CARROTS ... THEN CUT IN ABOUT 1 INCH CHUNKS...  TO PUT IN THE FRY PANS....   THE FRONT END WILL BE VERY FRIENDLY  AND FEEDING THEM  WITH FRY PANS OVER THE HAY FEEDER SHOULD BE 100% SAFE.  . THERE IS A SIGN IN THE BARN THAT WARNS .. ANY ASSOSIATION WITH EQUINES IS DANGERIU S IUN TEH FIRST PLCE AND YOU ARE IONB YOUR OWN...  I THIN K IT WAS GEORGE BUSH SENIOR THAT   GOT THAT LAW INSTALLED.. 
AFTER SOME 40 YEARS OF DONKEY MANAGEMENT, I FIND HORSES TO BR FAR MORE UNPREDICTABLE..  THE DONKS HAVE BEEN PERFECT IN THOUSANDS OF SITUATIONS... BUT  TEH THERE IS ALWAYS  A FOOT TO BE STEPPED ON OR HEAVEN FORBID A FINGER THAT IS MISTAKEN  FOR A CARROT  -- HENCE THE FRY PANS...  DISASTER TIME OF YEAR IS CHRISTMASD WHEN KIDS ARE EATING  AND SLOBBERING ON THERI HANDS WITH CANDY CANES THAT ARE PEPPERMINT-- EQUINES LOVE PEPPERMIONGTS..    THEY ARE USUALLY  LIKE A NARCOTIC TO A HORSE OR DONLK -- I DONLT LIKE TO HAVE THEM AROUND.. STICK TO CARROTS... THEY HAVE ONLY A NORMAL ATTRACTION..    HORSE VETERNARIANS SOMETIMES CARRY PEPPERMINT LIFE SAVORS...   WE DON'T ALLOW THEM HERE.    CARROTWS, APPLES, DRIED BAGELS PIECES   ARE ALL  OK 
 KEEP IN MIND IF YOU DO SOMETHING THEY DO NOT LIKE... THEY KICK...  USUALLY THEY WARN BEFORE KICKING IF YOU WATCH FOR THE LANGUAGE....  SO BE SURE TO START ON  THE MORE FRIENDLY END..  TO START WITH YOU WILL FIND DONKEYS VERY PENSIVE.....  THEY NEED TO BE TAUGHT TO TRUST.... AND THEY WILL TALK TO YOU...  
AS FOR BEING STUB BORN... A FRIGHTENED DONKEY STANDS STILL AND QUESTIONS THINGS LIKE PUDDLES AND SHADOWS  THEY NEED TO HAQVE THINGS EXPLQAINED TOTHEM..

THE DONKEUYS  SHOULD BE READY TO LET POEOPLE WIPE THIER LEGS WISHT FLY SPRAY.. AND TEHY ARE NOT..  IT AGAIN IS A DO IT YOURSELF OPERATION BUT START SCRATCHING THERI BACK  AND SLOWLY GET TO THE TOP OF THERI FRONT LEGS.. AND MAYBE AFTER 3 OR 4 DAYS YOUMIGHT AT LEATS TOUCH A LOWER FRONT LEG..  WE HAVE PLENTY OF  FLY SPRAY-- A GALLON OR TWO  ) WE USE ABSORBINE ULTRA SHIELD ON A WASH CLOTH... )  AND WE HAVE ALOT OF LEG WRAPS, BUT USING EITHER AT THE MOMENT IS IMPOSSIBLS SINCE THEY ARE STILL TERRIFIED OF HUMANS..... EVEN POCKETS NEEDS HANDLING MORE  AND SHE KNOWS TRICKS !!
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HENRY...   is in ICE tonight with PAM  AND HER  dogs." I just took a temp 100.7. I also put a cold compress on him for a bit. He's a little whiny but otherwise seems fine. Happily wagging his tail. He is drinking and had some cookies."  
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SOMEONE GAVE ME  THE RAVENOX COMPANY FOR ROPE.. AND TEHY HAVE SOME  DYED PURPLE.,,,QUITE RESONABLY..   I HAVE HAD SEVERAL  CP'S WANTING A  HUGE AND HEAVY  DOOR STOP/ MONKEY FIST  SO I AM THINKING  I SHOLD OFFER A  HUGE MONKEY FIST DOOIR STOP.  AS A UNIQUE "GIFT " IN ADDITION TO THE MONETARY ONE GTHAGT GOES  TO THE SHATUPON WINNER... I KEEP  MAKING THESE.... IT IS A NERVOUS HABIT AND  IF IGIVE IT A S A PRIZE, YOU COULD ALWAYS GIVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE..... ???? 

I AM RUNNING OUT OF FRIENDS TO GIVE THEM TO.