mathmqatically...... in designing dog pens...i knew ( thought??) you get the most square footage for the least fence if you put up a square ( or heaven foribid.. a circle..) but when i did the ones off teh deaagle and nutt houses i had a few extrqa bucks and unrolled the 150 foot fence in a fairly straight line so the dogs in those buildings can really get a full out run going in these runs aboutu 20 feet wide. that shape has to b4 the most expensive way to build qa run... but i watched 5 dogs yesterday racing each other back and forth which they never couod have done in a square. the fact that i was able to arrainge the runs up/down hill gave tehm even more exercise. i say fairly straight line.. all that fence looks like it was installed by someone with a drinking problem.... but it works.
there are some really basic physical facts that amuse me.... especially water-- and my car is now a watering can for the newly planted garden. i have a big 24 " milk can ful of water inthe front seat whch i siphon out the windo into a pewter pitcher which sat on my family's dinner table every night when i was young. it was teh milk pitchr. i couold not find a watering can.
which goes back to mike row-- if you can't be a plastic surgeon be a good welder.
THIS MIKE ROW LECTURE COUDL NOT SAY IT BETTER...
EVEN TO THE ARRIVE EARLY DO THE BEST YOU CAN AND STAY A FEW MINUTES LATE...
THIS VIRUS REALLY OUGHT TO HQAVE EVERYONE RETHINK JUSGT WHO IS CRITICAL AND WHO ..MAYBE ...IS NOT.
AND SOMETIMES IT BOILS DOWN TO A GOOD WORK ETHIC.. WHICH THS LATEST BIT ABOUT EARNING MOREE MONEY ON UNEMPLOYMENT
THAN SOMEONE EARNED WORKING IS CERTAINLY GOING TO RAISE TEH DEVIL WITH THOSE WHO THINK WORK IS A CURSE.
i get a kick out of what many people do int he name of "hobby" than would ever be allowed by union or osha rules. here strap this thing to your back and jump out
of that plane at 5000 feet. or strap these things to your feet and see if you can slide to the bottom of that hill.
the absolute work required to own a boat... or heaven forbid a horse...
when the only difference is you have the choice with a hobby and with work.. someone else is the decision maker.
apparently wasps are territorial. and someond found that puttin g up a pake wasp nest keeps tehm away...
this person has a crochete version ,, google....Crochet Pattern – Fake Wasp Nests we could use those???
long ago i heard of a brown paper bag being puffed into wasp nest size and shape... so maybe there is a bit of logic there.
i am shocked at how well this place is coming together... a few volunteers looking for enterteiauinment and freashg air, are getting all sorts of thigs done.
like teh next tent... skip got the tent polees up and yesterday found a perfect white tarp 16 x 20
that same piece of real estate once hqad my first chicken coop... then i got in the tipi phase and we had a huge 27' tipi in that spot which was my outdoor office for 2 seasons??? i remember doing paperweork there whild sittingon a rug on the floor. with a fire to keep me if not warm, at least not frozen. -- it is an interesting place to sit with the fountains kmaking their noise... plan is to move the dog fence around teh tent so the area becomes part of "teh grassy knoll"
where teh annie bench now is... it is one p[lace onteh pro[perty that is shaded most of the day... it is where we had eh singing group at dog fest. it can be seen from the driveway camera which at the moment shows bothfountains.. all that used car lot decoratiosnis to keep the hawks for getting any puppies we have inb that "v" pen...
last night was coyote howl night.... and ours finally joined in off and on. one of the neighbors did call- at that point our dogs were quiet and the other "sound" was quite cleqrly not mine she was going to call teh police.. what she needs to do is call teh real estate agent wh osold her the house next to me and willowdale state forest. i only have dogs now... a few years ago as animal episodes , i had 150 animals here by actual count. some were birds, but a flying peacock looks like a terrifying 747. and scream???? there is nothing louder... or prettier.