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General Discussion / Re: Selling seeds door to door as a boy
« Last post by Monroe on Today at 09:19:12 PM »
my look alike cousin, who thought he knew everything because he lived in town, showed me the ad in a Grit newspaper he was selling about garden seed. He figured up how much profit we would make & wanted to get the seed on the way. The only problem I was the one who had any money, he spent his fast as he made a little. He ordered & they sold pretty good , we might have made a dollar apiece. His next hair brained idea was to order religious wall plaques from a radio station in Del Rio Texas. He ordered and when they came in me being in the country didn't see them for a week. cus had picked out and already sold the good ones getting his money back plus maybe another dollar. I lost on that deal but learned a good lesson.
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General Discussion / Re: Oct. 28th Get Together Head Count.....
« Last post by Joe In Dirt on Today at 08:27:44 PM »
looks like it may work out that we can go, course in the Oil Field one never know till the last minute, get the wife to pick what we might bring.
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General Discussion / Re: Selling seeds door to door as a boy
« Last post by Joe In Dirt on Today at 08:25:00 PM »
Guess we were all raised a lot different than my kids and especially the young ones of today, back in the 60's would ride my bike made from many kinds of bikes pieced put together picking up coke bottle to buy me a basket for the front and back better than a burlap sack, then save enough to buy me a daisy BB gun, did not have enough money to the BB's till next time and could get a ride to the store, don't think I could balance a bike on a grave road anymore, that gun was a six dollar investment, glad I did that as a child.
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General Discussion / Re: Selling seeds door to door as a boy
« Last post by MikeM on Today at 07:57:01 PM »
We need a 'like' button.  :)
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I used to think it is never too long a trip to break bread and have an icy cold beer with friends.
But. 12,447 miles that is a long trip.

Welcome to the USA Vincent.
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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Last post by Bentcords on Today at 07:29:34 PM »
Picked the last cherry maters and bell peppers and pulled the plants up. Byron
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Leaving Perth, Western Australia tomorrow evening for Brisbane, Queensland (on the east coast of Australia) 2246 miles then Brisbane - Los Angeles 7162 miles then Los Angeles to Seattle 953 miles for a couple of days with my brother then Seattle to New Orleans 2086 miles. What a trip :)

That's 12,447 miles. for a party..LOL. and that's only one way, you got to do that again to get home...
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The Greenhouse / Re: Starting on the Greenhouse
« Last post by Maggie13 on Today at 07:28:35 PM »
Nice score on the windows!

The doors look good.
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Livestock / New sheep guardian puppy
« Last post by MikeM on Today at 07:23:19 PM »
I thought I had posted a recent picture of our Akbash puppy but can't find it.  Thor is 15 weeks old and just went over 37 pounds this morning. Our Pyrenees Maisy literally adopted him and started showing him the ropes after two weeks of keeping him away from the sheep.  She would leave him by our shop when she went out on patrol and would let him out with her at night since the sheep bed down until it starts to get light.  We were starting to worry that she was keeping him away from the sheep completely but then we noticed she would take him around once the sheep seemed to accept him and he started his growth spurt.  His sire is 140 pounds and judging by Thor's feet he will probably also be a big boy.  He is getting more obedience training than you normally do for a guardian but I don't have any desire to fight with a dog as big as I am. :)

Smart is an understatement and even at such a young age is acting like an adult around the sheep.
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Livestock / Re: Odin the dog.
« Last post by MikeM on Today at 07:16:07 PM »
Something else I meant to post about them.  At first animals in a guardians care will usually not take to them and will even head butt the dogs.  Most dogs take it to a point but they will do some mild discipline to an unruly animal and we even let our dogs act food aggressive to our sheep or they would go hungry.  They make a lot of noise and lunge at the sheep to scare them off but never use their teeth. Our herding dogs on the other hand will use teeth enough to make a hesitant animal get moving.  It doesn't take long for the sheep to learn that the dogs are their protector and you can watch when the dog starts alerting (barking) the sheep will head toward the dogs general vicinity for protection.
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