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callmefence wrote:...you can't lose em if you ain't got em.
This was my late pa in law’s favorite saying. Verbatim.
Weather has been crazy here as well. 91 yesterday. 87 today. 73 tomorrow and 40 this coming Saturday night. I may have to get the dart gun ready.
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Dave wrote:While the kids were hunting they ran into a leppy calf. They described it to me. I told the neighbor. He said that he thought that calf died. He had treated it three times and it didn't have much in the way of lungs left. The next day the kids saw that calf again but it was dead that time. You win some and lose some.
Buck off a few, and a few get rained out.
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ga.prime wrote:Bright Raven wrote:ga.prime wrote:You sure that's a sparrow and not a warbler?
I was not absolutely sure.
Your poetic stanzas are good either way.
Those stanzas are from a tribute to the death of a dog. Lord Byron:
Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man, without his vices. This praise, which would be unmeaning flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the memory of Botswain, a dog.
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Jogeephus wrote:Bright Raven wrote:TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Thanks, I needed something else to obsess over.
The weather is totally out of normal. We are having an extreme spring in the fall.
Yep, I had to postpone my yearly seal clubbing trip a month
Val, Burt and Earl went in your place.
It ain't easy being a used cow salesman.
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callmefence.. there was the dummy I lost in August too.. got stuck in a bush for the better part of a day, dehydrated, hypoxic.. nursed him back to physical health but he'd lost all notion of eating and drinking.. tubing him 3 times a day was getting old.. did that for nearly 2 weeks.. He'd eat things you put in his mouth but wouldn't take any food!
Here was his approximate position, the small log circled in red had fallen over his neck!
I had just dragged him out here
Dazed and confused!
Anyhow, he got the darwin awards for this year.
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Bright Raven wrote:A sparrow caught my eye as I was going into the optometrist on the eave of a roof right over my head. The bird was laying on its side. It was fluttering, I though maybe preening itself.
When I came out, it was dead on the concrete. Died and fell off the roof. I bent down and saw its eyes were closed. It was still and totally at peace.
The Fallen Sparrow
Who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.
1/1024 Golden Eagle