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wolffman

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Bought a few plants at the garden center this weekend. They had everything 70% off so it was a pretty good deal. Kids had fun running around looking at all the stuff.

This is one of the beds I built with all the free stone I'd been picking up every now and then. Going to keep this bed simple as I don't want to deal with much maintenance.

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w_r_ranch

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Our lucky day has arrived!!! Forecasted rain was 0.28" and we have received 3.60" thus far!!!

Since it's raining, today is the day to knock an item off my bucket list... I'm going to take one of our new pasta attachments for a test drive. Also made the dough for 2 loaves of garlic bread to go with it.
 
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MR. G. L.

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.3 is all the rain I got but that's welcome everything in the garden is growing good we had a bunch of kale that was good. getting ready for deer season opening weekend. good hunting for the hunters AND BE SAFE
 

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Forecast for today is a cool 55 degrees & 0.41" of rain. We ended up receiving 1.02" , but the temperature never made it to 50.

Started the beginning-of-the-month chores for something to do.
 
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w_r_ranch

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Clean the greenhouse & the oscillating fan, then put up the insulated covers on the vents. Also put the heater in it as tonight is suppose to be a very early freeze for us.

Made bread & Mrs. Ranch made a big pot of chili.

Fed the cattle & put out another roll of hay.

Moved the porch plants into the greenhouse & turned on the heater.
 
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w_r_ranch

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Trimmed & ground a brisket, then formed into hamburger patties. When they're frozen, we'll vacuum pack them.

Vacuum packed 4 thick sirloins.

Roasted a whole eye-of-round that will be cubed up for Dieter's treats.

Fed the cattle.
 
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w_r_ranch

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Seasoned up a big pot roast for supper.

Replaced all the batteries in the clocks (if they have one) & set them to the new time.

Brought the 12' ladder over from the barn to clean & reverse the ceiling fan in the family room. Also cleaned & reversed the other 6 ceiling fans.

Vacuum packed the the hamburger patties & Dieter's treats from yesterday.

Mrs. Ranch made a peach pie.
 
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w_r_ranch

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Made bread.

Picked up a load of feed & did a little shopping.

Fed that cattle & put out another roll of hay.

Burned the trash.

Cleaned the last of the hummingbird feeders for storage.
 
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MR. G. L.

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not much going on . garden growing pretty good . went hunting got a nice 8 pt. enjoyed the cooler weather ready for some more . puttering around in the garden . took martin bird houses down cleaned out old nest . put them in the barn until next year. sharpened blades on zero turn and small tractor. changed oil & air filter . lubed both found very slow leak in a tire on tractor . ordered new tire.
 

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Fed & worked the cattle. Six were loaded up & are on their way to their new homes. Finish just in time as rain has started.

Rain is coming down pretty good now, we have received 3.60" thus far. Finally catching some runoff in the tanks.

Made vegetable/beef/barley soup with the remains of the pot roast from the other day. We'll be eating off of this pot for the next 5 days...

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MR. G. L.

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had home made soup for lunch . full an warm, content. listening to the rain think there is a nap in my future
 

MR. G. L.

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was a good nap... received 1.1 inches rain SO far . rifle cleaned. knife cleaned an sharpened . ready .. raining pretty good now.. hope everyone is warm an dry .. safe
 

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R&R the filter in the well house & refilled the salt for the water softener.

Treated all the fire ant mounds in the yard with Bifen befrore the cold weather drives them deeper.
 
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MR. G. L.

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walked the yard looking for ant beds sprayed ( Permethrin sfr) those that were found.. checked the garden don't need water . moved some of MRS. L. plant's outside. gonna have to teach her how to drive a wheel borrow.:)
 

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Watered the garden ahead of the cold front & winds that will arrive this afternoon.

Fed the cattle & put out mineral blocks for them.

Replace the bird's seed block with a suet block. Then cleaned & refill their water tub.
 
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MR. G. L.

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getting ready for the predicted cold weather.. have to replenish the Double Barrel . fuel tanks topped off. groceries bought . don't want to have to leave home and MOST OF ALL . THANKS TO ALL WHO SERVED. GOD BLESS ONE AN ALL
 
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