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w_r_ranch

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Made bread.

Closed out the 2019 financials & prepped for 2020.

Fed cattle & put out another roll of hay.

Watered everything in the greenhouse.

Cleaned & polished a tiger oak curio cabinet (circa 1900) that holds Mrs. Ranch's childhood mementos. I love antique furniture!!!

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Drizzling here (0.27" so far)...

Ordered the last 3 replacement faucets, 2 showers & 1 tub/shower.

Started the 'begining-of-the-month' chores.
 
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Kids gave me a Air Fryer for Christmas.I had never really paid any attention to them. I have cooked bacon and pork chops. Anyone have one?
 

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Made bread.

Fed the cattle.

Burned the trash.

Made stuffed jalapenos to go with our supper.

Received two 2GB SSDs & installed them in Mrs Ranch's computer, they are FAST!!!
 
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Went tp town to top off Mrs. Ranch's fuel tank & to pick up 3 bags of 13-13-13.

Fertilized the asparagus bed, all the trees & the flowerbeds as it is a beautiful spring-like day. I also started mulching these areas.
 
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w_r_ranch

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Made bread.

Fed the cattle & put out another roll of hay.

Watered everything in the greenhouse.

Had a rare visitor stop by this morning... A young bald eagle. Sorry, about the quality of the pics, I was pushing the limits of the camera. Too bad Mrs. Ranch wasn't home, she would have been ecstatic!!!

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Bald eagles are rare down there?

Down and out with the flu. Feel like a bum. Just laying in bed cooking at 101 F. Trying to quarantine myself from the rest of the family.
 

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Cleaned & polished more antique furniture.

Mulched the asparagus bed & then continued mulching around the trees.
 
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Did the weekly shopping a day early as tomorrow there is suppose to be some nasty storms here...

Replaced the shower fixture in the guesthouse with a new brushed stainless steel one.
 

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Still a warm 72 degrees, but the winds are picking up & it's starting to rain (0.74" thus far).

Replaced the shower fixture in the master bathroom with a new brushed stainless steel one. Then replaced the tub/shower fixture in Mrs. Ranch's bathroom. She will like her new shower head!!!

Ordered 2 brushed stainless slider bars & matching handheld shower heads to complete the bathrooms.
 
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Made a pot of pinto beans, ranch rice & a batch of stuffed jalapenos.

Upgraded all computers to Mint 19.3 & applied updates.
 
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Mostly over the flu now. Lingering cough but that is normal for me.

Ice storm going through here now. Strong wind carrying mist that freezes on contact. Most everything is encapsulated. Have not lost power yet but would not be surprised if / when we do.
 

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Made bread.

Prepped Dieter's chicken thigh snacks with a marinade of yogurt & sage. I'll cook them later in the day.

Fed the cattle.

Start pruning the Crape Myrtles back... 3 down, 6 to go.
 
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we were encased in a little over 1/8" of ice then got a dusting of snow over it. Church was canceled due to weather today.

Making cabbage rolls for dinner tonight.
 

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Drizzling here again...

Installed the new handheld shower heads.

Mrs Ranch & I finally agreed to the new color schemes for the interior of both the main & guest house. We have also reached agreements on the 'Sanitas' wall coverings for both kitchens & all the bathrooms.
 
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w_r_ranch

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Still drizzling (ended up with 0.13" yesterday & 0.10" thus far today). The fog has been constant throughout the last 3 days due to the ambient temps & dew points being in sync. It's nasty out there...

Went to town to get my haircut.

Installed a replacement memory fan in my computer as the original died.

Cut up Dieter's chicken snacks & vacuum packed them.
 

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Went to the big city for my yearly checkup.

Paid the quarterly taxes.

Ordered the paint samples for both houses to make sure the wall colors work.
 

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Made bread.

Fed the cattle.

Burned all the trash.

It has started raining again, we have received 0.68" thus far...
 
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Hey everyone ! A quick line to let let ya'll know I'll be off the forum for a while.The wife fell and broke her hip a week ago and is now recovering in a nursing home.I get there at daylight and leave at dark.Hope everyone has a good 2020 gardening. I'll get back on here when I can.
 

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Dropped Dieter's kennel ff at the LUCIES Project as we no longer have a use for it & they do.

Continued detailing my Jeep.
 
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