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Thursday, August 11, 2022

the donkeys again got into the garden plot…..this time one of the little stinkers grazed some of my eastern gamma grass plants that I have started from seed….some of them even were pulled out of the cups….red solo type cups….what was amazing is the volume of the roots….the bottoms of the cups were  a mass of roots and the soil for the most part was tightly bound.  I put them all back and watered them well and I think they are going to be okay…..when I plant them next month I will try to remember to take some photos….only a couple of weeks away now……my ones i dug up from root shoots from my older plant and transplanted to five gallon buckets have grown like thunder and I will have to put them in the ground somewhere as well…..one of them even bloomed this summer….i have four of these in buckets and 42 in cups

Friday, August 12, 2022 .

Today I had to wait until after lunch to get any mowing done….grass was wet….so I let the flerd into the yard to work on grass…they really do help but it is not nice and even…..did a lot today but nothing major….cut back the grapes and the blackberries and mowed around them with the push mower…..the grass in the old garden patch was simply more than poor hop sing could handle….so i had to take loose a panel to gt the riding mower in there to finish mowing….gonna let the rest of the yard go til Monday…..my neice is playing in a tennis tournament in ashland sunday, so I am going to go and watch her..these are the USTA mid atlantic regionals..never seen her play and she is supposed to be pretty good…she has been to national tournaments….she and her husband have both been instructors

Saturday, August 13, 2022

made a forAy into ashland this morning…..needed some new shoes so I went to walmart to see what they had….bought some bedroom shoes and some  rubber slip ons.  When  I got back I bush hogged the upper tank field and let the horses into the old barn area and opened big bull 1 for them….on the way back out i found where the lightening strike a couple of days ago  happened…..there was a tall pine fifty or sixty feeet behind the house and on the back side it had a lightening scar from top to ground.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

got up early and went to ashland to watch Jennifer play….she is part of a team but she was playing singles and won her first match….she had about a two hour layoff and then played another match….i did not stay for the second match   I came home and took a two hour nap

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8/6/2022

WELL I HAD TO GET UP AT 5:30 TO FEED THE STOCK AND GET A BATH AND DRIVE THE HOUR TO THE HOSPITAL….BUT I GOT IT DONE….THOSE MRI MACHINES ARE NOISY…AND THEY HAD ME STRAPPED DOWN LIKE HANNIBL LECHTER…BUT I AM FINISHED AND BACK HOME….THIS MORNING i POURED OUT AN INCH OF RAIN FROM YESTERDAYS RAINS…COOLER AND OVERCAST HERE AT HOME…..STOPPED AT TACO BELL TO TRY A BREAKFAST BOX AND AT TEN MINUTES TO NINE THERE WERE STILL NOT OPEN…..WHY SPEND MONEY ADVERTISING A BREAKFAST BOX IF YOU DO NOT OPEN TIL DARNED NEAR LUNCHTIME…. DONT SEE HOW THEY CAN POSSIBLY WIN THE RESTAURANT WARS…..it is now a little after 6 pm and it is storming again….Today has pretty much been a do little day…sitting on the porch enjoying the cooler weather and watchng it rain

8/7/2022

POURED OUT ONLY A TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAIN THIS MORNING FROM BOTH GAUGES…..I SWEAR I THOUGHT IT RAINED MORE THAN THAT SINCE EVERYTHING IS SOAKED SOPPING WET…BOTH ARE UNOBSTRUCTED AND BOTH.WHAT IS INTERESTING IS THE GAUGES ARE ABOUT FIFTEEN FEET APART….AND BOTH ARE ABOUT CHEST HEIGHT…ONE HAD JUST OVER A TENTH AND THE OTHER HAD UNDER A TENTH….TOO WET TO WORK ON CUTTING GRASS THIS MORNING SO I DECIDED TO TAKE A WALK…..WALKED 3.57 MILES ON THE PERIMETER LOOP AT POOR FARM PARK….THAT PUT ME OVER THE THREE BIG HILLS AT THE NW CORNER…..THEY ABOUT KICKED MY BUTT….HOME NOW AND GRASS HAS DRIED SOME, SO BACK TO MOWING……MOWED GRASS MOST OF THE AFTERNOON WITH THE RIDING MOWER….PLAN IS TO DO SOME TRIMMING WITH THE PUSH MOWER TOMOROW…ALSO HAVE A GRAZING PADDOCK TO BUSH HOG

8/8/2022

WELL IT HAS BEEN AT LEAST 24 HOURS SINCE IT RAINED….SUN IS OUT AND IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE WARM TODAY…..

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7/31/22

SUNDAY MORNING DAWNED A BIT GRAY AND OVERCAST AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD RAIN ANYTIME BUT IT HAS NOT RAINED….GOT SOME TRIMMING DONE IN INTERMITTENT LIGHT SHOWERS…..THEN ABOUT 1 PM IT STARTED TO SURE ENOUGH RAIN….I GOT PRETTY DAMP BEFORE I GOT IN THE HOUSE….LET THE HORSES GRAZE THE OLD BARN SITE….THE GOATS SAID IT WAS RAINING TOO MUCH AND THEY STAYED IN THE STABLE..THE PURPOSE IS TO GET THEM TO TRIM THE WEEDS AROUND THE JUNK THAT IS STILL SITTING THERE WHERE i CANNOT MOW…THE  DONKEYS ARE WORKING ON IT NOW…I DID SPEND A FEW MINUTES IN THE TRAILER AND DID A FEW MINOR LEATHER REPAIRS…NEED TO GET ME A NEW HOLE PUNCH….ONE i HAVE BROKE IN MY HAND…..RAINED MOST OF THE AFTERNOON….THERE WAS A BREAK ABOUT 4:30 WHICH ALLOWED ME TO FEED THE STOCK  AND THERE WAS ABOUT 6/10 OF AN INCH IN BOTH RAIN GAUGES…ACCORDING TO WEATHER BUG RADAR THERE IS ANOTHER BAND OF RAIN APROCACHING FROM THE WEST

8/1/2022

WELL  THE SECOND BAND OF RAIN APPARENTLY MISSED US….I POURED OUT THE 6/10 OF AN INCH FROM BOTH GAUGES THIS MORNING….DAY IS GRAY AND STICKY BUT FORECAST CALLS FOR CLEARING WITH THE EVER PRESENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS….I AM GOING TO TRY TO GET A WALK IN AND THEN GOING TO THE FEED STORE……HAD A NICE WALK At PFP….3.54 MILES….THREE LOOPS AROUND THE TWO TRACKS…THEN TO WENDYS FOR LUNCH AND THE FEED STORE…HOME TO UNLOAD FEED…..GOT ME A NEW LEATHER PUNCH

8/2/2022

DAY DAWNED NICELY…BUT IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ANOTHER HOT ONE….bush hog and broadcast front 8…..stock to front 9…trim mowing….talked wth Zack about water heater…..hot and sunny but not as bad as weather terrorist predicted….did some domestic chores…..JUST MOWED THE GARDEN PLOT A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO BUT IT NEEDED MOWING AGAIN…..CHOKED POOR HOP SING OUT THREE TIMES….RIGHT AFTER WE DID THE CHORES IN THE EVENING WE HAD ANOTHER RAIN STORM ROLL THRU….ANOTHER FOUR TENTHS OF AN INCH OF RAIN….NOW THE SUN IS BACK OUT

8/3/2022

THIS HAS BEEN A DAY….SPENT THE MORNING TRYING TO GET A WAY TO DRAIN THE HOT WATER TANK….FINALLY GOT A DRAIN RIGGED AND THEN THE TANK STILL WOULD NOT DRAIN……WHOLE HOUSE CUT THE PUMP OFF AND DRAINED THE WHEN THE PLUMBING CREW CAME THEY HORSED THE OLD TANK OUT FULL OF WATER….THEN INSTALLING THE NEW TANK WAS A PIECE OF CAKE….CAUGHT AND HALTERED ALL THE EQUINES THIS MORNING BECAUSE I THOUGHT THIS WAS FARRIER DAY…..REALIZED AT 10;30 THAT i WAS A DAY AHEAD OF MYSELF…..NOT DUE UNTIL TOMORROW…..DID CLEAN UP THE FENCES IN FRONT PADDOCK 9….THEY HAVE ONE MORE DAY IN THAT PADDOCK…..FINISHED MOWING THE GARDEN PLOT AGAIN…..WITH ALLL THIS RAIN EVERY FOUR OR FIVE DAYS……FRIDAY WILL BE THE MAIN YARD AGAIN….WARM TODAY …IN THE LOW 90S …..JUST REALIZED THAT i HAVE NOT YET BLOCKED THE DRAIN HOLE i CUT…..MUST G DO THAT TO KEEP MY LEGLESS FRIENDS OUTSIDE.

8/4/2022

AWOKE THIS MORNING WITH MY RIGHT FOOT AND ANKLE FEELING LIKE I HAD BUSTED THEM…..CANNOT RECALL ANY INJURY AT ALL….i CAN WALK BUT WITH A DECIDED LIMP…..HAVE NOT DONE MUCH….BUSH HOG AND BROADCAST FRONT FIELD 9…..SPRAYED HERBICIDE ALONG JACKS FENCE ALONG FRONT FIELD 9…BY THEN MY FOOT WAS HURTING ENOUGH THAT i DECIDED TO RIDE TO ASHLAND TO PICK UP MY PRESCRIPTIONS AND HAVE A WENDYS BIG BAG LUNCH….APACHE GOT THE CHICKEN TENDERS…..NOW WE ARE JUST VEGGING UNDER FANS…ALSO GOT A PLATE TO BLOCK THE SNAKE HOLE i CREATED IN THE DOOR YESTERDAY WHILE TRYING TO DRAIN THE HOT WATER HEATER…..FINLAAAY GOT THE HOLE TEMPORARILY PLUGGD AND HAVE  A PLUG DESIGENED FOR THE JOB…..DIDN’T DO ANYTHING THIS AFTERNOON IN AN EFFORT TO REST MY FOOT

8/5/2022

WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND MY FOOT WAS STRAANGELY BETTER…..STILL NOT 100 PERCENT BUT AT LEAST IT  IS NOT THROBBING WITH EVERY STEP AND THREATENING TO GIVE WAY UNDER ME…..GRAY AND GLOOMY DAY SO FAR THIS MORNING BUT A LITTLE COOLER THAN IT HAS BEEN…..WENT TO BEAVERDAM AND GOT SOME GAS FOR THE MOWER AND DIESEL FOR THE TRACTOR….MOVED THE HORSES TO LOWER TANK PADDOCK….HAD A QUARTER INCH OF RAIN IN THE GAUGES THIS MORNING…..DONT KNOW WHEN IT RAINED….NEARLY LUNCH TIME AND GRASS STILL WET….NEED TO START CUTTING GRASS AGAIN…JUST FINISHED TWO DAYS AGO….FOOT HAS HELD UP WELL TODAY…..NOW 7 PM….BEEN HEARING THUNDER SINCE 4PM….WEATHER BUG SHOWED US IN MIDDLE OF A BIG RAIN CIRCLE  ABOUT AN HOUR AGO IT STARTED TO RAIN AND RAINED HARD ENOUGHT TO BLOCK THE DIRECT TV SIGNAL…STILL RAINING MEDIUM NOW….GOT TO  HAVE MRI ON MY HEAD TOMORROW TO SEE IF WE CAN FIND CAUSES OF MY BALANCE ISSUES….