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Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Dually has been feeling pretty good and I thought I had his eating down to a science, but today he maybe overdid it  or something and he at a couple piece of  pork this am (not much for him) but tonight he would not eat anything.   I tried to hand feed him and he would not swallow it, but just kept spitting it out.  I' ve been taking him in the car with me to visit my sister and he gets out and goes in the house and plays with her dogs toys and then we come home.  Tonight he went out and did some running and that could have been what has set him off tonight.  He so wants to run. I have to manage that better.  I hope I get a second chance.

Monday, May 9, 2016

home again home again

I got home on Fri and the place was a mess   Just the way I left it and then some.  I apparently turned off the freezer in the cellar so I had a freezer full of rotten meat to deal with. I knocked off a reflector light on the trailer when I tried to back it in and then when I pulled it forward, I caught the trailer on the gate and dented the trailer. After that I just quit trying.  My BIL came and helped me on Sat.  The ground was too wet to put the trailer where I normally put it so it's in the middle of the driveway.  I also had to fill in some washed out holes before I back it into its resting place. 

Yesterday I finished cleaning out the smelly freezer (it still smells).  I worked on getting the tractor charged up and cleaning out the mouse nest from the lawn tractor. Today I tried to get the lawn tractor to work. Nope.  Crap I need a lawnmower.    I filled the farm tractor with diesel and found out the gas gauge is not working.   Always something.

There seems to be probably more skunks under the barn.  I moved some things around and set a trap and we shall see. There appears to be something under the shed out back too, but it might be rabbits. HOpe so.

I checked the electric fence and it looks all intact.  I have a strong elec fence controller on order and I hope I fry that damn bear.  If he touches it , he is not going to be happy!

Finally got the mattress I brought from Fla off the roof with Mikes help and it was only a little wet.  It's safe in the smaller trailer now

There is so much to do here, I am at a loss as to where to start.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


I only drove about 320 miles today and stopped at a campground next to a river(small)and far enough from the highway that I can't really hear it.  Last night I was at a dumpy campground right next to rt 81.  It was noisy but I used my earplugs. There is a state park driveway right here and I took the dogs for a run.  Kip is so fit that he is downright annoying with no exercise. I worked on his fetching a ball for me.  We started yesterday and  he is already bringing it back to me. He needs more one on one time. He is very enthusiastic!

I got ready to leave Fla on Sunday and I was ready to hook the trailer up and I could not get the antenna to go down. I called my neighbor who came over and climbed on the trailer and re-aligned it and we got it down.  I know what is wrong but I don't know how to fix it.  Then I asked him what I thought of the job I did on tying the mattress(that I hate ) to the roof of the car.  He redid the ratchet straps and put another rope on and said I would be fine.   I drove off and 15 miles later the tarp was flapping away so I pulled over and tucked it under and drove off again. Another mile and I hear the tarp flapping again so I pulled over and tightened the ratchets and drove off again for 5 miles and it was flapping again so I pulled over and then spent 40 minutes going up and down on my stepstool in 90 deg heat and tying another rope crisscross back and forth.  Finally it took and off I went. First traffic jam was getting from rt 301 to rt 10. It was just an entrance ramp but it was really poorly designed and the back up to about 20 minutes. Traffic was heavy but at least it moves on rt 95. I did about 280 miles on Sunday and that took much longer than it should have.  Day 2 I did 380 miles and today I did about 310.  Not far to go tomorrow so I stopped earlier than I planned.

Then I spent 2 hrs trying to get my DISH  to work.  This campground does not  have cable everywhere and since I was going to be here for a while I thought I should have Tv. I have it but not all the channels because the satellite is so low here in Pa.

Saturday, April 30, 2016


I have been packing and sorting all day yesterday and today.  The frig is working in the trailer and I am starting to fill it with stuff from in the house.  I plan to turn off the fridge in the house.  More work needs to be done,but I need a rest.  I moved all the furniture off the deck . I've packed some of my clothes and I made the bed in the trailer.  The mattress is all wrapped and ready to tie on top of the car.  I'm debating on if I should leave the hoses outside or not.  Can't see a reason to pick them up really.

I hid the padlock key in case I lose mine. Now I need to search for keys to the shed and barn and figue out which is which. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Blueberry picking

 a  Group of us got together this morning to go blueberry picking. It was very close to Gail's house so we met there.They had these great harnesses that held a picking bucket so you had 2 hands free and it  was very comfortable. I picked 6.2 lbs in less than an hr. The berries are huge. There were 7 dif varieties. 4 were ripe so we picked from those 4. Most are already frozen to be taken home.

I have started to pack and put things in storage.  I went out to turn on the frig in the trailer and I'm not sure it's working.  Finally the freezer started to get cold but not sure about the main frig.  Scary driving home without a fridge, but doable.

We then went into Dunellon to Grumbles and shopped a little and ate lunch in their new cafe.  It was ok.  I stopped and got dog food and a garden trowell and a padlock.  The garden trowel is to take samples in the pasture and send them into Uof F for testing. Gotta get out there before the temp goes way up tomorrow.

Sunday, April 24, 2016


  Dually finished his Open title and got his first Senior leg and Edge got a Masters leg.  We missed the 2nd leg ,but it was close.  He found 4 rats and did the tunnel but seemed to be indicating a tube .  He went over to it twice and pawed at it and bit at it, but not real hard.  I called it but I was wrong so no leg there.  It was a tough call.   sorry Edge.  Next time

Saturday, April 23, 2016


 Dually had a stellar Open run but I touched him and nq'd us.  The 2nd run he placed 2nd for his 2nd leg.  Edge won his Senior class with HIC and we moved up to Masters.  He hit the 1st 2 rats but I thought there might be more so I pushed him to look and he hit on a litter tube and I called it so that nq'd him.  Must trust my dog more.

I was afraid Dually would get overtired so I took him home after his classes then came back and ran Edge in 1 class. Then I left and went to a farm swap (nothign I wanted). Then went home for 3 hrs and  made 2 lemon creme pies.  I went back to the hunt and dropped 1 pie and went to Gails appetizers and then back to the barn for Edges's  Master run.  I finished that and went back to Gails for dinner and just got home at 10.  No wonder I'm tired. Fun night tonight. We are getting to know each other better and had more to talk about. She had 6 or so other women that I have been getting to know all winter.  It was a good time and I am looking forward to coming back.