Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

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MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#86989 Mar 5, 2013
so true wrote:
This is one big High 5 to all of you , who have done the following..
Churned butter , or buttermilk
Made homemade ice cream
Made homemade souse( pigs head )
Quilted with the old timing hanging boards
Went to the five and dime
Road in those old little metal cars( wish I still had mine)
Drank, onion tea, for colic
Had a chicken scratch ya , as it ran over you to help cure the pox
Picked black berries , all day and scratched all night from the chiggers
Lit your room up many nights, with lighting bugs
Swang on the porch swing all night with your love
Oh one could go on and on.....
Never made "souse", though my grands used to.

Never had onion "tea", but slept many nights with a cut one on the headboard to 'catch' the germs.

I always have a chicken scratch on me somewhere, hehe.. But I've already had the "pox" anyway. Along with Mumps and Measles.

Mom never let us bring the jar of lightning bugs in the house, but we always set them free anyway.

The rest of the things you mentioned are some wonderful memories too. Thanks for sharing. I like "thinking back" so much. And that metal car? My baby sis had one. I can see her riding in it now, hehe. How sweet she looked paddling along with her long blonde pig tails and little red bows at the ends...

By the way: I still pick blackberries....

Times are so rough these days. It's such a pleasure to be able to look back and clear your mind for a little while...

Thanks.
OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#86990 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Moth balls have never failed me. They even sell a VERY expensive brand of snake repellent at Lowes and Home Depot.
(Look at the ingredients though: It's the same as moth balls, but about four times the price).
Of course, I have dogs and chickens here too. And chickens leave a lot of urea behind in their poop. Snakes don't like urine/acidic ground. I've heard that it 'burns' their bellies or some such. I used to spread powdered Sulfur around the fence line when I lived farther down south quite a ways.. It did the same thing.
One trick I've heard for chasing snakes out of a den is to burn the sole of an old leather shoe and fan the smoke in it. The smoke is supposed to chase them out? Never tried that one yet. I already know that with all the boulders and rocks I have around here, I'll always just have to be careful and watch where I'm walking and what I reach for. Even flower picking....
I knew that chickens kept snakes away, but never knew how. Very interesting! Well, it will look like winter in th summer around here!LOL There will be a layer of moth balls all around my place. I wonder if it is legal to own a mongoose in Kentucky?

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#86991 Mar 5, 2013
You know one thing that many people have either forgotten about, and the young people probably have never even been told?
Our vaccination scars for polio and small pox.

I'd bet you ten bucks that you won't run into many young people who'd even know what that scar on all of our forearms was all about, or why we have them...
OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#86992 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
<quoted text>
OJG, when is the last time you cleared your cookies and/or cache? Also clear your recent history and perform an analysis/degrag on a regular basis.
I don't know what version of Windows you're using, but in your start up menu, bottom left, click it then type MRT in the search space. That is your Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool. Run that. Be forewarned, it might take up to three hours to run it if you've never done it before. It scans your entire system for unwanted spyware, malware, etc.. So if you do decide to run that today, get busy with something else around the house while it runs.
I usually run mine when I go to bed at night, making sure to turn off the power saver and/or screen saver options on the PC. You don't want your computer to shut down midway through and then have to start all over again. When I wake up, mine is done. Usually it's found nothing. But there have been times...... If it does find something, simply follow the prompts.
I run Norton...will MRT do more? This problem only happns wth topix.=( I defrag, scan disc and such every wednesday about 3 am while sleeping. I have it scheduled or I would forget.

TEST sentence from normal typing so you can see what I really end up with:

one fish two fish red fih bluefish. ne fish two fish red fish bluefish. One fish two fish redfish blue fis. One fish two fish red fsh blue fish.

Go figure! The test actually came out petty good. It is usually much worse.
RAPIDFIRE

Corbin, KY

#86993 Mar 5, 2013
OhioJeepGirl wrote:
<quoted text>
I knew that chickens kept snakes away, but never knew how. Very interesting! Well, it will look like winter in th summer around here!LOL There will be a layer of moth balls all around my place. I wonder if it is legal to own a mongoose in Kentucky?
HaHA!, NO : they are assault weapons !4133
OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#86994 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
You know one thing that many people have either forgotten about, and the young people probably have never even been told?
Our vaccination scars for polio and small pox.
I'd bet you ten bucks that you won't run into many young people who'd even know what that scar on all of our forearms was all about, or why we have them...
LOL I hadforgotten all about my own until you mentioned it!
OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#86995 Mar 5, 2013
LOL!!!!!!!!!! Silly ol' Topix! Now I have 90 of the same posts.
RAPIDFIRE

Corbin, KY

#86996 Mar 5, 2013
@ NOPE : PEEP-EYE ! lol
RAPIDFIRE

Corbin, KY

#86997 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
You know one thing that many people have either forgotten about, and the young people probably have never even been told?
Our vaccination scars for polio and small pox.
I'd bet you ten bucks that you won't run into many young people who'd even know what that scar on all of our forearms was all about, or why we have them...
After thirty years of construction work, getting all banged up , I probably could'nt find mine if I looked for it. I believe I have more scars than frankenstien .

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#86998 Mar 5, 2013
OhioJeepGirl wrote:
<quoted text>
I knew that chickens kept snakes away, but never knew how. Very interesting! Well, it will look like winter in th summer around here!LOL There will be a layer of moth balls all around my place. I wonder if it is legal to own a mongoose in Kentucky?
Snakes sometimes will eat other snakes.. And don't forget, we have natural predators in Kentucky:
Owls, coyotes (believe it or not, a coyote?), bobcats, foxes, raccoons, snapping turtles and crows.

You CAN purchase Mongoose oil, you know. Maybe Google it. I would imagine it to cost a pretty penny though. I think your best bet is to spread moth balls around the outside parameter of your home itself, and then just be careful while you let nature do Her thing.

I've lived out here for a long time now and have never run across anything too nasty yet that put me in immediate danger. Never found a snake IN my house here yet either. I mostly see black snakes, tree snakes and rat or corn snakes outside while I'm fooling around in my gardens or walking in the woods.. But you gotta keep your eyes open and your ears keen. Don't loose focus, even thought it's hard when you're out in nature. Copperheads nests are said to smell like cucumbers, and I have smelled that. Didn't investigate, I just changed my course. Cotton mouths? Simply sneaky and dangerous. But as long as you watch where you're going, there isn't a snake out there that will chase you down to bite you.
(Keep your ears open because you'll hear a rattle snake LONG before you'll likely see it).

I don't know if you're living in the boondocks or not, but around here I usually have plenty of all the above mentioned as far as 'snake chasers' go, even fox.. Just the 'good' insects seem to be going missing. Which is going to cause a domino affect if something is out of kilter..

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#86999 Mar 5, 2013
RAPIDFIRE wrote:
@ NOPE : PEEP-EYE ! lol
LOL!

Always watching....
(In stealth mode more times than not, hehe).
<<<Insert evil grin>>>
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#87000 Mar 5, 2013
so true wrote:
This is one big High 5 to all of you , who have done the following..
Churned butter , or buttermilk
Made homemade ice cream
Made homemade souse( pigs head )
Quilted with the old timing hanging boards
Went to the five and dime
Road in those old little metal cars( wish I still had mine)
Drank, onion tea, for colic
Had a chicken scratch ya , as it ran over you to help cure the pox
Picked black berries , all day and scratched all night from the chiggers
Lit your room up many nights, with lighting bugs
Swang on the porch swing all night with your love
Oh one could go on and on.....
Or tied a june bug on a string
caught night crawlers for fishing
ran a trot line
used an outhouse and a Montgomery Wards catalogue
made a spool willy with a thread spool,a rubber band, and a match
went to a store where they used a hook to get high up dusty cans
Shopped for the perfect feed sack to make skirts for the girls
watched them roll their hair with tin can pieces wrapped in rags
Bought an RC and a moon pie for 10 cents.. 5 cents each
worked most all day hoeing the garden for the 10 cents
cleaned out hog guts, then boiled them for sausage casings
turned the hand crank sausage grinder way into the night
shelled walnuts and went to school with stained hands
went sleigh riding on an old car hood
plowed behind a mule that had been eating green onions.. whew!!
dipped wiggle tails off the rain barrel water so clothes could be washed with a scrub board
squirted milk from Ol' Bossy into a cat's face
had a wet corn cob fight with your cousins (that was the best fun)
tied a tooth to a string and a door knob, waiting for someone to open the door
watched your mama bed down the baby in a drawer or a box
Had to wait until you were 12 years old to visit the hospital
Got your driver's license and bought a car for $115 (a summer's work).
sprinkled lime down the toilet hole
Hoped the chickens hanging out under there did not bite your hiney LOL... and those were the GOOD OLD DAYS?

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87001 Mar 5, 2013
OhioJeepGirl wrote:
LOL!!!!!!!!!! Silly ol' Topix! Now I have 90 of the same posts.
WOW! I'm having no trouble whatsoever here. I don't get it. But I have a clue, so OJG please try this:

On the Topix page, right click and then hit "View Page Info".
(But don't do it in this comment box. Do it on a main frame/border of the page or something).
Then: Click on the "Security" tab.
Click "View Cookies"
Click "Remove all cookies" and then also click that 'x' by the top where it says Topix. Then clear all cookies AGAIN from the same box.

See if that helps you and then let me know. I have a couple more tricks I might be able to pull out of my sleeve.
RAPIDFIRE

Corbin, KY

#87002 Mar 5, 2013
@ AW ; and hide in the weeds by the road and wait for a car to come by,(which back then took a while) and throw an old Hub-cap in the road, and yell out ; HUB-CAP , you lost your hubcap ! of course they would stop and walk around to check all four. then we would run like the devil ! I know, that was mean, but WE did'nt have computers and such, so we had to be creative !...Also remember the willow switches on my butt ! hahaha!

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87003 Mar 5, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Or tied a june bug on a string
caught night crawlers for fishing
ran a trot line
used an outhouse and a Montgomery Wards catalogue
made a spool willy with a thread spool,a rubber band, and a match
went to a store where they used a hook to get high up dusty cans
Shopped for the perfect feed sack to make skirts for the girls
watched them roll their hair with tin can pieces wrapped in rags
Bought an RC and a moon pie for 10 cents.. 5 cents each
worked most all day hoeing the garden for the 10 cents
cleaned out hog guts, then boiled them for sausage casings
turned the hand crank sausage grinder way into the night
shelled walnuts and went to school with stained hands
went sleigh riding on an old car hood
plowed behind a mule that had been eating green onions.. whew!!
dipped wiggle tails off the rain barrel water so clothes could be washed with a scrub board
squirted milk from Ol' Bossy into a cat's face
had a wet corn cob fight with your cousins (that was the best fun)
tied a tooth to a string and a door knob, waiting for someone to open the door
watched your mama bed down the baby in a drawer or a box
Had to wait until you were 12 years old to visit the hospital
Got your driver's license and bought a car for $115 (a summer's work).
sprinkled lime down the toilet hole
Hoped the chickens hanging out under there did not bite your hiney LOL... and those were the GOOD OLD DAYS?
Yep! Except I never wore a feed sack skirt, I know some who did though. My baby sister, the one I saw today in her little metal car with her pony tails and red ribbons, rested for the first 5 days of her live in a dresser drawer, hehe... And I'd forgotten COMPLETELY about those wiggle tails!! You're right!! I didn't even like washing my hair from the grands rain barrel water if they were in there, LOL!! WOW! A blast from the past. I know my baths were in a steel wash tub with water heated on the pot belly coal stove every summer when I was a little kid down there, haha.

But yes, I still think those were the good old days. And in case we ever have to go back to living that way again, we'll sure know how to do it.
:)
So true

Morgantown, KY

#87004 Mar 5, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Or tied a june bug on a string
caught night crawlers for fishing
ran a trot line
used an outhouse and a Montgomery Wards catalogue
made a spool willy with a thread spool,a rubber band, and a match
went to a store where they used a hook to get high up dusty cans
Shopped for the perfect feed sack to make skirts for the girls
watched them roll their hair with tin can pieces wrapped in rags
Bought an RC and a moon pie for 10 cents.. 5 cents each
worked most all day hoeing the garden for the 10 cents
cleaned out hog guts, then boiled them for sausage casings
turned the hand crank sausage grinder way into the night
shelled walnuts and went to school with stained hands
went sleigh riding on an old car hood
plowed behind a mule that had been eating green onions.. whew!!
dipped wiggle tails off the rain barrel water so clothes could be washed with a scrub board
squirted milk from Ol' Bossy into a cat's face
had a wet corn cob fight with your cousins (that was the best fun)
tied a tooth to a string and a door knob, waiting for someone to open the door
watched your mama bed down the baby in a drawer or a box
Had to wait until you were 12 years old to visit the hospital
Got your driver's license and bought a car for $115 (a summer's work).
sprinkled lime down the toilet hole
Hoped the chickens hanging out under there did not bite your hiney LOL... and those were the GOOD OLD DAYS?
did most of those as well. I slept in a drawer till I got too big for it,sometimes I wish I was little enough to be in that box again. Oh we'll my next one will be much larger. Lol
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#87005 Mar 5, 2013
Powdered sulfur, mothballs and cat litter in cracks of floors deter poisonous snakes . The nonpoisonous ones should not be so worrisome. You can also buy traps or make snake traps. Never used them as I have no fear of reptiles since the only fear I have are of terrorists. Hehe. Oh, and the destruction of the world. Hope, it helps.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#87006 Mar 5, 2013
RAPIDFIRE wrote:
@ AW ; and hide in the weeds by the road and wait for a car to come by,(which back then took a while) and throw an old Hub-cap in the road, and yell out ; HUB-CAP , you lost your hubcap ! of course they would stop and walk around to check all four. then we would run like the devil ! I know, that was mean, but WE did'nt have computers and such, so we had to be creative !...Also remember the willow switches on my butt ! hahaha!
Mom made us cut our own willow switches. I learned to get the longest one possible, then stand up really close and jump up and down and scream. That longer switch came around and smacked her dress tail and she thought she was flailing the tar out of me, but I never got touched but I made it sound good. hahaha

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#87007 Mar 5, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Mom made us cut our own willow switches. I learned to get the longest one possible, then stand up really close and jump up and down and scream. That longer switch came around and smacked her dress tail and she thought she was flailing the tar out of me, but I never got touched but I made it sound good. hahaha
Had my fair share of cutting switches, but whenever MY Momma had to wait to dish out a whoopin', it usually only got worse...

Wasn't much jumping around you could do if the first thing she grabbed was that old belt with that big brass buckle on it, or that darned old fly swatter. Those fly swatters were ALL made of metal back then.. They hurt like a coat hanger on your bare legs. Bruises? Oh heck yeah..

These days they'd go to jail for doing what we used to get done to us. But we turned out okay.. Can't say so much for todays youth.

Funny that.
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#87008 Mar 5, 2013
Guess all those switchings have caused us to digress or something. They only hurt my pride. Heck, Dad would leave belt welps, switch welps. Heck, that's what is wrong with society today. The government agencies run our lives. True, they are there for domestic abuse. But if fathers, brothers , uncles, sisters, mothers and aunts could solve the problem voila ...issue resolved. Old fashioned whipping never hurt me or my siblings. LOL.

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