Good ol boy mentality in Blue Ridge
LaForte Fan

Morganton, GA

#121 Nov 2, 2013
Local Observer wrote:
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I stopped reading the "wreck" thread a long time ago....it really turns my stomach... But the rapids threads are great entertainment!!!
LO, an you say why the wreck turned you stomach, not the wreck itself, that's obvious, but the conversation about it?
LaForte Fan

Morganton, GA

#122 Nov 2, 2013
Really need to put on my reading glasses, sorry.
Caz

Pompano Beach, FL

#123 Nov 2, 2013
LaForte Fan wrote:
Really need to put on my reading glasses, sorry.
Lol I've discovered I don't need reading glasses. I just need longer arms to hold what I'm reading further away :)
LaForte Fan

Morganton, GA

#124 Nov 2, 2013
Caz wrote:
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Lol I've discovered I don't need reading glasses. I just need longer arms to hold what I'm reading further away :)
Hey kiddo, have you shopped for snowshoes yet?
caz67

Pompano Beach, FL

#125 Nov 2, 2013
LaForte Fan wrote:
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Hey kiddo, have you shopped for snowshoes yet?
No, but do they need them? I hardly ever wear boots.. But I like those uge boots I had on up there.. Nice and warm. I was still wearing them when I landed in FL.. OMG! My feed wore gross when I took them off haha
LaForte Fan

Morganton, GA

#126 Nov 2, 2013
Yep, waterproof and insulated boots, goosedown coat, waterproof gloves, silk underwear, a generator, and propane gas. It never just snows here, it is always ice and snow so the power cuts out for several days sometimes. It might not snow at all but everyone is worked up about the unusual squirrel behavior this Fall. Some think it means we are in for a super cold winter. But deer hunter friends have said squirrels are weird because their normal supply of acorns isn't there. That part is true. I have hardly seen any acorns out in the woods. Yesterday, I stopped and watched a young squirrel carry an entire ear of corn across the road, that was a first.
Local Observer

Bulls Gap, TN

#127 Nov 2, 2013
LaForte Fan wrote:
Really need to put on my reading glasses, sorry.
Lol...no worries, we discussed it at lunch!:)

Have literally LOL at your story of the squirrel...we have lost the sense to watch nature for signs & dangers of things to come!
SoGal

Blue Ridge, GA

#128 Nov 2, 2013
LaForte Fan wrote:
Yep, waterproof and insulated boots, goosedown coat, waterproof gloves, silk underwear, a generator, and propane gas. It never just snows here, it is always ice and snow so the power cuts out for several days sometimes. It might not snow at all but everyone is worked up about the unusual squirrel behavior this Fall. Some think it means we are in for a super cold winter. But deer hunter friends have said squirrels are weird because their normal supply of acorns isn't there. That part is true. I have hardly seen any acorns out in the woods. Yesterday, I stopped and watched a young squirrel carry an entire ear of corn across the road, that was a first.
I guess Caz and I need to go shopping!!=)
LF...check out this link about the squirrels. They are everywhere this year. I have corn stalks (for decoration) on my front porch, these guys are literally hanging upside down chewing on the corn. I often see them carrying whole ears across the porch!
http://www.myajc.com/news/lifestyles/environm...

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#129 Nov 2, 2013
LaForte Fan wrote:
Yep, waterproof and insulated boots, goosedown coat, waterproof gloves, silk underwear, a generator, and propane gas. It never just snows here, it is always ice and snow so the power cuts out for several days sometimes. It might not snow at all but everyone is worked up about the unusual squirrel behavior this Fall. Some think it means we are in for a super cold winter. But deer hunter friends have said squirrels are weird because their normal supply of acorns isn't there. That part is true. I have hardly seen any acorns out in the woods. Yesterday, I stopped and watched a young squirrel carry an entire ear of corn across the road, that was a first.
I would happily send all the acorns dropping all over our roof and driveway (we have never had them this heavy) up to y'all, but can I send the squirrels, too? I used to think they were so cute until they cost us about $3,000 to "squirrel proof" our roof after we couldn't keep them out of our attic (and subsequently chewing on the wiring). Now they are nothing but rats with fuzzy tails.

“Vainglourious Basterd”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#130 Nov 2, 2013
I honestly don't think the squirrels behavior is so much different than usual, there's just WAY more of them. And I would say it's most likely because we haven't had a really cold winter in two or three years.

I'm hoping for a really harsh winter, I am very well prepared for blizzards and/or zombie invasions.
LaForte Fan

Morganton, GA

#131 Nov 2, 2013
Local Observer wrote:
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Lol...no worries, we discussed it at lunch!:)
Have literally LOL at your story of the squirrel...we have lost the sense to watch nature for signs & dangers of things to come!
Well LO, I don't want to hurt your feelings, but you are kind of a "townie" aren't you? It is amazing what you can see from horseback when you are fifteen miles out on a logging trail.

That was a super cute guy you were talking to at the bar, btw. Maybe he was Lanius. I missed a lot of the conversation at lunch because only one of my ears work and there was a lot of background noise.

With 12 horses, 7 dogs, 6 ducks and 2 cats, I certainly hope I don't have to also feed an invasion of starved squirrels.
Local Observer

Bulls Gap, TN

#132 Nov 2, 2013
LaForte Fan wrote:
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Well LO, I don't want to hurt your feelings, but you are kind of a "townie" aren't you? It is amazing what you can see from horseback when you are fifteen miles out on a logging trail.
That was a super cute guy you were talking to at the bar, btw. Maybe he was Lanius. I missed a lot of the conversation at lunch because only one of my ears work and there was a lot of background noise.
With 12 horses, 7 dogs, 6 ducks and 2 cats, I certainly hope I don't have to also feed an invasion of starved squirrels.
LOL.. no hurt feelings here & actually I will agree with you, b/c I have always been a "townie"...but am learning to broaden my horizons!! I canned my own veggies this year for the first time ever..so maybe I have enough to survive the harsh winter. I only have 3 small dogs & 2 cats to feed, so maybe we can handle the crazy squirrel population too!

I think we are meeting again this Tues in town unless you want us to change it to Thurs & come out your way??!
Local Observer

Bulls Gap, TN

#133 Nov 2, 2013
Lanius LaForte wrote:
I honestly don't think the squirrels behavior is so much different than usual, there's just WAY more of them. And I would say it's most likely because we haven't had a really cold winter in two or three years.
I'm hoping for a really harsh winter, I am very well prepared for blizzards and/or zombie invasions.
so we can all come to your house & won't have to rush out to the store for milk & bread???

“Vainglourious Basterd”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#134 Nov 2, 2013
Local Observer wrote:
<quoted text>so we can all come to your house & won't have to rush out to the store for milk & bread???
Yes, if the food supply starts running low all will be invited to my bunker for a banquet. Just bring your clean bill of health and you can be main course......err.... I mean Guest of Honor......
Local Observer

Blue Ridge, GA

#135 Nov 2, 2013
Here's another article on the squirrels:

http://www.georgiawildlife.com/node/3465
caz67

Pompano Beach, FL

#136 Nov 3, 2013
Local Observer wrote:
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LOL.. no hurt feelings here & actually I will agree with you, b/c I have always been a "townie"...but am learning to broaden my horizons!! I canned my own veggies this year for the first time ever..so maybe I have enough to survive the harsh winter. I only have 3 small dogs & 2 cats to feed, so maybe we can handle the crazy squirrel population too!
I think we are meeting again this Tues in town unless you want us to change it to Thurs & come out your way??!
I am going to grow vegies and bottle what I can, so you will have to show me how..
I really want a little green house there, we have the room, so I can grow stuff all year round.
Martina

Cleveland, GA

#137 Nov 3, 2013
caz67 wrote:
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I am going to grow vegies and bottle what I can, so you will have to show me how..
I really want a little green house there, we have the room, so I can grow stuff all year round.
Do you juice all your veggies or occasionally steam them? Do you fly up to this area just for lunch each week? Nothing to me but I hope a "townie" adjusts to this area and that is only an observation.
Caz

Pompano Beach, FL

#138 Nov 3, 2013
Martina wrote:
<quoted text>Do you juice all your veggies or occasionally steam them? Do you fly up to this area just for lunch each week? Nothing to me but I hope a "townie" adjusts to this area and that is only an observation.
What a strange post! I have never lived in the city before moving to fortlauderdale. I've always grown my own veggies and I've always had a green house before moving here. No I don't fly up everyweek for lunch lol. But if I had more money than brains I just might to hang out with the lovely ladies I've meet there. FYI I grew up in a town half the size of Blue ridge. So I think I will be fine, thanks for the concern!
Caz67

Pompano Beach, FL

#139 Nov 3, 2013
Martina wrote:
<quoted text>Do you juice all your veggies or occasionally steam them? Do you fly up to this area just for lunch each week? Nothing to me but I hope a "townie" adjusts to this area and that is only an observation.
I answered this but on my phone and it stuffed up. What a strange post. Im not sure how to take it really. I grew up in a town half the size of blue, never lived in a city till I move to florida. I've nearly always had a green house to grow veggies irrigation is less of a concern I find in pots. No I don't juice veg ever. I think it tastes like shit when juiced. I find it insulting to be stereotyped. Not like I'd stereo type you just because I watch the Beverly hill billies! Just sayin
Local Observer

Talladega, AL

#140 Nov 3, 2013
Caz67 wrote:
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I answered this but on my phone and it stuffed up. What a strange post. Im not sure how to take it really. I grew up in a town half the size of blue, never lived in a city till I move to florida. I've nearly always had a green house to grow veggies irrigation is less of a concern I find in pots. No I don't juice veg ever. I think it tastes like shit when juiced. I find it insulting to be stereotyped. Not like I'd stereo type you just because I watch the Beverly hill billies! Just sayin
They are confused as to who the "townie" is Caz! Although I grew up here, I did grow up in town & never had a garden or livestock...I had to go to my grandparents place for that up in TN & VA & that was only in the summer, so I didn't learn much from them unfortunately.

I am looking forward to you teaching me what you know, my friend!!

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