Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,677

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

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W KY Girl

Barrington, IL

#82604 Jan 17, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
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Sad, but true. I chased a couple of poachers off over here just last night. That's why I got off line when I did. Turned all the lights off, waiting for them to come back for their truck down yonder...
They did. And I got lucky enough to scare the crap out of 'em again, ROFLMAO!!
I love the sound that comes out of my 20 gage. It's like a canon going off in the hills and it's hard to really tell exactly WHERE it's being shot off. Hehehehe.
I suppose it wouldn't have been nice to let the air out of all four of their tires huh? LOL

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#82605 Jan 17, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
Funny stuff on here since last night, LOL!
Lala, what are you gonna do with that horse? You are SO like me. Strays seem to have a "QUICKLY! Head over to Nope's place" GPS in every one of them..
I don't know what I'd do with anything larger than a dog if it showed up. There was a cow roaming around my front yard once, but someone was already looking for it.
(Thank God)...
Oh, and then there was that mean ass goat a few years back. Again, the owners were looking for him though. That hateful and stinky old thing.
(He was one lucky goat THAT day. Had he decided to jump up on any of the vehicles? Well, I'd rather not say. He was hateful! Pure demon eyed, head butting, hateful)..
Right now, my woods have that really weird 'baby aspirin orange glow' going on. The sky looks SO strange. I don't like it when that color permeates everything around here. Even the cloud cover is that nasty pinkish/orange color Makes me want to hurl, and somehow my psyche feels 'off' with this hazy glow out there. It's not natural.. Hope it goes away soon. I'd rather have pitch darkness than look out at everything under that "baby aspirin pink" glow that I have going on outside right now..
The owner picked up the horse, thank goodness. You'd be surprised at the critters that show up, two and four-legged varieties. I had a bull on my front lawn when I came home from work, and I had a stray pot-bellied pig. The neighbors adopted the pig, and the bull's owner took him back. I am just a magnet for lost or abandoned animals.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#82606 Jan 17, 2013
W KY Girl wrote:
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I suppose it wouldn't have been nice to let the air out of all four of their tires huh? LOL
Not to mention dangerous. There were two of them as far as I could tell, and only one of me here last night.. Besides the fact that I won't intentionally put my dogs out in harms way. I love them too much. They do their job here on the homestead. That's what they've been trained to do, hehe! I do my job on the "outer limits", roflmbo!!

I don't think they'll be back around this way any time soon. If they do show up, they've got to be pretty damned stupid.. I'm not one to call the law. It would take them too dang long to make their way out here anyway. God help me if I ever need an ambulance... I'd just lay down and say my prayers, hopefully to wake up again after whatever ails me passes..

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#82607 Jan 17, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Deer hides can be "tanned" using the brain matter as a rubbing compound.
I've heard that, AW. I tried my hand at preserving a hide once. Scrapped the remaining tissue off, rubbed salt all over it till I thought my own skin would fall off, left it out in the sun, re-salted it for a few days, etc...

I got the hide from a slaughter yard, but didn't go very well. Maybe it had been frozen beforehand and had gone "bad"? I don't know. But the fur all fell off eventually. That was the last time I ever tried it. Don't know exactly where I went wrong, but it was a disaster.

The bull skull with big old horns I got the same day as the hide came out really well, but fire ants did all the work on that for me. It was slick and clean as a whistle in two days time. I know why those suckers hurt so bad now. Little demons.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#82608 Jan 17, 2013
Lala, you're blessed. And so are the lost critters that find their way to you.

My Granny always said that God has a special place for people who hold kindness in their hearts for nature and the Lords critters. If that's true, you'll have a golden mansion in the sky my friend.

Hopefully we'll be neighbors 'up there' if I make it too.
(I believe that I'll will)....

I've told the Lord many times that if Heaven has "chores" for those of us who didn't quite meet ALL the required standards for earning our wings when we pass over, that He could make me keeper of the critters. I'd be very happy to spend my eternity with His creatures.....
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#82609 Jan 17, 2013
I am not exactly sure how the Native Americans tanned the hides, I just know they used the brain material and I am sure the pioneers learned how to make things from them... such things as clothing and pouches for tobacco and gun powder. "Keep your powder dry, boys" LOL

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#82610 Jan 17, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
I am not exactly sure how the Native Americans tanned the hides, I just know they used the brain material and I am sure the pioneers learned how to make things from them... such things as clothing and pouches for tobacco and gun powder. "Keep your powder dry, boys" LOL
I remember (many moons ago) when I was in college, my anatomy professor taught us about this. Apparently there are oils in the brain tissue that condition and used in preparing the hide. It was like one deer brain and boiling water....

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#82611 Jan 17, 2013
Interesting. One thing that I'll always admired was the way Native Americans never let ANYTHING go to waste. Even offering up a prayer over their kill. If only humans were that way today.

Sometime last year I found a tiny baby deer out on the property. Much too small to have ever survived on it's own, even with a lot of luck...

I assume it's Momma was killed and it died here for whatever reason.. It was so fresh that the buzzards hadn't even gotten to most of it yet. I was SO depressed over that find. Knowing that this little baby deer had been out there all alone and I didn't get to it in time? I was completely devastated. It hurts me still now, just thinking back on it.

That's why I'll chase off any and all hunters I see around here unless they've checked in with me personally. And even in that case, it's not likely that I'll ever give anyone permission to hunt here. People just plain suck.

Like AW said, I've run across whole carcasses left behind with nothing but the prime cuts taken away too. It makes me ill. Human beings aren't my favorite life forms...

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#82612 Jan 17, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
Interesting. One thing that I'll always admired was the way Native Americans never let ANYTHING go to waste. Even offering up a prayer over their kill. If only humans were that way today.

Sometime last year I found a tiny baby deer out on the property. Much too small to have ever survived on it's own, even with a lot of luck...

I assume it's Momma was killed and it died here for whatever reason.. It was so fresh that the buzzards hadn't even gotten to most of it yet. I was SO depressed over that find. Knowing that this little baby deer had been out there all alone and I didn't get to it in time? I was completely devastated. It hurts me still now, just thinking back on it.

That's why I'll chase off any and all hunters I see around here unless they've checked in with me personally. And even in that case, it's not likely that I'll ever give anyone permission to hunt here. People just plain suck.

Like AW said, I've run across whole carcasses left behind with nothing but the prime cuts taken away too. It makes me ill. Human beings aren't my favorite life forms...
When I was in the South, Cajuns had a similar mindset. They use to say about a pig, we eat everything but the oink
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#82613 Jan 17, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
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When I was in the South, Cajuns had a similar mindset. They use to say about a pig, we eat everything but the oink
That is just not cajun, but the old ways most everywhere. Hogs were the one meat product that could be cured and perserved without refridgeration and families survived on all winter. We even cleaned out the intestines and made sausage sacks.

We sometimes think the Hatfield-McCoy feud is laughable having been started over who owned the pig. But that was the entire winter's food source for the family and you bet it was a serious issue.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#82614 Jan 17, 2013
I have a dear friend who's a 100% born, bred and raised Cajun. You're probably not stretching the truth there, hehe!! Man, can she cook!! Some of the best Cajun meals I've ever had in my life. Her hubby owned a shrimp boat until not too long ago. The times we used to have, hehe! Loved going out shrimping with them in the Gulf and then cooking big pots of all different kinds of yummies for days and days afterward.... Good times..
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#82615 Jan 17, 2013
@Nope.. then I suppose you have eaten Boudin.

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#82616 Jan 17, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
I have a dear friend who's a 100% born, bred and raised Cajun. You're probably not stretching the truth there, hehe!! Man, can she cook!! Some of the best Cajun meals I've ever had in my life. Her hubby owned a shrimp boat until not too long ago. The times we used to have, hehe! Loved going out shrimping with them in the Gulf and then cooking big pots of all different kinds of yummies for days and days afterward.... Good times..
I made crawfish étouffée the other night---a personal favorite. Listened to a little Wayne Toupes to round out the night

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#82617 Jan 17, 2013
Yes! I did have some!! My mind was my worse enemy though. There are a few things that would be better on my palate if I didn't know what or how they were made, ROFLMBO!!

And what is that thing they cook in Ireland? Is it Haggas? Haggus? I don't even know how to spell it. Stomach, intestines or something isn't it? Is it even from Ireland? Or England..... Hmmmm.
No mind, it's plain nasty sounding. Never tried it though.

Case in point: I cant' eat meatloaf outside of my own home. Don't know where whatever is in it has been.

Or those Slim Jims. I used to love them. Can't think about eating one now.

Even meatballs, not unless I've cooked 'em. None of those store bought or pre-made things are ever in my freezer, LOL!!!
Blueminer

United States

#82618 Jan 17, 2013
Hi Everybody! From Salem Ohio.

You guys never let me down as far as interesting reading goes. I gotta post a few words of thanks on the BG and Scottsville forums, but I'll probably be back for a few.

Hey Ancient Wolf one of these days I'm really gonna try to sew a rip in a pair o jeans with a yucca plant...Just so I can say I did that.

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#82619 Jan 17, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
<quoted text>I made crawfish étouffée the other night---a personal favorite. Listened to a little Wayne Toupes to round out the night
Etouffe**

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#82620 Jan 17, 2013
Hey Blue!! What's the weather like up there? Good to hear from ya!!

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#82621 Jan 17, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
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Etouffe**
LOL! Not a problem, Ms Font. I've done that before too. I've had a strange word I couldn't spell, so I looked for it on-line then just copy and pasted the first one that came up, hehe. It sometimes does some strange things to our diction. LOL! I knew what you meant though and I knew what happened...
:)
rapid fire

Corbin, KY

#82622 Jan 17, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text> You are welcome. More info on "Scotch-Irish" is available through Google. It says that we are a strong minded (stubborn) peoples and somewhat Nomadic always looking for better opportunities and the heritage also includes Daniel Boone, Meriwether Lewis, and Sam Houston. Nearly 200,000 immigrated to America during the great potato famine. I guess we came looking for taters. LOL
my brother traced our ancestors back to the 1600's and found that they came here as peasants and entered the country on the work program, they had to work as servants under the gaurdianship of the wealthy for two years to earn thier citizenship. brother said as he searched, he learned that nobody in our family or clan ever owned any slaves. i said you know Why don't you ? he said; No..Why? i said; because none of them could afford any !!! hehehe
Blueminer

United States

#82623 Jan 17, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
Hey Blue!! What's the weather like up there? Good to hear from ya!!


Hello Nope! It's just cold up this way. I've been lucky so far this year and only had to deal w/nasty weather a few times. Although I came uot of Alabama a few nights ago with about a ton of ice on my truck. It was about a quarter inch thick on the tractor.

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