Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,731

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

#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:
<quoted text>
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**

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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!!

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Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#82621 Jan 17, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#82624 Jan 17, 2013
rapid fire wrote:
<quoted text>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
I only made it back to 1711 when my paternal Scotch-Irish ancestor came to America, I did not pursue his life before that time in Ireland. My maternal side is also Scotch-Irish and Cherokee with very few records and I can't trace back even that far.

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#82625 Jan 17, 2013
Blueminer wrote:
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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.
Glad you made it safely. I'd hate to drive a rig in an ice storm.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#82626 Jan 17, 2013
Good Evening BlueMiner. My son was in Pittsburg Tuesday evening, but is near Topeka Kansas a few hours ago. He did not say anything about bad weather, only that he was hungry LOL

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Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#82627 Jan 17, 2013
Very chilly!!

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