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Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54392 Apr 29, 2014
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Ed, I didn't know you could speak Greek--cause that post was all Greek to me.... Not all really--I did understand the wee tyke part. lol.
Hey Hitsrunprincess, don't feel lonely, I had not the slightest clue what the message was supposed to be either. LOL

“100% Princess”

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#54393 Apr 29, 2014
Good morning everyone. I hope everyone that was in the path of the storms weathered them well. Thankfully we didn't get the super severe weather that was predicted, but my heart goes out to those who lost loved ones. Sad times.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#54394 Apr 29, 2014
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Ed, I didn't know you could speak Greek--cause that post was all Greek to me.... Not all really--I did understand the wee tyke part. lol.
Let an old artilleyman translate for you.

Trunnion: That sticky out thing on the side of the cannon.(there are two,opposite each other,roughly near the middle of the barrel) They are used to help "mount" the "tube"(barrel) on the carraige. What apparently happened was that he snapped the trunnion,possibly a weak weld,and had to have it rewelded(mounted).

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#54395 Apr 29, 2014
Ruby88 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope, no news yet. I'm beginning to wonder if the message even went through... It's very unlike the yard owner to NOT reply to messages. She always does... Oh well. I didn't get 'round to going there on Sunday. We all went for a ride on the Gautrain to Rosebank for breakfast there, then back again. Only got back in the late afternoon. I have two small bags of carrots and a bag of apples in the fridge, waiting to be handed out to Spartan (and some of his buddies). I'll try to go on Thursday, as I'm sure a few of my horsey friends will also go riding. I'm not riding though, not until I know for sure that Spartan's better.
I still haven't put my saddle and other tack in my car. I should really do that. One of my friends used my spare bridle for a while and I haven't gotten it back yet. Haven't seen her in ages. She was going to buy a horse but it fell through and she's a little heartbroken at the moment, so I don't think we'll be seeing her anytime soon. Only time will tell. And they made such a great team! She even taught him to jump... If it's meant to be, however, things will eventually work out.
The biggest issue was that the owner first told her he wants R6000, but settled for a reduced price of R3500, which I think is reasonable enough. Just before they paid him, he changed his mind and demanded the full R6000. And my friend is still in school (Matric this year) and her dad didn't want to buy the horse for her, she had to earn her own money somehow and pay for him herself. Obviously she cannot so she decided not to take the horse afterall. It's really sad. It's not everyday that you can get a horse for R6000. And he's still young (must be around 6/7 now). But yeah, if it's meant to be, things will find a way of working out for them.
Hiya Ruby. Take it from an old horse guy. There are opportune times to buy a horse. Usually late fall(autum) or early winter. People don't want to keep/feed them when they can't use them or they lose interest. THAT is the time to shop around for a pony.(horse) I wish her and you best of luck.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#54396 Apr 29, 2014
Dale_Harris wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Ruby, I see that horses can cost the same as dogs. My friend bought a Rottweiller who had a pedigree as long as your arm and it cost her R6,000.00. Chelsea was a show dog really very professional. She got some illness that rotties get and her back leg bones snapped and she had to be put down. Very, very sad, as she was such a lovely natured dog and won prizes all the time. I only have Hinds 57 Variety dogs as I get mine from the Rescue or SPCA and they are always a cross something or another. Not a specific breed. I find them to be the best dogs to have.
But your friend should not give up. You are right, if it is meant to be, then things will have a way of working out in her favour. Can't she still come and ride with you and your horsey buddies? Oh what a shame that is.
I started on my "new eating regime" yesterday and all I can say is that it is very boring and not enough food to feed an "ant". Anyway I shall do it for one week and then the Doc will do some or other test and let me know if those food are a yes or no. Quite honestly I personally feel that eating such a little bit of seriously cr*p food is not on, but I promised that I would see the first week out. Apparently if it is going to work, by the end of the first week they will know. I just wonder if I WILL KNOW!!!!!
Anyway cannot complain. I will do the first week and then see........ Not making any promises. But if I can find out what this allergy is then I shall have to continue with the cr*p food. Shite! this is a hard life. I am now going to eat my lunch "A tin of chickpeas". I have never eaten these things before and I have been told that they taste like sawdust, so you imagine how happy with this choice of lunch I am. Anyway Bon Appetit
Are you on a low carb diet? Like in pre/early diabetic? If so youi are limited in what you love to eat. Beans,MOST beans arew off the list. I miss my beans. And potatoes. But if it's white it ain't right.. LOL. I substitute beans with lentils for the most part now. Try boiling a ham hock for a couple hours and add the lentils after 2-3 hours and cook another 30-45 minutes. Not too bad really. I'd rather have pintos or Great Northern Whites,even Navy beans but well..... Wifey says they aren't good for me sooooo....

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#54397 Apr 29, 2014
Dale_Harris wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Hitsrunprincess, don't feel lonely, I had not the slightest clue what the message was supposed to be either. LOL
Read the above explanation.... I've built a 3/4 scale muzzle loading cannon based on the American Civil War( the war of Northern aggretion)Napolean 12 pounder. The most used piece in that conflict. Capable of firing Canister.exploding timed shells(shrapnel) and solid shot it was a rapidly loaded field piece and highly mobile for it's time.

“100% Princess”

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#54398 Apr 29, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Let an old artilleyman translate for you.
Trunnion: That sticky out thing on the side of the cannon.(there are two,opposite each other,roughly near the middle of the barrel) They are used to help "mount" the "tube"(barrel) on the carraige. What apparently happened was that he snapped the trunnion,possibly a weak weld,and had to have it rewelded(mounted).
Oh, that little handle thingy....well why didn't he say so?

“100% Princess”

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#54399 Apr 29, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Are you on a low carb diet? Like in pre/early diabetic? If so youi are limited in what you love to eat. Beans,MOST beans arew off the list. I miss my beans. And potatoes. But if it's white it ain't right.. LOL. I substitute beans with lentils for the most part now. Try boiling a ham hock for a couple hours and add the lentils after 2-3 hours and cook another 30-45 minutes. Not too bad really. I'd rather have pintos or Great Northern Whites,even Navy beans but well..... Wifey says they aren't good for me sooooo....
Wifey sounds like she's a genius--you should probably listen to her. <looks innocent>

Stay safe and I'll see you in my dreams--unless you wake me up when you come home. Gonna go watch some NCIS for a while.

XOXO

“100% Princess”

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#54400 Apr 29, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Read the above explanation.... I've built a 3/4 scale muzzle loading cannon based on the American Civil War( the war of Northern aggretion)Napolean 12 pounder. The most used piece in that conflict. Capable of firing Canister.exploding timed shells(shrapnel) and solid shot it was a rapidly loaded field piece and highly mobile for it's time.
So why is Billy on Ed's boat and another thing--why is he jumping around? That makes absolutely no sense. But I'm sure you and Ed can explain it. So, like I said, I gotta go watch some Gibbs...

XOXO

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#54401 Apr 29, 2014
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>So why is Billy on Ed's boat and another thing--why is he jumping around? That makes absolutely no sense. But I'm sure you and Ed can explain it. So, like I said, I gotta go watch some Gibbs...
XOXO
I dunno.... Have fun. The storms are moving upriver and it is clearing off to the west. Sunset looks really pretty tonight. C U L8er.
Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54402 Apr 29, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Are you on a low carb diet? Like in pre/early diabetic? If so youi are limited in what you love to eat. Beans,MOST beans arew off the list. I miss my beans. And potatoes. But if it's white it ain't right.. LOL. I substitute beans with lentils for the most part now. Try boiling a ham hock for a couple hours and add the lentils after 2-3 hours and cook another 30-45 minutes. Not too bad really. I'd rather have pintos or Great Northern Whites,even Navy beans but well..... Wifey says they aren't good for me sooooo....
Hey Okimar
I have suffered allergies for about 3 years now. They have eliminated garden plants, So they say it is a food allergy. Also I have Nerve end damage in my feet so they are trying to treat two things at the same time. The allergies are bad and my eyes swell up for days on end and my legs swell which in turn affects the nerve end damage in my feet and they get very painful. So I am giving it a go as I really cannot continue like this. Thanks for the tip with the ham hock and then adding lentils. I will give it try. For the next week they have limited me to Chickpeas, salad with tomato/lettuce and cucumber, Brown rice and mixed vegetables. If all goes well with these foods I get some more added for the next week. But I have a list of definite NOTS and they are white bread, yellow cheese, red meat, cream, anything made with white flour, butter (minimal margarine), alcohol, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, no carbonated cold drinks. Nothing white so rice, potatoes anything like that and no condiments at all. I must drink 6 to 8 Bottles of water per day. Next Monday all being well, I will get a few additional foods added. But I am allowed lentils so I am hoping that they add that next week. I am allowed fresh water fish (no sea food) and all green leafy veg, broccoli, cabbage, The list is never ending. Oh and I can have a piece of chicken without skin once per week.
So it does sound drastic but I will do it to find out what I should be eating.
Are you diabetic Okimar? I have family that are diabetic and take insulin.
Thanks for the tips and all and I shall keep you in the loop of how I get along.
Have a really great day and once again thanks for the tip on the lentils and ham hock.
Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54403 Apr 29, 2014
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>Wifey sounds like she's a genius--you should probably listen to her. <looks innocent>
Stay safe and I'll see you in my dreams--unless you wake me up when you come home. Gonna go watch some NCIS for a while.
XOXO
I agree with you. Wifey sure does sound like a genius. Knows what is good for her man.
Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54404 Apr 29, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Read the above explanation.... I've built a 3/4 scale muzzle loading cannon based on the American Civil War( the war of Northern aggretion)Napolean 12 pounder. The most used piece in that conflict. Capable of firing Canister.exploding timed shells(shrapnel) and solid shot it was a rapidly loaded field piece and highly mobile for it's time.
Okay .,... this relates to a cannon loader. Okay fine something to do with war.? Please forgive me, do not have much experience with cannons.
Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54405 Apr 29, 2014
Happy Thursday to you all. Wishing you all a fabulous day.
Sun is shining here, a bit chilly until about 10:30am when it will warm up nicely. Typical Autumn day in SA. These are the best days - not blistering hot and not freezing cold.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#54406 Apr 29, 2014
Dale_Harris wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Okimar
I have suffered allergies for about 3 years now. They have eliminated garden plants, So they say it is a food allergy. Also I have Nerve end damage in my feet so they are trying to treat two things at the same time. The allergies are bad and my eyes swell up for days on end and my legs swell which in turn affects the nerve end damage in my feet and they get very painful. So I am giving it a go as I really cannot continue like this. Thanks for the tip with the ham hock and then adding lentils. I will give it try. For the next week they have limited me to Chickpeas, salad with tomato/lettuce and cucumber, Brown rice and mixed vegetables. If all goes well with these foods I get some more added for the next week. But I have a list of definite NOTS and they are white bread, yellow cheese, red meat, cream, anything made with white flour, butter (minimal margarine), alcohol, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, no carbonated cold drinks. Nothing white so rice, potatoes anything like that and no condiments at all. I must drink 6 to 8 Bottles of water per day. Next Monday all being well, I will get a few additional foods added. But I am allowed lentils so I am hoping that they add that next week. I am allowed fresh water fish (no sea food) and all green leafy veg, broccoli, cabbage, The list is never ending. Oh and I can have a piece of chicken without skin once per week.
So it does sound drastic but I will do it to find out what I should be eating.
Are you diabetic Okimar? I have family that are diabetic and take insulin.
Thanks for the tips and all and I shall keep you in the loop of how I get along.
Have a really great day and once again thanks for the tip on the lentils and ham hock.
Please, Dale, don't eat margarine. Ask the doc if you can have a little olive oil in place of the butter - margarine is only one molecule away from being plastic, and it's HORRIBLE for you.

http://wellnessmama.com/2193/why-you-should-n...

There's a chart in this article that shows you how the stuff is made....very eye-opening.
*hugs*

“Faith Love Hope”

Since: Nov 10

South Africa

#54407 Apr 30, 2014
Dale_Harris wrote:
Hey Ruby, I see that horses can cost the same as dogs.
Not all horses are that cheap! If you're looking for a well-bred horse then be prepared to pay anything from R15 000 and up. And then you get a "green" horse - one who was put under saddle not too long ago, and doesn't have a lot of experience with a rider.

Some horses can cost up to R100 000! So yeah, not exactly the same as dogs, lol. I was lucky with Spartan. I got him for R4500 from people in Bela-Bela. He's not purebred, but those are also, as with dogs, sometimes the best kind. Purebred horses not only cost an arm and a leg, but they are much more prone to diseases than the hardy crossbreeds... I'm not sure of Spartan's breeding. He's a Boerperd X. We suspect some Nooitgedacht in there, but there's no surefire way to tell.
Dale_Harris wrote:
My friend bought a Rottweiller who had a pedigree as long as your arm and it cost her R6,000.00. Chelsea was a show dog really very professional. She got some illness that rotties get and her back leg bones snapped and she had to be put down
That's terribly sad!
Dale_Harris wrote:
I only have Hinds 57 Variety dogs as I get mine from the Rescue or SPCA and they are always a cross something or another. Not a specific breed. I find them to be the best dogs to have.
I will take an SPCA dog again any time. My first SPCA dog was a Staffie X. We got her at I think 3 months and only had her till she was just over 1 year old. She had to be rehomed. I remember telling you all that story, so won't go into too much detail, lol
Dale_Harris wrote:
Can't she still come and ride with you and your horsey buddies?
She won't come there for a while - since the horse she was going to buy is stabled there, and she's still a little heartbroken about not being able to buy him. So we won't be seeing her for a while. In the meantime she's riding another horse with one of her school friends.
Dale_Harris wrote:
I started on my "new eating regime" yesterday and all I can say is that it is very boring and not enough food to feed an "ant". Anyway I shall do it for one week and then the Doc will do some or other test and let me know if those food are a yes or no. Quite honestly I personally feel that eating such a little bit of seriously cr*p food is not on, but I promised that I would see the first week out. Apparently if it is going to work, by the end of the first week they will know. I just wonder if I WILL KNOW!!!!!
Anyway cannot complain. I will do the first week and then see........ Not making any promises. But if I can find out what this allergy is then I shall have to continue with the cr*p food. Shite! this is a hard life. I am now going to eat my lunch "A tin of chickpeas". I have never eaten these things before and I have been told that they taste like sawdust, so you imagine how happy with this choice of lunch I am. Anyway Bon Appetit
Shame man, I can only imagine how hard it must be, especially if you were used to eating a big variety of foods and now being limited to only a few. But this too shall pass. Let's hope you get to eat what you want again soon. In the meantime I guess there's not much you can do about it. I wish you all the best of luck!

“Faith Love Hope”

Since: Nov 10

South Africa

#54408 Apr 30, 2014
Good morning everybody

Wishing you all a HAPPY HUMP DAY!
:)

“Faith Love Hope”

Since: Nov 10

South Africa

#54409 Apr 30, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Hiya Ruby. Take it from an old horse guy. There are opportune times to buy a horse. Usually late fall(autum) or early winter. People don't want to keep/feed them when they can't use them or they lose interest. THAT is the time to shop around for a pony.(horse) I wish her and you best of luck.
Thanks, I'm sure things will work out in her favour if it's meant to be. But I don't think her parents will buy him for her, so she has to finish school, find a job (and earn her own money) and then buy herself a horse. I actually hope for her part that her parents soften up a bit and buy him for her, and have her pay them back in instalments. That would be great!

She used to lease him from them and then when she fell in love she planned on buying him. I'm so sad that things didn't work out for her. In the meantime she gets her horsey fix by riding with a friend
Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54410 Apr 30, 2014
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Please, Dale, don't eat margarine. Ask the doc if you can have a little olive oil in place of the butter - margarine is only one molecule away from being plastic, and it's HORRIBLE for you.
http://wellnessmama.com/2193/why-you-should-n...
There's a chart in this article that shows you how the stuff is made....very eye-opening.
*hugs*
Hey Shovelhead, I am absolutely "astounded" to read about margarine being so bad for you. I think I will rather go the olive oil route as I know that it is good for you and you can have it on salads and vegetables and proteins without any problems. Thanks so much for bringing my attention to this article. If I cannot have butter and there is no olive oil, then I shall just go without. Both butter and olive oil are quite pricey. The last bottle of olive oil I had cost about R145.00 as opposed to vegetable oil (R14.99) that is a huge difference. So..........
Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54411 Apr 30, 2014
Ruby88 wrote:
<quoted text>
Shorted for space.
Shame man, I can only imagine how hard it must be, especially if you were used to eating a big variety of foods and now being limited to only a few. But this too shall pass. Let's hope you get to eat what you want again soon. In the meantime I guess there's not much you can do about it. I wish you all the best of luck!
No problem Ruby if I stock to this and it works then my problems with the allergies will be history. It is very debilitating having the allergies. I cannot wait until they let me have fruit as I love that. I don't know when the fruit stage comes along I will be very happy. I love lasagna so only allowed Feta or a little Mozerella, I don't think that the lasagna will be any good. And isn't pasta made from white flour? That is a no-no.
Yes I know that horses cost much more than R6,000.00. That Oscar Pistorius had to sell all his "high pedigree race horses" to pay for his lawyers fees for his murder case. That must of brought him in a tidy sum of money. Not that his fantastic lawyer is getting him out of the sh*t. Last time I looked he was being blamed for taking "acting lessons" as per his lawyers instructions. The mind boggles.
I know horses cost far more than R6000.00. Not like dogs at all but I was trying to do a comparison.
You were lucky to get Sparton for that price as well. It seems you need to know horsey people before you purchase a horse. They put in a good word for you eh!

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