Feb 20, 2010
Blueminer has been missing too. Last I remember, his father was extremely ill. I hope all is well for hm too.. I only rarely pop into Topix from time to time these days. Sometimes I have a little bit of something to say and then there are times when it's just good to read about how you all have been doing. This morning that thunderstorm roused me from a toss and turn kind of "half sleep" anyway, so I felt it was technically legal for me to hit the coffee pot beings as it was after 4:00 a.m. by the time it came and went with a rowdy vengeance, LOL!!! That thing came in like a lion and left like an elephant. That thunder shook the rafters, I swear it did... I'm hoping it was enough to rinse my vehicle off and remove that salt film... (I think I'll get my wish)..... You're all like a breath of fresh air. There are still some good people out there in this world after all. This thread is proof of that... :) (Feb 19, 2014 | post #96054)
Yes, I most certainly do have a cave system underneath of the house. The Sloans Valley Cave system runs closely, if not partially, underneath of my property lines in more than one spot. I don't know if they found out why all of those cars fell through the Corvette museum or not, but I'm still keeping an eyeball on that treeline out there. When those trees start leaning, even ever so slightly, we're outta here until we can get someone out to take a look see... As far as the eggs go, I've gotten bumpy eggs shells, lumpy egg shells, "soft" egg shells, you name it. As long as it's a fresh egg and the membrane isn't harmed, I'll either cook it up and feed it to the dogs or give it back to the hens once it's fully cooked and crunched up, shells and all. The protein and calcium is good for them and in my minds eye, as long as it's cooked and crumbled I may not be creating an egg eating monster hen out there. Honestly, I've been up all night because I have another sick critter. If he lasts until daybreak, it may mean a trip to the vet for that "dreaded thing". I have him in a soft and warm box here in the bedroom right now and haven't heard a peep out of him for hours. I suspect that he'll have already passed peacefully in his sleep.... I don't know and I don't want to look just yet. He's been acting tired out a lot and today he was trying to find "that" hiding spot to crawl off to like cats so often do. I've had him for a really long time, he's extremely old, and this one is gonna hurt just like all the other critters that I've lost throughout the years...... Another heartbreak that loosing a critter kid always brings. <<heavy sigh>> I better hop on in the shower and get ready just in case I have to take "that" trip in to town. Later folks. <3 (Feb 17, 2014 | post #96020)
*here lately. Sorry, I'm on another insomniac run again....... Can't sleep to save my tail. (Feb 17, 2014 | post #96014)
Anne, put a fake egg or two in it and leave it there until they get used to using the nesting box. A couple of those plastic 'kids hunt' Easter eggs will suffice. If you don't have any of those, you can always blow a raw egg out and fill it with sand or loose dirt and seal the hole back up. They won't know the difference. It won't hurt to leave a real one in there, but like AW said somewhere back there while I was playing catch up in this thread, sometimes you have to be careful or you'll get an egg eating hen. And that's not good, obviously... Mine have all but quit laying. This stinking winter weather combined with their age has about dried them up. It's okay, they'll live out the remainder of their lives in divine comfort. Emphasis on "comfort ". No stew pot for my babies. It is what it is... I named them and you're not allowed to eat what you've named. That's my motto and I'm stickin' to it. :) I've been hearing some occasional low and deep rumbles and thuds outside on the property hear lately. I have a sick feeling that sink hole I have out there is getting ready to do her thang. Wish us well on this side of the rock. I'll either have a new brim pond, or my house will shift. With the two alternatives, I'd rather be fishin'.. (Feb 17, 2014 | post #96013)
Yet WalMart thrives on... Funny that... (Not) Google the myriad of government contracts that WalMart has bid on and then see for yourself just how many WalMart has garnered "In the event of a national emergency" via FEMA and other like agencies.... From bottled water on down to more oddities in nature. (White cotton sheets for example)?? You'll get quite an eye opener.. (Feb 13, 2014 | post #2)
Lex 18 news is reporting that a gas line in Adair County has exploded. A few homes and barns are currently burning. This sounds bad. Really bad. Pray for anyone who was within reach of this explosion please. http://www.lex18.c om/news/gas-pipeli ne-explodes-in-ada ir-county/ ~~ A gas line exploded in Adair County early Thursday morning, setting homes on fire and injuring one person. People as far away as Lincoln County heard the blast in the Knifley community, about 15 miles south of Campbellsville, at around 2 a.m. Kentucky State Police say the explosion damaged three homes. And one person reportedly suffered severe burns. Officials initially said three people were injured. Two barns and several vehicles also caught fire after the explosion. Officials say crews had a hard time getting to the damaged homes due to downed power lines and debris blocking the road. At this point, officials say they don't know what sparked the blast. Kentucky Emergency Management Agency officials say crews shut off the gas line at both ends to allow the fire to burn out. Photo courtesy of Michael Clinkscales (@Mike_Clink34). (Feb 13, 2014 | post #1)
Hey there everyone! Long time again... Funny thing how time seems to go by so fast, but this winter just doesn't want to end, huh? Hope everyone is well. I'm looking almost daily for at least some of my Hyacinth bulbs to pop up. Any and all little snippets of hope for winter to finally pass will be extremely welcomed around the Nope household right about now..... Sadly, no little green stems are peeking up just yet. I've not given up hope.. I'll just keep looking. If any of you out there hear the far off echo of a rebel yell in the early morning wee hours of daybreak, it's more than likely ME.. (Meaning I've found a sprout coming up)!!! :) (Feb 13, 2014 | post #18969)
Officers responding to calls in less than an hour perhaps? That would be a good place to start. SMH. (Feb 13, 2014 | post #4)
Woods and his officers had a chance to help out someone I personally know once and they failed miserably. The responding officer wouldn't even get out of his cruiser to investigate the nature of the call. It also took over 45 minutes for an officer to arrive... I know this because I was with this person while we waited for an officer.. Another problem arose quite a few months back and not a single one of his "force" has cared to investigate a complaint that someone else I know has tried to report. A crime involving drugs and a possible meth lab. From what I was told, information was given yet there was not a single stroke of the pen, not a single note was written for reference.... Nothing but a few head nods and a "call us the next time you see something" was offered. Call them??? Seriously??? "Maybe if you call a week ahead", I told my friend... FAIL. Two strikes that I know of from my own end, meaning that my vote will be cast for someone else. So will the votes of people involved in these two mishaps.... I hope whoever wins this election is more adept at getting his officers to take citizen complaints seriously. Perhaps they need to be reminded of where the bulk of their salaries originate from...... (Feb 13, 2014 | post #6)
The fine folks at Somerset Animal Hospital go that extra mile in my opinion. I've not once questioned their prices or their knowledge when it comes to any of my pets.... When one of them becomes ill, I want it healed and those people have proven time and again that they know what they're doing... From small critters to large, they seem to do it all. Even their after hours care is not outrageously expensive if you compare the price of an emergency call to our other local vets. There was a time that I had insurance on one of my dogs. Yeppers, pet wellness insurance which covered the same as what a human beings policy would, right down yearly vaccines, broken bones and even cancer. If I recall correctly it was through Aetna, believe it or not. I don't know if they offer it any more. You might want to check into that if you have a specific breed that's prone to illness, etc. I also don't know if Somerset Animal Hospital or any of the other locals vets for that matter would except it, so that's another thing you'd have to look into I'm sure... Hope your pup is better now. I don't see an updated posts on here..... I'm crossing my fingers that no updates means that there is good news in this instance? (Feb 13, 2014 | post #15)
Winner!!! Winner!!! Chicken and dumplins' for dinner!!! (Today, that is) LOL!!! (Feb 13, 2014 | post #15590)
Hey everyone. It's been a minute since I've checked in. Hope everyone is well. Good advice on that coverage AW. Better to check it out before it's too late. I found that lesson out the hard way years back. I'm probably still paying for it in one way or the other, comparatively speaking.. Well, I'm off to scour the forums while I have my hot coffee. Maybe I'll be back later on. Never can tell which way the wind is going to blow me these days. All I know is that I'm looking forward to that wind being routinely above 55 degrees again for a change! Bring on that nice Spring weather already!!! I want to see flowers and leaves outside instead of these barren trees and dead forest matter in the wood line... The Redwood and Dogwoods need to bloom, and pronto!! Blessings to all. _-_Nope_-_ (Feb 13, 2014 | post #95931)
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