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Gender: Female
Hometown: Oswego County, New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Lake Ontario Snow Belt
Member since: Fri Apr 23, 2004, 11:56 PM
Number of posts: 33,619

About Me

I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

Journal Archives

Score 1 for me!

I got the raspberries and blackberries planted in the bed I prepared, but there is no room for the strawberries.

But - I've had a large pile of wood chips sitting nearby for 2 years, and I finally cleared it mulching the berry beds and blueberry bushes.

I now have a large weed-free, cleared circle that is pre-mulched.

Guess where the strawberries are going!

So my Dad is downsizing, and I mentioned an old corner coffee table he has

up in his attic to my DIL. She's really excited to hear about it : it's an authentic mid'50's Danish Modern table in Maple with authentic cigarette burns!

I have noticed that a lot of web sites I visit are having odd problems lately -

and the corporate e-mail was out all day Saturday.

Has anyone else noticed this?

Every time I step out the dooor, I flinch, expecting that stab of Arctic air,

then relax in surprise because it is so pleasant out!

Well, my little banty has been sitting her third clutch of eggs for 24 days now without a peep -

so either I gave her a set of infertile eggs to set or else they got too cold at some point!

My plan tomorrow is to gather up another set of eggs and place them in a nest in her line of sight and see what she wants to do next.

Do Easter lilies smell bad, or is that just me?

I love the look of my potted Easter lilly, but I can't stand it's scent!

I have the same problem with cleomes - it's a beautiful flower, but it smells like cat piss to me!

Marijuana as a treatment/replacement for alcohol abuse?

I heard it suggested that heavy alcohol users might switch to legalized marijuana. What do you think? Do heavy alcohol users use marijuana with alcohol or instead of alcohol? If they use marijuana, how does their behavior change? Do they become more functional and able to work? (That's not a silly question; morphine addiction was used in the 19th century as a treatment for alcoholism. Alcohol users drank up what wages they earned, morphine addicts went to work and brought their wages home!)

How long should I age my Peeps?

The squirrel on my bird feeder has figured out that he is safe from my dogs -

why can't the dogs figure out that they can bark all they want, that squirrel ain't leaving until he's had his fill?

I'm late to this party, but I figured out a new trick for internet shopping -

I go and look at what I'm interested in several days in a row. Lots of times, I'll get an e-mail or ad that says that item just happens to be on sale!
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