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How is everyone? I hope doing well. Getting cooler here I am so loving it/

Big doings here at Aubie house today. Its Remington's birthday. He is 7. Well I say that.dont really know what to do. Everyday is like birthday and Christmas rolled into one for that dog.

Maybe I will get him a little steak or something when at grocery store for supper. What are you having?

Or is it going out tonight?

Anything else going on this weekend?

Anything and everything welcome. And of course all the great pictures.

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@Dreamcatcher Arabians - I'll need to have a go at that recipe for praline, I've only ever had the european chocolate version My hand is a lot better, thanks. I've still got limited movement in my pinky and I'm get bouts of tingling. It's aching tonight but I've been asking a lot more of it today. It's been wrapped in a heat pad for the last ten minutes.

@QtrBel - Not as busy as I thought I'd be :D. The workmen cleared the rubbish out of garden and into their skip, a friend called and we chatted for an hour and it was too wet for the garden. At least I got the laundry done, so I'm counting it as having accomplished something :ROFLMAO:. As people say ' the best laid plans...'

@dogpatch - nope, I get the sprays out for our two or three inch wasp nests. I'd need to sell the house if they moved in.



Tea was salmon and lemon stir fried vegtables and supper was a plate of porridge. The temperature has dropped to 6C/44F now that it's dark and quite late on.

I spent a lot of my afternoon and evening chasing my neighbour's rabbit. She's a bonny little calico. I can't blame the workmen for letting her out as she's an escape artist and has been eating everything in my garden. She either disappears under my sheds when she hears my back door open or waits until I'm close enogh to touch her and then darts under plants. 馃惏:rolleyes: She's still on the run...

Anyway, another half hour and I'm off to bed. There's nothing on tv to keep me up any longer :sleep::sleep::).
 

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The New Orlean's style are what I make. We always called them Blondies. 馃構. They're the bomb.

We had a nest of ground hornets or what we thought were multiple nests that we could never quite get rid of until a family of armadillos moved in. Our yard looked like the streets after a NY ticker tape parade. 馃槼 the hole they excavated was huge. Forever endeared me to their digging ways.
 

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Happy Birthday Remington! Temperature has been nice (low 80's highs) but a cold front came thru last night and the high today was 57*. Made for a nice ride this afternoon and Ki ponied Major so every one got to go. I made Italian meatballs earlier this week and we had spaghetti that evening so, tonight is leftover spaghetti and meatballs , garlic bread and a salad.
 

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The New Orlean's style are what I make. We always called them Blondies. 馃構. They're the bomb.

We had a nest of ground hornets or what we thought were multiple nests that we could never quite get rid of until a family of armadillos moved in. Our yard looked like the streets after a NY ticker tape parade. 馃槼 the hole they excavated was huge. Forever endeared me to their digging ways.
I'm not a real big candy person but I prefer the more peanut brittle kind. Not that in love with the softer, creamier kind. I rarely eat either one. I have an aunt that makes the creamier one and it's pretty good, she brings them to every family gathering and never has to take any home.
 

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I'll have to catch with y'all tomorrow. I'm finishing up a 13+ hour drive to visit family. Bad idea with two little ones. They've been great, but we're not doing this again.

Been listening to radio stations from around the world. I downloaded the free version of Radio Garden. I'm making the kids booster seat dance to at least one song from every station I randomly land on. Pretty entertaining.

Have a good one all!
 

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I'm not a real big candy person but I prefer the more peanut brittle kind. Not that in love with the softer, creamier kind. I rarely eat either one. I have an aunt that makes the creamier one and it's pretty good, she brings them to every family gathering and never has to take any home.
I love peanut brittle! Thin and crisp! It's like an addiction around the holidays.
 

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@dogpatch that nest is a thing of beauty and terror!
In fact, it was one of the most beautiful works of nature I've ever seen. And exquisitely fragile. Very sad to have to destroy it, but there was terrible danger, with me literally having to walk through their flight path every day!
 

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Happy Birthday Remington!

Dry and cool here. Too dry, the county is under a burn ban.

Yesterday we went to Sam's Club and tomorrow I need to do a few errands in town. Usually try to avoid town on weekends but... Speaking of pizza my favorite pizza joint closed up. :cry: Pretty soon Salem won't have anything except fast food. The local diner keeps cutting back the hours they're open and an employee said they are struggling.

I ate some left over alfredo for lunch and didn't want supper but fixed hubby some cheddar smoked sausage grillers. I wanted to fix a pot of chili but he wasn't in the mood for that. I don't make it during the hot months so I've been starting to get the crave. LOL

The spiders have been working OT getting ready for Halloween.

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The New Orlean's style are what I make. We always called them Blondies. 馃構. They're the bomb.

We had a nest of ground hornets or what we thought were multiple nests that we could never quite get rid of until a family of armadillos moved in. Our yard looked like the streets after a NY ticker tape parade. 馃槼 the hole they excavated was huge. Forever endeared me to their digging ways.
Armadillos moved into Middle Tennessee about five years ago and I am not happy with the little soandso鈥檚.

I took this pic when I was finish-mowing a fence row in the pasture. I can see the tip of the fence post馃槨 I can鈥檛 see how far the hole goes and I probably don鈥檛 want to know. It鈥檚 headed up hill - there is another, bigger, hole about 100 feet behind me, also on the fence row. There are two huge caverns by a tree in the pet Sematary that I know weren鈥檛 dug by coyotes. That鈥檚 just what I know about. They are working on getting themselves shot馃槨馃槨
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Neither one of our tractors have a parking brake that works and the brake on the farm tractor generally means dropping the bush hog, the turning the front wheels.

Seems DH didn鈥檛 turn the wheels far enough when he got off Old Bess to move a log - she coasted right thru the barbed wire section of fence, stopping about 100 feet short of the neighbor鈥檚 pond馃槼馃槼

I did have the decency to ask DH if he was ok before I asked if he dented up MY tractor. Both of them survived unscathed but we have to fix that piece of fence this morning. Its the boundary in the road section of property. The horses are fenced off from that section, so barbed wire is perfectly fine far as I鈥檓 concerned.

Old Bess doing some cleaning in the Pet Sematary. It got out of hand with weeds when my JD had to go in for hydraulic repairs that lasted four weeks instead of two and it they didn鈥檛 fix it馃馃. By the time the JD came home there was baby wildlife in there and I refused to cut the brush down.
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Freyja the Rottenweiler and Sheldon the Catahoula/Pit Bull lazing in the sun at the barn. @egrogan I notice you also use the word 鈥渓aze鈥. Me being from the Oh/PA border, it must be a regional thing馃槏

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@dogpatch, I want to throw up looking at those Yellow Jacket nests馃あ馃あ. Holeee-moleee you are so fortunate you didn鈥檛 tiss them off when you went in the shed for shavings馃槼馃槼

They put the Red Wasp nest on the corner of the barn overhang to shame and it鈥檚 pretty good size. I鈥檓 waiting for colder weather before I tell DH it鈥檚 up there so he can get the extension ladder out and get it down. If I tell him now, I鈥檓 afraid he will get royally stung- He got away with not being hurt when the farm tractor took off without him - it鈥檚 best not to run that red line anytime soon, lol
 

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The little holes that are tunnels would be burrow holes. The caverns could be where they possibly excavated their dinner. Typical is a 6inch surface hole only as deep as grubs or mole crickets or other pests reside.

You'll want to FF to the middle and search through the rest but this is typical for ground hornets. Our nest was massive- much, much bigger as it had likely been there for decades. Now the nests they dig are much smaller. You'll find the papery shell shredded all around as well. As with this video our chickens like picking through any remaining pieces to find those tiny protein packets the armadillos missed.

 
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