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abby
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# Posted: 29 Mar 2016 11:34
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oh, I didn't realize it was the kids' idea. then I will say dad better learn how to have a clean kill. who shoots a rabbit, but it's still alive? anyway, all in all I guess it's just one of those things. forgot to say that I'm so happy spring is making it's way to your cabin! YAY!!!!!

Gary O
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# Posted: 29 Mar 2016 23:07
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Quoting: abby
who shoots a rabbit, but it's still alive?

I think my wording was misleading
they brought it here (alive)
and shot it here

it was dinner for some

actually, it turned into a relatively positive experience

Julie2Oregon
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# Posted: 29 Mar 2016 23:19
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LOL, Gary DiscO! Well, it really was an interesting word mosaic! I had this mental image of these parents with a half-dead rabbit and wailing children in tow showing up at your cabin on Easter Sunday with a request for you to finish it off so they could sup on the children's problematic pet. Happy Easter to all, bwahahaha! Yikes.

Kinda sounds like a dark sitcom.

cabingal3
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# Posted: 29 Mar 2016 23:25
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hi Julie.the kids were crying when they came up but they knew biter bunny had to go.the girls and girls mom ran to near the car.
the dad and son went out back of our property.the son wanted to watch even if he had cried when he came up.
all was well in the end.the kids watched me skin it and they loved the guts and seeing them.lol.
little biter bunny took a dirt nap.
the girls said how can u stand this to me? i said its like cutting up a chicken.do u like chicken?do u eat it?
then i asked if they liked chicken nuggets.i was trying to let them see that this is meat...like they eat every day.
i know it was a pet but...in the end they have 11 more or 12 more that dont bite the dickens out of everyone.so i guess all is well that ends well.lol.

Julie2Oregon
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 00:07
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I saw a documentary awhile back on survivalist homesteading and apparently rabbits are a really good, easy food source. They showed a couple learning to raise, kill, and cook rabbits in preparation for going off-grid. They're easy to dispatch. If I'm remembering correctly, it takes very little effort to quickly and humanely kill them by breaking their necks and the skin/pelt comes off essentially in one piece once you get the technique down. That's partly why they're ideal, even for those who have no experience with such things.

I'm not great with a bunch of guts, fur/skin, and blood. If I had to kill stuff for my protein, I'd need to stick with fish, I think. It helps that I absolutely adore seafood, lol. And that most of the fish that are the best to eat are quite unattractive and not the least bit cuddly or endearing, hahahahaha!

cabingal3
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 01:03
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yeppers.i agree with all u say Julie.


Gary O
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 10:49
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Well, today is cabi's birthday, our first birthday celebration here at the cabin.
So, today, everything will be geared t'ward whatever my lady wants.
No holding back...money no object.
Dine wherever, whenever.
Shop til she drops.
And, yes, gittin' my cabi a rather big ticket item.
Yup, you guessed it,

A chainsaw.

Sometimes I impress even me with my thoughtfulness.

Anyway, yesterday blew in a gorgeous today at the happy birthday cabin.


So, we're gonna kick it;


hattie
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 12:05
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Happy Birthday cabingal3!!! I hope you have a great day!

Julie2Oregon
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 14:51
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Happy, happy birthday, dear Cabi! May your day be festive and your new year ahead be blessed.

Bevis
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 15:06
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Happy Birthday Cabi, enjoy that chainsaw. LoL

naturelover66
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 17:36
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Happy Birthday Cabi!! Enjoy your day.

cabingal3
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 21:33
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thank u everyone.
we got the misters new chainsaw.my gift!! i dont have to worry about his birthday coming up and what to get him...and hes gonna be chopping up everything in our woods and we can get this place re-cleaned up from all of winters fallings.
i have a little travel spinning wheel coming in the mail from etsy.that Gary ordered me for my birthday.
excited.thank u.

Just
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 22:27
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Do i smell cake hb cab v

Gary O
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 22:47 - Edited by: Gary O
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oh, sure, now I gotta bake a cake...

thanks Just

(saving grace, she won't let me neeeear the kitchen)

cabingal3
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 22:52
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thats ok Gary O.i dont need a cake and u dont either.lol.
agh.i could just see my kitchen now.i will pass on the cake.

Gary O
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# Posted: 10 Apr 2016 10:16 - Edited by: Gary O
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Love the new Husqvee 455 I just bought.

Got it dirty last week.

Happy.

My trusty Homelite Super XL (bought it in '76) will be on standby.
She's been a workhorse thru these many years.


It's not that Homey the Homelite (or lately Ol' Relahbl) ain't fit.

She runs like a top.

A 75 lb vibrating, rib jarring, back breaking top.
She'll be on standby, backup.
Or, a conversation piece in regards to what was considered a go to saw for home owners back in '76.

Now, Zippy, well, she'll be responsible for zippin' thru next winter's wood.


Never considered anything else than a Stihl when it came time.
But
Tried out a friend's Husqvee 450.
Love at first bite.
Zero vibration.
RPMs galore.
Whisper quiet (well, quiet...er)
So light I didn't realize I had a saw in my hands.
Only thing, the 450 comes with a not so common .325 chain pitch.
The 455 Rancher uses the much more common 3/8 pitch.
Spent the $20 more for the 455 Rancher.

Boy howdy.

Yipee ki yay.

Happy





So I'm using the new saw.
The square toothed chain literally eats wood.
Gonna do what I can to preserve it.
No more dirt diving.
Bought a peavey.
Love the peavey.
Cabi loves the peavey.


She was noticeably tiring from holding the log up.

Can't believe how much I do for that woman.

But

she's worth it

abby
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# Posted: 10 Apr 2016 15:19
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nice! an amazing chainsaw is a guy/girl's best friend in the woods. happy late birthday to you, Cabi!! sounds like a wonderful gift coming your way.

Julie2Oregon
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# Posted: 10 Apr 2016 17:27
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Nice!!!!! I will need a chainsaw and am afraid of them, sigh. I'll have to get over that. Do they make "girly-friendly" models? Enjoy your new saw and long may Zippy zip!!!

Speaking of trees/firewood/etc., I know you were well-prepared and am curious about how much you went through this season! Do you have a good bit left?

Gary O
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# Posted: 10 Apr 2016 21:09
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Ended the fall with 19 ricks
Still have 8 plus


If you don't know, a Rick is a face cord, or a single stack of wood that measures 4' x 8'
Some folks get all finicky when it comes to stacking a cord, filling the holes, fitting it all like a puzzle, making sure the wood is 16" long...
Heh, when it comes time to stacking, I'm so pooped I'm just happy to get 'em where they're goin'.

I am very pleased
We went in not knowing
Thought it might be close

Got a start on next year for sure, but we won't rest on our laurels.
Prolly will have 24 ricks by end of summer.
Nuthin' better to clear the mind and fill the lungs with mountain air than swingin' that maul.
Funny thing, my shoulders and back do not suffer.
I can chop wood all day, all week. No pain.
I will never...ever have wunna those splitters...ever.

My mind does not go to girly saws (shudder)...sorry

neb
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# Posted: 10 Apr 2016 21:54
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Looks like the snow is done and you getting ready for more snow. Lol

Gary O
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# Posted: 10 Apr 2016 22:09
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neb, I'd love to think the snow is done, and it might be, but here...well, it can come down any month of the year.

Just enjoyin' how it is now, and not counting on anything too far in the future.
Heh, it keeps one moving, gettin' things done before schedule.

Next on the docket is metal roofs to replace the roll roofing, then....the shop

Gary O
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# Posted: 21 Apr 2016 11:10 - Edited by: Gary O
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Been logging, clearing, readying for metal roofing for the cabins

.....aaand prepping for the tiny shop
Getting excited about the tiny shop
I propose it to be somewhat hobbit like.
Not so gnomish that I'd be given to carving doors outta tree trunks, and using wooden pegs in place of wood screws or lag bolts.

But

A strong elfin flavor here and there.
I won't be so driven t'ward the practical side as much as one of aesthetic warmth......for me.
As I'll be spending considerable time in there.
Maybe not toiling all the time, but dedicating a bit of just sitting at a workbench, pondering.


Gonna add a couple bump outs. One for outta the weather tinkering and one in the back for utility (washing, bathing in winter....maybe pooping...maybe)

Anyway, getting excited about the tiny shop
(clearing the land via hand tools keeps the excitement toned down a bit)

y'all keep a fire

NorthRick
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# Posted: 21 Apr 2016 16:59 - Edited by: NorthRick
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Just curious on why you'd want a wall in a work shop that is only 4' high? Seems like 6' on the "first side" and 8' on the other would prevent a lot of cussing (at least for me) resulting from banging your head on rafters.

Julie2Oregon
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# Posted: 21 Apr 2016 17:02
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Nice!!! Are you adding a bit of height on one side of the roof for a loft? You know me, I love to sniff out lofts/loft potentiality, lol. I'm sure it will be functional, solid, and beautiful, just like all of your work. Hobbitty will add some wonderful whimsy!

cabingal3
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# Posted: 21 Apr 2016 19:33
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yes and i am sitting the day out resting my knees.so mad.i hate for physical things to get me down.
we walked wallmart the other day.oh my word.never gonna let each other out of our sight anymore.agh.
so then yesterday i did alot of work out here before resting the knees.so today the old knees were crying for resting.
tomorrow back at it.
the mister has it covered.


Julie2Oregon
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# Posted: 21 Apr 2016 19:41
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Awwww, Cabi, I'm sorry your knees are giving you fits. I hope you feel better soon!

I hate Walmart. I go in there needing a couple of things and I think they deliberately position stuff so that "essentials" are on opposite ends of the store so you have to "shop" the whole place. Evil. Evil, I say. I can't walk Walmart, either. Or choose not to, anyway.

I think you do darn well! A lot more than ladies 20 years younger than you!

cabingal3
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# Posted: 21 Apr 2016 19:46
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thanks Julie.sitting and knitting.how good can this be?pretty good.
i know gal.i run look at the yarn,the garden stuff,the movie section.maybe the food.then we are suppose to meet at a bench we call "the bench where old men go to die".i sat there several times waiting for the mister.no show.
later he told me he actually never sat down on the bench.
haa haa.i think about those electronic zoom zooms that people drive in the store to shop but dont want to give in just yet.
i will probably get knee surgery in the future.grr.
thanks Julie.doing ok.i think we both need phones when we go into that place.

Gary O
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# Posted: 21 Apr 2016 20:55
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Quoting: NorthRick
Just curious on why you'd want a wall in a work shop that is only 4' high?

I'm experimenting with 45 angles, but do not want a 16' ceiling/roof.
It'll work for me because most of that 4' side w/be a sitting work bench, and a couple dozen fishing rods will make their home on the ceiling.
Quoting: Julie2Oregon
Are you adding a bit of height on one side of the roof for a loft?

Yes, a half loft (cabi's 167 bins of yarn need to go somewhere...)

naturelover66
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# Posted: 21 Apr 2016 21:05
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Looks like an interesting spring project.. Is cabi planning her garden?


Gary O
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# Posted: 21 Apr 2016 21:13 - Edited by: Gary O
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Quoting: naturelover66
Is cabi planning her garden?

Yeah, got a tiny greenhouse to help.
The temp swings here are unreal.

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