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THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along Week 14 Crystal Star & Dakota Star Discussion Page

Old 04-13-2012, 04:16 AM
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Don Blocker often visited Estes Park, CO., where my grandmother's brother, Jack Clark, cut his hair. He said that Don was a very nice gentleman. Jack, was a native of Darby,Iowa, later the town was called Darbyville, 'cause another town in early 1900s named itself Derby. Jack owned both barber shops in Estes and lived there year around while he was alive. Newspaper people there are very nice, too, for they send me the paper featuring him and his life there, and the obit when he died.

Our turkeys and ducks are due in today and its raining and raining here today. Ducks will be happy.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:55 AM
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Mirabelle, I loved Little Joe, Hoss, & Adam also. Even Ben wasn't half bad. Dan Blocker played Hoss. There is a museum in O'Donnel TX about him. He grew up there. You'd think that I would have gone ta see it by now. It's about 1 1/2 hours north of us.
And you have The Ponderosa too!! ... the funny thing is that the things close to home, we usually don't get to see!
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QNSue...how I would love to have some chickens in the backyard but DH doesn't want to keep the table set for the local coons and skunks. I bet those turkeys will make wonderful meals this coming winter. I never grew up with ducks so I've never acquired a taste for them.
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QNSue...how I would love to have some chickens in the backyard but DH doesn't want to keep the table set for the local coons and skunks. I bet those turkeys will make wonderful meals this coming winter. I never grew up with ducks so I've never acquired a taste for them.

That's one of the reasons I quit feeding birds. Living on the edge of a bush, t just encouraged the raccoons, and skunks .... and big fat squirrels to come and dine!
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:23 AM
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It is a new experience for me, gardengal. Always had chickens, never any other fowl. Two were chilled, so they are in my bedroom at my feet in front of a little electric space heater, quiet as mice. Have a heat lamp over the others in a deep black tank. May lose one that seems very down.. Game birds have to have the game bird feed and grow really fast the two weeks. Or so I am told. It is dh's dogs that killed all our chickens...it took the dogs about 9 times as escape artists to kill them all. Now we have them fenced off, and hope to have better security for the incoming chickens, ducks and turkeys.

I planted some flowers in the front yard, and keeping an eye on them; so far, so good. Lost a few tomato plants in the garden that my dh was taking care of them. Love temps are expected at night this week, so will see what happens. March was so warm, and I was so ready for Spring, I may have sprung into too early of a garden.

Trying to get back into the quilt room and work on a couple of PC and the last 4 rows of the FWQ slashing. ran out of original slashing and no more to be found, so doing an almost-match in the last few row and between blocks in last corner.
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OH dear ... that's too bad that you ran out of sashing fabric, QNSue!
I'm sure you're like a "Mother Hen" with your "little ones"!

They're cute at day one ... then as their feather come in, they sure become ugly, don't they?
So how many did you get?
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And you have The Ponderosa too!! ... the funny thing is that the things close to home, we usually don't get to see!
I'm not sure where the Ponderosa is. Hmmmm I'll have ta find out. Your right about not seein' the things that are close!

QNS I bet your having a ball with those li'l ones. Do they make a racket? I bet it will sound like a farm in no time. I'm sorry that you are having such cool weather. Its windy & warm here. About 7%*- 80*. A few days we've had 85*.
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In Texas, when they have a deer stand, they need to move it almost daily because the corn they use to lure the deer in also lures the mice in; when the mice come in, the rattlesnakes come in for the mice. Natural food chain.

Barnyard fowl from McMurray Hatchery comes three ways; we choose the 7 ducks and 7 turkeys, but they came as 8 ducks and 6 turkeys, with one duck not making the trip live. I read up on the care a bit more, the ducks like a small wading pool, so my mimi paint roller pan was perfect. They are like a crowd of small children experiencing their first wading pool; its too shallow for they to swin, but they are having fun diving their bills into the water to eat the bits of bread there. The first three days, if they lack energy, you can feed them crumbled egg yolks and revive them a bit.

It sure separates the ducks from the turkeys!! All look very content now.

QuiltE, I always wanted a pair of skunks, their "perfume sack" removed, of course, to roam in my front yard. Thought it would keep strangers away from my front door....salesmen, etc., pushing their wares or Bible.
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In Texas, when they have a deer stand, they need to move it almost daily because the corn they use to lure the deer in also lures the mice in; when the mice come in, the rattlesnakes come in for the mice. Natural food chain.

Barnyard fowl from McMurray Hatchery comes three ways; we choose the 7 ducks and 7 turkeys, but they came as 8 ducks and 6 turkeys, with one duck not making the trip live. I read up on the care a bit more, the ducks like a small wading pool, so my mimi paint roller pan was perfect. They are like a crowd of small children experiencing their first wading pool; its too shallow for they to swin, but they are having fun diving their bills into the water to eat the bits of bread there. The first three days, if they lack energy, you can feed them crumbled egg yolks and revive them a bit.

It sure separates the ducks from the turkeys!! All look very content now.

QuiltE, I always wanted a pair of skunks, their "perfume sack" removed, of course, to roam in my front yard. Thought it would keep strangers away from my front door....salesmen, etc., pushing their wares or Bible.
QNS - my uncle raised skunks (with removed odor sacks) as pets when I was a youngster. I used to love going to my cousins house, as they also raised goats. They had a creek that was dammed up that we could swim in too. Thanks for reminding me of these great memories!!!
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QNS ... oh too funny! Sounds like something I'd do!

DublB ... Maybe you'll have to set one of those as a "goal" for something to do this year? And oh yes, tease us with your hot weater!


Here's another skunk story .....
Way way back, it was common for farmers to hire help who had immigrated from Europe, often not speaking much, if any English. My parents were no different, so this one chap working for them ... went to get this pretty kitty he spotted in the field. Well ... no kitten!! Yup, you guessed it, a skunk, fully endowed!!!! They had him wash up in the barn and Dad took new clothes out to him .......... and he then had to burn his old clothes. Ewwwwwwwww!!!

Apparently there were no skunks where he came from!
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