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

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

    Hi Y'All, I hope all of you are well rested and rearin' to get back on the "trail" again...QuiltE, round up the ponies it's time to get a goin'
    I'm off to the Bingo Hall so we're startin' early

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    Have good time!!
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    Giddyup L'il Doggies ... git yourselves back in here!!!

    Yeeeehaaaaw!!!!!



    For some reason ... memories of Bonanza came to me as I typed the above!
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    Here I was thinking of Rawhide!! Win big, Honchey, at Bingo. Mysteries of the trail, made Dakota Star and its in my completed file but not on the computer. Rats!! After that Doe & dart square today, that d&d was not what I was saying under my breath. Its finished, and no I am not doing it over, dh. Too bad, the doe moved with Buck fever, and her nose is almost missing. So be it. Think Buck fever got to my hands and the points do not all match, but a three year old will not notice, I am sure.

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    Just a quick note Ladies, The second set of 15 blocks is coming up in 2 weeks. you can either show the first 30 or just the next 15 which would be blocks 16-30. we are currently at 27 & 28. H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    Just a quick note Ladies, The second set of 15 blocks is coming up in 2 weeks. you can either show the first 30 or just the next 15 which would be blocks 16-30. we are currently at 27 & 28. H.
    This is SOOOOOOOO exciting to have the 30-milestone on the horizon!!
    Yeeeehaaaaaaawwww!!!
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    Hard to believe we(I) have made so many.....LOL! Thanks to "Y'all" I've been keeping pace.......I get so inspired by all the lovely blocks shown here......and can you believe, NO DUPLICATE FABRICS?????

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    Wow, Wendi - no duplicates!
    I'm not caught up yet but did git some done. I'll post 'em tanight. I hope that I never git behind again! That Spring Break was awesome, & I'm rare & ready ta go! My goal is ta git caught up by the end of next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Here I was thinking of Rawhide!! Win big, Honchey, at Bingo. Mysteries of the trail, made Dakota Star and its in my completed file but not on the computer. Rats!! After that Doe & dart square today, that d&d was not what I was saying under my breath. Its finished, and no I am not doing it over, dh. Too bad, the doe moved with Buck fever, and her nose is almost missing. So be it. Think Buck fever got to my hands and the points do not all match, but a three year old will not notice, I am sure.
    QNS I was thinking of Bonanza, I did like Little Joe and Hoss, I have also finished Doe and Darts for next week and I was definitely mumbling under my breath also

    Its hard to believe we are almost 1/3 of the way, but as they say time flies when you're having fun
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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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    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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    We don't move our deer feeders. I've heard of people who do so, but my family doesn't. (I've got quit a large family.) At my Uncles deer lease they don't feed till the end of July. At our lease this year we set our feeders up last month. With this drought we think that we'll probably save more wildlife than we harvest this year. We always wear boots & never go out there without a firearm of some sort. Our kids learned early how to walk while lookin' for snakes. Not all snakes are dangerous. We all know what ta look for. (Rattlesnakes! I could tell ya'll some rattlesnake stories!) My oldest DS went out there taday & checked on everything. April is turkey season, but he didn't see any turkey taday. My lease is 25 min.s from the house.
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    Such a pretty kitty.
    Yeah, the weather is warm, but taday 'the wind she is a 'blowin!' 25 -40 miles an hour! This summer ya'll will have the last laugh when we have 104* & up days. It is a dry heat, thank goodness. We do need rain so ya'll pray for us.
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    We had lots of those dreadfully hot days last year ... temperature of ? and feels like 100+!
    I only wish ours was the dry heat ... I can tolerate that much easier than the HHH (Hot, Hazy, Humid) that comes our way.

    I'm intrigued about these "deer lease"
    DublB.
    I'm guessing that one leases a bunch of land for hunting rights?
    How much land in each?

    Deer are somewhat of a pest here ... grazing in corn and soybean fields as they grow! A lot of damage done, and crop lost thanks to Rudolph, Bambi and their friends.

    Likewise our sacred Canada Geese ... again have become pests and nuisance beasts ... seem to think that the farmers are their providers!
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    Who owns the deer and the geese?? If the farmer feeds them, why can't they harvest a percentage of them???''

    Iowa conservations claimed them as state property until those who had a deer hit their car, started to sue the state. Appanoose County, Centerville, the county seat, is ranked no. 5 by sportsman as a good place to hunt and fish. Rathburn Dam has been building up as "thee" area to come stay awhile and enjoy the area. All because of a record sized deer recorded in Monroe Co. Iowa. An out-of-state license is $350.00 just to go look for one "big" buck deer. And for the female, doe, its $250. They put a lot of value on that Iowa deer...that dresses out to be about 200-300 pounds of meat or so. I have seen deer here weighting about 1200 pounds. The bucks that are killed for their antlers are too tough & old to cook their meat. Now, the big TEXAS deer might dress out at 45 pounds. Or how much would you say, Dudlb?

    The military base at CC declared them a nuisance on the air field, so the officers got in the helicopter and hovered over the deer, shot up a storm, and donated the meat to charity....all 45 pounds. QNS

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    A White Tail dress out any where from 65 ta 80 lbs, & a Mule Deer dress out around 130 lbs. We've never shot a Mule Deer. My Combination Hunting & Fishing license cost $85.00. That included my White Wing Dove stamp. We are allowed ta hunt 1 buck & 2 doe or 3 doe. (I don't know what an out of State license is but I'm sure that it's high.) Our Deer lease is about 3 sections & has cattle on it. We also have a stock pond that is full all year & another one that they turn the pump on, to fill it up, in Aug. We have a draw that runs through the north end of the lease, but is dry 90% of the time. Our lease is a full year, all game, lease. We've been a member of this lease as a bird lease for over 20 years. Last fall, the group we were a member of, decided not ta lease it anymore. Mike & I approached the owner of the lease ourselves, asked for, & got it. It was awesome! We didn't have ta share it with anyone. In Feb. they called us & asked if we wanted it as a full lease. We split the cost with our oldest son's family, & my Sister's family. (I personally like ta dove hunt the best.) Before that we had ta hunt deer, or turkey at my Uncle's lease. (We always helped my Uncle's family out with the work at their lease.) I have heard that some people in the area of our lease have seen some Mule Deer.
    As for the sizes of leases they must be big enough to be safe, in my mind at least 100 acres, but other than that it just depends on how much land an owner has or wants ta lease.
    We always eat what we hunt.
    Clear as mud?
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