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Thread: The FWS Pony Club Quilt-Along Wk 37 Railroad Crossing & Homeward Bound Photo Page

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    Ok finally finished these two.
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    Jeanie your HB reminds me of deer hoofprints in and amongst the horseshoes. Great colors in the RRC!
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    Oksewglad, some places in Iowa, the deer have a disease...too thick, not enough hunting and thinning down the herds. I think they need to let homesteaders hunt more 'cause they fed them deer.

    Love your blocks, Jeanie. I see that my camera is related to yours...but I am sure your blocks are straight and blocks are perfect, unlike mine. Love the color in your blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Oksewglad, some places in Iowa, the deer have a disease...too thick, not enough hunting and thinning down the herds. I think they need to let homesteaders hunt more 'cause they fed them deer.

    Love your blocks, Jeanie. I see that my camera is related to yours...but I am sure your blocks are straight and blocks are perfect, unlike mine. Love the color in your blocks.
    Well, my railroad crossing is not the greatest. I resewed that center seam three times and it still would not match up for me. What gives.....I pinned that sucker and sewed slow, but it still would not match perfectly! Oh well, I'll be darned if I'll take it apart and try again - three times is enough! It will stay unmatched!
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    I was not remarking on the unmatched, but the part the camera cut off in my picture of what I am seeing, JeanieG. You do a great job on the blocks..really...my one eye looks at things a bit off, so sorry if I gave you wrong impression of what I was seeing...rr block was cut off on my right side as I looked at the picture...like I do with my camera and my blocks.

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    Oh, I know you were not remarking on my problem block QNS! I just did not get far enough away from the blocks when I shot the photo. They were up on my cutting table, and I needed to be taller (I'm only 5' 3")! I was soooo wanting to get those two finished and out of my sight, that is why I did not scan them like I usually do. Frustration was setting in that I could not get that seam matched. LOL
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    I am told best things come in a small package...our sweet dd is 5'2". I was most always the tallest one in the crowd at 5'8" and could not hide in the crowd if I tried...when I grew up. Later I meet with taller people, and realized I could be thankful I was not six foot plus. Gran always said, " I don't care how tall you grow, just don't bend out like me!" Alas, I did after carrying three big babies...but would not trade any of the three off to gain my shape back.

    I do always have problems trying to line the block up with the camera, and hold it steady, taking a big breath and holding it while I click the shutter. It is harder trying to line up everything with one eye...sitting a glass on the table can make it land on the floor...no solution to the problem. 'Tis just life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Oksewglad, some places in Iowa, the deer have a disease...too thick, not enough hunting and thinning down the herds. I think they need to let homesteaders hunt more 'cause they fed them deer.

    Love your blocks, Jeanie. I see that my camera is related to yours...but I am sure your blocks are straight and blocks are perfect, unlike mine. Love the color in your blocks.
    I had not heard the CWD had been found in Iowa recently--sounds like it was in SW Ia and on a breeding facility in NC Ia, rather than here in the NE. But yes the deer are fed very well by farmers. They maul corn fields for corn (wild turkeys do, too) and love the tender alfalfa sprouts. We had a DNR person tell us deer don't like alfalfa. Okay so we'd watch the deer come and go to our hay shed and reach through the gates to get at it. Here in Iowa you have a 1 in 77 chance of hitting a dear. They caused $27 M of damage to Iowa motorists in 2010 for an average of over $3000 per accident. 90 years ago when my dad was a kid it was a big thing to see a deer, How times have changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    I had not heard the CWD had been found in Iowa recently--sounds like it was in SW Ia and on a breeding facility in NC Ia, rather than here in the NE. But yes the deer are fed very well by farmers. They maul corn fields for corn (wild turkeys do, too) and love the tender alfalfa sprouts. We had a DNR person tell us deer don't like alfalfa. Okay so we'd watch the deer come and go to our hay shed and reach through the gates to get at it. Here in Iowa you have a 1 in 77 chance of hitting a dear. They caused $27 M of damage to Iowa motorists in 2010 for an average of over $3000 per accident. 90 years ago when my dad was a kid it was a big thing to see a deer, How times have changed.
    I remember as a child, my dad, and all my uncles and grandfather would all go deer hunting when it was in season. We had a lot of venison in our menu as a child. I remember my mom use to soak the venison in vinegar to get the "wild" taste out of it. Here in CA, they do not have any of the corn, or alfalfa, wheat type of feed for them. They live in the hills where there is sagebrush, so the taste was quite strong. I remember in my late teens, helping to skin and cut up venison. Gosh that conversation brought back lots of memories!!!
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    Deer season was a very big thing at my house as a kid. That was before we had electricity so about 4:30 the keroscene lanteran would light the kitchen as Mom fixed my brothers a quick breakfast and send them off to the place they had scouted out so they could be there before that 30 minutes before sunrise when season startd. All of my brothers had their tags so it was always a contest to see who came in first with a deer. I never knew it was gamey tasting since that was our primary meat because the beef we raised went to the sale barn for a cash crop. I once thought I should keep up with them, got my gun permit and started the gun selection process. My brothers offered to let me try theirs and graciously set up a tin can on a fence post for me to shoot at. I followed all of their instructions as I confidently lifted the gun to my shoulder, sighted down the barrel, pulled the trigger and promptly sat on my keister! That was the end of my deer hunting! Ah, yes, Jeanie....memories. BTW, your blocks are gorgeous.

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    GG that's the reason I have 223. Just big enough ta shoot a deer & not so big ta hurt me. What I don't like is early huntin'. There's not enough hot tea ta keep me warm enough ta hunt in th'mornin. I prefer ta hunt in the evenin'. I sure hope I git a deer this year before my asthma tries ta set in.
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    I've never deer hunted. I do enjoy going to the shooting range (just up the road) and doing some target practice though. I did some squirrel hunting with my dad when I was a kid.

    I helped butcher many deer early in our marriage. We used to grind our own burger, cut steaks and loin. One of our favorite parts was the heart. My husband hasn't hunted the last few years, so we eat more beef now. Our two older kids took hunter's safety last fall, so they have been thinking about hunting this year. Not sure if they will or not....didn't practice much.

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    DS likes to hunt in the fall. I had a freezer failure a couple of years ago--actually one of the little ones left the door ajar. So I got my canner out and canned the beef and venison. Boy that made good stew! I really think what we harvest here has a less gamey taste because of the deer foraging in the fields. Glad this recalled memories.
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    JeanieG you are taller than me, I am only 5 ft 2 inch and everbody towers over me it is so unfair as my parents were both over 5ft 10inch and two brothers over 6 ft, so what happened to me
    I am still trying to get some triangles sewn, DD was coming home on the weekend but has had to cancel, so will plod along at them. I am not sure if I am going to do Bonnie's mystery (yet) as I am tossing up whether to make the New York Beauty quilt that is starting here on the 1st October, so many quilt so little time
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    My DGM was 6'8". (She has shrunk some now.) My DM is 5'6". I'm 5'2" & my DD is 5". How short is my DGD goin' ta be???
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    What a treat these two were to sew! No PP last night. I'm having a hard time getting them straight on the scanning bed and then they are off after I crop the 1/4" seam allowances off. Oh well. I think the strings breed on my scanning bed and then birth when the warm light of the scanner hits them!Name:  PC 74 RR Crossing.jpg
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    OK--those blocks turned out great!

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    OK - Those are beautiful! Good goin'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    My DGM was 6'8". (She has shrunk some now.) My DM is 5'6". I'm 5'2" & my DD is 5". How short is my DGD goin' ta be???
    Your DGM was six foot eight inches? Is that a typo? OK I agree that it was fun to do these blocks. They we very straight forward and you did a beautiful job but I've never heard if a breeding screen. Made me laugh!

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    Very pretty blocks, OK. These were easy to piece. I think for the next 4 I made subs. Too many y seams and too much thinking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    Your DGM was six foot eight inches? Is that a typo?
    Oh man am I embarrassed. Yes she was Five foot eight inches. We are still gittin' shorter. This is oldest DD ta oldest DD, and so on.
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    Thanks Ladies ... some pretty pretties for me, before off to bed!

    What an interesting read this thread was ... from quilting, to wildlife to who the giants and pygmies are of this group .... and more!

    CWD ... deer herds are monitored here for this. I don't think it's as much concern as it was a few years ago.

    And while we're talking about the wildlife damage to crops ... let us not forget our national bird, the Canada Goose ... surely some must go south? Though with corn here to eat all winter long, more and more of them stay and continue to eat (and destroy!).

    How about coyotes? Not for food, though dreaded for their kill instinct. Many live in the bushes/valleys. I often hear them at night or early morn.

    Hunters are getting antsy here. Deer hunting doesn't start til November for the better part, unless you are way north. Moose hunting will have started for those that head northwards and gradually it will work to it's more southern areas, though not so far south as here.

    As kids we regularly had deer and moose as my Grandfather went hunting. I think what I enjoyed the most was the bear meat we got one year. ITA with OKSGlad that deer meat isn't so gamey anymore ... never thought about the extra feed! The last few years that I had deer meat to cook, I tended to just do the same as beef ... and even often barbecued it. One of our ways of cooking venison was with tomato juice instead of the vinegar ... Mom did it once, and the pickled smell in the house, turned us all off! Never again!
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    We have a 'coyote' farm in the neighborhood...like the pheasant farms...that grow them for people to pay to come shoot them...very noisy at night and early morning hours. Moose in its second season in Alaska has eaten pine needles and beats out dried beans for 'gas' on the tummy.

    Fabric here has risen in price $$...wow!! So I am limited to sales if I buy anything. Gas prices has fewer cars on the road here. Did the main run for groceries yesterday for the month and some for next month...so less traveling for us while gas is so high. More ordering items (what we can) internet to save on gas.

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    Seriously QNS, a coyote hunt farm? Coyotes moved into the area about 20 years ago and the yearly hunt by locals doesn't make a dent in their population. They have no predators above them in the food chain so their numbers grow. At night they start to howl on the ridge to the SW then in a clockwise rotation the song is picked up all around in our little valley. It sets the Border Collies off first with a couple of barks and then an answering howl. Ususally coyotes quiet down after that.
    Haven't had a FART lately (well not this kind!
    ) so not sure what fabric is doing. Do know that in the last 6 months 3 shops have closed or moved closer to larger retail centers. Will miss them, but means I will just stop at the locals more often.
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    YIKES!!! a dedicated coyote farm? Like OKSGlad, they are just wild predators here ... small and large animals beware and humans are hesitant. Hunting is allowed, though there are so many rules and exclusion areas that it;s minimal. And besides, hard to get ahead of the population! The best friend is oft said to be disease that kills them out.

    The howling is something else, and as you said, how it starts and goes around. I am often amazed how it grows in numbers and volume. Then all of a sudden it stops, dead, as though the conductor dropped his baton to signal!!

    OKSGlad ... beware about those FARTs and your DGKs!!! I wonder if JanRN's face has come back to a normal flesh tone yet?
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