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    Exciting!! New!!! Tumbleweed collection????

    The wind blew hard out of the south yesterday. We're talking 50mph winds. I was off sewing with friends and when I got home I had to spend a good 20 minutes moving the weeds off the porch so I could get in the house.

    This is what it looks like right now. I have no idea how we'll get rid of this mess.


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    Not my idea of a fun filled afternoon. We see them every now and then here rolling across the road, but never to this extent. Around here we get the neighbors yard full of leaves on our front stoop and freshly raked lawn. Not sure which one is worse.

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    In Chandler, AZ they have a tumbleweed CHRISTmas tree every year and a special night to light it up for the community. How about a tumbleweed tree for your front yard? I am making lite of it, but it is not a fun thing to come home to.

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    We had hard winds yesterday and today but thank goodness we do not have tumbleweeds.

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    Cool

    Wait for the next windy day, lift them one by one and let them go free, I feel your pain. We get days like that here in NM.

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    Oh, I've never seen anything like that! Amazing. Yes, that looks like a chore to take care of all of that. Thanks for showing us the pictures.

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    Just goes to show I shouldn't be complaining about the leaves that have blown up all around the house this weekend......after we just got them all cleaned up. I would take my shabby little leaves over that tumbleweed any day! I would never have dreamed!!!!!
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    WOW! We've got the winds you had yesterday here today. Unfortuantely we're trying to erect a shed today. We have the floor laid and are going to call it quits ... no way we can hold those vertical wall panels vertical in this wind.
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    We have whistling winds today but not tumbleweeds. I remember those from my time spent in NM. I hope they blow away for you!
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    Oh my Goodness...that is crazy!!!!!

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    Amazing pictures! That is so far from the reality of life around here that without your photos, I'd never be able to visualize what you're saying. Looks like a fire hazard to me.
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    Lands a mercy! Never seen them that bad!

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    I grew up on the Eastern Montana prairie. We stacked them, spray painted them white, put on lights and glitter.

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    Wow! What a mess. It make for a good fire hazard.

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    I see a genuine new business. did you know a few years ago you could buy them on ebay? might even still be there. you can make snowmen out of them also. You see city slickers like a few for cowboy decor believe it or not. kinda like some (ie me) put pine cones out in my mountain decor.. so you just need a little like fruit stand that you can sell them at. I am sorry for your mess. um.. can you take them back out to where they came from bad bad tumbleweeds. how will you feed them all (joking).
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    when the winds die down...time for a marshmallow roast????? On a serious note ... hope you get rid of them easily

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    Wow, I have never seen that in person. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Guess we get snow storms, you get tumbleweed storms. I always wanted a tumbleweed, as it's totally foreign to me. Build a snowman, or have a bondfire at night. Good luck clearing them away.

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    LOL - I thought you were going to show pictures of a new line of fabric!

    We don't have tumbleweeds here but sometimes downed trees and branches. Even though a pain to clean up, at least there's no damage from the tumbleweeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    This is what it looks like right now. I have no idea how we'll get rid of this mess.
    There was a woman in KS who used to sell them on the internet to folks in Germany. Seems they love the "old west" there and paid big bucks for those things.

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    Looks like you have the perfect place to catch and retain them. Put them on the backside of the garage and maybe they will blow off. We don't have tumbleweeds here, just tons of leaves.
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    We used to live in southern California, and your pictures are very familiar to me. That happened to us many times. If you aren't aware, they burn very easily.

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    Smile Chandler Quilt chop

    Quote Originally Posted by oma66 View Post
    In Chandler, AZ they have a tumbleweed CHRISTmas tree every year and a special night to light it up for the community. How about a tumbleweed tree for your front yard? I am making lite of it, but it is not a fun thing to come home to.
    Hi there -

    Coming to visit my sis after first of year - would you share a local quilt shop or two with me ?

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    I lived in New Mexico as a child and would give anything to have a nice tumble weed. Send one my way?

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    Oh my! I have never seen anything like that! Thanks for posting!

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    i think i,ll pass on this collection lol ,but i like you,er house
    we can make our plans but the out come is in god,s hands nellie diaz

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