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Baby Watch 2014

Baby Watch has commenced!  Today is Bluebonnet’s due date! She’s already bagged up. Has dropped real low. No discharge yet but she keeps laying down breathing fast then later shes back eating hay again. I figure she will go sometime overnight. I’ll keep you posted.

My Daughter’s Flower Garden

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Duck Mishaps

Well I had the ducks penned up in a kennel do I could put numbered leg bands on each one and keep track of our population. Also if I sold any in the future I wanted to make sure Im not splitting up mating pairs.

Well I bought some plastic leg bandettes in the size recommended for my ducks. In less than 10 minutes two had them off just running through the grass. Wasted money. I’m gonna have to get the zip tie ones next time. And catch them up again. Sigh.

Oh and this morning I found seven sad looking ducks waterlogged in the water trough. They couldnt jump out. It was like they were saying “Hey a little help here!” I easily helped six of them out. The seventh paniciked splashing duck poop water all over me. Thankfully my mouth was closed. Ugh. I was soaked and smelled lovely.

Rent House Update.

As long readers may know we bought a property across the street from us. Its been an ordeal. But now look how nice it is. We took this pictures before the new renters moved in. And they are awesome!

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Great Oil Lamp Tips

This is some great info. Definitely something to print out and keep in a folder for future reference.

http://www.preparednesspro.com/tips-tricks-oil-lamps/

Grass Fire!

Our son Samuel is autistic but verbal. He said there was fire he smelled smoke. My hubby told him our neighbor was grilling. He kept doing his “Alarm Sound” so hubby got up and looked and sure enough we saw approx four foot flames by the road at our fence!

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Scott was already headed out the door to get a closer look. I was so scared the skid steer and two trailers that a guy is parking in our pasture would burn up. As he was waiting for the fire dept he called me to get one of the boys to bring him a shovel and a rake. Here are some pics he took.

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I got out there about the same time the first fire truck got here.

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See how close it got to the trailer!

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And it’s out! Turns out what happened was a guy had a friend of his pull a car to his place. The tire was flat and the vibration not only caught the tire on fire but made the whole rim come off and it and the firey tire rolled into our fence catching the thick dead brush on fire. That was the tall flames we saw at first. The wind was heading the right way and it hit some short dead gras so it was only creeping along by the time they got here.
Things could have gone so different. Thank God everything turned out good.

Refinishing Highchair Part 1

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My son’s highchair. I love it! One of my proudest trades. I traded a small portable cage made out of angle iron plus a medium size dog house for this wooden Eddie Bauer highchair plus three shovels a few months ago. Already showing some wear and the lacquer is chipping off in fine pieces like glitter on the seat. Can see the light spots on the seat bottom? That’s now bare unprotected wood.

I love this chair! I took the picture after I removed the plastic part that holds on the tray. As you can partly tell it’s a convertible highchair. With the plastic part off like this its a tall stool. And if you unbolt the seat part it becomes a booster seat and the base is like a restraunt highchair without a tray. Cool beans huh? Now you see why I feel this chair is worth protecting for hopefully many many more years of use.

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I went and bought a dremel brand sanding tip that looks like an abrasive sponge. It worked amazingly but soon wore down to a nub. Well there goes the thought that one 2 pack would do it all. So some hand sanding with 220 grit and a wood block.

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Slow going but here is two days later. I then caved and bought another two pack of the Dremel abrasive puff things.
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And here it is the day after. Slow going for sure.