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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    I’ve been checking on a Red-tailed Hawk nest over the past couple months. The two fledglings flew the nest yesterday or early today. I can hear them out in the woods not far from the nest but when I...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Winged things

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  3. Thread: Puppers

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    Re: Puppers

    Received an update on one of the pups.

    From this – the black one in the middle:

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    To this, today -- seven months old now:

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    Re: Best "alternative milk"

    Donkey milk for infant human orphans.
  5. Thread: What's for dinner

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    Re: What's for dinner

    Wild things for dinner.

    I noticed a nice flush of oyster shrooms on a standing dead cottonwood tree at my place, so I picked a few.
    I smokey/grilled the oyster shrooms with a sort of ‘Asian’...
  6. Thread: Fungi

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    I've grown shiitake kits purchased from Cascadia Mushrooms.

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    I wanted to start some Wine Caps this year. I see that Cascadia is sold out of them.

    There are a couple dead cottonwood...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    He's a real nowhere man ...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Wildflower pics from a walkabout today.

    The Arrowleaf balsamroot sunflowers are withering, but good to see snow holding in the high country.

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    Bitterroot blossoms are making a good...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I’m seeing the ‘problem’ as a paradox of time, with both arguments being correct.

    Looked at as a singular event/game sample, the odds at the second choice – to switch, or not – are 50-50....
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Thanks for the reminder. Good luck getting your hay put up.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Bale accumulator/grapples are wonderful things.

    L.W., how much per ton are small squares of grass hay going for out there in The Land of Milk and Honey? Looks like it's going to be at least $300/T...
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    Re: What's for dinner

    That's a lot of garlic. You baching it?

    I love tzatziki.
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    It's Lupin season here too in the Northern Rockies.

    Pic from yesterday on a walkabout:

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    Cool and wet spring weather here this year, with some good late-season snows in the mountains....
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    I agree. There's something primeval about their calls. They are believed to be the oldest living bird species.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Sandhill Crane:

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    They are large birds, approximately 3-4ft. tall, 6ft. wingspan. The adults have gray plumage with white cheek patches and a red crown of unfeathered skin....
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    Re: See, Bluebirds do exist.

    I snapped this shot of a male Western Bluebird just a few days ago while out on a walk.

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    We have Mountain Bluebirds as well.
  18. Thread: One Owner 1941

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    Re: One Owner 1941

    Herself picked up a Gerstner chest a few years ago. She uses it for some of her sewing stuff. It's not nearly as nice as that one though. Score.

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    That's a great shot. Fergus, the domesticated dog.

    Is that a Blacktail fawn?
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    Re: Stopper eye splice.

    Colin, did you see the other video on that channel: Single Wall and Crown Knot – Finishing a Back Splice? As he mentions, the same can be done with an eye splice -- putting the stopper at the end of...
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    Re: Stopper eye splice.

    Maybe like this one in 3-strand? YouTube link: Double Wall and Crown Knot Finishing an Eye Splice

    Interesting splice, never seen it before. What's the application?
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    Re: Cutting board finish???

    I have a cutting board that I made from a scrap of sugar pine over thirty years ago. It started out as 8/4 but is closer to 4/4 now from resurfacing it occasionally. No finish.
  23. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Jim, what’s your plan for the bottom seal?

    If/when I get around to building exterior doors for my place I’m thinking of using automatic door bottom (ADB) seals and flush thresholds. Nice to be...
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    Re: Fixing things? Pointless.

    Rick, I don’t know who manufactured the vise. Taiwanese I believe. Similar/same vises are sold by a number of retailers. Search “universal vise”. The one I have was purchased from StewMac. It's a...
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    Re: Fixing things? Pointless.

    I made a Boy’s axe handle (straight) from an offcut of an old hewn hickory barn beam.

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    It’s not ideal grain for an axe handle but it was nice to work with.

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  26. Thread: Shingles

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    Re: Shingles

    From the information sheet I got with my first Shingrix shot:

    "This vaccine [RZV, Shingrix] is also recommended for people who have already gotten another type of shingles vaccine, the live virus...
  27. Thread: Shingles

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    Re: Shingles

    Thanks for the reminder. I just scheduled an appointment for my second vaccine.
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    Re: Table saw paddle switch

    I made a foot activated stop for my saw. It's just a board hung on a hinge in front of the start/stop switch and extends almost to the floor. Small block on the back pushes the stop button when you...
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    Re: dick pics thread - feel free to join in

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    Re: so, two weeks ago i fell and broke my shoulder

    My commiserations to both of you, Paul and Katherine.

    Recently, Herself went over the handlebars of her bicycle and broke her wrist; open (compound) fracture, dominant hand. Two surgeries so far,...
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    Masterful work!

    Thanks for sharing. Good to see you posting again.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    No flies though.
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    Re: Colonoscopy & Endoscopy

    ^ Montana.
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    Re: Colonoscopy & Endoscopy

    Clenpiq is the low volume colonoscopy prep. I don't remember why, but for some reason it is not covered by my (any?) insurance. Cost $50 but worth it I thought.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    zat miner's lettuce there in the lower left? I love that stuff.
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    Re: Steak Wellness as a Barometer of Society

    Some years ago, in Thames, New Zealand, my stepfather took me into a veterans club for a beer and to meet some of his golf buddies, err, mates. With the thin ozone down there, and me not having much...
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    Re: Drill sharpening jigs.

    More fragile too. But all the other benefits of them are more than worth it for our purposes. We send them out for sharpening.

    We've only used the 'standard geometry' type which makes the 'top...
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    Re: Drill sharpening jigs.

    With a clean bit, i.e. no chips in it, and plenty of lube, the slugs will usually drop right out. They can also be set up with a retractable pilot that can locate center of hole and eject the slug.
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    Re: Drill sharpening jigs.

    Not sure about "repeated super accuracy", but here's what we use for drilling steel "sandwiched" in wood:

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    We have them made up from annular cutter bits (as on the left) welded to rod of...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    On the right, Gray Wolf Peak, Mission Mountains Montana this morning.

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  41. Thread: Gray Wolf

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    Re: Gray Wolf

    Unfortunately the new ruling doesn’t affect the state management of wolves in the Northern Rockies.

    Meanwhile in Montana, the new wolf hunting and trapping laws and regulations allow for snaring,...
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    Re: Puppers

    Great story Paul.
  43. Thread: Waste Marine

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    Re: Waste Marine

    NE Regatta Braid does have a nice feel in hand. I use it in ½” for equine lead ropes. I tried 5/8”, which is really nice in hand, but found it a bit bulky for tying hitches, and eye splices are a...
  44. Thread: Puppers

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    Re: Puppers

    Yeah, the DNA results are interesting, but not too surprising. We sampled the two pups that we thought were the most different, thinking maybe there had been more than one father involved, but their...
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    Re: Puppers

    Nothing pure about these pups either Jay.

    They all went to their new homes having been wormed, vaxxed, and fixed. Those are the adoption conditions with the rescue organization.


    Mom-dog...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    A wild elk today.

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    Re: Puppers

    The last of the pups went off to their new homes yesterday. Nine and a half weeks old.

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    They were the last two born but were the first to do a lot of things, especially 'Fin', the last...
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    Re: Ice skating

    Last winter we had a few rare periods of some really good ice conditions at a local lake. Herself loves to skate and was able to get out and enjoy it. I haven’t skated since I was a kid but seeing...
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    Re: Puppers

    I think that's a pretty good assessment.

    Her sister is very similar in traits and behavior.

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    Re: Puppers

    Pups were eight weeks old yesterday. We had adopters in line for all six of them, but one adopter had to back out. One pup went to her new home this afternoon, three more go in a couple days, and the...
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