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    You know, you're right...I checked the ODDR...

    You know, you're right...I checked the ODDR website and we do have copperheads, and they don't seem to be rare. I had always just heard the mantra "no venomous snakes in central Ohio" from people...
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    Actually, in central Ohio we have no venomous...

    Actually, in central Ohio we have no venomous snakes, so there really wasn't much to worry about. Which also means that any snake here is likely to be eating critters that I don't want around, and...
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    I didn't really pay attention to that end. A...

    I didn't really pay attention to that end. A visitor insisted that he raised up and shook his tail at her, so I had to show her there were no rattles on it; beyond that, I can't remember. I'll get...
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    I don't know...I'll check tomorrow and get a...

    I don't know...I'll check tomorrow and get a picture of that end. A visitor noticed him and became hysterical, because he raised up and shook his tail at her, so I showed her he had no rattles, but...
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    What snake is this?

    I'm in central Ohio and this guy is living in the foundation of the house. He comes out to sun himself in the afternoon. From looking online, I think he may be either a milksnake or a water snake,...
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    You have a 500 -year-old house in France? ...

    You have a 500 -year-old house in France? Picture me dying on the floor of envy! That is SO wonderful!
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    Because the house is fully furnished with drywall...

    Because the house is fully furnished with drywall between the beams, I'm brushing it on. The results are exactly what I hoped for-the wormholes are filling in and the effect is natural.

    This...
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    Well, I went to Lowe's last night. It was a...

    Well, I went to Lowe's last night. It was a dirty, nasty fight--the paint counter clerk (who had previously told me they didn't sell Floetrol, until I found the bottle) said he'd never heard of...
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    I wasn't even aware that a flat urethane was...

    I wasn't even aware that a flat urethane was available. Just checked Lowe's website and found some. I think that's going to be the answer. Did you prep the beams in any way? And when you say...
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I've ordered the...

    Thanks for the suggestions! I've ordered the book and will be checking out the potassium at Lowe's my next trip there.

    I'll post pix as soon as the camera battery recharges.

    I love these old...
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    Very old barn beam help

    I live in a pre-1866 barn repurposed (badly) into a house. The original hand-hewn hickory beams form the 'bones' of the house--some still have the bark on them. I want to highlight them without...
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    1) Small animal vet...depends on time of day. The...

    1) Small animal vet...depends on time of day. The later in the day, the more likely a wait.

    2) Horse vet...she comes when she can, brings the right horse in, examines, turns out, and leaves...
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    Interesting...I was in a VA hospital a couple of...

    Interesting...I was in a VA hospital a couple of years ago and complained to the nurse that I had found a spider in my bed. She wanted to see it, but I'd flushed it away. She said another patient...
  14. I am so sorry for your loss. It's a grievous...

    I am so sorry for your loss. It's a grievous pain, I know. Have you ever read Lord Byron's tribute to his dog?

    Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed beauty without...
  15. Thread: Free stuff!

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    Last night, dinner at Olive Garden, free for vets.

    Last night, dinner at Olive Garden, free for vets.
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    Huh...when I asked at Lowe's for the orbital...

    Huh...when I asked at Lowe's for the orbital replacement backers, they said I'd have to special order them.

    A few years ago I got so tired of the pads wearing out, I swore I was only going to buy...
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    Aha, silicone! That's what I needed to...

    Aha, silicone! That's what I needed to know--thanks!

    (These are the quarter sheet sanders that you break a sheet of sandpaper into four squares to use. My orbital takes the Velcro disks, and...
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    Palmer sander backer pads--replacing?

    Hi,

    I have a whole shelf of palm sanders that I can't use because the rubber backing pad has worn too thin. The replacement backer pads cost almost as much as a new sander! I've been trying to...
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    Thanks! That's what I had labelled him, but my...

    Thanks! That's what I had labelled him, but my neighbor insists it "just doesn't look right for a red-bellied.".
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    What woodpecker?

    Can someone ID this guy? He doesn't match anything in my field guides.
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    I'm still very conflicted about this. A few...

    I'm still very conflicted about this. A few years ago I woke up in the middle of the night to find a man standing by my bed. I didn't have my glasses on, thought it was a neighbor, and--God's...
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    Thanks...I took the battery to my local Napa. I...

    Thanks...I took the battery to my local Napa. I bought it May 2012 and it's already dead. The guy there told me to expect a useful life of 12 months, which is very confusing, as when I bought it, I...
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    Remedial tractors 101

    I know very,very little about all things mechanical, although I'm trying to learn...

    When the drought hit, I didn't need my lawn tractor for five weeks. The rains finally came, and I wanted to...
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    Chain harrow. I found one where I live, didn't...

    Chain harrow. I found one where I live, didn't know what it was, asked on TBN, and someone posted a great link showing it in action. I think it might be the answer you need. Good luck!
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    When I lived in the city, my next-door neighbor...

    When I lived in the city, my next-door neighbor was dying. He LOVED door-to-door solicitors, esp Mormons and Seventh Day Adventists. He'd gladly talk to them, but first, would they like a cup of...
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    Re: Caught an Intruder

    Oh, I was just talkiing about this with my brother, and he reminded me of another. Have a code word established between all family members that means, "drop everything and hide/lock the doors/run/...
  27. Re: Can you actually make a living with a LandScaping Buinsess?

    I can't much, except that I worked several years in the summer for a lawn guy. Three things I did learn:

    1.) Have nice tee-shirts or golf shirts made up with your company name. Always wear the...
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    I can't add anything technically, but I would add...

    I can't add anything technically, but I would add that after my brother (five acres back, no visible neighbors, etc.) had a break-in, he went the security camera route, which he can monitor from his...
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    Rot iron shows up a lot, as does rod iron. I...

    Rot iron shows up a lot, as does rod iron. I worry.
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    Just watched it--neat! I'll try it tomorrow. ...

    Just watched it--neat! I'll try it tomorrow. Thanks!
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    I found this in some tall grass. It's not that...

    I found this in some tall grass. It's not that old, and seems to be meant to drag behind a tractor--but for what reason? Are you supposed to put weights on it, or does it just bounce along on the...
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    iT'S BACK!! The power came back on an hour ago...

    iT'S BACK!! The power came back on an hour ago and the first thing I did was FLUSH! I love running water!
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    We've been without power since Friday, and AEP...

    We've been without power since Friday, and AEP says my area is scheduled for restoration by Sunday. No water, since the pump's down. It's in the 90s and I suspect we'll have quite a few...
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    Oops, I thought it could clean up my words. Make...

    Oops, I thought it could clean up my words. Make that f**t egg. sorry.
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    I think I've managed to post a picture of some...

    I think I've managed to post a picture of some eggs. From the left, they are a fart egg from a golden comet, a banty egg from a silver lace Wyandotte, an Americauna, and a buff orp. You can see the...
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    And one from my Navy days... When you're up to...

    And one from my Navy days...

    When you're up to your *** in alligators, it's hard to remember your objective was to drain the swamp.
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    Beans...hehehehe. Stranger and stranger... ...

    Beans...hehehehe.

    Stranger and stranger...

    Are your chickens free-range or penned? What color are their combs? I mean, I've heard of banties starting early, like four months, but to have one...
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    Trust, but verify. Who loves the least,...

    Trust, but verify.

    Who loves the least, controls the relationship.

    "If you can fill the unforgiving minutes/With sixty seconds' worth of distance run" (Rudyard Kipling, If)

    I hate this...
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    Trust, but verify. "If you can fill the...

    Trust, but verify.

    "If you can fill the unforgiving minutes/With sixty seconds worth of distance run..." (Rudyard Kipling, If)

    I hate this stupid machine
    I wish that I could sell it.
    It never...
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    Although in the picture they do look more like...

    Although in the picture they do look more like regular banty eggs. But boy, that's really starting young.
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    If they're small and have no yolk, they're called...

    If they're small and have no yolk, they're called gas eggs (or f**t) eggs. I get them every so often and they're actually pretty handy. I keep them around for putting an egg white wash on pie...
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    I've now got a really bum shoulder and my...

    I've now got a really bum shoulder and my Husqvarna L323 has been to the shop one too many times. The last time I was there, I looked at the Stihls, especially the one that takes different...
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    PClausen-- In Ohio we don't have poison oak,...

    PClausen--

    In Ohio we don't have poison oak, thank goodness. But when I searched the net for ways to kill stinging nettles from a safe distance (say, from the next county), the first page was for...
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    QRTRHRS-- How does the Stihl metal blade fit...

    QRTRHRS--

    How does the Stihl metal blade fit on the trimmer? That's what I went to the dealer for, but he said by law the metal blades require special guards that cost a fortune. He'd gladly...
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    It depends on what you're cutting, i think. I...

    It depends on what you're cutting, i think. I have a Husqvarna 323L trimmer. The pastures have grown a lot of burdock, and even steel coat line wasn't cutting it. I went to the dealer and bought...
  46. I have an old Craftsman 22.5hp 50" deck that I...

    I have an old Craftsman 22.5hp 50" deck that I bought off Craig's List for around $600. It's one of the green ones. The former owner used it hard around a campground he owned, and I haven't been...
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    [QUOTE="Susanjoyce"](I'm a lurking farmer...

    [QUOTE="Susanjoyce"](I'm a lurking farmer groupie. I understand about 10% of what you guys are talking about, but boy, am I enjoy reading it! Kudus and thanks to all farmers!!)
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    (I'm a lurking farmer groupie. I understand...

    (I'm a lurking farmer groupie. I understand about 10% of what you guys are talking about, but boy, am I enjoy reading it! Kudus and thanks to all farmers!!!$
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    I have no reaction at all to poison ivy--I pull...

    I have no reaction at all to poison ivy--I pull it out with my bare hands, etc.--and i'm a white bread Anglo-Saxon midwesterner. On the other hand, I brushed against some stinging nettle a while...
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    Re: Hi, and not much else

    I have to keep reminding myself, I'm livin' the dream. On my to-do list for the next few days is:

    1) fixing, power-washing and painting more fence. Several feet done, only miles to go.

    2)...
  51. What can I do with my tractor? And what tires?

    I have an old Craftsman lawn tractor, 22.5 hp, 50" deck, with a ball hitch on the rear.

    1). Besides mowing, what can I use this for? Can a machine this size do any harrowing, plowing, etc? I...
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    Hi, and not much else

    Hi,

    I'm a little old lady who lives on five acres in Alexandria, Ohio, with chickens, horses, dogs, and an ever-decreasing supply of raccoons. I have an old Sears Craftsman lawn tractor, 22.5 hp,...
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