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  1. The Front Porch

    Hubby got me & no railroad in my blood. Hubby is always apologizing for passing the defective gene to Short man. Next May we are going west for the golden spike event. At that the Union Pacific is going to reveal the Big Boy steam locomotive they've rebuilt. Short man is going to go bonkers being there. As for a future wife I sure hope he finds someone special.
  2. The Front Porch

    So do you have to take salt baths at home like in "Splash"? Does your husband know your secret? What do dolphins have to say about the ocean?
  3. The Front Porch

    Jubal, our friends son LOVES school & is upset when summer break comes. The difference is he doesn't get to go do much, so school is fun. Now our kid would rather be out working with the boys. Heck three weeks ago the boys came to put up the cross buck at the motel. Shortman was out in his pjs & slippers shoveling dirt/rock for the boys. Shortman can spend an entire day working on building a rail yard with his model trains & will put together trains for specific movements. I had Shortman pick out a costume for Halloween so I can get sewing early. Well he is going as locomotive building engineer from the 30s era. He asked Hubby to print him copies of the Zepher building plans that he can carry. I am not surprised this is what he wanted to go as but it isn't your average costume request from an 8yr old. I just go with the flow & say "OK" As for fun, we like to say a family that works hard plays hard.
  4. The Front Porch

    Shortman goes back Sept 4. I love having him around however, we have been bonkers crazy with work & starting to get a bit stressed. So it works better if he can be away doing something he enjoys. Will be nice to have him back in school & on a schedule again. Plus with our summers is he is at day camp 4 weeks & that basically follows the same schedule as school. So it usually isn't a problem getting back into a routine. Now getting him to kinda enjoy school is a totally different story.
  5. Kitty Needs Help

    I'd love to see her progress. She does have beautiful colored eyes. In a week would it help to give her a bath with a oatmeal mix to sooth the skin & clean up a bit?
  6. The Front Porch

    Poor girl. Sure hope she will heal up & pay you back with mouse kills. It has been a run your tail off day with going here & there getting stuff done. My one big drier is non functioning so that put a ding in getting all the laundry done. Thinking it is just the heating element & have a call into the local appliance fix it guy. Shortman is at a friends. When asked by friends mom told her he can stay as late or as long as she can stand two 8yr olds.
  7. The Front Porch

    Our zero has tires on the front so it can handle ruff terrain. I've cut waist high field grass was the it. 3pto, front loader tractor is on the list.
  8. New Puppy Pics

    Frog dog. I like that, we call it turkey legs
  9. New Puppy Pics

    LC, get a kiddie pool to fill for the dogs. They would love you forever.
  10. The Front Porch

    Well it is official. I am a snob....Hubby got me vanity plates for the bug & they just arrived. My car no longer has ADD as that is what the old plates had on them. Now it is branded with the short version of my name. Jubal, there are a few spot where I feel like the zero turn is going to tip when mowing. I know it isn't going to but you brain keeps telling you it is. I'd love to have a running tractor at the farm. I say running as we have a ford 8n that is a yard decoration. One day I'll get fed up & just go buy a dang tractor for me.
  11. New Puppy Pics

    Hope you don't have water on your property. We are on a river & have a pond at the farm. Our water loving dogs always smell like the swamp thing during the summer. Course they always go for a swim 5min before you have to go someplace.
  12. The Front Porch

    Mowed last Monday & it will probably be a good three weeks before have to do it again. Our RV park looks bad just because of the weeds growing in the parking pads. Otherwise there isn't much for green grass.
  13. The Front Porch

    LC, fantastic you are finally home. Take your time & enjoy setting up your house & sure hope your property sells soon. Been busy here & not getting out to do much. Then again it has been so blasted hot that couldn't really enjoy the outdoors. Noticed yesterday that out trees are lack luster & semi wilted. Not good as it is a sign of potentially bad year for leaf color.
  14. New Puppy Pics

    He's got some good breeding in him. Already in the water. Love that third pic of him at the fire pit leg. Do understand that leg will be chewed off in a couple days. "Who Me????"
  15. The Front Porch

    Eat lots so it will be two hours before you are hungry & not one.
  16. The Front Porch

    Happy Birthday Danyel. Don't you know you are supposed to relax not try & tie yourself into a knot.
  17. Watermelon on a summer night

    Add rotten pumpkins to the pile.
  18. The Front Porch

    To late in the day for coffee. Soooooo........beer is in the iced cooler & wine slushies are in the freezer. Pull up a porch seat & pick a cold one. Time for a drink.
  19. Watermelon on a summer night

    If you keep a poo pile then old hay you should get something growing. Unless the pile starts to cook like ours did one year.
  20. Watermelon on a summer night

    Do they eat the rind or do you take it away? I could see my two enjoying a watermelon treat.
  21. The Front Porch

    Yay for getting moved in. Must feel really good to be home. As for the puppy I understand you are horribly busy but what a horrible tease. Oh I like a good bowl of ice cream. Sadly the last couple years I am finding certain brands don't like me. So I'll usually have Italian ice or sherbet if we go to a shop that I've never had. Or had & it became an issue. New York vanilla ice cream with raspberry jam whipped in & some mini dark chocolate chips. Its the best.
  22. The Front Porch

    Yup, ice cream is in the food groups. How can something that melts on your tongue be so filling? Pudding is another good filler.
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    I get the willies with people just talking about going to the dentist.
  24. Just wanted to say hi!

    Nice to see you Rosy. Sorry about your horses, you puppy has that "who me?" look. That just means one thing.....TROUBLE Don't be go to long as we would like to see you around some more.
  25. The Front Porch

    Jubal, he made the mistake of following the little girl who cared for him to the fair. PD, we had steak the other night. I had feather sliced flat iron steaks then flash fired them. Oh oh oh oh so good.