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Good Afternoon, All,

Sitting here with more coffee trying to get warm. We have a sunny day here, but only 57. Pollen is flying as it is windy again.

Yes, I have heard of the tomato juice trick for skunks, but I think mostly for your pets if they get sprayed. Luckily nothing other than the air gets sprayed around here.

@LaDolceVita ...Yes...it is a bittersweet feeling about the pool. No more worries, but no more swimming. I just took photos of the grass starting to grow. Wish I could post pictures like I used to, but still not able to do that here on AARP.

Hope everyone is having some good weather. N.

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@LaDolceVita 

 

Nothing is particularly oppressive at the moment, even with snow on ground warmer temp’s make it easier to deal with.

 

Chell and I explored her kennel this am, snow pack is down. 39* and 10-20 mph gusts with clouds and a little rain.

 

Where snow is down to ground  smelled like Spring. Where snowpack still up felt cold and wintry. 

 

 When Red’s opens the saner neighbors return from warmer climes. Might be a trip to Wiscasset in my menu, for clams or lobster rolls.

 

Spring is coming, mud and road construction (pot hole repair) and my favorite when snows are gone tree frog or peepers in the woods.👍

 

Instead Of hoof prints in ice, looked at moose and deer prints on the driveway, guess Spring is here.

 

Froze

 

 

 

 

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Good morning everyone.  A perfect Camelot day here in NW Georgia.  In the 40s overnight  and high 70s for daytime highs.  Low humidity, it doesnt get any better than this.

 

Reporting back on the plantar fasciitis.  I have been doing heel raises on the stairs and it has taken over 10 days of it but I think I am over the worst of it.  Hopefully the tiredness will go also disappear but I will not know that until late afternoon.  @Frozenoem  I wish your problem was as easily solved, but alas not so.  Hopefully you trust "medicine" more than I do.  But sometimes you have no choice and they are able to do wonders in some cases.

 @catwoman500   I am thinking about how you will miss your pool this summer!

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Catwoman500,

After I read your post about the skunks, I remembered the episode of the Partridge Family. The one where they used tomato juice to get rid of the smell. Gallons of tomato juice, I think they filled a tub with the stuff.

I was happy that Frozenoem, gave you more alternatives. 2 years back my neighborhood had a horrible skunk problem. Fortunately, one neighbor took the lead and hired a trapping service. We all pitched in money and the skunks were relocated to another area. In a 2 week period, 32 skunks were caught, 2 ground hogs and 3 possums. Thanks to our neighbor we can all breath . 

It rained than cleared but still windy. Last night we had very loud thunder. A cluster.

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44* and it’s raining, I am enjoying it warmth and snowmelt, mud season has begun in earnest.

 

Driveway is once more 40’ wide, sidewalks are reappearing in places. They been buried for a really long time.

 

Oh happy days🤣

Froze

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@catwoman500 

 

Febreze and dare I say it Massengil vinegar/water and skunks always pop into my mind with the first hint of scent. Regular hikes in the woods first aid for 🐶 and just in case supplies, for humans.

 

Ever ride with friend, significant other or K-9 after being sprayed. Ten minutes or 4 hours it’s just too much.

 

@n566192l 

 

Hurrta’s are good if my Finnish is still good. Don’t worry about reflective vests, have had dogs size pup to 150  lb Rottweiler in all sizes. Took awhile to find good ones for running in pucker brush. (Thorny, spiked vegetation). Those vests have maximum industrial strength Velcro, regular PITA to remove🤣.

 

My bear Rottweiler/lab enjoyed climbing on some old maples, and had habit of snagging upon limbs in the vest. Before retrofit of Velcro it would be hanging in tree, like a flag.

 

After tailored for her , and heavier cloth used it never came off without human intervention. Now, that vest has served several dogs through the years, and now, is Chelli’s if I just can hike again is a crapshoot at moment.

 

Same as their PFD’s for the boat. Personal Flotation Devices for swimmers and non-swimmers both.

 

Re: Her chewing habits and pillows not going to risk it. What goes in has to come out again. Not my favorite sporting event🤣.

It’s bad enough I still must examine all of her stools for hookworm evidence, before disposal. 

 

Froze

 

 

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@Frozenoem ....all is good now. Not sure why I didn't think of Febreze; I have plenty of it! Cat Happy N.

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Frozenoem,

I am so glad you posted regarding hunting season. I never would have thought about that. I will send Chelli a bright coat. I may have orange, not sure. I will also send a back up to the patterned one I sent. I am sure Chelli wears that one in doors. LX correct.  I will try to take a picture of the coats made in Finland. Or at least post more info so you can look it up.  If Chelli ate the bed no worries, still have those as well.  I did try to drop some beds off to shelters. However, the dogs sleep on something that reminds me of a small trampoline. Thanks for the tips on the wild turkeys. My local Next Door, reports other neighborhoods are also having a problem. Hope everyone is enjoying their day 😊.  Nancy

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@LaDolceVita 

 

Check out hunting seasons for new homestead, to cover your posterior. Also whether open carry or not state.

 

Walmart and Tractor Supply sell reflective vests for dogs and humans. Wouldn’t be caught outside during hunting season without vest and hat on myself or Dogs.

 

Problem with all of my dog’s regardless of size, during season for anything people shoot everything that moves.

 

Reason why most dairy cows become covered in Orange Paint during hunting season. Horses in blankets, etc.

 

Chell and all my dutches have been striped and size of coyotes.

They wear vests in woods period. Lab’s and Rott’s No different, vests.

 

Year round open season on coyotes, have had discussion? with one person already, 20 years back about checking what they shoot at, he still gives me a wide berth on street, luckily for him, he missed.

 

Most twits other than above person were non-locals. You also might like to check if homestead is in open carry state, more asses in the woods.

 

I know how to use firearms, it’s the other creatures that worry me😎. 

 

Re: Vertigo - still waiting for appt. haven’t collapsed lately👍. Still a problem but, seats are mysteriously appearing about town.

 

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@n566192l   Thanks for the offer!  Thankfully we do not need dogs coats even in the winterWoman Very Happy  I  am looking for several dog reflector vests so someone in the neighboring deer stand does not shoot one of my darlings. My Tessie could definitly pass for a deer as she is chasing a rabbit out there.  Most of my dogs are in the 55-80lb range.  Except for little fat Daisy.  She is a tiny double dog, intermittent fasting and all.  Anyway, I must obtain several of these vests before I return with dogs to homestead. 

 

Trouble is all of a sudden I am too tired to go.  I have resorted to support socks, anything to stop aching feet and legs.  Part of it is plantar fasciitis but it does not explain it all.  I complain to anyone who listens that I cannot walk for heaven's sake.  @Frozenoem Luckily I do not fall but there is a huge difference in the way i feel lately and like you I dont have much patience for it either. 

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