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I’m late punctuality doesn’t happen lately.

 

40* feels like 30*, judging by the Sugar Maple rocking in the breeZe.

 

Today will hopefully be only the fall jacket, waterproof to rain, turning to snow later.

 

Eventual warmer temp’s I hope promised  for next week. Snow pack is dwindling, barely 4’ from plow, and 3’ in Chelli’s kennel.

 

She’s still in coat, time to get whatelse firewood. But at least I’m caffeinated.🤣

 

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@catwoman500  I still keep winter coats and gloves handy, probably will need these in the morning for a few weeks.  We will be in the 70s every day except Sunday, when it will hit 80.  Yeah, and thunderstorms.  Hopefully not with tornadoes.  Spring can be scary.

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43* and cloudy with snow? Tomorrow, no surprise there.

 

Latest we’ve had snow in one form or another was June 1.

 

Seems like a good time to shovel out and dump ashes from the stove and its ash bucket.

 

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Good Morning, Porch Peeps!

37 degrees, feeling like 31. Earlier it was 32 feeling like 26. Had to find my gloves since I had thought I was finished with them. Must be Mother Nature's idea of an April Fools joke.

When I left for the post office the "de"-construction guys had already been working for over 3 hours. Looks like a quarry in my backyard. Cat Tongue Sounds like the day of reckoning!

 

So, anyway, @Frozenoem ...one of the guys' SUV's was parked over where the carcass was yesterday, and when I pulled out of the drive, I looked under his vehicle and couldn't see a thing, so hoping my wishful thinking came to fruition and some other scavenger hauled it away last night. I just don't think he would park over a carcass and maybe have some kind of yucky smell invade his SUV.

 

Back when I was teaching, April Fool's day was a mixed bag. Fun to play little jokes on my first graders, but their ideas of jokes were not very high caliber since they were only 6 and 7. Loved that I didn't teach the older kids. That could have been scary. Cat LOL

 

Have a great day, everyone, and don't get fooled! N.

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28* feels like 8* courtesy of winds blowing through, behind glass toasty outside fugetabout it.

 

At least our overnight temp’s will be in the 20’s not, the 0-14* range.

 

It’s warming up.

 

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Hey, Everybody!

 

Today is April 1st.  And I'm sure y'all know mischievous gremlins will be out and about.  So watch out and don't be fooled!

 

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Also, thank God we lived to be able to kick March to the proverbial curb. It was a rough month and will NOT be missed.  Even on the last day of the month, we had to endure one last dusting of snow.  Winter.  Icky Poo!  Yes, there's no love lost as March passes.  So to it I say, "Bye Felicia!"

 

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@catwoman500 

 

Had another perfect mini-storm kinda day, no net after reading your post this day.

 

Call your local fish & game or game warden for your remnants.

 

At least up here they come identify and sometimes remove the body, they like to know what happened to them.

 

Natural, predator or ?? Demise.

 

Be Happy you have a physical address to send them to. Back before GPS on mobile, it was a real PITA telling them just where the pieces of an animal were to be found.

 

Nothing like Taking a 10 mile hike, returning to car, and taking a warden up again. Or worse describing the location by boundary points.

 

Hope you get things squared away.

 

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Good morning everyone have a great April Fool's Day! Have a great first week of April.

 

April Fools’ DayAlthough April Fools’ Day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery.

Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563.

People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes.

These pranks included having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as “poisson d’avril” (April fish), said to symbolize a young, easily caught fish and a gullible person.

 

READ MORE: 9 Outrageous Pranks That People Actually Fell For

 

Historians have also linked April Fools’ Day to festivals such as Hilaria, which was celebrated in ancient Rome at the end of March and involved people dressing up in disguises.

There’s also speculation that April Fools’ Day was tied to the vernal equinox, or first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, when Mother Nature fooled people with changing, unpredictable weather.

April Fools’ Day spread throughout Britain during the 18th century. In Scotland, the tradition became a two-day event, starting with “hunting the gowk,” in which people were sent on phony errands (gowk is a word for cuckoo bird, a symbol for fool) and followed by Tailie Day, which involved pranks played on people’s derrieres, such as pinning fake tails or “kick me” signs on them.

In modern times, people have gone to great lengths to create elaborate April Fools’ Day hoaxes. Newspapers, radio and TV stations and Web sites have participated in the April 1 tradition of reporting outrageous fictional claims that have fooled their audiences.

In 1957, the BBC reported that Swiss farmers were experiencing a record spaghetti crop and showed footage of people harvesting noodles from trees; numerous viewers were fooled. In 1985, Sports Illustrated tricked many of its readers when it ran a made-up article about a rookie pitcher named Sidd Finch who could throw a fastball over 168 miles per hour.

In 1996, Taco Bell, the fast-food restaurant chain, duped people when it announced it had agreed to purchase Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and intended to rename it the Taco Liberty Bell. In 1998, after Burger King advertised a “Left-Handed Whopper,” scores of clueless customers requested the fake sandwich.

 
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Hey, Everyone,

So…last night was Game Night. Had a great dinner out and then back to one of the ladies’ houses to play games. It supposedly made it to 75 yesterday in Philly, but pretty sure it wasn’t that high here. It was really nice though.

This morning it was grocery shopping for me and it just started to sprinkle as I got to the parking lot. It rained while I was shopping and had stopped by the time I was leaving. Started up again just as I brought in the last bag. Luck was with me. It’s kind of chilly today. 51 with intermittent rain.

 

Spoiler alert…Gross thing…if you are squeamish, don’t read the rest of my post.

 

As I was going around the side of the house to get the trash can, I see this carcass on the driveway. Totally grossed me out, but I had to kind of look at it to see what it was. Could have been a gutted groundhog by the looks of the feet. I couldn’t see the head that well, and I’m sure as H--l not going any closer. The whole midsection was gone except for the bones. I am not an expert on things like this, but hoping it was a fox that did it???? (and not a coyote) This has never happened before so I’m hoping that some scavenger will return tonight and haul the rest of it away. @Frozenoem ...Is this wishful thinking?

I Googled to see if it was possible that a coyote would be in this area and was greeted by the giant headline:

Coyote Sightings On The Rise In Suburban Philadelphia

Well, isn’t that just peachy? They are known to carry rabies, so another dandy little piece of info. N.

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Good afternoon to everyone on the Front Porch on this last day of March! It is a cool 35* and sunny this afternoon. Hoping everyone has a great week ahead. 80752-Goodbye-March-Hello-April.jpg351847-Let-There-Be-Sunshine- (1).jpggettyimages-685470342-1024x1024.jpg

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