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She is a sweet cat, but when she goes on a tear - look out. I wanted to name her Xena (portrayed by Lucy Lawless)
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due to her rough and tumble ways with the boys and her fierce attitude with "prey" (toys, bugs etc.), but SWMBO thought it was "a bit much" so we compromised.
SWMBO tends to hit the sack before I do and Luci, more often than not, goes in with her. Luci will sit up and stare at the door / hall until I tuck both of them in.

The turkey was a hit.
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I may have gone *a bit* heavy with the searing torch, but the meat is fabulous.
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It's so good that Groo, our battle scarred former stray - who only likes SWMBO and his kibble - accepted some from me. I think I may have crossed the "tolerated / trusted" barrier with him finally. This is a cat that wouldn't accept a bit of canned albacore when I make tuna salad sandwiches.

I think a man* male hominid caused him some trauma at some point - perhaps even caused his neck scar. He may never be a Daddy's cat, but he will always have a safe home with us.

*I won't categorize someone who would inflict the kind of wounds that caused his level of scarring as a "man".


LOL The smallest of the three here is as sweet as honey but is a right little tiger on the quiet, I bought a new mouse mat the other day for the cordless mouse for the living room PC & he's already chewed two corners of it :frown:. Groo is beautiful & certainly looks like a pampered cat :dude:
 

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Julia Child recognized quite a while ago the futility of cooking white and dark meat to two different temperatures while the bird is still intact.
Well, if you actually know what your doing it’s quite easy to cook a perfect, intact, and I might add 25 pound bird. 4 hours of convection roast produced this masterpiece I’d put on anyone’s table, including Ms. Child’s.
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I attempted to brushcut long grass on the bank in front of my shed yesterday and lasted about 30 minutes! Came in with pain up to my shoulders, but a a few drops of CBD oil and most of the discomfort went away. I’ll have another go this morning. Good stuff that!
 

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I attempted to brushcut long grass on the bank in front of my shed yesterday and lasted about 30 minutes! Came in with pain up to my shoulders, but a a few drops of CBD oil and most of the discomfort went away. I’ll have another go this morning. Good stuff that!

I believe CBD has the polar opposite effect of THC. With THC the pain is still there but you're way past giving a damn. :rofl:
 

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Well, if you actually know what your doing it’s quite easy to cook a perfect, intact, and I might add 25 pound bird. 4 hours of convection roast produced this masterpiece I’d put on anyone’s table, including Ms. Child’s.
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Well, Ms. Child has been dead for a good while, so we can't really test that.
Looks good though.
 

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Well, Ms. Child has been dead for a good while, so we can't really test that.
Looks good though.
And I’m not sure Julia ever had a convection oven, which is a game changer. And that particular bird was spectacular. It barely fit in the oven with the rack on the lowest setting. We had to extra truss the legs down to keep them off the ceiling of the oven. And I didn’t miss doing all that this year for one second.
 

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I attempted to brushcut long grass on the bank in front of my shed yesterday and lasted about 30 minutes! Came in with pain up to my shoulders, but a a few drops of CBD oil and most of the discomfort went away. I’ll have another go this morning. Good stuff that!
I have some CBD gummies that are nice and analgesic. I also have some Delta 8 THC gummies, which is not unlike our old pal Delta 9 THC, but more body buzz with very little head. For now, they’re legal nationwide and a wonderful sleep aid.
 

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I did about an hours brushcutting and stopped before I got any more sore. Then I moved to dragging dirt over to fill the garden frames, shovelling it from the bucket and over to the frame. It was heavy and wet dirt. The second bucket full didn’t go so well as I got the tractor hopelessly bogged!
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I took the the D-Max down and tried to chain the tractor out but not enough traction even for the 4WD. The tractors front wheels were almost under the mud so I thought about it and hopped on, put it in low and used the hydraulics to push the bucket down, lifting the front and then just backed her out! Dunno why I didn’t think of it in the first place?

Duh!

The I washed them tractor and ute, well hosed them down at least. The ground is soooo waterlogged!
 

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I did about an hours brushcutting and stopped before I got any more sore. Then I moved to dragging dirt over to fill the garden frames, shovelling it from the bucket and over to the frame. It was heavy and wet dirt. The second bucket full didn’t go so well as I got the tractor hopelessly bogged!
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I took the the D-Max down and tried to chain the tractor out but not enough traction even for the 4WD. The tractors front wheels were almost under the mud so I thought about it and hopped on, put it in low and used the hydraulics to push the bucket down, lifting the front and then just backed her out! Dunno why I didn’t think of it in the first place?

Duh!

The I washed them tractor and ute, well hosed them down at least. The ground is soooo waterlogged!


Looks like home from home down there mate :thumb:
 

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Tough to slog around in all of that Rob. You have too much water and we don't have nearly enough. The world needs some sort of massive water transport system to move it from where there's too much to where there's too little. :D

Today is the 4th birthday of Princess #1, my first and eldest granddaughter Rylan.

So Grandpa will happily make the trek up to Ft. Collins later today to celebrate with her. Her gift is a "Party Barbie Doll" all dressed up in party finery and she even has a miniature gift to present.....LOL. Toy producers think of everything.

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Tough to slog around in all of that Rob. You have too much water and we don't have nearly enough. The world needs some sort of massive water transport system to move it from where there's too much to where there's too little. :D

Today is the 4th birthday of Princess #1, my first and eldest granddaughter Rylan.

So Grandpa will happily make the trek up to Ft. Collins later today to celebrate with her. Her gift is a "Party Barbie Doll" all dressed up in party finery and she even has a miniature gift to present.....LOL. Toy producers think of everything.

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Little sweetie!
 

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Groo is beautiful & certainly looks like a pampered cat
He will be for the rest of his life - even if he and I don't become best buddies.
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The vet puts him at about 4 years old. He's a big unit of a cat with a massive pumpkin head.

He's got the typical Tom cat scars from turf wars, but this is wholly different.
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It's completely healed over, the dark areas are apparently just how he scars. It left him with a little pocket behind his left jowl that we make sure is free of debris whenever he lets us scritch him. We don't know what kind of trauma he faced before coming inside from the storm, but that's over now.


On a brighter, more festive note, I put up the majority of our Christmas decorations. Two trees, a painted rock, a light strand... Heck, I even fired up Split Rock!
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SWMBO gave me the ceramic tree as an early Christmas present because we couldn't find the similar one from my parents house. A quick rewire job (correct the polarity, linesman splices and a splash of solder followed by heat shrink) and there we are. The fact it needed fixing made it a bit more special to me.
 

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Great pics Raiyn, Top man for giving the little guy a loving home :dude: I've not had the orders from the kamp kommandant yet to get the Christmas tree down from the attic, She's still laid up in bed with that regressive arthritis and can barely move :frown: Got the district nurse to call in on her to see what can be done. If my knee doesn't improve I doubt I'll be able to get up to the attic to get it down :frown: I'm pretty sure there's a tree in the shed somewhere, that might be a better bet than trying to go up ladders. Supposed to be shopping day today but the roads are bad so I think I'll leave it for a milder day.
 

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As previously reported yesterday was a day spent with my granddaughters and my daughter, my son-in-law, and my two grand dogs. While it was as always an emotional high physically it could not have been more punishing. My entire body felt like one big bruise and that inflammation of my left big toe returned so nearly everything was "achy breaky" but my heart. :frown: Even Aleve didn't dent the pain.

As expected the princesses wore me out. With Rory walking now it's like a two ring circus when she and Rylan start chasing one another around and they pretty much wore me out. Tom (my SIL) and I were watching some football games and for a few minutes I even dozed off in his arm chair. I woke when Rory decided to climb up and have me hold her so we could rock together. That was sweet.

Then there was the 70 mile drive home and traffic following the Bronco game was a bit hectic so by the time I got home all I had the energy for was a quick dinner and sleep. I conked out at about 8:00 PM very sore and but very happy. Just wish I'd been in a little less pain all day long so I could have enjoyed myself with the girls a bit more. This aging crap has got to go.

It's like I have 35 year old motor inside of a 70 year old frame that's been bent and abused so much the motor runs fine but the body wobbles all over the damn place. Time to seek a body repair shop and probably some CBD edibles too.

So, it's Monday now and time to plan out the week. Got an acoustic that needs some attention and evaluation by my luthier. First time I've run into something I can't figure out on my own. Then it's time to look at my finances and prepare for Christmas gifting. Four daughters, three grandchildren, and my son-in-law. Even going moderately still puts a dent in the December cash flow and budget.

Ah well, sleep took away most of the pain so now at 3:30 AM having just awoken about half an hour ago I need some coffee and a plan for today. Time to get started soon I guess. Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend as much as I did. :cheers:
 
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Great pics Raiyn, Top man for giving the little guy a loving home :dude: I've not had the orders from the kamp kommandant yet to get the Christmas tree down from the attic,
He's coming around. The sous vide turkey bribes helped. Still not hanging out in my lap, but at least he lets me pet him more often.

The ceramic tree would come out whenever Dad was on a long string of 12-16 hour overnight shifts - which in those days was common as he would have to trade shifts in order to take my sister to the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis for specialist visits. It would get plunked on top of whatever console TV we had at the time. A lot less work (and quieter) than putting together and decorating the "big tree".

In our case, six cats plus a full size tree? No thank you.
 

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Speaking of bruising, I completed the third session of brushcutting the bank in front of my shed yesterday, among other things. Its only an area of about 30 metres by 10 but it’s steep and contains 2 of the toughest grasses we have here, plus it's full of obstacles from the fire. I could only do an hour a day. Afterwards Gael asked me to pass her one of her paintings for rehanging and my left hand collapsed into a claw as I took the weight. Bloody hurt and I couldn’t open it until I had 3 applications of Voltarin gel. Do you think my body is trying to tell me something?

I’ve decided to poison the whole lot and clean it up for once and for all.

I have to go help my mate Tony move a heavy shed (he’s made) to the slab at 9.30 and then I’ll be mowing flat out before our granddaughters Emily & Natalie arrive at about 3.30 PM. I hope it’s dried out enough and I don’t bog the mower. With family visits starting today and going until the weekend, I’m down to the wire. All the rain has made it hard to get things done. Beautiful day though!
 


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