Hello from South Carolina

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  1. Pakanohida

    Pakanohida Junior Member

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    Brian, re: the gun thingy.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/02/...n terrorism graph1007AMVODtop&linkId=17541597

    I hear more gun shots here in RURAL Oregon then I have ever, EVER, in Richmond, CA & Oakland, CA when it was the highest death-toll in America.. even more then I ever did when crack hit the streets in NYC... including the South Bronx & Brooklyn.

    Luckily I am proficent with a bow, and now 'aim' to get as good as this guy. ;)

     
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    Rural areas is fine and there are often good reasons for gun fire. Messed up weirdos should never have guns. I don't think the American people will ever change their gun laws. It seems to be bred into them that they must have a gun or multiple guns and yes will use it. From an outsiders point of view I just can't understand it. Seems you never let go of the Wild West.

    That Bow and arrow guy is sensational. Makes Robin Hood look like a school boy lol
     
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    The POTUS' strategy is to create as much division as possible,Whites against Blacks, Mexican illegals against all of us, have riots, put down martial law and then stay in office as long as it takes to take the rest of our freedoms away. Meanwhile, our military is slashed and his Muslum friends can crush any resistance here and set up sharia law. if Russia doesn't detonate the super-bomb 20 miles up that takes out all our communications first and invade us. It will all be over so fast that only a few scattered survival groups will survive the initial attack. They'll go down fighting, but eventually, they will go down. Our commander in chief may believe he will get a piece of the pie, but Islam law has already sealed his fate.
     
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    Yeah. That's what y'get when I get up and post too early in the day. Roads are washed out, freeways closed, homes and stores underwater and more to come. We're seeing up-side-down vehicles, tops of roofs, roads cut open with rivers of water flowing through the gaps. people being rescued with ropes and choppers. Willie had an appointment with the dentist, but their office got submerged. We'll reschedule for another day. Some areas got 19 inches of rain between Saturday and this morning.The last time I saw anything remotely resembling this was in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania fifty-some-odd years ago when I was doing "Davy Crockett" shows. Well, Willie's getting off the phone now, so I'll say......Oh!.....Hold on. I just wanted to remark, while I have your attention, That's some fancy shootin'. In my youth I was a pretty fair shot with both Home-made ash longbow and David-type sling. I need to get me a good piece of leather and some boot-laces and cut me out another "sling" to see if I can still hit the broad side of a barn. Gotta go now.
    Love is still the answer.
    Uncle Ben and
    Auntie Willie
     
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    Opus for POTUS. :)
     
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    Hey Ben & Willie, be careful if you read this. Don't take chances with the high water since it is my understanding you are going to get 2 more feet of water over the next 2 days as water comes downhill from the north.
     
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    South Carolina is making the news over here. Worst weather in 1,000 years my wife was saying. Take Uncle and Aunty Willie.
     
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    The news of what occurred to the homes, lives & Ag of SC is really screwed up. I can only keep hoping & praying for Ben & Willie.
     
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    Been waiting for someone to reply. South Carolina is off our media cycle now. No idea what is happening.
     
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    the media cycle keeps on a churning! we have gone on to Mexico, Texas and such... all is fine here further north. not heard anything from Benjy in a while now. hope they've got things cleared out since his last report.
     
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    I finally got some rain and the river is already starting to flood, but luckily we are still 11' below flood stage, which oddly still won't effect me at all for a great volume past that. Still no word from Ben & Willie, very troublesome. Right now all eyes weather wise is on Texas and the large storm that has dropped over 14" of rain per hour in some areas.

    I am still in an extreme drought and I am very grateful for what rain I get at the moment.

    Peace & Love to all!
     
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    I just planted some La Senorit'as Fava bean... It's my winter and the ground is still easily workable.

    "The two-toned landrace of fava bean which is beige with dark-cherry eyespots is called “La Señorita’s Haba” by all the locals. It was collected in the Sacred Valley Region by Patrick Simcox and fiance Daniela. It is also a local favorite and is highly appreciated for its delicious, creamy, chestnut-like and buttery flavor!"

    That's a quote from the non-gmo seed provider. Fava beans seem to do very well here.

    Miss you all.
     
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    hi Pak, quiet here and normal, but very busy. miss folks too...

    just a few days ago finished shelling dry beans, have 6.1kg yet to sort through. i save that for sunny winter days.

    lately it is t-shirt and shorts weather, for a bit yet until the colder weather returns.

    out digging, burying leaves (had 30 bags of leaves delivered the past few weeks), i use them mostly for elevation and as a carbon store for when i need something like peat moss to mix in with the heavy clay. it takes a few years for them to be ready to dig up again so it works out perfectly. also have some semi-rotted wood chips to mix in with the clay which is one of the best additions i can come up with for free. the garden i'm finishing up today is definitely too soggy and sour so the added elevation will be very good for plantings next season.

    and getting ready for winter. still have to finishe up the edges of the strawberry patch expansion.

    beets will be getting done this weekend. gotta pick some carrots and brussels sprouts, making applesauce sometime this week, etc.

    gotta start planning for moving some of the apple saplings, they are finally dropping their leaves.

    patching mortar on some decorations and put a water block strip across the front of the garage as after some almost 20 years i finally got around to it. tired of water coming in under the garage door when it rains from the W, SW. hope the final roof leak is taken care of...

    a lot of fall/winter prep getting done too so the house will be ready for colder weather. finished up some insulation and now have a bit of caulking to do.

    it's pretty much non-stop once i get moving for the day until i run out of energy... i did a lot of digging yesterday so today will be a lighter day finishing up what i started and then puttering with the strawberry patch edges....

    i was thinking of you as i was looking at the apple tree saplings and at how much they've grown in just two seasons. with a steady supply of apple seeds and some selected pruning i think you could come up with a reasonably sustainable applewood sticks for smoking meats kind of system that would not even need all that much space.

    glad to hear/see you folks got some rains for a change out there.

    ok, time to get a move on...
     
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    Im getting rain! Lots of rain! Weeee!
     
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    We just had a storm so bad my fava beans are bent over like a crop circle occurred... on the plus side... more rain!! YEAH!
     
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    :) the aliens have arrived!

    first snow today. might be warm enough later this week to transplant saplings if i'm lucky...
     
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    Hard freeze last night, but my heart is warm enough to wish all my relations a happy holiday today. I want to say, I miss & give thanks for Ben & Willie being in my life up till now & I hope they are ok.
     
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    yeah, we've had enough hard freezes here now for it to be considered winter.

    no word from anyone lately, so hope things are well, but dunno...

    it was a nice and peaceful TG.
     
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    I awoke to another PNW storm, and as I walked the grounds today I noticed every single trellis has been picked up and THROWN. Forecast is for rain all week and I am so incredibly grateful.
     
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    And we are so grateful to get the remnants of your storms!

    Today is Benjy's birthday (Dec 7) ... happy birthday Benjy!! Hope all is well in SC and you've recovered from your flooding.
     

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