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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #240 on: July 29, 2017, 07:24:00 AM »
Elf, just a tip. We have thousands of readers, and not one of them, aside from Walks, has a clue what you're talking about.
It's for this reason I seldom read what you write because only a neighbor would understand the relevance.

Maybe if you posted some pics, people could at least have some semblance towards disseminating your posts?
Not just close up shots of creekside, you need to post pics for comparative analysis, high and low water.


I say this for everyone that writes here. You all need to be aware that not everyone knows your world.
Always assume, that you're writing to a new audience every time you post.
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #241 on: July 29, 2017, 02:46:36 PM »
Ok, will figure it out....
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #242 on: July 29, 2017, 08:27:39 PM »
Elfie Stats
Female, 60, some call me granny. Married, 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. 1 dog, 1 husband.
We reside in Illinois, otherwise lovingly referred to by me as Illinazi. Got a house S.W. of Chicago. Got a cabin west of that on the lower Fox River. Got a camper to. Use that as the guest house.  I am employeed by me,  have been for over 35 years.
In my spare time I garden and go woods stomping collecting edibles, I knit, crochet,  embroider, I also do a multitude of other crafts. I put up everything from fruits, to veggies.  He hunts, mostly deer. I also bake from scratch. Hair color , its going grey and I am really glad I did it.
Wanna know anything else.... ask. :popcorn:
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #243 on: August 01, 2017, 06:11:29 AM »
Gardens are starting to come in.  If I can get to it today. I'll yank the done green beans , prep that section for a cold loving veg.  Mow between rain or just do it tomorrow. After breakfast with Himself's Mom I'll be snapping beans.  Gonna do corn this weekend at the river. Why not, I am pretty tired of crafting. Well not tired of, just need a change.
Gotta get some work done to.  I am tired of looking at my area, it needs a spruce up, been a few years with the same look.
So have a great day.  Me, I am going to cringe at the thought of that workplace implanting their employees. Ewwww
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #244 on: August 05, 2017, 05:47:10 AM »
This day I wake up at home.   No river this weekend.  I have to get caught up around here.Himself is a bit under the weather, so we are home.  So I'll be in the gardens, I have to stake the tomatoe cages so they stand up.  Yank the spent green beans , plant something in that spot that likes fall.  Tomorrow there a reenactment of all things done circa 1700's.  I may go see that. I also have to put up the last of the green beans and learn corn.  So much to do.  The list is full, its one of those weekends where it's a dice roll on if you can actually get it all done Lolol.
I hope your weekend is fun!
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #245 on: August 06, 2017, 05:21:53 AM »
Skies are that lovely shade of it's going to rain.  In a bit I'll go out and plant some seeds in the green bean space.   I can say I got most of those aggrevaiting things down.  You know the ones, the oh I really should  do that but.... don't.  They remind me of little no seeums, always buzzin just close enough, ya can't get em until you make an effort. Lol.
Ours neighbors had a rather large party last night.  The back yard was outfitted with a tent that covered half the yard and a bounce house. Everyone showed in their best. The little ones dress shirts and slacks, dresses and dress shoes. Cute as buttons they were. Spanish music, the smell of bbq, laughing, kids screaming with all the fun.   Hide n seek was the game.  Thru me until I figured it out. I got a bit stealthy when I saw a body run to the side of my house, Lolol. No I didn't tell and wasn't seen either.  Quietly giggling as this kid was trying not to be caught, lol.  Although everything in me wanted to sneak up from behind n say , tag you're it, I didn't. Lol.  I went to sleep bout midnight with the music blaring.  The adults decided to do karaoke at bout 1:30 am.  Yikes,  sounded atrocious lol. Pack of cats stuck in a thunderstorm Lolol. But they were having a lot of fun. To bad I don't understand Spanish, might have appreciated it more.   
Our pontoon had a nice time last night.  It took some people to watch fireworks on the river.  And Thats ok.
Well, guess I'l go out back and do some things.  Its quiet now, with the rainy looking clouds over head, the birds out doing what they do, a hot cuppa. My seed packs.   Sounds like a good way to start a day.
Have a perfect God's day, its one of my favorites.
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #246 on: August 11, 2017, 09:15:39 PM »
I see Eyes was in last night.   :thumbsup:
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #247 on: August 12, 2017, 07:05:28 AM »
I see Eyes was in last night.   :thumbsup:
Great!! I'm glad he got in. :)
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« Reply #248 on: August 12, 2017, 07:15:30 AM »
Good morning,,,, I didn't win the lottery  :lol:
It's a beauty of a morning on the river.  We have our granddaughter and some of her crew here, they are going to float the river.  True city girls lol. 1 thought it was creepy lolol.  I guess in the night it might appear so.  But the coyotes weren't singing. 
So I am waiting to see of they or part of want to go get silly things like water shoes, a cooler to keep their drinks and food good while on the river... small things like that, lol. 
I'll be back later...lolol, thus should be funny!
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« Reply #249 on: August 25, 2017, 09:08:44 AM »
Happy Friday in my land. Busier then a cat covering crap these days.  But the yard are mowed, trimmed up and the neighbors bushes on my driveway side are shaved rather nicely.  Been canning up the garden.  He wants to go to the cabin.  I must can. Ha! He just came thru and I have the pressure canned, water bath pot, salsa making pot, 3 cases of jars, my salt, fresh picked produce all ready all over the kitchen.  He said, all that goes? I said oh, not really I have to get 2 more cases of jars,  plus the groceries for the weekend and my craft stuff. I'll just do simple crafts while it's all processing. Might be a good time to learn the wood burner. I digress,   when we leave back home I should have done up corn, stewed tomatoes and salsa.
Does anyone else here can?  If so I sure would like to hear what you can up.  Would hate to think I am the only one.  Anyone play with wood burners? Sure could use some tips lol.
In any case, have a great weekend.  If you're in the path of that hurricane, good golly be safe.  That thing is going to be beastly scarey.
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #250 on: August 25, 2017, 09:53:59 AM »
Happy Friday in my land. Busier then a cat covering crap these days.  But the yard are mowed, trimmed up and the neighbors bushes on my driveway side are shaved rather nicely.  Been canning up the garden.  He wants to go to the cabin.  I must can. Ha! He just came thru and I have the pressure canned, water bath pot, salsa making pot, 3 cases of jars, my salt, fresh picked produce all ready all over the kitchen.  He said, all that goes? I said oh, not really I have to get 2 more cases of jars,  plus the groceries for the weekend and my craft stuff. I'll just do simple crafts while it's all processing. Might be a good time to learn the wood burner. I digress,   when we leave back home I should have done up corn, stewed tomatoes and salsa.
Does anyone else here can?  If so I sure would like to hear what you can up.  Would hate to think I am the only one.  Anyone play with wood burners? Sure could use some tips lol.
In any case, have a great weekend.  If you're in the path of that hurricane, good golly be safe.  That thing is going to be beastly scarey.
I would can, but Toy planted a garden, and oddly enough, everything I wanted this year mysteriously died. :sneaky:
So all we have are tiny tomatoes and enough squash to feed an army.
Hell, maybe I can hire you to come and plant a garden, trim the fire ladders up the Fir trees, maybe make a couple of 5 gallon buckets of Salsa.
We gots plenty a wood tuh burn, I'm certain we can figure sumpin out.
Upside, no hurricanes, just your occasional forest fire, earthquake, mountain lion or bear, oh, and heat, dry heat, but heat, none the less.

I spent the last 3 weeks putting the campsite back together after more than a 100" of rain, so the campsite suffered greatly when the creek chose a shortcut to my other creek, via, straight through the campsite, even dug out a spring and turned it into a good size pond.
Getting heat and air installed next week, so we'll have an escape from the heat finally and heat for the winter instead of relying on the wood stove for the last 30 years.

Too busy, so the helipad will have to wait. :rolleyes:
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #251 on: August 25, 2017, 11:03:12 AM »
I would can, but Toy planted a garden, and oddly enough, everything I wanted this year mysteriously died. :sneaky:
So all we have are tiny tomatoes and enough squash to feed an army.
Hell, maybe I can hire you to come and plant a garden, trim the fire ladders up the Fir trees, maybe make a couple of 5 gallon buckets of Salsa.
We gots plenty a wood tuh burn, I'm certain we can figure sumpin out.
Upside, no hurricanes, just your occasional forest fire, earthquake, mountain lion or bear, oh, and heat, dry heat, but heat, none the less.

I spent the last 3 weeks putting the campsite back together after more than a 100" of rain, so the campsite suffered greatly when the creek chose a shortcut to my other creek, via, straight through the campsite, even dug out a spring and turned it into a good size pond.
Getting heat and air installed next week, so we'll have an escape from the heat finally and heat for the winter instead of relying on the wood stove for the last 30 years.

Too busy, so the helipad will have to wait. :rolleyes:
Oooo I get ta  use a chain saw! :woot: heck Yea!
That would be fun!
Sorry about the garden, that just sucks.  I have a pretty good one this year.  The lady at the corn stand was shocked I was starting the tomatoes, she said all she's hearing is they are turning yet.  I have bout 2 large laundry baskets full to put up and probably more still on the vines.  That doesn't even count the carrots, onions, jalapenos,  green peppers and kitchen herbs I still have yet to dry.  I'll be insane with it. 
We have the cougar back in the area this year, coyotes are getting really bold coming into our river. Strange scat is in our little yard.  I think it's coyote or fox, not big enough for the big cat. Bears nope.
Well you get that copter pad going and I'll consider it lol. Lewis University has a landing pad, it's not far lol.
Congrats on the ac/heat!!! You guts had to be miserable.  That's not fun.
Well off I go, time to pack it up and transport to the cabin.  Fun stuff!
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #252 on: August 26, 2017, 06:46:47 AM »
It's a beauty morning on the lower Fox River. In a minute, I'll take the diva princess for her walk and then get to it.  He was none to happy about dragging all this equipment, but as I said, it would urk ya more if I stayed home, lolol.  My preps are more important then the tude lolol.
There's a slight breeze moving the leaves just a bit. A goldfinch and morning dove are sharing the whistle feeder and I just got a rate right of a hummingbird snatching up a bug in flight.
This is one of the reasons I like waking up here.
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #253 on: September 02, 2017, 07:24:24 AM »
Hot cup of tea while I watched the full fog dissipate into low tendrils sashaing on the river.  Fall is here with it's coming undecided day time temperatures and that's ok.  One of our friends here at the river picked about 20 lbs of pears and brought  them to me. Lol, he said here, we will have a lot this year.  I giggled and said yep, we will.  I will do them at home and bring them back.  That way, he can not be brow heated into giving them away, but can give them to whom he wants. 
I got a new craft to play with. Bought a wood burner.  Can not WAIT to get started.  I have some small totes to do to, it's a craft weekend.
I should go to the store and get back fast.
This Labor Day weekend for us will be quiet.  Not much planned at all.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #254 on: September 05, 2017, 09:20:53 AM »
Decent weekend.  Got that wood burning tool going.  Ok, 2 spoons need to go in the outdoor, but the cutting board came out very well. I'm ready for next stage.
But my brain is with this beastly hurricane Irma.  Family on the east coast of Florida, family on the west coast.  Its tiring.  I have been working with 2 brothers and we are setting up minimum 2 week prep in are they order evac, there the "possibility" of roads clogging up , ugh it's a hot mess.  But, I think they will be ok In any situation. Bug out ready, tents ready, canoe ready. I am of course going bug nuts.  But I know what I gotta do.
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