Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part I

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  1. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    I just signed up for home milk delivery. :) Go figure a small dairy near Ebensburg Pa still does this. No more late trips to the C-store.

    I hope the weather keeps going bad I plan on getting some more work completed on my layout.
  2. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

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    Evening. Went to Kerr Lake early this AM [why I didn't get to post]. Sawed tree for fishing partner. Tired. Dinner ready. Going train broke. Just bargined for 2 Atlas NS powered engines and 1 dummy. Dinner is ready. Wife coming home tomorrow as Grandson went to his house today. :thumb:
  3. jefelectric

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    I thought a farmer like yourself would have his own milk cow. :D :thumb:
  4. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    :) I still drink the real stuff but for the kids I buy the pasteurized stuff just to be safe. :)
  5. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Hi sumpter250 :wave:

    Talk about global warming- it's still raining here in Johannesburg and we are starting to enter into winter, when it's suppose to be our dry season!

    In Cape Town winter means their rainy season but the are going through a drought, the dams are also only about 40% full.
  6. jefelectric

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    I agree. Just kidding.
  7. Gil Finn

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    How long does it take a post to get here from So Africa?

    Ever find a diamond on the beach?
  8. Chief Eagles

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    Evening all. Grass cut, trains ran and Roundup sprayed. Wife home from babysitting Youngest and Grandson. Bedtime. Off to Miss Edna's tomorrow.
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 4/14/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 65°F
    Humidity: 95%
    Dew Point: 64°F

    So Far Today
    High: 75°F
    Low: 64°F
    Rain: 0.78"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 30mph WNW

    Today High: 72 Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

    Tonight Low: 45 Decreasing clouds. Colder. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Scrambled eggs for me today.

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  10. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

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    Where in the heck is everyone???? Been to "Miss Edna's" this AM. Took wife to a hosta farm 30 miles away. She bought lots of hostas [she already has lots]. Now I can buy more trains. :thumb: Rain is suppose to be on the way. Going to run trains. Later
  11. Gil Finn

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    What is a hasta pray tell?
  12. corwinktbt

    corwinktbt Old-time steam.

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    Gil,

    Hostas are plants that grow low to the ground. My wife plants the things all over. They grow like weeds (probably are weeds). She told me that they are mostly leaves, with small flowers. Anyway, here is a link with more info.

    Now, on to more useful (to a model railroader) info. If you want to model hostas, you're best bet would be a brighter green(almost blue sometimes) ground foam than the rest of your scenery. If you are modeling them in a larger gauge, you would be able to see the leaves (about 1/4" in G scale) and you might want to try a heart shaped paper punch. Also, the wife says they like it better in the shade, so you would want to keep them in the shadier spots on your layout.

    Keith
  13. Chief Eagles

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    Finally got my hands on Grandma's Camera:
    GrandMa thinking she is incharge [us guys say no way]
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    Grandpa giving fishing and train lessons [GreatGrandma looking on]
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    Carter Parker
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  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Too Cool!!!! :D :D :D :D

    Any chance he'll get a bit spoiled from the grandparents????? :D

    Fishing and train lessons??? Shouldn't that be "Train & Fishing lessons"?????? goldtoth1 goldtoth1 goldtoth1

    God Bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
  15. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Rained 1/2 inch. They were calling for 1 to 2 inches. ???? Off to Sunday School. Have a great day.

    BTW: Gil, hosta is a green [varrigated on some] leafed plant that dies back in the winter and comes back each year. Thye are tublar and will multiply. Simular but smaller than elephant ears. Lots of varities.
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  16. Gil Finn

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    The wife says we have them in the back yard and rock garden :rolleyes: :oops: :rolleyes:

    Good pics Mayor Pike, what a lovely baby.:thumb:

    Had oysters Rockeller and clam chowder followed by grilled lobster tails and potatos o'groaten today for lunch. Fixed it here at home. Bubbette made a nice garden salad.

    Not beach weather but I can still eat like it.

    Shrimp and gritts Monday.

    Today I start a new HO lay out.
  17. Chief Eagles

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    Who says Lionel diesels will not smoke. Two scale SD80's lashed with scale Dash 8 in the middle. Moving out [about 65 scale mph]. BTW: the mountains that were brown turned green with brown sploches.

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  18. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Instead of the usual weather report, I decided on this instead. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

    You know, I went to somethin' one time what looked a lot like a bunch of guys havin' a big fight! D**ndest thing I ever seen, with guys runnin' around all over a cow pasture chasin' after some dumb over-dressed meathead clutchin' a weird lookin' thing that looks like a pointy watermelon that's been painted brown or dipped in something I don't wanna touch! You know, he just will not give that thing up until the others get him down on the ground and beat the stuffin' out of him!? Most of the time, the first guy gets it gives it to one of his buddies and then the others go beat up on him! There's these beautiful girls out along the side of the pasture jumpin' up and down and hollerin'. Man, they're wearin' nothin' but a tight shirt and a mini-skirt! Once in a while one or two of the guys runs out to the side of the pasture and knocks one or two of them down! Why don't she just jump up and wallop him one?. After a while, some guy dressed in zebra stripes shoots a gun into the air and says it's half-time. The guys run off to oppisite ends of the pasture to these big out-houses they got down there. There's music, bands, parades and the like, but I wanna see the guys get back out there and beat each other up again. While I wait, I go to the snack stand and get me one of those big orange soda gully washers and a couple of hotdogs. Bout the time I gets back to my seat, the guys are running out of them big out-houses an' back out into the pasture. Mr. zebra stripes blows a whistle and they go at it agian. One guy chucks the pointy thing to another guy who stands it up on end and a third guy kicks it as far down the pasture as he can. A guy down at the other end catches it and starts runnin back toward the guy what kicked it as some of his buddies run with him. The guys at the other end, they run toward him and knock him down just as fast as they can and they all pile up on him. After a while, Mr. zebra stripes shoots his gun again and says the games over. This was a game? Gee! I gotta tel the guys back in Widow's Hollow bout this. You know, somebody did a real good job cleanin' that cow pasture. I didn't see nary a cow chip nowhere which was good for the guys, cause they didn't have to worry none bout runnin' down that pasture an' steppin' in somethin'.

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  19. Chief Eagles

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    Andy G's What it was, was football.

    We had April in March and now March in April. In the fifties and wind blowing 100 miles per hour [well, not exactly]. Wow. Think we finally got inches as it poured into the night. Mail taxes to Uncle Sam. :cry: Got to go. Have a good one.
  20. oldtanker

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    Looks like spring is here. We could use some rain....

    Been working on the house this week pretty hard. Trying to get everything done!

    The dirty part of the tear out is finished so I can start on the train stuff!!!

    Chief, cool pics of the grand kid....they are great! My 4 yo grandson says that this year he is catching all the big, big fish and all daddy and papa (me) are going to catch are little ones that we will throw back so they can grow bigger for him to catch!

    Rick
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