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  1. mfrench

    What’s he growin’ in there?

    My neighbor imported a semi dump truck load full of mushroom compost. We all now have 'shrooms popping up everywhere.
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    Todays Reggae/World Playlist

    I had a request,.... Anoushka 2496: anoushka2006-04-28d1t01.flac and 7 more files Ravi 2496: cal.ctr.4.arts.jpg and 8 more files A & R sets 1644: anoushka2006-04-28_d1t01.flac and 13 more files WeTransfer - good for a week. Ravi Shankar Anoushka Shankar April 28, 2006 friday 8pm+ (8:30pm...
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    Have I Mentioned That We Have Snakes in the Yard?

    that there cracked me up! Sarge used to hit the thrift shops, regularly, looking for odds and ends; cast iron bits and pieces being one of her "things", among many others. And those many things generally end up out in the yard. That one came home one day, and found its way out there.
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    Have I Mentioned That We Have Snakes in the Yard?

    So I've heard. I've never seen it, but heard this all of my life. When that critter crawled under the shed, several lizards came blasting out right away.
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    Flower Pics

    Nice pics! I believe the name is Cereus Peruvianus,... I'll check back. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night-blooming_cereus Ours, as of the last week:
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    Trajectory and Windage Approximations Were Correct... Air Guns

    Lewis & Clark! Girardoni air rifle - Wikipedia Gunsmith recreates it and describes the workings of it's brass air valve with seat machined from some kind of animal horn, the only suitable seating material for withstanding 800psi in its day. and,... the world suffered the loss of one Sage...
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    Have I Mentioned That We Have Snakes in the Yard?

    My place is the red roof, near bottom left-center of image. That open land (to the north),.... Cleveland Nat'l Forest. And it extends a good 35+ miles of wild lands to the north. To our east is more of the C.N.F., and Cal State Park lands, and native tribal reservation lands. It just keeps going...
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    Trajectory and Windage Approximations Were Correct... Air Guns

    The newest trend in air guns is a platform that is reffered to as PCP, or, Pre-Charged Pneumatics. I am a fan of this platform! https://www.pyramydair.com/a/Air_guns/Air_rifles/Precharged_pneumatic_PCP/155 The strongest negative aspect of the PCP format is the need for a pump of some form. The...
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    Trajectory and Windage Approximations Were Correct... Air Guns

    .22 This started out as a Bug-Out Kit, from PyramydAir.com, which came with an upgraded 14" barrel length, and, optional stock as part of a kit. It starts out as a base level pistol as the 1322 model. They add a shoulder stock, and 14" upgrade barrel (10" is stock), and a bunch of actually...
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    Have I Mentioned That We Have Snakes in the Yard?

    Lets name this one, CalKingSnake2020-05-21_thurs_6:40pm full size adult patio pet. disappearing below my shed,.... yea!! a ton of mice under there!
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    Trajectory and Windage Approximations Were Correct... Air Guns

    Gophers at sunrise, while waiting for the coffee to brew. Strolled out to the Western Outpost with the binoculars, and, there it was, sticking its head out of the hole. So, I ran back to the house, and grabbed my new favorite pellet rifle (below), the one that I got for Sarge (clears throat)...
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    Flower Pics

    Monkey Flower, Mimulus xxx var., a Cal native chapparal perrenial in full bloom, today. And, this is Calandrinia xxx var., a succulent, on the way up to the Monkey Flower
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    When You Think of Seventies Decor, What Comes to Mind?

    My moms living room, in the 70's, had this carpet pile, that when vacuumed, left patterns in the carpet; similar to this: The family stereo, a console, was in the living room. I'd go in, and, lay on the floor, and listen to my records, which messed up the carpet patterns. I'd hear about it...
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    The RatsPaw DIY Tonearm and The RatTrap Arm Holder

    Mine is a basic tool kit scribe, of a complete nondescript manufacturer. I grabbed it from my tool box. It was a ground steel point pressed into a knurled aluminum handle a bit larger in diameter than a pencil. I cut the Al. handle away, and used just the point and shaft. like this:
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    Backyard birdies

    A very spoiled gray in her environment. oh,... this is about backyard birds,... not birds that get their own place setting at the dining table (she had already finished hers, and was over hogging on mine). my bad.
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    Have I Mentioned That We Have Snakes in the Yard?

    So, 2020 is underway. So far, in short order, we're off and rolling.
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    Have I Mentioned That We Have Snakes in the Yard?

    Then, yesterday, I was hauling sandbags back to the storage area, when I ran across this guy, a Cal King Snake. The day before yesterday, Sarge pointed out a snake skin amongst the rocks in the planters. I looked at it, and thought it was a king snake skin. Sure enough, it was this dood, and...
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    Have I Mentioned That We Have Snakes in the Yard?

    Then, we got one of the bitey ones for our second of the season. Sarge and I had been out at the road, watching them repaving. I came back to the house, and walked across the front of the garage, and totally missed this guy, right at the corner of the garage, where I turn to get to the...
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    Have I Mentioned That We Have Snakes in the Yard?

    Spring is springing and the critters are emerging. Immature gopher snake from around the end of February. This is the first snake of 2020.
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