February: Notes from the heartland; no Enron, Religion or Politics

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The weather is presently weird. Well, after a quarter of a century here, I can say it is always weird.We are in a little island of Zone 4, surrounded by Zone 5.

Today, it was in the 50ís with rain. We have a good chance of thunderstorms and severe weather this evening. This is February. See what I mean about weird. We have glads that are getting ready to bloom.

I took the pup for a walk down by the pond. He has never trusted the pond. I put him on a leash and walked him to the edge. Fish were feeding everywhere. Little circles all over the pond. He tested the water, drank a bit and decided that it was benign. Then a tadpole swam in front of his nose. Can you imagine tadpoles in February? He dove for it. Unfortunately, at the same time, a largemouth bass, maybe two feet long, went for the same tadpole. Nearly took his snozzle off. He now considers the pond to be the home of the devil. He did call me some things that I wouldn't want to repeat in polite company. ;o))

I tried to explain, betwixt the laughs, that it was one of those things. He is young. He talks but doesnít listen. Seems to be a lot of that going round. Donít you think?

Best Wishes,,,,

Z

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), February 19, 2002

Answers

Z,

Welcome back! Haven't heard from you in a few days ...

It has turned cold here the past few days, too, though without the rain.

-- Stephen M. Poole (smpoole7@bellsouth.net), February 19, 2002.


Howdy Poole:

I promised no religion in this tread. But here is advice that is close.

If you raise a lot of chestnut trees, don't, and I repeat don't, walk outside in your bare feet. I am still picking the stuff out of my feet. American chestnut is the worst.

Best Wishes,,,

Z

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), February 19, 2002.


Vinegar mixed with a little alcohol will take it off.

-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), February 20, 2002.

Cap:

Vinegar mixed with a little alcohol will take it off.

You are saying that will take the stickers out of you feet. Don't think so. I think that I got them all out. Still the pup [who must have a tungsten tounge] picks up more burrs and brings them into the house. Oh well.

Best Wishes,,,,,

Z

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), February 20, 2002.


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