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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by LadyDraco, Dec 17, 2008.
BYOB is still on in Elk Garden, WV. You in?
I know it's been a while ….
My 2 gardens have only been in the ground 2-3 weeks now..
So not as fast as yours.
And as you can see by my mountain dirt , it has a ton of clay.
But it still grows food..
The day after it was planted..The Small one
This is 2.5 -3 weeks later
The Big one I only finished 2 weeks ago
Taters hate out dirt , so this year I did the " Ruth Stout method"
They start out much slower then planting in the ground..
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I took this just now . they are looking good .. I need ta add more rotted hay ..
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Cucks. also doesn't like our dirt so this year we are using 4yo rotted hay .
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We took a little ride today ..
Rode part of VA16... Then rt 42 and 614 ...
It felt so good ta ride with my best mate...
The leaf colours were OK ..
Haybales left in the fields
And more left out ta rot.. Sad
Grape Field rd. is one of my favorite rides.. Look up past HB lots of twisties
And back home.. Unlocked the gate.. Then up the last part of the driveway.
That's the hay barn to the left.
It was a beautiful day ....
WOW Sorry it's been a while ..
Lets see.. HB 'n I celebrated our 39th anniversary in the beginning of the month..
The stock is hanging in there as we are . The cat is too hanging in there ...
HBN helped us out on the farm for about a week.. We were so grateful for his friendship n help.
And just finished a Fine Thanksgiving meal... Most of the bounty came from the farm..
I hope everyone was fortunate to also have a nice bounty...
And had food on the table..
We have plenty to be thankful for and about...
I hope ya'll do too.. This 2020 year has been well different that's for sure...
Hug your loved ones when ya can...And let them know that ya do love them....
Happy Thanksgiving !!!
Merry Christmas too all who peeks in my thread !!
Or Season's greetings...
Wishing & hoping you had a great Christmas!
I know this is old, and it’s the 1st report I’ve read on here, but wow! Great accomplishment. AND I often have goals like that time and miles. Very cool. I will continue reading about all the adventures on here until I get caught up to 2020.
Great thread, will take some time to read it all. I’ve been on adv a couple different times, and for the past year, I have been “scooting”. Quick question, ss1000? I got the concept, what’s the as stand for? And is there a modified ss1000 for smaller bikes? I could easily do the ss1000 on my reflex, but I like the idea of cramming as many miles in one ride better.thank you for your great thread and your dedication to keep it going for so many years!.
SaddleSore1000 = SS1000... IBA ...
Thank You so much for peeking in ...
And A very Happy New Year !
I really need to finish my story on the trip from Hell...
I had lost so many of my photo sites..
And lost some great photo's with them ..
Yeah I’m curious to see if you were able to ditch the Tagalongs. Reminds me of the movie “RV”
Happy Birthday Tracy! Hope you and Don are well.
Awwww Thank You so much Mark !
Yes we are hanging in there ...
Another Happy Birthday!
That, and 612/606 were wonderful discoveries for me.
We are grilling a fresh ground burger the other night ,when the Feral cat alerted us something was under the porch ..
So I looked and couldn't really see it well..
But supper was ready .. We ate , and it kept really bothering me that I was missing something.
On this snake ,so I looked again after we ate.. And sure enough he was still there.
I couldn't get a good look ..
That was with a flash light and flash , it's in between a cinder blocs.
Well I poke it with a very long rod, it moves and then slithers back in to it's spot.
I caught a glimpse of a rattle . That's it full identified snake.. Under the porch ..
A timber rattler !
Yeah that's not going to fly .. HB grabs a shot gun and sticks it in the place between the cinder blocks and bam... bam again ..
I grab a pitch fork, and drag it out from under the steps ... HB blows it's head off..
It's a 4 footer + Nine rattles and a button. and 4" +around girth ..
Now Normally we wouldn't bother with it .. But under the house !
Yeah way too dangerous ...
It's never a bloody dull moment on the mountain ...
This was our 2nd rattler we ever killed..
The first one was 40 yrs ago in PA a 5' 2" Black Timber rattler that was 8" + around the girth .
And the 3rd one that we have encountered, well one of our horses encountered it and was bit . 20 yrs ago we never found that rattler ..
We also felt with our house cat that is Deaf..
And this snake was about 10+ feet from the kitchen..
And no other way to move it , Killing it was the only recourse..
Been looking in case it had a mate .. But still no more have been found..
So it could have been a loaner... At least it wasn't a female .
This was the only rattler we have found on this farm in 15 yrs...
Glad you were able to dispose of it "relatively" easily!