Hopefuly keeps the rodent population down as well.
Too bad a Beaver isn't really on the Cats menu.
I've seen that same cat up a 80' pine tree robbing baby squirrels out of a nest. She has no fear....a feral cat that came around and I eventually got her tamed down to stay full time.......sleeps most of the day laid down right beside my dog on the front porch and hunts most of the night and in the early morning when the birds first start coming around. Birds, mice & rats, little bunnies, frogs, toads, lizards, big insects, moths, butterflies, small serpents...she's a killing machine. Mostly for the fun of it.
Some waterfowl pictures, which tells me spring is here for sure, as these guys only show up here every spring. (5th year straight now) What's unusual is that they normally only show up as a single pair. This year, looks like a 3some.
Reverse is usually pretty fast. I suspect it was never run in anything but 1st. It has a reversible electric motor and controller on it, so if they wanted to reverse travel direction, it would be done with the flip of a switch lever.
You gear heads should think about the differential... You can bet that wasn't a posi-trac rearend. The term 'redneck locker' should come to mind.
The azhole builder of this thing gorilla welded the ujoint hub to the transmission output shaft..on the inside of the yoke as well as welding in a cobbled up pulley adapter & I have to get it all off to be able to change the rear seal and output bearing.. Hopefully he was a crappy welder and didn't get much penetration.
Graduation celebration for my nephew's youngest son was today. About 40 of family and friends gathered to ply the lad with handshakes and envelopes full of cash, me included. Don't know why my pictures all came out bluish tinted.. The last of the bugs...Purged and ready
OWW OWW IT'S HOT IT'S HOT!!! YOU'RE TURNING MY SKIN RED!!
and of course..
Nephew carving the smoked brisket..it was beyond perfect.
Had bbq chicken and smoked sausage as well..along with all kinds of sides and desserts.
Only downside.. We were in my nephew's shop, and he has a really nice big shop with a 20x20 covered and concrete slab area in the front of the shop where they did the cooking. Tho the drive thru doors were open and had 3-4 fans blowing, it was a sweat box in that shop for me and we were there from about 3pm until 9pm. I still do pretty good out working and moving around in the mid day and hot afternoons, but just sitting around in the humid heat isn't something I want to do anytime soon. Still, it was a good day!
When we got the invitation a couple weeks ago, and I saw the date, I had told all my family I would come on one condition. It was to be strictly a graduation celebration for the young man, and not a birthday party for me thrown in with it. I know them all too well. I've had 69 birthdays now and will probably have a few more (and if I don't, that's fine too) but that boy will graduate from high school only once in his life...this was his day. dang that brisket was good...
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We'll be ok regardless I suppose. Been thru this particular fire before. I learned long ago to appreciate the difficult and hard times as well as the easy and good times. You learn what you're really made of when the going gets tough.
I saw this beautiful '47 Poncho on yesterday's bicycle ride. That's the owner wearing the overalls. He told me that it had an LT1 and while going down the freeway, it just died. He figured it was a computer problem.
BBQ, take out or dine-in. It's one of the more obvious components of the CEI or "convenience eating infrastructure" in the Greater St Louis area. This is the view towards the front door of one of Sugarfire Smokehouse BBQ's locations in and around the city of St Louis. In addition to the stock and trade of Midwest BBQ--pork ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken--there's smoked salmon on the menu, filling out the Sugarfire portfolio in much the same way as a Knuckle Curve or Vulcan Change Up complements the Fast Ball and Slider duopoly for almost every 2019 MLB pitcher worth his rosin bag.
This is the first (and so far, the only) photograph I have taken with my new iPhone 8.
I know I am in a different situation than most folks on this board, but here's where I find myself today...
After the wettest June and July I remember, it has finally gotten hot and dry and pastures brown and crinkling underfoot. Of 254 counties in Texas, as of today, there are 172 counties under full burn bans, mine and the counties surrounding me included. Not supposed to even BBQ outside, but most still do. Absolutely NO open fires tho, even in a burn barrel for household trash. Will probably increase next week, as some of the counties not under burn ban are in extreme South and West Texas as well as extreme East Texas counties (farther East than I am)
We've had this happen several times in the last few weeks, but nothing more than a few droplets came of them Took this picture about 2 hrs ago while I was in town..8 miles from home.....It moved on North right over me and not a drop fell...again, like I'm living under a hole in the sky.
I guess i shouldn't complain, all things considered. Still got plenty of grass, but not much nutrients in it for the cattle. Hopefully rain will come in Oct so I can get some winter ryegrass seed down. If it doesn't rain soon, I'll be feeding hay before Halloween... $$$$$$
A passenger jet contrail and an influx of cooler air combined to create a pastiche of variegated cloud types before sundown on Friday the Thirteenth (September 13) above the southwest quadrant of St Louis County, MO.
I only have a Single Source on this, but if that source is accurate, the incorporated area known as "Town and Country," where that iPhone photograph was snapped, is the wealthiest municipality on a per capita basis in the state of Missouri.
Town and Country, Chesterfield, Manchester, Ballwin... the area is a dyed-in-the-wool suburbanite's vision of paradise. Freeways that provide almost instant access by car to anything a suburbanite would likely want during the course of an average day. An endless panorama of newly or recently constructed roads, homes and commercial developments. "You can wander freely outside here without ever encountering actual dirt." That's how clean and spanking new it all looks. The Target store is a retailer's Taj Mahal.
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