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jamie smith
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64 Hour Party
While Dax is at Auburn University for three days, I will say a little prayer for the staff.  As there's a national shortage of the drug used to bond with the ethylene glycol before it can cause kidney damage, the vets are going old school: grain alcohol.  Y...
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Monday, Monday
9 PM Monday night finds Dax and I at the Auburn University Emergency Clinic.  Before jumping to the finale, let me tell of how a promising day unraveled. The day began with Allen clearing limbs, fallen during the storm, from the Farmhouse shrub beds...a day...
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My Kind of Sunday
Blessings on this Sunday: Dax lost two teeth.  Now he and Peter are fighting with the same handicaps! I can't wait for the new front teefs to grow in. Then he'll look like a proper Alabama hound dog. More good fortune on a mere little Sunday: Our resident m...
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Irma Loses Her Punch
Sunday night-- we're hunkered down in the barn and awaited Irma. By Monday morning the power was out and stayed out. Chickens roosted by flashlight for next 24 hours. The horses stayed up in their stalls almost 36 hours.  They weren't thrilled and kept room...
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Irma Preparations
A week ago, Irma alighted in the news.  All predicted paths had her going far to the East of us.  Regardless, my primal self preservation kicked in and decided to start serious preps last week. By Wednesday, we had all the equipment and all the tanks filled...
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Daxo Update
Dax is now 13 weeks old and weighs 24 lbs.  A tiny brute. Very scary.  A furry dynamo. Long hikes in the morning. And longer ones at night. And still he possesses enough energy to play with Pete for HOURS! When not harassing Pete, he's decimating my lotus p...
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Yellow Light
Each day in my planner gets longer and longer, I'll be needing two pages per day and three of me by tomorrow.  If I can hang on and get through the weekend, it'll be a miracle. If Hurricane Irma can stay out of the gulf and not hit us, I'll be drifting off ...
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2008 was the Year of bad health and the Great Recession.  That next year, I lost the farm. In a vain attempt to pay down bills, retirement funds were dissolved and everything not nailed down was sold. Every stick of furniture, all the farm equipment, you na...
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How We Survived the Eclipse
In Russell county, Alabama, we were at 92% solar eclipse totality.  Sounds more ominous than the non event it turned out to be. Precautions were taken, regardless. One can never be too careful. Around 2:35 Eastern Standard Time, Flynn crawled out from under...
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Eclipse Preparedness
My neighbor is a self proclaimed astronerd.  I am the astro-not.  He's coaxed me out at the wee hours of the morning to watch meteor showers, which I fail to see. I asked him for safety tips with the upcoming 90% solar eclipse coming up next week.   He work...
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