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    We don't use any bag for cat debris. It goes...

    We don't use any bag for cat debris. It goes straight into our trash bin that also doesn't get lined with plastic. We occasionally clean it. We've never purchased garbage bags-it's a habit I have...
  2. Thread: Applesauce

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    Applesauce: it depends on how you like it. I...

    Applesauce: it depends on how you like it. I like it super chunky. I peel, cut in half, core, then slice. I dump them in a 6 quart pot. 1/2 inch of water in the bottom. Bring to a simmer. Add...
  3. Thread: Buying art

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    YEA! Enjoy your new art pieces!

    YEA! Enjoy your new art pieces!
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    #1. Do NOT feel guilty about buying art pieces...

    #1. Do NOT feel guilty about buying art pieces you love!

    #2. See #1.

    The art in our home: I made it (cross stitch), a family member made it (oil painting and chalk painting made by 2 nieces,...
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    +1.

    +1.
  6. Thread: Love

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    Because he hasn't experienced it?

    Because he hasn't experienced it?
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    We are 58. Dating at 16 and married at 19. More...

    We are 58. Dating at 16 and married at 19. More smitten than ever before.

    The age difference doesn't bother me in the least other than she could live many years without him. But today's...
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    Assisted suicide: Dad was actively dying of his...

    Assisted suicide: Dad was actively dying of his lung cancer when my brother killed himself (post above). When Dad realized he would essentially feel like he was drowning (his description), he said...
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    TRAGIC indeed. My brother killed himself at age...

    TRAGIC indeed. My brother killed himself at age 45. Married 24 years. 2 healthy boys age 12/14. Business doing well. No outward reason for it. Depression likely the cause as he had a 20y...
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    Wow! That's a stretch. Sorry Mom, it's called...

    Wow! That's a stretch. Sorry Mom, it's called neighborly.
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    Vine squash and cucumbers do GREAT on a trellis. ...

    Vine squash and cucumbers do GREAT on a trellis. We built "life long" trellis. We bought a 4x8 piece of the concrete underlayment grate (I have no idea what it's called). We bought rebar. Weave...
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    So true. And if one goes biointensive....it gets...

    So true. And if one goes biointensive....it gets crazy productive. Remember these folks? ...
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    Of course but there are inherent problems. Have...

    Of course but there are inherent problems. Have to be careful though because inbreeding is as big a problem in livestock as it is in humans. Both species breed and deliver annually so the herd...
  14. I have the CC payment automated too-full balance...

    I have the CC payment automated too-full balance monthly. Really, I guess I never actually pay bills:cool:
  15. We do not. We make money on what we spend...

    We do not. We make money on what we spend anyway. Carrying and using cash would be a loss for us. Why would we give up that free money?
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    https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-get-off-unwanted-...

    https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-get-off-unwanted-catalog-mailing-lists-1389007#targetText=To%20put%20a%20stop%20to,company%20that%20uses%20their%20database.&targetText=If%20you'd%20like%20to,to%20mak...
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    I think we've reached the point in time (and...

    I think we've reached the point in time (and age), to wear whatever want to anywhere. We've been all dressed up and at dinner next to a table of folks in jeans. As well, we've been in jeans when...
  18. Yes, they have my CC. I have never had an error....

    Yes, they have my CC. I have never had an error. I check my statement every single month.
  19. I've used an earning card for 25? years or...

    I've used an earning card for 25? years or longer. We get 1.5%. Everything possible is paid with it and I have every bill automated. Yes, monthly bills included-utilities that will accept CC. I...
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    Breakfast: peaches that are getting old on the...

    Breakfast: peaches that are getting old on the counter.

    lunch: a protein bar and a handful of mixed nuts.

    Dinner was salmon burgers-the last 2 aging ones left in the freezer. Small chibata...
  21. I'm not counting all the photos from Mom/Dad's...

    I'm not counting all the photos from Mom/Dad's house. They are stored at the cabin. Sister the younger didn't want them tossed (she was just 26 when Dad died and her children never knew him). I...
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    Well that is an interesting math question. On...

    Well that is an interesting math question. On average a healthy cow can produce 90# of milk per day. 1 gallon of milk is 8.6 #. So that is ~11 gallons. The heavier the cream content, the heavier...
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    It would be phenomenal boost to local economies...

    It would be phenomenal boost to local economies and more small business. Let's do a bit of math. The farm I buy from locally has a full beef on the hangar at 730 pounds. Our household of 2 might...
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    Really? And why is that? I buy organic grass...

    Really? And why is that? I buy organic grass fed. Here is the total process:

    http://www.clovermeadowsbeef.com/raising-grass-fed-beef/

    To give you an idea of the whole timeline, if we breed...
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    The Coddling of the American Mind. It's a...

    The Coddling of the American Mind. It's a fascinating look into the current culture and the "ruin" (my word not theirs), of the younger generations. I encourage all educators and parents of...
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