Shovels, Bat, Gun used over tree-lined boundary

Local headline from NC:
Fences may make good neighbors, but one tree line in Dunn has marked a feud that has included a battle with shovels, swings of a bat and a drawn gun.
Can read the whole story here: http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1945152 /
~Rae
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On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 10:40:09 -0700, raeannsimpson

Mr. Darwin, Mr. Charles Darwin, white courtesy phone please.
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On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 10:40:09 -0700, raeannsimpson

Ok, I had to chuckle anyway.
How you doin', girl? I've been wondering about you. I'm guessing you're plenty busy, given the kids, school, and fall time.
We've been blessed with abundant rain lately, though it is slowing harvest considerably. I see you guys are still in a serious hurtin' way.
Speaking of rain, it's about to start raining babies again.......Number Three, girl baby, is scheduled for entry in eleven days.
Care Charlie
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On Oct 19, 4:50 pm, Charlie wrote:

Hey Charlie,
Yeah, I thought this article was worth a chuckle or two. People get so carried away sometimes. Thankfully, the only "neighbors" I have are the 4-legged kind...pigs, horses, cattle, and then there are some 2-legged ones that go by the name of turkey...LOL!
We aren't doing too bad...just staying busy. I've been lurking around here, trying to keep up with what's going, but staying quite for most parts. Still doing the google thing cause for all it's faults, it is free! That's more in my budget these days. This drought is hitting us hard in the wallet, so to speak.
Just got back from a trip to the coast. Took my sis & the kids...we went to visit my folks & grandma. Did some fishing...caught some flounder, a spot, a croaker, & some spanish mackerel. Left the "ole" man at home, hard at work. It's planting time for the winter rye, so that's gonna be keeping him busy for awhile.
Still got the house in construction mode (water damage from a cracked shower distributor/mixer.) Ruined a bathroom & my bedroom. Thank God for HO insurance!!!! Should have everything fixed back up in 2-3 weeks. Just waiting for the contractors to have time to get to it...
So, how you feeling these days? I remembered it was getting time for the new one to be coming along. I assume y'all have everything in place for a baby girl by now. Still having qualms about it being a girl?? LOL. My little girl is something else...great mannered baby most of the time, but when she gets mad...everyone knows it!! You know those fireworks called "screamers"?? That's what she sounds like when she hollers...pure makes your ears ring for minutes on end when she's through hollering! Speaking of which, she & the big boy are having a playful screaming match now! Wouldn't take nothing for either one of my kids though.
On topic, drought & all, I have tomatoes coming off the vine again...weird for me to have tomatoes growing & blooming for this time of year...wonder how long that's gonna last???
~ Rae
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On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 14:48:03 -0700, raeannsimpson

So, uhhh, what........ya'll doing the washtub routine? ;-) Been there, done that, no deal!

I'm feeling pretty good for an old fart that needs more exercise and more time away from work, but hey, it could be much worse. Came to terms with some of the personal "demons"; exorcised some, accepted some for the time being. Working on accepting that what is...is. And to deal with it, though I still find myself losing it once in a while.
Everything is ready for the little girl! Qualms? Are you serious? We haven't had a baby girl around here for over twenty years! You laugh, little sister!! *Some* of us are kinda like freakin' out about this.
I'm used to changin' little boys!
Not to worry, though. It will be really cool and I betcha I can whip a nappy off and on just as easily as with the little boys. Just a few minor adjustments in technique! ;-)
But, I'll bet she'll have us all wrapped in no time! :-)
And don't you be talking about screamers!!! So far, so good on that account. Grandma doesn't put up with crying babies......she scoops the little things up in seconds and finds the way to satisfy 'em. Papa can stand a little more fussing. Our first had colic.....now *that* was fun! After that, a little screamin and fussin is just fine.
I laugh to think and remember youngun's having those screaming/yelling matches. Ahhhh........to be forever young and innocent, eh?

We are still getting loads of cherry tomatoes. The others went funky when we had a hot spell and then came back with a lot of growth, but few tomatoes. Having some fried green though.......yummo!
Still getting green beans, particulary from a second planting in late summer. Okra is still producing. THe peppers are doing fine still, more than we can eat and are freezing lots for later.
Working on composting techniques after some fine ideas from cat daddy.
Garlic should go in tomorrow evening. It's been raining, but I think the bed will be good to go tomorrow nite. Expecting about four days of rain after that.
Climate change is a fact, as I see it.
You take care of yourself, Rae, and those younguns. I'll let you know about the birth.
Peace and Care Charlie
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Charlie wrote in

just treat her like the boys. the world doesn't need any more princesses.

girls are easier. no surprise geysers ;)

no refinement needed, but you don't really need to hold the new nappy over the top while you whip the old one off. just don't stand at the foot end of the changing spot (i always used the floor)

mine had colic... and sensory issues. if i held him he was fine. i held him for eons... but he was walking by 6 months & climbing trees by 13 months... he still likes to cuddle a lot at 7 years though :)

cherry toms hate to quit. i have some near a rock wall (i'm in NH) & they're still going. i'll be bringing at least one inside. last year the brought in plants kept producing until February. then i had a spidermite issue... lee
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7 year old boys are so much fun. Just add 10 years, though.......
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South of Boston, Massachusetts
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On 10/21/07 11:03 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,

Words to strike terror in a parent's heart
Hey - I get to start driving in six months Or I get to drive in January. Or 3 more months and I can start to drive
Cheryl (3 months into the countdown, 3 to go and praying for a really snowy winter)
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I hear ya. I'm a hardass, though. Neither one of the boys got their license until they'd driven *with me* for a solid year. I made them drive me in all weather. They went through driver's ed, too, but that's basically a joke for driving experience. I have to say, they're both good drivers, the eldest (27) is a truck driver for the Pine Street Inn, youngest (23) drives into Quincy every day to take the T into his electrician apprentice job in downtown Boston. So far both have good records, no tickets, and only one accident (youngest, in a work truck, found not at fault).
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On 10/22/07 7:11 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,

Well, DS will need his license and we are looking into some "real driving school" versus what they get from the high school - which he needs to get his license before 17.
But, I want to buy him a tank
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wrote:

we will prevail! ;-)

heh heh....common occurance.

Man, don't you just love that cuddling?
Oh yeah, we used to take turns walking and rocking, sometimes all night it seemed........you never lose that motion.

Ok......I'm going to try that with the Mexican Midget. Seems as if the flavor of tomatoes is improving now....likely cuz they are nearly done for. Did you have your tomato under lights, or situated for natural light? I ask because the setup of this house sucks bigtime for natural light.
Charlie
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Charlie wrote in

i have grow lights. i use this set-up: http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/factsheets/growlite/index.htm l ( http://tinyurl.com/2dq7v2 )
it's not the most attractive piece of furniture, but i have a lot of cactii & amyrillis indoors over winter, and i start big flats (8 4packs each) of everything from toms to squash in the spring. my growlights are next to the corner where my tortoises live, so they get some advantage from the lights too, although they have sun spot bulbs on their pens. the tortoises each have their own pothos plants, although Mortis tends to graze his down... lee
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On 10/21/07 12:27 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com, "Charlie" <Charlie> wrote:

My advice - hang around a hockey rink - starting at birth. By no means, let her watch the figure skaters (known locally as twirl girls, and that is by no means a compliment. And they don't have much nice to say about the female hockey players)
Then again, last week, she was running around in a pair of skate board sneakers, soccer shorts (hand me downs, she hates soccer), a "Bring the Pain" shirt (features a pair of hockey gloves) and a head band covered in hearts.

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On Sun, 21 Oct 2007 10:27:50 -0400, Cheryl Isaak

Twirl girl! I like that and *will* use that phrase.
Shoot, no hockey rink within a hundred miles. I do have a living room that gets nearly that wild with my two grown boys, a four year old and me. We have #2 in training at four months already. She will get an education. Her mother is cool about her not being prissy. The other DIL........now that is a different story if they have another and the baby is a girl. One can only hope. :-)
#3 will be ready to join #1 and #2 in the garden next summer for DIRT!

OMG....what a mental image.......thanks.
Care Charlie
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On 10/21/07 10:04 PM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com, "Charlie" <Charlie> wrote:

Doesn't it have a great ring to it. (NOW - for the figure skating fans. I know those girls are athletes and incredibly strong. But they started it ;)

I should have taken a picture for prosperity.
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