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The International "Little Red Hen" Society
Thu 3-Jun-10
11:11 pm
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Michelle from Oregon
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Our Motto- "NO! That's fine, I'll do it MYSELF!".

The story that brought this on......

About 2 weeks ago, we had a heavy rain/windstorm, and one of the maple trees in my back yard split a really big branch, but only half of it fell. The other half had been hanging on the tree, creaking ominously about 25 ft up. Since Dan is a software guy and not very "outdoorsy", I called my brother and asked if he could come over and help, schedule permitting.

Well, yesterday, I got an instant message from Dan saying that we were in for another blow, and could I try to do something about the broken branch before the bad weather came in?

Eeek

Oooo Kayyy....

So.

Huh.

After thinking about it for quite a while. I came up with a solution.

Did you know you could prune trees with a Subaru?

I got a nice long piece of rope, and managed to get it around the branch (I must have been a cowgirl in another life!) I took the rope and tied it to the bottom of the Subaru (not to the bumper) and very slowly pulled the branch down.

Mission Accomplished! Wooo Hooo!

The funny thing is, there wasn't any bad weather today. Doh

On a side note, I know I should have put this under "achievements for the day", but my Mom coined "the International Little Red Hen Society" phrase, and I just needed to share that with all of you!

Did anyone notice "Achievements for the day" now has 59 pages and 875 posts? Boy, we are busy people! Nice topic Joanna!

If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!

Thu 3-Jun-10
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Creative Thinking, Michelle, our Little Red Hen. Ok

What a great idea for a new topic on innovative ideas

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Fri 4-Jun-10
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You cant beat a bit of LATERAL thinking MichelleWellDone

just think how boring you've been framed would be without itWinkDevil MOS.xx

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Fri 4-Jun-10
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BUT yes Danny great idea for useful ways of doing things in unusual ways WellDone 

or even totally useless things in comical ways (works both ways for me )entertainment or information ,either way bring it on !!Wink

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Fri 4-Jun-10
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Michelle from Oregon said:

Did you know you could prune trees with a Subaru?

 


Wonderful stuff, so inventive; well done Michelle!  WellDoneWellDoneWellDone

I'll try that again!

Fri 4-Jun-10
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Goodness me what did I start EmbarassedEeek

Sat 5-Jun-10
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you and your big mouth joannaDoh KEEP IT UPWellDoneWellDone i love sideways looks at thingsConfused ,the world might not be better upside down but sometimes it helps if you tilt your head a bit,(people might even think you know what you are doing)OR NOTEmbarassed 

And you are just showing off now havin a shed!! and a pollytunnel !!,the old man will be havin a flag for his tractor next Devil

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Sat 5-Jun-10
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I read your last sentence as 'having a FAG for his tractor' - there's just no help for me today...Roll_Eyes

I'll try that again!

Sat 5-Jun-10
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Wave   But you do make me laugh.  Big_Hug

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Sat 5-Jun-10
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Then my work here is done!  Big_Hug

What's your weather like today Danuta?  It's hot and muggy here with just an occasional breath of moving air and I'm stifled, not at all comfortable.

I'll try that again!

Sat 5-Jun-10
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Well earlier on we had bright sunshine and it was lovely.  It has clouded over a bit now but it is still very pleasant.  Oh, Doh  actually as I am writing, it is starting to rain.Eeek  Just a short shower which is good for the garden ( I hope )  Wave

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Sat 5-Jun-10
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Magic I've just been watering the tomatoes that are in a shady area;  I'm hoping for rain..

I'll try that again!

Sat 5-Jun-10
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Well, I was right a wee shower and a beautifully sunny afternoon with blue skies followed.  Magic 

Time for the 5pm routine, which is, out with the dogs, feed the dogs, feed hens and ducks and collect eggs, water polytunnel and garden and feed birds.  By that time I will just have time for a shower, make something to eat and sit down to watch Dr Who.  Bliss!    Ok

I was invited to a barbecue tonight, but as I am feeling antisocial today and need a day on my own, I politely explained and declined.  Embarassed

Yes today I really do want to do things myself or should I say by myself .Smile

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Sat 5-Jun-10
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I have days like that too and I know if I join people when in that mood I get very grumpy.  It feels as if we might get a thunderstorm, it's that kind of oppressive weather.

I'll try that again!

Sat 5-Jun-10
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danast said:

I was invited to a barbecue tonight, but as I am feeling antisocial today and need a day on my own, I politely explained and declined.  Embarassed

Yes today I really do want to do things myself or should I say by myself .Smile


 

Good for you, Danuta. Sometimes you just have to be selfish and not spread yourself around, despite the needs of friends.

I have had almost one elapsed week of two weeks leave and only now am I feeling relaxed. That is similar to your social demands - shut out the distractions, even for a day, and you feel all the better for it.

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