Mesa Verde

By: Ylee , 10:05 AM GMT on May 26, 2013

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One of the best preserved monuments to ancient Native American culture and architecture lies near the Four Corners area of southwestern Colorado. Mostly built into sandstone alcoves and caves along south and southwestern-facing canyon cliffs, the Ancestral Puebloan people, or Anasazi, constructed adobe buildings with rooms and kivas. Some of these buildings, such as the Cliff Palace, had over 150 rooms, and housed over 100 people.



Most houses were much smaller, and only housed 1-5 people. Large or small, the cliff dwellings were set up to maximize water usage efficiency, leaving most of the mesas above for agriculture. The Anasazi made reservoirs for holding extra rain runoff, and made terraces to grow more corn with less erosion of soil.

However, even the careful planning of the Anasazi could not overcome a changing climate, and by 1300 AD, they were forced to leave their cliff homes for points south and east due to a 24 year drought. The Anasazi's decendants are now the Hopi in Arizona, and 19 tribes of Pueblo in New Mexico.

After the Anasazi left, Mesa Verde was mostly left alone until prospectors discovered it in the 1870s. Although treasure hunters looted many artifacts from the cliffs, archaeologists and preservationists lobbied the government to save the area, and their efforts were rewarded in 1906, when Theodore Roosevelt approved the creation of Mesa Verde National Park.

The cam below features Spruce Tree House, which features 130 rooms, and eight kivas. Home to an estimated 60 to 80 people, it measures 216 feet wide, and 89 feet deep!




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117. Ylee
Your grandma had a four holer, bug? If they kept magazines in there, that would bring a whole new meaning to "social media", lol! I had a great aunt who had a new two holer built in the 70s, and I thought that was someting! Grandma would get the occasional corn snake in hers; that was an adventure! She was so happy when her SIL built her a bathroom with a toilet, a sink, and a shower! No more keeping a big pot of bleach water under the bed!

I'll take a pass on the recipes, Alley, but I get visitors from all over, so who knows? Someone out there may put one to use!
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Just could not resist....ENJOY


Possum and Taters

Ingredients:
1 young, fat possum
8 sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon sugar
salt

Directions: First, catch a possum. This in itself is excellent entertainment on a moonlight night. Skin the possum and remove the head and feet. Be sure to wash it thoroughly. Freeze overnight either outside or in a refrigerator. When ready to cook, peel the potatoes and boil them tender in lightly salted water along with the butter and sugar. At the same time, stew the possum tender in a tightly covered pan with a little water. Arrange the taters around the possum, strip with bacon, sprinkle with thyme or marjoram, or pepper, and brown in the oven. Baste often with the drippings.
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Stuffed Possum

1 possum (whole)
1 qt. cold water
1/8 cup salt
5 beef bouillon cubes
2 bay leaves
3 celery stalks (chopped)
2 onions (sliced)
1 bag packaged stuffing

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Soak possum in cold salt water for 10 hours. Rinse meat in cold water and refrigerate 2-4 hours. Prepare stuffing according to package directions. Stuff possum cavity with prepared packaged stuffing. Close cavity tightly. Place stuffed possum in roasting pan, add water, bouillon cubes, bay leaves, celery and onion. After 2 hours turn meat. Reduce heat to 300 degrees. Cook for 1 more hour. Test roast, if not done reduce heat and cook until done.
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Coon Stew
Sent in by Nathan Kesterson.


~ 1 raccoon, cleaned, skinned and quartered
~ pepper
~ 4 cups water
~ 2 carrots, diced
~ 1 stalk celery, diced
~ 2 large potatoes, cubed
~ salt

In a large pot, place the meat and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 hour.

Remove meat and allow to cool. Discard water.

Remove meat from bones and cut into 1” – 2” cubes. Sprinkle with pepper.

Add meat back to pot and add water, carrots, celery and potatoes. Season to taste with salt.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until veggies are tender. Adjust seasoning if needed.

Serve and enjoy.

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Roasted Raccoon and Yams


~ 1 raccoon, dressed
~ 2 red pepper pods, (whole peppers)
~ 1 tsp salt
~ 1/4 tsp pepper
~ 1/8 tsp sage
~ 2 tbsp lemon juice
~ 4 large yams, peeled and quartered
~ 1/4 cup brown sugar
~ 1/2 tsp cinnamon
~ 1/8 tsp ginger

Place the raccoon in a large pot with the peppers. Cover with water, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.

Remove raccoon from the pot and place on a rack in a roasting pan.

Pour the lemon juice on the raccoon. Sprinkle on the salt, pepper and sage.

Place the yams in the pan around the raccoon. Add 1 cup of water.

Mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger.
Sprinkle on the yams.

Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours or until the meat is crisp and brown.

Transfer to a serving platter.

Serve and Enjoy!

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Oh, and click on the book cover and you can read the table of contents. They're a hoot, too.
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Cal's outhouse is deluxe!

My great grandma had a four holer out back. Unpainted, splintery wood. Lots of cracks between the boards. Spider webs in the corner and the occasional wasp nest.

When we went to visit, us girl cousins would have to go to the outhouse in groups, leaving someone outside to stand guard. If we went alone, the boy cousins would peep through the cracks. Not for purient interests but because we'd holler and scream and make a big to do. We'd go running to the house, "MAMA! MAMA! GEORGE BOB IS PEEPING AT US!"

*George Bob or *Jimmy Joe or *Bill Hank, etc. would get a severe talking to and, sometimes, a swat on the rear. They'd behave for a while but the lure of getting their girl cousins in a frenzy would be too much to resist.


* Not their real names. They're grown, respectable fathers and grandfathers now. Most of them, anyway. LOL

Trauma, you fix coon about the same way you fix possum. Both are an acquired taste, IMHO, since they're scavengers and their meat tastes like it.

My Granny would fix my granddad squirrel but she drew the line at possum and coon.

"I'm not messing up my cookin' pots with that nasty stuff."

When my granddad got in the mood, he'd trap one and take it down the road to a bachelor friend of his and they'd cook and eat it there.

If you really want the recipe, I'll post it. Or, if you can get your hands on a copy of White Trash Cooking, it's right in there. (Read the reviews at that link.)

I've got it and White Trash Cooking II - Recipes for Gatherin's. Only my copy is an earlier edition that was titled, "Hot Flashes, Sinkin' Spells, Fits and Cravin's."

The books are funny as heck to read and many of the recipes I can remember from my childhood, at church suppers and potluck dinners.
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113. Ylee
Hi, sp! Dark sky viewing is something that's popular in that region! Also on my list! Nice deer story; they're fairly oblivious to humans at Cades Cove in the Smokies, although signs throughout saying "Do not feed the animals!" have kept them(and more importantly, bears!) from begging.

I'll give you a pass on barbecued mutton, since I won't eat wild game! :' )
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Oh, yeah - it's the dangling lights that never get rehung that are a dead giveaway, lol

I'm late, but, great lineup, again, Ylee! I particularly like Swaledale (and sheep are for wool - not eating! ;)) for all the reasons others have mentioned. Sure looks peaceful.
Speaking of, the campground where I stayed while visiting Mesa Verde (many years ago) was the most peaceful developed spot I've ever been to. The stars were spectacular way up there and a deer came by my table to see if I'd left her any scraps :) So that cam and your write-up are a wonderful reminder of a wonderful part of that trip!

Hope the workday treats you well and you get plenty of AC and water :)
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111. Ylee
Oops~! Hit "post comment"!

GG, if you keep your Christmas lights lit all year round, you aren't necessarily a redneck, but being too lazy to take them down(and having a strand of lights loosen and hang halfway down in front of the porch) is!

I'm sure there are other ways to show your "redneckness"! :' )
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110. Ylee
Good afternoon, again! Another day of OT! Don't know if I'll be able to post again, but if not, I'll be back at my regular gig Friday!

Not much going on in the world of cams at the moment; low level clouds are blocking the view at Denali!

Getting warm here in the plant; mid-80s outside means 95-100 in here! Lots of water and air conditioning is in order!

Trauma, critters such as soon and possum are out of my comfort zone, food-wise! Won't eat any wild game, if given a choice!

cal, you are definitely not a redneck! Look at that deluxe outhouse! I wouldn't be surprised if it had a solar panel on top, with an ipad docking station in it, lol!

I'm OK, Sandi! Tired. Several 16 hour shifts(including today) in the past week!

Afternoon, Todd!
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Hey Ylee, our trailer-park makes us take our lights down right after Christmas. It's a lot like an HOA.

Does this mean I can't be a redneck?
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mornin
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Morning/Afternoon/ evening... and any other time of day:)

All quiet on the cams..hope you are OK, too:)
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It is! I have seen a couple of deluxe two seaters around.
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is it fully functional cal??
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Here it is!

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Hey, I have an outhouse. Can a Cali lady be a red neck???
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I have had possum, there is a local possum festival every year around here and I tried it once. Wasn't bad but did NOT taste like chicken!!

How does coon taste?? How do you prepare it??

ONLY 11 1/2 hours!!
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101. Ylee
10:53 PM GMT on June 04, 2013
Also, Alley, you can pick out the rednecks because they keep their Christmas lights on the trailer all year long! ;' )
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100. Alleyoops
10:44 PM GMT on June 04, 2013
Hi Ylee. Best rednecks come out at Xmas time. You can tell by the beer can Xmas tree, those outrageous decorations on their porches and old Bubba and Billy Bob, sitting on the porch waiting for Santa so they can get some easy venison...ROFLMBO Oh and we best not forget those high falouten trailer-trash and their colorful lights in everything you can think of including the old outhouse out back.
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99. Ylee
10:37 PM GMT on June 04, 2013
Good afternoon! Got called in early! Don't have a lot of time at the moment. Cams seem to be doing OK!

Hi, Gamma! Didn't want your blog to go down the drain, so to speak! Besides, there aren't many Cards fans out on the blogs! :' )

Sandi, No garden time for me, as it's busy time here! :(
Have your sister get a Lay-Z-Boy computer chair! :' )

Hi, bug! How about a "rednecks in outhouses" blog? :' )

Afternoon, Todd!
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98. toddluck
3:38 PM GMT on June 04, 2013
morning
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97. palmettobug53
3:15 PM GMT on June 04, 2013
You reckon it's time for me to break out the redneck blog again?

Or the outhouse blog?

I've done both. They're in my archives, somewhere.
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96. sandiquiz
2:06 PM GMT on June 04, 2013
Afternoon,

Having a wonderful week here, so I am out in the garden as much as possible.
All looks well on the cams, sunshine in Milos and Swaledale :-)

My sister uses her ironing board as a computer table! She finds sitting to work on the computer hard work, with a bad back, so she stands. The ironing board is the right height!
I shall have to call her a RN !! lol
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95. seflagamma
1:13 PM GMT on June 04, 2013
Good morning Ylee, Yes it is me, I made it to Sandi and Bug's blog last week and today I am making it to yours!

Sorry I have not been out of my own blog in months and months.... been sort of busy as you know.

and Thank you for checking in my blog from time to time leaving comments.

We have had such a wet spring and summer so far this year, that is South Florida not so much the rest of the state... our ground is squishy sounding when you walk and puddles of standing water with no place to go everywhere.

Anyway, you have a great week and thanks again for all your support and comments!

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94. Ylee
11:09 AM GMT on June 04, 2013
I don't know, wab, moving seveal hundred pounds of rocks to open a hole for sheep to pass doesn't sound very efficient to me! Sounds like a recipe for a sore back! :' )

Hi, GG! Gotta go work!
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93. GardenGrrl
10:04 AM GMT on June 04, 2013
Good Morning.
If you use your ironing board as a buffet table at Christmas you might be a redneck

bout fell over laughing when I heard that one. Ironing boards with a festive holiday plastic cloth thrown over are quite chic. Cuz I say so ;)

Although I generally do not refer to myself as a redneck it does get peoples attention when you say, "Keep it up and you gonna have a disgruntled red-neck on your hands".
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92. whitewabit (Mod)
4:42 AM GMT on June 04, 2013
Quoting sandiquiz:
To further your knowledge of the stone walls on the Swaledale cams.
They are called "dry stone walls" because they have no mortar to hold them together.
The stone was quarried to build the walls, some of which are more than 1000 years old, but the majority were erected in the fifteenth century when the second enclosure act came into force.



There is thought to be over 5000 miles of drystone walking in North Yorkshire alone!

Ylee I don't know whether you can see this image - if not, I will do it through WU later :-)


Saw a show where they moved sheep from one pasture to another several lots over .. they tore down the walls and then rebuilt them as they passed through each one .. was really interesting and a efficient way of fencing ..
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91. Ylee
2:01 AM GMT on June 04, 2013
That didn't take long; wab's coon is back! ;' )
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90. Ylee
1:59 AM GMT on June 04, 2013
Good evening! A very nice evening here, although I'm here on my first night of OT! Supposed to be in the low 50s toight, which is great here at the plant!

Cams seem to be working well; three deer at the feeder, but no coons for the first time in several nights, it seems!

Briar, a pink plastic flamingo does not make you a redneck, unless it has solar powered multicolored LED lighting on it! :' )

ycd, that was a depressing little tune! There's a lot of songs written about a country boy who's in the city, and wishes he's back in the country, but I've never seen one where it's the other way around! Hmmmmm.....

Hi, Trauma! Me, either! :' ) 10 hours to go!

wab, you'd like the feeder cam coon, as they're mostly grain fed, and fat! :' ) No rain forecast here until Thursday, I think!

I know what type of people they are, bug,but all I can do is try to be as Christian as I can with them, and hope someday, they'll go away.
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89. palmettobug53
1:14 AM GMT on June 04, 2013
I got a good recipe for 'coon. Possum and cooter, too. If you want it, I'll send it to you!

There's SIX deer at the feeder! Yee haw!

Ylee, your neighbor is not a redneck. He's an inconsiderate jerk. Also called trash. Not white trash, either. Trailer trash. There's a hierarchy.
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88. whitewabit (Mod)
12:20 AM GMT on June 04, 2013
Finally .. ah, a sunny day .. grass was wee bit wet it was so tall but mowed any way .. don't now when I'll get another chance as calling for rain here again ..
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87. whitewabit (Mod)
12:16 AM GMT on June 04, 2013
Quoting traumaboyy:
I have not consumed coon before, have not been that hungry and I hope I never get that hungry either!!

Evening/Morning gang!!

only 12 1/2 hours to go!!


Your missin some fine eaten then ..
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86. traumaboyy
11:36 PM GMT on June 03, 2013
I have not consumed coon before, have not been that hungry and I hope I never get that hungry either!!

Evening/Morning gang!!

only 12 1/2 hours to go!!
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85. ycd0108
7:38 PM GMT on June 03, 2013
#84:
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84. BriarCraft
6:50 PM GMT on June 03, 2013
Heavy clouds (maybe rain?) at Denali, sun going down at Jostedal, dark at Milos, boring at the Feeder cam, long shadows at Swaledale. Thanks to Sandi's #72 I know more about those stone walls/fences at Swaledale. I figured the locals had made an artform of stone fences because the soil there was very rocky and they didn't want to have to tote the stones too far away. If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If life gives you rocks, make picturesque and durable fences. Imagine what that land must have looked like before all those stones were removed from the pastures.

Quoting palmettobug53:
What's wrong with rednecks? I come from a well respected redneck family, I'll have you know.

If you ever cut your grass and found a car, you might be a redneck.

Snicker, snicker, cackle......


Question to those with knowledge and experience of rednecks:
I cut my grass and found a pond. Then I cut some more grass and found a tree root that bent the mower blade. Nothing so good as a car, I know, but if I marked the spot with a whirligig or pink plastic flamingo, would I qualify as a redneck?
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83. Ylee
8:59 AM GMT on June 03, 2013
Another nice day in Milos, Jostedal, and Swaledale; the sheep are in another field, out of sight from the cam!
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82. Ylee
2:03 AM GMT on June 03, 2013
Nothing wrong with being a redneck, bug; I'm sure the majority of bloggers here on WU would label me as such! However, I take issue with yahoos that throws trash in their own yard, which winds in our yard with every strong southerly breeze, and has a big dog that poops and digs in ours!
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81. palmettobug53
1:30 AM GMT on June 03, 2013
What's wrong with rednecks? I come from a well respected redneck family, I'll have you know.

If you ever cut your grass and found a car, you might be a redneck.

Snicker, snicker, cackle......
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80. Ylee
1:25 AM GMT on June 03, 2013
Figures; I put Denali's Wonder Lake cam up last night, and the weather there has gone from beautiful blue sky, to rain, messing up the view!

Oz, weeding is on my short list of things to do, now that the rains have stopped! They grow quick!

ycd, that's a pretty good idea! Tony's handy enough to do it, too!
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79. ycd0108
11:55 PM GMT on June 02, 2013
Ylee and Tony:
I have used the compressed air spritzer to clear gutters and other things - I use it often to blow sawdust out of the power tools and sometimes "sweep the floor" with it.
It is a bit of a scatter gun approach because the product ends up everywhere including in your eyes and up your nose.
So I'm thinkin':
ShopVac connected to 180° (that would be 2x 90°elbows) sweep PVC made from built-in vacuum pipe fittings and pipe of whatever length you need. I have used this to clean out the fireplace behind the damper and it works.
(Make sure the fire is out if you try this at home!)
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78. ozgalah
11:46 PM GMT on June 02, 2013
Morning Ylee, welcome to another week! Had substantial rain on Friday caused a few problems in the area but drying out again now! Now all the weeds are poking their heads out so got to get busy clearing them out. Only cardinals at the feeder cam! Have a great day.
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77. Ylee
11:33 PM GMT on June 02, 2013
Good evening! Somewhat unsettled here today, with some scattered showers to the north! Don't know if we'll get any of that, or not!

Cams look OK; 97 at Mesa Verde!

Tony, here's an idea; if you have a good air compressor, you can rig up a flexible air line to blow the debris out of the downspouts! May have to make a trip to the local harware store, but it's doable, IMO!

Cal, wonder what would happen if a small earthquake hit the 5' retaining wall? Ooops! :' )

Glad to be of service, bug! Your residential location is a reminder of how much I'm blessed to live in the country, redneck neighbors or not! :' )
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76. palmettobug53
3:06 PM GMT on June 02, 2013
Hi, ho, Ylee!

Not much moving on the cams this morning. Guess I've missed any activity.

Still, the views are inviting. Better than what I see out my windows, anyway. Oh, I have my birdfeeders and whatnot but looking past those, I've got wires, highways, businesses, etc. Bleah...
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75. calpoppy
3:01 PM GMT on June 02, 2013
We call that method of stone wall building, dry stacking. It is truly a work of art and to have them hold together for so long is truly amazing. I incorporate dry stacking in many of my landscape designs, especially when the rock is so readily available. I have seen it used as a retaining wall five feet high! Which is NOT up to code! Lol!
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74. plapman
12:41 PM GMT on June 02, 2013
Good morning YLee.
Cleaning the gutters when it isn't raining is an example of if it's not broken don't fix it. :)
Luckily my basement stayed dry but the neighbor had water in his caused by plugged downpipes.
I'm going to make my next project a way to clean them from ground level as the Queen doesn't like me on a ladder with my balance problem.
HVE a good day.
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73. Ylee
11:47 AM GMT on June 02, 2013
Well, I guess both GG and I were wrong, Sandi! Thanks for setting us straight! I can see the image if I start a Glitch mode browser, and copy the image URL onto the address bar!

Time to go home! Be back tonight!
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72. sandiquiz
11:03 AM GMT on June 02, 2013
To further your knowledge of the stone walls on the Swaledale cams.
They are called "dry stone walls" because they have no mortar to hold them together.
The stone was quarried to build the walls, some of which are more than 1000 years old, but the majority were erected in the fifteenth century when the second enclosure act came into force.



There is thought to be over 5000 miles of drystone walking in North Yorkshire alone!

Ylee I don't know whether you can see this image - if not, I will do it through WU later :-)
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71. Ylee
10:38 AM GMT on June 02, 2013
Hi, GG! Northern U.S. and Canada is similar in this regard, as countless multitudes of rocks were deposited by the ice age glaciers! Picking up rocks was a neverending chore!

Hope your workweek starts out well!
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70. Ylee
9:53 AM GMT on June 02, 2013
Good morning, Alley! Any more critters, and you'll be giving TroyLeslie a run for their money! :' )

Denali has been low key about this years' pups. Don't know about who the parents are, what their names will be, or anything.

Hope you have a nice Sunday!
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69. GardenGrrl
9:52 AM GMT on June 02, 2013
Good Morning, sometimes when I look at Swaledale I see an armies worth of work. Can you imagine how rocky those pastures were to get enough rock to build those walls?
Probably half the reason they built the walls was to make the land plowable.
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68. Alleyoops
9:28 AM GMT on June 02, 2013
Good morning Ylee. Love the pups, my favorite of course is the little one on the left...a grey wolf in the making...LOL

Rain last night, puddles this morning until they dry up, otherwise a quiet start to the day. I have babies here on the porch too. Four little dark grey tabbies. Cute little stinkers. Hope they make it. Seems they have made friends with Meonus so maybe he will take care of them like a good Big Brother.

Anyway have a great morning, looks like your storm free now too so enjoy what you can of the day.
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67. Ylee
8:04 AM GMT on June 02, 2013
Good morning! It's been a busy night here; just getting around to posting! It's finallty starting to clear off after a couple of rainy days; we've recieved 1.25" of rain this go-around, which the garden appreciated greatly!

Replaced the Whanganui cam with Denali's Wonder Lake cam; interestingly, the Denali cam is in daylight later in the morning than the Kiwi cam, due to the long days that are in the Arctic this time of year! Nice sunset there at the moment! There was a guy with a white Jeeplike SUV at Milos earlier, too.

Big cam news! We have puppies at Denali! A little over a week old, they'll be placed in the kennel with their momma in a few weeks! You can see a pic of them here.

Hi, bug! The deer will come and go at the feeder, but I think coons can stay there for hours! Rabbits x 3 to you, too!

Thank you, Sandi! White rabbits back atcha!

Happy June to you too,
Pros!

Happy June, GG!

Tony, I'd tell you to clean out the gutters when it wasn't raining, but then they wouldn't be overflowing! :' )

Briar, I would think the Chokai rice paddies were in a cool climate, with the snow-covered mountain in the background!
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