Sunday, April 19, 2009

Silly Laws

Theaters in Glendale, California can show horror films only on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

You can't plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.

In Lehigh, Nebraska it's against the law to sell donut holes.

Anti-modem laws restrict Internet access in the country of Burma. Illegal possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.

In Idaho a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.

Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.

It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma. (uhh...)

According to law, no store is allowed to sell a toothbrush on the Sabbath in Providence, Rhode Island. Yet these same stores are allowed to sell toothpaste and mouthwash on Sundays.

Before the enactment of the 1978 law that made it mandatory for dog owners in New York City to clean up after their pets, approximately 40 million pounds of dog excrement were deposited on the streets every year.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rollie Pollies Galore

These pesky little guys nest like fire ants here and they are eating up my vegtable garden!!!

Related to lobsters, crabs, and shrimp, pill bugs breathe with gills and require a humid environment for survival. They inhabit cool, damp places under rocks, rotting wood, and other decaying vegetation.Their bodies consist of a head, thorax, and abdomen. The head has two antennae and simple eyes. The thorax has seven scaly segments, each containing one pair of legs. When threatened, pill bugs can curl up into a tight ball for protection.
After web searching I found this: Posted by Miah z7 TX (My Page)
We've had problems with Rollie Pollies too. My wife and I implemented what we learned from the Dirt Doctor's book and it is working great! Set out small containers (we used small coffee cups) in the problem areas. Place the cups down in the ground so that the brim is at or barely above ground level. Boil water with two packets of yeast in a medium-sized pot to dissolve the yeast. Pour the yeast solution (FYI - you can use beer also, but the yeast packets are really cheap) into the cups. Put covers over the containers to keep rain water (yard water) and other elements from diluting the solution. We used small cheap water retainers that you put below small pots and put a few rocks on top of the retainers to keep them from blowing away. You'll get rid of pesty snails, rollie pollies and beatles (but not lady bugs). And if you have a lot you need to get rid of quick, Seven dust works great.
I hate to kill the little guys but hey ---- this garden was ALOT of work!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Nathan

We love you Mr. Decade Old!

Our new puppy

Our dear 15 year old Blue Heeler seems to have vanished off the face of this earth! Poor ole boy. We now introduce you to....Scrappy! A Blue heeler-Pit mix. He's two months. The kids LOVE him.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rescue Horses

My sister is a horse rescuer. Here's her latest endeavor!

Here are the pictures of the 4 horses I took in today. As you can see, they really need feeding and vet work. The lady that gave them to me, doesn't know the ages of them as she rescued them from various sources herself. The black morgan mare was in a barn fire a year ago and has been through 3 owners since then. She will not be going anywhere. The other 3 will be adoptable as soon as they are ready. It will probably be 3 to 6 months though. One is a Quarter horse gelding. One is a anglo-arab mare. The third is a Saddlebred mare. If you can contribute to vet care or hay for these horses please let me know. My website is, email is Hay costs $85 per roll and they will need 2 rolls per month. Initial vet treatment will be about $200 per horse plus recommended follow up care. Dental work will be $200 per horse and they will probably all need it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Civil War Reinactment

We went to a civil war re-inactment this weekend. It was pretty good. I've definitely seen better ones though. No one started dying til about the last 2 minutes, and we are talking about around two hours of acting! No medics either. I understand once your dead you no longer play but let's be a little more realistic. Oh yeah, get this one of the Union Calvary Soldier actually SWITCHED SIDES near the end!!!! HA! Lol! What a traitor!