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woody

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They will start on the browse when it comes back. Try one of those mini windmills or wind chimes. Anything that moves irregularly makes them nervous. Well for a while anyway.
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Oh yeah I forgot. Northern tool sells a motion sensor sprinkler solenoid. Attach it before a sprinkler and leave on the water. Deer walk up and the sprinkler hoses them down.
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Oh yeah I forgot. Northern tool sells a motion sensor sprinkler solenoid. Attach it before a sprinkler and leave on the water. Deer walk up and the sprinkler hoses them down.


That's awesome 

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They will start on the browse when it comes back. Try one of those mini windmills or wind chimes. Anything that moves irregularly makes them nervous. Well for a while anyway.


I move irregularly. That makes me nervous.

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http://www.health.harvard.edu/aging/easy-ways-to-stay-regular
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I move irregularly. That makes me nervous.

My bowels move irregularly. That makes me nervous.

Added: Thanks KIR for the article.
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PDad, you kinda scrogged my joke. That's awkward for me.
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I know scrogging when I see it
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I figured you would recognize a good scrogging when you see one.
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Oh yeah I forgot. Northern tool sells a motion sensor sprinkler solenoid. Attach it before a sprinkler and leave on the water. Deer walk up and the sprinkler hoses them down.


now that is just genius
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PDad, you kinda scrogged my joke. That's awkward for me.

Which is worse - nervous or awkward? 

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Thumbs up on your Americans/Europeans signature line.


And Europeans wear those gay little soccer-looking shoes and soccer jerseys everywhere.
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Soccer jerseys are gay
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If the ball doesn't have laces it's not a real team sport.
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Soccer jerseys are gay


Word.

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now that is just genius

We used to build quite elaborate squirrel tossers.  Like this but with a trip wire so the squirrel could set it off themselves: 

My buddy was always talking about building a large slow tosser for a deer. 

Oh and in case you get gophers/moles: Pump some Oxy acetylene in their tunnel and ignite with steel wool. 


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I had a buddy that rigged his bird feeder hanging in a tree with 120 volts. When the squirrel sat on the 120 volt metal base, and grabbed the isolated but grounded feeder, he completed the circuit.
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That skeet thrower rigged as a squirrel tosser is the best but I would like the death sentence bird feeder
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that's some BA stuff UW.

so many ideas, so little time.  And I was gonna just use chicken wire.  Too much fun to be had for that.

When I was a kid, my dad rigged a trap involving the garbage can and his .22 rifle, to kill what he thought was a raccoon scattering our trash.  A few days later, the neighbor came by and asked if we'd seen his dog, and my dad said no.  His red face told me he had seen it.....
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sure is amazing how warm 40 degrees and sunshine can feel.  It's been sub-40, with either rain or heavy clouds for 3 days.  Ice everywhere this morning, as it was 20 last night.

Tonight is the last sub-freezing night in the forecast (only 31), so I am looking forward to growing season finally gearing up.  Blackberries and raspberries are starting to grown some leaves.  Don't know yet if the bluebs survived the 3-day freeze.

I wish I had apple grafting wood.  I am anxious to get that project started.  I also found out you can graft fruiting cherries onto ornamental cherries, so I'll add that to next spring's grafting project list.

I'm picking up a peach/nectarine/plum frankentree this weekend, then I can finally start on the vegetables. 

This Green Acres thing is sort of fun.  If I can figure out a way to generate my own electricity, I can go off grid.
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Deal with this, you nevertrumpers lol


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hehe cheetoh scarecrow. Very well played.
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Anyone else notice Trump doesn't have as much color in his face? More like a Lays potato chip now...

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Hillary's face looks like a Ruffles chip.
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So the Cheetoh scarecrow spurred that post?
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that's what donkeys are for.  they are effective herd guardians, and seem to especially hate coyotes. 

too bad I don't have enough space for a herd and a couple of donkeys to protect it.
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Good news, for me anyways.  I found an orchard that still has grafting wood, so I can order some sticks, and be grafting in a week or so, while there's still time to do it.

Hoping it works, since they take 3 yrs to fruit.  Anxious to get started with my frankentree.
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I have some pecans that were grafted back in the 60's. I have 4 mature trees left. Two took the grafts well. One produces a big paper shell, and another one makes a big walnut shaped pecan. Of the other two, one is about half native and half small paper shell, and one is all native. My mom picks up at least 5 garbage bags full each year and has them cracked. 
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