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Hometown => West => : Sparks July 17, 2014, 03:21:39 PM

: SOUTH DAKOTA CHECKING IN!
: Sparks July 17, 2014, 03:21:39 PM
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South Dakota calling and checking in on the "NET" as opposed to being like a fish and caught in a NET!   ;D
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: scubadivingjoe July 17, 2014, 03:26:24 PM
Hello and Welcome to the fun.
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: AD July 17, 2014, 10:30:38 PM
Again welcome.
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: unseenone July 19, 2014, 02:54:53 PM
Welcome aboard!
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: Sparks July 21, 2014, 10:17:24 AM
Well, according to Christine Lagarde (managing director of the IMF) something serious was supposed to happen yesterday or today...Not sure which. So far, nothing has melted down our finanical system...not that this can't happen but so far it hasn't.

Life on my farm continues to be good. My sickle mower is back together and cuts well.  Didn't have one clog at either end...HOORAY!

Work has been negligible.
Onward...
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: unseenone July 22, 2014, 08:51:00 PM
Don't believe those 'something serious' is going to happen on X date rumors, I've been hearing those over and over again for years. The only sure thing is continuing inflation, devaluation, and more places yelling buy gold on TV. All of them laugh all the way to the bank.
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: Tempstar July 22, 2014, 09:00:21 PM
It happened already. No need to worry. We handled it.
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: Sparks July 30, 2014, 10:05:09 PM
It happened already. No need to worry. We handled it.
Whew...thank you!  Now I can get back to baling that hay and getting the farm ready for winter.
You see, there are several seasons in SD.  There is (of course) Winter...usually lasts between 6 and 7 months..then there is summer...(about 2 months in the best of times where you spend all your time fixing what got broken by the winter) and the rest of the year you spend getting the farm READY for winter...pick up all your stuff  from the yard, caulk the windows, change the oil in the snow blower transmission, etc.
It is a fairly organized and methodical manner for living.  You get the really long days  where it is daylight until about 10 PM for those two months I told you about where you fix what got broken by the prior winter.

I planted the garden really late this year, so I am hoping that things that like cold climate will do well.  I did get the tomato's in on time though.  The peppers just seem to be languishing along and not getting any bigger.  It has been an unusually COOL summer.  Low 60's in the morning...but then it is easier to do chores without the blasting heat of the sun.

Got one sow who will come due in mid September which means I'll have 5-8 piglets to winter over...that should be interesting.

Life is good out here on the prairie.  You should try it.
Cheers
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: asatrur August 04, 2014, 11:28:59 AM
Welcome from CO. Spent many Summers climbing in the Black Hills and really miss it. Let me know if you might be interested in trying to connect on a band someday.
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: AD August 06, 2014, 03:47:48 PM
Welcome sir. 

Kind of like AZ.  We have 4 moths of hell (summer) and the 7.5 months of heaven
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: Tevin August 06, 2014, 05:41:05 PM
G'day SDAK!