thealphamare Instant replay (no pun intended). What if weekends never ended and we just got to sleep late and recreate over and over and over? Do you think endless fun could ever get old? How would you spend YOUR 'Groundhog' Weekends? 5d

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thealphamare Saturday fun with flowers, paint and IG. 6d

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thealphamare Considering this week's headlines, a most TIMELY quote for this Friday: The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. ~Charles Kuralt 1w

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thealphamare Almost forgot it's #rustythursday !! 1w

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thealphamare Thursday's accidental abstract. I have NO IDEA what this is, but isn't it way cool?! (Maybe I should stay out of the shrooms...) 1w

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thealphamare Having mail stolen from your mailbox is a common problem in the rural south. Wonder if there's room in the county jail for this lil culprit... 1w

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thealphamare Someone hide the tomatoes!!!! #royalsnappingartists #rsa_bugs 1w

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thealphamare Cowgirls and cow ponies don't stop workin' just 'cause of a little rain... 1w

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thealphamare Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land's inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery.
~Wendell Berry
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thealphamare If you grew up in a rural area with a country store, you've likely seen a similar scene...older locals passing time on a lazy summer day talking about the latest world news, their community, and watching cars go by. I miss these simpler times. 2w

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thealphamare What it feels like to face the Rainbow Bridge with someone you love... 2w

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thealphamare I want a bathroom like this in my backyard. No more septic tank woes and pumping...no clogged drains, off the grid ready. Yep, I want one... 3w

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thealphamare A story of tragedy...and triumph... 3w
  •   vickieleedeeds Ouch! 3w
  •   freespiritfun1 Omg. I love bees and all they do for nature but boy am I afraid of them. What happened?! 3w
  •   erictin777 Ruh Roh! 3w
  •   shardrix Ouch! 3w
  •   thealphamare @freespiritfun1, I was getting my barn ready for a load of hay to be delivered and was attacked by a new nest of angry wasps that had somehow gotten the impression that my barn belonged to THEM and not be. Territorial claims on my barn are an ongoing battle between me and the local wasp population. They sting my horses too! Never had issues with any species of bees. We need to have more bees and fewer wasps. Then there's yellow jackets...a species of wasp birthed from the very pits of HELL...those suckers are just plain MEAN! 3w
  •   sfshefford Ouch... I got stung a few weeks ago after on flue down my shirt at work... At least once a year... Good luck on your turf war... It may take some back up though. 3w
  •   freespiritfun1 Ugh what a hot mess. Poor horses -- and you! I hope you win the battle 3w

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thealphamare It never ceases to ASTOUND me how much pain can be caused by some bastardized variety of stinging insect...nor how far the pain spreads, or how long it lasts.
Ah the pleasures and perils of rural living. Presently swollen and angry red wrist and face aside (yes...FACE), I have successfully reclaimed my barn for hay storage...or at least claimed a fair win for the initial skirmish (I'm certain it won't be the last)...and the nasty little vermin who attacked me has accomplished nothing from this unwarranted attack but my unadulterated hatred and determination to buy about 5 more cans of Hot Shot with which to eradicate the entire barn population. BASTARDS...
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  •   threecees704 I ran over a yellow jacket nest with the lawn mower once and found out that I was allergic to stings when my leg blew up like a balloon after 8 of them got me. I quit wearing shorts while doing yardwork after that. 3w
  •   thealphamare WHOA @threecees704! You were fortunate to survive that! If forced to choose, I'll take a paper wasp over a yellow jacket ANY day!!! 3w
  •   ivyeckman How awful! A wasp colony just nested in the little overhang area of my horses water trough! Bastards stung my horse twice today. So far i have moved to a new water source/trough. Still strategizing the removal from the old trough... @thealphamare 3w
  •   macromento Amazing shot! 3w
  •   sherryabad @thealphamare I feel for you. One got my baby girl (our Chihuahua) last summer. Now she's terrified of all flying insects - even tiny fruit flies 3w
  •   thealphamare Awww @sherryabad I know how she feels! Between the ticks and the snakes and the wasps I've encountered this summer, I'm a bit skittish myself! 3w

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