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Posted by earthwalker (Member # 4177) on February 06, 2019, 09:35 AM:
Plowed snow yesterday then finished plowing this morning.
Mainly plowed out the neighbors.
Got to keep on the good side of the mayor(he thinks he is). Nice enough guy but wouldn't like to piss him off too much.
Other neighbors they don't have any equipment so go plow them out and he turns water on for us when we can't get here.

Spitting snow out there now almost looks like rain but not at 20*.
Posted by NVWalt (Member # 375) on February 06, 2019, 11:56 AM:
Went out fishing again today in my t-shirt. Weather is great here. At The Moment. Give it another couple months and I bet I will be wishing I was back in the high desert of Nevada.
Posted by UTcaller (Member # 8) on February 06, 2019, 12:07 PM:
We got about 10 inches last day and a half. Been digging out all morning. Least it’s powder and not to heavy and wet....supposed to get cold now for a few days.
Posted by Leonard (Member # 2) on February 06, 2019, 12:43 PM:
Speaking of cold, I was surprised when I got up this morning and it was 43 degrees! I don't know what it got down to but the forecast tonight is 27 overnight low! That's by far the coldest it's been here all winter. The rest of the week, looks like hovering around freezing?

You know, Mt Baldy is about 8 miles north of here and it's around 13,000 ft and the lifts are running, so I know snow. WE haven't been snowed on here at the house in quite a few years, but it could happen. We are about 1650 ft. elevation.

Looks like 18* in Ash fork tonight. 50* here, right now.

Good hunting. El Bee
Posted by Kokopelli (Member # 633) on February 06, 2019, 01:03 PM:
Hey El Bee;
Do they still allow those smudge pots in the orchards of politically correct Calif. when the temps drop ????
Posted by earthwalker (Member # 4177) on February 06, 2019, 04:37 PM:
They've almost quit using them in the Valley of Plenty (Emmett) but they've just about pulled all the orchards out of there compared to 40 years ago.
Over on Sunny Slope they are using the wind towers now.

Suppose to go -6 tonight. But they also said it wasn't suppose to get above 23* too. We hit 36*

Suppose to have major wind and -20 or better wind chill just to our south by morning. Don't tell the wind it's not suppose to come over the pass.
Posted by Dave Allen (Member # 3102) on February 06, 2019, 05:30 PM:
Yeah, Idaho is like last year. Decent Dec-Jan & winter in Feb ? Windy as shit right now & cold upper 20's & stiff wind. Brrrr...

Supposed to get snow over the weekend ? We shall see.

(edit) don't get me started on Emmett: Earthwalker !!

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Posted by MI VHNTR (Member # 3370) on February 06, 2019, 06:59 PM:
It was -34 F last Friday, freezing rain on Monday with 1/2" of ice and a winter storm warning Thursday with a foot of snow in the forecast. Friday the cold settles in ...again.
Posted by DiYi (Member # 3785) on February 07, 2019, 03:45 AM:
Still going here.Now over deck in places and slowly creeping up the side of our house.
Never good when you get 'multiple warnings in effect' from the weather Bureau.

Another 1996 when we snowshoed over farm houses chasing fox????
Posted by earthwalker (Member # 4177) on February 07, 2019, 04:40 AM:
What's wrong with Emmett? Been around that area for 51 years.

-1 with 2 mph wind. Didn't know a dog could survive wrapped around a wood stove that tight. He has a great dog house but he is short haired with out much under fur. Black Mouth cur dog.

If he sleeps inside he keeps one of us up most of the night stoking the wood stove.
Posted by Paul Melching (Member # 885) on February 07, 2019, 06:46 AM:
Leonard we dropped to 13* last night now its up to a balmy 18* at 7:41 A.M. I brought the dogs in last night now my office stinks ! My wife wont let me leave them out in the teens she s such a softy ! they could not wait to go out this A.M. at 13* big wooly Airedales they could live in the freezer !
Posted by Leonard (Member # 2) on February 07, 2019, 08:25 AM:
Everybody's different but I have no problem with my dog in the house. In the first place, they don't stink. I think they probably stink when they spend all their time outdoors. My Redbone used to sleep on the bed with us, a California King and she took up the whole lower half. A very clean dog, she was, but a bed hog!

Everybody's different, but Airedales? All I think about is John Henry and his ill mannered, misbehaved mutts. No offense! If I ever get another dog, it will be a hound.

Good hunting. El Bee
Posted by MI VHNTR (Member # 3370) on February 07, 2019, 06:10 PM:
Leonard, a big hell yes on a house dog. This guy is also a big bed hog. He sure makes himself comfortable.

Posted by knockemdown (Member # 3588) on February 07, 2019, 06:28 PM:
Funny, if my dog gets muddled up, when we get home he literally runs directly to the bathroom and jumps into the tub, without any prodding! Then, starts barking if I take too long to get the shower running...darndest thing ya ever seen!
Posted by earthwalker (Member # 4177) on February 08, 2019, 04:01 AM:
IF they haven't hyped this storm up it is sounding like winter has finally arrived.

Bed your dog in grass type hay and they'll smell good all the time. Less fleas too. Straw is hollow and fleas can live in it, plus other bugs.

Our dog is in all day usually in the winter. He'll go out as long as you go out until he gets cold. Just to bad he came with a short hair coat.
Posted by Paul Melching (Member # 885) on February 08, 2019, 04:49 AM:
Sitting in the office with my bitches a real love fest they maul me till I bleed then we cam get on with what's next. Leo Airedales are terriers they are very active and have a short attention span they get bored quickly but you cant beat them in the field ! Not a good house dog when I bring them in it takes about forty minutes for any kind if peace they run to my wife to get petted and then lick her till she shouts I have correction collars on them and they work. I usually only use the vibrate mode but on occasion I must zap them. The licking is uncontrollable but I hesitate to correct it as it is their show of affection and I would not want to stop that !
they can run down a rabbit in short order and have brought me several they think I am God and to me they are proof there is one ! I cant tell you how much I love them they are special !
Oh by the way they emptied the cushion from my chair shit everywhere LOL

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Posted by Paul Melching (Member # 885) on February 08, 2019, 05:19 AM:
I do have to be carful with my artificial jaw , they jump for my face and that could be disaster !
Posted by Paul Melching (Member # 885) on February 08, 2019, 05:45 AM:
I have taken them out now stats the barking !
Posted by Leonard (Member # 2) on February 08, 2019, 06:50 AM:
I'm 100% in favor of dogs. They are man's best friend. I recognize that some pit bulls don't deserve the reputation of the breed but something's wrong. The shelters are full of pit bulls and they can't give them away. I think a tax on unaltered pit bulls would be a step in the right direction.

Beyond that, dogs are great, kind of sad that they have such a short life, but it is what it is. I don't care for the high strung types, which is why I prefer the hounds that only get excited in theory, anyway. And I love those big floppy ears.

But, I have Pinky. A couple days ago I teased the hell out of him with a feather duster. He defended his aviary. It was funny, but a Moluccan is not a lapdog and not timid, at all. It's kind of amazing that they live upwards of 75 years. I'm taking applications as to who takes over when I croak. He has expensive tastes, prefers cashews to peanuts. That, and the fact that when the old fart "safe cracker" was here, I had Pinky in a cage outside because the safe is in the aviary. After a bit, he asked about that dog that kept barking. That's a talent that Pinky learned from Karen's weinerdog. It was funny as hell to watch both of them barking at kids walking by, and the kids would turn around and walk back just to get a replay. Karen was always afraid that Pinky would/could hurt her dog, not the other way around. With a dog, you throw them a bone. With Pinky, I give him an old channel changer to take apart. Keeps him busy for hours, down to the last spring.

Good hunting. El Bee
Posted by ATexan (Member # 6799) on February 08, 2019, 09:21 AM:
Dogs are the only way to go. I hate cats! Well unless I have the crosshairs of my 22-250 on a big ol' bobcat. I have three dogs and all of them are house pets. I agree will L.B. when he says pit bulls got a bad wrap. Its the owner 90% of time...
If one was to ask my wife, she would tell you in a heart beat I would pick my dogs of 99% of humanity. I will say if one wants a smart, high energy, fearless type of dog I would suggest a Catahoula. Wouldn't trade my catahoula for a million bucks. She is the youngest out of the pack and is the alpha. Didn't take long for her to establish who gonna run the show. Its funny to watch my German Shepard try to be dominate only to be dominated by a dog half his size. Good times-tex
Posted by Lone Howl (Member # 29) on February 08, 2019, 10:30 AM:
My dad and his buds were houndsmen and I was raised right along with the 10-15 hounds we always had at any time. Geezus they were a handful. I shoveled shit and slung dogfood till I couldnt see straight. I love hounds and everything about hound hunting.

But...I like cats! Theyre funny as hell and a good study for bobcat huntin'. Cats have a ton of weird habits and curiosity really does kill the cat. I can only take 5 cats here in Kali and Ive shot 3 this winter, all over cat vocals, 1 on an enclosed reed and a diaphragm doing said vocals.

Anyways, if Pinky learns to repair Jeeps or build handcalls, let me know, I might have a room for him.
Posted by Dave Allen (Member # 3102) on February 08, 2019, 11:12 AM:
I like Emmett. Sorry kind of an inside joke regarding some of the oddball's we get from over there. It's the old farm equipment capital !!
Posted by Leonard (Member # 2) on February 08, 2019, 12:05 PM:
I asked him and he said he would give it a try, but no checks! Salted, whole cashews!

Good hunting. El Bee
Posted by Paul Melching (Member # 885) on February 08, 2019, 01:14 PM:
I had a tri color Walker hound I lived on 275 acres in the hills of Chatsworth Calif . ole blue little bastard could not stay home I was constantly getting phone calls that he she or it had my beautiful hound One day a guy called telling me about my wonderful hound And I said do you really like him ,he's yours ! and that was the end of ole blue ! was a beauty but I must have spent a thousand dollars on fuel retrieving him !
Posted by Dave Allen (Member # 3102) on February 08, 2019, 05:48 PM:
Hey Tex, y'all mind me asking what a "Catahoula" is ?

Internet says it's a Leopard Dog ?

Many around here have cattle dogs they call "Catahoula's " Hell my dog is supposed to be Aussie Shepard-Catahoula mix ?

She looks like a long haired Aussie to me ?
Posted by ATexan (Member # 6799) on February 08, 2019, 07:25 PM:
Catahoula is a dog breed from Louisiana. I believe the breed came around from the Indians that lived in northern Louisiana. From my understanding they were raised to hunt/protection and be nanny type dog for younger members from the tribe. Ya know, turn the kids loose with a catahoula and babysitting taken care of. They are very loyal, and fearless. Very very aware, high energy. Being from the swamp area, they where used especially to hunt hogs.
Some ranchers use them for herding duties. Very limited knowledge on such topics but I have been told their high energy, agile ways, no back down attitude, and crazy wild colored eyes ( most have a blue and brown eye mixture) make them a great candidate for herding. Can't exactly remember the mix of dogs that make up a Catahoula but I know black mouth cur makes a big portion of the bleedline.
My female is 78 lbs but looks 45ish. Very deceiving build. She is black, gray, brown, tan, and white. Lots of coloration and spotted like a leopard. One blue eye and the other is brown on bottom and the upper half is blue. Very vocal dog. Not a lap dog but a the foot of the owner type dog. She is very cautous around new people and will keep a eye on ya but very approachable. Never had a problem with her being aggressive unless it was called for.
They are considered a rare breed because ther are a north American breed that isn't widely know thru out the world. Can't remember if the a.k.c. recognize them as a official breed. Hope that helps-tex
Posted by Dave Allen (Member # 3102) on February 08, 2019, 07:41 PM:
Thank you Tex. Kinda what I had figured. I'm starting to think it's a loose term up these ways for a "mutt" type of cattle dog ?

Kinda' like don't know for sure what he is lets call him a "Catahoula" best as I can figure anyway ?

(edit) check this out. Don't look like cow dogs to me ? not saying they couldn't though. com/images/search?q=catahoula+dog&FORM=IARRTH&ufn=catahoula+cur&stid=a9080dd9-804b-7aa4-7ecf-dd5c89cf419b&cbn=EntityAnswer&cbi=0&FORM=IARRTH

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Posted by Dave Allen (Member # 3102) on February 08, 2019, 07:57 PM:
I don't know how to do the picture stuff. Daughter moved out & I'm lost.

I found this on the "net" it's almost exactly what my dog looks like. She look's Aussie to me. I would be curious to see your dog ?
Posted by Paul Melching (Member # 885) on February 09, 2019, 03:24 AM:
Dave that looks to be a border collie a great dog, Catahoula's are incredible dogs too they look like leopard print brindles short haired and tuff as nails !
Posted by ATexan (Member # 6799) on February 09, 2019, 04:00 AM:
Yes sir, that's a Catahoula for sure Dave. Crazy looking dogs. And I still haven't figured out the picture thing either.. Was gonna post a pic of Dovie for ya. Glad I could help ☺
Posted by knockemdown (Member # 3588) on February 09, 2019, 04:44 AM:
Here's a pic of a catahoula cur, complete with merle coloration and the 'glass' eye:
Both of those characteristics are recessive traits that seem to have become a common phenotype of catahoulas...very cool looking and obviously well built 'working' dogs!
Posted by knockemdown (Member # 3588) on February 09, 2019, 05:36 AM:
Tex, for the sake of the dogs, I'd hope any of the money grubbing dog registries NEVER recognize any more breeds! That's a sure fire way for them to go the way of a 'designer dog', for their interesting appearance, alone...

Curs are a uniquely American product, historically bred on merit, rather than appearance. In the case of a catahoula, it would appear those dogs developed in a relatively isolated region, which allowed those recessive colorations to become more common, due to inbreeding/line breeding. That's how various strains of curs develop...

There doesn't seem to be distinct 'recipe' for a cur dog, and varying amounts of hound, terrier, bulldog, etc. have been infused over years of hodgepodge 'working dog' breeding. I.e., if the dogs work, they get bred!

Amazingly, that's how cur dogs seem to share similar 'attitudes', as you described of your catahoula. Loyal to family, protective & wary of strangers without being blindly aggressive. Tenacious & driven capable hunters...

Pretty much, a good cur dog is gonna protect your family like a German Shepard, hunt as hard as any hound, work long as any border collie, love your family as any lap dog, and be smart enough to KNOW when to assume ANY of those roles in a heartbeat. Truly special canines & blessed to have one...

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Posted by TRnCO (Member # 690) on February 09, 2019, 07:35 AM:
As for snow we had a blizzard that brought 45 mph winds and about 12" of the white gold here about a month ago. It took myself and both neighbors that share a driveway a good 3 hours of tractor work to get a path out to the highway. My tractor being the smallest, I felt a bit over whelmed. SO, not a week later I had an upgraded tractor sitting in my driveway. Went from 24 hp Kubota and not much more than a wheel barrow front end loaded to 43 hp JD with 6' bucket and my neighbor helped me get his pto driven snow blower hooked up on my new ride. Of course you know how that works, haven't needed to plow snow since.
But our ground is still white which is nice to see. Should be nice and green come spring around here.
Posted by Leonard (Member # 2) on February 09, 2019, 11:37 AM:
Of all the hats I wear, the one that gets the most comment is my green "Runs like" John Deer.

But yeah, designer dogs. Around here, you know what's the "IN THING"? French Bulldogs. These people are friggin' nuts! $6,000 or so? I will say this though, they are cute and they all seem to have a winning personality. The widow lady behind me bought her's in San Diego and that's about 125 miles from here. And, I never hear a peep out of him. Now, the bitch next door has a "Carolina Dog" and she pretty proud of it. Aggressive mutt, and I don't like it, one bit. She used to have a Irish setter. That fucking dog would run like hell every time she was incautious and it got out, but personality wise, very friendly, not like the one she has now.

So, everybody has to have something specific. Can't just have a Heinz 57 variety, has to be a recognized breed.

Good hunting. El Bee
Posted by Paul Melching (Member # 885) on February 10, 2019, 04:56 AM:
Atexan that's one beautiful dog !

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Posted by earthwalker (Member # 4177) on February 10, 2019, 05:09 AM:
Dave A, your dog looks more Aussy with a mix of something else.
We looked into the Catahoula's years ago. But they weren't quite what we were looking for. Got into the Kemmer Stock Mtn. Curs.
Now have a black mouth cross cur. He's been in the house the last 3 nights we've been below zero last 3 nights.
It snowed over night not sure how much yet.
Had to break out the sleds the other day to go pull traps. To much drifted snow to get the truck up the canyons. It was nice though could ride the machines right to some of the sets before having to hoof it up the mountain side. No we weren't catching anything. Area is trapped out anything within driving distance is trapped out up here. Very tuff year for trappers.
Posted by earthwalker (Member # 4177) on February 10, 2019, 08:03 AM:
Our half inch possibly has turned into 2" or more and still snowing. [Big Grin]
Posted by Leonard (Member # 2) on February 10, 2019, 08:16 AM:
Hey Fred, that's a good looking dog. Is it like a stock photo or do you know him?

On the home front: woke up to a steady rain this morning. It seems to me, this is one of the wettest springs I can remember? I'm probably jumping the gun, I think it's probably still winter, right? Whatever, we have had a lot of rain this year, the GLOBAL WARMING drought is definitely over! Call it what you want, but this CLIMATE CHANGE sure proves whatever the hell you want it to prove, donut? People are so friggin' stupid! IDIOTS! This little cunt, AOC is sure getting attention with her stupid ideas. And, mainstream Media is eating it up. Big time Democrats are all on board and it's unbelievable! There is no doubt, Liberalism is a mental illness, being a Democrat involves mental illness!

I cannot believe a majority of Americans have driven off the deep end and buy into this garbage? At some point, logic and reality has to rise. The two sides are so far apart, that I see no basis for cooperation whatsoever? How can you compromise with such stupidity? Academia be damned! that's the root of this evil, this friggin' CANCER! Liberals have a rotted brain, intelligence can't allow for the ignorant things they believe in. How can you deprogram 60 years of earnest socialist propaganda? And normal people have been asleep at the switch while zealots filled young minds with total bullshit. We are two generations deep onto this hogwash and I see no way out of it. Is it rational to think of another civil war over Leftist ideology? I can't really imagine it. But as Edmond Burke once said: for evil to triumph all that's required is for good men to do nothing....something like that?

Maybe I won't be around to see it, but it's not that far off.

Good hunting. El Bee
Posted by knockemdown (Member # 3588) on February 10, 2019, 12:32 PM:
File photo, Leonard. Picked it cuz it looked to represent the physical qualities of a 'Houla, as well as that 'no nonsense' expression...
As for Occasional Cortex, bless her heart! She's the best thing that ever happened to conservatives! The ignorant zeal with which she pushes socialism is nothing short of miraculous! And the way she's splintering the demon party into factions of communists vs. outright criminals is truly a thing of beauty...

You Go Girl!!!!
Posted by Paul Melching (Member # 885) on February 11, 2019, 04:32 AM:
Fred I thought you had posted a pic for Texan my mistake but a beautiful dog nonetheless.
2" of snow last nite just put my pups in the kennel They seem to really like staying in my office overnite their behavior gets a little better each nite. Hoping for a sunny day so I can bathe them the nite before and leave them in the sun the next day.

I like the occasional cortex comment , but that might be a compliment for this vacuous pile of flesh that is one empty melon . I also agree she is doing much needed damage to her own party rock on Stupid !

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Posted by Leonard (Member # 2) on February 11, 2019, 07:49 AM:
I can't get over the groupthink of Democrats. It's good to be united, but they are in lockstep on every issue. When this stupid girl says something, they support her with their dying breath. It's amazing, really! This empty headed chick spouts her socialist ideas and they fall all over themselves agreeing with everything, no matter how outrageous.

Damn! I wish Republicans could unite that way! Take that asshole, Paul Ryan, for instance. Turns out, his wife is a flaming Liberal. His actions start to make sense. I think he's been brainwashed!

On the bright side, I think Hillary is starting to grasp reality. I think she knows that she has too much to lose if she suits up and her number ain't called. That would be the ultimate humiliation, rejected by her party because she's not liberal enough. A cruel blow but she richly deserves it. In a sane world, she would be worried about staying out of jail.

See, that's what I mean. there it is, so obvious! she's guilty and yet, the stupid Democrats want to look at Trump's tax returns. And, our side has nothing to say. WTF?

Good hunting. El Bee

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