What if it Snows?

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  1. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    I thought about putting one on it... But I rarely get into wood that is so big I have to grunt to lift it. That said I have had some (very few) 36" diameter green cottonwood that I thought I was going to pull my pinch string before I got them up to the beam... When I split them it was like juicing an orange, you could have easily filled a large soda cup with the water that came out of 1 round by the time it was all in firewood size pieces.
     
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  3. John E.

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    I always had a Dog, for about 55 yrs or so. My last one was a German Shorthaired Pointer. Great hunting Dog for me.
    He passed after 7 yrs. I haven't gotten another one since. I named Him Bronx. He went everywhere with me including the Truck.
    My only Daughter at the time was 24 yrs old, She got sick and died, cancer. Marriage fell apart, went through bankruptcy only had an older model 90 KW cabover left and the Dog. My personal world came apart, no interest in anything.
    Started drinking a fifth of vodga a day after Her passing. So, I just hung out with Bronx. Didn't drink in the daytime as I drove but the evenings was a different occasion. This went on for a cpl yrs or more.
    Long story short, Bronx started the healing process, I would talk with Him for hrs, 1000's of hrs. He would lay His head on my lap and just listen.
    Slowly, I recovered. Stopped drinking and today? Things are not too bad, have new Friends. My best friend at the time taught me to love again unconditionally.
    Was a special bond we had, that Canine and I. I love animals. They are kool.
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    There was one that got under the house. Thought he was pretty wise. I was going to just pop him, but Dad talked me out of it cause he said the cops would come for sure.
    So I rigged some netting like we put over the plants. Probably about 6x6. Put some hot dogs under it. Waited inside peaking out the window. Hot dogs were just too good. Dropped it on his ###. Talk about screaming. Me, Dad, and the cats all toasted him with a Heineken as he was taken away by animal control.:cat:
     
  5. John E.

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    You shouldn't lift that much weight Cattleman. A set of Tongs and some chain falls.
     
  6. spindrift

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    I had no idea Cottonwood had that much water in it. Doesn't make sense to me. Are they a river edge tree?
     
  7. SoulScream84

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    They are, but they also grow in arid environments where those stream edges become arroyos. As a result cottonwood have developed the same method of surviving as succulents.
     
  8. Rideandrepair

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    You should have kept it for a pet. You’d have 2 Chihuahua‘s now, instead of 2 Cats.
     
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

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    Never cared for rat dogs.
     
  10. Rideandrepair

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    Our older one was raised with 2 cats. She learned from them to stick her ### in their face. Lol. They loved it.
     
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