General Discussion, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars….

    Before storing mushrooms that we’ve foraged, us red squirrels have been known to lay them out to dry on tree branches. Are we smart or what!…

    Yes, we do love pineapple-guava blossoms…

    We will, however, move on to another property if you plant “Tommies” or Tommasinianus Crocus. They just are NOT our favorites…

    And shouldn’t the expression “Lord love a duck!” actually be “Lord love a squirrel”? We think so…I mean, ducks have their virtues (such as tasting fine with orange sauce), but we’re so much cuter.

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    • czarina33 says:

      And we love to flip our tails at dogs so they ruuuuuuun over, but then we jump up in the tree so they can’t catch us! (Dog says he really didn’t want to catch that sassy thing, just getting a little exercise…)

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Squirrels have been on the fine-dining menu for a long time but they’ve skillfully managed to convince us convince us to eat mor chikin.

      We have the usual ones but we also have fox squirrels that go close to 2-pounds though they’re rare, they try to stay out of sight. It’s tougher out here for them, few things want to eat them in the city but out here they’re on almost everyone’s menu.

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      • Lucille says:

        We’ve been pretty much psyched out about eating squirrels, rabbits and other cute little furry things. However, I remember my father saying he hunted all kinds of small game when he was a boy. It was an economic necessity.

        “In the US, hunting and cooking squirrel is a tradition continued by around 1.8 million Americans, according to a recent national survey. Squirrel is one of the country’s most popular game meats, especially in the South where Brunswick stew – made with squirrel, tomatoes, lima beans and okra –has been a favourite since the 19th century.”
        https://www.wildmeat.co.uk/blogs/news/squirrel-why-everyone-should-try-it

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        • stella says:

          Rabbits are a good protein source and easy to raise.

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          • czarina33 says:

            My friend in Utah had to have a friend to trade rabbits with when it was time to kill and eat them, so their families were not eating the pet. Also, she put a couple of chicken wings in the mix to fool them.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I’m just not crazy about the work involved in cleaning small game, easier to go to our custom butcher and buy prepared rabbit, or go into NOLA where on the edge of an old project areas there’s a store that sells copn, possum, rabbit, you name it.

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  2. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ Wee and Lucille, everyone. Sunny here. Our Day of Defiance is here. My friend is coming over for lunch and a movie. She is so used to “gadding about” as my mother used to say and is going nuts not being able to go to the movies, eat lunch out, or see other friends. The time to go back to work and back to life is here. And more doctors are starting to speak out about that.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Last night I remembered a great movie maybe you and your friend will like. “Hester Street”, starring Carol Kane. Made in the 80’s, about an immigrant Jewish woman in 1920’s NYC. Beautifully directed and a terrific story!

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  4. stella says:

    This movie will be free on YouTube for two weeks. Recommended by Jack Cashill.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      If we get the ability to stream out here in the next two weeks…

      I’ve contacted both Netflix and amazon about getting the series they produce put on to CDs but they generally have no plans. They say that it’s not worth it to do so since only about 20% of the US population lacks access to broadband at threshold speeds.

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      • Menagerie says:

        Have I mentioned lately how much I love having some of the fastest internet speeds in the country? Chattanooga invested big time, is now called Gig City and has attracted a lot of tech businesses to the city.

        For the first time ever we have decent television. Before we moved to the cabin tv was not what it is today. While there everything sucked, got good internet a few years before we left. Now I’m in the gravy, media wise.

        And I live in a neighborhood on the very edge of the city with a country atmosphere. It’s pretty good.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We had satellite internet but by the time you get up to the satellite plan that matches what you’d get on a good cable of wi-fi hookup you’re spending a ton of money.

          To add insult to injury you have, on the lower plans, a data limit – I don’t have a data limit on my phone. Once you exceed that data limit you’re basically down to DSL speed. If you want to stream you have to get the pricey plan.

          The worst of all is that any time a storm or really dense clouds come over you lose your signal. You want that signal during storms as out here you need to see what the storm’s doing and be prepared to react, especially if it’s a bad thunderstorm with possible tornado activity (like tonite) or a hurricane. In that case we need to go back to using our cell as a hotspot since the towers have independent power and are built to withstand a hurricane. We’re used to it.

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    • Lucille says:

      Thanks, Stella! I emailed the info to my list. Hope it gets lots of traffic.

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  5. Lucille says:

    APRIL 23, 2020 – JUDICIAL WATCH

    COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire in Mexican cities along the United States border yet transit between the countries has increased dramatically, flouting State Department travel restrictionsissued to keep the virus from spreading.
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/mexican-hospital-overrun-by-covid-19-closes-near-busiest-u-s-crossing-in-arizona/

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  6. Lucille says:

    Jack Cashill’s column at American Thinker today…

    1933 Film Shows Left’s Ageless Fondness for Fascism

    Before the events of the last few months reminded us of the left’s reflexive fondness for fascism, the few critics reviewing the movie thought it a warning about Donald Trump. Of course they did. If self-awareness has never been a liberal strong suit, projection was, is, and always will be.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/1933_film_shows_lefts_ageless_fondness_for_fascism.html

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  7. auscitizenmom says:

    My friend came over and we ordered from our favorite Mexican restaurant and had Grubhub deliver it. We were very pleased. It was really good. Then we watched the 1996 version of Emma, but for some reason it said the newest version was not available. 😦 Anyway, I pulled out my copy of Jane Eyre from 1943 with Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles (my favorite Rochester). She had never seen either one before and really enjoyed both of them. It is fun to watch a movie you have seen at least 30 times with someone who has never seen it. All in all, a very enjoyable afternoon.

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