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    Plant some catnip. It will grow almost anywhere,...

    Plant some catnip. It will grow almost anywhere, gets bushy if you let it, and the bees and butterflies LOVE it.

    Be warned, it will take over if you let it.
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    DH and I went for a ride around the fields one...

    DH and I went for a ride around the fields one day and the retired mare, the Border Collie, and Plott Hound came with us. At the far front corner of the field, the neighbor dogs came across the...
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    When a contract position goes permanent, the...

    When a contract position goes permanent, the salary is often renegotiated to compensate for benefits and stability. Contracts are sometimes short-term or extremely at-will. Stability of regular...
  4. Pluto Memorial Service?

    Pluto Memorial Service?
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    I know a dressage Morgan with a pulled, tidy...

    I know a dressage Morgan with a pulled, tidy mane. He is quite dashing.
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    This thread was, like, 17 pages the last time I...

    This thread was, like, 17 pages the last time I looked at it. Do I need to come back with refreshments?
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    A good many of these posts are reinforcing my...

    A good many of these posts are reinforcing my tendency to avoid skirts and dresses.
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    supershorty - I love her expression at 1:04 when...

    supershorty - I love her expression at 1:04 when you're loping along and then let her go. She goes from, "This is nice" to "Whee!"
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    My jeans had a crotch to butt cheek blow out one...

    My jeans had a crotch to butt cheek blow out one time. No immediate concern as I was going to be inside cleaning most of the day. But it was about the time I had a new horse who was a bit of an...
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    I have the opposite problem. I am Kate. Not...

    I have the opposite problem. I am Kate. Not Katie, Kay, Kaitlyn, Kathy. If you call me Kathryn (yes, r-y-n), then you are someone official.
    Last name changed from weird English (yes, spelled...
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    A dog that comes over a fence and into someone...

    A dog that comes over a fence and into someone else's 'territory' to threaten them is not innocent. Maybe it was made that way, maybe it was born that way. But it is now dangerous. How many true...
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    If you have to shoot it at this point, there...

    If you have to shoot it at this point, there should be no need for the last two S's. Call the police (non-emergency if you kill it) and tell them the same dog you have reported before was...
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    I would not say this is a "thing" in Virginia. I...

    I would not say this is a "thing" in Virginia. I have lived here all of my life and can only recall seeing/hearing of stall sharing being done with lesson or staff owned horses to keep more stalls...
  14. Bumping since I just came across this article*:...

    Bumping since I just came across this article*:
    http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/our-fear-spiders-innate-not-learned

    It seems that for some people it is a strong innate fear from...
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    We are in the middle of nowhere, halfway between...

    We are in the middle of nowhere, halfway between Richmond and Charlottesville. We dropped DirecTV and got a rooftop antenna for $50 from Amazon. Mounted it in the old satellite mount and Used the...
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    Bravo.

    Bravo.
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    You want to take that over the top? Add just the...

    You want to take that over the top? Add just the lightest sprinkle of garlic powder with the parm.
  18. The buffalo hunt in "Dances With Wolves". ...

    The buffalo hunt in "Dances With Wolves".

    "Could be worse..."
    "How?"
    "Could be raining."
    -Young Frankenstein

    Probably more...I'll think of them.
  19. My nephew's 7th birthday party was in August and...

    My nephew's 7th birthday party was in August and outdoors, there was a large assortment of water pistols with several "refill stations" (buckets of water). Other than food, that was it. Everyone...
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    My license plate reads: FRTY-TWO

    My license plate reads: FRTY-TWO
  21. A timely thread resurrection. I recently saw a...

    A timely thread resurrection.

    I recently saw a trailer for the "Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water" and the background track was Welcome to the Jungle. Guns n Roses...yeah...
    Maybe not the...
  22. But...how long should I freeze the numbers?

    But...how long should I freeze the numbers?
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    I think it may have been a shorter list to go...

    I think it may have been a shorter list to go through what you can do in front of one another.

    I remember watching some trashy tv show (Wife Swap, maybe?) where the woman said her husband had...
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    Riding is too much of an all-consuming hobby...

    Riding is too much of an all-consuming hobby (money, time, emotion, etc.) not to be having fun.

    Good luck finding yourself and your mare the right partners.
  25. Handy tip I learned for trotting big, springy...

    Handy tip I learned for trotting big, springy movers: Don't think so much about posting up. Think more about the "Up" phase as the opportunity to sink down into your lower leg and heel. It will...
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