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  1. MrRee

    Thank You

    My nephew especialy and I would like to thank members here for their generousity in the fund raiser. This family of 6 can now see light at the end of the tunnel since their home about distroyed by a falling tree and they had no insurance. Thanks to the generosity of others, they now have the main structure repaired and a roof over their heads. Their main need now is shingles to replace the plastic roof they now have. Thanks to all members here who have donated to the fund raiser ! I told them Hags house had good people Thankyou all so very much !
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    Fund Raiser.

    Thankyou Bigbassman ! every little bit will sure help and is much appreciated.
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    Fund Raiser.

    My nephew had a HUDGE tree fall on his house. they had no insurance. Thankfully none of them were hurt, but the house has extensive damage. If anyone can help in any was it would be greatly appreciated. His address is Bruce Easton 10277 Vasser Grand Blank Mi 48439 Thank you
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    Fund Raiser.

    The email address for their account is --susannah931@aol.com
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    Fund Raiser.

    This family of 6 has now set up a pay-pal account under the daughters name--Sarah Ann Easton. Friends & family worked in the 90 degree heat and have removed the tree. They are now in desperate need of lumber and shingles to make the house liveable and prevent further damage. Every dollar they recieve really helps ! Please donate if you can to help this family.
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    Fund Raiser.

    I don't know ? I will ask him.
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    Homemade Smoker Designs

    I have made those too. They work very well and should cost nothing to build. People give away the non-working fridge if you haul it away. Trouble today is most have plastic inside !! That won't work! Old ones were all metal. You could just strip the compressor and stuff from the bottom, make holes for the smoke to get in the botom and to exit the top. Then dig a hole for a fire pit umder it or sit it up on cement blocks. I have also made them from oil field pipe and one from an old 600 gal. propane tank. BE CAREFUL THERE!!! even filled with water the tank will still pop pretty good when the torch hits a pocket of gas. I see a lot of them made from old fuel oil tanks that work well too.
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    Background Check

    Hi I am Richard (dick) E. Easton, and thus the MrRee. mystery ? I have been around here a while but not as active as I used to be. (getting too darn old!) I came here soon after Hags started the site from a site many of us were on. (won't go into that bit ) :) I built a few cams myself back when I could see and still get around ok. I lost an eye due to a thorn while deer hunting (my farorite sport) and have got my share of deer in the past. I have bad COPD now and can't do what I love any more. I come from norther Michigan and have done a lot of bass & pike fishing there. I worked at Motan wireing back panels for plastic drying machines. I am retired now almost 10 years. I am a Viet Nam vet and life member of VFW & AMVETS. I have been know to go there and drink a beer or two ocasionly I have a place near Baldwin Mi with 10 acres of wooded land and the house overlooks a small designated trout stream. (allways loved trout fishing). I am a snow bird now annd spend winters in florida where I have have a place in a senior park. I still come here and read what the rest of you are doing even though I can no longer do them. I am very happy to see how this place has grown since it's birth! I wish all of you a warm welcome and good luck Dick
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    I Love High Speed!

    when in Mi. I have very slow dial up. No cable down our road and Itried the satelite but it was out more than on. Losey reception there. in Fl. I have high speed. sure is a pain going back and forth!
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    One Reason I'm Not Lookin Forward To Snow

    I sure don't ever look forword to snow ! I go to Florida for the winter
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    Many Thanks To All The Veterans

    This Viet Nam vet asks only that you never forget our MIA/POW's either.
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    Spotted Buck

    Saw a picture of a spotted buck that was killed (I think in Wis. ) They said it was sold to Cabellas for thousands and is more rare than an albino.
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    Spotted Buck

    It is posted on facebook that it sold for 30,000 dollars ! WOW that's crazy !
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    Nostalgic Smells

    I was thinkinking along those same lines. But he DID say "good" smells and I guess what we thought of were sure not "good" smells !
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    What Are The Best Laptop To Use

    I use a HP G72-B66US notebook. I have windows 7 pro on it. 17 in screen and it is fast & does all I want it to.
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    How to rope a deer

    How to rope a deer... by an anonymous Gentleman Rancher I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a several weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that since they congregated at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away) that it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home. I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, who had seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes my deer showed up, 3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope. The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it. It took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope and received an education. The first thing that I learned is that while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on the rope. That deer EXPLODED! The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope with some dignity. A deer, no chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I originally imagined. The only up side is that they do not have as much stamina as some animals. A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head, but I then managed to get up. Right at that point I had lost my taste for corn fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope. I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that evil deer. At that moment, I hated the thing and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual . Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in, so I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death. I managed to get it lined up to back in between my truck and the feeder...a little trap I had set beforehand. Kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and started moving up so I could get my rope back. Did you know that deer bite? THEY DO! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody so I was very surprised when I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head...almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts. The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now) tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the bejesus out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose. That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day. Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp. I learned a long time ago that when an animal like a horse strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape. This was not a horse. This was a deer, so such trickery did not work. In the course of a millisecond I devised a different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and three times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down. Now when a deer paws at you and knocks you down it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head. I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away. Now for the local legend. I was pretty beat up. My scalp was split open, I had several large goose eggs, my wrist was bleeding pretty good and felt broken (it turned out to be just badly bruised) and my back was bleeding in a few places, though my insulated canvas jacket had protected me from most of the worst of it. I drove to the nearest place, which was the co-op. I got out of the truck, covered in blood and dust and looking like hell. The guy who ran the place saw me through the window and came running out yelling "Oh my God, What happened?" Now, I have never seen any law in the state of Texas that would prohibit an individual from roping a deer. I sus pect that this is an area that they have overlooked entirely. Probably because they didn't think anyone would be stupid enough to try. And knowing, as I do, the lengths to which law enforcement personnel will go to exercise their power, I was concerned that they may find a way to twist some existing laws to paint my actions as criminal. I swear....not wanting to admit that I had done something monumentally stupid played no part in my response. I told him "I was attacked by a deer." I did not mention that at the time It had my rope on it. The evidence was all over my body. Deer prints on the back of my jacket where it had stomped all over me and a large deer print on my face where it had struck me. I asked him to call somebody to come get me...I didn't think I could make it home on my own. So he did. Later that afternoon, a game warden showed up at my house and wanted to know about the deer attack. Surprisingly, deer attacks a re a rare thing and Parks & Wildlife was interested in the event. I tried to describe the attack as completely and accurately as I could - "Well, I was just filling the grain hopper and this deer came out of nowhere and started kicking the hell out of me and BIT me! It was obviously rabid or insane or something!" EVERYBODY for miles around now knows about the deer attack (the guy at the co-op has a big mouth). For several weeks people dragged their kids into the house when they saw deer around and the local ranchers carried rifles when they filled their feeders. I have told several people the story, but NEVER anybody around here. I have to see these people every day and as a relative outsider ("gentleman rancher/city folk" some say)...I have enough trouble fitting in without them snickering behind my back and whispering "There's the dumb-a** that tried to rope the deer!".
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    Spaghetti Sauce Time Again

    I like the sauce with the minced clams very well. It is a welcome change from normal spagetti sauce. get tired of same one all the time so change is nice.
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    Bbq Bear Roast

    Wish I could ! Have never tasted bear but would like to try it.
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    I Had This Ole Dog Named Sam

    Put the dog in some of your old ones you don't wear any more and Bat (knowing his secret was out) said.....
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    I Had This Ole Dog Named Sam

    Sam got Bat fixed instead and that made Bat...
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    Hmmmmm What Am I

    I go along with house cat.
  22. MrRee

    You Know It's Hot In Texas When....

    ha ha, love it !
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    Google Plus

    I don't try it, or the microsoft bing either. See no need to.
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    Damader Sandwich

    Everything is bigger in Texas!
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    Damader Sandwich

    Ok, what the you calling a damander ?? looks like a small tomatoe to me.. And most definantly use mayo !! that other crap is like some kind of salve on anything !