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Jul 4, 2020 - 7:50:11 AM
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31599 posts since 3/5/2008

4th of JULY...!

:0)

Edited by - figmo59 on 07/04/2020 07:51:13

Jul 4, 2020 - 8:03:03 AM
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OM45GE

USA

98724 posts since 11/7/2007

You too Al

Jul 4, 2020 - 8:24:58 AM
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chuckv97

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Happy 4th, everyone

Jul 4, 2020 - 8:30:29 AM
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1648 posts since 2/12/2009

its your big day Stateside so, I hope you guys get the chance to celebrate , happy 4th July !

Jul 4, 2020 - 8:35:46 AM
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10402 posts since 1/15/2005

Thanks Fig ...... hope all of our friends here have a safe and happy 4th!

Jul 4, 2020 - 8:57:03 AM
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3139 posts since 9/12/2016

I go for domestic tranquility this 4th

Jul 4, 2020 - 9:08 AM
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Owen

Canada

5838 posts since 6/5/2011

Ya, Tom.... in Nova Scotia a common phrase on land deeds is "... the quiet enjoyment of one's property."  I haven't seen it on Manitoba titles; nevertheless, when neighbours fire up their lawnmowers, it's no real deterrent to me commenting to my wife: "What the heck happened to quiet enjoyment ... etc. ?"    Occasionally I've asked the neighbors if they're trying to shame me into keeping my lawn trimmed, but so far none have owned up to it.

Regardless, have a good holiday, y'all!

Edited by - Owen on 07/04/2020 09:09:02

Jul 4, 2020 - 9:20:29 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13971 posts since 9/27/2007

Have fun & play safe! 

Jul 4, 2020 - 10:05:09 AM
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RonR

USA

1662 posts since 11/29/2012

Happy Fourth!

Jul 4, 2020 - 10:15:51 AM
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My hope is that those whose military service left them extremely sensitive to sudden loud bangs, will get through the day as calmly as possible.
AND that those who are not trained and licensed to set off fireworks do no harm to themselves or others.

A couple years back, somebody launched a stolen military parachute flare.
It landed on the roof of the Patrick Cudahy meat processing plant, did a couple million dollars' damage, and put hundreds of people out of work for several months.

Jul 4, 2020 - 10:19:25 AM

3139 posts since 9/12/2016

cows got a stay of execution though Mike, signed I like pork best anyway

Jul 4, 2020 - 6:10:53 PM

figmo59

USA

31599 posts since 3/5/2008

Jul 4, 2020 - 6:17:13 PM
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figmo59

USA

31599 posts since 3/5/2008

From the sounds of it...here...
Most folks have spent thier ...Stimyouless checks...
On .....
FIREWORKS....!


N...not tiny ones...! :0)

Jul 4, 2020 - 7:34:15 PM
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Paul R

Canada

12971 posts since 1/28/2010

Hope you've had, or are still having, a happy birthday celebration down there.

Jul 4, 2020 - 7:44:56 PM
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QldPicker

Australia

43 posts since 4/17/2020

Happy 4th y'all. Keep safe!

Jul 4, 2020 - 11:35:09 PM
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Brian T

Canada

16742 posts since 6/5/2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es243jzsK0Q&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2DKV5OhFd7SSD6bGtQgRXOtIIJbWzceAeEuQl67-GZQtU1YCg31N8Dxt4

 

Not for some. 1:30 AM. Dark, cold, windy raining. Maybe 20 minutes north of my house.
25,000m^3 (about 30,000 cu yds) of mountainside mud, rocks, logs and water
comes a-whooping down on your home. Property damage, minor injuries,
9 homes evacuated, some quite "rearranged." More to come is expected.
Only road is buried for 1/4 mile under 3+ feet of slide.

The contractor with heavy equipment can't go until the slope is safe.
About 40 people cut off on the far side. No other roads or detours at all.
 

Jul 4, 2020 - 11:46:04 PM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

258 posts since 8/9/2019

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Ya, Tom.... in Nova Scotia a common phrase on land deeds is "... the quiet enjoyment of one's property."  I haven't seen it on Manitoba titles; nevertheless, when neighbours fire up their lawnmowers, it's no real deterrent to me commenting to my wife: "What the heck happened to quiet enjoyment ... etc. ?"    Occasionally I've asked the neighbors if they're trying to shame me into keeping my lawn trimmed, but so far none have owned up to it.

Regardless, have a good holiday, y'all!


You'd rather your neigbours never cut their lawns or?

Jul 5, 2020 - 12:59:11 AM

figmo59

USA

31599 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es243jzsK0Q&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2DKV5OhFd7SSD6bGtQgRXOtIIJbWzceAeEuQl67-GZQtU1YCg31N8Dxt4

 

Not for some. 1:30 AM. Dark, cold, windy raining. Maybe 20 minutes north of my house.
25,000m^3 (about 30,000 cu yds) of mountainside mud, rocks, logs and water
comes a-whooping down on your home. Property damage, minor injuries,
9 homes evacuated, some quite "rearranged." More to come is expected.
Only road is buried for 1/4 mile under 3+ feet of slide.

The contractor with heavy equipment can't go until the slope is safe.
About 40 people cut off on the far side. No other roads or detours at all.
 


Man...

That Sucks..... :0(

Jul 5, 2020 - 6:22:37 AM

1964 posts since 2/10/2013

I live on the gulf coast near Pensacola Fl.. Lots of big sod farms down here. But an "old timer" told me this has not always been the case. When he was a "kid", yards were just bare dirt and were swept clean. This was before air conditioning. Homes had a screened in room which was used as a bedroom in the hot summer months.

Nowadays, legislation can exist to determine what lawns should look like. But when I lived in Michigan, someone was fined for not meeting the legislation. If I remember correctly he was a college professor who planted small trees and let his law revert to "nature". When he appeared in court, he argued that his lawn was designed to eliminate the need of chemicals and to provide habitat for birds to naturally control insects. His case was dismissed.

I am not a fan of "green deserts". I prefer natural surroundings. Mother Nature seems to know more than we do anyway. She has been working at things longer than mankind.

Jul 5, 2020 - 7:13:04 AM

Owen

Canada

5838 posts since 6/5/2011

 
Originally posted by ChunoTheDog.
<snip> You'd rather your neigbours never cut their lawns or?

Never?? I don't figure it has to be an all-or-nothing proposal.  Two solutions pop into my mind without too,too much effort: 1) they could lop off an inch at a cutting rather than 3 cuttings @ 1/3"  or, better still, 2) they could just wait 'til they hear mine going and then do theirs at the same time.   

But, "never" needn't be a bad thing... converting the space to a vegetable garden or xeriscape might be worth considering.

Neighbours across the street from a brother of mine in Winnipeg have their [smallish] front lawn a "natural" space... i.e. grass, flowers and shrubs that are native to the area.  I only go there a few times a year, but I've never seen it mowed.  To me it looks just fine... my brother is also a "no harm no foul" kind of guy.... I didn't check into city regulations.

Edited by - Owen on 07/05/2020 07:23:17

Jul 5, 2020 - 8:35:05 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Ya, Tom.... in Nova Scotia a common phrase on land deeds is "... the quiet enjoyment of one's property."  I haven't seen it on Manitoba titles; nevertheless, when neighbours fire up their lawnmowers, it's no real deterrent to me commenting to my wife: "What the heck happened to quiet enjoyment ... etc. ?"    Occasionally I've asked the neighbors if they're trying to shame me into keeping my lawn trimmed, but so far none have owned up to it.

Regardless, have a good holiday, y'all!


gasoline engines and lawn mowers--the stuff that dreams are made of

Jul 5, 2020 - 9:14:04 AM
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Brian T

Canada

16742 posts since 6/5/2008

We get so much rain in the summers here that a single dry day brings out a chorus of lawn mowers.
The entire neighborhood gets all done in one day then peace and quiet.

I have 3 big spruce trees (dbh 12-16") in my front yard that shed enough needles to kill just about everything. Bit of weed-whacking to knock down the odd wisp of grass but that's it.
Everybody understands how the needles and shade do it so there's never a complaint.

But, my trees are loaded with foraging little birds. Ravens hiding foodie hand-outs. Hummingbirds nesting. Many birds roosting for shelter in rain storms. Fine by me if I have no lawn to keep up.

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