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Oh and one more cool thing. I bought a PCP air rifle. 25 caliber Hatsan with a 9 round clip. Just using a hand pump for now. (well not using it with my shoulder) But I got a couple strong boys so they get to pump it up. But I definitely want to get my hands on a scuba tank and a compressor someday. 

This is the rifle but I got it for half price at "Field supply" they get the refurbished ones ones in a while.

http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Hatsan_AT4...Rifle/3225

I also have a really nice scope coming from Ali-express for it. It's a Hawke one $80 from ali-express and it's $260 if you buy it in the states. Same lifetime warranty and everything.

They opened up deer hunting with air rifles in Michigan, supposed to use a 35 caliber or bigger but I talked with the DNR about it and they said that there is some leeway if you are using it for yard pest deer. I can shoot them out of my bedroom window. Headshots and drop them on the spot with it. 50 feet away at most. I have a bunch of real rifles but I don't like shooting them in my yard because they give my pets the fits. One of my rabbits kicked the bucket last time I fired my Mosin Nagant cannon and my wife's cat gets seriously freaked out too. So my wife has kinda put the kabosh on me firing my cannons that close to the house. My buddy has a shooting rang anyway but that doesn't do me much good for pest control.

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GOOD MORNING. Everybody it's a wonderful sunny morning here and it feels great to just be alive. Smile

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Good morningSmile

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Thanks Whiskey. I see you have plenty of deer around just like me. You will really need to do something to protect them. Deer love munching them and will strip them bare. Fencing them works well but is kinda expensive and to me looks terrible. Liquid fence is a commercial product that you spray on them. It works but like any of the sprays you have to re-spray after it rains and every so often anyway. Also you can make your own spray which is what I do. Eggs, baking powder and water, blend it up and let it sit for a day then spray it on. That works really well too. But on any of the sprays they will also get used to it so it's best to mix it up. Use the eggs and baking powder for a month and then switch to one with hot peppers in it to burn their mouths. Handing fabric fresheners also works. So does fishing line set about 2 feet from the ground. It scares them when they run into it. Tie some cans to it with rocks in them. The noise freaks them out. But if you don't mind the fencing that is by far the easiest way to go, less work in the long run.

We will have fencing for the dogs all the way around the perimeter of the house. so they and other new plantings will be protected, including a veg garden and decorative shrubs and perenials. Smile
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Hey folks! Good to hear that enthusiasm for life, Rob! 

Brad, I'm glad to hear your shoulder is healing. Scars are cool, don't let anyone tell you different Tongue

I joined a gym and started working out a few days ago, I think getting engaged has kind of motivated me to get back in shape. In high school I was in just about every sport, I played offensive line in football, forward in basketball, wrestled in the 150 weight class, and then college hit and I lost all that muscle and gained a beer belly. It's really frustrating when you used to be able to run 6 miles a day, and now can barely make it to 1, but at least I'm on the right track. 

Girlfriend finally gets home from her family vacation tonight, she's been gone since last Tuesday. I proposed last Monday, and they left the next day, so this has been a Looooong week. 

Anyways, that's what's going on with me, I hope all you guys are doing well. Whiskey, I think Brad is onto something with the deer, just make venison! Tongue
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(07-06-2015 10:23 PM)Whiskey Wrote:  Glad to see your recovering from a major shoulder deal there 18, I know shoulder issues can really suck, you went through a painful time no doubt, I simply LOVE fruit trees and we will be looking into planting a couple this fall at the new place. I want a cherry and a couple applesSmile

Are you above 1500 feet  Whis?

Apples do very badly above this altitude.

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I'll have to check Don, we are up in a mountainous area but I don't think we are that high, in fact the reason apple trees came to my mind is because they had to pull out 2 of them when they cleared the building lot, so they were fine trees, I was hoping they didn't have to take them, but they ended up having to.

The tree here in front of the house was an apple (right above the dozer bucket)

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If there were apples there before you'll likely be fine. Only reason I know this is from doing some research for varieties that might work at the cottage. Which is just under 1500 feet.

Best to check with who you get them from that they will do OK at your altitude.

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Def will do that, thanksGood
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Morning folks!

I have a severely dog infested sofa here.

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Good morning all good men, Don too.Wink

 My cats are on my sofa. Dogs are in the kitchen waiting for a breakfast scrap or two. Rabbits are out hopping around for a bit before their morning meal. Good beggars, rabbits. Worse than dogs or cats, when they want a cookie they will bug you until they get one and they don't know how to not be cute so it's hard not to give in.

Looks like another beautiful day in Northern Michigan. Vaping some swedish fish out of my new squonk box. Physical therapy starts on Thursday, fun fun.

Have a good one, everybody!

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