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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Might be it is a real pretty deep purple. Can't find a photo of it, got it somewhere.................
     
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    Out here, I could do with some that hard core self propagate, the grass and crap elm are taking over. The cluster of tiger lilies does, and I need to dig them all up and move them. I want to move all the bulbs into the center island of the drive, and just cover it in flowers.
     
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    Butterfly bushes are notoriously aggressive and invasive in some areas. Ours die back every winter, but I would be cautious about planting them if they didn't. The butterflies do love them, but I read somewhere that they aren't good for them... wish I could remember why! Off to do some research!
     
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    So today we picked up a load, hauled it a ways, passed it to the boss to haul cause dads heart started acting up. On the way home, my sister called, she’s due this weekend, but the scan today found her placenta has been failing, and she’s been loosing amniotic fluid. So they will induce her starting tonight. It’s almost the 1 yr anniversary of my stepmoms death, Dad is depressed, his heart is acting up, I’m not ready for him to keel over yet! I’ve got plans darn it! Like he’s supposed to walk me down the isle! So if I go offline for an extended period of time, y’all will know I’m just dealing with family health crisis.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Hope things get better for you and your family @JamieB
     
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    Hope t gets better Jamieb because it sure can't get worse .I know I lost both my mom and dad when I was pregnant with my second son .So sending all my hopes and prayers your way .
     
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    Thank you guys. I’m staying up in hopes to hear about the new baby, and to check on Dad, and avoid the flu ridden bed! Seeing as I’ve kicked him out of bed the past two nights cause I was tossing and turning too much for him, it’s only fair to let him have the bed tonight! I got him soup, crackers, meds, and ginger ale.
     
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    @JamieB Keeping you, your sister and dad in thoughts and prayers.
     
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    Today is a sad day for me!
    Right before the pond started icing over, I watched my fish sink to the bottom from my kitchen window, I didn't realize one of them was missing, he was caught in the skimmer box:(
    Sometime they go in and come out on their own, but I'm thinking he got too large to manage ....how could I forget to check in there...and how could I not realize a fish that bright is missing...
    ......I feel so guilty right now:cry:
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    So sorry @Gemma and these things do happen. When I moved my fish from my 1st pond to my 2nd I drained the old pond to be able to get all the fish out easier. I heard this funny noise now and then while standing in the pond scooping fish out. I kept looking all around trying to figure out what it was. I did not know till the next day that the noise was fish flopping around in between the rocks on the short pond ledge. I had no idea they could squeeze in those small cracks.They had swam in there to escape all the stuff I was doing and several of them died. I was mortified and still feel guilty when I think about it. .
     
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    The north wind came roaring in and chased the warmer weather we had away last night. I don’t think I’ll see my fish for a few mo the, except the small ones I’m raising inside. They are growing slowly, I wonder if I need to give them more flakes more often or what. I’d guess they’ve tripled or quadrupled in size since I brought them in. The water is cool, but not too cold.
     
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    Thanks! I think I'm feeling a lot like you must have felt that day
     
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    last winter or 2 ago i lost 70% due to miss timed netting for leaves. had to see any animal die but live and learn i guess
     
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    Wow, this thread has kinda died off!
    I’m stripping an old bread box, and I noticed a very pretty red streak in the wood. So I think I’ll break out my art brushes to accent the wood grain with different stain colors before I seal it. Letting the stripper work now, it’s on it’s sec coat. Then I’ll wash it, let it dry, and start staining!
     
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    8BFB1707-6F2F-4EDE-9F0A-EB17991A5F9A.jpeg By the handle is the only streak I see that is that red. Sad. I’ll see what colors of stain we have laying around, and try to accent the grain, giving it a dash more contrast, but still look natural.
     

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    nice bread box and looks homemade and some one put lots of love into it
     
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    Yes. It had a lot of dirt and grime, but not much stain or sealer left. The wood is darker than I expected, I just finished washing it, letting it dry now so I’ll see better just what color it will be. Beautiful wood grain, solid wood on it. I love to take well made, solid wood, and make them better. 90% of the time, I prefer the look of wood to paint.
     
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    Clean and mostly dry. It needs to finish drying completely before I stain it, but here it is, with the stain containers inside it. The lovely red streak is hidden now it’s dry. Close up of the screws as well. I’ll let it dry all night, then check it tomorrow. If it’s ready, I’ll start! I think I’ll follow the grain, alternating colors for each layer of wood in the grain where I can.
     

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    @JamieB you're doing a great job restoring that bread box! :)
     
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