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3/29/08 1:01 P

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Ginger... some friends of mine went to Silver Dollar City Wednesday (I didn't go... way too expensive for locals but would have been a good walking day if it were free!) and IT WAS PACKED already! They said it was crazy and had to stand in lines for hours. Guess it was because of spring break but the weather was cold & windy so why would anyone go there in this crap? lol It wasn't even enjoyable for them and now I'm REALLY glad I stayed home! C'monnnnnnn sunshine!

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3/29/08 12:53 P

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emoticon NO KIDDING I AM WITH YOU I HATE WINTER AND I REALLY HATE SNOW!!I SPENT THE WINTER OF 92 IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND I NEVER WANTED TO COME BACK HERE!IF I WASNT MARRIED I WOULD BE SOOOO OUT OF HERE!

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3/26/08 8:22 A

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Oh my, Ginger! I refuse to move any farther north than we are (SW MO) and if we move anywhere it'll be farther south! I long for long, long summers and very short winters! Northern MN? Brrrrrrr!

Edited by: BILLIARDBOYZMOM at: 3/26/2008 (08:22)
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Gwendolyn
Springfield, Missouri

"I am only one, but still, I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can."

Watch my turtle! watch... waaatch.... waaaaaatch...
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3/25/08 6:26 P

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emoticon I live in Northern Mn. not the far north but far enough!We are 50 miles from Fargo North Dakota.Thats a windy cold place cept in the middle of Summer.Yes I think Branson is wonderful in the fall and I bet the Spring is nice but I could see Summer getting nasty heat wise!

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3/22/08 9:06 A

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The spring and fall are the absolute BEST times to visit Branson! In the summer the traffic is so bad cars over heat and stall out and that makes it even worse! Where do you live Gingerstardust? The new outer roads have really helped to get out of the mess on 76. For anyone here who has never been to Branson, MO it's like a mini Las Vegas without the gambling, has a 5 mile long strip that is 2 lanes with millions of cars backed up for miles! It's truly a neat experience.... ONCE! hahaha

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Gwendolyn
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"I am only one, but still, I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can."

Watch my turtle! watch... waaatch.... waaaaaatch...
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3/21/08 8:11 P

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emoticon HA NOPE WE ARENT THE ONES CLOGGING UP 76 WE HAVE BEEN GOING THERE 12 YEARS NOW AND KNOW THE PLACE INSIDE OUT SO WE STAY ON THE SIDE ROADS AND NEVER WORRY ABOUT THAT SLOW TRAFFIC!ITS GREAT!BBTHOM WE WILL BE GOING IN OCT AS WELL BUT I HAVE TO LOOK UP THE DATES.ITS USUALLY PERFECT THERE IN OCT WEATHER WISE!

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3/16/08 1:51 P

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Looking forward to our Oct 11th Bus tour trip to Branson with my hubbie, plus his sister & brother (both lost their spouse in past 2 yrs). Lots of lakes in your area. Wish I could go fishing there also. Will check out your weather before so I know how to pack. Want a camcorder to take lots of pics.

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3/12/08 8:13 A

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Aha! So you're one of those tourista's that clog up 76 in Branson! lol We live 30 miles from there and take all the back roads to TableRock to stay out of all that miserable snail moving traffic! If one has to live in Missouri, the Ozarks is the place to be ... it can be stunningly beautiful, especially in the spring and fall.... the humidity takes some getting used to tho.

starting weight: 157
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Gwendolyn
Springfield, Missouri

"I am only one, but still, I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can."

Watch my turtle! watch... waaatch.... waaaaaatch...
It's moving! woohoo!


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3/11/08 10:32 P

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Welcome all new members !Missouri is my favorite place to visit we go every fall to Branson and not for the shows either.The people are wonderful there!I love the birds down there too.Its always so pretty we go there in the fall.

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3/8/08 2:19 P

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Welcome to the team and THINK SPRING!! emoticon

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3/8/08 5:52 A

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Hi All! I'm Gwen from Springfield, MO... been with SP for 2 weeks now. I just found this group and thought I'd check it out. My pond, koi, flowers and backyard birds (along with 4 inside ones!) are my stress relievers.... I can sit and watch them all for hours!

starting weight: 157
goal: 120 again just one more time in my life!

Gwendolyn
Springfield, Missouri

"I am only one, but still, I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can."

Watch my turtle! watch... waaatch.... waaaaaatch...
It's moving! woohoo!


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3/1/08 10:14 A

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Hummies love Butterfly bushes they come in many colors and you can get nice ones cheap at Wally world.I love to plant one of them, put a shepherds hook next to it and work out from there adding as I can afford the time and money for a new sections LOL I have just about run out of room.The Hummies and other birds love it and the colour is great.We go through 100 pounds of sugar a week during hummie season.Gee that starts next month..LOL
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2/28/08 11:13 P

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Thank you everyone for the ideas! It will be fun for the next several years to experiment and watch as things grow and the birds and butterflies become attracted to my yard. Gardening is good exercise too, right? Then sitting and watching is good for the mind and soul.

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2/24/08 8:41 P

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from inside your home look out the windows and picture where you would be able to sit and look out onto a pond.

water attracts birds and if you plan a pond that can be seen from the inside it will give you something peaceful to reflect on while bird watching.

then plan a small sitting/reading patio near your pond with flowers close enought to smell while sitting in your reading patio



we have a small pond in one area, a pre made waterfull fountain and a small bucket pump fountain...we have them in different places around the yard every year and we have tons of birs that love the running water esp warblers and finches. I really love the tiny birds and their songs it is very peaceful for me after a long day.

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2/24/08 2:44 P

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Welcome Susan! I've read that red is a good hummer color! I love blank slates! And don't forget hummer feeders along with the regular bird feeders!

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2/24/08 1:11 P

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Start some container gardens that you can transfer later. Place them around the house to brighten things up as your lawn comes in.

Welcome to this great team, Spring is almost here!!
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2/24/08 1:00 P

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Welcome Susan. Get a couple of shepard hooks..hang bird feeders. W/ a trellis..plant vine climbing flowers to attract hummers. I hear bee balm attracts hummers, too. Bee balm also is a rapid grower..An over powerer...

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2/24/08 12:50 P

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I am so glad that I found this group! I love watching the birds come to my backyard.

Here's my thing: We just had a house built and the front and back yards right now are nothing but mud. Some might think that is bad. Nope! I see it as a blank slate! I can do anything I want in my yard to attract birds and butterflies. So, any quick suggestions for things to do first? I know that some parts will take time and patience, but there must be some inexpensive things that I can do to make my yard look nice for it's first spring.

Help!

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