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There are so many homeless animals here too. It is sad. I just no longer want to save the world.It was overwhelming with 5 We always took them all with us when we traveled. These two are smaller and it makes them easier. People are also terrified of Rottweilers and they were not allowed a lot of places. I really believe If I ever get anther dog it will be a single and I will train it really well like my JRT was trained . These guys come when you call them ,they stay and they walk really well on a leash but that is the end of their skill set.

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Sweet, I can imagine they get spoil rotten. I had to upgrade Gigi the JRT and allow her to sleep on the bed. Shame she really dislikes the puppy raucous behaviour and the fact that the other 2 has got a new playmate.

I'm even thinking of a 5th dog! the yard can take it, so many doggies out there that needs homes. Poor animals are always the 1st to suffer, wish our laws where more strict

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6/19/15 7:17 P

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Sounds Like fun. I would love another puppy. Then I re think that statement and hold off. The boys are really enjoying their top if the world status. And it is much easier to travel with just the too of them. They are such good dogs.

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6/18/15 8:24 A

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LOVE her! - the boxer Ninja took on the mothering role, Pipi the x Corgi is the playmate and of course Gigi is the Alpha female and dishes out very stern discipline all day long. Poor Kiki has no option but to loose those street dog scavenger traits and conform to the new household fast!!!! It was terrible the first 2 weeks but I think we pulled it off, she's going to be a brilliant watchdog and companion. Next will be puppy classes, need another month or so emoticon

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6/9/15 12:39 P

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Awwwwwww emoticon for Kiki !!! Do the other kids like her?

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New puppy Kiki(3months) just about house trained after 1 week with us, no puddles last night!

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5/21/15 8:55 A

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GO YOU!!!!! emoticon I think big Ag and big Pharma are a nightmare.All those pre packaged foods are poison. And the drugs they give us make us sick.
I had health issues too. I really cleaned up my eating and it helped a lot . I have seriously cut back on carbs mainly bread (Which I love dearly)Added back full fat dairy (which I eat very little of) I have lost 23 pounds.
Life is good. LOL I bet my dr is going to have a stoke when she finds out I stopped taking my cholesterol meds again. I just cantr wrap my head around taking it emoticon

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5/21/15 6:12 A

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That Eggplant soup sounds DEVINE!!! I have printed it out to keep, now that's the type of recipe I like, can use up stacks of veg and herbs from garden and will keep in freezer. Thank you Arlene!

Yip it took a long time and lot's of wake up calls for me to find a lifestyle/diet that works for me. Now that I look back it all makes so much sense but was difficult to see it before-we so set in our ways & of course brain washed by big enterprise that makes money of the idiots. Best news is it might not even be necessary to have my knee surgery, my body is busy healing itself! Already off the High Blood pressure meds...I was in the very high risk(family history) for heart attack emoticon so rocking 60! hehe can't wait for 70!

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5/20/15 10:59 A

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www.food.com/recipe/roasted-eggplant
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I tried adding different links before. LOL I guess I messed up.
Your nut crumbs sound good. I may have to try them. Healthy then bread. I bet you feel great figuring out a new eating plan that is working for you. A lot of people seem to be giving up on grains these days.
Your new sauce is sounding pretty yummy too

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Ah I made something like that following my gut, even sold a few jars! Called it Brilliant Brinjal Sauce. Going to attempt making Tobasco Sauce this weekend-my mixed chillies has been in the brine for 2 weeks now.

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I have cut all grains and sugar out of my diet emoticon my health improved, lost 20 kg's and about 10 years!
I just do a whatever nuts I have(cheaper ones) in big quantities and grind them in my coffee grinder - consistency depends on what's needed, for nut flour just do finer. I'm amazed how easy it was to make the switch, can even make a flourless pancake now, lol!

I want to plant loads of squashes & pumpkins come summer, we will have to put heads together... luckily I use a lot now, great replacement for bread/pasta/rice/potatoes.

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my x mother in law used to make a tempura batter for the eggplant. It was wonderful. Are bread crumbs unavailable there or do you not eat them? Nut crumbs sound yummy .How do you make and use them? I will go check out your pickle recipe Bet that is yummy too. I seem to remember a friend doing eggplant in the broiler and then mixing other roasted veggies with it . it was like a spread .You can also freeze Ratatouille. I always wind up with a lot of squash and tomatoes too That I need to use up LOL
Have a great day Hannah emoticon

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Yes, I can even make "biltong" (jerky) in it - it's got a light and a fan for drying. Will be using it mainly to dry fruit, I'm looking for ways of preserving without using sugar. Also be good for drying veggies and of course to make doggie and birdie treats!

Just printed the Eggplant Parmesan recipe-a lot of work but it seems very yummy, just need to find a replacement for the breadcrumbs, sure I can substitute with my basic nut crumbs.

Also found a cool spicy Eggplant pickle with mustard seeds, ginger and pinion(3 more ingredients from my garden) that I can use up. www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2303647/
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I am a huge fan of Eggplant Parmesan . I make up small pans 8x8 cake pans of it and freeze it. It keeps well in the freezer .We get 2 meals out of each pan if it is just us.
Is an air dryer a dehydrator ??? for making fruit fruit leather and such??
I do not think I have ever seen a fresh guava . Is it hard like an apple? I think I have had them dried and in tropical fruit salad (canned ) . I like them
Don't you feel wonderful when your garden is doing good and you are able to put stuff up for the year ? I know I sure do :)


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I do about 3-4 jars of guavas every weekend, that's a lot of peeling! I have 6 eggplant in the fridge, must find a nifty way of preserving them-thinking of doing a pickle. BTW I bought an air dryer on Friday! so looking forward getting creative with it.

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I love eating out own vegetables and fruits. I agree nothing better. :) We had pumpkin soup the other day and eggplant last night. Both from last years garden. Putting it up keeps us in good for the year :) :) :)


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Made broccoli and fennel soup yesterday, decadent! can definitely taste the difference between my own organically grown veg and the crap from shops. I'm so inspired to carry on with my lifestyle emoticon even able to come up with my own unique recipes emoticon

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Great pic Hannah :) I will check out the group, AM pretty swamped in a 5% challenge right now though :)

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My bed taken over by the fur kids

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Wow what a gorgeous little guy :) I love big dogs !

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this is my friends little doggie!

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I love it !!!!!! Nice job :)
I finished cutting back the ice plant in the labyrinth . I can say it is the first time in two years my gardens are weeded and look good. I think I love my chiropractor and physical therapist .
Up next cleaning the animal coops. The are embarrassing.

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This is what I did last weekend, had fun!

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He is a piece of work. He plays in his water bowl with a toy ball. He take the ball up his ladders to his food bowl and fills it with water from the ball. I have zero idea why this nasty bird does not die from food poisoning At the end of the day his bowls are so gross! He also poops in the food bowl ON PURPOSE .He poops out of the bars on the dogs and on the grand kids. If it was not so nasty it would be hysterical. My husband hates him. I have never tried the corks will look for them when we go to a big town to shop. He has so many toys ,lots of different texture perches in different diameters.He is such a spoiled little nut.His cage is really big for his size .He does not talk but he mumbles all sort of things .


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OMG so funny! the parrot that turns his toys into his b#tches! will never be able to look at any birds toys again without thinking of Chucky.. have you ever given him cork tops to chew on? I buy them on a piece of wire(old wine bottle cork that's been cleaned) for my birds, very messy but at least it keeps them busy. Lucky my two hasn't discovered the hump story..yet, they just get a bit agro when it's mating season. LOL maybe because they have enough "bird porn" looking out the windows, we feed about 300 wild birds and they are at it all the time-even got a yellow budgie that has turned wild that come & feed. Must say it's a wonderful sight when they fly in twice a day :)



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Chucky is still invlove with the toys in his cage. I take them out and he plucks. I leave them in and he humps them off Silly bird is a wreck. I tried again to get him on to other food.He would rather starve. He will not go near it. If I put it on top of his regular food he wont even move it off to eat. SO I am guessing he will have a shorter balder life then I was hoping for.He is very sweet away from his cage but in it he is a bear .He looks better with just hump feather damage so I let him have his toys LOL
I will go look at the coop. Sounds like a chicken tractor.

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Awww, I wish you could. We are allowed to keep up to 6 hens, I'm only planning on keeping 4 should have a enough eggs for own use. Eggs and manure, bliss! I have a pic on my FB page of the coop I'm planning to build, very practical and two people can move it around the yard. I have huge lawns they can fertilize emoticon

How is your Chucky doing? My two are simply loving the place, Billy Boy has become so loving no biting anymore(touch wood) he hasn't done it since we moved!(over a year)

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I am letting my chickens dwindle down. The feed is so expensive here. I could never get the customers happy always too many eggs or not enough. I finally just gave up LOL We are down to about 10 birds. Even with 100 they did not keep the bugs out of the yard.They also dig up plants. I have heard Guineas are better to garden with BUT they are very noisy. Wish I could mail you my extra coop it is not being used anymore ;)

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Diatoms are great, just a bit pricey here-I use it on my dogs it's a must as they are on a raw food diet. In they garden I do companion planting, it works for most bugs just those damn butterflies laying eggs everywhere. I do realise it will take some time before balance is restored in my garden, I'm giving it 3 years to fall into place. Already the ants are less, they were everywhere!
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I am glad you saw the pictures. :) That section is going to be an herb fairy garden. My veggie plants are in a different section of the yard.My squash seeds are just starting to break through the soil. As are some of the herbs I have out there. I have never tried cabbage. But have done broccoli and Brussels sprouts. I use plastic knives and spoons to write down what I am planting out there a
It seems to work pretty good.
I use DE on the plants I see with bugs. If I can hand pick worm I will feed them to the chickens. If things are real bad I use a powder called 7 it is flea powder. It washes off preyty good. Hard to go all organic and get any food SIGH!

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I saw the pic's on FB! LOve your herb pots and the little painted signs. I need to make some signs for my brassicas - so lost at the moment, totally clueless as to what is what with my cabbages/broccoli/cauliflowers & Brussels sprouts! Apart from the red cabbage I have no idea where's what, I will have to wait 'till they start making heads. At the moment all I seem to do is squash worms, so gross and I feel so guilty but it's now a fight for survival in my little paradise emoticon

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That is awesome. I will have to share some pics of my garden .I have them on my phone will have to figure out how to get them to sp.
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This is my before and after pic's of the one planter

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It gets crazy here too if you do not keep an eye on it. But once started it uses very little water and does the job. We transplant it around the yard in place we want shade or more privacy.
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Bamboosa is GREAT! and in your dry climate it won't get out of hand. I planted them in a brick planter box on the pool side for privacy and shelter against the winds. You just gave me a FANTASTIC idea, I have noticed mine made babies so I'm going to plant a hedge by my veg garden! Will need to make sure it does not take over the whole of the back garden, this bamboo can grow like weed if they get water, must say I like the fact that I can cut my own bamboo stakes...money back in my pocket again.

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The winds here are terrible too. I planted bamboo to go on the winiest side of the garden. It also offers a little shade in the latter afternoon for those long hot summer days
Even though the grand girls are just 16 miles down the road I do not seem to see them very often. We work weekends and they are busy doing work and school during the week. So we are regulated to school holidays and over school breaks when we can coordinate .NO FUN!

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Must say I'm at the age where I truly miss grandchildren emoticon I do envy you guys, all this excess love now goes to my fur & feathered children emoticon


The strong winds are really playing havoc in my garden, I need to MacGyver something I can move around. Maybe a shade cloth on trellises that I shove in the ground. My poor strawberries are taking a beating and these plants don't come cheap here.

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That sounds wonderful :) Some of the seeds I planted are starting to sprout :) :) :) We have the grand girls for a few nights . We went for a hike and gathered rocks to paint. I am worn out. But we had a blast !

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Long weekend ahead to spend in the garden - got my peas/broad beans/leeks/carrots and lavenders to plant, about 50+ seedling in total emoticon

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I thought coyotes were bad. I can't even imagine dealing with jackals emoticon
These critter stay under ground.the fence would need to go way under the ground. I think we can trap them. I am going to try anyway LOL


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Bummer about the veg eating critters, not much you can do apart from heavy duty fencing and then they can still dig under. Unfortunately planting double doesn't solve the problem as they eat everything! Reminds me a bit of way back when my mom used to farm with chickens, at night the dogs where tied on runners right around the cages to keep the "cats" away. Nasty jackals used to be so sly finding ways to get to the poor chickens, I don't think the dogs could ever safe guard them.

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I worked in the veggies garden too. My tomatoes seedlings were getting to leggy so had to do something. Now will just pray there isn't another frost.
Lost an apple tree to a gopher :( so bummed it was all in bloom .We got some little apples from it last year. .I guess they just declared war. I will fight back !
Also got my seeds planted for herbs and greens :)
Hoping the row covers will help them grow. The past few years the critters have eaten the seedlings as soon as them emerged from the ground .
Will your olive tree get olives?

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Good weekend in the garden, increase MY veggie garden and added pavers. Did plant shopping yesterday, got 2 stunning olive trees and placed my order for my veggie seedlings.

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I think we are going to have a buggy season. we did not have a very cold winter. The cold slows them down. Hope your broccoli is okay .


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Haha...I was squashing little worms this morning, don't think my Broccoli plants are going to survive

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That sounds wonderful :) I am trying a new plan to get an herb bed going. Nature keeps ruining all my schemes .

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emoticon that's what happiness is ...... my "thing" these days are to try and cook a complete dish from my garden, except for the olive oil and salt very doable!

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I got to play in the garden :)

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I HAVE TWO feathered children emoticon

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Planted sweet peas yesterday, hard work hope it will be worth it!

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It's like our Kikuyu here, I hate that grass, once it's in between the buffalo lawn it will kill it off.
You should try vinegar undiluted - pour or spray on and make sure the sun gets to it, just watch out it will kill all other plants to - I use it on the paving to kill off silly weeds.

Spend a fortune shopping for plants Sunday past, I have about 80 plants to get into the ground this weekend. My back & knees are going to be finish!



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We have had a very mild winter and had a lot of rain in the Fall. Really gave the weeds a huge hold. The First Day of Spring is around March 20th .Bermuda grass is a night mare. It sends out tendrils above and below the dirt that take hold where ever they can it is really invasive and difficult to get rid of.I am always doing battle with it.


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emoticon = mammo emoticon ouch! good luck with that

ah gardening my pain and passion, took my a full year to reclaim my yard from all the weeds lol! doesn't the low temps kill them off on your side? good idea to do it now, seeing you are on your way to spring? when is spring?



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Hope the rest will help. I t was so beautiful here I reclaimed the front patio from the weeds and Bermuda grass. Next up the flower beds :) Not today though I have a PT appointment and after that a mammogram. How much fun can a girl really have in one day LOL emoticon

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Took it easy on Sunday, slept most of the day emoticon

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HUGS I do not think Flu is ever a friend . Hope you kick it soon emoticon

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Thanks ARlene....summer flu is not for sissy's!

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still not 100% but we will push on regardless emoticon

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Feeling better today after being ill in bed for 4days! dare I say it's nice to be back at work lol!

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Stayed on track over the weekend emoticon

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11/17/14 2:46 A

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Had a restful weekend for a change, feeling well rested and ready for the busy week ahead.

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9/18/14 3:54 A

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I get them every afternoon, 2 of them very funny to see them chasing bigger birds away, real clowns.

I'm great because it's raining today, happy! emoticon

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long tailed tits on my feeders

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Plumbing done, now for the brick paving then the pool. WOrking hard to have the outside in some order for summer.

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Winning war against the weeds emoticon

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It's raining emoticon emoticon

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Tell me about it...even with all the gardening in my "new" garden(moved in end Feb this year) I picked up about 2 kilos this winter.
I walk my dogs every morning and spend every free minute toiling in the garden, not much time for anything else. Summer of course will be spend in the pool emoticon if I manage to get the thing fixed-major renovations need to be done there, planning to make it smaller and have it fibre glassed. I enjoy doing water aerobics so a "splash" pool is good enough. My other passion is Pilates but again time always seems to get the better of me emoticon

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Summer is winding down for us here in NY State; soon it will be fall. I don't look forward to winter again, really will have to watch it this year in order to keep up with my fitness goals. That is when the pounds love to creep back on!
I do aerobics DVD's at home if I can't get out to walk or to the gym. My favorite tapes are Gilead, he does things that are helpful for arthritis, which is an issue of mine.
Do you use any at home work out equipment?

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That is precious emoticon


What a lovely warm weekend we had! manage to take the birds outside on both days, we had fun. Shame the poor things has had it with winter, can't wait for spring emoticon emoticon looking forward to that.

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I enjoyed some quality time after my aerobics workout with Cosmo; he likes to sit on the top of the shower area and then...new fun for him; an old 3 drawer chest with goodies for a parrot to chew IN THE DRAWERS...I open one, he climbs down, and proceeds to throw everything out, then chew on cardboard left inside. He emerges, saying "HELLO...!" when it's time to go back. (Also says "Wanna go back")
He's such a treat to spend time with!

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Looking forward to some quality time with my feathered kids over weekend!

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OK well that's easy; I am good at huddling then. I live in NY State, it is very rural and this morning I saw a deer as I came across our yard. I was putting peanuts out for the blue jays who insist on them every morning. This particular doe is very curious about our cats, I have a photo of her trying to come nose to nose with one, although he was not quite brave enough to allow it. My Cosmo has a 'porch cage' and sits outside while I work in the yard. you can hear him all over the property, he is a good whistler!

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It is now called The Team Wall Post - used to be the Huddle Wall


Are you enjoying this site? Great articles & recipes!

Where do live? I'm in Cape Town, South Africa emoticon

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Oh thanks for responding Hannah! I'm sorry you lost your Amazon. They are wonderful birds, so intelligent! I have an African Grey and he is my buddy. We communicate constantly.
I'm still wondering what the 'huddle' challenge means. What is a huddle?

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emoticon BonnieB! Talk away, love to hear more about your babies! Please share!

I have two senegals, both males, love them dearly. They keep me busy and I'm very protective, maybe a bit over the top - I lost my Amazon 3 years ago and still miss my Sonny Boy.

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Hi-I would like to join this group, I would be interested in talking with others who have birds. However, I do not know what a huddle is, so have not joined that challenge.

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emoticon made sure I took Sunday OFF, well rested and ready for the week.

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Rain. rain and more rain! empty pool before winter nearly 70% that is a lot of water!

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