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Made a pound cake for dessert.

Gave Mrs. Ranch a hand making the stuffed peppers (washing them, making the rice & browning 3 pounds of ground sirloin).

Made a batch of 'Memphis Dust' pork rub as I don't have enough for Monday's meal. I saw that we were getting low on Beef Rub, so I made that as well... We should be set for the year.

Prepped the baby back ribs for tomorrow.
 
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Watered the garden, asparagus, porch pots, flowerbeds & the trees/lirope in the backyard.

When I got the smoker ready this morning, it seemed like everything I wanted to touch had yellow jackets on it, I managed to get the pear burner cart without being attacked, so I fired it up & torched every nest I found. I hate them critters.

Put the ribs on the smoker over post oak & hickory coals at 225 degrees. Mrs. Ranch made another batch of potato salad to go with them.
 
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Clean the porch fan.

Shred the pasture adjacent to the garden.

Grease all the fittings on the tractor, then washed it.
 
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Watered the garden, asparagus, flowerbeds & the trees/lirope in the front yard.

Did the weekly shopping. I stopped to pick up jugs of generic RoundUp to spray the fenceline, but walked out of 2 places... The price went from $50 to $134!!! Needless to say, I was shocked. This is total BS.

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Then to beat all get-out, it rained 2.53" AFTER I watered because they forecasted 0.01"... I'm not complaining ar all about the rain, I do wonder why we are paying them as they are useless. Our government is incompetent.

I did order jugs of Imazapyr & a few others herbicides These are 'force multipliers, but I still need the RoundUp as a carrier, I talked to Mrs. Ranch & she said to get enough of the RoundUp to last us for a couple of years, so that is what I'll do tomorrow. The 268% price increase still pisses me off.
 
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Made ciabatta bread, 2 small loaves & 4 hamburger buns.

Went to town to pickup 6 cases of generic RoundUp, molasses tubs & mineral/sulphur blocks. Ouch!!!

Got another 0.27" of rain about noontime!!!
 
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Hired a HS boy to paint fence today. He's worked here a few times before and was just "OK". Today, he thought it was cool to paint with one hand and talk on his cell phone with the other. I had to call him out on it, and he seemed shocked that I felt this was abnormal work behavior. Lol.
 

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Hired a HS boy to paint fence today. He's worked here a few times before and was just "OK". Today, he thought it was cool to paint with one hand and talk on his cell phone with the other. I had to call him out on it, and he seemed shocked that I felt this was abnormal work behavior. Lol.
most of them don't have a clue............
 

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Put out the cattle's molasses tubs & mineral/sulphur blocks.

Prep the ranch fuel containers for another load before it goes up even more. I'll do that tomorrow AM.

Took some onions, potatoes & cucumbers down to our neighbors
 
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Spent this afternoon on rescue of a fish & wildlife service boat. Alternator had quit working and motor drained battery. We gave them a tow to the boat ramp they launched from.
 

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Went to get the ranch fuel.

Put out 1 roll of & then the sky opened up... 0.47" in about 15 minutes.

UPDATE 06 June 22: This storm caused a lightning bolt that struck the fence in front of the house, taking out both our internet routers.
 
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Made another late night run last night. Three guys ran their boat (22' Navistar) about 30' up on the bank. It was a hard pull but we got them back into the water and on their way. Got back to bed about 0200.........Some of these boaters amaze me.........
 

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Made bread.

Harvested tomatoes & a bucket of green peppers.

Assist Mrs. Ranch in stuffing the green peppers, We'll vacuum pack them tomorrow.

Seasoned up a big sirloin that I'll put on the smoker for supper. Also plan on some baked potatoes.
 

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Watered the porch pots & hanging baskets.

Vacuum packed the stuffed green peppers while Mrs. Ranch was working on her quilting.

Canned the tomatoes from yesterday.
 
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Watered the garden, asparagus, all the flowerbeds & the trees/lirope in the back yard.

Made scalloped potatoes for our neighbors.

Clean Dieter's 'mudroom' in my Jeep as it was smelling pretty doggy. I need to vacuum the Jeep out...
 
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