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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,725
Posted By TexaRican
Man my neighbors have 2 big cats and people...

Man my neighbors have 2 big cats and people across the street have them too. Three of them spend much of their day lounging or hunting the storm drain which is a few feet from where this snake was....
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,725
Posted By TexaRican
Spotted this guy partially under a rock 3Ē from...

Spotted this guy partially under a rock 3Ē from my bare toes yesterday. He kindly waited while I traded my sandals for sneakers and leaf blower for a sharp hoe....
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By TexaRican
What kills crepe myrtle?

and jasmin and all the invasive vines in my storm drain? Tree guys even ground the stump on a big crepe I had take out but itís springing back up all over. Gonna sink some holes in with a 18Ē drill...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By TexaRican
So that girl who made the clincher was born in...

So that girl who made the clincher was born in NYC and now lives in San Diego but plays for Finland?

One of the other Euros had perfect American pronunciation, zero accent. I think somebody said...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By TexaRican
Dang auto correct Sent from my iPhone...

Dang auto correct


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By TexaRican
Untouchables

Well unless I can lure them down to the river bed and the I can shoot from my property. There are two absolute toads in this group. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,218
Posted By TexaRican
That guy must have gotten rich off the glitter...

That guy must have gotten rich off the glitter bomb
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,218
Posted By TexaRican
I'm thinking I could do something quick and...

I'm thinking I could do something quick and simple with one of those extra large finger breaking old school rat traps as the firing mechanism. Screw it to a heavy base and epoxy on some light...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,218
Posted By TexaRican
After lots of web searching, youtube and this...

After lots of web searching, youtube and this thread I know that I can't get rid of them. From that deck I can see 13 of them right now out in the yard. It's 109 yards to the river bank in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,218
Posted By TexaRican
Squirrel eradication

Ok, with the new place on the river I have been resisting the urge to get a PCP air rifle and have some fun from the top deck but no longer. Little bastages have eaten holes in my patio furniture...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,225
Posted By TexaRican
Not sure how I ever survived life before a zero...

Not sure how I ever survived life before a zero turn. If anybody is looking at this model, don't hesitate. So far I love everything about it. I see what everyone was talking about with some wheel...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,225
Posted By TexaRican
So I ended up with the Cub. It just had more...

So I ended up with the Cub. It just had more features that I wanted for less money and still has a 3 year warranty. I checked with them on where I would get service and it turned out to be a place...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,365
Posted By TexaRican
Praying now

Praying now
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,225
Posted By TexaRican
Thanks for all the input. Iím going to check 2...

Thanks for all the input. Iím going to check 2 more dealers tomorrow but suspect they are going to have mostly commercial mowers. Not a ton of choices out here.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,225
Posted By TexaRican
My slope goes right up to the back of the house....

My slope goes right up to the back of the house. Iím using a push mower to run a strip or two along the back. Then with the garden tractor I mow straight down to the river drop off and straight back...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,225
Posted By TexaRican
Why is that? The motor is lower in the frame,...

Why is that? The motor is lower in the frame, seat height is lower and rear tires wider. I would think it would be better than my lawn tractor. Certainly faster. I have no experience with them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,225
Posted By TexaRican
Another zero turn thread

Ok, nearly flipped my Cub Cadet LTX1050 for the last time this weekend. Iím mowing my acre plus my neighborís at times with some pretty steep slopes and need something with a wider stance and lower...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By TexaRican
Yep, my first house here was over in the new part...

Yep, my first house here was over in the new part across from the PAC. Lots of deer there but little other wildlife. That whole section of the orchard is being flattened for modern houses that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By TexaRican
I guess we have wolves then

I guess we have wolves then
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By TexaRican
So far all the coyotes I've seen here on the...

So far all the coyotes I've seen here on the river bank have been far bigger than my 55lb cur dog. Neighbor tells me that they get rowdy in the fall and will come right up to the house taunting his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By TexaRican
Fox or baby yote?

Hanging around my yard all day.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,756
Posted By TexaRican
Anyone ever sold their own home?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By TexaRican
I suggested this movie to wife and daughter...

I suggested this movie to wife and daughter tonight based only on glancing at the this post. Wife actually has a friend that is an extra and we could see her in the movie twice. They are also big...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By TexaRican
There is a carver locally who has been...

There is a carver locally who has been advertising. I did think about it but location is just not good.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By TexaRican
She gone ...

She gone

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I did keep a big slice...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By TexaRican
Wow, just wow. This has been a total attack on my...

Wow, just wow. This has been a total attack on my family. So wifeís login got used again and they tried to take $2500 and change by ACH to a check cashing place from my checking. Back to chase this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,797
Posted By TexaRican
Prayers up Sent from my iPhone using...

Prayers up


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,884
Posted By TexaRican
Caught another gaspergou tonight, 2 bass, 2 gar,...

Caught another gaspergou tonight, 2 bass, 2 gar, 2 channel cats then a keeper striper that swallowed that littl lure. It was bleeding so I head to the bank to go clean it but one last flop and he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,884
Posted By TexaRican
Neighbor turned me on to that lure and itís just...

Neighbor turned me on to that lure and itís just uncanny how well it works our parts of the river. We will both try 3 or 4 other lures and catch a fish here and there but that quarter ounce panther...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By TexaRican
Updating for those who tried to help - it was a...

Updating for those who tried to help - it was a broken sending unit wire down under the boat. I swam under and temporarily fixed it while we were floating this weekend. Will rewire properly next time...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,884
Posted By TexaRican
Fish ID be gentle

Donít laugh cause Iím coming off 22 years of saltwater and just donít know these river fish.

Freshwater drum?
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By TexaRican
Well that opening on the pipe is probably 80 to...

Well that opening on the pipe is probably 80 to 100 feet or so down to the main drop that would be the normal high water mark on the river bank. The hole is cut on a bit of a hump but overall itís...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By TexaRican
So dang frustrating. That is not a head wall, at...

So dang frustrating. That is not a head wall, at least not much of one. It goes less than a foot past what you see in either direction. This is not the pipe end. Somebody cut an opening here. Using...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,538
Posted By TexaRican
I have 6 cedar posts set on a small pet yard...

I have 6 cedar posts set on a small pet yard project. Been stalling on buying the cross rails and pickets in hopes things come down. Cedar pickets are still $3.25. The last time I built a fence in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By TexaRican
Am I over-posting?:D Yep, I love my Brazos yard,...

Am I over-posting?:D Yep, I love my Brazos yard, drainage issue and all. The view is about to get better and I'll have firewood for the next ice age.


Thanks for the input on the tree folks. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By TexaRican
I didnít get a quote on that. Got a whole...

I didnít get a quote on that. Got a whole property deal for my acre that has some very, very large pecans that need lots of work for safety and aesthetics. They are pulling some crepe myrtles too.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By TexaRican
Cutting board or coffee table is kind of what I...

Cutting board or coffee table is kind of what I was thinking.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By TexaRican
Silver Maple

I have a tree way too close to the house and the arborist told me today it is a Silver Maple. Beauty but has to go. Is there any value in it? They are doing a full property clean up as this place...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,141
Posted By TexaRican
Group of 7 turkey visited my yard today. I...

Group of 7 turkey visited my yard today. I routinely see 1 lone tom or 2-3 hens but 7 together is a first.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By TexaRican
Anywhere near a military base? Search for job...

Anywhere near a military base? Search for job fairs or call them.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By TexaRican
Stupid "free" games on the phone/ipad, clicking...

Stupid "free" games on the phone/ipad, clicking on FB videos, web sites, IG, Vine, Tiktok. I've been fighting her and my kid on that mess for years. Always leads to trouble.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By TexaRican
This is my big concern. Just got her pword...

This is my big concern. Just got her pword changed there too.

Strange part in all this is that there is way, way more money there than they tried to get. Perhaps hoping we would not notice?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By TexaRican
Gigem said it right. Need more of this. WTG Dad! ...

Gigem said it right. Need more of this. WTG Dad!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By TexaRican
The more I investigate the more I suspect Iíll be...

The more I investigate the more I suspect Iíll be out there with a shovel - bad back and all. Neighbor is a local coach and looks like a bodybuilder. His 1 year old is my top safety concern and Iím...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 614
Posted By TexaRican
Prayers up Sent from my iPhone using...

Prayers up


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By TexaRican
Happened again today. $3000 transfer from my...

Happened again today. $3000 transfer from my savings caught in the pending stage and got it stopped. Bank confirmed my wifeís login used again.
She only uses the bank app on her iPhone

I had her...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By TexaRican
CJ and FVR thanks for the input. HOA has a huge...

CJ and FVR thanks for the input. HOA has a huge file on my property I saw when I got my small driveway extension. I will stop by and ask to see if the original plans are in there.
No water...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By TexaRican
Unfortunately the documentation is in the rules...

Unfortunately the documentation is in the rules and covenants I signed when moving here. Did I read it all then? No
Should the realtor who got a fat check just for showing me 3 houses have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By TexaRican
That pic is up closer to the pipe entry point. ...

That pic is up closer to the pipe entry point. At the end in the big hole I can see the pipe end. It is not collapsed and is obviously purposely done that way with stone surrounding the end.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By TexaRican
That is my main concern and really the only...

That is my main concern and really the only reason I'm planning improvements here. Minimum and absolute critical item is some kind of bars over that pipe entry. Kid would get sucked down and drown...
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