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Forum: SLC 12 May 2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,125
Posted By sparrowgrass
Drain flies (aka sewer flies) look like fruit...

Drain flies (aka sewer flies) look like fruit flies. They reproduce in the gunk (technical term) in your drains. Best way to get rid of them is to pour a couple quarts of boiling water in the drain.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 22 November 2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 115,884
Posted By sparrowgrass
Just because someone dumped a gut pile in the...

Just because someone dumped a gut pile in the woods nearby does not mean I need 4 deer legs and a liver in the yard.
Forum: Police Blotter 03 November 2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,006
Posted By sparrowgrass
Flat bed trailers, pulled by a pickup or tractor,...

Flat bed trailers, pulled by a pickup or tractor, are commonly used to haul hay here in MO, and I have seen them used for hayrides, as well.
Forum: SLC 25 August 2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 161,740
Posted By sparrowgrass
I saw a *LIVE* armadillo. I don't know what was...

I saw a *LIVE* armadillo. I don't know what was wrong with it.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 07 April 2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,250
Posted By sparrowgrass
Our wild hogs in Missouri are not radioactive (as...

Our wild hogs in Missouri are not radioactive (as far as I know) but they really can do some damage. They root up crop and hay fields, eat anything that doesn't eat them first (ground nesting birds,...
Forum: Rantidote 21 December 2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,428
Posted By sparrowgrass
Burning bush is quite invasive in Missouri, but...

Burning bush is quite invasive in Missouri, but there is a native type. Euonymus Americanus, but it might not be thick enough to block noise. Pretty leaves in fall, interesting fruit.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 05 October 2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,789
Posted By sparrowgrass
I have 3 dogs and one cat, and none of them beg,...

I have 3 dogs and one cat, and none of them beg, because I HATE it. I tell them no, send them into the other room, and generally ignore them when I am eating. No treats til I am done, and NO...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 August 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,222
Posted By sparrowgrass
I never saw it in color (never even knew it was...

I never saw it in color (never even knew it was in color) until I saw it at the student center in college, probably 1973 or so.

I watched it on the old black and white TV as a child, my kids...
Forum: SLC 13 July 2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 106,471
Posted By sparrowgrass
Second vote for Extension (since they pay my...

Second vote for Extension (since they pay my salary). If you are organic, you may have trouble, since some of us are maybe less leary of chemicals than we should be.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 23 June 2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,786
Posted By sparrowgrass
I lived up north in the land of ten thousand...

I lived up north in the land of ten thousand lakes, and my vet had a big board on his office wall stuck with all the lures he had retrieved from pets. There must have been a hundred of them.
Forum: Social Studies 14 May 2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,971
Posted By sparrowgrass
Years and years ago, I worked for the Lexington...

Years and years ago, I worked for the Lexington Humane Society. We contracted to do animal control for the urban county area, and the boss suggested that we change our name to the Fayette...
Forum: Medical 30 March 2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,704
Posted By sparrowgrass
A long time ago, a vet told me to use Dawn on the...

A long time ago, a vet told me to use Dawn on the dogs. She said to dilute it with water to make it easier to rinse out.

Listerine on your feet--I had toenail fungus, and the doc said I could...
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 March 2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,936
Posted By sparrowgrass
Dang, it was all my fault. :fish: Safety...

Dang, it was all my fault. :fish:

Safety training for my 4-H kids is 8 hours long, usually divided into two days. During the training, they do get to handle (unloaded) firearms and bows (no...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 18 March 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,231
Posted By sparrowgrass
My granddaughter lives on cheese puffs and...

My granddaughter lives on cheese puffs and sunshine, apparently. She is five and a half.

She doesn't sleep, either.
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 March 2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,936
Posted By sparrowgrass
I am NO fan of the leadership of the NRA,...

I am NO fan of the leadership of the NRA, particularly that shitweasel
Wayne LaPierre who is their public face.

I am, however, more than happy to take their money for my club. I am from a very...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 March 2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,936
Posted By sparrowgrass
I am a 4-H Youth Specialist in Missouri, and...

I am a 4-H Youth Specialist in Missouri, and shooting sports is a major project here. The NRA foundation donated more than $23,000 to my program in the last 2 years , and we are waiting to see what...
Forum: SLC 02 March 2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 291,020
Posted By sparrowgrass
I saw a covey of quail beside the garage--8 or 10...

I saw a covey of quail beside the garage--8 or 10 of them. Poor guys are hungry, there is snow all over their food.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 26 February 2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,848
Posted By sparrowgrass
Cook your pasta til it is 2 or 3 minutes away...

Cook your pasta til it is 2 or 3 minutes away from being done. Dump it in the sauce and simmer very gently until the pasta is done. The pasta will suck up some of the extra moisture.
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 February 2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,160
Posted By sparrowgrass
No one likes Little Britain? ...

No one likes Little Britain? http://www.tv.com/shows/little-britain/
Forum: SLC 24 February 2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 38,535
Posted By sparrowgrass
Runzas/krautburgers are called bierocks here in...

Runzas/krautburgers are called bierocks here in Southeast Missouri. Church ladies get together to make them for sale.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 05 February 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 24,304
Posted By sparrowgrass
Beavers are fur bearers and are protected under...

Beavers are fur bearers and are protected under those game laws, but in most places beavers are doing quite well and are not threatened or endangered. They can be so populous that they are...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 05 February 2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 24,304
Posted By sparrowgrass
This is an old thread, I know, but it is...

This is an old thread, I know, but it is hilarious.

Just to ruin everyone's pictures of squeezing beaver butts, that isn't the way castoreum is harvested. The glands are cut out of beavers that...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 January 2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,566
Posted By sparrowgrass
As we say here, "I don't believe I would have...

As we say here, "I don't believe I would have told that."
:rolleyes:
Forum: Fauxtography 02 January 2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,036
Posted By sparrowgrass
Eelpout, aka burbot, aka lawyer. ...

Eelpout, aka burbot, aka lawyer.

http://www.bsw.net/cooneyling/l-burbot-on-table.jpg
Forum: SLC 26 September 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,422
Posted By sparrowgrass
Triple AAA, come on over. Might be a little...

Triple AAA, come on over. Might be a little stressful this weekend, however--we are having a big Civil War re-enactment down in the valley!
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