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The Hobbit Hole XXV - Fare you well! Fare you well!
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Posted on 10/15/2005 7:13:08 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog

Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!

Fare you well! Fare you well!

New verse:

Upon the hearth the fire is red,
Beneath the roof there is a bed;
But not yet weary are our feet,
Still round the corner we may meet
A sudden tree or standing stone
That none have seen but we alone.
Tree and flower and leaf and grass,
Let them pass! Let them pass!
Hill and water under sky,
Pass them by! Pass them by!

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though we pass them by today,
Tomorrow we may come this way
And take the hidden paths that run
Towards the Moon or to the Sun.
Apple, thorn, and nut and sloe,
Let them go! Let them go!
Sand and stone and pool and dell,
Fare you well! Fare you well!

Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight.
Then world behind and home ahead,
We’ll wander back to home and bed.
Mist and twilight, cloud and shade,
Away shall fade! Away shall fade!
Fire and lamp, and meat and bread,
And then to bed! And then to bed!

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1 posted on 10/15/2005 7:13:09 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: 2Jedismom; 300winmag; Alkhin; Alouette; ambrose; Anitius Severinus Boethius; artios; AUsome Joy; ...

Ring Ping!!

FrodoPlease support our Hobbit Hole Pocket knives for the troops project.

Anyone wishing to be added to or removed from the Ring-Ping list, please don't hesitate to let me know.

2 posted on 10/15/2005 7:15:52 AM PDT by ecurbh (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: All

Welcome.... The working gal in our doorway presented to you by ExGeeEye :~D


3 posted on 10/15/2005 7:16:47 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Morning!

Everything blowed up real good. Going to do the morning walk and then get started on the crocus.

Do squirrels like crocus?


4 posted on 10/15/2005 7:35:05 AM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: HairOfTheDog; RosieCotton
ROTFL!! Little Mizz Bidness is visiting us!!

Great pic of Rosie, though I'm thinking her new place of employment might be a tad more casual. ;o)

5 posted on 10/15/2005 7:35:52 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ExGeeEye

Good job on the graphic!


6 posted on 10/15/2005 7:36:41 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ; Overtaxed

Ah - there you are!

Good morning! The place is all set up... all we need now is breakfast.


7 posted on 10/15/2005 7:37:23 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog

;)

8 posted on 10/15/2005 7:39:14 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: ecurbh

Good morning!


9 posted on 10/15/2005 7:39:50 AM PDT by Rocko (this post kills fascists...and communists)
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To: ecurbh

Good morning!


10 posted on 10/15/2005 7:41:09 AM PDT by Rocko (this post kills fascists...and communists)
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To: HairOfTheDog; ExGeeEye; Overtaxed

Good Morning - beautiful day here. Been up since early thirty. Had to get a haircut, I know, that didn't take long-but the 'stache needed a 'series' thinning and grooming. Bit of yard work today and a selection of various and sundry projects.

Exgeeeye - That is wonderful work, a tip of the ol' ball cap to you.


11 posted on 10/15/2005 7:42:36 AM PDT by osagebowman ((Help us support our troops! - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/))
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To: HairOfTheDog

Had breakfast already....should go out and do the neighborhood walk.

Then it's looking like another trip to Home Depot. Found a website that recommends panting bulbs with bloodmeal fertilizer to ward off the Attack of the Gray Squirrels.


12 posted on 10/15/2005 7:42:48 AM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Mornin' TJ - long time no see. 'Keep your powder dry'.


13 posted on 10/15/2005 7:45:07 AM PDT by osagebowman ((Help us support our troops! - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/))
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Frito walked directly to his cozy fire and slumped in the chair. He began to muse upon the years of delicious boredom that lay ahead. Perhaps he would take up Scrabble.
14 posted on 10/15/2005 7:46:00 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Overtaxed
panting bulbs with bloodmeal fertilizer to ward off the Attack of the Gray Squirrels.

I might have thought the squirrels would be put off by the panting alone!

15 posted on 10/15/2005 7:47:51 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Overtaxed

Morning OT. We put sand on top of each of the tulip bulbs we planted. Supposed to thwart the furry little tree rats. I suppose ground glass would work but the sand was 'available'.


16 posted on 10/15/2005 7:48:08 AM PDT by osagebowman ((Help us support our troops! - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/))
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To: osagebowman
Mornin' TJ - long time no see.

I'm here everyday, you must just participate in the classier threads. :)

17 posted on 10/15/2005 7:50:44 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Heh - the HH is my main hangout, venturing 'out' only upon necessity. :-)


18 posted on 10/15/2005 7:53:20 AM PDT by osagebowman ((Help us support our troops! - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/))
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To: HairOfTheDog

In early for once lol


19 posted on 10/15/2005 7:53:52 AM PDT by Paul_Denton (Stom ta jora UN)
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To: osagebowman

You'll miss a lot of flame wars and inane posts that way.... ah nevermind. :)


20 posted on 10/15/2005 7:54:31 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: ecurbh

Update on the Iraqi Consitution vote. Turn out is high, violance is minimal. So far so good. Iraq the Model is blogging on it.


21 posted on 10/15/2005 7:55:56 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (I'll try to be NICER, if you will try to be SMARTER!.......Water Buckets UP!)
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To: Paul_Denton

Welcome! Hardly anyone's here yet, so you can even sit down.


22 posted on 10/15/2005 7:56:09 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

inane is in the eye of the beholder ;~D


23 posted on 10/15/2005 7:56:55 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Hehehe....the panting plant technique.

I once planted bulbs with some kind of meal....bloodmeal or bonemeal, can't remember which. The neighborhood dogs loved it and dug every single bulb up.


24 posted on 10/15/2005 7:57:53 AM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: 300winmag

Morning Winmag: Package arrived this a.m. and signed for it. We were out front when our mailman showed up. Engraving was fine, the advantage of using moon lettering. :-) They will be wending their way across hill and dale shortly to their intended recipients. Thanks.


25 posted on 10/15/2005 7:59:31 AM PDT by osagebowman ((Help us support our troops! - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/))
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To: MNJohnnie
So far so good indeed.


26 posted on 10/15/2005 8:00:06 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Rocko

G'mornin!


27 posted on 10/15/2005 8:10:51 AM PDT by ecurbh (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: SuziQ; ExGeeEye; HairOfTheDog

My...that's a bit frightening. I don't have legs (or shoooooz) like that...

Good morning, all! Walked to the bagel place this morning. They had a pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese combo that I hadda try. Pretty good.


28 posted on 10/15/2005 8:12:48 AM PDT by RosieCotton (Pray, hope, and don't worry. - St. Pio)
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To: ecurbh

MMmmmppphh....


29 posted on 10/15/2005 8:14:11 AM PDT by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 900 knives and counting!)
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To: RosieCotton
I don't have legs (or shoooooz) like that...

You do now... That's what's cool about photoshop!

30 posted on 10/15/2005 8:14:19 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Ramius

Good morning Ramius!

31 posted on 10/15/2005 8:17:42 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Heh...what did we ever do without it?

I do like the bag...


32 posted on 10/15/2005 8:17:52 AM PDT by RosieCotton (Pray, hope, and don't worry. - St. Pio)
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To: SuziQ

Thank you...I apologize for the crudity of the graphic...I didn't have time to draw it to scale or to paint it...


33 posted on 10/15/2005 8:46:54 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (WW2 was NOT lost the day we DIDN'T take Berlin.)
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To: ExGeeEye

bump


34 posted on 10/15/2005 9:14:49 AM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: Jalapeno
Bumpiddy bump-ba-dump.

Doodelly doodelly dee.

Sha-boom de-hay.

(Your turn)

:)

35 posted on 10/15/2005 9:17:55 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (WW2 was NOT lost the day we DIDN'T take Berlin.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

New Hole, huh? I was just getting to know my way around the old one.

Morning! I have a bagel for breakfast, thanks to a very kind roommate who brought me one back while I snoozed. Today we are going to Denver to celebrate Rosie's job with the best fried chicken in the world and a trip to the guitar store and maybe a bookstore or two or the outlet malls or...


36 posted on 10/15/2005 9:24:47 AM PDT by JenB
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To: HairOfTheDog
Had my breakfast; plain yogurt sweetened with Splenda and some delish granola with dried cranberries, blueberries and strawberries. Fixed another pot of coffee, so I'm gonna have another couple of cups. SirKit and I are removing A/Cs from windows and cleaning frap off the windowsills.

On top of the rain we've had for the last 8 days, including an all nighter last night with steady rain, we're expecting ANOTHER storm this afternoon with some wind gusts predicted up to 40 mph! Don't need those big old honking things sticking out of the windows! It's getting cooler anyway, so we don't need them anymore.

SirKit said he read this morning that Worcester Airport had measured 11" of rain over the last 8 days. Needless to say, that's a record for these parts!!

37 posted on 10/15/2005 9:37:42 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ExGeeEye

Chang-Chang, Changity Chang Shoo Bop!


38 posted on 10/15/2005 9:45:51 AM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: ExGeeEye

Nice job on the thread logo!

I've been spending the morning writing up a nifty little script to automatically display the images in my Freepin' graphics directory. http://www.the-hobbit-hole.net/graphics/freep/


39 posted on 10/15/2005 9:51:40 AM PDT by ecurbh (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: osagebowman

Okay....haven't started on the crocus yet but I got the window screen to stay in place. :)


40 posted on 10/15/2005 10:29:11 AM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: All

Mornin'!

*inhales deeply* Ah! Fresh new Hobbit Hole.

And I just love that pic of Rosie! :-D


41 posted on 10/15/2005 10:55:46 AM PDT by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Overtaxed

Duck Tape is our friend. :-)

Got all the trimming and weeding done and cut the yard. Scoping out new places for planting beds. LSA had to make a shopping run since Gypsygirl was running low on treats. (Gasp)


42 posted on 10/15/2005 11:26:53 AM PDT by osagebowman ((Help us support our troops! - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/))
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To: RosieCotton

congratualtions Rosie! I hope this also gives you an opportunity to network.


43 posted on 10/15/2005 11:38:52 AM PDT by Peanut Gallery
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To: osagebowman
Got the crocus planted and bloodmeal sprinkled liberally around the crocus, pansies and daffodils. Already have a daffodil shoot above ground. Boy that bloodmeal stinks!

Cleaned out the planter boxes and brought some order to the garden hose. Miss Cat explored the neighbor's yard and set the neighbor's squirrels to chittering.

Breakthrough! She used the pet door to get back into the house! Guess you can teach an old cat new tricks!

44 posted on 10/15/2005 12:03:33 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: All
I posted this over in the Saddle Club thread, but thought I should share it here too. :-D

It was gloomy with a steady drizzle when we left.

Thankfully, it lightened up and then stopped once we got the horses brushed and saddled. I really liked how the lady who runs the place insisted that all of the riders learn how to care for the horses. Rebecca used a curry comb for the first time. And so did I. *grin*

Today she rode a handsome pony named Rocky. She wasn't happy about being led rather than riding herself around, but this was her first "official" lesson, so all rules had to be followed.

They had a variety of horses there. The paint is Sassy, the palomino is Chey-Annie and the liver chestnut is Dancer. They have about 25 horses in all, but only a few were brought out today.

I really liked Trigger. I hope to get to ride him when my lessons begin.

This place was very pretty with lots of grass and well-kept stalls. The horses seemed happy too, despite the rain that reappeared, forcing us back inside.

I took the chicken coop picture for 2J. :-D


45 posted on 10/15/2005 12:13:08 PM PDT by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Overtaxed
Breakthrough! She used the pet door to get back into the house! Guess you can teach an old cat new tricks!

Fantastic! It's tuna tonight for Miss Cat!

46 posted on 10/15/2005 12:14:16 PM PDT by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: RosieCotton
mmm... pumpkin...

Might hafta get Clare to make some pumpkin bread or muffins!

47 posted on 10/15/2005 12:25:51 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: RosieCotton
I do like the bag...

Looks VEY professional!

48 posted on 10/15/2005 12:27:26 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Overtaxed
She used the pet door to get back into the house!

WooHoo!!

49 posted on 10/15/2005 12:29:15 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: RMDupree

Becky looks like a natural!! I like that painted pony!


50 posted on 10/15/2005 12:30:46 PM PDT by SuziQ
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