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The Hobbit Hole XXXVIII - There and Back Again!

Posted on 09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog

Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!



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New Zealander builds Hobbit hole

A New Zealand man has built a Hobbit house.

Carl Gifford, a stonemason from Wellington, says he used a 10-tonne digger to make the hole.

He's put rocks either side of the front door and plans to install a chimney and lantern on top.

He told the Evening Post he was embarrassed as he was constructing the home.

He said: "I must admit I was hiding as the cars were driving past. I thought, 'These people think I'm an idiot'."

The house is part of a series of stonework mounds, designs and sculptures dotted around his land.

"I'm just having a bit of fun. Things that were built by those ancient people like caves have always fascinated me."


1 posted on 09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

First!


2 posted on 09/23/2009 6:33:57 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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Hello and Welcome everyone!
3 posted on 09/23/2009 6:35:21 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Corin Stormhands; SuziQ; RosieCotton; g'nad; Ramius; 2Jedismom; Bear_in_RoseBear; ...

Come on! Come in!


4 posted on 09/23/2009 6:38:24 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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Ring Ping!


5 posted on 09/23/2009 6:39:04 AM PDT by ecurbh (Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.)
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Oh! Nice new Hole this morning!!


6 posted on 09/23/2009 6:40:06 AM PDT by 2Jedismom
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To: HairOfTheDog

If Corin is closest to the bathroom, I want the room closest to the kitchen.


7 posted on 09/23/2009 6:41:39 AM PDT by Overtaxed (Last one to secede pays the debt.)
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To: 2Jedismom; 300winmag; Alkhin; Alouette; ambrose; Anitius Severinus Boethius; artios; AUsome Joy; ...

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8 posted on 09/23/2009 6:42:22 AM PDT by ecurbh (Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.)
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My honey needs some coffee this morning
9 posted on 09/23/2009 6:45:00 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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That works for us! You know the drill!

Sorry I haven't been on here much of late... I'll try to stay in touch better. Been busy with our horse forum, and not real active here...

Here's a recent picture I took of Wicket, one of the kittens from last year, stalking the horses when I had them in the yard.

The three kittens we kept from those litters have only just recently been let out - to be free cats, and learn to climb trees...


10 posted on 09/23/2009 6:51:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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38! Hokey smokes!


11 posted on 09/23/2009 6:55:04 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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Huh? what? I am awake!

no wait I lied.... zzzzz


12 posted on 09/23/2009 6:56:24 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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Nice new shiny thread! Thanks for the ping!

How’s Homer’s medication working?

LSA


13 posted on 09/23/2009 7:11:05 AM PDT by osagebowman
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Slowing down but still chugging along after all these years...


14 posted on 09/23/2009 7:13:57 AM PDT by JenB
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WooHoo! A nice, tidy new Hobbit Hole! I’ll have to go back and read “The Hobbit”. It’s been years since I read it last!
It will be fun discussing the movie stuff, as we get more info about it.


15 posted on 09/23/2009 7:16:21 AM PDT by SuziQ
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Slowing down but still chugging along after all these years...

The story of muh life.

16 posted on 09/23/2009 7:16:37 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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Good morning, everyone!


17 posted on 09/23/2009 7:16:56 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Keep your powder dry, and your iron hidden.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

60 AND 70 thousand replies?

Well that makes me feel a little better about myself.


18 posted on 09/23/2009 7:27:36 AM PDT by envisio (Wanna understand all the problems with this country? Google "Kanye West".)
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To: envisio

Happy to help.


19 posted on 09/23/2009 7:32:35 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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How’s Homer’s medication working?

I would say the jury's still out. He still itches, but he will still itch some as the outbreaks heal. I'd like to think this stuff will work, but we're just not sure yet that it is. ~Everyone~ is starting to itch now too, so we're going to treat everyone for fleas too, tomorrow, just to be sure we're covering all the bases.

I can't go get the stuff today because my new computer is arriving today!

This old Dell I'm typing on is a decade old. It's really been a workhorse. I'll be a little sad to retire it, but it's failing, and it is slow, and hubby has talked me into a shiny new one.

20 posted on 09/23/2009 7:38:12 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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