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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8560 on: November 21, 2019, 03:33:46 pm »
From Wiki,

"The Sheep Wars,[1][2] or the Sheep and Cattle Wars,[3][4] were a series of armed conflicts in the Western United States which were fought between sheepmen and cattlemen over grazing rights. Sheep wars occurred in many western states though they were most common in Texas, Arizona and the border region of Wyoming and Colorado. Generally, the cattlemen saw the sheepherders as invaders, who destroyed the public grazing lands, which they had to share on a first-come, first-served basis. Between 1870 and 1920, approximately 120 engagements occurred in eight different states or territories. At least 54 men were killed and some 50,000 to over 100,000 sheep were slaughtered"
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8561 on: November 21, 2019, 04:53:03 pm »
The sheep lost?
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8562 on: November 21, 2019, 09:00:55 pm »
https://youtu.be/xTQD2KzDccU what actually happened to the sheep.
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« Reply #8563 on: November 21, 2019, 09:27:51 pm »
BO i still do not understand it why people in the US do not eat more sheep or farm more with sheep so that the price comes down a bit.
My sister lives on St.Thomas, they have to sell a kidney to be able to afford sheep meat. :o

Probably historic, I seem to remember "Range Wars" between the cattle farmers and the sheep farmers, as the cattle farmers said the sheep grazed the grazing too short and the cattle couldn't graze it or similar.  8)

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8564 on: November 21, 2019, 10:41:03 pm »
 Tom is in charge of dinner tonight... and Oh. My. God.  :drif:

I also see some mahi mahi defrosting that Mr. Zog caught last time he was deep-sea fishing...

I can't wait for dinner.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8565 on: November 22, 2019, 12:53:21 am »
Universal studios is just amazing

You have to but a park to park entrance to see it all, and I an glad I did pay the extra 60usd.

These roller coasters are amazing, fast and mad....and yes I have suffered a bit motion sickness after some rides but I have made sure to go the full distance and experience.

You get a free locker which your card will always activate once scanned, and obviously you cant take pictures on any ride so that I can't share.

The 3d and reality is mind blowing, you feel alive.....the closest you will ever get to feel like flying is in the Harrt Potter simulator I believe.....some say Avatar which I think is at Disney but it all is a great and overwhelming experience.
 

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« Reply #8566 on: November 22, 2019, 12:55:50 am »
 :)
 

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« Reply #8567 on: November 22, 2019, 12:58:28 am »
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« Reply #8568 on: November 22, 2019, 01:00:49 am »
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« Reply #8569 on: November 22, 2019, 01:03:51 am »
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« Reply #8570 on: November 22, 2019, 01:06:18 am »
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« Reply #8571 on: November 22, 2019, 01:07:52 am »
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« Reply #8572 on: November 22, 2019, 01:10:19 am »
 And that's it  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8573 on: November 22, 2019, 05:56:18 am »
BO i still do not understand it why people in the US do not eat more sheep or farm more with sheep so that the price comes down a bit.
My sister lives on St.Thomas, they have to sell a kidney to be able to afford sheep meat. :o

Probably historic, I seem to remember "Range Wars" between the cattle farmers and the sheep farmers, as the cattle farmers said the sheep grazed the grazing too short and the cattle couldn't graze it or similar.  8)

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8574 on: November 22, 2019, 07:53:46 pm »
File this one under "incredible coincidences."

We have a friend, Pieter, a South African we met here in Florida a few years ago. Tom and Mr. Zog are going deep sea fishing with him tomorrow. Well... as it turns out, Pieter spent some time on Gough Island some years ago. I'm sure they will have plenty to talk about when they meet tomorrow.

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« Reply #8575 on: November 22, 2019, 08:11:53 pm »
World sure is a small place.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8576 on: November 23, 2019, 02:32:46 am »
We went fishing on the Sebastian river today in the John boat.
Very lekker boat, it was a beutiful experience and I did get a catfish whilst Gary got a shark.
No change to take a picture of the shark because of waterproofing the cellphones and that oke got many tooth  :eek7:
We had many runs on the lifebait but either got half a baitfish back or a miss trike.
Anyway lots of fun! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8577 on: November 23, 2019, 12:24:57 pm »
I am so pleased you stopped over at Gary’s place to meet his family and spend what is obviously a good time.


Enjoying all the reports and photos.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8578 on: November 23, 2019, 12:47:41 pm »
That smile says it all! :thumleft:
Glad you are enjoying it!
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8579 on: November 24, 2019, 12:21:16 am »
Quote
We went fishing on the Sebastian river today in the John boat.
Very lekker boat, it was a beutiful experience and I did get a catfish whilst Gary got a shark.

And from now on I will not let Maggie swim in the river ever again.  :-\
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