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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2019, 11:37:59 pm »
This guy brought in large load, his old Ford F250 diesel was sagging pretty good in the rear, I bet he was way over Ford's recommended gooseneck weight, but some of these idiots don't consider what may happen if such a load came off truck or something broke and demolished other motorists.




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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2019, 11:42:26 pm »
From Hillsdale Auction, we drove short distance to feed mill.  Joseph had not yet gotten on my nerves, he was behaving, most likely because his little boy was in back seat.




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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2019, 11:53:18 pm »
I looked over to see a mint condition 94 or 95 Dodge Ram Dually, equipped with naturally aspirated gasoline Magnum V10.

I asked farmer if I could shoot pics, he said sure.

Farmer John told me he purchased truck brand new off lot in 1995.  He uses it solely as farm truck, does not daily drive.

It has only 61,??? miles or just shy of 100,000 kilometers  :drif:




The truck has not been restored, John care much for her, keeps his truck original and looking new.  John smart, not stupid  :imaposer:



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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2019, 12:08:28 am »
We stopped at bank, then went to dollar store to get Joe's wife some Downy Fabric Softener.

Then, all of sudden, I thought I may have flat tire, so we had to stop and check all tires for adequate pressure.....................

just so happened I stopped in front of gun shop   >:D

All tires on bakkie and trailer inflated to proper psi  ;)

I had found a Marlin Glenfield Model 25 bolt action rifle, I didn't know I had, in my closet.

I bet I placed in closet the year my grandfather died, 1989.  He had given me the rifle.

Mr Gun Shop claims Marlin sold millions of them over a span of several decades.

Only worth between $75 and $125usd.

I will not sell my grandfathers gun for such few dollars.

I bought 100 bullets, I'm going to give rifle and bullets to a pair of poor brothers, 12  & 10 years old, they work harder than your average 18-30 year old when I hire them to weed whip, pick up sticks, rake leaves, clean landscaping, etc.




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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2019, 12:53:14 am »
And that is when I received some bad news.  Some immigrant friends of mine, started with nothing, lived in small barn until enough money to build bigger barn, lived in bigger barn until enough money to buy materials to build renovate dilapidated old farm house. 

Well, tragedy struck today  :'(. No insurance.  :'(  Many children to feed  :'(.

I went to store, purchased a bakkie bed load of food, beverage, water, and dropped it off at their home. 

During my visit, I was beside myself, these people can't afford for this to happen, they live on very little.  Of course the exterior of home and remaining buildings look very nice, he's a master builder with lots of help, but not enough money for building materials. 

Good news:  no children or humans died.  We made plans immediately, had biggest dumpster delivered in area, had large and small track-hoe on scene within a short time, the community prepared food, lots of these people from local Amish community delivered food.  Emergency veterinarians on scene.  Lots of manpower to clean up debris.

Bad news:  lost an enormous barn from inferno that must have began smoldering from spark when hay was being loaded into attic of barn the previous evening, late at night.  I can't discuss the loss of animals right now, sorry.

I had my point n shoot in console of bakkie, I decided to try to make best of bad situation by shooting pics of what they do have, so I can put together photo book and deliver at a later date.





















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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2019, 02:12:52 am »
These people cannot catch a break.  Their young daughter broke an arm last year, became infected didn't heal correctly, she had to see a bone specialist.

Total medical bill $7,000usd.  No medical insurance.









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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2019, 02:30:01 am »
The fire burned at such high temperature, the vinyl siding on the rear wall of main home melted along with some of the windows popped. 

Everything , excuse me, I misled you unintentionally after hearing versions of events from my friend, very little inside the home is smoke damaged.















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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #54 on: August 04, 2019, 04:16:37 am »
I'm exhausted, long day in smoky conditions.  I'm going to sleep, hopefully I'll sleep until Monday morning.
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #55 on: August 04, 2019, 06:53:53 am »
Interesting thread thanks Iíll be in the states soon off to the farm progress show and few other places
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2019, 12:59:11 am »
It is utterly heartbreaking to see how people can lose everything in the blink of an eye  :'(

I have nothing spare now, but I get paid on Friday and then I will try to make a small contribution  :thumleft:

Thank you for being such a good neighbor and helping so much  :thumleft:
Young enough to know I can, old enough to know I shouldn't, stupid enough to do it anyway.
 

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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2019, 07:38:23 am »
Interesting thread thanks Iíll be in the states soon off to the farm progress show and few other places

I hope you have a great time while visiting, Mr ZooDog!




It is utterly heartbreaking to see how people can lose everything in the blink of an eye  :'(

I have nothing spare now, but I get paid on Friday and then I will try to make a small contribution  :thumleft:

Thank you for being such a good neighbor and helping so much  :thumleft:

Truth bra, to see the loss and despair in the children's faces and eyes, broke me. 

Zog, thanks for your consideration, I'm just being honest, they could sure use any dollars you could spare, but if he knew about what you need to spend in order to have jr zog come visit and I didn't attempt to stop you from donating, he'd be upset with me.

I did everything I knew to do at the time.  I went to Dollar General, filled up 3 carts, inserted da plastic, filled bakkie bed with water, pop, and Doritos, filled my marine cooler with 100 pounds of ice.  Delivered. Took pics for future photo book of what they have left and hoping to add some color to their dark skies with the flower pics.

I came home, smoke inhalation started affecting me bad.  I don't like dirty air, I survived 2 pulmonary embolisms back in 2010ish.  I like clean air in case I damaged my lungs from P.E.  Btw, P.E. sucks  :imaposer: Could not take deep breath, suffocating.  Lucky to be here.

Around 8pm, neighbor called, asked if I was heading back down to fire.  Hell to the NOoooooooooo.  I'd witnessed enough destruction and despair for one day.

Neighbor says, fire victim needs harness for horse, and he'd worked for hours, wanted to relax with his kids and family. 

Old loyal dog to the rescue.  Then the light bulb popped on in my head.  Take bolt action rifle to neighbor's poor sons, the brothers who work hard at my home.  They also wanted baseball mitts for next school year.  Parents don't have spare money to buy new mitts.  I found a couple mitts in closet, one my fathers old mitt and a nice mitt I'd bought at yard sale just for times like this.

Should have seen boys smile when I pulled mitts out of bakkie. Priceless.

Each boy tried on mitt, then exchanged to see which mitt fit best.

Then I say to boys, WAIT, there's more, like infomercials here.

Should have seen boys face when they 'scoped out' rifle I collected from bakkie. 

 :tongue9:

I made them recite basic gun safety rules before they could handle weapon.

It is apparent the parents have been working with both of them regarding gun safety.

I felt comfortable gifting rifle with strict instructions they do not touch weapon without permission from parents.

Then, I said to boys, WAIT, THERE's MORE  :imaposer:  I know I'm a cheese ball.

Should've seen those eyeballs when they 'scoped out' lovely sight inside clear plastic sleeve of Cci Mini-Mags.

I told them not to be stupid, wise to sight their gun with a FEW Cci MM's, but then target with cheaper ammo, save the MM's for hunting.

And, unfortunately, I asked they shoot every fox they see.  Please don't judge.  Fox are carrying nasty disease in our area. 

Myself and others are seeing them everywhere.  We are doing the responsible thing, imo.  How do we know fox we shoot is carrying disease?  A healthy fox, in this area, with so much cover and hiding places, will never allow human to see it.  We are witnessing some freaky behavior.  :o  It was just last week, as I drove down gravel road, I see two animals in the distance.  As I got closer, I couldn't believe my eyes, :eek7:  a fricken adult turkey standing a meter from a live fox hunkered down in road. First for everything.....creepy  :patch:  A disease ridden fox will die a slow and very painful, miserable death.  When my window is open at night, I hear coyotes ripping fox, cats, rabbits, and other small animals, limb from limb.  Creepy to listen to pack of coyotes rip animals apart and hear the victims scream in horror and agony.  A small projectile is quick.  No more pain and starvation.  I remembered I had the rifle in bakkie.  No ammo.  :'(  I didn't buy ammo until Saturday morning after visit to feed mill.

I must get some rest, I have to drive Joseph up north early in the morning. 

BIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGG Oiiiiiiiillllllllllllllllllllll signing off, my favorite madda fn dogs!







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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #58 on: August 05, 2019, 08:37:10 am »
I managed to get out for a nice 100km ride Sunday. 

I must rest, I have to awake in 3 hours. 





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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #59 on: August 05, 2019, 09:30:57 am »
Wow...I hope that's not our finest export standing right there! and that aint jealousy speaking due to the two birds he has in attendance...there is something infantile about the need to flip the bird when somebody whips out a camera.


Either way, big up to you on making those young boys lifes that much better. It resonates a small wee amount with me.

Im sorry to hear of your friends battles in life. I fully realize that its not logical, and even though I have read of the good Zogs slog in the states, I have a default mental pitcure in my head of nobody really struggling in the states...I know its not right but its there. Reading these stories helps push the "upload new preconcieved idea" button in my head.

Thanks for sharing, it takes a lot of effort and is appreciated


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