What's on your mind?


What's on your mind?

This group is for all those events & thoughts we want to share that may not fit in another group. Topics that are not D-related are welcomed. Post whatever's on your mind!

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Death of a friend... (non D)

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Judith in Portland Nov 18, 2014. 1 Reply

I learned of the death of a friend this morning. The mother of one of my best friends. She died early this morning.Want to borrow the life experiences of this entire community. Looking for ideas to…Continue

Tags: non-D, Non-diabetic, issue, solace, comfort

Flu Shot

Started by wendy. Last reply by wendy Jan 14, 2014. 4 Replies

Does anyone know if there is a pneumonia shot you get that is separate from a flu shot ? Have you gotten both ? We are all going for flu shots next week.I want my daughter who has Type 1 for sure get…Continue

Pink Slime

Started by Emily Coles. Last reply by mistressbinky Jan 13, 2014. 11 Replies

Nothing to do with diabetes!Yes, I'm STILL pondering the "pink slime" issue that was in the news (and then out), a few months ago.  And the thing I'm thinking is this:  I think pink slime is a good…Continue

Tags: meat, beef, pink slime

Insulating the Garage Door... ANYBODY?!?!?

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Holger Schmeken Jan 8, 2014. 3 Replies

Bought a kit to insulate the garage door. Standard sized garage door 85" high, generic door, thin composite material, metal sheeting on both sides. There is no place to tuck/secure the insulation…Continue

Tags: cold, weather, kit, door, garage

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Comment by BadMoonT2 on March 9, 2012 at 10:21am

muleman, The cattle business was the best job I ever had, even though I was just doing it on the side. Doing it that way can sure make for some long days though, I routinely fed hay in the winter in the dark after I got back from my day job.

Comment by muleman on March 9, 2012 at 10:14am

Don't ever live with sheep. De worming, Vaccinating Lambing +++ mangy things put me off lamb chops!

Comment by muleman on March 9, 2012 at 10:11am

Badmoon, People just don't know how much real 'hands on' their is in any kind of animal farming. Back in the 80's I had around 100 sheep penned around my trailer home every night for a week because we had a pack of dogs attacking. Sleep'd with a 12 bore and a choir of 100 haha!

Comment by jrtpup on March 8, 2012 at 11:30am

Thanks Holger, that worked... loved it!

Comment by Holger Schmeken on March 8, 2012 at 7:26am

I think they have blocked the audience outside of Germany. What about this link?

Comment by jrtpup on March 8, 2012 at 5:27am

Welcome to the group Holger. The link starts to open then gives an error :(

Judith, so glad you were greeted by flora and fauna on your first outing! Hope you're well medicated and not in too much pain.

Comment by Holger Schmeken on March 8, 2012 at 3:43am
Comment by BadMoonT2 on March 7, 2012 at 6:28pm

Pup, I only kept them long enough to to warm them up and dry them off, so nothing left behind. They needed to be back with momma as soon as possible.

Comment by jrtpup on March 7, 2012 at 6:18pm

Trudy, I still have gates everywhere - my boy Puck has taken to mugging his mother *sigh*

Tim, yeah they look cute, but what they leave behind ain't!

Comment by BadMoonT2 on March 7, 2012 at 5:37pm

When I was in the cattle business I would occasionally bring a weak new born calf into the kitchen to dry it off and warm it up. The calves usually made it. They looked cute wrapped up in a blanket with their head sticking out.


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