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ronbre wrote:
.and MEN not trampling with big toys like tractors and trucks..



that is so frustrating isn't it?
"honey, please don't weed eat around my fruit trees ok! taking all the bark off will kill it"

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"yes, I did put that there on purpose.  yes, it might come back after you mowed down it anyway."

he is getting better though. it helps that my daughter is now in on it. our new house had tons of mixed wildfflowers growing in the front yard/pasture. my husband went to mow and my daughter said "please daddy don't mow them all! the bees and butterflies will starve to death!"  he left a heart shaped unmowed area for her bees and butterflies. 
 
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Aw Leah that is so sweet,

My husband has a head injury, so I can tell him something but it isn't going to stick..unfortunately..

I did buy these wonderful zinc markers that i put where i put new trees, i got 100 of them and they are nearly all used up..unfortunately I can't put them where I'm putting every little plant or every resseded baby..and Ron LOVES TO WEED ! which I love too..unfortuntely he thinks a lot of things are weeds that are not..so the little babies tend to end up in the compost pile.

I'd like to say he is learning, but with short term memory loss (a lot like alzheimers which his dad had)..there is NO learning curve
 
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maybe fun for you..but my pond is shallow right now..too shallow for a canoe..and i've had a hip replacement (born with dislocated hip) so it isn't so easy for me to climb in and out of small tippy things..
 
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I understand.  We just found out that my youngest DD, who is 29, has a congenitally dislocated hip -- I don't know yet what, if anything, is going to be done about it.  I don't know if it hurts her; she's autistic and doesn't communicate very well.

Kathleen
 
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holy cow, wow, at 29 you just found this out ! This must have been so painful for her for her entire lifetime.

It was in our entire family..i'm the only one that had it bad enough to have my hip replaced..about 4 years ago..but my sisters is bad but can't have a replacement cause her sciatic nerve is so involved.

I pray that your daughter's hip is able to be repaired in some way, at this point in time I am off of pain meds..but it is still painful..i just suck it up after 58 years.
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