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  1. #1
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default DAWN

    This is Newt heading back home to his barn a few minutes ago for
    breakfast, Newt runs off when I approach to put out food, photographed
    at 600', a very good looking cat:
    http://i48.tinypic.com/nwzmf9.jpg
    http://i49.tinypic.com/o074ub.jpg
    Earlier this morning, the twins:
    http://i46.tinypic.com/zmqf4.jpg
    http://www.vetinfo.com/indoor-outdoo...xpectancy.html

  2. #2
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On Aug 18, 7:15*am, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > This is Newt heading back home to his barn a few minutes ago for
    > breakfast, Newt runs off when I approach to put out food, photographed
    > at 600', a very good looking cat: *http://i48.tinypic.com/nwzmf9.jpghtt...com/o074ub.jpg
    > Earlier this morning, the twins: *http://i46.tinypic.com/zmqf4.jpghttp...xpectancy.html


    Is he feral or just a neighbor cat? He looks to be in good condition.

  3. #3
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On Sat, 18 Aug 2012 07:20:59 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Aug 18, 7:15*am, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >> This is Newt heading back home to his barn a few minutes ago for
    >> breakfast, Newt runs off when I approach to put out food, photographed
    >> at 600', a very good looking cat: *http://i48.tinypic.com/nwzmf9.jpghtt...com/o074ub.jpg
    >> Earlier this morning, the twins: *http://i46.tinypic.com/zmqf4.jpghttp...xpectancy.html

    >
    >Is he feral or just a neighbor cat? He looks to be in good condition.


    Feral, lives in my barn. He's improved a lot since I've been feeding
    him.

  4. #4
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On 2012-08-18, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    > Feral, lives in my barn. He's improved a lot since I've been feeding
    > him.


    Feeding him to what?

    No doubt Brer Bear would find 'im a tasty snack.

    nb

    --
    Definition of objectivism:
    "Eff you! I got mine."
    http://www.nongmoproject.org/

  5. #5
    gloria p Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On 8/18/2012 8:15 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > This is Newt heading back home to his barn a few minutes ago for
    > breakfast, Newt runs off when I approach to put out food, photographed
    > at 600', a very good looking cat:
    > http://i48.tinypic.com/nwzmf9.jpg
    > http://i49.tinypic.com/o074ub.jpg
    > Earlier this morning, the twins:
    > http://i46.tinypic.com/zmqf4.jpg
    > http://www.vetinfo.com/indoor-outdoo...xpectancy.html
    >



    I love your wildlife. You have the perfect property for it.

    We have birds, raccoons, squirrels, foxes, ducks, geese, an occasional
    coyote and skunk, and three times in 28 years a few deer. Last summer we
    had three large male deer that jumped the perimeter fence and spent a
    few days roaming, around eating shrubs, ruining one of our fruit trees,
    and being photographed all over the neighborhood.

    It's surprising for a fenced suburban community that is now ~10 miles
    from undeveloped prairie. There has been a tremendous
    south-and-eastward expansion since we moved here and were surrounded by
    prairie on three sides.

    gloria p

  6. #6
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On Saturday, August 18, 2012 7:55:38 AM UTC-10, gloria p wrote:
    > On 8/18/2012 8:15 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    > > This is Newt heading back home to his barn a few minutes ago for

    >
    > > breakfast, Newt runs off when I approach to put out food, photographed

    >
    > > at 600', a very good looking cat:

    >
    > > http://i48.tinypic.com/nwzmf9.jpg

    >
    > > http://i49.tinypic.com/o074ub.jpg

    >
    > > Earlier this morning, the twins:

    >
    > > http://i46.tinypic.com/zmqf4.jpg

    >
    > > http://www.vetinfo.com/indoor-outdoo...xpectancy.html

    >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > I love your wildlife. You have the perfect property for it.
    >
    >
    >
    > We have birds, raccoons, squirrels, foxes, ducks, geese, an occasional
    >
    > coyote and skunk, and three times in 28 years a few deer. Last summer we
    >
    > had three large male deer that jumped the perimeter fence and spent a
    >
    > few days roaming, around eating shrubs, ruining one of our fruit trees,
    >
    > and being photographed all over the neighborhood.
    >
    >
    >
    > It's surprising for a fenced suburban community that is now ~10 miles
    >
    > from undeveloped prairie. There has been a tremendous
    >
    > south-and-eastward expansion since we moved here and were surrounded by
    >
    > prairie on three sides.
    >
    >
    >
    > gloria p


    Our house that I grew up in was built next to a large marsh which is probably the biggest wetland preserve in the state. Our early years at the house was a constant battle of nature trying to reclaim its domain. The mosquitoes were awful and the frogs were worse. The hopped about in biblical proportions. We'd squish a few every time we drove on the road out. The road wouldbe covered with thousands of flattened frogs drying in the hot sun. It wastruly a nightmare. These days it's fine but I can hardy believe that my parents stuck it out for all those years.

  7. #7
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On Sat, 18 Aug 2012 11:55:38 -0600, gloria p <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 8/18/2012 8:15 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >> This is Newt heading back home to his barn a few minutes ago for
    >> breakfast, Newt runs off when I approach to put out food, photographed
    >> at 600', a very good looking cat:
    >> http://i48.tinypic.com/nwzmf9.jpg
    >> http://i49.tinypic.com/o074ub.jpg
    >> Earlier this morning, the twins:
    >> http://i46.tinypic.com/zmqf4.jpg
    >> http://www.vetinfo.com/indoor-outdoo...xpectancy.html
    >>

    >
    >
    >I love your wildlife. You have the perfect property for it.
    >
    >We have birds, raccoons, squirrels, foxes, ducks, geese, an occasional
    >coyote and skunk, and three times in 28 years a few deer. Last summer we
    >had three large male deer that jumped the perimeter fence and spent a
    >few days roaming, around eating shrubs, ruining one of our fruit trees,
    >and being photographed all over the neighborhood.
    >
    >It's surprising for a fenced suburban community that is now ~10 miles
    >from undeveloped prairie. There has been a tremendous
    >south-and-eastward expansion since we moved here and were surrounded by
    >prairie on three sides.
    >
    >gloria p


    You meed to take pictures.

  8. #8
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > This is Newt heading back home to his barn a few minutes ago for
    > breakfast, Newt runs off when I approach to put out food, photographed
    > at 600', a very good looking cat:
    > http://i48.tinypic.com/nwzmf9.jpg
    > http://i49.tinypic.com/o074ub.jpg
    > Earlier this morning, the twins:
    > http://i46.tinypic.com/zmqf4.jpg
    > http://www.vetinfo.com/indoor-outdoo...xpectancy.html


    Heck, there is a cat in this neighborhood that looks just like
    that, and he hunts for birds here.

    --

  9. #9
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > This is Newt heading back home to his barn a few minutes ago for
    > breakfast, Newt runs off when I approach to put out food, photographed
    > at 600', a very good looking cat:
    > http://i48.tinypic.com/nwzmf9.jpg
    > http://i49.tinypic.com/o074ub.jpg
    > Earlier this morning, the twins:
    > http://i46.tinypic.com/zmqf4.jpg
    > http://www.vetinfo.com/indoor-outdoo...xpectancy.html


    PS The twins are lovely--especially against that verdant background.

    --

  10. #10
    Ema Nymton Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On 8/18/2012 9:15 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > This is Newt heading back home to his barn a few minutes ago for
    > breakfast, Newt runs off when I approach to put out food, photographed
    > at 600', a very good looking cat:
    > http://i48.tinypic.com/nwzmf9.jpg
    > http://i49.tinypic.com/o074ub.jpg
    > Earlier this morning, the twins:
    > http://i46.tinypic.com/zmqf4.jpg
    > http://www.vetinfo.com/indoor-outdoo...xpectancy.html


    That is a nice looking barn cat, you have been feeding him, well. Thanks
    for sharing your photos.

    Becca


  11. #11
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:47:51 -0500, Ema Nymton <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 8/18/2012 9:15 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >> This is Newt heading back home to his barn a few minutes ago for
    >> breakfast, Newt runs off when I approach to put out food, photographed
    >> at 600', a very good looking cat:
    >> http://i48.tinypic.com/nwzmf9.jpg
    >> http://i49.tinypic.com/o074ub.jpg
    >> Earlier this morning, the twins:
    >> http://i46.tinypic.com/zmqf4.jpg
    >> http://www.vetinfo.com/indoor-outdoo...xpectancy.html

    >
    >That is a nice looking barn cat, you have been feeding him, well. Thanks
    >for sharing your photos.


    Thank you. I'm hoping to bring it to the Vet before winter, at least
    get it shots. I can't get near it, will probably need to use my
    have-a-heart trap. I don't know if it's a boy or girl but I'll also
    have it fixed. I'm sure it visits other local cats and some visit my
    barn, they probably share each others food. These cats travel long
    distances, usually along rock walls, they've actually worn a path...
    there's a rock wall inside that wall of hay. It's about a 20' wide
    swarth of all kinds of plants and of course the remnants of the
    hayfields, the cats patrol both sides and hunt in there. It's going
    to be an early fall, I can already see tinges of color in the trees.
    Newt will do well in my barn, there's a small house in there with lots
    of blankets. I usually don't plow snow up to the barn but I will this
    year so I can bring food and water. The water will probably freeze
    but in a large enough pan it won't freeze right away. Time will tell.

  12. #12
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:47:51 -0500, Ema Nymton <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On 8/18/2012 9:15 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>> This is Newt heading back home to his barn a few minutes ago for
    >>> breakfast, Newt runs off when I approach to put out food, photographed
    >>> at 600', a very good looking cat:
    >>> http://i48.tinypic.com/nwzmf9.jpg
    >>> http://i49.tinypic.com/o074ub.jpg
    >>> Earlier this morning, the twins:
    >>> http://i46.tinypic.com/zmqf4.jpg
    >>> http://www.vetinfo.com/indoor-outdoo...xpectancy.html

    >> That is a nice looking barn cat, you have been feeding him, well. Thanks
    >> for sharing your photos.

    >
    > Thank you. I'm hoping to bring it to the Vet before winter, at least
    > get it shots. I can't get near it, will probably need to use my
    > have-a-heart trap. I don't know if it's a boy or girl but I'll also
    > have it fixed. I'm sure it visits other local cats and some visit my
    > barn, they probably share each others food. These cats travel long
    > distances, usually along rock walls, they've actually worn a path...
    > there's a rock wall inside that wall of hay. It's about a 20' wide
    > swarth of all kinds of plants and of course the remnants of the
    > hayfields, the cats patrol both sides and hunt in there. It's going
    > to be an early fall, I can already see tinges of color in the trees.
    > Newt will do well in my barn, there's a small house in there with lots
    > of blankets. I usually don't plow snow up to the barn but I will this
    > year so I can bring food and water. The water will probably freeze
    > but in a large enough pan it won't freeze right away. Time will tell.


    TNR? And good for you for taking care of Newt.

    Oh dear, I gate hearing what you say about an early fall. I have
    noticed some color here too, but I was hoping it meant nothing. I
    do recall that folks said we'd have an early fall because we had
    an early spring. I don't like it when the trees are leafless.

    --
    Jean B.

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    gloria p Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On 8/22/2012 5:41 PM, Jean B. wrote:

    >
    > Oh dear, I gate hearing what you say about an early fall. I have
    > noticed some color here too, but I was hoping it meant nothing. I do
    > recall that folks said we'd have an early fall because we had an early
    > spring. I don't like it when the trees are leafless.
    >
    > --
    > Jean B.



    I don't remember where you live, but the Denver summer has been so hot
    and dry that the leaves on many varieties of tree are looking fried.

    gloria p

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    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    gloria p wrote:
    > I don't remember where you live, but the Denver summer has been so hot
    > and dry that the leaves on many varieties of tree are looking fried.
    >
    > gloria p



    I am near Boston. I love trees, so I hate to hear that yours are
    suffering, as they are in so many places. I heard an interesting
    thing this morning about trees essentially consuming themselves in
    times of severe drought.

    __
    Jean B.



  15. #15
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:47:21 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >gloria p wrote:
    >> I don't remember where you live, but the Denver summer has been so hot
    >> and dry that the leaves on many varieties of tree are looking fried.
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    >
    >I am near Boston. I love trees, so I hate to hear that yours are
    >suffering, as they are in so many places. I heard an interesting
    >thing this morning about trees essentially consuming themselves in
    >times of severe drought.


    Naturally one can't water a forest but the specimen trees on ones
    property can be watered quite easily... the thing is to begin watering
    after like ten days without rain. If one waits too long before
    starting to water the trees will already be so stressed that the
    volume of water needed to save them can be quite overwhelming. I
    water my trees at the onset of a dry spell, at that point they need
    like ten gallons a day. I haul five gallon contractors buckets of
    water to my trees... I water at the end of the day so that the soil
    remains damp over night, and it's during night time that plants absorb
    water. By starting to water early before into a full fledged drought
    I don't need to haul water every day, every 2-3 days is enough. And
    some types of trees tolerate drought much better than others, it's a
    good idea to research the water needs of ones trees.

  16. #16
    Ema Nymton Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On 8/27/2012 2:59 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    > Naturally one can't water a forest but the specimen trees on ones
    > property can be watered quite easily... the thing is to begin watering
    > after like ten days without rain. If one waits too long before
    > starting to water the trees will already be so stressed that the
    > volume of water needed to save them can be quite overwhelming. I
    > water my trees at the onset of a dry spell, at that point they need
    > like ten gallons a day. I haul five gallon contractors buckets of
    > water to my trees... I water at the end of the day so that the soil
    > remains damp over night, and it's during night time that plants absorb
    > water. By starting to water early before into a full fledged drought
    > I don't need to haul water every day, every 2-3 days is enough. And
    > some types of trees tolerate drought much better than others, it's a
    > good idea to research the water needs of ones trees.



    We had 3 large oak trees and one magnolia tree taken down that died
    during last year's drought. We did not own the house, and I guess they
    were not watered. We still have one tree left, but it is too close to
    power lines, and the guy would not get a permit. We will find someone
    else to take this one down.

    Becca


  17. #17
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On 8/26/2012 11:47 PM, Jean B. wrote:
    > gloria p wrote:
    >> I don't remember where you live, but the Denver summer has been so hot
    >> and dry that the leaves on many varieties of tree are looking fried.
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    >
    > I am near Boston. I love trees, so I hate to hear that yours are
    > suffering, as they are in so many places. I heard an interesting thing
    > this morning about trees essentially consuming themselves in times of
    > severe drought.


    I'm losing another one of mine. I have an appointment to have my last
    poplar (they wrote cottonwood on the proposal) taken down the beginning
    of Sept. I had the other two taken down by those guys that go around
    giving you flyers and stuff and it was cheap but I think I dodged a
    bullet given their location. The last one is being taken down by a
    reputed arborist company who is licensed and bonded. Costing a bit
    more, but I feel safer.


  18. #18
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    On 8/27/2012 7:59 PM, Cheryl wrote:

    > I'm losing another one of mine. I have an appointment to have my last
    > poplar (they wrote cottonwood on the proposal) taken down the beginning
    > of Sept. I had the other two taken down by those guys that go around
    > giving you flyers and stuff and it was cheap but I think I dodged a
    > bullet given their location. The last one is being taken down by a
    > reputed arborist company who is licensed and bonded. Costing a bit
    > more, but I feel safer.


    Some things are best left to the professionals, and I don't mean
    some uninsured guy with a chainsaw. It's not worth saving a few
    bucks there.

    It is kind of fun watching them work. Of course, I'm not the one
    in the tree.

    nancy


  19. #19
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    Ema Nymton wrote:
    >Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >> Naturally one can't water a forest but the specimen trees on ones
    >> property can be watered quite easily... the thing is to begin watering
    >> after like ten days without rain. If one waits too long before
    >> starting to water the trees will already be so stressed that the
    >> volume of water needed to save them can be quite overwhelming. I
    >> water my trees at the onset of a dry spell, at that point they need
    >> like ten gallons a day. I haul five gallon contractors buckets of
    >> water to my trees... I water at the end of the day so that the soil
    >> remains damp over night, and it's during night time that plants absorb
    >> water. By starting to water early before into a full fledged drought
    >> I don't need to haul water every day, every 2-3 days is enough. And
    >> some types of trees tolerate drought much better than others, it's a
    >> good idea to research the water needs of ones trees.

    >
    >We had 3 large oak trees and one magnolia tree taken down that died
    >during last year's drought. We did not own the house, and I guess they
    >were not watered. We still have one tree left, but it is too close to
    >power lines, and the guy would not get a permit. We will find someone
    >else to take this one down.


    Obviously your landlord doesn't care if those trees die... but why is
    it your responsibility to have them removed, or will your landlord
    reimburse you the tree removal cost?

  20. #20
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: DAWN

    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > On Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:47:21 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> gloria p wrote:
    >>> I don't remember where you live, but the Denver summer has been so hot
    >>> and dry that the leaves on many varieties of tree are looking fried.
    >>>
    >>> gloria p

    >>
    >> I am near Boston. I love trees, so I hate to hear that yours are
    >> suffering, as they are in so many places. I heard an interesting
    >> thing this morning about trees essentially consuming themselves in
    >> times of severe drought.

    >
    > Naturally one can't water a forest but the specimen trees on ones
    > property can be watered quite easily... the thing is to begin watering
    > after like ten days without rain. If one waits too long before
    > starting to water the trees will already be so stressed that the
    > volume of water needed to save them can be quite overwhelming. I
    > water my trees at the onset of a dry spell, at that point they need
    > like ten gallons a day. I haul five gallon contractors buckets of
    > water to my trees... I water at the end of the day so that the soil
    > remains damp over night, and it's during night time that plants absorb
    > water. By starting to water early before into a full fledged drought
    > I don't need to haul water every day, every 2-3 days is enough. And
    > some types of trees tolerate drought much better than others, it's a
    > good idea to research the water needs of ones trees.


    Thanks, that's good advice. We are supposed to get heavy rain
    tonight, so that will be taken care of for the time being.

    I was looking at a poor tree in a planting near a store. Suddenly
    the outer parts of the leaves were colorless, brittle, and curled.
    The other parts felt rather parched. I gather they hadn't been
    watered, which rather surprised me.

    --
    Jean B.

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