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    Good mornooning all. It’s Monday... laundry and chores day. I hope you all have a good day :)
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    Good morning all the start of another week and maybe a shorter week than usual for those with a day off on Good Friday!
    Hope everyone has a good day!
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    Good morning! I had forgotten it was a short week this week! Yayyyyy! Finished up my laundry this morning over the first cup of coffee. I can’t stand to come home from work this early in the week with chores to do
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    Baaaaaaaaack from a wet, windy, trip to the Dismal Swamp! Unpacking, drying out.
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    In Germany it gets more and more difficult too to get pig ears or a whole pig head or something else. Because more and more people think like Lyn. They don`t want to eat meat that looks like the animal it came from.
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    Hi Linda! I did a couple loads of washing yesterday. Today it's back to the Weedeater.
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    Hopefully with some pics to share once your caught up
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    One time we bought a pig head that was so big. I bought a new blade for my saws all and cut it in half. We had froze the head so it was easier to cut. We have a Latin store here in Florida that sells all that crazy stuff.
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    I need to get out in the garden, but my leg can’t cope indoors properly so it is going to have to wait :(
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    My husband's mother (German) married my husband's father, who was from the Philippines. Her sister also married a filipino. The only thing she cooked from the Philippines was adobo. I wasn't too fond of it.
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    Greetings all. Truck is unpacked, kayak off, drying things out.

    Here’s one pix from yesterday morning from the Great Dismal Swamp. Just wonderful cypress trees....

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    Oh Wow. I would love to get rain like that.
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    I am going to remember that for when I am old.
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    Well done for all that hard work.
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    I had to look it up because I was curious about the name. Seems like "dismal" was a common term for swamps in those days:

    More than 280 years ago, what is now the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was part of a much larger, waterlogged natural area known in land records as the Great Dismal.

    While today's protected refuge stretches over more than 110,000 acres in parts of Suffolk, Chesapeake and northeastern North Carolina, the Great Dismal was more than 1 million acres and included land areas as far east as Back Bay in present-day Virginia Beach, according to Deloras Freeman, the refuge's visitor services specialist.

    Called "great," possibly because of its size, it was called "dismal" because that was a common term at the time for a swamp or morass.

    Author Hubert Davis took the root meaning a bit further in his 1962 book, "The Great Dismal Swamp," noting that "the French translate this into marais maudit meaning cursed swamp. Dismal also meant evil association with Satan."
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    Good idea. Hopefully the books can be donated to a shelter or library or somewhere else.

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