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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #150 on: July 15, 2010, 10:57:54 am »
When I was in the British Isles I was amazed at the diversity of the trees...here we just have aspen and evergreens primarily. Is wattle wood used for fencing in Australia, Rob?
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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #151 on: July 15, 2010, 03:29:06 pm »
I guess it could be used for fencing. Some varieties are used for furniture and historically bush huts were made of wattle and daub. There are at least 960 varieties of wattle in Australia. It can be very invasive in the wrong areas and become a pest. For instance the Cootamundra (a town in southern NSW)wattle  is very colourful but has become a pest in the areas near Sydney.
The Australian emblem is the Golden wattle or Acacia pycnantha. However it is a nuisance in Western Australia.

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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #152 on: July 19, 2010, 10:29:48 am »
You have educated me. Lots of very old houses in England, have walls made of wattle and daub. I had never given any thought to its derivation, now I know  :)

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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #153 on: July 19, 2010, 04:00:15 pm »
Hiya Rob!

Hope that you're feeling better! 


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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #154 on: July 30, 2010, 10:39:07 pm »
Glad you're okay, Rob.  Sorry the shoulder is still hurting.
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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #155 on: August 10, 2010, 07:23:39 pm »

Thanks for your wishes, folks. No drama with the shoulder and elbow. I finished up not having the operation on the tendon, and everything seems to work well enough, now. Just a bit of loss of strength, but nothing significant. The physio has been really helpful, and building up slowly with exercise is repairing the damage.

Spring is nearly sprung, here, with lots of wildflowers starting to bloom. Will take and post some pics, soon.

I know I haven't been around much, lately, but thinking of everyone.  :)
 

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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #156 on: August 10, 2010, 09:08:05 pm »
We're glad you're back, Rob.  All of us a bit sad and lost, but surviving just the same.

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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #157 on: August 10, 2010, 09:17:33 pm »
Hiya Rob!

I'm glad to see you here!  Hope you stop by more often!  ;D


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #158 on: August 11, 2010, 10:27:53 am »
I was thinking about folks today, and how, sometimes, life seems to be rather up-hill a lot of the time.

Then I had another thought....
Most folks believe that the world is round. A few think that it is flat.
I know it is round, but sometimes can't help wishing it were flat.  :)

But, if the world were flat, I guess we'd get less exercise, and finish up being weak.
And if we never experienced sadness, our spirits would wither away.
 
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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #159 on: August 11, 2010, 10:55:55 am »
And if we never experienced sadness, our spirits would wither away.

I've never heard it said that way before.  I remember hearing something like "To fully understand joy, you have to experience sadness."


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!