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    A Day In The Life…Of A Pickle

    Last weekend, my cousin brought us sixty five pounds of freshly picked cucumbers.  Yes.  You read that right.  SIXTY FIVE POUNDS OF CUCUMBERS. You see, my cousin has a little garden out at his ranch.  At least that’s how he describes it. And he says he’s gonna bring us a few, I repeat… a few cucumbers from his little garden. Oh, they are also “all organic”. He knew we were getting ready to make pickles, and he and my aunt, have always supplied our family with the best cucumbers you have ever seen. My mom has always canned dill pickles, and last year, I finally went through the whole process with…

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    Out Of Body Experiences…Part 2

    Here is another one of my little flub ups. This one is BAD. VERY…VERY…BAD. Last weekend, I noticed the magnificant monarch butterflies had returned.  They were everywhere. Then I spotted this little “couple”, and I couldn’t resist grabbing the camera. Sweet. Wrangler’s and I proceeded to enjoy the rest of our evening on the porch. Watching butterflies. Watching our outdoor fireplace. It was a perfect night. In the wee morning hours, I heard Wranglers out on the porch, “Oh, $*@#!” I ran out just in time to see him picking up something out of the grass. Something black. Something black, with a strap hanging off of it, and water dripping from…