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    12 Hours Ago
    Very nice presentation and request. Unfortunately, it looks to me to be a little too late for the trees. Adding that much soil is always going to be a crap shoot for trees even in well-drained locations. Most older established trees will not do well long term even with underground aeration structure. Death does not come quickly for back-filled trees and that is why construction people don't see the problem. I'm guessing that the location will see significant rain fall during the rainy season. All those vent tubes will quickly fill with water defeating their purpose. The trunk wells will also, and be at increased risk from pathogens and decay. I just don't see enough slope for anything else to happen. In that kind of temperate zone trees should grow fast. Instead of spending so much energy trying to save these trees, I would give strong thought on reastabishment of new ones that fit well with the property's future intended use.
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    DMc replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Thats from slugs not grubs. Grubs are clean and wholesome. ; )
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Ha! I love the smell of wood smoke, been around it all my life, reminds me of camping. When we built our house over 22 years ago, we installed smoke detectors. Well with an old-fashioned wood cook stove that runs year round, those annoying little bastards didn't last long. Choices we make.
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    DMc replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    That's a great picture, Jim!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    No one is recommending you give up. There are literally thousands of trees that can be cut that don't involve houses, electrical wires or other fragile obstacles that need to be missed. Work and gain experience with those and you will quickly learn what you can and cannot do. Working safely with trees is like learning any other skill that has a physical component. It takes time and practice.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    It is amazing that so many smart people don't understand how food works. Click onto some of the recipes in the header from this link. Not a boring way to eat. "Fiber is technically a kind of carbohydrate in the biological sense. But because of the way the human digestive system works, you canít break down fiber to get energy from it. Fiber passes through your stomach undigested until it hits your large intestine. Most keto-friendly vegetables are high in fiber. When fiber gets to the large intestine, things get a bit interesting. You canít digest that fiber, but your gut bacteria can, at least for certain types of fiber. So fiber is essentially food for your gut bacteria, not for you. Sometimes, the gut bacteria break down fiber and produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) like butyrate. You can digest some of those SCFAs, but those are fats, not carbs. So to the extent that you get any actual calories or nutrition from fiber, itís actually fat, not carbs. Thatís why fiber doesnít count as a type of carbohydrate. Assuming your gut bacteria are healthy, fiber will actually add a little bit of fat to your diet, not carbs." https://paleoleap.com/net-carbs-carb-counting-everything-need-know-keto/
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I totally agree with the last two posts. You are not being honest with yourself and certainly not with your clients. All the good advice you have been given will do you no good if you lack the ability to evaluate what you are capable of. This is not a game of, I think I can. You need more experience and the smart way to get that is by working your way up slowly. Keep asking questions but you need to be building knowledge and skill upon work you have done not what others have done.
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    DMc replied to a thread Hang Gliding! in The Rec Room
    15 years and still ticking. Paragliding is something I still hope to do someday.
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    DMc replied to a thread Hang Gliding! in The Rec Room
    Powered Paraglider, nice!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    The number of pounds that the first stake can hold will always be variable and dependent on site conditions. It is just understanding the multipliers that the technic provides that is important.
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    DMc replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Video works for me, Steve. Glad you are OK.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    The Port-A-Wrap was designed to be loaded in any direction. It will follow the load. Great tool for rigging moderate size stuff. Not the best for progress capture except for sweating as Kenny said. I would not use a porty for what you are asking. If hand pulling, my go-to is a 3:1 with a progress capturing prusik hitch. It is amazing how much power that will produce with just a small amount of effort.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    That is interesting, Kevin. Thankfully, I have not had any issue with the starter cord attachment.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    You've heard the term, nothing is free? That is part of tool choice and design also. I have been using the same 150 for almost 2 years on a daily basis and it is still going strong. I have also dropped one out of a tree and it broke the case, not a surprise. My point here is that the 150 is a very small, lightweight saw that has limits that larger and heavier saws do not. I try and use it with that in mind and have not been disappointed
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    12-05-2018
    People often overlook a simple fact when counting carbs, and that is fiber is a carb. It is also indigestible so adds no carb-like sugar response in humans but instead has many, many major health benefits. So when counting carbs in the food you eat, subtract fiber, gram-for-gram, to get a digestible carb count.
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    12-03-2018
    I understand, your life your rules. Just pointing out what I know. This, I believe, is a more realistic perspective.
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    12-03-2018
    Yes. https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/can-body-produce-carbohydrates-protein-intake-8861.html And from Wikipedia "Gluconeogenesis is one of several main mechanisms used by humans and many other animals to maintain blood glucose levels, avoiding low levels (hypoglycemia). Other means include the degradation of glycogen (glycogenolysis) and fatty acid catabolism. " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluconeogenesis
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    12-02-2018
    Butch, anything you eat, including meat will turn to glucose. It is a biological necessity. What you need to control is any excess glucose. You should be eating tons of greens along with meat, nuts, and eggs. Also, be aware that any food eaten in caloric excess can increase your blood glucose levels.
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