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3 hours riding with that kind of lawn mower saounds lmore fun then 1 hour pushing my electric ones.

 

but i do always get reminded of that short story by Stephen King the lawnmower man :huh:

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Wayne: Thank-you! The flower bed isn't even fully in bloom yet. As for pictures....we have to keep a certain someone happy. :rolleyes:  :D

 

Sjors: You are welcome! Some days I wish it only took 3 minutes for the lawn! We have 2 acres around our house...small by country standards, but large enough for us.

 

Kevin: Thank-you!

 

Augie: I have to confess that I actually like cutting the lawn...pretty sure it has something to do with the fact that I can sit the whole time though. :P 
Instead of planting flowers every year I planted perennials several years ago and...presto...lovely flowers without all the planting.

 

Adrieke: Riding mower is definitely the way to go with a large lawn. I'm not well versed on Stephen King novels, so I googled this one :o  :o .....moral of the story...do the lawn yourself! :D

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Beautiful stern work, Sherry.  See... gunports... easy.  Just turn the proper termites....er.... tools loose on them.  (They look great, BTW).  I can't imagine a 3 hour mowing job on a rider.  Mine takes 20 minutes (from pulling off the cover, mowing, and replacing the cover) on the riding mower which gives me more time for "other things"...  :)

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I can't imagine a 3 hour mowing job on a rider.  Mine takes 20 minutes (from pulling off the cover, mowing, and replacing the cover) on the riding mower which gives me more time for "other things"...  :)

I'm so desperate to have more time for "other things" that I pay a "chap" to mow mine (and weed the garden!) :)

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I'm with you Grant.  When we moved into this house 8 years ago I was able to divest myself of the mowers, chain saws, snow blowers and ancillary equipment.........now all replaced with a pen and checkbook.  Hey, I'm getting old. :)  :)

 

(I do miss the mules and oxen though).

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John: Thanks! Hopefully more pictures the first of next week.

 

Mark: Thanks as well! Of course the gunports seem easy now. :rolleyes:  :D  Shhhh...don't let my secret out about the termites.
The good news about the 3 hour mowing job is that, usually my husband is home and we have 2 riders which literally "cuts" the job in half.

 

Grant & Augie: My husband is retired and he says he has more time now to do things like the lawn! Of course we try to squeeze in time for fun diversions - hoping to get our retro speedboat out this weekend. (a full scale boat project from last year)

 

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Sherry,

 

Are you gonna tell me that what I'm seeing is still your garden????????????

Very nice speedboat !

I have to do it with models…….

I think that I kidnapping Anja and move to your part of the world….. :D 

I know that we should be not the first one….

 

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is all that land yours?      I'd have a garden......a big one!   I was raised on a farm........enjoyed fishing and being barefoot.   milked the cow by hand..........I look back on it now and BOY!!!!   that was the life!

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Sjors: :D What you are seeing is part of our property...there's lots more on the other side of the house too.
We enjoy the boat and are going out to the lake tomorrow.

 

Popeye: Most of the land in that pic is ours. We have a large vegetable garden on the other side of the house. It's about 20 x 70 feet...it used to be twice that size years ago. :huh:  We love the country too. :)

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Then we are living on a stamp……..

That kind of land we have it also in the city but that's a park.

On sunday people goes there for a picnic or bbq……..

Even the Royal Family has not that kind of property…...

 

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Our family is off the cottage, up north, this weekend and we'll be staying for a week, so the build will be on hold.

I did manage to do a bit more work, but now have to prepare for holidays.

 

The stern has had a new addition, and the second planking is underway.

 

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 I also decided to test the LED lighting. The "fireworks" above the ship is fibre optics that I installed earlier in the build for the stern lanterns.

 

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Beautiful work Sherry.

I love the lights.

 

Have a safe trip and enjoy your stay in the cottage.

See you next week.

 

Anja

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Wow Sherry, I love your attention to detail. Really looks good, and the lights really look like lanterns and highlight the interior nicely. Thanks for the pictures.

John

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Augie: Thank-you!

We'll repel any potential boarders until your return

What "repellent" works best? :P  :D

 

Anja: Thank-you! I had never thought of lights until I saw one of Mark Taylor's ships with lighting, back on MSW 1.0.
I am really looking forward to the cottage - shopping, kayaking, fishing, boating, resting! Did I mention resting?!! :D

 

Steve: Thanks too! I used yellow/amber LEDs with clear glass bulbs to achieve this look, and a lot of "finger crossing". :P  :P

 

Wayne: Thank-you as well! I'll do my best to enjoy the vacation.

 

John: Thank-you! I'm glad everyone thinks the lights look like lanterns - that's the "look" I was trying to achieve.

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Deepwoods or Muskol....

 

Never tried those clip on packs that emit either a vapour or subsonic sound wave...would be interesting to try vs the spray ons...

 

FYI is you use Deepwoods or Muskol  a little goes a long way...

 

Have fun

Steve

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Thanks Steve. Hopefully there won't be any need for the stuff.....I think that Augie was intimating there was a larger "pest" that may need to be repelled. :P  :P:D  :D I was curious as to his method. 

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Sherry,

 

I even like the "fireworks"... great looking lighting.  

 

 

Try unplugging the popcorn machine.

 

Shouldn't we also move it somewhere else?   I wonder where...?  So many choices...? ;)

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how manyh of these does he have he has installed on on my kom too

 

Sherry,

 

I even like the "fireworks"... great looking lighting.  

 

 

 

Shouldn't we also move it somewhere else?   I wonder where...?  So many choices...? ;)

 

how many of these does he have ? he seems to install them on every build log ^_^

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Augie: :D  :D :D  

 

Adrieke: Thanks! When I scaled down to 1:96 the brass tubing for the lanterns became too small to accommodate the wiring on the LEDs, so......fibre optics.

 

Mark: Thanks! Your USS Constellation was the first ship I saw with lights, back on the old site. I made a mental note then, for a future build. ;)  :) 
The popcorn machine? I'll wait to see what you do with it. :P

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Hi Sherry,

 

Of course I'm the last one…..

Great job on the lighting !

Look a like a romance  :D  :D  :D

That's why you go to the cottage….ahum….. :D

No worries about the popcorn machine, I cover it for you and clean it , so when you are back you only have to plug in.

Enjoy your stay and behave !!!!

 

Adriaan,

There are 6 or 7 popcorn machines.

Danny makes a jig for carriages and I make a jig for popcorn machines. :D

 

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Lovely, Sherry. I really like your lighting. Enjoy your holiday and I hope you get plenty of that "rest" thing! Please do let me know what that's like. :D

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