Friday, April 11, 2014

Random Five Friday


When you are a seventeen year old young man and you are too busy to leave your workshop to get a band-aid, then you rely on duct tape to get by. 

A mandolin, a cajon, and a ukulele bass make a fine combination for the Jimmy Hendrix classic, Little Wing.

I am afraid that the sub zero temps this past winter have killed the monkey grass and cannas in my flower beds.   Still no sign of them.....*sigh* 

Peeps, you gotta love them, 'cept I don't!  However, I do enjoy the dioramas people make using those squishy little things.  The winners of this year's diorama contest will run in the Washington Post on April 20th.  Until then, you can enjoy last year's slide show. 

For those of you still confused about the chicken tractor, here is a link for you.  

Linking up with Nancy today! 


43 comments:

  1. Gotta love duct tape...it's good for anything! Have a great weekend!

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  2. my guys do the same thing with duct tape...I don't like peeps either...have a great weekend...hope your monkey grass comes through...

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  3. Gauze and duct tape had been made into bandages around here on more than one occasion. Love the chicken tractor...might need to rethink my plans a bit and Peeps...not a fan, but those people have some serious extra time on their hands. Have a great weekend!

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  4. ha, smart thinker! i love those peeps dioramas too...i just saw one that was a take on chick fil a with the peeps in place of the cows and saying "eat more cowz" it was cute :)

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  5. That's a fine looking chicken tractor. Can't believe how thorough he was in designing it. Your girls will be happy there, I'm sure.

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  6. I find all sorts of uses for duct tape too. I have to see the video later -- it didn't work right now. Thanks for the link though because I do want to know about it.

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  7. Well lots of good stuff in this 5. Duke tape, we've been known to wrap a thing or two in. Oh your girls will love that tractor and wow are they doing a wonderful job on it! Happy Weekending Michelle

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  8. I enjoyed the chicken tractor video, he is too cute and so respectful of his 'girls'..that finger looks my husbands off does :-)

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  9. yup, duct tape is the best 'tool'. :)

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  10. I am also no fan of peeps, though they are fine for decor! :) We are a bit worried about a couple of our Locust trees. We did some trimming and they are very kindling like. This cold winter may stay with us still in its repercussions. Happy Weekend!

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  11. Duct tape yes every farmer carries it too:)Hug B

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  12. ouch!!

    i hate peeps. not sure whether i had to many as a kid & now i just dislike them or what? kind of like jelly beans ... i prefer other treats.

    i am worried about my ivy plants ... i have them in window boxes on our back deck not sure if they will recover or not? we will see. fingers crossed on that one. ( :

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  13. Duct tape fixes EVERYTHING!
    And as for peeps... I saw a recipe on Facebook last week on how to make edible play dough for kids. My grandson is REALLY into playdough so I suggested that we should make some for him. My husband asks, "why do you want to teach him how to eat playdough? "
    Oh yeah... good question! I don't. So the recipe will get removed from my wall and my pinterest!

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  14. Wish I had been the creator of duct tape....I've seen many EXTRA uses for this stuff!!

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  15. Never without duck tape :-). Happy Friday, Francine.

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  16. And thus begins the young man's lifelong fling with duct tape.

    I have never been a peeps guy, either. But, my kids both go crazy for Cadbury eggs.

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  17. That's very resourceful! ha.

    I had tulip and crocus bulbs in the freezer over the winter. I thawed them in the frig and then planted them in pots today. Hopefully they'll sprout and bloom!

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  18. Necessity is the mother of invention :) Love it, having had a boy I can relate to that photo.

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  19. You have to do what you have to do.

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  20. Oh boy -- with three sons of our own, we've seen an injury or two ... & interesting 'repair' methods! Hope he heals quickly.

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  21. I had a lot of foster brothers - every single one of them were terrific at their own brand of duct tape first aid.
    Thank you for the video about a chicken tractor . . . Now, I'll wait for someone to bring it up in conversation . . . I'll be ready.

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  22. So many uses for duct tape - they should really hold a contest. I'm not crazy about peeps, either - too sweet and this is coming from someone with a sweet tooth. I hope your cannas and monkey grass come up!

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  23. That's a farm bandaid if I ever saw one. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  24. That's brilliantly innovative for a band aid substitute, I would say!

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  25. Not a fan of Peeps either. :) I don't know if it's true - but I've heard duct tape is said to have special healing properties! ;)
    We're holding out hope with our fingers crossed that last year's newly planted Honeycrisp trees survived our harsh winter.
    We had good snow cover from early on, so we're hoping that helped insulate from the months of arctic blast!

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  26. That's brilliantly innovative for a band-aid substitute I would say!

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  27. Ouch! Hope the duct tape did it's job! Not loving peeps either, but enjoy all the creative things people think up starring them. Too bad about your plants....a good excuse to plant something pretty. xo Karen

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  28. I have done this many times!

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  29. It's just be the most popular tape in the world. I once actual bought real duct tape bandages.

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  30. I'll pass on the peeps. Long story. but it involves puking small chicks as a youngster. Wise words to all kids and adults living with peeps nearby this week... Do NOT over-indulge.

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  31. Lol -- gotta love the duct tape! When I worked in TV news, we used duct tape on everything. P.S. - Any chance you've heard of a small town in MO called Rich Hill? I seeing a documentary about it today at the Sarasota Film Festival.

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  32. He's no dummy. When I had a plantar's wart removed from my foot the doctor told me to put duct tape on it when I dressed it. I thought that was the weirdest thing but it works.

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  33. My husband wraps his hands in duck tape before he goes out to rake. Guys and their duck tape.

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  34. You can't seoerate a man and his duct tape!! Looks like a hard working hand!!

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  35. I love the practicality of males - 10 points! :-)

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  36. Nice job with the duct tape. As the saying goes - "if you can't be handsome, be handy!" although I'm sure in his case he's both.

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  37. Duct tape and bungees are so necessary to fixing most things -- barbara

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  38. Duct Tape....Not just for 17 year olds as my hubby has come home with Duct Tape wrapped around cuts as well. Men are strange.
    Peeps are overly sweet but always remind me of my grandma who swore the pink ones tasted different then the yellow ones!
    Sorry to hear you've lost some plants from the cold. I lost a couple of my rose bushes from what cold weather we did have. Hate to have to replace them.

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  39. Duck tape around here 100%.. My sons were brought up with Duck tape dad.. My hubby is to this day.. Duck tape Dad and Grandpa.

    We still watch the reruns of that program. In nearest Casino our neighbor goes to see the Duck tape guy twice a year on stage.

    If you can't be handsome , be handy. Right on Ricks comment.

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  40. Enjoyed your Little Wing link, most unusual but it stands out from people trying to replicate it. I play Bass in a church band and the drummer uses a cajon when I'm away or not on the rota ... interesting sounds and he likes the portability of it !

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