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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby webmeister » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:58 pm

Bare_Truth wrote:Look into those if you want serious target practice with real accuracy and the occasional bunny that cannot otherwise be deterred from raiding your garden.

If that's the case they could end up in a stew...:)
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby Bare_Truth » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:05 am

webmeister wrote:
Bare_Truth wrote:Look into those if you want serious target practice with real accuracy and the occasional bunny that cannot otherwise be deterred from raiding your garden.

If that's the case they could end up in a stew...:)

Well I suppose waste not want not and I suppose the purpose of a garden is to produce food. I, however would prefer venison and those deer really do like my sweet potato vines, they will mow the whole crop in a night if I gave them a chance. It does help to pee all around the garden, and if I lay mesh type fence wire over the tops of the vines, the deer keep out for fear of tangling their feet and legs. And I don't have to stay up at night lying in wait.
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby Bare_Truth » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:16 pm

Most days the only thing I do textile is:
greet people at the door, or
go shopping, or
mow (I do not want ground up poison ivy chips blowing back on me.)

But today I
-- watered a few things.
-- Used the propane weed burning torch to kill weeds
-- hoed weeds in the garden
-- hauled and spread 360 gallons of rotted wood chip mulch on the garden
-- watched a dvd with my wife while we ate lunch (yes she is a reluctant spouse :bigcry: ...... but a very supportive one :fantastic: )
-- and I will probably will do more,
-- supper is planned with a dvd movie, that will be naked.
-- probably a short walk around the garden and some areas where I have been working on the landscaping
-- Maybe a little watering.
-- read some in my favorite chair
-- fix an evening snack
-- browse a little internet
-- interspersed through all that there will be opportunities to commune in prayer and/or meditation with my creator, (just the way he made mankind)
-- then there will be sleeping.
-- Basically I just am able to live naked most days :-D :wink: :mrgreen: :like: :fantastic: :dance: :flower: :jump:
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby naturaldon » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:18 pm

I've been working late hours in the garage (detached) lately, with nary a worry about threads. The last few days, it's been so arid that the grass has been totally dry, affording a quiet sit down and a few minutes of meditating in God's green turf, itch-free at that. Hopefully, late night mowing is next if the grass stays dew-free. Also have been doing a little roaming in the back 40 (actually 3) in the 3/4 moonlight. It is positively refreshing.
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby nakedpreacher » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:31 pm

We have recently moved and our new place has a nice 30x60 shop building. No privacy fence yet (although I have ventured out late for skinny dipping) so nude yard work is out until then. The shop gives me freedom to work nude. I have done many hours of organizing, setting up shelves and cleaning and a couple of weeks ago I did oil changes on both my vehicles nude. I have also done tractor repairs nude as I just bought a small (14 hp) garden tractor. It is a early 70's Ariens, so maybe some of you northern folk can give me some advice on what implements will work with the PTO's or where to find a 4/1 ratio gear reduction so that it will work with standard 540 implements. Back to subject; I promise to install it nude. We have one house next to us, and one behind us. My wife already informed to lady next to us of my nudism, she didn't even bat and eye, however the neighbors behind us have not been told yet as they have children and I don't want to raise alarm bells in their heads. That conversation may wait until after the fence goes up. We are still attempting to get internet installed (many expenses with moving, as you all know) so I will continue to be hit and miss for a while longer, however once I have WiFi I should be back in full force. I really miss my interaction with you all.
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby naturaldon » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:11 am

As stated yesterday, I hoped to mow tonight. And did, 3 acres. It was so dry (no dew), yet very comfortable. Neighbor lady (widow, whose grass I cut) was away so I cut both hers and ours as natural and free as I wanted. One car went by (we're in a dead end country loop) but nothing to deal with. I also checked, and marked, a clutch of eggs laid by a resident red-eared slider (turtle) 2 days ago. Didn't want to run them over and crush them. She covered 'em up pretty good. Will try to post a pic in the next day or two of me finding them during my night time "hunt," and of her laying them. Will be watching for them to hatch in 60-80 days. Already watched a killdeer nest hatch and the chicks run all over the place. I've been protecting that one for a while. Mama wasn't real happy about me making my rounds there, day or night. The turtle was much more relaxed.
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby Bare_Truth » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:10 am

Yesterday I spent a bunch of time dragging garden hoses around to try to water my garden and the new bamboo grove I have planted and the areas where I dug up the bamboo to transplant into the new grove and the tilled up and seeded with grass. We have had day after day of clear sunny with high temperatures and drying wind. I have had to water the new grove once or twice a day to keep the heat from killing the bamboo while it tries to grow enough root t gather its own water from the soil. The garden has sprouted many weeds and it has taken multiple passes with the hoe to try to kill the weeds. The new layer of mulch I have spread on the bare garden soil should ease that problem. Because of that nice bamboo hedge along the roadside I have enough privacy to do that work nude and not offend my textile neighbors.

I also put up signs that say "NO MOW, NO SPRAY" because the electric co-op sent out a notice saying that they are sending out crews to perform right-of-way maintenance. They contract that work out. They claim that the crews will "bush hog" brush and then the second crew will spray with herbicides to prevent regrowth of brush. My concern is that the crews they hire (mostly Mexicans many who do not speak or read English all that well) will not understand that
-- my hedge is not brush,
-- poses no threat to the power wires, or
-- because the groves are heavily "root linked" that spraying any part of it can kill large sections of the grove. and
-- will do damage that would require years to recover.

Today we have a respite from the heat and drying winds. Last night it rained and blew and now everything is wet and the weather cooler by about 15 to 25 degrees (it is 65 now at 9:04 AM)

I may do a little more hoeing in the garden where I have not yet mulched and them maybe spread more mulch. Starting later today they are calling for more rain with an accumulation of about 1/3 of an inch through the weekend.
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby c.o. » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:29 am

Bare_Truth wrote:...I also put up signs that say "NO MOW, NO SPRAY" because the electric co-op sent out a notice saying that they are sending out crews to perform right-of-way maintenance. They contract that work out. They claim that the crews will "bush hog" brush and then the second crew will spray with herbicides to prevent regrowth of brush. My concern is that the crews they hire (mostly Mexicans many who do not speak or read English all that well) will not understand...


Might be worth a phone call to the electric co-op ( :D can be done "naturally"), or perhaps a visit to their office (would recommend clothes) to see if you can ensure your stuff doesn't get mowed or sprayed. Then again, if that portion of your property contains a utility easement (probably, if it's considered "right-of-way"), they may not respect your request in any event.

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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby New_Adventurer » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:04 pm

All the utility companies nationwide are doing a very diligent job since Pacific Gas and Electric problems surfaced a few years ago:
1. Collecting money for tree trimming but not doing it, forced to give a refund, and then forced to pay the cost of putting out a forest fire because of the non-trimming.
2. Blow up a gas main in San Bruno, kill eight people, burn down a neighborhood, and get fined a Billion Dollars. Now they want to clear all trees within some arbitrary distance from all gas pipes, regardless of actual access needs.
3. Get ordered to make public service commercials saying how sorry they are and promise to do better.
4. The executives in charge get pay raises.

So, about your right of way issue, put them on notice that it is clear, does not need trimming, spraying will cause damage beyond their right of way line, and you will hold them responsible for any damage they cause to your plants. Get the name of the person you talked to and them send that person a follow up letter restating the phone call.
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby dereklee » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:58 pm

Yesterday, I was able to work from home so I was able to stay nude almost the entire day along with my wife who also worked from home and stayed nude for a good part of the day. So we were both typing away on our computers and taking phone calls nude. We prepared food in the kitchen nude and ate lunch. Spent a little time nude in the backyard during the afternoon enjoying the sun and breeze. We got dressed to go grocery shopping, but as soon we got home...you guessed it, I immediately got nude again before putting groceries away. Wonderful way to spend a Friday!
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby naturist » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:31 am

Sounds like a perfect day...even better without the work part :D
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby jjsledge » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:38 am

Reminds me of a lady whose was growing organically. The city was going to spray for mosquitoes and stated that anyone that did not want their area sprayed needed to contact them. She contacted them and on the night of the spraying she and a friend waited up for the truck to make sure they stopped spraying in her area. They did not stop. She and her friend tried to flag the truck down and got sprayed themselves.

If they agree to not cut/spray, get it in writing and wait for them to show.
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby Bare_Truth » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:51 pm

Just today after breakfast nude on the deck I got back to my bamboo wind break project to protect the pond from excessive evaporation. I had planted fifty some root balls to get it started but then the weather turned hot, sunny & breezy and even with watering that was a bit much for a few of the plants. I needed to replace 8 of them so this morning I got out my dig bar, shovel, shears and rake. But given the temperatures and the humidity Other than some heavy leather ankle height boots and a double sweat band for my head. i was starkers. At various times it sprinkled or rained on me but I got the plants replaced. However I needed to go back and pack them down and get the air filled voids out. Conveniently it rained pretty good this afternoon and wet the plantings pretty good, so I went out again but this time wearing less. A hat replaced the sweat bands and I skipped the shoes. The cleats on the foot gear really hold a lot of mud but my bare feet clean easily The clay was now quite wet and I could easily pack down the clay soil pretty easily, except for one place that had gotten wetter than the rest and there I sank up to my ankles, But with a little extra finesse I was able to pat the mud flat without sinking Hopefully the weather will cooperate and not blow any over (I used smaller shorter plants for the replacements) And as long as the weather does not get too dry hot and windy, The new plants and the older ones should do well. I sure did sweat a lot though. Last night I had put a bicycle water bottle holder on the lawn tractor/mower and that did help with keeping properly hydrated. My lawn tractor/mower is an older model that lacked the beverage holder. But it is now "modernized" I only had transplant failure on about 15% of the original planting but those failures were a bit clustered and I did not want to have any holes in my wind break. I think I may already be getting some benefit from the wind break and it will probably be significantly effective next year. Fortunately this year has been wetter than average to get the bamboo off to a good start.
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby Bare_Truth » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:04 pm

So yesterday I planted replacement root balls of bamboo to take the place of the ones that died, and as I said, there were 8 of those to plant. The problem that left me with was Pitts in the ground where I had dug up the new root balls. Since I was digging up the new transplants from the edges of groves which are part of my landscaping plan, that left me with pits where I drive the mower, pits that were large enough to entrap a front tire on the lawn tractor/mower or trip someone walking past. Hence it was necessary to fill the pits. Some of you may remember my post on building "swales & Berms" to contain the runoff during heavy rains so that my garden does not get flooded. I decided that the easiest place to get soil to fill the pits was to dig it out of the swales making them a bit deeper, not that I needed them to be deeper but I needed the dirt and a deeper swales was not a problem.

I took my small farm tractor with the 4ft rotary tiller and made a pass through one of the swales I have been deepening to get fill dirt in hopes of making the digging easier. Then I hooked up my lawn tractor to the sledge I use for moving bamboo transplants, but this time I placed 3, 5 gallon buckets and the shovel on the sledge. And took off for the swale. My approach to the digging point is shown in the first frame of the following picture.
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The second image shows digging to fill the buckets. And if you are wondering why I am putting it in buckets instead of just piling it on the sledge, it is to save shoveling. If I put it in buckets I do not have to shovel it a second time. A 5 gallon bucket of damp clay is a manageable weight so I can just pick it up and dump it where I want it with a good degree of accurate placement. The 3rd frame of the image shows the sledge parked along side a large and a small pit. The large pit was the source of two root balls and their pits happened to merge.

My only attire for this activity was a sweat band around my head because the humidity was very high and some slip on canvas shoes which were enough protection to let me shove the shovel blade into the heavy clay.....????? Sweat band on the head & canvas shes ????? Uhhh does that mean that I was clothed top to bottom :lol:

I was at the task for only a couple of hours but I moved 8 buckets of clay and chopped the clods into small pieces which would settle into the bottoms of the pits and level off, and then I needed to clean up and go get a shower, although I could have probably just added soap and lathered up and rinsed off with the hose. :roll: Humidity and hard labor will kind of take the starch out of a person. Now if the transplants will just survive I should be getting a pretty thorough wind break in a year or two, Although I think it is already having some effect even now.
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Re: What have you done "naturally" lately?

Postby Bare_Truth » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:44 pm

Yesterday after mowing my lawn in full textile mode, lest something I am alergic to like poison ivy should blow back on me, I switched to naturist mode :D .

I had used a pattern that blew the clippings into concentrated wind rows, I had a lot of grass to get off the law lest it should kill the grass under it. I was surprised that there was so much grass, the most this year! So after that, in naturist mode, as I was saying, I went out and raked he wind rows into multiple piles. Then this morning, once again in naturist mode, I took my 30 gallon garbage can bungied to a two wheeled hand truck, along the yard rake an the pitchfork and proceeded to haul 150 gallons of clippings away. Part went to a pile to compost and rot down and about 90 gallons I took to my new Wind Break/bamboo grove where I deployed it to mulch and re-mulch the locations where i recently set the replacement plants that I had deployed to fill in the locations where the first planting plants had not survived. The normal growth of a bamboo grove is "Self-Mulching" as the leaves which fall from the plant tend not to blow away but settle down among the culms and build up a rich organic mulch/soil which retains moisture and suppresses weeds. I discovered that grass clippings are an ideal substitute when starting a new grove. A thick mat does not promote many weeds and mimics the conditions in a mature grove. The transplants thrive in that condition and the grove develops faster. I had mulched the original planting but a sudden switch to hot dry breezy weather was a bit too much for about 1/6 of that planting. I had to remove the old much to re-dig holes to plant the replacements and while i could recycle that it was not enough until I supplemented it with more fresh clippings. I took a hose shower outside, (quick easy and more fun, kind of like being a kid again :D :lol: :wink: ). By that time it was around lunch time an my wife came back from shopping and we had lunch. I am still nude and alas the mower shook itself apart last night and the mower deck bolts for the one bearing spindle fatigued the metal and tore out, and i started on that last night and made some heavy repair washers I got positioned and tack welded to repair the deck (Yeah I put textile on me to protect from UV and burns from sparks :shock: ) But I still have some work to do to put the mower back together and finish up the areas I did not get mown last night. That repair work I will likely do nude but all my mowing work is done in textile mode as I seem to get reactions to ground up plant juices that get on me, and not just poison ivy juice. Not even in the same league with poison ivy but irritating none the less. It is a gorgeous day out there with partly sunny and fluffy clouds and low 90's F (circa 32 C) So I may just play hooky and go and enjoy a stroll around my open grassy field beyond the lawn area.
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