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    • Photo update, Life, Cons, and Gin

      11 months ago

      BaghdadBean

      So I gotta admit, I haven't been paying a lot of attention to this site lately. Not because I don't love you all, but because life has been pretty rugged. As many of you know, my mom has terminal cancer, and she is, frankly, dying by inches. So I've been spending as much time as possible with her, and spending a lot of time with my family, as we all rally around. It hasn't been all sunlight and rainbows, but some bright moments have happened. Like my sister naming her new baby after mom.

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      Lambageddon produced some really nice lambs that I'm very proud of, and I'm about to head out to Arizona to do a bunch of photography on Navajo Nation and sell all the lambs from this year. Okay, almost all. This guy is staying home.

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      I've been doing all sorts of astrophotography, as you no doubt have all seen. The weather and skies are really crappy right now for the Perseid meteor showers, because of a combination of smoke from forest fires and clouds, but I still managed to get in a good shot last night.

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      I've been doing quite a bit of wildlife photography too, including one magical hour of watching two osprey taking care of their chicks. FREAKING AMAZING.

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      Not to be outdone, a bald eagle has taken to hanging out around my pastures. I'm pretty sure this bad gal was the reason behind a rash of disappearing lambs, but I don't begrudge her too much for it. I think they're pretty tasty too, after all.

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      In other news, I got pretty badly injured this May while shearing sheep. It was NOT this guy. The offending ram is now becoming hams. Serious, while I was in Italy, I met some folks who smoke the entire sheep. I'm not quite that ambitious, but I am slow smoking big primal cuts off of the sunovagun who sent me to the hospital. This ram, DR Lt. Haverson (named out of the Halo books) is a really nice guy who will get to live out his life as long as he stays nice.

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      I got blitzed by some PETA weirdos on my website and facebook page, they plastered it with a bunch of videos of a hipster holding a fake skinned sheep, and the claim that sheep are slaughtered for their wool. It really torqued me out at first, but I just swung the ban hammer and replied with one post showing what sheep REALLY look like after shearing. No cruel wool here.

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      I went to California to do some family stuff. It was exhausting. So I drove through the redwoods on the way home. Tyger and I camped out way up in the trees. Awesome sauce.

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      Then we went to the beach. Even the driftwood is huge in the redwoods coastal areas.

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      So many textures.

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      I watched you all at RTX from a distance. It was really weird to not be there, but my life is pretty full of stuff right now. I'll be back on duty at PAX Prime this year. I'm part of the Security Management team, so you'll be able to find me easily. In the meantime, I hope all of you are doing well. The new site format kinda sucks for staying in touch with people, so I'm not sure how many folks will see this journal entry. Ah well, don't let the small stuff get your goat.

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      There's a whole universe out there filled with things worth much more thought. Hug your loved ones, and delight in the fact that the world is filled with mystery and wonder.

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    • One of them mornings

      1 year ago

      BaghdadBean

      Soo.... I dropped my cup of coffee, and it shattered the glass control top for my glass top stove and convection oven. Needless to say, coffee and safety glass EVERYWHERE!!!!

      Then, when I had carefully taped the glass top back together, and started a new thing of coffee going, the first thing I did was gently pour lemonade into my coffee.

      Who the phuq puts lemonade in a milk jug?!!

      Apparently, there's more kick to that super duper anti cough syrup the doctor gave me than I expected. smiley4.gif

    • Flight and feather

      1 year ago

      BaghdadBean

      Words are a bit unnecessary for this photo set. Enjoy!

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    • Of shrouds and sand

      1 year ago

      BaghdadBean

      I took Mom to the coast on Sunday, and it was so bittersweet to think that this was the last time we would ever again get to see the ocean together, touch the beach, enjoy the scents and the wind. We took my step sister along, and I ran the camera through a battery and 26 GB worth of photos. Mom is worried about the people she's leaving behind, but so completely at peace with dying, and her grace just leaves me so proud and grateful. My well of words is somewhat exhausted, so let me let the photos tell the rest.

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      And for the people who think I look like my mom, here's a photo of both my parents. I tend to think I look more like dad, but if you never met him you might say I was the spitting semblance of mom.

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      So mom's husband has requested that I make a funeral shroud for her from wool of my sheep, and I got detailed directions from a dear friend as to how to do that. It will be my task for the next few days here, and I think I take a little comfort in that, in a perverse sort of way. There's no great way to lose your mother to cancer, but the way this is all rolling out is so, so very much better than the alternatives.

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  • Comments (767)

    • Cheshire_Cat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

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      Found this and thought you might like it.

      Pygmy goat trying his hardest to headbutt

    • PsycoJoe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bring it!

      1 year ago


      For you, Dear Lady, more of the same. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • Aoina InvScreen

      1 year ago

      You are really inspirational and I'm always excited to read new updates about the farm or see the pictures. Thank you for all that you've done and continue to do.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Ahh, thank you! I always think the same about you and Moe with your amazing creative endeavors. I really look forward to a day where we can all meet in person.

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      1 year ago

      You are an amazing lady! I love seeing all your beautiful photos.
      Spread the love with Warm Fuzzies of your own today!

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Thank you! I spread it like butter on hot toast! You're such a wonderfully generous and delightfully kind woman, it's great to see you share that so enthusiastically with our community.

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      This article was an interesting read but it was the line about ethnobotany that really caught my eye and made me think of you: www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/10/07/3540...

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    • FantomFan56

      1 year ago

      I posted a couple of photos of the new place. It's not real big, but it's a start!

    • FantomFan56

      1 year ago

      Hey, How are you?
      What animals would you suggest starting out with on a small farm. I just bought a small house in Rhome, Texas and it has a couple of acres. I'm definitely getting chickens for some fresh eggs.What would you recommend starting out. My goal is to be as self sufficient as possible, but I only have a couple of acres. Thanks!

      • FantomFan56

        1 year ago

        Thanks! I really appreciate it! I have photos on my phone. I'll post them to the site and let you know when there up.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Chickens, rabbits, and goats or sheep are all good for a tiny acreage. I'd say start out with the chickens and the rabbits, then decide if you want to go goat. Rabbits taste great, breed easy, but require really secure enclosures, and that's good practice for goats. Chicken wise, I'd say get a grab bag of egg laying breeds and about 20 Freedom Rangers to raise as meat birds. 24 egg laying hens will keep the average household well supplied on eggs, with some extra to sell to your fellows at work. 20 broiler birds will pay for themselves as far as meat in your freezer goes. Rabbits, if you get a revolt, can be skipped in favor of some crossbred goats. You can get dairy and meat out of goats, and they keep you from having to brushcut, but sheep are happier on grass. Any photos of the new place?

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      You MUST see this:

      hiddlestonedlokid.tumblr.com/post/97719259339/chen000-trombono-chen000-chen000-how

      how to draw a sheep: draw a cloud, legs, a circle for the head and there you have it
      a sheep

      someone draw a sheep using these instructions:

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    • Kiyoshi

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday Bean!!! Hope it was a wonderful day for you!

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Thank you! It has been, and I'm enjoying some birthday beer now in celebration!

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      2 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! smiley12.gif
      God damn, July birthdays are the best ;)

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Yes, yes they are. smiley8.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

    • FantomFan56

      2 years ago

      Thank you for your service!

    • Count3D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      2 years ago

      Thank you Bean!

    • conrad500

      2 years ago

      WE GON HAVE SO MUCH FUN! I CAN'T WAIT!

    • WomanFriday FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wife, Freelancer, Lady

      2 years ago

      How's the farm and life going, Bean? Excited to see you again!

      • WomanFriday FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wife, Freelancer, Lady

        2 years ago

        Good to hear. Husband will be coming along this year so I'd love to introduce you two.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Hey! It's brutal, fast paced, and beautiful. Definitely keeping me on my toes. I'll be looking forward to seeing you again at RTX this year!

    • BadPenny69

      2 years ago

      Can I be jealous of you? I hope to some day soon have a mini farm of my own.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Heh, you don't have to be jealous, but you're more than welcome to share stories, daydreams, and chunks of reality with me. smiley8.gif

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      2 years ago

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      Bean, I just want to tell you what an awesome lady you are. I really appreciated the opportunity to work with you on RvB:OR and just love all the pictures you put up on Facebook. Can't wait to meet you at RTX this year!
      If you'd like to pass along the love, check this out! smiley12.gif

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Hey! Your studies in ethnobotony might make this find very interesting!
      www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2551512/H...

      • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        No worries! smiley0.gif I saw that and instantly thought of you! smiley12.gif

        Also, totally different track here, what do you do with your sheep bones? Might you have two or three that you can spare? I'd like to try carving some. I think they have to be raw...? or at most, boiled enough to take the meat off but not roasted to where they dry out.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Whoa! This is freaking phenomenal, and actually, especially considering what I've been discovering during my research of the spread of sheep from Mexico via the Spaniards, it's utterly plausible. How completely rewriting the script this could shake the world, especially for the great debate as to whether or not the Azteca peoples had written language or "just" hieroglyphics. I know the Daily Mail is somewhat of a sensationalist rag on many of their stories, but this looks pretty legit. Thank you for sharing!

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      aghostdancer.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/growing-up-deaf-in...

      Read this and thought of Tyger and Carne smiley12.gif

      Miss you! smiley12.gif

    • BuckeyeDon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crackpottist

      2 years ago

      This may be relevant to your interests:

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEB5cjmHyuM

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Sweet! Thanks!

    • Dame

      2 years ago

      Hey Bean, just dropping in to leave some {{hugs}} and appreciation for you! I've barely been on the site for the past 2 months, and the few times i have logged on my crummy laptop doesnt allow me more than a few minutes before it crashes so I have fallen behind on friend's updates and journals. - But I still think of you! Was hoping that while I was in Washington, I could come down to Oregon for a weekend and visit you and a few others, but my back has gotten worse again and I don't think i could do the 6 hours round trip drive smiley2.gif

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Hey, maybe I can swing a trip up to you. I can't on weekdays, since Tyger is in school now, but I could come up on a weekend. It might be fun to take the kid to the city for a bit anyways. And if not, well, lots of love anyways!

    • SsgSpectre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Lol you remind me of someone I knew when stationed Okinawa, Belinda Lewis.
      Keep kickin ass
      And coffee is king, fuck oil.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Hey, thanks man, you just made my day.

    • Cheyza

      2 years ago

      Hey there! Hope all is well, and y'all had a great Thanksgiving!
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      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Things are hectic, crazy, but good. Do I get to see you this spring?

    • Sephiroth0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Hey Bean. Just wanted to say thank you for putting together an awesome event this year at RvB:OR. Had an awesome time and am looking forward to next year.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Hey, thank YOU for coming out, spending the weekend with us, and being such a great friend and lynchpin of our community. We really, really appreciate you guys' faith in us to keep coming back. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to hear that you enjoyed yourself and the event this year. smiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

    • OsageOrange

      2 years ago

      If you don't mind me asking, were you rated as enlisted personnel or an officer in the Army?

      • OsageOrange

        2 years ago

        I do have an interest in history in general, and have done some military history looking around, but a 'only getting the tones wet' sort of deal at the moment- I do want to do some more, though. I have had family in the military, know people in real life who have been/are in the military and respect those people because because of the sacrifices they have made to keep those of us here at home safe.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Heh, that answers quite nicely. After perusing your journals, I saw that you seem interested in military history. Does your family have a tradition of service, or is this just something you find a personal connection to?

      • OsageOrange

        2 years ago

        Well, I was commenting on a post @Kriss posted about Fit for RTX 2014 a few days ago, and I saw the link to your profile under her friends list on the left-hand side of the screen. I thought to myself '"BaghdadBean"? That's an interesting username.' So I clicked the link, read your profile page and scanned a few journals, and thought 'This lady is quite an interesting user, but I gotta go take care of some real-life stuff, so I'll read more tomorrow if I can.'

        As to the reading of your journals, I had some extra time to be able to come hang on RT the next day, so I decided to read a decent portion of them, even though I didn't go about checking the comments on most of them. A bad on my part, I know. *Hits self on side the head with hand.* Hindsight is always a good teacher. So does this answer your questions?

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Ahh, yes, most of my journals about my military career are friends only. I don't think I ever go really deep in details on rank or dates of service on most of them, but here and there you're missing some sarge references. I appreciate that you asked, it can certainly lead to some odd moments when assumptions are made on that sort of thing. Do you mind me asking, how did you stumble across my profile here, and what sent you deeper into my pile o' journals?

      • OsageOrange

        2 years ago

        Well, I have read through a decent number of a number of you journals and hadn't seen much on what you were ranked as. I didn't want to make an incorrect assumption.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        What brings up the question?

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        NCO.

    • p3drit0

      2 years ago

      bwa hahahaha! do you have to take measures like this?
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      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Actually, yes, I've had to do that to a few of the goats. Luckily mine are small, so I can get away with just using duct tape and PVC pipe instead of galvanized. After a while, they learn not to do it and quit trying.

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      2 years ago

      I recall vague whisperings from you about an event in Oregon at some point. Haven't seen or heard anything about it since RTX though. Are there ...details? smiley0.gif (that's the closest this site has to a cheeky evil grin)

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Go here for up to date details! I hope we see you there!

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      In lieu of dyeing anything tonight, I decided to make soda instead. smiley0.gif

      • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        I'll bring some to PAX. My sister's is ridiculously huge!

        >.>

        (bcbw)

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Sweet! When it grows big enough I'll have to get a piece from you.

      • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        My sister has a scobe so I'll be taking a peel of that this weekend.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        That is really awesome. I miss my kombucha, speaking of fermented live things.

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      So I have a cotton underdress and a silk overdress that I want to dye. Thanks to the magic of the internet, I've decided I'll dye the underdress in leftover wine (don't revoke my woman card, please. My sister has a tendency to open them faster than I can finish them). But the overdress I'm going back and forth between wanting a nice blue color, or just using blackberries and getting purple because I have them handy. Can you think of anything I might have at my disposal up here that will give me a blue?

      • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Okay, got a navy blue and a small dye kit to play with the colors. smiley1.gif

      • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Blue is my favorite color, so I've no doubt I'll find plenty to dunk in the pot!

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        The Navy Blue is capable of a huge range of color. I love it on wool.

      • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Purrrrfect, I shall do that! smiley12.gif

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Helps if I put the link there.

        www.spin-knit-dye.com/

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        This is the place I get my dyes from. She's awesome, direct sources it, and pays equitable prices to her suppliers.

        Post edited 8/07/13 9:26PM

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        I'll split an indigo order with you if you don't mind me picking up my half at PAX.

      • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Lacking indigo, however. Mostly I'm trying to figure out if I have anything handy, but I don't think I do, not for blue. Eh, I'll wait for pay day and see what I can find. Indigo is the color I'm after anyway. smiley1.gif

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Well you could always build an indigo vat

      • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        thanks! Yeah, I've done silk painting so I know it can be trickier to set. I just would rather not use a chemical if I can at all get away with not. But you're right, it might come down to no choice but that or never washing... which won't really be a good option. smiley7.gif

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Blackberry purple doesn't stay blackberry purple, even when you use lots of vinegar. If you never intend to wash it again, sure, go for it, but I would suggest something else. Or, vinegar the fuck out of it, and then do an after mordant of juniper ash, and then steam it to set the dye. Silk can be finicky to dye. I'll check my vegetal dye books and see if there's any suggestions.

    • Moeparker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ghost

      2 years ago

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      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        That is freaking beautiful!

    • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

      3 years ago

      I TOTALLY FORGOT! Wasn't there someone interested in buying the other two badge holders you made???

      • Linh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Invisible

        3 years ago

        *sniff* I smiley12.gif you both

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        You're no bother, @Linh.

      • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

        3 years ago

        He'll yeah I am!

      • Linh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Invisible

        3 years ago

        and this is where the real asian comes out :P

        Only if you're very sure about parting with it, then yes. Otherwise I definite no

      • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

        3 years ago

        Ay ya, you're not a bother! Do you want sarge?

      • Linh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Invisible

        3 years ago

        no it's ok, its too much trouble. One thing I hate is being a bother. It's ok I'll wait til next year's auction if you end up contributing the same. Please it's ok smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        @Linh, I can make you a Caboose one if you want to get the Sarge one from @Kriss

      • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

        3 years ago

        Ah I understand. At the auction, all three badge holders were bundled. I just wanted to hold onto the Caboose one and I was willing to sell the other two =]

      • Linh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Invisible

        3 years ago

        wait, no no no. I don't want to take them off you, I thought new ones were being made. Nope I'm all good :D smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

        3 years ago

        Ah crap, I don't mind letting the Sarge one go, but I bid on the whole thing just so I could have the Caboose one... =[

      • Linh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Invisible

        3 years ago

        Sarge and Caboose please, please, please, please, please.

        I need it for reasons! :D please smiley12.gif

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I think @Linh wanted the Sarge one

    • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

      3 years ago

      Hmmm apparently my comment never posted... Did you ever post the picture of me and Monty?

      • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

        3 years ago

        No hurry! Was just wondering if I missed it! I need to prove to Monty that I took a pic with him at least for two days of the con haha. Thanks a bunch!

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Not yet! I'm still catching up on photos when I get bits of spare moments.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      3 years ago

      Hey, I'm the guy who gave you the ride to the airport. You're awesome and I like to think I'm a bit awesome, so we awesome people need to stick together.

      Oh, and on your interests you mentioned liking military scifi without action scenes every other page. Might I suggest Legend of Zero?

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Hey!!! Thank you so much for finding me! Thank you even more for the ride to the airport! It was a pleasure to meet you and your friend. I'll definitely check out the book, I'm due for a new one.

    • hitgurlzdad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Thank you Bean! You were awesome, and we would love to see you again outside of a con!

    • Byrne_d

      3 years ago

      Bean! I am so thankful to have finally gotten to meet you last weekend. Even though we only spoke briefly at the cocktail party, it's a conversation that will stay with me forever.

      • Byrne_d

        3 years ago

        That would be fantastic. Thank you!

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        So much ditto on this. If you find yourself in the PNW, you gotta come stay at my ranch for a bit. I'd be delighted to have you here.

    • conrad500

      3 years ago

      Thanks for being a great team lead! I don't care what Grady says, you rock ;P

    • PandaM66

      3 years ago

      When you create your awesome sewing creations, do you use a pattern...or just go with it?

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Bags take a lot of practice, and a lot of looking and carrying something that feels off. I think it took me about 10 tries before I settled on a strap design that I really liked, for example. There's so many different ways to construct a bag, and some of them really require some tweaking. A lot of it goes in how you cut your fabric and how you pin it together too though, or if you have a good curved surface like a Tailor's Ham to work on. I can't seem to stop making bags, they're the most useful item I currently make, and they're addictive.

      • PandaM66

        3 years ago

        Paper templates are a good idea! I made a dress a couple of years ago, and mostly followed the template...
        I have tried to make bags though and they always look so wrong :/ but I'm sure I just need practice!

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I wish I could say I use patterns... but I rarely do. I did start out with a pattern for my messenger bags, and then I promptly ignored it, added to it, took away from it, and completely altered it. Because that's how I roll. I'm just as bad with recipes for food, maybe worse, because I at least use a ruler for cutting fabric, but I don't ever bother with measurements when cooking. I do, if I'm going to make a lot of something, make paper templates to guide my cutting. That's close to using a pattern, right?

    • DadHavoc

      3 years ago

      I took three supers (24 frames) off my big hive. It was getting crowded in there and I was trying to avoid having them swarm. From the three supers, I ended up with around 5 gallons of honey. Now to wait for the other new hives to start performing so I can get some more. This batch is probably some of the best I have had so far. Beekeeping is expensive to start but not a lot of maintenance once they get going. I can send you pictures if you have an email address you would like to share.

    • Moeparker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ghost

      3 years ago

      3D print a dog, but an IR sensor and a speaker inside it, put them around the perimeter and have them bark when they sense movement coming up. Your own army.

    • MoltenSlowa

      3 years ago

      122 days, 23 hours away.
      SAT THEATRE 4 LYFE (until I switch)

    • Marsbabyy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Guardian

      3 years ago

      Can i just say i am unholy excited to meet you at rtx, I've been reading your farming journals, coming from a dairy farming lineage myself its fascinating, i used to get to help at my cousins farms for calving and lambing. Your farm looks so awesome, keep up the good work and the awesome photos! :D

      • Marsbabyy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Guardian

        3 years ago

        Yay! Glad I could make you smile :D

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Well holey buckets, you just surprised me into an unexpected evening smile! You know, I always wonder if people will be taken aback by seeing farm photos on a gaming oriented community website, and I'm just really glad that this is one place on the internet where I can be me... in all my geeky shepherdess sort of mismatched self. So thanks, I look forward to meeting you too!

    • DadHavoc

      3 years ago

      Two of the hives were weak and below critical mass. As a result, they could not keep warm over the winter. The third hive was queenless and the bees just died of old age. Dear Wife is beside herself because all the honey extraction is underway in her kitchen. Had to move the frames inside because it was too cold in the garage for the honey to flow. Now everything including the dog is nice and sticky.

    • TheRecreator

      3 years ago

      You made a bunch of lapel pins for PAX last year, right? Did you make them yourself, or did you order them from a site?

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        purebuttons.com is where I got them made. Great place!

    • Slaktare

      3 years ago

      I have been thinking about getting a tattoo for awhile, I am already working on ideas, but for now the first one is going to either be on my outer thigh or my lower leg near my ankle. What say you about this?

      • Slaktare

        3 years ago

        I am wanting to get a nice "cut-away" with gears and circuits on my thigh. If I get one on my ankle it will probably be a little robot. I also need to find a good place to go. I'm going to wait till summer time so money not really be an issue. I'm getting a friend to draw up a few ideas for the robot, but I dont really know where to start with the "cut-away" on the thigh though.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Yeah, my left leg is super beefy, so I have lots of room to ink on that. The cyborg motif is freaking awesome, I've seen some really nice "cut-away" kinda tattoos with gears and cogs on some of my ATK friends. I'm still trying to decide whether or not to get a dotted line with scissors tattooed on my leg.

      • Slaktare

        3 years ago

        I have all kinds of muscle on my thigh smiley6.gif I am going to get something related prosthetic/me being a cyborg. I am pretty excited.

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Outer thigh is a really good spot for a first bit of ink because it's a nice large canvas, not so many nerve endings, and it's got enough meat for the tattoo artist to smoothly work even if you twitch a little. Lower leg near the ankle can hurt like hell, depending on the part you're getting inked. It's closer to the bone, and has more nerve endings. It's also harder not to twitch when getting inked in that area. I'd go with the bigger surface first and see how you like it. Then work your way into the more painful areas.

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      This had me giggling probably a bit too much, but I thought you'd appreciate the humour of it: terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/01/22/25-hard-tru...

      This line, especially, made me think of you "people are notoriously fucking loopy." smiley0.gif

    • MoltenSlowa

      3 years ago

      Please tell me I'll be seeing you at PAX East. :D

    • p3drit0

      3 years ago

      how's things? haven't seen any farm animal pics recently...

      • p3drit0

        3 years ago

        well, do that then! we'll be here when things calm down!

      • BaghdadBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Incredibly hectic. I have a bunch of sheep dropping lambs who weren't supposed to have been bred yet, which means that the day Jango the Ram got loose, he got B-U-S-Y. It's super stressful, because some of the ewes weren't really in good enough condition for lambing, and I'm having to bottle feed a bunch of twins and feed way more alfalfa and hay than usual. Other than that and a few other small fires, things are mostly okay.

    • DadHavoc

      3 years ago

      I'm workinG off an I pad so please excuse any rookie mistakes. a news article in the Des Moines register talks about a bunch of Navajo Churo sheep running loose through the streets of Des Moines. It turns out they escaped from a stock trailer parked in the city. Since I had never heard of those sheep before your writings I could only hope it wasn't you.

      Well it was funny to read about the cops chasing sheep through city streets.

      Post edited 12/02/12 1:19PM

    • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

      3 years ago

      *poke poke*

      *HUG*

    • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

      3 years ago

      Hey hey! Was just thinking about ya and hoping everything is going well! smiley12.gif

    • Albin0_Rhino

      3 years ago

      Thank you so much again for the badge. I really appreciate it, I had a lot of fun. Thank you. smiley12.gif

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