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Salt Springs
@salt-springs
06/16/19 01:08:06PM
122 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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Yes, Black Cherry can help..........I suspect you need to drink more water since your weight loss may be contributing to those crystals forming in your joints. 

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
06/14/19 01:54:46AM
122 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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Good words and well spoken too!  Wayne.............I've seen so many people over the years taken from us by those, "widow makers."  In many cases they had no warning as you said, and no health issues that they could discern either save for assuming they were invincible and living lives that were, "typical."    

I would add that folks should not assume that this sort of problem does not affect women.   Too often women ignore symptoms and unfortunately suffer serious or fatal consequences.  Widow maker heart attacks are equal opportunity destroyers as are a host of other diseases that can be avoided.

For the younger of our lot who might be reading these posts...........now is the time to make the changes you need to make to live a long healthy life.   For the rest of us let's see if we can abstain kicking over the bucket by watching where we are going and turning on the lights in our 'noggins.  

 

 

 

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
06/13/19 10:04:05AM
122 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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robert schuler:

Just transplanted 2 acres of pumpkin plants by hand. Countless deep knee bends lots of fresh air and sunshine. I'll be lucky if I'll be able to move tomorrow!... Robert.

Yikes.............I can't imagine doing that.........as it is I sound like a bowl of Rice Krispies when I start moving in the morning......

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
06/13/19 12:55:26AM
122 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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Hugssandi...........check out Lynda Randle singing, "One Day at a Time" on YouTube..............and learn the second verse........she's the real thing and her music always lifts the spirit..........

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
06/12/19 10:41:55PM
122 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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Good job, Andreas!!!  Wow, Hugssandi!  You are both well on your way to reaching your goals.    Sometimes the going seems really difficult, but if we set our minds to the task we can do it.   I remember having to pass a fitness test when I was in the Navy.  The weather was so hot and I felt absolutely terrible.  but, I had to do it anyway, 30 push-ups, 100 sit-ups and a mile and a half run in a total of 25 minutes with no breaks...........the last 3/4 of a mile was so difficult and the time limit was running out.........I made it only because of will power, stubbornness and lots of bad language along the way. ( I found out later that morning that I had pneumonia at the time, just to add to the drama).  

Sometimes we have to struggle and will ourselves to make it to the end of the race.  I've learned that struggle can become easier if we dare to think of ourselves as winners and never give up.  Press on and even if you feel like giving up resolve not to do so.  I know you can do it........we're all cheering for you and anyone else who dares to enter this race.

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
06/07/19 10:48:30PM
122 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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Hang in there folks.......... it is now 10:46 PM and National Doughnut Day ends in 1 hour and 14 minutes on the East Coast.....other time zones...........be strong!


updated by @salt-springs: 06/07/19 10:55:18PM
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
06/06/19 09:39:24AM
122 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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Andreas..........good for you!  Keep up the good work, your an inspiration.    By the way, how close are you to Dusseldorf?  I have long lost cousins living there.

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
06/04/19 09:47:45PM
122 posts

Remembering D-Day


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What a terrific link!    What many people do not realize is that the battle of Normandy lasted for a number of weeks and the cost in terms of human life was staggering.............I read a post from the UK that I'll include here...........and please let's not forget the incredible women that worked the lines too..........incredibly heroic...........their stories are included on the link below also.................

https://d-dayrevisited.co.uk/d-day-history/d-day-landings/cost-of-battle/

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
06/04/19 07:42:32PM
122 posts

Remembering D-Day


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Gordon Hardy:

Thank you Salt Springs. We owe the allied armed forces a great debt of gratitude. My Uncle Thomas Mason of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry was there at Juno Beach. He passed away last year at the grand age of ninety-nine.

Wow Gordon!..........one of the best known Canadian fighting units ever.........read the history of the battle of Kapyong during the Korean War...........they actually called down airstrikes on their position when they were over run by the North Koreans and Chinese...........in doing so along with the British and Australian units kept the South Korean Forces and UN Forces from being wiped out.............700 Canadians and 5,000 attackers.............earning them a US Presidential Unit Citation.

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
06/04/19 02:06:37PM
122 posts

Remembering D-Day


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This year will mark the last year that those who survived D-Day will likely be present for the commemoration of this tremendous turning point in history.   This event is scheduled every five years and those veterans who remain with us and are now in their 90's have lived lives that will soon fade into history.

I have attached a link and would ask that you take the time to watch it and consider their sacrifice so that the freedoms we now enjoy might be secured.  

https://www.abmc.gov/multimedia/videos/ok-lets-go

 

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
05/30/19 12:53:53AM
122 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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Andreas, and Hugssandi.........thank you for the bold posts and resolutions you have made public.  I want you to know that as one who has been there in my younger days, I was just shy of 300 lbs at 16 years old. It is most important for you to always remember that you are not alone in this battle.  It took years for me to become functional and fit....College Rugby, forced runs during Law Enforcement Academy Training, Physical fitness Training during Navy Chaplains School, 8 years of active duty and nearly 20 years of Hot Yoga.  I say all that to say this, while all of that worked the real issue for me was one of re-learning how think about not only my relationship to food, but my relationship to the world around me. 

Now I am nearly 70 years old and have the old man's gut and I don't move as fast as I once did.  And yes, like alot of other Vets I have seen and remember all sorts of ugliness and sorrow..........but, those issues are history and no longer exist unless I choose to bring them into being..........so what's my point...........each day is a new beginning and fresh start.  Some days run smooth and others do not.....so be it.

Hang in there and feel free to reach out to me or anyone else who has been there.  Even if you can't believe in yourself from time to time, know that I'll believe for you until you get your feet back on the ground and pointed in the right direction.  Anyone can message me at anytime and I'll respond...never judge and promise only to encourage.  

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
04/15/19 07:50:50PM
122 posts

Dulcimer-Guitar Style Options?


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I believe so................check out the you tube demo's etc. here...............there are a slew of tunes etc. on YouTube.........demos, lessons etc.

https://www.youtube.com/user/woodrowmusic


updated by @salt-springs: 04/15/19 07:55:49PM
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
02/10/19 01:28:04AM
122 posts

Blackbird


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

It is in there.................The Book is called Beatletudes by Butch Ross................Prussia Valley has it & you can get it direct from BR on his website.


updated by @salt-springs: 02/10/19 01:52:42AM
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
01/29/19 04:29:07PM
122 posts

Removing grease spot


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If Ken's method does not work, though I suspect it will work very well............I have used mineral spirits dabbed on and allowed to dry on grease stained antiques and other woodworkers have warmed grease spots with a hair dryer and allowed fullers earth also warmed to sit on the spot overnight and absorb the oil residue.

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
01/21/19 09:39:53AM
122 posts

The Drifting Thread...


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It was quite a show here too!   What was really wild is that just before it got really red, every coyote in the forest started yipping and howling and from the sound of them there are plenty of them around. (Now I know why three of the cats vanished.)

Oh and buy the way, Ken....being a forester you will appreciate this, the Monkeys from Silver Springs have shown up here and there..........one a mile or so from here and one over near Salt Springs Run.  Fish and Wildlife reports that some have migrated all the way to Apopka via the forest.  Check this link..........

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
01/20/19 09:27:44PM
122 posts

The Drifting Thread...


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Don't forget tonight is the night of the really cool Super Wolf Blood moon lunar eclipse ...........begins in about 10 minutes and peaks at 12:12AM. (EST)


updated by @salt-springs: 01/20/19 09:28:42PM
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
12/19/18 09:49:33PM
122 posts

The Positive Thread...


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I want to tell a story, a true story and a Christmas miracle that I saw many years ago.  Perhaps in relating this story someone who may be feeling overwhelmed by all the commotion the holiday season brings will become still for just a moment and catch a glimpse of things that protest the cynical voices that often come out of nowhere.

Many years ago I was appointed to serve a small parish in a rural community in the heart of the South.  Previous to that time I had worked for a number of years as a police officer in the inner city and was a confirmed cynic and fairly well hardened character.  ( I left that job and in order to pursue a graduate degree in Historical Theology and Philosophy.) Oh, and let me add, this particular parish was made up of folk who could be called by today's standards, dirt poor.

There was a young girl in that parish who had been born with a crippling genetic disease.  At 12 or 13 years of age she was about the size of a small six year old and rarely walked more than a few feet, rather she hopped about dragging her broken legs behind her or curling them up in an odd sort of way. Her tiny legs were often raw since the house she lived in had dirt floors.

Two or three days before Christmas she became seriously ill and was admitted to a teaching hospital at a major university in an attempt to correct a life threatening kidney problem.  I went to visit her and was told by the attending physician that there really wasn't much to be done.  With that depressing news I went in to have a short talk with that poor child and not really knowing what to do or say asked her what she wanted for Christmas.  I sort of listened letting the news that her doctor had told me sink in......

To my surprise she only wanted to be in the Christmas pageant at the church.......and she wanted to play Mary.   When Christmas eve arrived and all the screaming and rowdy kids, dressed in bathrobes and an assortment of flip flops lined up began their procession down the aisle I looked up and standing at the screen door of that church was that desperately ill child.  She grinned from ear to ear and walked the 40 feet to the altar and knelt by the cardboard/manger holding a dirty rubber doll wrapped in a 50 cent blanket.  As everyone sang Silent Night, she let lose a few tears, kissed that old rubber doll and placed it in that old box.  She held that doll like it was the most precious thing in the world and when she put it down gently stroked its head.  I think she knew that this would be her last Christmas with us.  And, I think as her parting gift to those present she gave us a glorious reminder of how hope, love and the true gift of Christmas should be received.

My cynicism faded in that moment and all the world's troubles seemed far away.  Forty years ago that child delivered the best sermon ever preached in that tiny old church in the middle of nowhere.  And to this day I can still see her smile, joy and love on full display.

Merry Christmas!

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
12/11/18 04:40:05PM
122 posts

Favorite albums


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

If you install Spotify (the free version) you can use the search box to find a fair number of albums that are mountain dulcimer recordings.  I saved mine to my Spotify play list and had about 10-12 albums stored.  Almost all of Jean Ritchies were on the list.  I figured I could find the ones I wanted after I listened to them. 

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
11/18/18 09:19:13PM
122 posts

Capo for Radius Fretboard?


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Wow!  I would sure like to see a photo of that Bella.....I just checked Tony's website and those are some amazing instruments.

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
11/17/18 08:51:07PM
122 posts

What do we call it?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Come on Y'all............ everyone knows that it's only proper to call 'em a "Mess of Dulcimers" or if you're talk'n and trying to be a bit highfalutin it would be a bit more polished to speak of 'em as a "Pile of" or "heap of" Dulcimores. 


updated by @salt-springs: 11/17/18 11:26:15PM
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
10/13/18 09:32:28PM
122 posts

Looking for album


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Tut Taylor did a dulcimer album for the Bicentennial and the first song on side two was called, "Mountains and Woodsmoke".

Here is a link, it starts at about 2.22 on the video.


updated by @salt-springs: 10/13/18 09:32:59PM
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
10/06/18 09:51:14PM
122 posts

Looking for album


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Did that tune have the line, "Woodsmoke is calling me back home"?

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
10/05/18 02:07:30AM
122 posts

Guitar Strings?


Playing and jamming difficulties...HELP ME!

Wow, that is a Tom Yocky dulcimer and those are really good instruments!   I am sending you a link that you may or may not have seen that could help you set that "Island" up.   I would double check to make sure the bridge and the nut have not gotten reversed somewhere along the line...........

https://reverb.com/item/655791-tom-yocky-mountain-dulcimer-2010-heartland

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
09/28/18 10:13:13AM
122 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Tumbleweed: I have been thinking about her too. I hope this Angel is doing well And congratulations Strumelia. That is wonderful. I need to do the CPR class again. I was certified years ago. I would also like to get recertified in First aid too.

Erik tells me, that she is doing well and recovering from this round of surgery.  More to follow.  She will be meeting with her Doctors in the  near future for continued treatment..............

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
09/27/18 09:56:29PM
122 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Congratulations on getting CPR certified........that is a magnificent thing to know and you really never know when it might be needed.  And, Tumbleweed, thank you for checking out Genesis' creations.  I've been buying from Erik as a way to support his ministry for many years and not only is he a great musician he is a most compassionate and giving soul.  Hopefully Genesis' has had another reconstructive surgery this week and all is well. 

 

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
09/13/18 07:51:15PM
122 posts

What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or lonesome song to play?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

This is an absolute no brainer for me............"The Unquiet Grave" by Jean Ritchie..............you can hear her sing it here:

https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2017/10/ghost-stories-in-song-for-halloween/

 

It is such an easy tune to play.......btw, there are a few others by other artists there as well...........enjoy!

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
09/07/18 11:10:37AM
122 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Despite all the rotten things we are constantly bombarded with on the news there are lots of good things happening in this world.  Today I spoke with my old friend Erik, the Flutemaker and watched the video of a little Nicaraguan girl, here in the US getting treatment for lip malformation.   She is with her mother and will be undergoing another surgery on Sept. 12...a risky procedure too!

Anyway, if you are so inclined watch the video, it will lift your spirit......she is learning English and making flutes!!! (I bought 10 of her creations for Christmas gifts)    Let me caution you, she is too cute for words.

https://eriktheflutemaker.com/blogs/articles/meet-genesis


updated by @salt-springs: 09/07/18 11:49:48AM
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
09/06/18 04:41:58PM
122 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


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Don't you get a kick out of getting up in the morning and walking into the kitchen and finding the latest creature that the cat has brought in for your inspection?  A beautiful creature but one that can deliver a nasty bite if so inclined.  I took him/her out to the edge of the deck and let it go, it was not injured but not really happy either.

snake.jpegsnake.jpeg

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
08/16/18 09:53:26PM
122 posts

Replacing the Nut on a Homer Ledford


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

I'm sure your right about those adjusters working really well.   I am going to put them back on in short order, they needed to be cleaned up a bit which I'll get to in a few days.  The pegs o this one are right on and are holding a perfect tuning with no slipping etc.   The  label inside says made from planks on a 100 year old slave cabin near Lagrange, Kentucky if I am reading it right.  

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
08/13/18 05:24:10PM
122 posts

Replacing the Nut on a Homer Ledford


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Your right about that.........I am keeping all of the old parts that need a bit of buffing up and so far as the nut is concerned I am trying to make sure that it does not crack or chip, any more than it already has.............I really do not think this one has ever been played or if it has not very much.  I did replace the strings since the ones on it were pretty much dead and left off those string adjustment hubs since they don't seem to do much other than put unnecessary strain on the strings.   I'll keep them off it for the time being, but will have them if for some reason they need to be put back on.   All in all there is not a scratch or ding on it. 

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
08/12/18 10:06:52PM
122 posts

Replacing the Nut on a Homer Ledford


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I'll give that a try.  I did take a double edge razor blade and heated it up and slid it along the sides. I managed to free about 50% of the sides this way.  I suspect that it is glued across the bottom too.   In the mean time I am going to cut some new slots and set the strings equidistant and tune it "Galax style".   By the way, that great looking Galax that you featured last week is weighing on my brain.

Thanks.........

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
08/12/18 07:31:32PM
122 posts

Replacing the Nut on a Homer Ledford


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

I just received a beautiful, basically mint Ledford that needs to have the Bone nut replaced.  It appears that it has been firmly glued in place and does not want to budge.  Any ideas on how to best go about removing it?


updated by @salt-springs: 08/12/18 07:37:11PM
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
02/09/18 02:44:21PM
122 posts

Help with a Hungarian citera


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

http://www.afolk.hu/bolt/index.php/en/Tuning-of-stringed-instruments/toning-citera-hungarian-zither.html

 

This chart gives you a fair idea of what the tunings should be on a Citera..............by the way, a great find!

 


updated by @salt-springs: 02/09/18 02:45:15PM
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
02/02/18 08:46:59AM
122 posts

The Drifting Thread...


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If these guys don't move on I going to have to do what I did a few years back.  One guy used to back up to the kitchen door and hang out there most of the night so I got the loudest Leaf blower I could find and tied it to the 4x4 post closest to that door with some bungee cord.   I ran an extension cord into the house and waited until he backed up to it late one night.  When he was not expecting it I plugged it in and it gave him a healthy blast to his big old keester.   He left at a high rate of speed and was gone for about a month....'twas a sight to behold.

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
02/01/18 11:39:55PM
122 posts

The Drifting Thread...


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January 28 2018 Bear.JPG    

 

This new guy out on the back deck seems to have a bit of an attitude.  He'll move on in a few days....it appears that there are three males roaming around the last few nights, probably getting ready to settle their territorial issues.  We'll see who comes out on top before long.

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
01/13/18 03:48:01PM
122 posts

Help with a twang/buzz?


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Dave, check the slot depth on the nut first and then the bridge..........you might try a slightly heavier string or do what I have done when the string is just twanging on a fret........put a small piece of a flat tooth pick under the nut, right under the the edge closest to the twanging string.........then try it........do you have and adjustable or moveable bridge? Sounds like the string is vibrating in the slot a bit too much to me.


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