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  1. Turtulas-Len

    This deadly heat 🔥

    I pretty much disagree with everything you've said except the left in the cars (unless it's done Tom's way) or tied to a post which I've never seen someone do I shop stores that allow dogs if any are going with me to shop. And there are many that do, Maybe it's a small town thing.
  2. Turtulas-Len

    COLD DARK ROOM

    Yes it's the most colorful one I've seen at that small size out there in the last couple years.
  3. Turtulas-Len

    Lumber Cost for New Sulcata House

    Thanks Mark, but I'm sure some here would argue that point with you.
  4. Turtulas-Len

    Lumber Cost for New Sulcata House

    Thanks, I'm old enough to have never been part of the throw away generation. also i like to save money.
  5. Turtulas-Len

    COLD DARK ROOM

    I have a small Brown Turkey fig tree out front and it was being taken over by some thistle plants. So yesterday I took the clippers over to cut the thistle back but had to stop after cutting some back.I was about to disturb one of the wild young eastern box turtles that live here. Whether this...
  6. Turtulas-Len

    Advice needed please.Growing a prickly pear cactus from a pad.

    My soil is mostly clay, sea shells,, and rocks, and I grow several different types of opuntia both with spines and without spines. They are planted in the ground and survive the winter cold and wet soil. It really depends on what type of opuntia or any type of cactus you are trying to grow where...
  7. Turtulas-Len

    Lumber Cost for New Sulcata House

    Got more free boards Wednesday, This time he brought about 30 treated for ground contact 5/4 inch decking boards. Going to make a nicer looking barrier wall separating Walker and Galloper. Here's what it looks like now from both sides.I'm building the new wall on my driveway out front in panels...
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    Soon To Be 4 Sulcatas in Virginia

    Here's some pictures taken today, a beautiful spring day. Galloper is big enough to eat dry mazuri so I'm using less water to wet what I offer her. Dry mazuri is easier to feed during the winter months here. I can hear her crunching the dry centers already.Eating a mix of home grown leaves and...
  9. Turtulas-Len

    Soon To Be 4 Sulcatas in Virginia

    Not yet. Walker didn't care much for the new barrier at first but he has accepted it now.
  10. Turtulas-Len

    Rachel and Abner brought me a Present

    Possums are welcome here anytime. The only thing they did is when I had a pair of ducks they would sometimes steal an egg. Other than that they have never bothered anything else, not even the hatchling box turtles.
  11. Turtulas-Len

    Rachel and Abner brought me a Present

    No and no. I'm not going to make her a pet. I just want her to be able to live outside here safely.
  12. Turtulas-Len

    Meet Rachel and Abner

    Thanks, You are one of the few forum members that have visited and know how and why everything is centered in my kitchen because of it's large size. And yes they have been spoiled (with constraints) from day one.
  13. Turtulas-Len

    Meet Rachel and Abner

    I took this picture about 10:45 tonight. Rocket is already in bed but they wont go until I go. I had an opportunity to get this love seat and took it so all of us could set together in the kitchen. Think they are getting spoiled?
  14. Turtulas-Len

    Rachel and Abner brought me a Present

    She is doing fine. I named her April and she still lives in the kitchen. In about a month I will start working with her, Rachel and Abner outside so they will accept her as just another animal that is welcome here even outside. Rocket won't bother her without any further training, he is the...
  15. Turtulas-Len

    Lumber Cost for New Sulcata House

    I don't know what a No 2 untreated eight foot 2x4 cost on the west coast but it's around $10 here if you can find them.. And on the bottom of this pile are 3 sheets of 3/4 inch of plywood.I can't imagine how much they cost today.
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    Lumber Cost for New Sulcata House

    So far is Zero. Here is what people have brought me so farLumber has gotten expensive so I decided to use reclaimed lumber from demo being done here in town or close by. All I have to do is remove some nails. Today I heard someone dropping lumber out front. So I walked from the back yard and...
  17. Turtulas-Len

    COLD DARK ROOM

    I got a message earlier today that a relative of Rachel and Abner won best of breed for the American Hairless Terriers at the Westminster Dog Show. Not sure of the relation yet, could be father or a sibling from an earlier litter.
  18. Turtulas-Len

    Donald's Thread

    Donald is 22 months old and doing fine. He's enjoying this late spring heatwave we are having.Weighed him a couple days ago
  19. Turtulas-Len

    Puppy pictures, share your furbabies

    Rachel on the left and Abner on the right. They are brother and sister and will be one year old next month. They don't have fur, but they do have whiskers.And this is an older pic of my other two. Rocket on the left and Kasey on the right
  20. Turtulas-Len

    COLD DARK ROOM

    I found out today that one of the opuntia that I grow can survive Minnesota winters. There are 3 sisters that at least one of them visit Colonial Beach every year. One of the 3 came by today so her daughter could meet Walker and mentioned that the cactus that one of them took home several years...
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