Posted on Feb 5, 2021
1SG Steven Imerman
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My only social activity in these days of isolation and distancing is at our Cruse Dogpark. We stand or sit (people bring in old lawn chairs every now and then) around in good sized circles, and talk loud while the dogs play.
These pictures came from the website, but I can name at least six dogs, three people, and have some good guesses about some more. We are a tight knit little sub-community.
Keeps me sane, don't you know.
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Sgt Jim Belanus
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you won't be doing that up here today unless you have a snowmobile suit on.
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1SG Steven Imerman
1SG Steven Imerman
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I believe you. We are going to be in the single digits in three days, serious stuff for southern Missouri.
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Sgt Jim Belanus
Sgt Jim Belanus
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talking about 20+ below for the next 10 days, throw another log on the fire and grab a blanket. sure glad I don't have to be in it any more.
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1SG Steven Imerman
1SG Steven Imerman
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Sgt Jim Belanus - The worst thing I have ever had to do in my life was keeping stock tank heaters going at 20 below. Ours ran on diesel, which would be starting to turn to jello at those temps. Light a match, catch the paper on fire, stick it down in, fire goes out, fingers have turned to wood, so stick the fingers in your armpits and dance and jump around for a couple of minutes before trying again. Hated it. One of the reasons I never seriously considered staying on the farm.
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Sgt Jim Belanus
Sgt Jim Belanus
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I remember back in the 50's thats how my dad kept the stock tank thawed, I can see the play in my mind, been there done that, Now I have a richei waterer with built in heating elements, takes the work out of it. As far a diesel we use P40 out of Canada, it's #2 with the wax removed, was told it's good for -_40 and lower and so far so good.
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SPC Mark Huddleston
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Nice post for sure.
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My dog "Bruce Wayne" (rescue dog already named) gives me something no one else can...unconditonal love.
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1SG Steven Imerman
1SG Steven Imerman
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The beauty of dogs. And all for some kibble and a little attention, now and then. They are perhaps avatars of our better nature.
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