Can't you find any pig farmers in SD? I don't know if you have any Lidl grocery stores there or not, but they have good thick cut bacon for a great price.
Never heard of Lidl. And we're on the beef side of the state, not the ag side. I'm sure I could find piglets to raise, but I don't need anymore chores and besides, there are only two sides of bacon for every pig.
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
This race is pissing me off!
I finally found the race, and watched it, but I sat the whole time with my mouth open. I can't BELIEVE how much NASCAR racing has changed. What the heck are these "stages" anyway? Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3? And PUSHING. Once upon a time, intentionally touching another car was illegal. There were more wrecks yesterday in one race than what I used to see in a whole SEASON. I thought I would be watching skilled drivers, each trying to win a tough race, but what I think I saw were a bunch of little boys playing bumper cars at 200 mph. I was disappointed, to say the least. I'm sure this kind of racing is good for the people who watch just to see a flaming wreck. (I have a monster headache this morning, so I'm a bit cranky, and I'm taking it out on the stupid driving I saw yesterday, but seriously, I'm not watching any more NASCAR. Not if this is the new norm.)
I love lilacs--they are one of the things that even South Dakota winters can't kill--cold weather just gives them a better flower display every spring.
Lilacs are like an invasive weed here.
We've tried to cut ours back, because they're taking over the whole property, but even if we dig down to get the roots, the dang things just keep spreading. Our "hedges" are nearly 20 feet wide now, and about 10 to 15 feet tall.
Just read this:
"Nearly two hours after the race ended, NASCAR executive vice president Steve O'Donnell read a statement from Roush-Fenway Racing saying the Newman's injuries are non-life threatening and he remains in serious condition at a Daytona area hospital."
Thank God he's going to be OK, but there was NO reason he had to be wiped out. The jackass behind him was trying to "push him to the win?" SERIOUSLY? He was already in front. And then crossed the finish line upside down and on fire, which was completely unnecessary. I actually left after the second big pile-up, when there were only a few laps left, because it was time to go feed the animals and do chores, and by that point, I didn't really care anymore, but when I got back 30 or 40 minutes later, they were STILL RACING, on the final lap, and then that finish-line debacle. I assume they were red-flagged the whole time I was outside.
Oh, and (sheesh, she's not done!) what's the deal with Pit Road being "open" and "closed" during the race? HUH? What if you have something go wrong and need to pit and it's closed? They have it open at the end of each "stage," so everyone can go get fixed up at the same time, like recess in kindergarten? Puleeeze. Anyway, that was my last NASCAR race. I don't understand this "New Racing." I will try to forget it.