In and Out, were you born in a barn!?

@GardenGerty (97917)
United States
July 19, 2016 10:43am CST
That is what my mom and many other old timers used to say. Having a door open all the time tended to cause flies to be a problem. However, that is not what I am referring to. It seems I will be in and out a bit today I think this is my third time to drop by and interact. It is my first discussion. I have been to the garden, showered and started some laundry. I have some writing assignments to get done and some produce to process. Wish me luck.
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@PatZAnthony (12573)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
19 Jul 16
Time just gets away from us, doesn't it? It would be fun to just stay in one spot all day.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
I am planning on going "into town" today, and now I am wanting to just stay home.
@AutumnSnow (4585)
19 Jul 16
Good luck and I say that to my kids all the time,lol. My grandparents use to say it me as well,lol.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
That is one for the generations. No one ever wants flies inside.
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@just4him (112842)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Jul 16
I was in and out three times today too. This is my third time on here interacting with everyone.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
I did not get here much yesterday, and will not today either. I think I will drop in on my sister while I am out. I cannot seem to think of a discussion yet today.
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@just4him (112842)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jul 16
@GardenGerty I just wrote a short post about nothing much. I hope your sister is doing well.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
22 Jul 16
@just4him She is doing well, thanks.
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@TheHorse (63544)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jul 16
Good luck! I still use that phrase. I thought you were going to write about In and Out burger and just didn't bother with caps.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
22 Jul 16
I have heard of them, seen the shirt, but never gone there. I wondered if I would mislead anyone.
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@TheHorse (63544)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Jul 16
@GardenGerty Their burgers are really good, and they hire kids to work there who tend to be bright and sweet.
@responsiveme (14647)
• India
20 Jul 16
Have a satisfying day. Whats the produce you'll be processing?
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
Yesterday I made a large fresh salad with onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers. I need to make cucumber relish. I also froze okra to eat in soups in the winter. I cooked potatoes freshly dug to have with our evening meal. I still need to freeze some tomatoes. I am wanting a food scale to weigh stuff on for pickling, etc.
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• India
20 Jul 16
@GardenGerty you are so lucky to be having home grown food.Would like to know more
20 Jul 16
slightly off-topic, but we have this space in our back door that needs fixed & because of it, we do have flies. and they drive me nuts. they REALLY drive my husband nuts who never did grow up on a farm where we did deal with flies more than maybe some people
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
I am tempted to get one of those magnetic screens for one of our four doors. it is much less expensive than a new storm door with screen at this time. Basil is supposed to repel flies. I wonder if basil essential oil in water would make a good fly spray.
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20 Jul 16
@GardenGerty Our back door (out of our sunroom) is an odd size. We priced a new door in the fall, the lowest end was over $1000.... sigh. We need to do it, but we just didn't have the money to do so then. I didn't know basil was supposed to repel flies, but that's is a good idea bout the essential oil. Such a strong smell. I could run a diffuser in my sunroom. Of course, they'd just go into another room. We need a storm door too. My darn husband removed ours after the window broke, trashed it. Now we know about how costly replacing doors are for that odd size. He never thinks things through.
@koopharper (6290)
• Canada
20 Jul 16
Good luck. Been a busy day for me too. About to hit the sack.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
Unusual for me but last night, Tuesday night, I slept like a log. I hope you had good rest.
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• Canada
20 Jul 16
@GardenGerty Slept well but have been having to catch naps here and there.
@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Jul 16
this is my first sit down today, I am about done with posts from those I follow, then I will get SOME but prob not all notifications caught up
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
I am just popping in today before I head out the door.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jul 16
@GardenGerty I got some of my stuff done, not all, but such is life, relaxing for awhile.
@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jul 16
Good luck on that. Flies are so icky.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
They just make me feel sticky all over when they land on me in the house. Luckily that does not happen often.
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@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 16
@GardenGerty .....I haven't seen any in here this summer. We have fly strips up also.
@HazySue (20773)
• United States
19 Jul 16
@GardenGerty Good luck, I hope you get everything accomplished. I remember that saying. As a matter of fact I find myself saying it. Oh dear.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
It is like we open our mouth and our mother, or grandmother comes out.
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@HazySue (20773)
• United States
20 Jul 16
@GardenGerty isn't that the truth.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
19 Jul 16
My mother always liked to use that phrase. Back in those days most people relied on phrases that were handed down from generation to generation.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
Oh, and we still do. I can imagine two hundred years in the future a space station mom saying that to her little space cadet as he goes out the airlock on the ship.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
20 Jul 16
@GardenGerty They will probably update the terminology and ask "Were you born in open space?"
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 16
I always wish you luck Heather.Take care not to wear yourself out today if you are having the same heat we are. !
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
15 Aug 16
Well, we are mid August and expect temps in the 80s this week. Unusually cool for us. I like it. I have stuff to do as usual and will try to be here as well. In and out again.
• United States
20 Jul 16
I used to yell at my kids when they were young and say either "in or out" since they were always coming in or going out and the door would always be open.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
It is quite likely I did the same. It is easier to remember what our parents did though, or even our grandparents.
• United States
20 Jul 16
yepperz, quite familiar with that sayin' :) the hubs's prone to such... best'f luck with yer writin' assignments 'n that produce.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
Thanks, I got a lot done, but I am going to go to town to get some stuff to do some more with produce.
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul 16
Hope you have a productive day. We would be asked if we were born in a barn too.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
That seems to have been a universal saying.
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@Susan2015 (20386)
• United States
20 Jul 16
Hope that you were able to get done what you needed to. I do remember that saying.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
With gardens there is always more that needs to be done. I need a produce scale.
@Lucky15 (33423)
• Philippines
19 Jul 16
Best of.luck ;)
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
Thanks. I need it just to keep on going.
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@LoriAMoore (4809)
• United States
19 Jul 16
Good luck.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
Thanks. I need to get some equipment to make my work easier, like a digital scale.
@Mike197602 (13367)
• Worcester, England
19 Jul 16
I rarely do the in and out thing, when I get here I usually stay on until I go to bed My mum used to say the barn thing to me
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
Hah, I am not surprised your mom said the barn thing. Often I am here for hours and hours but it is not happening this week.
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@Corbin5 (102759)
• United States
19 Jul 16
My mom said the same to us! We were always told to not stand in front of the open refrigerator for a good length of time scoping out the contents inside.
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@GardenGerty (97917)
• United States
20 Jul 16
Yep. Are you refrigerating the whole house? Never was anything good in there anyway.
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