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Furniture, Repaired, Rehabbed, Refinished i Chairs, De-Wobbled, Re-Caning and Rush :: Custom Furniture, Built-Ins, Interior Trim : Woodworking Tools i and Equipment Buy-Sell-Trade i Woodworking Instruction : 'By appointment- at my Julian workshop i or your home. i Call 711i .7..6..o.2,15.-..1 .............. Patience For The Patient You couldn't ask for a better patient. You wouldn't want the medical provider. Hidalgo injured his red self while becoming acquainted with the new horse next door. He apparently caught his foot on the lowest strand of barb wire and got a nasty cut. So the vet came, looked, tutted, cleaned it out, and left meds with instructions. Sigh. Hosing the fobt, scrubbing it with a Betadine solution, spraying an aluminum spray on to seal it against dirt (new things around every corner) was easy. Hidalgo wasn't apologetic about injuring himself, what male is? but he stood like a dream. The problem was the antibiotic. The vet left a big syringe so it could be administered by mouth since His Royal Redness doesn't like shots. "1 find if I mix it with Altoids," she said, "it tastes better. Don't use syrup, that doesn't work." So up to Julian, Corner Market open, no Altoids, Certs should work. Wrong. They don't melt. Fish out the Certs from the syringe, along with a scary amount of dissolved antibiotic, put in some sugar and a few peppermint drops give it to a horse who's not happy but accepting. Next day we think we have it down. Put in pills, sugar, peppermint flavor. Sugar runs out the bottom hole. Yes, of course, put finger over bottom of syringe, a bit more sugar, put in plunger an inch or so. e Remember high school physics? Differential pressure. Do you know how hard it is to scrape an antibiotic sugar mixture off the ceiling of the kitchen? Next day all lessons firmly in place, mixture made, syrings cunningly slipped into corner of Hidalgo's mouth, can't get the plunger to work. It's gummed up. The horse look at me in disbelief and turns away in disgust. So it went. I hope the vet put a 'cushion' of extra meds into the mix. My Thoughts by Michele Harvey Gun Control And Watching Turkey Vultures ! This past week my son Thomas and I found a recently killed coyote just a few feet from.our property line. The coyote had been dead long enough to smell really bad and that's how we found him, by following the bad odor. Also, we saw increasing numbers of turkey vultures gathering in our trees and on our fences near the coyote, so that fascinated me enough to look up turkey vultures. One morning before driving to work, we saw a turkey vulture sitting atop a light Pole about 50 feet from our house. That afternoon we saw 3 of those big birds and by the next morning when we smelled the dead coyote, we had accumulated a group of about 8 turkey vultures, some roosting in our pinetree and some flying gracefully in the air above our property. We enjoyed watching the turkey vultures because even though they have tiny bald red heads, they also have a huge wing spread which they use to ride the thermals when they fly. Digging into a Wikipedia article about turkey vultures, I found out why so many o/them hung out for such a short time. They eat mostly carrion, this is dead animals that have recently died. Apparently they prefer eating fresh, or nearly fresh dead animals, but their beaks are too weak to rip open the tough hides of wild animals. With their keen sense of smell, they know when a dead animal is beginning to decompose. They perch near the animal waiting for some other predator to begin eating, hoping that they will get their chance to tear into the exposed flesh. Once the deceased animal has been dead for more than a few days; the turkey vultures are no longer interested and fly away looking for new prey. Now it's easy for a person who doesn't live side by Side with predatory animals to say they are in favor of gun control. I, myself don't own a gun. I've listened to arguments for and against gun control and I don't think most people who are in favor of gun owners rights have ever read the 2nd amendment, though they like to sound like they could recite it from memory if asked. I also don't think that most people who are in favor of gun control understand why a person would want to own a gun, or a hundred guns. According to my nephew who gladly debates this issue with me, it all comes down to the government finding new ways to get into people's private lives. I've found several versions of the 2nd amendment. Differences exist between drafted and ratified versions. If you want to know the details of what this amendment really meant when it was drafted and what its history is, you can find plenty of information on the internet. For my purposes here, I'll give a brief definition, and then go on with my story. From Wikipedia, "As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, then-Secretary of State: 'A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'" Most people who I know or read about who own guns have no intention of joining a militia. Those who do join or in any way belong to a militia that is not connected to our government, scare the rest of us. So who should own and use guns and who shouldn't? I don't have that answer. However, I, not a gun owner am glad that my neighbor owns a gun and knows how to properly use it. His is a family of hunters who hunt legally for food. As far as I know it is the intention of their family members to shoot game (edible animals) and shoot for safety, which is why my front porch stinks from the aroma of dead coyote. What I've been told is that the shooter found a pack of coyotes upsetting or outright attacking his dogs. When he tried to get the coyotes to leave, this particular one held his ground which is extremely dangerous. A coyote that is not afraid of a human is worse that dangerous. It's incredibly frightening on many levels. Keep in mind that in our area, coyotes are not necessarily nocturnal. They can be seen loping throughout the meadows and across the highways at all hours, day and night. Going from your car to your house should be a safe fw steps, but it is not guaranteed in the back country when coyotes aren't afraid of people. Recently several of our nearest neighbors have had chickens killed or snatched by coyotes who are getting bolder. We have a hen that we are caring about more and more as she endears herself to us with her personality. We would be very upset if we discovered that she is missing. We already lost one hen, which I heard get nabbed. It's not a sound I would want anyone to have to hear. The sound of a chicken getting killed is unmistakable. So I come back to the question of gun control or lack of it. I can easily sit on the fence concerning this issue. If a person needs a gun to kill for food or for safety, then sure, buy the proper weapon. But hoarding guns for perceived, but not real threats doesn't make sense to me. These are my thoughts. Letters continued from page 2 addition would be a benefit to our community and would put us more in line with other fire departments down the hill. Couple of comments- 1. We are not "down the hill". 2. Fire Departments such as San Diego City, Heartland, Alpine (Lakeside), and others can justify the need for a paramedic engine because they run 10 to 15 calls per Shift. Julian runs 1.2 calls per shift. Many times the ALS crew in Julian does not run a call at all during a 24 hr. Shift. 3. Historically Julian Fire has run their back up ambulance during forecasted busy times such as major holidays, Apple Days, etc. It was never a justifiable expense. 4. There are, of course, times when our main ambulance is committed to a call and is not available. Historically this occurrence happens 4 or 5 times a year. Is this worth a 300% increase in our benefit fee? 5. By county protocol when our ambulance is committed on a call the next available ALS ambulance is dispatched to it. In other words our paramedic engine could not allow Julian Fire to "wait" for our ambulance to return to transport. 6. In order/or Julian Fire to have a paramedic fire enginle it would have to comply with county EMS protocol. Currently Engine 7516 is not considered "serviceable" under NFPA guidelines as it has an exposed rear cab. Additionally, Julian Fire (with our money) would have to bring any our their engines up to NFPA standards AND provide all the required ALS medical equipment such as a ALS monitor and drug bags (including narcotics) to be used on that engine. 7. Who would drive the engine? That person must have a Driver Operator Certificate from the State Fire Marshall. Let's be honest. We actually already pay $100.00 per year to our Fire Department. $50.00 for the fire department itself and $50.00 for the yet to be realized new fire station. This increase does not address our need for increased fire protection in our community, such as more qualifie d volunteers and leadership, and PPE's that are not currently in NFPA compliance, it only adds another three persons to the payroll that MAY be needed three or four times a year. I would submit that the people *who entrusted themselves with guiding the direction OUR fire department should look at the reality that faces us all. We are not "down the hill". We are a very' small community which does not continued on page 7 The Julian News 5 I "Striving.for Perfection, One customer at a time/" All State Propane,a family owned and operated business, is now proudly servicing the residents of Julian and Ramona, as well as residents of the greater San Diego area. We have been in business for over 9 years and currently service over 2,000 residential Customers in addition to our agricultural and commercial Customers. We strive to provide, above all, exceptional 'customer service coupled with fair pricing to all of our valued Customers We at All State Propane strive to bring our Customers the best possible prices while still maintaining excellent customer service. Our mission is to ensure that we treat each customer as if they were a part of our extended family. We make every effort to not only deliver propane, but to deliver service driven personalities that we are very confident will exceed your expectations. Our doors are open for business. We look forward to doing business with the residents of Julian and Ramona and beginning a lifelong friendship along with becoming a part of our family. Feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have. Contact Justin Foote, plant manager at 714-403-5105 or our office at 760-244-9160 Our current 1st fill rate as of 5/29/14 is $1.79 per gallon and our regular market rate is $2.31. Tank rental is S69.99 per year/or a 250, 330, or 500 gallon tank which will be based on the usage of the home when determining tank size. Prices do fluctuate with the market. Backcountry Gardener y " derson _! A "Dooryard Garden" For Herbs One of the simple pleasures in life is stepping outside the kitchen door and picking a few pungent herbs to flavor a simmering spaghetti sauce and fresh salad. In centuries past, just about everyone had an herb garden in the dooryard outside their kitchen. Herbal gardens once were a mainstay of life, providing spices for food, herbs for scenting rooms, repellents for insects and rodents, dyes to color wool and fabrics, salves for wounds, medicinal teas for alleviating illness and treating pain, and were even used as aphrodisiacs. Today, many thousands of tons of herbs are raised around the world for use in food, teas, and other products. The amount of oregano alone, grown for use in the booming pizza business, must be extraordinary. Large quantities of herbal oils are used in making soaps, perfumes, lotions and liniments. Herbs are the oldest domesticated plants and have been cultivated for thousands of years. A Chinese manuscript from 2,700 B.C. mentioned hundreds of healing plants, including mahuang/ephedra, from which the modern decongestant ephedrine is now made. The first physicians were practicing herbalists. Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, described the uses for more than 400 herbs. It has only been in the last century and a half that pharmaceuticals have replaced herbs in the healing profession. Many current pharmaceuticals are derived from herbs. The heart medication, digitalis, is made from the beautiful flowering foxglove. Valerian, which is an herb still widely available as a sleep aid, has been used in production of tranquillizers. Most everyone is familiar with the ability of aloe vera gel to soothe and heal sunburn and other burns. When juiced, fresh aloe vera is healing also for the inside of the body. A great tasting pure aloe vera juice found in health food stores is called "George's". Aloe vera is one of the most valuable healing plants to keep on hand in the garden, and its exotic blooms are a gift to behold. ' Herbs are generally easy to grow and resistant to diseases and pests as 'long as they are planted in well drained garden areas or containers. There are many inspiring themes for herb gardens. Some people may decide to grow a selection of herbs that are mentioned in Shakespeare's plays or the Bible. Others may grow a bee garden filled with herbs such as lavender, chives, boragel bee balm, sunflowers, comfrey, yarrow, and lemon balm. A healing herbal tea garden may feature chamomile, catnip, echinacea, sage, rosehips, lemon verbena, dandelion, and the ever-popular mints such as spearmint and peppermint. A warm cup of chamomile or mint tea can soothe the stomach like nothing else. I used to give my son chamomile tea for colic and it always helped him relax and go to sleep. A garden for natural plant dyes might include tansy, woad, dandelion root, marigold, calendula, nettle, plantain, st. john's wart, and rue to make red, yellow, olive and brown dyes. Purple plant dyes have always continued on page 9