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  1. We got the horses together with the house 18 years ago. The pre-owner was a now retired forest ranger. The race is named Rhenish German Coldblood. We call a draft horse a Kaltblut in german. We use them for the movement of wood in forests. We sell single but good trees. Big machines would damage surrounding trees, the ground, need assess ways chopped, .... We use the horses mainly when the ground is frozen, less overheating of the horses, easier movement when there are no mud pits, ... Buyers come and see which trees they need in summer. In autumn I use some evil mathematics to calculate how the trees can be chopped with least damage to the rest and minimal length of assess ways. Then our oldest daughter leads the chopping after the leaves fell for better control of the direction they will fall. She is studying arboristic and forest economy. In winter the trunks are moved. So the horses are really work horses Even the twins use them for riding. Someone put a video on: Difference to my place: we have mainly oak. We often use sledges and rolls because the trunks are bigger. The tool the worker uses is one of my favourites; one side a hammer the other looks like the beak of a raven. The beak is used to help a trunk to move in the right direction. At few real life role play events I used it years ago and said it is a bec de corbin weapon
  2. -12C, 70km/h storm, snow in the air and our cold blood horse decided to have her foal in the night of Saturday to Sunday... Youngest daughter named her 'Hrina', Islandic (?) for a blow of ice and wind
  3. Old School Games

    5 kids spread over 12 years and all do different sports. When being all together at home on a raining day we play most often 'Settlers of Catan'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catan You know that pen and paper roleplay can be really dangerous? A nice video about some guys doing pen and paper for years with the same characters:
  4. The Related Word Game - 2017!

    almond -> Bündner Pfirsichsteine Swiss recipe: A mix containing almonds and formed to look like peach stones
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    Bondi Beach -> ferry For surfing in Germany you have to be creative. Decades back our favourite when being at the army was to surf in the big wakes of flat bottom car ferries. My niece was surfing mid in Munich where two 'rivers' join and build a standing wave. Now all I do is Standup Paddling to check the borders of the fish ponds for nests and waste.
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    cadaver -> Tierkörperverwertungsanlage (a place where animal cadavers are sterilized and used for industrial purposes) Sadly I could drive the way to it blindfolded
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    Malcolm Gladwell -> butterfly Gladwell's Tipping Point is not far away from chaos theory and its famous butterfly which made weather predicts impossible. If the butterfly is of an unknown species, how about naming him after Trump. Because I think the european industrial boss who said when asked about global warming: 'I am not responsible for the wing stroke of a butterfly in china' is not really known Another politician and his insect: agra schwarzeneggeri
  8. Most folk songs about our area contain the words: cold, storm, windy, sun, ... Singing some of them at a class trip to france made people call the police Not because we sang too loud or to wrong... Sadly it was used by marching soldiers during the second world war and the old french had bad feelings hearing it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westerwald#Westerwaldlied As most people seemknow it Close to how it should be
  9. Programs you cant "live" without

    Don't laugh: most used last weeks was a self written one. We adapted a blue tooth interface for an ancient knitting machine and did a GUI for it using python for designing clothes. Computer classes at school for our third needed a project Funny that people ask where the pullovers were bought...
  10. Minus 17 Celcius, sunny and no snow. Deadly for plants and their blossoms. The water on my flooded field is solid frozen and was full of kids playing ice hockey on sunday. Must be that we reached the final at olympics accidently.
  11. Playing without a weapon skill frees one skill and works very good with melee characters. So you can play with any weapon just lacking the unlocks on the weapons. Even weaponless is playable with carefully chosen equipment for dryads and shadow warriors. The last character with a weapon skill and not being a staff abuser or sniper was my dragon mage. It was because the dragon mage had no weapon combat art and a polearm was the weapon of choice to bring life leech to bosses while recharging the debuffing combat arts with regeneration per hit. For animations... best looking is it if you ignore regeneration per hit and mix normal attacks and weapon combat arts. But it isn't the best for damage per second
  12. The Related Word Game - 2017!

    Ground beef -> Mett https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mett We are barbarians. Saying it is seasoned ground pork would be too easy. With a good butcher close too work I buy it few hours old. Bread rolls with Mett are a very common party snack here. I know none with a food poisoning from eating Mett. Raw Salade is another story - EHEC. @gogo: My German layout QWERTZ keyboard has all the accents for most indo-german european languages. The disadvantage is that you need the ALT-GR key quite often for certain programming languages: @{[]}\~|
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    internet -> CERN Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, where it was born
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    gas pedal -> double-clutching My ancient Unimog needs it
  15. The Related Song Game

    Andy Grammar -> Honey I'm Good0 Chattius and his Tuba of Horror -> The Happy Farmer Saturday, Carneval celebration in a senior home. The rest of the fire-fighter band was delayed for 20 minutes after a traffic jam... Was one of the Tuba solos I could play in a hurry without having a paper in front. It was loud and the people laughed when I made very wrong tunes for fun ... Job done.