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        09-12-2013, 06:44 AM
      #13171
    Green Broke
    We had a downpour here last night, but the power stayed on! We'll get the truck packed this morning & off we go! My own coffee in my favorite cup-how lovely! My friend/riding partner is going to try & get a ride going on Sunday morning-it would be so great to see the old trails-I'm really homesick for them.
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        09-12-2013, 07:27 AM
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    Green Broke
    Got some pictures from Cacowgirl in my email this morning and was finally able to get them over to my PB account as they came in pretty small to the pc. Hope they didn't blur too much as I tried to focus them as much as possible able enlarging them.




         
        09-12-2013, 07:37 AM
      #13173
    Green Broke
    I apologize to you Nicker and the rest of you. Hopefully I can be back to normal for you soon. Got a few wrinkles that need working out and it is taking some of my good mojo.
         
        09-12-2013, 10:08 AM
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    Hay/straw mites - if I'm thinking of the right thing are really tiny and live off small rodents like mice and especially birds - they also increase rapidly in numbers getting rid of the hosts is the first step as they need to feed all the time to survive
    They don't seem to bother the horses too much but might be one of the culprits that cause tail and mane rubbing if they do settle there to feed
    Best thing I can suggest is that if your hay loft or barn is fairly airtight you set off one of those 'fumigating bombs' in there that kill insects in general - but check the small print on the label first to be sure it wont taint the hay
    They tend to die off as soon as we get some frosts
    Thank you Jaydee It is possible the Barn swallows (sp) brought them in. I like the birds cause they help with flies and other bugs ..UGGGG

    The hay is in a area well away from the horses bit not air tight t all
         
        09-12-2013, 10:10 AM
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    I apologize to you Nicker and the rest of you. Hopefully I can be back to normal for you soon. Got a few wrinkles that need working out and it is taking some of my good mojo.
    Rick needs a Tickle pile
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        09-12-2013, 11:00 AM
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    Nicker and TJ.... I Love you. You are awesome!! I love positive people
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        09-12-2013, 11:00 AM
      #13177
    Green Broke
    Hope things are ok rick
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        09-12-2013, 11:01 AM
      #13178
    Yearling
    My co-worker gives me quotes of the day.....I thought I would share.....


    The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so. ~Josh Billings, writer

    So appropriate for the meeting I'm walking into in ten minutes! LOL
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        09-12-2013, 11:49 AM
      #13179
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    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    Thank you Jaydee It is possible the Barn swallows (sp) brought them in. I like the birds cause they help with flies and other bugs ..UGGGG

    The hay is in a area well away from the horses bit not air tight t all
    The fumigating bombs only really work in a fairly airtight space so other than finding something safe to spray the bales with I don't know what to suggest - you'd probably have to ask some specialized companies about safety
    We have swallows too - they do a great job of eating other bugs so I tolerate them - and its such a delight to watch the young ones grow and eventually learn to fly but once they've gone I spray all around the nesting site and remove the nests - wearing gloves as they're usually crawling with mites
    I have automatic fly spray dispensers all around my barn - they might help in yours.
         
        09-12-2013, 12:01 PM
      #13180
    Trained
    I would be afraid to feed anything that had been sprayed for mites. If there are tons of them in the hay, you could either throw those bales away or pull off the hay and soak it before feeding to drown the little devils.
         

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