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post #1381 of 29437 Old 04-02-2012, 04:49 PM
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What are those flowers called? They look such vibrant colours!

Originally Posted by texasgal View Post
Well, we "did" flowers this weekend too .. but in a differnt way .. My daughter is taking pics of flowers for a school project and I was taking pics of my daughter!

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post #1382 of 29437 Old 04-02-2012, 05:15 PM
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Good Luck CW-hope at least one of them will be what you want.
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post #1383 of 29437 Old 04-02-2012, 05:34 PM
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Thank you for the compliments i=on my stories. They are true and when I get time I will write a book. I have thought about it, however the people that taught me early on were such characters that I cannot imagine them being named anything else.

We had a panic on today. Two children are staying with Milly and brought their guinea pigs with them. I put a hutch inside a pen in the fenced veggie garden. All seemed secure.
I was working in the greenhouse, Em was backwards and forwards and Daisy (6) was playing with all the dogs on the lawn by us. Alex (9) went in to see the pigs and said they had escaped. Now the veggie garden is rabbit fenced so I didn't think they could get out from it. There was not a sign nor squeal from them. The only place they might have got out was under the gate but that would have meant they had to have gone past the dogs and all the dogs here are very sharp on catching rats and pigs can easily be classed as killable.

After tears from Daisy, not having a clue as to where they cold have gone, I checked the hutch and there they were buried under the hay. I have now wired the bottom of the run just incase they do try to do a bunk.

I can never understand hamsters as pets, they are nocturnal and rather boring. Pigs are far more fun, they are so talkative and friendly. Some years since I had anything to do with them and I had forgotten what fun they are.

My sister had them as her pets, I had to be different and had a ferret!

That use to cause arguments I had Iggy in the garden and she wanted the pigs out - I would tell her that of course they would 'play' together but she never believed me. Just as well because I would have received a spanking if I had allowed him to go after a pig.
That ferret went everywhere with me, even to school. He would stay in my pocket quite happily and the only thing against him was that there were times when he really smelt quite bad.

Cleared the fallen willow tree, even got it all logged up. Off to get all the plug plants tomorrow, greenhouses are ready we have even filled loads of growing on trays with compost. I love this time of year with the promise of things to come.

The chicks hatching have increased to over 50. The lot that hatched last week were poor, less than half hatched, a lot infertile. This last lot four were infertile when candled, and all bar two had hatched by this morning so that was 36. We grow them on until they are point of lay and then take them to the auctions.
We will have four incubators on the go this week, 42 - 74 in each. That will be it other than possibly more ducks and turkeys. The turks have only just started laying sporadically.

Off to bed.
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Foxhunter, I love guinea pigs and ferrets, and have had both! My female ferret's name was "Feisty", and she was a sweet, tiny little thing who lived for over 7 yrs. She was like the equivalent of a small family dog who would come when we called, flip around doing fun little antics, and would curl up for a nap in little hiding spots in the house. My guinea pig's name was "Peeps", and she lived beyond 6 yrs. - my husband loved her so much, and she would start squealing just moments every morning before the alarm would go off, wanting a little carrot. It always made his day to be the one to give her the little morning snack. I currently have a super smart, wonderful rabbit named, "Benjamin T. Bunny" (Benjamin for short), and he's 1/2 Flemish Giant. He looks just like the Benjamin who's Peter Rabbit's cousin in the Beatrix Potter books....
I've never been a "cat & dog" person, but rather (as you can see) a small animal lover - they are smarter and more trainable than people realise, and a sheer delight! That and the 1,200 lb. Sweetheart waiting for me at the gate out back :)
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post #1385 of 29437 Old 04-02-2012, 06:17 PM
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I am setting up an appointment to see some Arab's next week
They are Bobbi mare 14:3 and Mark gelding 14:2 both are bay
This would be my dream come true since I love Arabs
I'm so happy for you, Country Woman! I hope one of these will be "the one"!!! :)
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post #1386 of 29437 Old 04-02-2012, 08:18 PM
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crossing our fingers for you CW

I am not much of a girly girl. When we go up to our property we have no power and no water. We used to go to town every 3 days for a shower, now we have an outdoor one thankfully lol. It can get pretty dry and dusty in the summer, so nice to be able to shower at the end of the day now.
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Farmpony84 I am the same, grew up with two brothers, wore their clothes etc. I like some girley stuff, clothes, shoes, purses but am not good at putting it all together. My husband has been known to say (regarding my clothes) "that is the ugliest top I have ever seen". This from a man who wore running shoes with his tux to our wedding. I am happiest in my jeans at the barn.
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CW, Yay about your shoes! Yay about the chance to lease Arabs! Sounds like it's starting to come together! I love it when it comes together!

About girly girls - I have curves, middle aged middle, short solid legs, and never thought of myself as 'cute' back when it mattered a lot. As far as being a girly girl - I grew up learning all the domestic skills, including knitting and tailoring (even made a coat for myself once), and won the Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Year award in high school. Despite this, I am totally inept at many of the things that my sisters excel at, such as home decorating and crafts. Today, my job comes first, hubby and animals second, and house ---distant third. I don't seem to have the time for perfecting the crafts that I should be good at, given how I was raised. Also, I've never learned the knack of a green thumb, and can't seem to grow anything, although I can and do preserve and freeze what comes out of DH's abundant garden.

But all is not lost. DH said he's never seen me more attractive than when I was on the tall ladder with my own toolbelt and drill, putting in screws in the metal barn siding and roof, while helping him build our horsebarn; and when I was dressed in boots and hat and gloves, brush hogging the pasture.
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Thanks Northernstar, that's my Teddy. He is coming 5 in July. He has such a sweet disposition, and he really is a people guy. Leaves his hay to come see me. And he's always up for a good scratch. He'll scratch my back, while I scratch his chest. Funny guy.

Looking at the trail through the ears of my horse...wonderful!
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I am really looking forward to this new adventure
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