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post #3471 of 29437 Old 06-17-2012, 03:04 PM
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Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there! My family members and I spent the morning with my dad and his friend. We had a nice breakfast together at his favourite restaurant. Went team penning with my horse Joey yesterday evening for the second time with him ever. We didn't get many cows but it's always fun to try and watch others with more experience. The group we are with is great and I am learning a lot about team penning. It's great for my horse and myself to try a new challenge. Hey Kim Angel I know how painful tendonitis in the elbow can be. I injured my right arm 3 years ago while bringing in the hay and it has never been the same since. Hope you have better luck with yours!
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post #3472 of 29437 Old 06-17-2012, 03:06 PM
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Happy Father's Day to all....

Foxhunter: I noticed when the equine dentist was here yesterday he is getting a fungus...so we are using fungal spray..
The flax seeds should help it clear up to. Lion is a sweet little horse who really likes people!
Patsy is feeling great so I am off to ride with the Renegades!
Welcome Susan, Kathy, Kim!
Hunter did you catch a mess?

It's my first father's day since Daddy died, and it's been rough.
Take care everyone!! Susan
sorry its been a rough day for you, glad you're going to get some riding therapy..great way to feel better!

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post #3473 of 29437 Old 06-17-2012, 03:14 PM
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Susan, hugs on Father's Day - we are never old enough to lose our daddies, are we? I like to think that our dads would be either proud or amused at all that we are doing these days- maybe both at the same time!
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post #3474 of 29437 Old 06-17-2012, 03:21 PM
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So sorry Susan for your loss. I am thankful for every day I still have my dad. He's going to be 86 this year and is still in good health and able to drive his car. Again my condolences and hope only your father's image will remain in your heart as the pain lifts.
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post #3475 of 29437 Old 06-17-2012, 03:39 PM
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Foxhunter, glad to see your weather troubles are sorting themselves out. The idea of geese talking to each other all the time - had to laugh at that! I had no idea! Tell me more about Keem oil - I hate using the strong chemicals on my dogs for fleas and ticks, but the border collies (especially the thick coated one) really needs something to protect from the ticks this year. I'd be very interested in your natural Keem oil solution if it is something we can get here in the US.

Susan, your Bo and his Lion make a cute couple! You did well with this new member of your horse family! His coat is starting to get a sheen already!
Probably a typo on my behalf but it is Neem Oil.

It comes from a tree in India.

A while back I had a terrible skin problem. Started with a rash on one arm and then spread to the other then all over except my dace and head.
The palms of my hans and soles of my feet were like rawhide leather that had been left outside all winter.
Doctors didn't have a clue. The itching drove me up the wall and I read about the Neem and tried it and it did stop the irritation.
I can honestly say that in all my years of working I have had days sick from injuries but that was the first time I have been ill!
By the time I got to see a dermatologist I was taking some herbal powder and it was clearing. I gave up with the GPs, they tried but were not a lot of help. My hands and feet were bleeding where the skin was so hard and cracked cutting the new skin underneath. I lost all my finger and toe nails. My feet were so swollen the only shoes I could get on would normally be four sizes to big and even then I could not fasten the velcro on them!
Turns out it was something called Litchen Planus an auto immune problem. Normally it occurs in the mouth but not with me.

I read up on the Neem and the properties it has and bought some of the oil rather than the cream. Used it on the dogs, hens, horse and garden since.

It smells pretty bad but you get use to it. I really do not notice it so much now and, it does wear off after a while.

I mix 5 mls Neem (pure) with 3 mls liquid soap and add 1 litre of hot water.

The Neem solidifies easily and needs to be stood in hot water to liquify it and you need to keep stirring it. I mix up a large container of it. I dunk the small dogs sponge it over the large ones, then chuck any left on the garden.

The hens get dunked. Red Mite can be a terrible problem to get rid of. I previously tried all sorts of things but the blighters were back in a couple of weeks and get a lot and they will kill hens overnight sucking blood from them. Now I Neem once a month and spray it in the houses and it is mite free. Mind you, I am late doing them because of the weather and we have noticed a few mites starting to return - nice day tomorrow so hens you are having a bath, like it or not!

It also stops the horse flies getting to the horses.
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post #3476 of 29437 Old 06-17-2012, 03:47 PM
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So sorry about your dad Susan. Big hugs to you
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post #3477 of 29437 Old 06-17-2012, 03:56 PM
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SusanC - Sorry about the hard fathers day...cyber hugs to you as you get through the day.

Hunter - Happy Belated Bday!!!!! Hope it was a good one!

Big day today, am taking my dad to meet Kes. This is huge. More on that later, wish me luck as I endure all of the hay burner, never name something you might eat remarks...LOL long story.

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post #3478 of 29437 Old 06-17-2012, 04:07 PM
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Thanks was pretty good day. Your dad sounds like mine. I get a lot of smartass remarks about Hunter. Mostly about his size. Like "why do you need a trailer? Just put him in the back seat"
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post #3479 of 29437 Old 06-17-2012, 04:07 PM
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Stan - I do believe you - i think! Yes, I do because had you had anything to do with it I honestly believe you would not be able to see to type!

Susan, my Dad passed two years ago. He was 92 and a good man. He was still shopping for people who could not get out of their homes and doing a paper round the day before he was taken ill.

There are times when I feel him around although he had never been here. I often talk to him.

Hugs to you.
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Happy Father's Day to all....

Foxhunter: I noticed when the equine dentist was here yesterday he is getting a fungus...so we are using fungal spray..
The flax seeds should help it clear up to. Lion is a sweet little horse who really likes people!
Patsy is feeling great so I am off to ride with the Renegades!
Welcome Susan, Kathy, Kim!
Hunter did you catch a mess?

It's my first father's day since Daddy died, and it's been rough.
Take care everyone!! Susan
Susan I am sorry for your loss
I lost my dad almost 5 years ago
It is still rough at times

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