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        03-23-2013, 11:29 PM
      #4001
    Yearling
    I would do some foal watch if I were there already! Wait.....NO....what am I saying.....I'm doing that right now and it's driving me absolutely nuts! My mare is being greedy and hoarding that baby...
         
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        03-24-2013, 12:41 AM
      #4002
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by EmsTNWalkers    
    My sis lives in Mansfield. She went to Springtown for the first time to look at a house for us. She said it seems like a good area and has plenty of stores and stuff. Where I live now everything is so spread out....ever heard of Tennessee mile??

    I was actually born in Garland, and oddly enough my sister living there and my family moving has nothing to do with my roots there!

    Im not going to give you my honest opinion of this area right now cause its a little tainted and bitter at the moment. lol

    As far a location wise yeah its pretty good. Springtown we have a Brookshires which is a grocery store, 2 dollar stores, Subway, Sonic, Mc Donalds, Chicken Express (like KFC but better), just got a Pizza Hut this year, theres an ok Chinese food place, a few good whole in the wall down home cooking places, a hardware store etc. Its a small town but anything you can't get here you can go to Azle which is 15 mins east (Walmart), or Weatherford 20 mins south and Fort Worth is 30/35 mins. So its got close proximity to bigger towns.

    Is the house your looking at Springtown ISD?
         
        03-24-2013, 12:59 AM
      #4003
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by fkcb1988    
    Im not going to give you my honest opinion of this area right now cause its a little tainted and bitter at the moment. lol

    As far a location wise yeah its pretty good. Springtown we have a Brookshires which is a grocery store, 2 dollar stores, Subway, Sonic, Mc Donalds, Chicken Express (like KFC but better), just got a Pizza Hut this year, theres an ok Chinese food place, a few good whole in the wall down home cooking places, a hardware store etc. Its a small town but anything you can't get here you can go to Azle which is 15 mins east (Walmart), or Weatherford 20 mins south and Fort Worth is 30/35 mins. So its got close proximity to bigger towns.

    Is the house your looking at Springtown ISD?

    Wow sounds kinda like where I live now. I was hoping there would be more places closer...but we aren't buying, just renting for now. Yes, it should be Springtown ISD
         
        03-24-2013, 04:28 AM
      #4004
    Trained
    Kctop you asked how foal watch is going? Its raining and 2 30 in the morning.
    Does that answer your question? What type of adult beverages? For company I will break out a good bottle of wine or one of the bottles of tequilia. Shalom
         
        03-24-2013, 09:56 AM
      #4005
    Started
    Well dba if one of the guys come a six pacl will work. If the girls come, the wine will be fine;) we've spent all night at the barn before watching iver sick horses.....
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        03-24-2013, 01:35 PM
      #4006
    Yearling
    Hi everyone...
    DBA I know it's nothing compared to what you are going through, but I can somewhat sympathize with the early morning. I had to get up early, got to the barn to feed at the crack of dawn since AT&T was coming out "from 8 - 12 noon" window today. Finally got my home computer up and running... it was a problem with the setup on the outside of the house. Was cold and windy (in the upper 30's?) and the horses I passed by on the way to my pasture were all wound up and running around, kept it up until I left. Trying to stay warm, I guess, or maybe they thought I was going to feed them, since I was the first one out this morning!

    DBA & KC, you all must be feeling pretty good by now (wine, beer or tequila?) or else you are sleeping. Haven't heard a word from either of you

    CClop, your garden looks great! And wow, what big tummies on those goats!

    Hoping to take my mare out again Friday since I am off work, and then on April 20 I can't decide between a trail ride in Cleburne (ACTHA) or helping TETRA out with the trails at Lake Bardwell down by Waxahachie/Ennis.

    Nice to see you here, Cyn & EMS. EMS, I work in Mansfield! One of the jobs, anyway

    Have a great Sunday, everybody!
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        03-24-2013, 04:00 PM
      #4007
    Trained
    I am not sleeping outnabout just trying to catch up on a few chores around here like cleaning out the walk in sheds we use for the horses. The tenats that were here did not believe in cleaning out the sheds. I probably have a few pickup loads. Thankfully it is mostly dust. Did not really attempt to load any today because of the wind.
    I almost went to Lamar county to steal Jesus and Miquel away from the farm. This manual labor stuff is not really my cup of tea. Or glass of wine.
    I will kidnap them when I start to change the fences from Barbed wire to mesh. Two of my mares have ruined their manes by eating through the fence. Now I have nothing against barbed wire fencing but mess with my horses manes and you gotta go. . They have access to plenty of good hay. The former tenants also overgrazed this property so I might have to feed hay all year here. Shalom
         
        03-24-2013, 04:41 PM
      #4008
    Yearling
    Well now due to another person posting looking for a gaited mule, it stirred me up again - one day I hope to find a decent gaited mule even if I have to breed one but I don't know squat about mules.

    Anybody know about mules? What is it that is different about the space between their ears compared to horses? Everybody that has them says they take a different kind of handling and training. Are they just 'slower' b/c of the cross or what? I understand what gee and haw mean (left and right) but why is it such a big deal to teach it to a riding mule?

    I would expect that a mule would be trained just like a horse - depending on the personality and willingness and manners, you'd just work with the individual until you got him where you wanted. Like horses, each are different - some are crazy, some just get it and others are a little off. So what's the big deal about mules?LOL!
         
        03-24-2013, 04:53 PM
      #4009
    Yearling
    I got the holy canola scared out of me this morning. Me and my oldest DD went for a jog on our cardio trail in the woods - let the two young mutts come along. We jogged along one edge of the property and then turned onto the trail head and the dogs ran up ahead biting each other on the neck and acting like nuts (we certainly didn't plan on seeing any wildlife when the dogs come along).

    Next thing we know, we hear the dogs barking at something and the sound of a really huge snorting and growling hog. I told my oldest to run back as fast she can and get out of the woods. I lingered for about two seconds - called the dogs - the chaos is getting closer to me but I still can't see it - and the dogs were quiet but the hog was growling and snorting mad. Next thing I know, the snorting is coming my direction and FAST.

    I just turned tail and ran back - my black dog goes flying past me out of the woods - the other one is still barking at the hog and won't come - I said screw it and ran. I expected I'd lost a dog at that point. I ran inside and hubby got his big AR pig killer beast of a weapon and as we went to the back door to go find said pig, dog number two was begging to be let in. THANK GOODNESS - not even a cut on either one of them.

    I tell you I am quite tired of hogs. Who goes jogging on a trail in the woods carrying a gun? Apparently I will - this is crazy. Give me a million bloody one-eyed zombies on a dark night in the woods and I'll still walk the trails. But the thought of being attacked by a wild pig scares me to death!
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        03-24-2013, 05:31 PM
      #4010
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dbarabians    
    I am not sleeping outnabout just trying to catch up on a few chores around here like cleaning out the walk in sheds we use for the horses. The tenats that were here did not believe in cleaning out the sheds. I probably have a few pickup loads. Thankfully it is mostly dust. Did not really attempt to load any today because of the wind.
    I almost went to Lamar county to steal Jesus and Miquel away from the farm. This manual labor stuff is not really my cup of tea. Or glass of wine.
    I will kidnap them when I start to change the fences from Barbed wire to mesh. Two of my mares have ruined their manes by eating through the fence. Now I have nothing against barbed wire fencing but mess with my horses manes and you gotta go. . They have access to plenty of good hay. The former tenants also overgrazed this property so I might have to feed hay all year here. Shalom
    You were going to steal Jesus?? Right here at Holy Week??
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