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        03-24-2013, 06:08 PM
      #4011
    Yearling
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    You were going to steal Jesus?? Right here at Holy Week??
    That's scarey, I was thinking that very thing! Lol
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        03-24-2013, 06:19 PM
      #4012
    Yearling
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    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!
    I'm scared of giant hogs too! All I envision is that scene from Hannibal when he dumps Mason into the hog pen.
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        03-24-2013, 10:42 PM
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    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!
    I rode a mule for a few weeks at college. She was trained the same as all our young horses, moved very nicely, and was very willing. Last I knew, she'd been started over fences.

    Took my 7 year old son to see Cash for the first time today. This horse was in love! Came right up to the gate to see him, followed him all around the paddock, rested his head in front of my son for pats and hugs. Ridiculously adorable.
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        03-24-2013, 10:46 PM
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    Hope everyone has had a great weekend !

    Dab, I really want to help you , just need to figure out a day that works for both of us (so you can get some sleep)!
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        03-25-2013, 02:58 AM
      #4015
    Trained
    OK everyone Jesus and Miguel are two of the hands that work at the farm.
    This Jesus is about 5'4" and is Miquels brother. This one is also only 19 not 2013 years old. Catholic and not Jewish so no need to worry about Holy Week.
    KCtop I am going to be OK the mares are not fully bagged up yet. Just look like they have some hot air balloons in there. Just checking on them once a night now. Just in case one of them wants to surprise me in the morning. Shalom
         
        03-25-2013, 09:55 AM
      #4016
    Weanling
    School starts and my life disappears *sigh*

    TBJ, so sorry you are faced with this. Finger's crossed that you can find a great solution.

    CC, wow what a nice garden! And some fat goats :) I bought a tarp for our tomatoes. Hope it does the trick. You would need a huge tarp to cover that extensive of a garden!

    DB, hope foal watch is going well. Need pictures!
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        03-25-2013, 10:04 AM
      #4017
    Yearling
    Happy Monday everyone! I had my boiled egg and big glass of water for breakfast and am about to go to my 1 hr intense booty-shaking Zumba class. After that I plan to fall off the wagon face first into a big pile of hotwings, french fries and blue cheese/celery with endless refills of Dr Pepper.

    Aside from still having flashbacks of scary human flesh eating pigs, this day is starting out good - mainly b/c my garden didn't freeze (tonight it just might)...

    Hope everyone gets a good start on the week! Stay warm if you are getting any of this cold weather!

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        03-25-2013, 10:16 AM
      #4018
    Yearling
    Good morning it's a whole 26 degrees with wind chill of 19. So much for spring!
         
        03-25-2013, 10:21 AM
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    Good morning y'all.

    DBA , you've been doing this a long time and don't really need my help, but in my daughter's words don't be a buzz kill!

    CC, love your bright sun shiny greeting and I'm glad your recovering from your hog experience and that everyone is ok.
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        03-25-2013, 11:10 AM
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    Happy Mmmmonday. Brrrrr.

    I can't stop thinking about Dr. Pepper now, CC. That's one of the few things I miss on this mostly-Paleo diet. That and cake. Red velvet cake, chocolate truffle cakeballs, fresh from the oven brownies with ice cream melting over it...
         

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