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    04-09-2013, 10:30 PM
I had to share some pics! Here are my little turds!!!
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    04-09-2013, 11:01 PM
Originally Posted by EmsTNWalkers    
On Easter we went out to the bar with my mom and helped her tend to Big Boy.

Whoa...what kind of "bar" was this?!?!

OMG!!! Haha I so meant "BARN". We don't swing that way in my family. She tends to her own Big Boys. LMAO
    04-09-2013, 11:19 PM
Originally Posted by kctop72    
Ok did not know that.....
LOL .. who would? Unless you're an ex Texas beer nut ...... (don't know anyone like that around here)

Pearl beer ain't that popular!
    04-09-2013, 11:48 PM
Ok, this is a little off topic, but do any off you can your own food? If so, how do you do it? Any tips?
    04-10-2013, 02:39 AM
I like the name black pearl and hopefully we will have fillies. Star has sired almost 70% fillies.
This is kctops call and I will allow her to make the final call. I keep my word. Shalom
    04-10-2013, 10:09 AM
Happy Friday to me and goid morning to y'all!!!!!
    04-10-2013, 10:17 AM
Good morning. 33 degrees, freezing rain, sleet. Gotta love Texas! 80 degrees yesterday! Horses got their pedicures yesterday, cold wind hit about 6 just after the farrier left. Started raining about 8ish, rained, thundered, lightening, all night. LOTS of water out there! Getting alot over the water shed also! That's the best part! High's only suppose to be 49 today. Again, gotta love Texas! Lol
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    04-10-2013, 10:19 AM
Geez .. they're saying we MIGHT get an inch of rain.. but a 25 degree temp drop is coming this afternoon...
    04-10-2013, 10:27 AM
DBA, I still like that word Shalom.....I don't know how you'd fit it into a horse name, but it is a really pretty word!

Kiara, I can my own food from the garden every year....you will need to find a CANNER PRESSURE COOKER and be ready to spend at the very least, about $100 for one that is large and has psi gauges and the ability to change the psi for different foods - you'll need several cases of pint and quart jars and you'll want a pot with the capacity to do at least 6-8 at a time in order to make it worth your while.

Jelly is the only thing I make that doesn't go thru the pressure cooker - veggies HAVE TO or you'll get sick. You can also cook meat in your pressure cooker when you aren't using it for canning - I haven't done that yet but I hear it is faster and tastier.

Get a book on canning - you can't randomly put water in a jar with stuff and then stick it in there - each veggie and such has a very strict recipe and time limit/etc to make it safe and you'll need a good book to give you that info for example, the two I use are:


And then there is a little cheat sheet type book that comes with your canner/pressure cooker that helps, too.

Make sure you look for a CANNER/pressure cooker - not just a pressure cooker - like this: Presto 16-Quart Aluminum Kitchen Pressure Cooker Canner - Walmart.com it is similar to what I've got - altho one of these days I'd love to get once of those fancier ones but this will do for now!
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    04-10-2013, 10:28 AM
UGH - yes I heard that too - supposed to start raining here around noon and then 40's tonight. I just brushed out the last of the winter coats off of my boys yesterday.......they are going to shiver just a bit I think!

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