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    05-20-2013, 01:58 PM
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Is he trained to drink from an automatic waterer? What we did was take a giant fat PVC pipe, glue on a permanent end at the bottom and use a screw top on top. Then we put an automatic waterer spout down at the bottom. The pig presses down on it and gets his water, and that's the only time the water releases.

Whole setup here:

Closeup of spout

Hope that helps! :)
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    05-20-2013, 02:27 PM
We usually use those rubber feed pans if its to hot, fill em with ice and they wont hurt themselves on it but it keeps em cool for awhile. Ours usually like to wallow in it, but we have had pigs that will suck on the ice cubes even in their sleep. Its ridiculously adorable! Can't wait to get our new one in for PLSR!
    05-20-2013, 07:00 PM
Just had a hail of a storm come thru, nice rain... then straight line winds, made a white out with the rain, hail, from dime to golf ball size for a good 30 min. Hopefully it took care of my windshield in my truck. Have a crack all the way across it already! Lol. Luckily no tornados here, but praying for all those who were effected north of us!. Praying for more rain though! (hoping the storm didn't make Cat drop that foal right in the middle of the hail storm!)
    05-20-2013, 07:02 PM
Ok, here it goes...this is not all the pics but some of my favorites:)

Magic always seems to be lazin around....

Here's the little bay filly during her afternoon stroll....

The little black filly stricking a pose...

Proud papa Star....

And a few other Arabian pasture mates...

    05-20-2013, 07:10 PM
And a few other's of DBA's
This was one of my friends favorites....

My other friends favorite, Flame. He followed you around with his chin on your shoulder:)

This one kept her eye on us the entire time!!

This one is a huge yearling, Rio, she's as tall as momma!

Kind of a group shot...a very nice bay roan, Rio and Flame....

I have to say I've never seen someone's horses love their owner so much!!!!
    05-20-2013, 09:41 PM
Here's pics from today and yesterday, just looking at them, I think she's dropped down. Her bag is skin tight. Not a huge bag, but she's a maiden, so it will probably take time to stretch good! Lol. And a pic of Lil, this is as far as I can get her in the friggin trailer, but that's better than I could last week! Lol Top pic is yesterdays.
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    05-20-2013, 10:21 PM
If anyone wants to help our neighbors to the North, they need shelter for displaced horses.

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    05-21-2013, 02:52 AM
Thanks kctop for posting those pictures.
I also want to tell you the comment about the horses liking me was one of the nicest compliments I have ever received. It meant a lot to hear that from someone.
Here they know only kindness and patience. The horses in the second set of pictures have not always been that lucky. Especially the fillies dam.
I can wait to see the rest of the pictures .
You and your husband can come and visit these horses anytime.
By the way everyone the Black gelding, the cremello, the bay roan and the filly are all looking for good homes. Shalom
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    05-21-2013, 10:15 AM
Happy Tuesday everyone!

TOday I'm canning about 200 tomatoes (out of MY garden yee haw!) and making a three tier german chocolate cake from scratch (with buttermilk! YUM!) for hubby's bday. It will be a busy day.

Saturday we were leaving out of the house for a late dinner and as we were driving past the goats, I yelled STOP! One of the nannies was giving birth (I guess I didn't castrate my buck as well as I thought I did). She had been making snow angels in the dirt for sometime, poor thing. Every time she'd push, the head and a foot would ALMOST make it thru and then she'd relax and it would go back in with nothing but the little nose and toes sticking out...

Hubby said to leave her alone and she'd probably have it by the time we get back (he has nothing to do with the goats - he just keeps the fences up LOL) and I told him that from the looks of things, she's been struggling way too long and you have NO CLUE what it's like to push a big ol' head out of a tiny little hole (TMI? LOL!) and I wasn't going to leave her - besides - all you have to do is hold the foot when she pushes (not pulling) and when she relaxes, the kid can't slide back in and out they come like a slippery seal. No different in this case.

But when we got back, there were twins! ONly problem is, #2 can't walk. We are on day 3 and he has full use of his legs but they have a mind of their own - he has stood up twice, but he can't get one of the hind legs to hold him - he can move it and it isn't a 'dead' leg, but he has not motor control over it. I've also watched the hair fall off of it and the skin underneath is bruised purple and pink - I've seen this before on animals who have had compression bandages left on too long.

I helped him nurse every couple of hours the first two days and now he's on milk replacer. If he is just trying to get motor control - maybe a compressed nerve or something - and just needs time, I'm going to give him a couple of weeks. He has stood up twice on his own which is an improvement, but I'm putting limits on how far I'll go with this one. If he doesn't improve, then it becomes inhumane to continue on.

My poor billy goat that is supposed to be a whether - he isn't going to like what I'm going to do to him this weekend....

Life on the farm!
    05-21-2013, 10:30 AM
MY... GOSH.... My email notifications arent working again!!!! *mad* but. I did read through every page that I missed (15) hahahah. Love yall! Hope everyone is safe and ponies are safe! Me, Katie, and Brooke all went through our tornado plans in case one happens while we are riding, tacking, or untacking. We are well prepared little teens hahaha

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