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        11-29-2010, 11:18 AM
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    Foal
    Greetings from an Indiana corn field

    Just wanted to introduce my horse and myself. My horse is a 19 year old 1/2 Arab 1/2 Tennessee walking horse who is going to live forever (I wish). He has some issues with past founder we are trying to work through and I'm so thankful to be able to come here to get guidance and obsess about it :roll:.
         
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        11-29-2010, 11:43 AM
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    Showing
    Welcome, Ariel.

    You wouldn't be a real horse person unless you obsessed over your horse! We all do it, so you're in good company.

    I have 3 horses; 2 purebred Arabian geldings, one 24 y/o and one 12 y/o, and a 6 y/o ex-racing TB.
         
        11-29-2010, 11:54 AM
      #3
    Foal
    Oops, forgot to tell something about myself. I live in northeastern Indiana on a 5 1/2 acre homestead farm. In addition to Arie, my gelding, I have 25 old fashioned breed free-range laying hens. I hope to get a dairy goat or two in the spring. Springtime will also bring my 2nd attempt at an organic garden. A couple of pigs are in the future sometime ,too. I just got remarried and have a large blended family (yours, mine, and ours type of thing) so my horse is for the sake of my sanity. Something about being around him and working with him makes me feel all put back together again. I'll post some pix of us after he gets all sleek and pretty after the weather warms back up.
         
        11-29-2010, 11:56 AM
      #4
    Showing
    I'm on 5 acres myself, and I'm jealous of your chickens. I plan to get Buff Orpingtons next spring, for meat and eggs. No pigs, although I wouldn't mind raising a beef steer for meat later on.

    Horses and dogs are for sanity. All the other things are for food!
         
        11-29-2010, 01:01 PM
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    Weanling
    I hear ya on the food chain! We wanna have a mini, self sustaining farm! We're just not ready to buy a house yet.
         
        11-29-2010, 01:47 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Looks like I'm in good company with other obsessed horse lovers! With the farm my goal is to grow all our own food. If I can coax the garden into growing with some nice horse manure fertilizer I'll be a big step in that direction. Five of my hens are buff orpingtons and they're a very nice breed. There is a lot you can do to be more self sufficient even in an apartment with a few plants in containers. Its just a process of baby steps. If you're interested just start small and don't get overwhelmed. It's fun. You eat everything but horses and dogs? Lol
         
        11-29-2010, 01:49 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    Greetings from a fellow HF member also in Northeastern IN! Perhaps we could plan a trail ride at York Hills in the Spring! Welcome!
         
        11-29-2010, 04:37 PM
      #8
    Foal
    I'd love that! I'll have to make sure Arie's health is up for a real trail ride. He's getting older, but you wouldn't know it to look at him or ride him. Your horse is an appaloosa? We're actually practically neighbors.
         
        11-29-2010, 04:48 PM
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    Weanling
    I'm further away!

    I keep telling my hubby to get me some squirrel and rabbit bc I'm tired of buying chicken, hamburger and pork! Fish here is hard to come by because we aren't near a major river (too cold to go fishing!). I've grown herbs in my window sill but they usually only last a couple of weeks before succumbing to my purple thumb! I DO recycle... And that helps, not the food, but my sanity!
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        11-29-2010, 04:51 PM
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    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Ariel    
    You eat everything but horses and dogs? Lol
    Well, the barn cats aren't on the menu, either.

    Anything I plan to raise for food will become food, like the chickens and a beef steer.
         

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