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post #711 of 3380 Old 03-05-2014, 09:49 PM
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So sorry about your little bunny. Glad you got to hold her until the end.

Dang girly...you rode 20 miles today in the snow? Gaaaaaa so wish I could do that!!!

Nancy, my dad had chickens - but they were fighting stock. Ugh. I used to have to feed them every single day. I got my fill of chickens but I think I could really like having some now. We have some at the barn. They are so cute!
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post #712 of 3380 Old 03-05-2014, 10:21 PM
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We had chickens ducks and turkeys as kids too. The ducks were by far my favorite. We would raise them from chicks in the spring. I can't wait until I have room to keep poultry again, I really enjoy having them pecking around. We have a few at our barn to QQS. One walked right under Roux the other day and I thought for sure she was going to end up extra crispy but he didn't seem to mind it.

Amy I am so sorry about your bunny. She was a sweet little thing judging from that picture. I have been begging DH to let me get a lop bunny for 4 years now but he has a strict "no more animals" policy in place right now. ;)

My old dog just recently was diagnosed with bad kidneys and hypothyroidism (cushings probably) I have him on some new medications and new food (holy dipping into the savings account batman!) and hopefully he will recover and have a few years left in him but the vet said he could have 4 months or 4 years and we just won't know... so I am facing tough stuff with the old guy. Thats the hard part of the animal biz I guess.

greentree- the syrup look amazing! mm mm mmm!!! We don't have maples here at all. I think I will have to try QQS's pancake recipe as well.
Is Magnolia the filly that you thought was foundering so bad you were going to have to let her go? She looks fantastic in that picture lol

Foxtail- your barn and landscape are stunning. Looks like a post card for sure.

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post #713 of 3380 Old 03-06-2014, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by greentree View Post
Oh yeah, we're SUPER sappy down here in Kentucky!!!! No, really, just a few miles from me is Federal Grove, thought to be the southern-most producing maple grove in the US. I got that off of ONE tree, in 3 days. I think I only have 2 maples, though. If there are any more up there, I AIN'T carrying the buckets down from them!!!
Some people have all the luck! Making maple syrup is one of the few things I miss from growing up in the northeast. And maple candy - you boil the syrup thicker, then drizzle it into fresh snow.
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post #714 of 3380 Old 03-06-2014, 07:59 AM
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We have real maple syrup here. You harvest it from "Sam's Club"..............
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post #715 of 3380 Old 03-06-2014, 08:45 AM
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Honestly!!! I got on last night, and thought I had been BANNED, or something....my white box was gone. Once I take out my contacts, I don't see too well. Now I have been reading for about an HOUR, and finally saw that leeetle, teeeny tiny box for post reply. Trying to weed out the old people by attrition, huh????

DH is certainly enjoying the syrup!

All the little chickies are dead...They had been at the Post Office since Monday. I have to take my little corpses back to TSC and get some more, or get my money back. Poor chickies.

Roux, I am sorry about your dog. They are such special souls.

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post #716 of 3380 Old 03-06-2014, 11:00 AM
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Poor little chickies.

Foxtail - that barn is amazing. gorgeous pictures.

I went to the barn yesterday and pulled Biscuit up out of the pasture. OMG he is filthy from all of the rain and mud. I have to get rid of some thrush in his front left sulcus. I mixed Lotromin and Neosporin together. The farrier also suggested using the live culture vinegar and hubby had some. I put some in a container that had a little hole in it and spilled some on the counter and floor. My kitchen smelled awful!

Anyhoo, I cleaned his hooves and wanted to use a soaker boat but it was too small for him. I squirted the vinegar in the sulcus with a syringe 3 times letting it soak in. The I did the same with the ointment and covered it with Desitin. Hoping to get rid of it soon. It has been so wet and nasty. Ugh. Going to do this every other day til it is better.
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post #717 of 3380 Old 03-06-2014, 05:46 PM
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Roux sorry about your dog, that is tough to face kidney issues. I don't know what special feed you are using now, but I swear by Bil-Jac for my dogs. I use either the senior cause it is made with oatmeal, or the sensitive stomach. Very $$$, but very good food, and you can get it shipped to your home if not available in your area.

Nancy, the syrup looks very yummy! How cool to be able to make your own! Very sad about the poor little chicks though...better luck with the next group. I tried the fresh egg business on a very small scale one time, with a dozen chicks, but discovered I was highly allergic to birds and had to give it up. It was fun while it lasted, and those little chicks are so tempting at TSC...would love to be able to keep a couple for home use.

Dawn, thank you so much for the picture of the helmet, I didn't get any mounts with mine and the choices were very pricey in the store! I am going to cruise the internet for bargains now I know what to get!

Amazing that you can ride for 20+ miles in pasture circles...in 15 degree weather...that is true grit and determination! It is wonderful that Dream is recovered so completely and I expect she and George will be up there in the top ten and BC!

We are supposed to have hot weather this weekend, I sure hope after the two days of rain leading up to it I won't have to be in the pasture riding circles 'cause of the mud!
*fingers crossed I can get the trailer out to the trails*
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post #718 of 3380 Old 03-06-2014, 07:36 PM
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Greentree, You had better back off on the syrup - you are going to have us all lined up on your porch with a tin cup. I'm going to beg for pancakes too and go for the whole enchilada!
Foxtail, Great pics! Talk about "a room with a view"!
Phantom, Great pics as usual. I especially like the long shadow one.
My bride and I were going to hit the trail today - Temp in the 50's - But my kitchen faucet shot craps and I had to replace it. How's that for a step down!
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post #719 of 3380 Old 03-06-2014, 07:52 PM
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2.5 miles in the snowmudicnastyness, so 44.53 for the year.

We attempted to herd deer, He walked right towards them not even paying attention, once we were like 10 ft from one he jumped a little and was like WHOA mom we're walking right at the deer! LOL silly pony.
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post #720 of 3380 Old 03-07-2014, 10:03 AM
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Finally got a ride in yesterday after getting off work a little early, only a couple of miles, but I'm up to 60 for the year so far. It was gorgeous out, mid-twenties and the sun was shining. Today is supposed to get up into the 40s, too bad I'm stuck at work.

After my ride I worked with Maverick a bit. Took him for a walk by himself around one of the fields. Bad idea on my part, almost broke my ankle like five times trying to walk through the snow over lumpy corn field. But Maverick was awesome, didn't hesitate to leave the barn by himself, led nicely and didn't crown my space. When I got him back I did a few groundwork exercises, sending him away and then asking for a whoa and change of direction. He's a smart little bugger, he picks up on everything so quick. He's also growing like a weed.
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