Originally Posted by stake
You have a personal backhoe? now that just blows me away!....new meaning for power tools....
I have collected all of the air tools I could ever find a use for, and about wore out one chain saw so graduated to a 20" stihl... so the logical next thing was a backhoe! LOL. It is just a small John Deer, will eventually trade it on the next size up (used to use a bigger one quite a few years ago and notice the drop in hydraulic power a lot when doing heavy digging)
They cost less than a new car or truck, and are worth their weight in gold when moving things like gravel and rail road ties around! The RR ties weigh approx 250 lbs each, DH and I can pick them up easily enough, but carrying them any distance sucks!
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs I'm sorry, what?...did I read that right? We can expect to be eaten?
I imagine she is referring to bears, which are common around the central and western Pa area.... so plan to bring coolers which you can place in vehicles overnight and ways to keep garbage and extra food stashed away so as not to attract attention.
Originally Posted by Housemom408
Hi everyone, I'm from central PA. Lake Raystown area.
Hello! welcome to our little bit on the web! Let us know what you have and what we can help you find! LOL
Originally Posted by dheltzel
Yeah, that was a little confusing. I have 126 eggs from various places to incubate this week. Brooders will be very full 3 weeks from now. I'm sure they won't all hatch.
I don't envy you folks trying to watch incubators on a large scale... we have a small one and it is nerve wracking!
DH and I broke down and borrowed an incubator... I picked up hatching eggs for 2 broodies on Thursday, the breeder was giving me some to replace some from February which never developed (I think they got too cold before collection, so no way for him to know). The breeder not only replaced the lost eggs, he gave me an extra dozen of a breed I have been wanting for years which he recently acquired beautiful stock for! I got to check out the new birds (Heritage White Rocks) and they are stunning! So I ended up with more eggs than our broodies could cover and there was no way I was throwing out any of these eggs!
Now we are just watching temps and wishing we would have another girl or two go broody! They have us spoiled, it is so much simpler to give them to a hen!