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Originally Posted by Chicken Rustler View Post

Nice BUT too far away for me AND I still have the last 4'x16' on the trailer. I have an awesome plan for it as soon as I decide where and the ground dries out enough to place it.  
 

 



Yes, you are supposed to drive it over here to MY HOUSE for my 36 eggs. Along with broody silkies. LOL

At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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For all those who have just lost a pet, my thoughts are with you all. Sometimes, getting a replacement won't work right awy, because the loss is too close. But maybe, just maybe, something else can help . . .

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein

 

Pottery,  Painting, Cooking, Winemaking

Rabbits (3); dogs (2), Muscovy ducks (6) and one Spouse!

BBS Jersey Giants; BC Marans - Splash and Blue

Blue, Splash, Blue Wheaten  Ameruacanas
1 RIR

 

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein

 

Pottery,  Painting, Cooking, Winemaking

Rabbits (3); dogs (2), Muscovy ducks (6) and one Spouse!

BBS Jersey Giants; BC Marans - Splash and Blue

Blue, Splash, Blue Wheaten  Ameruacanas
1 RIR

 

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Cute dog, Clover!
 

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Originally Posted by Cloverleaf Farm View Post



Exactly.  When I lost my Fred Dog  several years ago, I didn't get another dog for 7 months, until I couldn't stand it anymore.  I HAD to have a dog!!!  

 

There will never be another Freddy, but LeRoy here does a pretty good job filling his paw prints....

 

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GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 All have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD. Romans 3:23  If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shall believe in thine heart that GOD hath raised Him from the dead, thou wilt be saved. Romans 10:9

GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 All have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD. Romans 3:23  If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shall believe in thine heart that GOD hath raised Him from the dead, thou wilt be saved. Romans 10:9

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Hey,

I'm also in Vancouver! Orchards area! Where are you?

 

Location: Vancouver, WA

 

just one year into this

Location: Vancouver, WA

 

just one year into this

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Originally Posted by RedReiner View Post

some poor hen out in my coop laid this today lol... large orp eggs, regular ones on each side of the Jumbo one

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I've gotten those acouple time and yea my thoughts are like HOW??  LOL!!  

 

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

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Originally Posted by sparkietoo View Post

I'll bet you are talking about me.  Wandering around on the Washington page.  I don't scare too easy.  I was just  curious about what people were raising up there.  I am  a 4H leader and was looking for breeders that may be selling something the kids may be wanting.  We are trying to find exhibition bred birds for them.  Something that is almost extinct where I live.


Hey lots of peeps on here have exhibition stock, good place to look!

 Oh and welcome-byc.gif  to the WA Thread!!!

 

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

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I am thinking really hard about coming up to the show in Stevenson to shop.  If the gas prices don't go up too much, I will be there with empty crates.



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Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

post #65648 of 88735
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Originally Posted by broodytood View Post

Cute dog, Clover!
 

 

Thanks.  He's pretty great.  He's know as LeRoy, Reeroy, Weewoy, SmellRoy (when he needs a bath) and Pea Pod. LOL

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I think I've posted this elsewhere before, but I love it.  I just lost my beloved Lab, Bear, in July to osteosarcoma and hip dysplasia.  I still feel his empty spot in my home and heart.  But, time does go on and you slowly heal.  I feel for you as you go through this difficult time. 

 

From NPR's "This I Believe" series of essays:

http://thisibelieve.org/essay/68644/

 

We’re Getting Another Dog

Jeanne - Swall Meadows, California
Entered on July 28, 2009
 

Sometimes the profound comes out of our mouths without us even thinking about it ahead of time or even realizing it when it happens. It’s afterwards that we understand the depth of what we’ve said and the real truth of those words.

 

I said, “We’re getting another dog.”

 

We had an amazing dog. His name was Ancho and he was smart, affectionate, loyal, and friendly. He had all the traits of a very good dog.

 

Ancho did everything and went everywhere with us. He would run down the center of our ski tracks in the Sierra back country. We’d look back up the slope and our S’s had been transformed into dollar signs. Very auspicious!

 

He did tricks for the Mexican federales at military checkpoints in Baja. While these five-foot tall young men with over-sized weapons would search our truck for illicit drugs and guns, he’d flip biscuits off his nose into his mouth for the entertainment of their fellow soldiers.

 

He would leap and pounce for fish in every creek, lake, or seashore we’d take him to and would never catch them because he lacked anything resembling technique or stealth. Except for this one time on the Sea of Cortez when one of our friends yelled, “Ancho’s caught a fish!” and we all ran out into the water in astonishment as he promenaded around the shallows with this foot long trigger fish that only wanted to wallow ashore to die. Even the other dogs on the trip were filled with wonder at the spectacle of it all.

 

Friends used to tell us that when they die, they wanted to come back as our dog. Who wouldn’t? We had a good life and we knew it.

 

And then one day he died suddenly. Out of the blue, some weird disease, and he was gone.

 

I held him in my arms and wailed. And when our good friends came over to comfort us and say goodbye to him, I said, “We’re getting’ another dog.”

 

That winter we tried to enjoy the freedom that comes with not being tied to a dog we loved so much. I shared the despair of my loss with a woman who refused to ever go through this kind of pain ever again.

 

When summer finally came, I said, “We’ve got to get another dog.” I had this black and white postcard of a black puppy with a white blaze on its chest laying under the front driver’s side tire of a ’57 Chevy truck and I told my husband that this is the kind of dog I wanted. Then sure enough we ended up with a puppy that looked JUST LIKE that dog in the picture. His name is Migo and he’s a very good dog.

 

And now I can name it: what I believe in is getting another dog.

 

Because getting another dog is the decision to run full bore towards love and commitment. It’s knowing that in 8, 10, 12 years, FOR SURE that dog is going to die and you’re going to be writhing in pain again.

 

And even knowing how devastating that loss is going to be, even though it makes you sick to just think about it, you CAN’T WAIT to do it again. We put up signs begging for it: Got Puppies???? We need a dog….

 

I believe that getting another dog is a physical act of pure hope and resilience. It’s a statement that I can and will bounce back from the worst of it.

Getting another dog is believing in life and the real meaning of it. I can’t think of any other decision I have made in my lifetime in the name of love with such an inevitably painful outcome.

 

Getting another dog is an act of unconditional optimism. It’s seeing the goodness and being grateful for all the blessings.

 

Knowing this simple truth makes me appreciate all I have at this moment and makes it easier to face all the inevitable grief that is part of life.

 


Edited by ChristineR - 2/24/12 at 2:24pm

Ancona ducks  |  Sebastopol geese  |  Blue and Lavender American geese

 

 

 

 

Ancona ducks  |  Sebastopol geese  |  Blue and Lavender American geese

 

 

 

 

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Christine, I love that!  Thank  you for sharing!

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