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Not what I meant to quote... but I have sausage fingers and toes, for the official BYC record. No tattoos, never, ever. Both my ears are pierced multiple times, but overgrown and likely couldn't force an earring through them even if I had to clean up for court. 

 

 

The coldest weather on the planet on Thursday? Thanks for the chuckle but I just did a doublecheck and we're going to be 19 as a high that day, so at least it's double digits. The low will only be -3. That doesn't seem too bad. That's still t-shirt weather. 

 

 

My homemade suet is ready to skim and make, I'll be getting to that right after dinner. Can't wait to see how it turns out. 

No tattoos ever here either. I just don't understand why someone would have one.

 

That was how the weatherman opened the story on the deep freeze moving south. He said Maine would be colder than everywhere in Siberia too.

We were 13 this morning and it isn't getting over 24 today.

This weekend will be tough. 50F during the day and dropping to 5 overnight. 3F Sunday night.

 

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Wolves and coyotes give me the willies.

As a young kid I would listen to them howl at night and be scared that they were going to bust into the house and eat me. hu.gif not sure why I thought that.

Little red riding hood? 3 little pigs?

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Congrats on your hatch Scg!

 

Cynthia your hen is cute!

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2 Dogs, a few cows, a few rabbits, 1 Splash Andalusian,1 RIR, 1 SLW

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2 Dogs, a few cows, a few rabbits, 1 Splash Andalusian,1 RIR, 1 SLW

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only predators that actually frighten me are feral Dogs.

 

Though the biggest predator we have are Mountain lions and People.    people scare me more... (in thier potential)

 

Horse can defend her self on all counts...  Seen her barefoot size nines take a circular chunk out of plywood.  and send it twenty feet. 

 

Bears I think would send a chill up my spine...  But If I knew they were in the neighborhood I would take up precautions.

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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only predators that actually frighten me are feral Dogs.

 

Though the biggest predator we have are Mountain lions and People.    people scare me more... (in thier potential)

 

Horse can defend her self on all counts...  Seen her barefoot size nines take a circular chunk out of plywood.  and send it twenty feet. 

 

Bears I think would send a chill up my spine...  But If I knew they were in the neighborhood I would take up precautions.

 

deb


Dogs are a problem here. Coyote, fox, raccoon, opossum, mink, are also issues. I think I'm close enough to the city that bears and cougars aren't an issue - yet. But there are plenty in MO. I haven't had a bobcat or wolverine problem but they're here too.

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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I've heard that if your rabbit population is up, your coyote population will be also. Once they hunt down the rabbit population, the pack will relocate. I've been hearing LOT'S of yote howls the last two months so the rabbit population must be reflecting that. Around here they breed in February and it isn't unusual to hear them carrying on in the timber close to our farm. Way creepy.

 

I have fond memories of my App, Wickedchicken6. She was born in the mid 70s and was a yearling when I bought her. She was a big lap dog in personality and temprament. And like most Apps as stubborn as the day is long. I was forced to part with her due to a move and I miss her to this day.

Ahhhh...ok. That explains it. :gig

 

I'm so sorry to hear that you had to part with yours. I think that's worse than parting with a loved animal because of death.:hugs

 

We actually sold her to people who were, to put it politely...slightly dishonest. They had been close neighbors and we'd helped them on numerous occasions. They sold my gelding for me and I found out they had not been 100% truthful of what we received in payment from them. They hadn't finished paying for her (and they were trying to sell her back to us??:lau)   We arrived, got her and her foal loaded in our trailer and explained what we knew. We brought her home and she's been kicking around ever since. She was 18 at the time. I SO wanted to breed her but could never find a stud to my standards. She's a registered leopard with a full mane and tail...lol.  We didn't have the heart to sell her so she has been enjoying an uneventful retirement for a very long time..lol.

 

For those wondering, we didn't get our money back. My gelding found a very wonderful girl and home so I was very happy with that.

The man was murdered (I'm completely serious) and it hasn't been solved. This is in a rural community and the two closest towns have 40 people in the one and 500 in the other. People believe it was a hit of mistaken identity. :idunno

 

 

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She's adorable. I also have 9 turkens hatched in my incubator and a bunch more hopefully will hatch today

Congratulations on the chicks! And congratulations on winning with your egg!!  :clap:woot

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
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Chickens are just like little kids; everything you do is interesting and they ALWAYS get in the way gig.gif

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about their motives. smile.png
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Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis
Chickens are just like little kids; everything you do is interesting and they ALWAYS get in the way gig.gif

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about their motives. smile.png
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Wickedchicken6, so glad you got your girl back. My Billie was sired by a leopard App. She was, looking at her from a distance, coal black but when you got up close you could see that she was peppered with white hairs. Somebody told me to shave a patch on her butt and I did. Sure enough, you could see mottling on her skin. I was glad that I could find her a good home. She went to a family with a young boy, 9 years old who was dying for want of a horse of his own. I heard when they unloaded her, he slapped a bridle on her, climbed on bare back and they went galloping off together. He was over joyed. The last I heard they had bred her to an Appaloosa stud and invited me to come see her when ever I wanted. I couldn't bear it. I made myself forget their names and to this day pray that she had a good, happy life. My husband recently asked me if I would like to have another horse. I told him no, I had a great horse that could never be matched and my back was too bad to do the work that a horse needs. Then I laughed and told him, besides, IF I could do the work, I'd get a mule......always wanted a mule, LOL. I can remember my dad telling me stories about the 'Jugheads' that he had to take care of when he was in the army prior to WW II. Always thought they were interesting animals.

 

I can't believe how some people can live with themselves. Seriously. I'm reminded of the story a city boy told about driving through a small town and stopping at a diner for breakfast. Sitting at the counter he heard two men reading newspapers and talking. 1st man said. "I read here that Joe Bob got himself shot last night. 2nd man said, 'Yep. Got caught with Big Jim's wife.' 1st man 'Did he die?' 2nd man 'Yep..' 1st man 'Well, that boy needed killin' anyway.'

 

Sometimes I truly believe that Karma just catches up with some folks.

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post #58447 of 62453
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Originally Posted by microchick View Post
 

I've heard that if your rabbit population is up, your coyote population will be also. Once they hunt down the rabbit population, the pack will relocate. I've been hearing LOT'S of yote howls the last two months so the rabbit population must be reflecting that. Around here they breed in February and it isn't unusual to hear them carrying on in the timber close to our farm. Way creepy.

 

I have fond memories of my App, Wickedchicken6. She was born in the mid 70s and was a yearling when I bought her. She was a big lap dog in personality and temprament. And like most Apps as stubborn as the day is long. I was forced to part with her due to a move and I miss her to this day.

Ahhhh...ok. That explains it. :gig

 

I'm so sorry to hear that you had to part with yours. I think that's worse than parting with a loved animal because of death.:hugs

 

We actually sold her to people who were, to put it politely...slightly dishonest. They had been close neighbors and we'd helped them on numerous occasions. They sold my gelding for me and I found out they had not been 100% truthful of what we received in payment from them. They hadn't finished paying for her (and they were trying to sell her back to us??:lau)   We arrived, got her and her foal loaded in our trailer and explained what we knew. We brought her home and she's been kicking around ever since. She was 18 at the time. I SO wanted to breed her but could never find a stud to my standards. She's a registered leopard with a full mane and tail...lol.  We didn't have the heart to sell her so she has been enjoying an uneventful retirement for a very long time..lol.

 

For those wondering, we didn't get our money back. My gelding found a very wonderful girl and home so I was very happy with that.

The man was murdered (I'm completely serious) and it hasn't been solved. This is in a rural community and the two closest towns have 40 people in the one and 500 in the other. People believe it was a hit of mistaken identity. :idunno

 

Maybe he did a bad deal with someone else... They may not hang horse thieves anymore, but maybe they shoot them?

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Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post

 

That was how the weatherman opened the story on the deep freeze moving south. He said Maine would be colder than everywhere in Siberia too.

 

 

I've just come in from being outside for only 10 minutes and I have nothing polite to say about the current weather conditions. And they'll only be getting worse. Tomorrow the projected high will be 8F with 45 mph wind. 

 

I would have to agree with your weatherman. 

 

WIND CHILLS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO ANYONE NOT TAKING SHELTER TONIGHT. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE STRONG WINDS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS... MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

A lonely blue girl guards the riverbed, she shakes her brown torch at the tide...

 

 

 

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A lonely blue girl guards the riverbed, she shakes her brown torch at the tide...

 

 

 

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I'm not sure why they are called paws.... or why they are nearly $2 a pound... but my local walmart has them for some reason...
Edited by Kusanar - 12/15/16 at 3:27pm
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I'm not sure why they are called paws.... or why they are nearly $2 a pound... but my local walmart has them for some reason...

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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