Bogtown, after your post stating that " backyard chickens internet people seem to be a bit less scarier" I am assuming you have not met "Duluth Ralphie" in person. That is an alias you know.
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Well, I guess I will pick up that jacket right before thanksgiving. Too bad because it won't any use till spring then.
The livers I was given are soaking in milk right now and are about to be turned into terrine. It will be done with brandy so don't be so quick to disapprove. They will be fantastic.
What is the purpose of soaking them in milk? is that special to terrine (i dont know what that is) or is that a good practice for any liver dish?
Edit: I googled terrine. is it similar to braunschweiger but with larger bits instead of smooth?
Pate is just like braunschweiger. Terrine if ife you turned braunschweiger into meatloaf. ;-) Great on a piece of bread or as "they" like to call it. As a canape. HA!
First off to prove to you naysayers I am a great catch, I made dinner for the peach thief.
Secondly, BlanchRanch I think you should check out this craigslist ad.
Oh my god. That is so funny. Might be able to get a couple thousand for the phone charger in the pocket!! :-)
Aussie I have one for you to train at work then. As much as you are an Aussie girl I am a Labrador girl. A co worker brings his to the office once in a while and that SOB hates me and will growl and nipp you in the A**. He has already bit a contractor that was visiting with the owner and also bit my boss in the A**. My coworker now keeps a shock collar on it. So the next time he came after me coworker put some current through him. Now the dog is scared to death of me. I realize these are socializing issues, but I beg to differ on your statement for my own personal experience. I will never be afraid of walking into a yard with Labradors and golden retrievers. Walking into a yard with shepherds...well I'll be sure to find a stick right away and it won't be for fetch. My humble opinion only.
That most likely is the fault of the human. Most people should NOT own herding dogs unless you are going to keep them mentally & physically active. Herders need working partners that challenge them to be better or else they will develop some really bad behaviors. Your co-worker NEEDS to get that dog involved with a behaviorist. Negative reinforcement training is the worse for an Aussie, it will completely break the dog.As a working dog they have to be given rules to work within & freedom to make decisions within those rules. What most people forget about is their job to herd, but also to guard their "flock". Aussies are extremely sensitive to tone of voice & body language; they are complex dogs and not for beginners. I guess that is what I like about them. My old man, Paddy, used to run the agility course only 2X, after that he would look at me with disgust that I didn't yet get it. His favorite thing was to run far, run fast. We would go 8 miles regularly. My Zadie is really lazy and my Bandit is my right hand farm dog. He has been going downtown with us while DH is in tx, Bandit & I are walking Mlps. He's turning heads because he's perfect on leash, even though he very seldom is on leash. My next do I'm planning to do nose work or search & rescue, It really depends on the dogs strengths & interests.
Had a blue healer and it had some boxer in it. It was a rescue. If I told that dog not to do something once, it never did it again. It was an amazing dog. One day he just laid down in his favorite spot and never got up again. I really miss that dog.
I know very little compared to some, but I don't completely disagree with you. Eye Candy is great! That is why I do the Easter Eggers, you never know what you are going to get, really, but the prettiest ones always seem to end up being cockerels.
If I had a mantra it would be variety is the spice of life. I started this venture with over 30 varieties of chickens, I just couldn't make up my mind. But since I am breeding pure and enjoy showing, I like to stick with birds I feel are attractive and useful, that I can still put in a show cage and not embarrass myself. Each breed I keep has a functional aspect that keeps them here.
Not everyone is into chickens for the same reason and I don't want to bash anyone's birds if they are suitable for them, I hope you don't think I was bashing your amazing and gem encrusting machines? I would just not have them here.
I understand completely, being an anti social recluse I would never show anything as I would have to talk to people in person then.
I wish I knew what I wanted to do with chickens or from them. So far my hatching simply provides Critters and some of the Asian Community in St Paul with food, for some reason they love my roosters.
The Buckeyes and New Hampshires are definitely going to be mainstays. The Buckeyes are a light egg color, and the NH are a bit darker, between the Bucks and the Wellies. I will likely keep the Welsummers because they are just such a nice bird and lay those dark eggs. The Easter Eggers and/or Ameraucanas will be around for the long haul too. Cochins keep me on the fence. I ended up with 4 pullets I just had to watch grow out and I am not disappointed in doing so, and I have a 3 or 4 gorgeous cockerels, plus 2 Blue cocks I will use this year after all. Cornish I will keep as long as I can afford to, but those are my selling stuff, those are my fun and selling for breeding purposes. I may bring in one other breed at some point, but not in a rush to do so. I like so many that it is difficult to decide, but I am leaning toward bringing the Barnevelders back because they are just such a sweet and wonderful breed, and beautiful - same color as the Dark Cornish, but a style of chicken completely different. Dang, woman! Now you have me thinking about other breeds again!
My vote is for you to get DOMINIQUES!!!!
I never checked the pockets. I will get some pictures and list the charger right away.
Congratulations @Coffee 1st for the number one post in the last 7 days on BYC. For your story about your son checking up on you while you were in your pajamas with the poop bucket and pitch fork. It's on the home page of BYC. Most popular post, click on last 7 days.
Very Cool Thanks for letting me know...