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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    The last FFF of Feb is in the making. Decided to break out the fryer for a change. Home grown taters too large for bakers are krinkle kut fries with huge cod hand battered loins being deep fried to perfection tonight.... ;) home made slaw and a old fashoned for wash...heaven here . Hope all is...
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    I keep my nest boxes packed with fresh straw, it prevents the eggs from freezing longer and gives the hens a nice comforting place to lay eggs. I never skimp on straw in the coop.... the day after day extreme cold is what takes it toll on the birds....so glad that there is improved weather on...
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    My birds are kept locked up during this extreme cold snap. I have straw well over a foot deep in the coop and add more when needed...they really enjoy it, and it keeps them busy too. It helps to spray blu kote on wounds. It is a veterinary antiseptic protective wound dressing sold at farm...
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    Welcome to the cheeseheads Jess. I don't have ducks, but would keep them inside for sure. You don't want them freezing their feet. I know friends that had that happen to their ducks. Better to be safe and safeguard their health. Not fit for man nor beast out there this week. Stay Safe.... bigz
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    I haven't used the bookmark either, sorry I can't help. Batten down the hatches and break a fresh bale of straw for the chooks.....sounds like we are in for a dang cold stretch! Sure am glad we only have 24 days of Feb left to go. Stay Safe.... bigz
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    Anniversary Badge

    Thanks for the clarification. Stay Safe.... bigz
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    Anniversary Badge

    I received a PM about my new 14 year anniversary badge....however my profile still remains at 13. Just letting you know. Thanks bigz
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    GO PACK GO! Hoping we are Super Bowl bound later this afternoon! Stay Safe.... bigz
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    It was great to see some fans at the game again. The D really showed up and hope they can continue to dominate another 2 games! Hens sure like this mild Winter so far. Stay Safe.... bigz
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    Nice Packer win....one more to go at home and then the BIG GAME! I think you are right huntress about the structure. Lovin these mild temps! Stay Safe.... bigz
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    Looks like a White Christmas after all. We woke up to enough fresh snow and cold enough temps that it will not be melting anytime soon. The hens sure like the fresh bale of hay I broke for them with these colder temps. Enough oats left in the straw keeps them busy and having fun. Merry Christmas...
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    Glad you figured out the venison bl4. We have been enjoying it like that for 40 years. I never buy beef, why would I? My commercial grinder has done 1000,s of pounds of clean great tasting venison too over all those years. Left over fall apart venison roast being made into venison veggie soup...
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    Packer Sunday to all..... GO Pack GO! Nice looking soap bl4....feel free to send me some samples... ;) and Jim you can send me some beer and wine samples.... I don't have anything to offer in return.....it's all about the giving, eh! Stay Safe....bigz
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    Nothing like help when it comes to butchering chickens, eh! Heck ya Jim...glass of wine in one hand and a bottle of beer in the other...cheers! Stay Safe.... bigz
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    How long does it take for a batch of beer to be ready for consumption Jim? I'm thirsty now.... Stay Safe....bigz
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