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  1. Rusty Hills Farm

    editing posts on this new platform

    Okay, new question: How do I delete messages from my trash folder? I did get them out of the inbox but I cannot seem to figure out how to empty the trash! Ignore this part--I figured it out. Honest, I tried to search for this info but all the posts are from before the update. With the new...
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    HELP with a vintage cape

    My dil's brother is a reenactor and belongs to a group in Colorado. He has recently acquired a vintage cloak/cape from a cavalry officer, circa 1860s. It's in good shape except for the gadget that fastens it closed at the neck. I'm betting we could find one online--or instructions on how to...
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    Happy Anniversary, Ginger!

    Late last summer Spring Chickens told us about a group of mares from TAMU who were available for adoption. Thanks to her help, I was able to adopt an Appaloosa mare named Ginger. It is one year today that Ginger arrived here at the farm and I just wanted to post a couple of pictures I took...
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    Pear preserves or ?!?

    This is the first year our Keefer pear tree produced much of anything and I decided to try my hand at pear preserves. Now, mind you, I have never even tasted pear preserves but they sounded so good that I gave them a try. First I looked over the various recipes that I found online and then...
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    The things you can learn online!

    My grandfather was born in the 1800s and I was researching him tonight on ancestry.com. His name was Clement C (my last name) and everyone called him CC. I remember as a small boy my grandmother saying something about his birth record being "messed up" and the second C in his name didn't...
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    Thinking of making the jump to Windows 7

    I really want a new computer. This one is about 8 years old and runs XP. My problem is compatibility with programs I HAVE to use for work. I work online and get to use my own equipment BUT the work I generate has to be compatible with their software without causing them glitches. The kicker...
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    Frustrated

    This is just a vent. And maybe a question or two. My partner and I are not exactly teenagers anymore and after maybe 50 years of smoking, he's got pretty bad COPD--bad enough that arena work is now out of the question because of the dust. Which basically means no more cutting and no more...
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    Computer geek-type question

    Hi, all! I have an XP that is about 6 years old and starting to run slow and give me error messages. I wanted to trade up to a Windows 7 until I discovered the upgraded software for my online job would run close to $1000 for a p/t job that only nets about $5000 a year. Decided that was not...
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    One for the books!

    I like to think I learn something new every day. Today was a biggie! Thursday night my old mare got kicked coming in from the pasture. It was a nasty blow that left her barely able to move. In fact she was not able to walk all the way to her stall. She finally made it in early Friday...
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    Bizzare raccoon "solution".....lolol

    I had a raccoon problem last spring, so I bought a trap from Tractor Supply. Solved it in a few nights and have not seen a raccoon since...until this morning. In my feed room I had a high stack of hay bales in one corner and that trap sitting precariously on top. I always intended to move it...
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    technical question

    I am getting error messages that read "Apache Tomcat 5.5.23 error" that says certain pages are not available. But often if I hit reload, I will then get the page. This is happening on BYC but it is also happening on washingtonpost.com and cnn.com, and others. Am I correct that this is...
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    Any Akita owners who can answer a question or two?

    I've been thinking about this breed for awhile and my brief research seems to say that Akitas are prone to cancer. How big a problem is this really? I've lost 2 Dobies to heart issues and may be about to lose a 3rd to the same thing. It's heartbreaking, so I don't want to set myself up for...
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    Need input from folks in snow country

    Okay, I am a child of the South. Born in Florida and currently living in Alabama. I did once 20 years ago spend a winter in Colorado and swore never again. Sooooo... We had 4.5" of snow over Sunday/Monday and most of it is still here. Temps are in the high teens and the high for today is...
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    Now I've seen everything!

    Alabama, being Deep South, rarely gets snow, but Monday morning we woke up to 4.5" of the stuff and more coming down, so I kept my horses stalled for the day. This morning we've still got plenty of the white stuff on the ground, but it is trying to melt. It's got a crust and is crunchy...
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    Finding a Guernsey heifer

    Is it my imagination, or is it really hard to find Guernsey heifers? I can buy a Jersey from my neighbor, but nobody in the whole state seems to have Guernseys. The closest I can come is a Jersey/Guernsey cross in Tennessee. Is it just the wrong time of year or are they that scarce? I've...
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    Eggnog recipe

    I made the mistake of buying a quart of commercial "eggnog" and almost made myself vomit from the taste. Does anyone have a good recipe for a non-alcoholic eggnog that tastes like honest-to-goodness real food? I think that commercial stuff is thickened with plastic!!! Please save me...
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    Predator Impact

    http://www.biology-blog.com/blogs/permalinks/10-2006/cougar-predation-key-to-ecosystem-health.html This made me stop and think a bit. As much as I don't like the idea of wolves, cougars, and bears close by, they obviously have a tremendous NECESSARY impact, clear down to the loss of...
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    Ginger is settling in! ***pics***

    For those of you who may be wondering what happened to the horses Spring Chickens offered for adoption on here back in August, here is a bit of an update on Ginger, who came home to Rusty Hills on September 29. She is a sweet, quiet mare and is settling in quite nicely. She shares a pasture...
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    Ginger is HOME!

    Equine Express rolled in here a bit after 1 a.m. and deposited one very tired Appaloosa mare! It was pitch black with clouds over the moon, so my digital camera just gave me blackness with spots of light and no real images to post here, which is what I was hoping to be able to do. Oh, well. I...
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    I know it's jumping the gun a bit....

    It's WAY premature, but I just could not help myself. I am so danged excited! So I did it anyhow. I've updated my website and added a page for Ginger! Rusty
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