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    Mom Anne's FRUITCAKE For All You Fruitcake Haters!

    Seriously, I hate the ooey, gooey, sticky fruitcakes. But this is drier and much better! Any gaps, let me know, I'll adjust! Mom Anne’s Fruitcake, for Fruitcake Haters 1 lb. of butter, at room temp 1 lb. of sugar (2-1/3 cups) 10 large eggs 1 lb. flour (4-3/4 – 5 cups) 1-1/2 cups apple juice...
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    Peabody Hotel in Memphis Hiring a Duckmaster ! MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - The historic Peabody Hotel is looking to hire an Assistant Duckmaster. There are three Peabody Hotels and only six Duckmasters in the world. Jason Sensat is the Memphis hotel's...
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    Why Do I, The Silkie NON-Lover, Have a Broody Silkie?

    Because Sourland sends broody vibes all over the map, Gritsar adores her Silkies, Kitt worships her Silkies....... and I obviously spent TOO MUCH TIME around the 3 of them. LOOK WHAT Y'ALL HAVE DONE TO ME!!!!!! There's gonna be a dust-up folks!
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    SOURLAND! I Thought We Were Friends! What Have You Done? Broody DUCKS!

    A sad betrayal, indeed. I went out to freshen the waterers, lock everyone up for the night. I have 3 separate pens, so I do the farthest one first, that being where the new chicks are. Then the middle pen, nearly get mugged by hyperactive hens. Got them settled. Finally finish at the nearest...
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    OK, Enough is Enough! Please DON'T Discuss Baby Poop With The World!

    I rarely rant/vent about anything. But I have some younger (30s) family members with a brand new baby girl, their first. Cute as she can be, and certainly on track to be a sweet and overly indulged little girl. Both parents are very smart and well educated, long time internet veterans. And head...
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    ***HAPPY BIRTHDAY HarlansHollowAussies!***

    Happy Birthday! Hope it's a happy day!
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    **Geese as Watchdogs? Coyotes? HELP My Sister Out, Please!**

    Thank you in advance for any help! My sister lives in mid-state SC. They have lots of coyotes there now, and that's one reason she's never gotten chickens. She has asked me if a flock of geese will keep the coyotes away- she heard that the 'yotes will eat the eggs if they can, but the geese...
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    *** Happy Birthday Lunachick!!!!!!!! ***

    Happy Birthday!!!! (and Tax Day!) Hope you have a wonderful weekend when the crunch is over!
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    ID Time, Step On Up To The Microphone, Please!

    Got one that I can't identify, hopefully someone can. Please keep it nice- we are a certified wildlife habitat, so I have to tread carefully. (let's not mention that murderous possum I shot last year.....) Okay, this critter was here last spring and moved on after a month or so. Danged if it or...
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    *Happy Birthday Imp !!!*

    Imp, hope you have a wonderful birthday!
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    Sending a PM and Staying In Messages?

    I may be delusional, so feel free to say so. Many have and many will. It seems to me that up until a short while ago I could be in a thread, click on PM under a user name and send them a PM. Then it would go to Messages, since I had sent a message. Now it takes me back to the first post in the...
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    For The Rakish Old Ladies Of BYC! :-D ......

    Credit is given at the end, probably not properly done but what do I know of such things! (not much) WHEN I AM AN OLD WOMAN I shall wear purple~ With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me, And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals and say we’ve...
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    Looks Like We Have 2 New Moderators! Welcome, ddawn & Happy Chooks!

    We have 2 new moderators with a purple name, congratulations ddawn and Happy Chooks for being exemplary members! Hope it's smooth for you both! I look forward to more of your posts!
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    Happy Birthday Highlander! :-d Woot!

    Since Highlander is in Scotland and I am in South Carolina, I figured just this once I'd beat the time zones! Especially since I plan on sleeping in tomorrow, dogs willing! Hope it a lovely, happy birthday, hun, ! WOOHOO!
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    Delaware Blue Hen- Cockeral or Pullet? Aaaaaaaaaagh! Pics Included!

    This little stinker is now 8.5 months old. Should be pretty clear, right? NOT!!!! I was convinced it was a cockeral shortly after hatch. Then after a few months, I was convinced it was a pullet. Now? I have no idea! Hasn't crowed, but I don't have any other roosters around it. No breeding...
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    Save Your Sanity! LG Incubator Thermostat Knob Adaptor

    I saw reference to this a couple years ago and even though I didn't have an LG then, the concept stuck. I recently got an LG to use as a hatcher and now I know why so many complain about getting the temperature just right- that dinky stick knob is useless. Here's the fix- it's the cap from a...
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    World's Fanciest Household Helper, Must See This Tool!

    I did this years ago, never thought it was special until someone saw me using it last week and said Wow! I feel a bit silly posting it, but hey, anything that makes work easier is a good thing! I have a broom I really like and didn't want the bristles to get bent. My brooms tended to be leaned...
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    Does This Box Make My Butt Look Fat?

    This is Woodrow, a rescue cat. He's been enjoying life and FOOD a bit much....... but that doesn't stop him from trying on all boxes! He's about 20 pounds now-
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    WTB - Bantam Cochin Hatching Eggs, Non-Hatchery Stock, Good to SQ

    Hi, I am looking for bantam Cochin hatching eggs - better than hatchery quality. Will pay via PayPal for fresh eggs and shipping, careful packaging and TLC. Priority Mail shipping and yes, I know the risks of hatching shipped eggs. Color is not too important, but I REALLY like the buffs and...
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