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    A Weasel decided to attack a Woodpecker and the Woodpecker flew away with the weasel on its back!

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31711446 A photographer captured the moment!
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    How to disable "overwriting" in body of response to threads

    It seems that I am having a new phenomenon whereby my typing is beset with "overwriting" when I try to type out a response to a thread and then try to edit it. In other words, I try to fix some of my words and edit what I am writing but I overwrite what I wrote and cannot "insert" new words in...
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    Love between professional falconer and Harris Hawk is apparent

    http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-201_162-10018996.html This is a CBS slideshow of 10 pics, where you can see the great love this falconer has for his bird, and the bird's love back to him. Amazing pics.
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    Soy allergy ----- soy sauce replacement discovery!

    (My oldest son gets a skin rash when he eats soy.) We just discovered a new "soy sauce" replacement that actually tastes almost like soy sauce. "Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos!!!" We bought ours from Vitamin Shoppe and I went back to the store and special ordered 6 more bottles of it. My...
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    Hummingbird got feet stuck today!

    This morning I was looking outside the window at a hummingbird sitting on her feeder, drinking. We have at least 5 different hummingbirds that drink at this feeder, so it is a busy one. She flapped her wings and tried to fly away. But the freezing fog had made the little ring around the feeder...
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    Grits and butter...comfort food

    Just fixed grits with butter, salt, and pepper. Warms you up to your toes.
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    Translucent Chicken coop

    http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/translucent-chicken-chapel-puts-another-spin-on-the-coop.html?campaign=th_rss This is very interesting! I have never seen anyone post this on BYC before. I found it when doing a search.
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    Can anyone say what happened to Ranchhand?

    Next to Ranchhand's name is "Rest in peace, 1956-2011." I was unaware that she had passed. Is it really true? https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/527984/hey-ranchhand/50 Here is a thread with the statement next to her name. If it is true, then may the Lord bless you forever whereever you...
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    Dove kisses woman who lost her husband before flying off back to home

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017355805_doveman28m.html This is an article about a business, but had me in tears over the ending comments regarding a woman being kissed by one of the doves.
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    The whole night sky photographed and 360 degree (interactive) by photographer

    http://skysurvey.org/ Here is a free 360 degree interactive view of the night sky...this guy actually took tons of photos and pasted them together. Click on the photo that says "interactive 360." http://www.tecca.com/news/2011/05/06/panoramic-photo-milky-way/ here's how I found it
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    Seattle/Portland area snow!! Woo hoo!

    The snow is coming, the snow is coming!!!!! We had about a couple of inches to fall today, and some melted. More tomorrow!! We don't get much snow usually around here. Anyone else excited about it????? http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/seattle-biggest-snowstorm-in-d/60356
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    Sledding crow in Russia uses jar lid to slide down roof repeatedly!

    Here is a sledding crow video: http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/32422/sledding%20crow%20in%20russia%20soars%20to%20internet%20stardom/
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    Who has tried a mail order test for worms in the poo???

    I just found this post in the following thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/601384/worming-chickens post #6 There is apparently a website for mailing in poo to check for worms! Has anyone used this website or another similar to it? It sounds like a wonderful idea for saving money on...
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    Roundworm eggs - thermal death point for cooking (raccoon eggs)

    I have seen a few posts on internet and BYC regarding roundworms actually inside chicken eggs. Even pictures of this happening, but it is a rare occurrence according to what I have read. So I started thinking that since a roundworm can lay 240,000 eggs a day, maybe there are roundworm eggs in...
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    Migration of large raptors

    Today I witnessed what I believe to be a large hawk migration over my home. There were more than 200 birds! It lasted for half an hour or more. They were floating on the wind flying from west to east. I watched the chickens too- they were wary and went inside the coop for the most part, with...
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    How long until the ground is free from roundworm larvae?

    My chickens just received the second dose of worming medication today for an infestation of roundworms, visible in the poo as dead worms. Now I moved all the chickens to another run so that the first run can be washed clean by our rains. I want to put them back in after all the worm larvae...
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    Saving money on electricity by turning off hot water heater

    I just wanted to share that one month last year we experimented with our electric bill. We discovered that by turning off our hot water heater that we saved at least $40 for the month. (We don't have it off now.) Step 1: Turn off water heater at breaker switch (see note below). Step 2: Heat...
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    What are "Arkansas Chickens?" They are being sold via CL.

    http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/grd/2591704825.html Here is the ad- what are Arkansas chickens? They sure are pretty!!! Are they related to a phoenix? They seem to have longer tails.
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    Photos of my yard 5/22 (pic heavy)

    This is a dwarf Alberta spruce rhodie (rhododendron) candytuft this little tiny Douglas Fir will look like this then this! Ferns volunteering in the back flowerbed Flowers
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    Photos of my chickens - 5/22 (pic heavy)

    Here are the girls (and boys)- they came up to the gates because they see me coming! White Orpingtons on the left, Silkies on the right My beautiful head roo "Rooey" My Buff Minorca "Marigold" on the right, with one of the silkie juveniles being inspected by a friend the girls are so...
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