Surviving Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Bogtown Chick, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Makes me feel old asking about the roads! After the Halloween snow storm 1991 I think, I drove to the mpls airport then tried to drive to Duluth and had to turn around near Forest lake because I couldn't see crap. Was living NE mpls at the time. Now I'm hating to drive on messy roads! what an old granny I turned into. OK I'm going just talked myself into it :p
     
  2. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Just drove from the cities to nowthen, on 10, roads are clear
     
  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Thanks. I wish I could make a career of livestock and photography.
     
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    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Some more pics of my brothers EE hen Raven, my Welsummer roo which I sadly culled Wilson and one of my grandpas cows we call "The Roan" a beautiful cow that turns roan colored in the fall. I might have to use this pic for the fair!! Or frame it....


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  5. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Chicken Obsessed

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    @holm25 thank you for your information about your camera. Do you Saturate photos a bit too in the edits? They are beautiful. I love the bottom Roan Cow picture. She is beautiful.
    So sorry about Great Grandpa. We had a family friend pass away yesterday too. A Good Man, a Great Dad to his kids. Tough as nails to the end.

    Cluckies loving your Christmas tree.

    I am a Grandma about slippery roads too. And I will tell you that I fear other people's driving as well. So a trip to Minneapolis on ice roads would just give me a stroke. I've actually side swiped a suburban due to slippery roads. I do not need to have the complete head on to have the fear put in me again. I've cancelled Dr. and Vet appointments due to road conditions. It can all wait.

    I would love to do a hatch a-long, however my only incubator is a 1 1/2 lb silkie who I will have to rely on the timing of her hormones. And also if my stars line up correctly jerryse would have a trip planned north with Ameraucana hatching eggs delivered to coincide with that broodiness. I have lots of 'ifs' to get all the stars lined up in order to participate.

    Ralphie you are making some good plans for your birds. I love love my Australorp and if I were smart I would get more of them. But I want more color in my egg cartons. That's the top thing I want right now. So much to think about isn't there?
     
  6. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I do edit a little. BUT only the grass because we have no nice looking grass around here.
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I have moved back to color in my egg cartons too, which is why I kept the EE rooster, I was going to breed the EE's to the Creamer, BUT creamer have been kind of a downer for me in everything but eye candy.






    Edited to add: Please disregard the above if you are at all considering buying some of my creamettes.....
     
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  8. The roads up here sure were terrible today. We couldn't go over 40 MPH without slipping and sliding all over.
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Being a basically unskilled lazy tree planter, where can I find a place to buy pear trees? I do not think I have ever seen one in my normal shopping places, Menards, Fleetfarm, Runnings, Walmart.....etc.


    I did find an interesting PDF from the UoM on fruit trees, http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/pears-in-home-garden/index.html

    I found it interesting they did not mention the Stacey Pear. Some of those pears were developed in the 30's and 40's, and still I know of none around here, except the one Cluckies mentioned that I will have to raid, in her front yard.
     

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