Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. Cyrus83

    Cyrus83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not much of a storm in Forest Lake either, I could probably clear the driveway with a leaf blower
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Hey!!

    Good Morning!


    I was afraid a vengeful raccoon had gotten you! I was worried about you, I even check Outdoor news to see if some marauding Game warden shot you mistaking you for a bullhead poacher..

    How is life treating you? Where you been? Did you get out early for good time? Do you have to wear an ankle bracelet again?
     
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  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I do not even have enough to bother trying to sweep/clean/plow.
     
  4. duluthralphie

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  5. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No snow here but we weren't really expecting any, but those meteorologists are wrong so much we could have gotten it all here ;)
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    The lack of snow is making a trip to Togo much more likely!!! New Years in Togo will be great. No people, no TV just a cozy wood fire and a book.
     
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  7. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    And a case of Mikes?!!
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I cannot drink right now, I have a sore throat and slight cold and am taking my Grandpa's homemade cold medicine.

    It works great, the more you take the better it works. I will write the recipes below, JUST REMEMBER drinking alcohol while taking it will!


    One large glass fill with Ice cube

    a jigger of cinnamon liqueur
    a jigger of peppermint liqueur
    Fill the glass with cold Peppermint schnapps. ( I use Yukon Jack it seem to help activate the medicinal effects).


    I will hate to have a dry New years eve, I do like a Mikes or two, but I never drink while on meds.
     
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  9. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good idea you wouldn't want to get any sicker [​IMG]
     
  10. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am date planning for when I want to start my broilers this coming year. I have 2 long weekend trips planned for the first 2 weekends in July, so I want to have my first batches done by then. By that measure here is my time schedules

    02-14-2016 - Breeding groups get special Valentines Day accommodations
    03-07-2016 - Set Homegrown Broiler chicken eggs
    03-28-2016 - Home broilers hatch
    04-25-2016 - Take deliver of CX chicks
    06-27-2015 - 1 or more Camp days this week

    I am hoping to have 20 15ish week old Homegrowns to send to camp and 20 CXs

    Then I can start 2 more batches when I get back!

    The local elevator sells bulk broiler feed, which I will be looking into this year. Also will be looking into grinding my own. I am sure I can talk my land renter to sell me whole corn, and the elevator sells a Kent brand broiler mix that you grind into corn. The only thing is that it calls for soy meal for a protein boost and I am not sure where I would get that, which is my limiting factor. There is a Kent layer mash mix too, so i have the potential of being able to mix my own layer mix year round then too if I figure that stuff out.
     

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