Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Good sized egg there for a first Coffee. Usually first eggs are small. She sounds just so cute and sweet. I love a beautifully socialized hen. Congratulations on the first. It never gets old either. Finding those eggs in the nests....

    Today my daughter and I went for a cross country ski. The sun was low in the sky in the woods and my 13 year old marvelled at the beauty out there. I love when they see those beautiful subtle things. We talked and talked. She told me when she moves away she will always come home for a ski with her mom. My heart is full.

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  2. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also someone who won't appreciate the difference in what ralphies turkeys have over a store bought .89 a pound turkey. A true victim of the American 'more for less' mentality...
     
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  3. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got home from dinner with my pig farmer friend down the road. He told me that if I want piglets next year I can have them for $50 a head and he can get them for us. The better news is that DW was sitting next to me and was nodding her head and looking excited... Like she seems ok with it! Guess who may be getting pigs next year! I've have the plan in my head but it had been stashed in the 2-4 year plan folder. I know where I want them and how I will keep them etc
     
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  4. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh how wonderful to have that time with your daughter! [​IMG]

    Yey! Congrats on the piglets! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Good morning. Where's all the coffee drinkers this morning? I think I'll go back to sleep.

    Heal my achy muscles.
     
  6. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ralphie, reading that intercommunication between you and the craigslist responder was priceless. What a laugh I had.

    Klop, I suspect that you know this but will relate it in any case. Pigs need a very substantial enclosure, although they do respect electric fence. They also need high nutrient rations to grow to finish in a timely manner. They are good sod busters, so can be used to convert an area for new garden plot for the next season.
     
  7. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it looks like we lost a barred rock over night. I went out for morning chores and there are feathers everywhere. To frank, my first impression is, she had it coming. I give my girls ample time to get inside at night and I can't be traipsing all over the farm looking for a bird that refuses to go to bed on time every night. I frequently am chasing her out of my corn crib to go in at night and she wouldnt learn and now it cost her. Darwins theory is real... only the fittest survive.

    Of course I am sad to lose a bird, especially my favorite barred rocks but it is what it is....
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    That will teach her, She will never do that again!






    Actually sorry about that. I left a guinea out one night that was being a bellybutton, I told him/her I hope the owl gets you. Next morning, pile of feathers, I felt bad for telling it that.
     
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  9. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright... off for a snowmobile ride. talk to you all later!
     
  10. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear about your girl. I don't know why they wouldn't want to go in where they know if it's are. My girls are like clockwork, they even yell at another hen of she isn't fast enough coming in. Sorry about your girl :(
     

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