Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I do not understand the term Jump the broom, Sorry...

    I am thinking of getting an upgraded newer wife tonight, if that is what you mean. I have offered my old wife a job as house keeper for Carrie and I, She has not said yes to that yet.
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Rhetts here is URL for DNR trees, I am sure St. Louis county offers trees too, they all seem to.

    www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry





    It looks like the app screwed up the active link, sorry.

    I got it kind of fixed, third column on the bottom is tree link. about half way down.
     
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  3. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those desiring a smaller number of each tree species than is required by the Mn. state program, most soil and water conservation districts throughout the state offer trees and shrubs in small quantities.
    Scotch pine do not require fire to release seeds. The fire requirement is for pinus banksiana which is commonly known as Jack Pine.
    In 1983 I think my FIL and I planted hundreds of Red Pine and a few Scotch Pine and Blue Spruce. The Red Pine are now quite large trees of 20 to 30 ft. and have not self seeded to this point. The Scotch Pine grew much faster than the Reds initially but are now about the same height. The Scotch Pine has been self seeding for several years with some of the volunteers about 4 ft.
    I have planted Red Oak from acorns with some of them now being about 20 ft and have produced acorns for the last 3 or 4 years.
     
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  4. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the tree info!!
     
  5. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hahaha, how do those hats stay on?

     
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  6. Thanks for the Update Ralphie!!!
     
  7. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google SWCD and the name of your county and you should find the info you need. I typed a big message on how ours works and it got lost in cyber space... It's pretty simple though.
     
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  8. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Hope you have all been well. Been busy so havent been on much.

    Not my favorite pictures but its the only one!! Dont judge!!

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  9. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh, how sweet! looks like you all were having a great time! you guys look great!
     
  10. MinnesotaNice

    MinnesotaNice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @holm25, nice picture!

    @Bogtown Chick and @Cluckies, I don't have a rooster, so I guess it could be stress. She was missing a few more areas a wee bit lower when I was out there earlier. It might be a bit of a reach, but could the snow stress her out? She was the only one who wouldn't leave the coop/run when we did get that snowfall last week.

    I'll add some supplements to the water and get more protein in their diets. I sat in the coop for awhile tonight and all was calm. I'll spend more time out there tomorrow. I have been tossing a variety of foods in their hanging baskets. I may get some toys or make something to keep them busy. I'll look into how to make the hen saddle. Awesome idea. I do have blu-kote and Rooster Booster pecking stuff. Should I use either of them?
     

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