Wow what a hectic past few months....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Royal Oaks Ranch, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Royal Oaks Ranch

    Royal Oaks Ranch In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2007
    Northern Calif
    I havent been around much... Got alot of emails I hope I responded to everyone..

    Basically My father in law had several heart attacks, Scared us all real good. Hes doing fine but still has to do more tests and such. He spent 3 days in Cardiac ICu then another day in the "watch" cardiac unit.. everyone was so glad for him to come home..
    Hes a big part of our family and it would have really been bad if we had lost him...

    Then Grandma who I take care of and lives on our property in a house we put here for her.. Is moving... to town. Good and bad but over all Im sure she will just love her new place. She will be right in the thick with her old high school girlfriends. She gets lonely up here and she will probably really enjoy her new apartment and having friends close by. Well at least for a little while anyway LOL..
    So we are all spending this Sat loading all our trucks and trailers with her stuff.. Have NO clue how she is going to stuff all she has into an apartment but I guess shell figure something out.. Only bad thing is now we have to rent that house to a stranger UGH.. Kinda hoping Father in Law will move in.. He mentioned it but not sure yet if he really will. I sorta voted for bull dozing the house because I like my privacy, but the income would be nice..
    AND the taxidermy business seems to be taking off pretty good [​IMG] Since downsizing the birds I have more time to devote to it, and now with Grandma gone Ill REALLy have alot of time avail. Deer season is under way and from now until Feb I will either being mounting or out hunting [​IMG] Man I love this time of year.. Hate the weather but love the hunting season LOL.. We are trying to put up a shop for me (24x50 yippee) but we will have to see how that goes. Im crossing my fingers [​IMG]
    I want to thank everyone who bought all the birds and equipment I offered for sale. I hope you are all real happy with everything.
    Ill be posting some more birds in the for sale/trade section.. Some are free some are for sale.
    Alot of people sent emails saying how sorry they were I was getting out of birds, So let me clear that up.. I did NOT get out of birds.. I simply downsized to a much smaller flock.. My downsizing is just alot bigger than most because I had so many birds LOL.. I sold off around 500 birds that last few months and Lord only knows all the equipment that went...
    I still have my Sportsman, but down to only 4 or 5 brooders. Next spring I will have eggs and chicks/poults/ducklings/goslings avail as usual just not he huge variety I had before.
    Anyhow I will be in and out and If I missed your email please dont think Im ignoring you, It probably just got lost in with all the rest or I havent gotten to it yet.
  2. chicks rule

    chicks rule Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    SW MO
    Wow, when it rains it pours. I sure hope your FIL gets to feeling better and how cool for Grandma to be getting new digs, hope she enjoys that as well. That is cool that you do taxidermy, I love to hunt and am just waiting for the big one, lol.
  3. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    Hey, I see that you do varmit control--do you have any tips for us amateurs? If you don't use traps or baits, what do you use?

    I used to work for a luxury retirement home--your grandma is going to have so much fun!
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    A shot gun or rifle![​IMG]
  5. Royal Oaks Ranch

    Royal Oaks Ranch In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2007
    Northern Calif
    Doctor Goose, basically I call them in [​IMG] I use hand calls and a electric caller (FoxPro) And I use either a 17 remington or a 223. [​IMG] Small caliber so it wont mess the fur up [​IMG]
    Also your best defense against predators is a good fence... Hot wire does wonders when added to a good fenceline.

    Grandma isnt going to a retirement home. She just wanted to be closer in town. She has friends she went to high school with that live in the same area as her new apartment so she wont be so lonely.
    I took a load over to the new place today and its rather nice [​IMG] Right next to a nice stream, blackberry bushes just loaded with berries, shes in a corner apartment so only has 2 neighbors, and she really likes it alot. Its smaller than her house here but she will like being in town...


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