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    Stomp worthy. But watch that tail popping up! That is a good reason to wear boots. We spent some time in Mexico City and the outlying areas when I was a kid because my aunt and uncle lived there. It was an awesome experience. I distinctly remember leaning out of bed, first thing in the morning, to knock my shoes together in case scorpions had found their way in overnight. The house was very clean and I never found one, but they were on the trails where I played.
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    St. Augustine sheep can be used for milk. They have lovely temperaments and decent yields. I prefer sheep cheese to goat cheese, personally, but we have no plans to milk.
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    Dairy sheep are milked for cheese and yogurt. I'll have to ask her how her cheese making is going.
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    Sheep cheese is really yummy.
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    Why not, they milk goats.
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    People milk sheep!?
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    So here is another for you. You know how husbands might say it is ok for the wife to go look at horses then she shows up at home the next day with that new horse in the trailer? Well during our ride home last night I had mentioned that it would be nice to have a convertible again. Been a good 12yrs since the last one was eaten by a big buck. Then the fact we can't actually go anywhere in the summer because we are ball & chained to work but do enjoy going for drives to get away. Told hubby it would be fun to have a VW Bettle topless just because it does have a back seat & most convertibles don't. Guess what......Hubby found a bug on Craig's List & is on his way to Fargo to get it. Then on the way home he'll surprise Shortman when he picks him up at grandma's. Hubby loves driving a convertible & this was his chance to jump right on that request. We would LOVE a solstice but it is only a two seater. Gonna have to wait for Shortman to grow up into Tallman & move out before can get one. I'll let you all know if a Chris- Craft boat shows up in my yard sometime soon. Do believe that my husband just may be going into a midlife crisis. Then again with my way of thinking it would make for a great cabin right on the water without the property taxes or grass to mow.
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    RRW, With Shortman's background, hard telling what he will do when he is older. New & positive experiences are never a bad thing, just makes a person well rounded. PD
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    Very big scorpion
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    Aaaaah-aaaaaaah-ah! That's a big scorpion! Or maybe that is a tiny wrench?
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    Sounds as if Bart has let you know he's ready to explore with Bagheera. When I let Gracie out of the wire crate, she buddied up with Maddie and they are best buddies who do everything together. I was swimming laps last night and watched them wrestle on the concrete pad. Gracie likes to wrestle on her back so she has her teeth and all four feet to use against Madd-cat. Sorry to hear about the snake bite. Our library always has a Reptile Rescue guy come do a show and he educates everyone about snakes, their place in the world and how to stay safe (stay away and don't handle) from them. Shortman sounds as if he is having a fantastic childhood!
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    This is a scorpion I found in a feed bucket a few years ago.
  16. What is your horse's home like?

    Sage is lucky lol she doesn’t care where she lives as long as she has food lol it’s a lot of work to keep it clean and it’s due to be scrubbed down because of He dust. I’m very fortunate. I took notes of how it was built because when I’m done with nursing school I’m moving back west. Oklahoma/Missouri is definitely NOT my home...
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    Beautiful barn. I could live in it.
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    LC, so the sheep get brushed & not sheared? Last night was the concert. It was really nice but the best part was seeing Bonnie Raitt perform. James Taylor was really good but just a bigger fan of Bonnie. Shortman really liked her music also & he had never heard her. So needless to say getting home at 2 am makes for a slow start morning. Shortman is getting a new experience this morning. A good friend has a trucking company & part of what they haul is milk. We asked last year if Shortman could ever ride along. Turned out our friend had to fill in on a route this morning so at 7:30am he was already with rubber boots to go on a milk run. This is a perfect route as they will be back by 12:30. From visiting pig barn in Canada to hauling milk ,playing trains & concerts nobody can ever say we don't expose our child to what the world has to offer.
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    Miss Sage gets the Ritz Carlton & mine don't know anything other than Motel 6. Always have & always will love seeing Sage pics.
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    It's our son has two ewes as his farm project. These are registered St. Augustine hair sheep (they have wool, but shed it out rather than need shearing). They were developed from Dorper and St. Croix, mostly. Very gentle and sweet by nature. It's a little registry and the wife of the founder lives an hour away. She loaned us a ram named Rambo, lol! He is very sweet, especially considering how nasty rams can be. Our son's ewes are both white and Rambo is black and white, so it will be fun to see the babies.
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    ^^^Wow! No cobwebs! That's a really nice barn.
  22. when you can't stay out late partying because you have to get up at 5 am the next day to work 14 hours...#adulting #life #ugh

  23. Look what I did today.

    I went over my grammar and punctuation and it really helped my score. Hoping I didn't blow the essay part .
  24. What is your horse's home like?

    I’m extremely fortunate to be able to keep my mare where she is. When I lived in Montana, Sage had a lean-to shed and pasture. When I moved to Oklahoma she had a big barn, tons of oak trees and pasture. I moved her from there to a friend’s place. She now has a 16 foot stall with a sand run/paddock. Plus there are two small paddocks I guess you could call them. The automatic water and a hot-walker are located in this area. I call it Sage’s “dry lot” because there isn’t much grass that grows there. So Sage gets locked up during the day in this area with access to her stall because she’s an air fern and will balloon out even more so than she does. The barn has 4 stalls, wash rack, tack room, feed room and an office with a bathroom. Honestly, I could live in the barn lol There are 2 over head fans, one exhaust fan, and a fan mounted on the wall. It has the ability for heat in the winter. It also has insulation blown in the walls and ceiling. The depth of the concrete that was poured for the stall footings and floor has been a great insulator. The barn is always 10-15 degrees cooler on the summer and 10-5 degrees warmer in the winter. The doors run north and south which allows the ability to make use of the wind that’s never ending in Oklahoma.
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    LC, how many ewes are due? Hope you have easy lambing. My former yoga instructor is raising sheep now and trying to get a milking program going. She wants to eventually make and sale cheese.
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    The ewes have dropped bellies and sunken areas in front of their hips. Lambs are coming soon. We were hoping they would wait until we move, but too many delays. They are in a lamb safe stall and paddock with fresh bedding and lots of attention. Night checks begin tonight.
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    I hate those snakes!! I was so careful mowing today and working in the garden. I almost stepped on one in the chicken yard so I don't raise chickens anymore
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    I had a dog bitten by a copperhead once. Very scary, but she lived. I had a patient bitten by a copperhead once too and it really did some damage to her liver.
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