farah

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  1. The Front Porch

    RRW, Hope everything has resolved itself and things are looking up. ;) What's going on, anything we can do to help?
  2. The Front Porch

    Wild turkey DOES actually taste better than domestic turkey.
  3. The Front Porch

    RRW, Were you asking about my dog? Shes a Chesapeake.
  4. The Front Porch

    Here is the goofball birthday girl in all her glory. She really is a nut. I just got her a 2 lb knuckle bone, some doggy ice cream and a new toy for her birthday. How do you post a video? I have a great one of her last weekend showing how puppyish she still is at 7 years old.
  5. The Front Porch

    Don't feel bad about Leo, Little Cow. At least you are trying to make it better for him (and you guys) and not just leaving him outside in a kennel or dumping him somewhere. Your comment about dogs reaching sainthood by 5, not so much for Chessies. My girl is 7 years old TODAY (Happy Birthday Kali) and she still acts like a puppy. I don't think that will ever change for her. She is an amazing pheasant and duck/goose hunter, but we also just recently started training her to shed hunt (finding the antlers that have fallen off deer) and she seems to be picking up on it really quickly. While I am a huge fan of Chessies (considering I'm on my 3rd), I would NEVER own a male Chessie. They are far more stubborn and destructive than the females. And in my opinion, much more prone to be aggressive.
  6. The Front Porch

    That is so interesting!!!
  7. The Front Porch

    I have yet to find a location that there is no cell service. EXCEPT highway 2 between Ashland, WI and Superior, WI!! My cell worked in Ixtapa and our property 45 minutes south of there (the middle of NO WHERE), St. Kitts and Nevis, and South Africa, 4 hours north of Johannesburg where we were hunting in September. :) Cell will work in Canada and the Bahamas, but only if you are willing to spend $10 a day for coverage (which I am willing to pay...) :)
  8. South Africa

    I'm so excited! Tomorrow my husband and I leave for 10 days in South Africa! It's been on my bucket list for years, but this year on our 20th anniversary, Chad surprised me with this amazing trip. We will be going mostly for him to bow hunt, we debated bringing my bow with so I could hunt too, but since I've only turkey hunted since I got my bow last year, we decided it'd be best for just him to hunt. We will be at www.africanbarefootsafaris.com and they are mostly focused on bow hunters. There are only 3 huts for people to stay in so it's going to be very personal and focused on us! Just wanted to share my excitement!!
  9. South Africa

    Pink Tractor - I sent you some pictures. :)
  10. We finally almost finished our lying down trick

    How on earth do you teach a horse to lay down? I've always wondered that...
  11. South Africa

    I'll try to remember to post a picture in 8-12 months when I get it back! It's amazing hold long it takes!!
  12. South Africa

    Got home yesterday and it was AMAZING! Certainly not a cheap trip. We are getting shoulder mounts of the Wildebeest, Gemsbok and Kudu that my husband shot and European mounts of the Impala and Warthog that he shot on a shield. And my Zebra is going to be a rug. Don't know yet what the shipping cost will be, but the taxidermy costs are about $4,000 (don't have shipping costs yet so that's going to up the price), and that's on top of the $8,800 we spend on tags for the animals, and still had our costs for travel! We ate steaks of all of the animals and the rest of the meat is sold to our outfitters brother who owns a butcher shop. And the best steak in my opinion, Zebra. I'd post a picture of my Zebra, but know it will upset some people so I won't. Honestly, they are NOT an easy animal to hunt. Very, very jumpy and take off at the slightest sound. And as you know being a bow hunter, they have to be pretty close. The one I got was about 15 yards out when I got my shot.
  13. South Africa

    As for goose, we made a ton of sausage and snack sticks with goose last year. SOOOO good!!
  14. South Africa

    Pink Tractor, He got a Blue Wildebeest yesterday on his first day out. Today he's going for Kudu. I'm going out next week and am going for a Zebra. If I don't seen any Zebras then I'm up for a Kudu! He would also like a Warthog, a Sable and a Gemsbok. I sat in one of the blinds yesterday and saw tons of Guinea Hens, Warthogs and a Kudu cow. Saw Baboons and Giraffes just driving around. This place is so amazing. 3,000 acres of private land and NO ONE else is here!! Just us, the family that owns the place and their workers. It's like visiting friends and hanging out with them. If this isn't on anyone's bucket list, it should be!
  15. New Puppy Pics

    He's so adorable! And Railroad Woman - I have yet to meet a Chessie pup of any age that doesn't immediately go into the water - after all, it's what they are bred to do! Love that he is laying in what I refer to as Frog Dog pose!! My 6 year old still lays like that. :)
  16. I found a place for you to hang your hat, nick. Maybe they will appreciate you brutish behavior over there... http://www.politicalforum.com/index.php
  17. ireland repeals the 8th amendment

    Right back at you! :) I just don't understand why nick has to be such an abrasive A$$ to everyone. I don't normally respond like this, but I'm just so tired of little miss know it all being so dang condescending to everyone. And yes, nick, you do that.
  18. Puppy search

    I did take a look at it. I REALLY like all the testing they do. That's just not normal for a Chessie breeder (even though it should be!!!)
  19. ireland repeals the 8th amendment

    Crawl back into your hole, nick. I don't think anyone wants you here.
  20. Silly Trot Question...

    Because I've been riding English the last 5 or 6 years, but just recently switched back to Western, it's just a habit at this point. Even if I definitely prefer sitting the trot. :)
  21. Puppy search

    Little Cow, Have then sent you any pictures of the pile of curly haired freaks yet? I'm jonesing for some Chessie puppy pictures!!!!
  22. Puppy search

    I think Chessies are more of a working mind and will serve you well and you will be delighted. Chessies are of the mind that what you ask them to do is simply a suggestion. They will do so if they choose to. Nothing like a Lab or Golden. :)
  23. Puppy search

    We tried Dock Dogs with Kona, never did it with Kali. Although, we live on a lake and she does jump off the dock! And try having two female Chessies, that was super fun when Kali hit about 2. Fights almost every day. Once she got spayed it was much better, knock on wood, it's been at least a year since the last fight! Fortunately, it was just wrestling and growling, never any blood shed. Except for me trying to break it up!!!
  24. Puppy search

    The wood is only that top piece, the rest is carpet. But that wood piece needs refinishing pretty bad as does out kitchen floor which is oak. Kali does the Fred Flintstone thing when it's time for food and has scratched the heck out of our floors. I keep waiting for her to realize that I will STILL feed her twice a day, but she hasn't gotten the memo. Every meal is her last meal in her mind so she gets fired up!! Do you know if you are getting a male or a female? My experience with males is pretty limited, but the ones I have known tend to be more aggressive and pig headed. :) Not that the females are any better, the breed is just a very stubborn yet sensitive breed. But honestly, I wouldn't have any other breed, but we do use them for hunting so they are working dogs as well. :) Good luck, and can't wait to see pics of the pup!
  25. Puppy search

    These 2 pics shows the cray-cray my 6 year old possessess...ses...