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    LC, how is your pup doing?
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    Usually takes a month for tick treatment to get in the system. Some work faster. Heidi poor boy you'll have him right as rain before you know it. It is very heart breaking to see someone give up their beloved critter for the right reasons. Heck when I picked up Zip I was almost crying from being around the gal who was selling.
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    Jubal, they had eggs to hide.
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    HoHum....Easter is over & I didn't get the dang bunny or any eggs
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    Happy Easter!! Sure hope everyone enjoys their day. All but one egg has been found, then again nothing is hidden very hard.
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    Oh there have been outdoor egg hunt with lots of snow on the ground here. Funny seeing little kids all bundled up to mad dash for eggs. We bought a lego set for Shortman. Was of the hope the pieces would fit in the eggs but they are to small. So will hide the eggs with quarters in them & put the lego bags with the eggs. We don't color eggs as Shortman is HORRIBLE about looking & finding. Odie would find boiled eggs faster.
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    LC you have a wonderful Easter tradition. Didn't realize the church only baptized on Easter or is it only your church. Once we get the sky parlor railcar delivered we will have Shortman baptized on the car. We will have Bob baptize him as he is who married us in our chapel car.
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    NP yes I know they are two different bugs. Telling that to a kid that sees them as the same doesn't help, no matter how much it is explained.
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    Cool. Just might look into that. Could always release them at the farm. The lady bugs are def out of the question. We have years where we get infested with Asian lady bugs & Shortman is freaked out by them. He has gotten a little better about them.
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    What a fun project. Shortman likes the notion/idea of those kind of projects & that's where it ends. So it ends up being me who does the project. So what are your plans for Easter? I'll make a yummy breakfast & do a ham steak. As much as we love a bone in ham we'd never eat it all. Hubby plans to work the afternoon. So weather will be a factor as to an activity.
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    You shouldn't have to give an excuse. Just let the school know he won't be in & to send any make up work home. This is what we do but the school knows we will pull him. QB that foal looks like its going to be rather big. Really cute a always.
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    QB sounds like you have a fun new adventure in sharing the love & knowledge of horses. Enjoy your time with your new cowgirl. Lucked out & managed to get my two monsters brushed before it rained. Wind was blowing so didn't have as much of a hairy sticky time with brushing.
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    Lets just say it isn't my cup of tea for having a business. Talked to a friend who used to own a campground for a number of years & she totally understood where I was coming from. We will turn a couple of the sites into parking pads for people who trailer their atv, boats or snowmobiles for seasonal fun. It will allow easier parking. Also depending on what type of construction that is going on it isn't uncommon to have contractors stay that have large equipment they have to park. At some point we will develop the back yard into something. Otherwise in the mean time we will have some really nice green space for our guests to enjoy. We do have a little car mover & a passenger car that we plan on displaying in the front yard of the motel on panel track. That project wouldn't take long to do. Just a matter of doing it.
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    First pic is where I have already started. Can see the piles. Second is of the RV park in back. It has 20 sites & after this year it will be closed. Just doesn't pay for itself & the customer base is one I don't want to deal with. Behind that distant row of four pine trees are the ponds for the fish hatchery. During the summer you can see the water & eagles will fly over once in a while.
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    LC, where there are leave it is wet because the area doesn't get sun or wind they will still move with the blower. It does help to blow as you will find packed ice/snow under the pine & leave. So it just helps thing dry out faster. I'll post a pic of the area I am working on & a general pic of the back of motel. Lots of green space. So today I am a gluten for punishment. Going to go bush the hair ball ponies this morning. As always it will be a hairy scary job.
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    That poor mare. She looks absolutely miserable. So blowing the pine needles is a slow process, however, much easier on the body then having to rake. Dogs are pooped out from being outside. Odie gets tied to this little flat cart thing that has itty bitty wheels with the 10ft leash. The cart gives enough drag that he can easily get around but not go far very fast. Gives freedom but keeps him where he belongs.
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    Usually I rake leaves on windy days to help move the process along. Haven't started the yard work as I road to Rice Lake with hubby to get supplies. Will stop & feed the ponies then get inside de work done. Once it is done then can go outside. If it stays dry tomorrow just might tackle the ponies. They need another brushing
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    LC that I'm guessing is below average. The weather has been wonky. Today we are to have 64 & in two days projected high of 40 with wintery mix. Looked at the guess of temps into next month. Not supposed to have anything above 60. We are already at moderate fire danger. Then again that's nothing new. With it being so nice out I'll work on leaf blowing. Yes it is early for yard work but the motel has a lot of green space.
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    Problem with lots of property is drawing the line on where you stop mowing. There is some old field that can constitute yard at home & I would mow it 1 or 2x a month just to keep it knocked down. If we ever get to the point of being able to take down the outbuildings I'm in trouble with defining the mowing line.
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    My hubby thought he found the perfect Mothers Day gift one year. Hired a guy who contracts lawn mowing. Well needless to say he cut it once then said he couldn't do it anymore. We have a huge amount we cut at the farm & the guy came out looked at the job, quoted his rate. Informed hubby the best gift he could give is taking in my zero turn 2x year for service. Sadly now that I am not at the farm hubby mows. That mower goes in more than twice a season to be fixed. I have no clue & don't want to know how he is running the mower to have so many problems. If we were home to do lawn work together he is given the gas trimmer & I mow. However, when he has the trimmer he never goes around the buildings but cuts in the tree line & down to the river. I do my best not to watch.
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    QB so who are you going to have video you the first time you get out of your new swing bed? You will really enjoy the fire pit. We have a lp fire stand we love to use in the summer. That was a cool way they designed the stage for the performance.
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    I've had vet clinics lose my business because they are overly pushy & will not listen. I usually don't feed puppy food. Go straight to adult as I had a friend who was getting her huskies from a top breeder & they started on adult as is promoted slower growth in the dog. We never had a problem with our dogs going all adult. George was probably the only one I kept on puppy & found that he pooped way more than any pup I had. Once he was on adult he became much more regular. Smile & nod your head, feed the brand you want to.
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    LC my one office gal had raised mino cattle. She had enjoyed it but was getting to be toicj. When she sold she was lucky as the following week the market tanked. Noe she is getting heavy onto birds. I've forgotten the varieties she's got. You like having the cattle. Just keep enough to enjoy for yourself & some meat for the freezer.
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    My only problem is the amount of dirt for the tank. Read once to fill your big pots 1/2 with packing peanuts. It will keep the pot lighters & supposedly flowers only need 12 inches of soil. Guess I should have been saving all those peanuts through the years.
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    I did the corn by seed. They came up really good but I also covered them with a trap so the soil would warm up nicely to get them started. Surprisingly the corn was the easiest thing to grow. Did carrot but I didn't thin them out. They all grew into mini knots that I fed to the ponies. It was funny when I fed the carrots to Tucker & Magoo. Tucker only liked the tops & not the carrots. So as he would eat the tops Magoo stood below eating the carrots from the tops at the same time.