little cow

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    farming, gardening, science, teaching, Catholicism
  1. The Front Porch

    That spider is way too real looking! Nice job. Sorry to hear about the Appy, Queen.
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    RRW, that sounds nice. We had a big bay tree come down on the back fence. Got it patched, but it will need a little more work. I'm almost recovered so it's back to fencing chores. I need to build an electric fence to divide the big pasture in half. That way, the horses can be out on one side and the cows on the other and horses don't eat the cow feed. It will be a busy weeks. Got some supplies today. I'll mark out the fenceline tomorrow and drop the wooden posts every 40 feet. We're using t posts for the stretches between the wooden posts, so I'll drive those in as well. I have the clips for the hotwire. It's heavy gage, so Mr. LC gets to bend it through this weekend. Got the caps for the tops of the t posts. The charger should be here Wednesday. LJ's sheep should lamb next month and we have to finish their second pasture to separate the ram once the lambs arrive. And, I have to prepare my winter garden site. It will slow down some day.
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    Remember the neighbor that had a donkey and a mare that they thought were breeding? They were newbies and another neighbor, a horse breeder, had talked them into it. Well, the whole story is much more innocent. The newbie neighbors picked up a small standard stud donkey, unknowingly, and the breeder neighbor was worried about him getting out of a weak fence and breeding her mares, so she found them a pony mare to keep him company. I went over to help today and the mare is 25. Probably not bred. She had a few minor issues, but was a rescue and they have a beautiful pasture for them. They also have older grandchildren that are interested in giving attention to the mare and donkey. I gave them some pointers and the name of a vet to give them an exam and castrate the donkey. I gave them some supplies and will continue to help them get the animals more comfy. They are getting their hooves trimmed, which is good. With only a little work, this is going to be a great situation for all of them.
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    Oh boy. Strep throat. Good times. The animals are doing well and the boy is coping well with sixth grade. Counting blessings....
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    Middle of the might. Bad cold with swollen throat. Can't breath well, so I'm up. Sucks to be me.
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    I'd try b for now and see if gains back. Our GSD does great on the food that makes the spaniel fat. One size doesn't fit all.
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    All the plants are back out on the porch. The horses enjoyed overnight turnout (heatwave right now), and everything is getting back to normal. The half grown baby hens stayed a few extra days in the garage, because of the storm, but now they are in huge dog crate until they can go in the coop.
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    Well, the wind has picked up a lot, but only a smattering of rain. Thank God. We got the farm all cleaned up and secured everything. If we lose power, it will likely be in the next hour. We'll be ready for the next one.
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    Well, that one band is all we're going to get, it appears. Dorian is very politely staying off land.
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    I think we all went through that Star Wars phase as kids. I hope he has a great time. He has an awesome mom that makes his costumes. That is very cool. It's quiet right now, so I fed everyone. A snake was trying to find shelter in the barn. He was scaring Dinky/Gus, so I shooed him under the pallet for the garden supplies to keep him away from the stalls. The barn cat didn't like him either. I tried to shoo him out, but he wasn't having any of it. It's wet outside, lol! I think he was a black racer. Good barn snakes.
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    Storm coming? Oh cr*p!
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    Outer bands of Dorian have arrived. Everything was closed yesterday because they didn't anticipate the stall over the Bahamas. Now, it's a tropical storm over our heads and a hurricane for the coast. LJ is happy about no school yesterday or today. Back to school tomorrow, as long as they have power.
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    Shortman is learning peer pressure, perhaps? The popular choice is a bit safer.
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    Thanks, PD. We are enjoying blue skies right now. Dorian dumped her wrath on the Bahamas. The pictures are heartbreaking.
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    That is great about his first day going well! I know it's been hard on you guys. Not a bad choice. He's a 'good guy'. I had to nix LJ's idea of the grim reaper, lol! The idea came from one of his friends with excess access to computer games.