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  1. I'm from PA and located in NY. I call and...

    I'm from PA and located in NY.

    I call and spell it weed-wacking and yes, it is a NASTY and DIRTY job! Especially in a roadside ditch that is NOT dry! :eek: A shower following is a necessity!...
  2. This is exactly how I feel about my farm. I've...

    This is exactly how I feel about my farm. I've got 5 acres, a home of 2646 sq. ft., a 4-stall barn with a 60' X 120' indoor arena for winter riding, 5 post and rail fenced pastures, an outdoor ring,...
  3. Last yr the summer squash just plain died. The...

    Last yr the summer squash just plain died. The cherry tomato plants didn't get more than 1' tall but did produce a lot of tomatoes that never ripened on the vine so I pulled them off and let them...
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    I'll agree with this. Might be why I've not had...

    I'll agree with this. Might be why I've not had any cats since my last one died and I do love cats. :sigh:
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    That's sad. I love the old Star Trek shows. We...

    That's sad. I love the old Star Trek shows. We get them here on Sat evening on one station that plays a lot of the oldies. :)

    I'm with hoopee in that I remember the series but do forget it was...
  6. Agreed. :D Remember that 'pony' is a 4-letter...

    Agreed. :D Remember that 'pony' is a 4-letter word! :yes:
  7. Thread: WTF?

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    Bluey, that is so true!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Bluey, that is so true!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
  8. Thread: WTF?

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    OP, just read my signature line. It should...

    OP, just read my signature line. It should explain a lot! :yes:
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    Glad to read you're fine today. I think we...

    Glad to read you're fine today. I think we single females all understand your vent. Sometimes it makes things seem better just typing it up and letting it all pour out! :yes:
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    Uh, anyone remember the riots in the 60's when...

    Uh, anyone remember the riots in the 60's when Martin Luther King was killed? I was in Potomac MD, a very wealthy little town outside Washington, DC at the time working for the family whose husband...
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    I think there always will be times we wonder if...

    I think there always will be times we wonder if we didn't make a huge mistake, maybe after a big snowstorm or the tractor breaks down or so other reason, but when you look out and see the horses...
  12. I have a 4-horse barn with all stalls opening to ...

    I have a 4-horse barn with all stalls opening to 2 sacrifice paddocks. Two stalls each open to a paddock with a gate between the paddocks so the horses can be together or separated as needed. My...
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    I've been here on the farm for 24+ yrs and still...

    I've been here on the farm for 24+ yrs and still love it. Single female, retired now but bought the farm when I was 45 and working a 55-60 hr wk. I proved when I first bought it that a middle-aged...
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    Why not use a pitchfork for shavings instead of a...

    Why not use a pitchfork for shavings instead of a shovel? Seems like there wouldn't be any worry about digging up the turf and it's easy to just scoop under the pile. I've always used a pitchfork at...
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    My most memorable song for one horse, Chocolate,...

    My most memorable song for one horse, Chocolate, was sung to the tune of 'Clementine'

    It went something like this:

    "Oh my rotten little Chocolate, what a little $hit you are, but I love you...
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    While I've only ridden one, at least to my...

    While I've only ridden one, at least to my knowledge, I do know some are fantastic jumpers. :yes: Back home in PA as a teenager, one of the families at the barn where I boarded my horse had a lovely...
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    I remember my Mother washing any plastic bags and...

    I remember my Mother washing any plastic bags and reusing them as they weren't as common as they are today. Funny in that I do the same thing with my Ziploc freezer bags until they don't close...
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    Don't forget to add ice and Gin to your tonic...

    Don't forget to add ice and Gin to your tonic water. :D
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    Why do people always stand there watching when a...

    Why do people always stand there watching when a dog takes a crap??

    I don't know about you, but I do this so I know where to go pick it up later. Sure beats stepping in it. :sigh:
  20. Poll: I consider myself a realist. I try to see both...

    I consider myself a realist. I try to see both sides of an issue and pick what works for me. Having lived on the farm alone with 1000-1400 lb horses I've learned to consider safety first and to try...
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    Hm, I used to get leg cramps at night so bad that...

    Hm, I used to get leg cramps at night so bad that I'd get them in calf (Charlie Horse is what we called them) and in the thigh so that I couldn't bend my leg at all. But by the time I hit middle...
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    I've been line-drying my laundry for the 24 yrs...

    I've been line-drying my laundry for the 24 yrs I've been on the farm and even had a couple of lines set up in my townhouse basement for the 10 yrs I was there. I have 5 lines outside and 2 lines...
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    Good girl to head to the gym to keep up the...

    Good girl to head to the gym to keep up the exercises! :)
  24. Love all the photos. He is a beautiful boy. ...

    Love all the photos. He is a beautiful boy. Having owned many greys in my 52 yrs of horses, I can really appreciate the work going into keeping him " majikally clean", especially after a good mud...
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    I agree with everything the above posters have...

    I agree with everything the above posters have said. You look terrific, the horse is absolutely lovely (part arab?). Your recovery is great. Don't worry about your feet not staying in the stirrups...
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