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  1. First of all, that is one heck of a swanky affair...

    First of all, that is one heck of a swanky affair you are going to - the best of NYC in one wedding weekend! I certainly couldn't afford to even be a guest! :D I live in the Midwest but until I moved...
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    Had my "regular" 6 since last Friday (pre-ordered...

    Had my "regular" 6 since last Friday (pre-ordered at the stroke of 1:00 AM when they went on sale by Appleholic husband), and so far very happy. I never had a 5 so vaulted to this much larger screen...
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    I wish you the very best with your new venture!...

    I wish you the very best with your new venture! Home horse-keeping is awesome but definitely challenging (especially when starting out), and I'm really glad that you have the collective wisdom here...
  4. I noticed Noble Outfitters has a new line of muck...

    I noticed Noble Outfitters has a new line of muck boots out called "Muds," that you could take a look at. Dover carries them and probably others. I don't personally own any of the brands so can't...
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    I appreciate your asking and understand your...

    I appreciate your asking and understand your questions. No, I'm not a dealer or an employee, but a PR consultant. I don't benefit from any single purchase. I'm proud of my affiliation because as you...
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    Hi, OP. I understand what you're trying to figure...

    Hi, OP. I understand what you're trying to figure out and that's great that you've built a composting system already. I want to address a couple of concerns you have about traditional compact...
  7. Hi, Arabz - glad you are interested in a manure...

    Hi, Arabz - glad you are interested in a manure spreader! If you are in the market for a compact but powerful machine that can handle any type of bedding you throw in it (including mixed-in hay,...
  8. OP (and Amaranch), many people ask your question...

    OP (and Amaranch), many people ask your question about ground drive vs. PTO manure spreaders. They also ask what size spreader they need, what type, what options are available, etc. To help answer...
  9. I was at the Region 5 Final. Smaller group than...

    I was at the Region 5 Final. Smaller group than I've seen in years past, and a testing first round course that resulted in a LOT of refusals. At one point there was a consecutive string of four or...
  10. I agree that George + Downton = My Idea of Heaven...

    I agree that George + Downton = My Idea of Heaven :)

    What I read is that he will be in a special one-off somewhat comedic "sketch," with unknown Downton cast members, that will air during a...
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    Hahaha! Put your stories together and you've got...

    Hahaha! Put your stories together and you've got one from when I was working as a vet assistant. I was only 16, and very sheltered/gullible, so the older guy assistant LOVED teasing me. One day I...
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    You might want to have that checked out. Someone...

    You might want to have that checked out. Someone has mentioned pilonidal cysts; those are always at the end of the tailbone, which sounds like where your mystery bump is located. Not the same thing...
  13. I've fed Kirkland for years now. Doggie...

    I've fed Kirkland for years now. Doggie (11-yr-old Springer bitch) used to get Adult Chicken Premium. Then they got in the Salmon kind (I believe it's the same stuff as "Taste of the Wild" brand) so...
  14. My 11-year-old Springer is on her second round of...

    My 11-year-old Springer is on her second round of treatment (Doxy) for Erlichiosis. As with the first time she had it, which was about four years ago, she was completely asymptomatic. I had no idea...
  15. Well, darn it, up until 6 mo. ago I wouldn't have...

    Well, darn it, up until 6 mo. ago I wouldn't have known a skinny snake if it, well, bit me, but now I can tell that those poor things aren't right! I wonder how come they're that way? Incompetent...
  16. Thread: The Help

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    Wonderful, thought-provoking book and movie. I...

    Wonderful, thought-provoking book and movie. I was particularly interested in it because my family actually had "help" at one time, many years ago. I was born in Daytona Beach, FL in the 60s and...
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    What a cool thread! I have only ever been around...

    What a cool thread! I have only ever been around two stallions on a regular basis, a Paint and a TB. Both were extremely well-mannered boys, who lived right next to mares and geldings in the barn and...
  18. Laura, sounds like a good idea. I will check back...

    Laura, sounds like a good idea. I will check back with the vet re: that.
  19. Dog's hair loss getting worse - advice??

    Sorry, this is long - worried mom here!

    I am the proud mom of a wonderful 11.5 y.o. L/W English Springer girl. Up until this spring she has always grown a humongous amount of hair - thick and...
  20. I'm glad you posted a snake thread because now I...

    I'm glad you posted a snake thread because now I can talk about "mine!" She's actually my son's pet, but he has gone off to college (actually a U.S. Service Academy, so he's REALLY gone) and now his...
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    OP, I'm sorry you are so disappointed with your...

    OP, I'm sorry you are so disappointed with your new ABI manure spreader. Rusting that quickly, especially when you've been doing proper maintenance, is not acceptable. Neither is failure of the...
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    I became a member just a few months ago, by dint...

    I became a member just a few months ago, by dint of a LOT of hard work by a relative I never knew I had until eight years ago. She called my mom up out of the blue looking for my dad (sadly...
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    I bought my first tall boots at Kauffman's and...

    I bought my first tall boots at Kauffman's and remember the store well! Finding boots there that worked with my skinny calves was a godsend, as my mother had said there was no way we could afford...
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    Somehow I have not seen this one, so I know what...

    Somehow I have not seen this one, so I know what I'll be doing next time I have a spare 90 minutes...

    In my humble opinion the absolute nadir of horse movies was "Young Black Stallion," followed...
  25. What a sweetheart, and huge kudos to you for...

    What a sweetheart, and huge kudos to you for saving him. For the record, I agree with above poster - ignorance is no excuse. The people seem to have been very inexperienced horse owners or just...
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