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  1. Somewhat unrelated, but... I have several...

    Somewhat unrelated, but...

    I have several items listed in different Facebook groups and I keep getting PM'd with "Is this item still available?" and after I reply "Yes" I get the response,"Is it...
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    I gave up on keeping all the black pans separate,...

    I gave up on keeping all the black pans separate, and just bought EVERY color of Tub Trug that is made (each horse has a color, some are duplicates so get labeled with a thick sharpie). Super easy to...
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    We just dump the wheelbarrows into a pile and use...

    We just dump the wheelbarrows into a pile and use the FEL to fill the spreader when we have enough for a full load, or an area that needs manure spread on it. This also allows the manure to "compost"...
  4. Not all gooseneck's require a 3/4 ton or larger...

    Not all gooseneck's require a 3/4 ton or larger trailer. There are lots of goosenecks that CAN safely be towed with a half-ton, but I wouldn't ever want to tow with a Nissan.

    I have not looked at...
  5. A significant part of my families income on the...

    A significant part of my families income on the farm in Kansas is hay. In drought years, we DO have to increase the price per round bale. Sometimes from $45 to $125 per bale. It isn't price gouging,...
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    You have an amazing vocabulary and ability to...

    You have an amazing vocabulary and ability to describe things in detail for a child of <15 years of age... There is no way my daughter would have "read contracts" during middle school, or even in...
  7. Just wanted to point this out to those that are...

    Just wanted to point this out to those that are saying the horse is not getting enough feed.... I highlighted certain parts in the quote.... I dunno about you, but 24+ POUNDS of feed per day seems...
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    The nice thing about the type of slow feeder...

    The nice thing about the type of slow feeder Libby2563 is considering is that it DOES hang low - REALLY low - pretty much at ground level or slightly above. It is not hung high.
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    I have made several of this type of slow net...

    I have made several of this type of slow net feeder over the years - but I use 1" conduit, not wooden dowels. I do not want to use a material that can break with sharp points...

    I bought hockey...
  10. We took EVERYTHING with us, and just left the...

    We took EVERYTHING with us, and just left the perimeter fence and gates. All interior fences, gates, stall mats and any hardware on walls were taken down and packed up to move.

    We did have a 16x20...
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    I use the same technique, but do not use vice...

    I use the same technique, but do not use vice grips. I just use the el-cheapo pliers out of the $15 tool kit I keep in the kitchen. I don't hold on to the nail as it is heating up, I just set it on...
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    Poll: Our Voyager system came with it's own...

    Our Voyager system came with it's own screen/monitor and stand for the truck. Plug-and-play type of deal. We set it on the dash when we need it, and store it in the console when we don't need it. It...
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    Poll: I would like one, but it won't be a Voyager...

    I would like one, but it won't be a Voyager brand, and I won't sink hundreds of $ into it...

    We have a Voyager wireless camera on our 5th wheel. Granted, the camera is on the back edge, and the...
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    Cool Calories. Powdered veg oil supplement....

    Cool Calories.

    Powdered veg oil supplement. 99% fat, you only need a tiny scoop once or twice a day.

    No issues with spoiling, freezing, going rancid, etc. Not messy at all!
  15. Horses stayed on the property during showings. We...

    Horses stayed on the property during showings. We listed with a "horse" realtor, and he was required to be on-site for all showings to "guard" the horses and other critters.

    Horses were on...
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    Another option is the TC 30% ration balancer. ...

    Another option is the TC 30% ration balancer.

    I have a 21 yr old Arab that gets super hot on molasses feeds, so he has been on the TC 30% for quite a while yet. He is fat, sassy and shiny on...
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    I just set out RatX today - it is basically corn...

    I just set out RatX today - it is basically corn gluten meal (and salt) pellets, no chemicals in the ingredients.

    I will try to remember to post an update.
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    Sheep also have a low tolerance for copper, and...

    Sheep also have a low tolerance for copper, and need specific feed and mineral blocks to prevent copper toxicity.

    Goats do not have issues with copper (they often need supplemental copper...
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    My sold tire is 20+ years old now, and will...

    My sold tire is 20+ years old now, and will likely outlive the wheelbarrow it is attached to.

    Definitely worth it.
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    I have "3 quart" scoops by 2 different...

    I have "3 quart" scoops by 2 different manufacturers - one brand is heavier, brighter colors (neon pink & neon green) and the other is lighter weight plastic and dull colors (black & red). Both were...
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    Sometimes you don't use the wide U-shaped end of...

    Sometimes you don't use the wide U-shaped end of the handle, you use the square hole at the end of the handle. It fits perfectly on the square bolt in the center of the tensioner....
  22. GFCI's are not hard to replace. You don't need to...

    GFCI's are not hard to replace. You don't need to hire an electrician.

    Turn the breaker off to that line, unscrew cover, take pic of what lines go where. Unscrew old GFCI and install new one.
    ...
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    I agree that metal trash cans are the epitome of...

    I agree that metal trash cans are the epitome of being rodent proof and lasting a lifetime, but the OP needs stackable feed storage. :(
  24. We live in western Charles County in MD and my...

    We live in western Charles County in MD and my husband commutes to DC for 12 hr shifts. We've been here 4 years, and he has only been stuck in traffic 1x, and that was due to a pedestrian death....
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    We feed Blue Seal's Min-A-Vite Lite to our soy...

    We feed Blue Seal's Min-A-Vite Lite to our soy allergy mare. It is just a vitamin/mineral balancer, no protein. We use it with oats as a carrier, but you could use it with alfalfa or timothy pellets...
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