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    Your Thoroughbred mare just called and said she...

    Your Thoroughbred mare just called and said she is shipping Lily to come live with my minis and me in Oregon. Lock the gate and check your VISA bill.
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    Our sand and gravel yards will deliver a...

    Our sand and gravel yards will deliver a two-in-one load, dividing the dump truck in half.

    I wanted sand for dry laying brick for a small area, so I sifted the 3/4 minus gravel that we already had...
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    A slow feeder is great, providing that it is one...

    A slow feeder is great, providing that it is one designed especially for a mini's with tiny holes to keep hooves from getting caught. My 38" mini/small pony has such tiny hooves he can wedge them...
  4. [oops...after posting, I see Chali already...

    [oops...after posting, I see Chali already suggested this...I will add that the nasty susanne just popped in and suggested in place of plain wood, try a mirror...]

    Erect a sturdy post (old...
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    Mine are on dry lot for this very reason, with...

    Mine are on dry lot for this very reason, with very limited time out on grass. I feed orchard grass, but on winter nights when I want to keep their digestive systems busy, I put out local grass hay...
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    Equine artist Kathi Peters painted the doors on...

    Equine artist Kathi Peters painted the doors on her rustic barn mustard yellow, and they are gorgeous.

    http://cobcottage.blogspot.com/2010/01/art-of-farming-on-small-scale.html
  7. . I skipped over a few post, so forgive if my...

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    I skipped over a few post, so forgive if my comment is redundant.

    In addition to actual costs, the difference in price for stall board vs. pasture board is market driven. Whether it be for...
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    . I made a pallet and tarp sandwich... Place...

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    I made a pallet and tarp sandwich...

    Place first layer of pallets on the ground...then the tarp...then another layer of pallets. This prevents ground moisture from coming up and condensation...
  9. Thread: Leg cramps...

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    . I laughed at the bar of soap remedy until I...

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    I laughed at the bar of soap remedy until I tried it. It really does help, especially with hand cramps, and to at least an extent with leg cramps.

    However -- you should still see your doctor....
  10. I've read most of this thread but not all, so if...

    I've read most of this thread but not all, so if I'm repeating what others have said, I apologize.

    I agree with not having guns for the reasons you mentioned and because I'll bet this creep's...
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    That's a beautiful weathervane, Mukluk, but...

    That's a beautiful weathervane, Mukluk, but aren't you worried it will give your horses ideas of escape?

    There are many inexpensive weathervanes, but they are often poorly detailed,...
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    We're in the strangest little weather pocket....

    We're in the strangest little weather pocket. We're on a hillside, but surrounded by higher hills and very uneven terrain. As a result, when Portland and the coast get strong winds we get absolutely...
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    . mommy peanut, I'd gladly take your barnwood if...

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    mommy peanut, I'd gladly take your barnwood if you are anywhere near us (outside of Portland, OR)...

    Vindicated, if your person does object, I wouldn't let him near it, as he may be unfamiliar...
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    I like my house cold and I realize that different...

    I like my house cold and I realize that different people have different comfort levels, but what irritates me is when my mother-in-law takes it upon herself to turn our thermostat up. Grrrrrr...
  15. . . Who needs a compass when you have a dogass?...

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    . Others have covered horse issues, scenery and...

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    Others have covered horse issues, scenery and outdoor sports...

    The Pacific Northwest is one of the world's best areas for gardening. I frequently go see and hear gardening presentations by...
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    Google "agapanthus toxic" and you will get a...

    Google "agapanthus toxic" and you will get a number of pages listing it as toxic, including it being toxic to dogs.

    As a crazed gardener/collector of plants, I've found that few of the toxic plant...
  18. . I'm glad to see I'm not alone! I find selfies...

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    I'm glad to see I'm not alone! I find selfies to be rather creepy. Right up there with Twitter. I consider all of Twitter and much of Facebook to be reverse stalking -- inviting others to know too...
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    As a Type I diabetic (late onset at 26 yrs old),...

    As a Type I diabetic (late onset at 26 yrs old), I want to get a pump, but I can so understand why a young girl might not. They are worn externally and are visible with tight fitting clothes, and are...
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    . I can relate to the otherwise nice MIL who is...

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    I can relate to the otherwise nice MIL who is utterly (and intentionally??) clueless when it comes to my diet and health.

    I am a Type I insulin-dependent diabetic, and have been since many...
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    For a good solid darker color, consider a grey...

    For a good solid darker color, consider a grey primer. Otherwise three coats may be necessary to avoid streaks and variations in tone.
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    . Eggplant or plum would be stunning with that...

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    Eggplant or plum would be stunning with that exterior.

    A rich Dijon mustard would also look great.
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    . My husband and I have slept very comfortably...

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    My husband and I have slept very comfortably in our beloved antique full-sized bed for 24 years, with as many as five dogs and three cats. The only trick is getting in and securing the covers...
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    Woodstoves and (mild) asthma

    My husband and I will be building our house finally, and we'd love to have a woodstove. Part of our property is in forestry deferral and the rest has many firs and alders, so there is always a lot of...
  25. How about building something like this:...

    How about building something like this:
    http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/20041678/list/See-a-Deluxe--Catio--Built-for-Feline-Fun

    On a much smaller scale, my sister took a large 6 panel dog run and...
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