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    Not Behr

    I have the fiberglass tack room doors, as well as fiberglass garage doors. They don't hold paint too well. I tried the Behr stuff from Home Depot. It is supposed to last for 40 years??? .... (I...
  2. I had 17 Gold Finches taking a bath a few days...

    I had 17 Gold Finches taking a bath a few days ago. They nest in the tangerine trees. The Red Tails are picking up branches and making a nest in the Eucalyptus. A Fly Catcher of some sort makes...
  3. mine too?

    I think mine does that too. It's mostly when his head is down, eating. It sounds as if he is snoring. He will also do it a few times while warming up. It's something to do with the soft palate? ...
  4. Lavender: That's a good idea! I will keep it in...

    Lavender:
    That's a good idea! I will keep it in mind for the future when I am SURE I will run into other issues when I don't want to mortally wound the animal.

    I could likely use it in this...
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    It's so sad to lose a cat! I'm sorry for your...

    It's so sad to lose a cat! I'm sorry for your loss!
  6. I know that I am open to a law suit if I shoot...

    I know that I am open to a law suit if I shoot one of the darlings. I felt the need to let them know that I legally can shoot one of the dogs. There is always someone who would know about the...
  7. Legally yes

    YES! California may be a "liberal" state.. But you can shoot to defend your life. You can also shoot to defend your livestock.

    Problem is, those stupid people who own the dogs will be sure to...
  8. Gone With the Wind?

    Remember the scene in Gone with the Wind at the beginning... the pretty little girl on her pony...

    This is it in real life! I can't believe it! Story book!
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    Every night my cat and I sit outside after doing...

    Every night my cat and I sit outside after doing the last late night horse check and look at the moon. It's a quiet, spiritual thing.

    Yup, just me and the cat.....
  10. Thanks all!

    Thank you for your kind words! It's good to have support, even when you know you are in the moral right!

    A friend heard this from a sports coach: "People are like tea bags... you only know...
  11. Dogs attacked hen.. She lived... photos

    I heard excited dog barking and ran outside with camera (always needed for evidence, I've had ISSUES lately.) , cell phone and gun.

    Saw neighbor's 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks with my hen in their...
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    Yesterday I also saw a Cottontail rabbit chasing...

    Yesterday I also saw a Cottontail rabbit chasing a very long Gopher snake through the brush. 2 Towhees were watching and hopping after the procession.

    Strange little habits of animals. The snake...
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    OOPS! It's a rattler

    I was coming down a steep hill on my young mare this fine morning when EEK. Slam on the brakes. We finally stopped 2' in front of a rattler who was making his way across the path.

    I couldn't...
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    When we first moved to our place, the dry avocado...

    When we first moved to our place, the dry avocado leaves used to blow into the stalls. The horses loved the crunch and consumed all they could get.

    Then I saw their swollen heads (around the eyes...
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    We finally got it

    We went through a credit union. We origionally tried with one of those mortgage lenders you hear on the radio.. they forgot to ask about the farm income (tiny amount), and were happy to give us the...
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    I had to try a couple of times before I found out...

    I had to try a couple of times before I found out that I must scroll down to see the photos.

    The pasture in snow is very, very nice!
  17. I do have a 2500 gallon water tank so the horses...

    I do have a 2500 gallon water tank so the horses won't be out of water should the pipes ruture. That was my concern.

    We are on propane so I can still cook food.

    And should looters come...
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    .38 was too mild

    I recently had to shoot a Pitbull who was coming after me on my own property (for those dog lovers, I had a steel pipe in the other hand to hold him at arm's length.) I hit him in the eye with a .38...
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    It is a chicken wormer.

    On Backyardchickens.com they use ivermectin to worm chickens. It says to use a pea sized dollop. But then, you aren't supposed to eat the eggs for 10 days or so.

    I don't know how much actual...
  20. Bargain with them

    I would try the nice approach first. It can always deteriorate to sneaking over and grabbing them.

    Go over (again, yes I know you've been there), and tell them that the roosters are driving you...
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    Do it

    I roached two of mine and they look clean and elegant. Though it does remind me a little of "way back when", when I knew a few rental horses like this. Oh well, I hate it thick and messy, and won't...
  22. Very useful lesson

    I took a lesson from Heather this past summer for $200. It was worth the money. She corrected my position. I had thought that I was over my center of balance (like when you walk, you don't lean...
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    "Maximum out of pocket"

    If you look at your health insurance policy it will show you a few things...

    First is your deductible- let's say $1000. You pay this for your medical services within the year.. for example a...
  24. Wanted: TB eventer prospect from CL ad

    I saw this ad today and thought I would pass it along. Wanted 3-8 yr TB or cross, gelding, 17h, OTT ok, for eventing. $2500..

    It's in the Ventura County of California ads for yesterday I think. ...
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    Hate mine too

    I hate my Petrie Elegance! $850 worth, just sitting in the corner. I use my old off the rack Dehners for shows and lessons. They don't have the nice leather, and shine, but I can feel when my leg...
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