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    Seriously rent some goats, they would clear all...

    Seriously rent some goats, they would clear all you wanted and leave the big trees.
  2. My children grew up on the farm. I think it...

    My children grew up on the farm. I think it depends how old your child is. When my daughter was 6 we had to put my first pony and also her first pony to sleep. Frosty was just a week shy of 41. I...
  3. Good luck with that. In 2007 I had been leasing a...

    Good luck with that. In 2007 I had been leasing a farm for about 3 years. The landlord loved me. That year his son entered my pasture with an ATV and a friend on an ATV. He chased my mares enough...
  4. Thread: Racism

    by aspenlucas
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    I can't imagine being racist or homophobic, must...

    I can't imagine being racist or homophobic, must be a horrible life to live. My husband is mulatto, his dad is from AL and mom from PA. So my kids are black in most people's eyes. Going to the fair,...
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    Yay! I'm following him on his owner's face book...

    Yay! I'm following him on his owner's face book page. Was SO excited that he made his arrival all healthy! We have a 2 week old CB/Holsteiner colt and are expecting one more CBx foal this year! LOVE...
  6. First Show for my Daughter after Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

    Oct 18, 2013 my 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It's been a long cold winter without an indoor, but she has continued to ride her pony, snow, cold and all. She is a very...
  7. He was also a Type 1 Diabetic and died at age 57...

    He was also a Type 1 Diabetic and died at age 57 due to diabetes complications. My 10 year old daughter just 6 months into her diagnosis reminds me of this often. :( She will be partly thrilled to...
  8. Thread: Guinea Fowl

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    We currently have 8 guineas. The first batch we...

    We currently have 8 guineas. The first batch we got as day old keets. We had 11 from that batch, lost four in the road (they aren't smart about cars and dart across). I struggled with the day old...
  9. Years ago our pastor named the five hardest...

    Years ago our pastor named the five hardest things anyone will ever go through. Number 2 was losing a child. Number 1 was making the decision to withdraw life support. I've lost number 2. I can't...
  10. My oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1...

    My oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on Oct 18. The doctor told me to give her "free carbs" for recess, gym, but said riding did not count. I took her word for it and gave insulin...
  11. Thread: Goats

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    We are a small farm of dairy goats. We currently...

    We are a small farm of dairy goats. We currently have three nubian does, three oberhasli does and retained a Nubian doeling. We do have one buck of each breed. We did have up to 13 does/doelings at...
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    That is a really good idea on eating. :) Luckily...

    That is a really good idea on eating. :) Luckily she prefers the meats and veggies. :) But to "fill up" that way and then not have as many carbs is great. She's actually slimmed down a bit since...
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    Well today at dinner I found out that her...

    Well today at dinner I found out that her grandmother is Type 2. We always thought she was Type 1 as she's on a ridiculous amount of insulin (she's also overweight). My grandfather was type 2 and my...
  14. Brilliant! "I have decided to stick with love....

    Brilliant!

    "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    I thank God every day that we didn't have to go...

    I thank God every day that we didn't have to go through ketoacidosis. She was peeing more then normal and had a big State Horse Show coming up. I took her into the doctor on a Wed night and non...
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    Type 1 Diabetes

    My oldest daughter (just turned 10) was diagnosed with T1D on Oct 18th. We were very fortunate to see the subtle signs and got her into the doctor quickly, but her life changed drastically in the...
  17. I'm only going to post once and hopefully the...

    I'm only going to post once and hopefully the news and the Press Enterprise are going to cover the story in it's entirety. Be careful who you use in your equine profession. Today not only was I found...
  18. Now I know what I'm doing tomorrow. Testing the...

    Now I know what I'm doing tomorrow. Testing the washing machine with the dirty bridles i was going to throw away!
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    We clip our goats for show. Very easy and goes...

    We clip our goats for show. Very easy and goes fast. I think the video would be pretty boring as goats don't spook like horses do. You can do 10 goats in an afternoon. :) Goats don't get dirty like...
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    Ulcers and the spooky horse

    We had a horse at our farm that left end of March. He went to a small farm with one other horse. That horse left end of April and he was alone. He then moved again in May to a different farm. This...
  21. Thanks everyone! I am just tickled with him! We...

    Thanks everyone! I am just tickled with him! We have a pure mare and stallion and the mare will be bred back again. I also have partbreds, but don't breed as many as I used to with the soft market,...
  22. Just tickled, Pure Cleveland Bay colt arrived last weekend!

    The long awaited (11 months waiting) pure Cleveland Bay foal arrived this past Sunday. The girls and I slept in the barn waiting and they were able to see the birth. As there are only about 8 tops...
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    How true is this about dentists/vets?

    Local vet put this on facebook. Is it true in PA dentists cannot practice? And the vet says that "anyone" putting a painkiller etc in a horse is in violation of the law? Does this mean if a horse...
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    I'm sort of leaning toward this too...if the...

    I'm sort of leaning toward this too...if the boarder is comfortable I will allow them to do their own horse, if they are not, the vet does it. Each boarder will be seen by the vet for rabies/coggins....
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    The vet still comes out to see my horses and the...

    The vet still comes out to see my horses and the boarder's horses for coggins and rabies. I won't do those, but for 4 or 5 way, PHF, WNV, routine vaccines.....
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