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  1. Meh. I must be the Hay Grasshopper to your Ants....

    Meh.
    I must be the Hay Grasshopper to your Ants.
    Once my barn is full up with the annual stash of hay I relax and call it a day.
    And yes, the luxury of having a place to store that much is a...
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    These places will be closest to Evanston, but...

    These places will be closest to Evanston, but still not accessible unless you are driving.

    http://www.glengroveequine.com/index.php

    http://freedomwoods.net/#freedom-woods-about

    Cannot vouch...
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    My local feedstore does - it is decent hay, and...

    My local feedstore does - it is decent hay, and priced over what a grower might ask. But that is to be expected.
    I'm in NW IN.

    OP:
    Can you stop by a local boarding place?
    They might be able to...
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    RE: picking online recipes I am the...

    RE: picking online recipes

    I am the self-proclaimed Queen of Internet Recipes :D

    I try to pick the ones that use things I always have on hand.
    The Acid Test for a new ingredient is will I use...
  5. [QUOTE=cowboymom;7736107]I've had hundreds of...

    [QUOTE=cowboymom;7736107]I've had hundreds of chickens over the last 20 years. I probably have around 40 right now and about 15 of them are roosters. (2Dogs?)[QUOTE]

    :no:Nope!
    Still not...
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    The crockpot is your year-round friend :yes: ...

    The crockpot is your year-round friend :yes:

    You can do a sandwich filling like Sloppy Joe or "Italian Beef" <- just a cheap roast crocked on Low for 8h with a jar of pepperoncini peppers (brine &...
  7. Making sure I have barn full of hay before the...

    Making sure I have barn full of hay before the last cutting is done.
    Accomplished by the middle of July.
    And I always overbuy - still have 2 bales left from last year.

    That is one responsibility...
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    Your proposed fee scale 1 & 2 is pretty close to...

    Your proposed fee scale 1 & 2 is pretty close to what I'm paying for a farmsitter to come 2X daily, feed hay, grain w/supplements (morning only), refill water (no scrubbing buckets) & pick stalls.
    ...
  9. Speaking as one who owned the poultry version of...

    Speaking as one who owned the poultry version of Chuckie (mean as they come even though I raised him from a 2-day old chick), the only way she can be assured he won't become food is to keep him...
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    I have this stove (this is not mine): ...

    I have this stove (this is not mine):

    http://i.ushipcdn.com/resize.php?path=%2fstatic%2f3b368847-c60d-4e33-8.jpg&w=240&h=180

    I LOVE it and my open floor plan kitchen looks directly into the LR,...
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    I suffer from a lifelong Fear of Frying. Until I...

    I suffer from a lifelong Fear of Frying.
    Until I found this recipe fried chicken was a purchase for me, never homemade :sadsmile:
    As a bonus I made it on the sideburner of my gas grill, so no hot...
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    Maybe just my dumb luck, but I've traveled a LOT...

    Maybe just my dumb luck, but I've traveled a LOT in the 10yrs I've had my farmette.
    I'm a Big City transplant & aside from a couple years as a WS, nverecared for horses fulltime.
    Turns out I'm...
  13. My friends say "2dogs isn't stubborn. She's just...

    My friends say "2dogs isn't stubborn. She's just correct."

    I can't
    help it. My brain is a rat's nest of everything I've read or heard.
    I do try to bite my tongue, but sometimes I just have to...
  14. BMB used to have a pretty good selection of base...

    BMB used to have a pretty good selection of base colors, trim & binding for their sheets & blankets.
    I won't vouch for their quality as the last item I ordered was nowhere near as nice as the older...
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    Ducks are also messier than chickens. Larger,...

    Ducks are also messier than chickens.
    Larger, "greasier" poop piles everywhere.

    And if you have drakes, they are the rapists of the poultry world, making roosters look like gentlemen in...
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    Not saying there is not a real problem, but: I...

    Not saying there is not a real problem, but:
    I feed at around 7A.
    By the time I am finished with chores and ready to go back to the house - generally before 8A - I check & usually horses are done...
  17. Um...... maybe a week ? Hey! It was the 70s!! ...

    Um...... maybe a week ?
    Hey!
    It was the 70s!!

    28yrs later we got married :D
  18. Thanks for the update. Sounds like you & your...

    Thanks for the update.
    Sounds like you & your vet are on top of it.

    Still Jingling until you report back with even better news!

    gumtree:
    Good advice re: researching vet's backup.
    I moved to...
  19. Sometimes you just have to trust the pros. ...

    Sometimes you just have to trust the pros.

    Since your excavator is also a horseman, voice your concerns.
    Ask him what the height of the completed building base will be.
    Can he conference with...
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    Sigh....... :love-struck: When I die & go to...

    Sigh....... :love-struck:

    When I die & go to Horse Heaven it will look like this.
  21. What others have said. I won't tell you my...

    What others have said.
    I won't tell you my personal story(s), but for me it is recognizing what I can change & working toward accomplishing that change.
    And recognizing what I CAN NOT and letting...
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    These guys never let me down: ...

    These guys never let me down:

    http://www.yumsugar.com/Roasted-Banana-Pudding-Recipe-32097701

    Sadly you have to sneak around sideways to get the ATK recipes since they started charging for them...
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    Oy. I believe every single one is totally true....

    Oy.
    I believe every single one is totally true.
    Same travelers who land & start looking for the local Mickey D's.
    Cuz it just ain't good w/o a burger.

    These people were created to read the...
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    Now children, don't make me turn this forum...

    Now children, don't make me turn this forum around! :mad:

    OP:
    I understand your frustration - having lived there myself for years.
    Mostly what you need is Patience. Horses key in so well to what...
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    :lol: @ your "few herbs" - damn spellcheck! ...

    :lol: @ your "few herbs" - damn spellcheck!

    Yes, you have plenty room for as many hens as your little coop can hold.
    IIRC, the Rule of Thumb is 2sq ft per hen inside the coop & 4sq ft if you're...
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