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  1. That jibes with other studies/projects pertaining...

    That jibes with other studies/projects pertaining to land use patterns. Today's young person does not want to live, work, or study in a rural area. They don't even want to live, work, or study in a...
  2. Yes, my arena is built into a small hill. We put...

    Yes, my arena is built into a small hill. We put in a retaining wall almost 100 feet long. It took a while, but it turned out really well and the top of the wall is covered in plantings and small...
  3. Yes, I'm participating. I love birdwatching! ...

    Yes, I'm participating. I love birdwatching!

    There's another citizen science project coming up - it's to help document light pollution around the world. http://www.globeatnight.org/ It's in...
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    I spent part of my childhood in Belgium...

    I spent part of my childhood in Belgium (Soignies), and remember the Carnival of Binche quite well. I was even hit with an orange.

    Fasching was also great fun - and I enjoyed it a great deal...
  5. Good point.

    Good point.
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    Celebrity chefs in the big city started a ball...

    Celebrity chefs in the big city started a ball rolling?

    Um, no they didn't. Perhaps in your "upscale" corner of the greater NYC area the rest of the US is dismissed as flyover country.

    But the...
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    For the record - HIMP has only been around since...

    For the record - HIMP has only been around since around 2012. It was a Model Project. It existed for a few years before but it was still a model - and not implemented throughout the US. Poultry,...
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    It's possible the guy is a paid shill for AR...

    It's possible the guy is a paid shill for AR groups.
    It's also quite possible he's right.

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    The program referenced is indeed problematic. For a fully...
  9. It's about training. I love Irish horses. ...

    It's about training.

    I love Irish horses. Wish I had a barn full of them. They're like Pringles. You can't have just one.
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    I was under the impression that arena rules are...

    I was under the impression that arena rules are safety oriented. Safety and good manners.

    I'm not sure what is so bad about that. It doesn't matter if the place is a "hobby barn" or not. ...
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    Love the place, and love the fact they have 1"...

    Love the place, and love the fact they have 1" laced reins in a variety of lengths.
  12. Here. Try this. This may make you feel better....

    Here. Try this. This may make you feel better.

    http://days.to/until/spring


    I feel your pain. But you win. I could not deal with those temps.
  13. You know, against my better judgment I posted on...

    You know, against my better judgment I posted on that page. Then I saw the page owner was just doubling down on the false accusations. The false narrative was just growing and growing; feeding a...
  14. Thread: Boot upgrade

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    Congratulations! Unless things have changed,...

    Congratulations!

    Unless things have changed, Dehner will make removable boot tops. They pull over the top of the boot and have a little snap inside. You can't feel the snap as it is flush. They...
  15. I have one for the farm business and have found...

    I have one for the farm business and have found it is a waste of time, so I deactivated it. I don't sell products via the net and having the business page just meant it was one more thing to keep...
  16. Being an inquisitive sort, I did a little digging...

    Being an inquisitive sort, I did a little digging on the link provided on that blogger. WhoIs shows a company (Perfect Privacy) that was formed to keep your true identity secret.

    The blogger goes...
  17. PETA was caught permitting non veterinarians to...

    PETA was caught permitting non veterinarians to handle and administer euthanasia drugs. It was one of the big issues that came to light when their employees were caught killing pets (after promising...
  18. You're probably right. No one cares about a...

    You're probably right. No one cares about a single dog and a grieving family.

    But the public needs to remember something. PETA does not have law enforcement powers in Virginia. (or anywhere...
  19. Thread: barn

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    Ha! No, I'm far from it but thank you anyway. ...

    Ha! No, I'm far from it but thank you anyway.

    I just really hate this sort of thing. PETA (and by extension HSUS), gets away with this crap because they imply they have the authority to...
  20. Thread: barn

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    No way in hell would I permit PETA to speak with...

    No way in hell would I permit PETA to speak with my vet. Your lawyer is nuts. You just give them permission to take any information and twist it to suit their purposes. And they will.

    The only...
  21. Thread: ORION!

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    We are strong supporters of NASA and hope we live...

    We are strong supporters of NASA and hope we live to see a human being step foot on Mars.

    Hubby worked on Orion; developing and testing some of the systems used in the capsule to gather and...
  22. Thread: Monica Thors

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    Evidently this person is a devotee of a cult...

    Evidently this person is a devotee of a cult practice called "Consegrity"

    http://skepdic.com/consegrity.html

    Treating an equine for founder/laminitis is always going to be visually unpleasant...
  23. There is no one right answer. In the end, these...

    There is no one right answer. In the end, these are private clubs that operate under one system; and their practices will vary somewhat for a variety of reasons.

    Not all foxhunters understand...
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    Poll: We built a beautiful barn with a full concrete...

    We built a beautiful barn with a full concrete foundation. I have mats on top of the concrete in the stalls.

    It's a fantastic barn. There is no rot. No mold. No skunks or groundhogs digging....
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    Wipe down with damp cloth after riding. Murphy's...

    Wipe down with damp cloth after riding.
    Murphy's Oil Soap for cleaning. (it's just liquid glycerin)
    Castile if it's so filthy it's unrecognizable.
    Flexalan for conditioning. Once a year, usually.
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