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  1. You can have both! I call them my "flood...

    You can have both! I call them my "flood abatement devices" since I cannot for the life of me remember that I've left a hose on.

    So, I have floats, but I don't leave the water on all the time. ...
  2. Thread: Talking cats

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    I have one male who wails like the world is...

    I have one male who wails like the world is ENDING. So we have this conversation:

    MMMEEOOOOOWWWW

    Is it that bad?

    MMMMeeeeeeEEEEEoooooooWWWWWWW

    Really? That's horribly awful.
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    Yes! (In fact, he encourages it. :) )

    Yes! (In fact, he encourages it. :) )
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    Yes, you CAN say "no". You can say, "I'm so...

    Yes, you CAN say "no". You can say, "I'm so sorry, but I can't afford it." And you will be sad, and they will be sad, but you will NOT BE IN DEBT. One wedding for long time BFF, *maybe*. FIVE...
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    I put them in a large bowl, drizzle the oil...

    I put them in a large bowl, drizzle the oil around the sides of the bowl, then use a large nylon spoon to scoop them around the tilted bowl to coat without mangling them too much. Once they are...
  6. Thread: Gassy horse

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    I would definitely get him moving before the...

    I would definitely get him moving before the lesson if that's what helps it pass. It's not going to kill him to work for 90 minutes vs. only 60. :)

    Until you figure out what's going on, time it...
  7. The Rebel is I learned on in class, and DH had a...

    The Rebel is I learned on in class, and DH had a Honda Shadow that I could handle.

    He sold it to a friend when we left AZ, and the guy has ridden it to Alaska and back!
  8. Thread: Internship vent

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    So... now you know something about working for a...

    So... now you know something about working for a 'family business'.

    They are mostly to be avoided -- office politics on top of the family dynamic rarely makes for a happy work environment.
    ...
  9. I can only tell you that when I leased JWB's Appy...

    I can only tell you that when I leased JWB's Appy and the barn owner delivered him with a companion pony... after a couple of weeks I sent the pony BACK.

    Every time I rode, I'd have to cool out...
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    My feed store uses a semi trailer for hay storage...

    My feed store uses a semi trailer for hay storage -- they had some roof leaks but once those were sorted out, it's working great. Of course... they don't store it very long since it sells out and...
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    Can you take oldkitty with you? My in-laws farm...

    Can you take oldkitty with you? My in-laws farm sit for us, and when MIL's ancient Siamese needed extra care, she just brought her with. She was fine in a large wire dog crate -- we have a big...
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    Glad you got an update. LOL... your post made me...

    Glad you got an update. LOL... your post made me think of this graphic:

    http://cheezburger.com/5340138752
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    The thing you DON'T want to do is panic and focus...

    The thing you DON'T want to do is panic and focus on this rather than on continuing to do an exceptional job.

    I've been through plenty of acquisitions and restructurings and budget cuts and never...
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    Like DHCF said... it depends on what you want to...

    Like DHCF said... it depends on what you want to mow and what you want it to look like afterwards.

    We're on 20 acres, mostly wooded but with a little clear pasture. We have a brush hog that...
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    Don't panic. I don't think it tastes too good...

    Don't panic. I don't think it tastes too good and they'll mostly pick around it.

    As I wrote else-thread, by this time of year, any hay I bought last fall is decidedly no longer fresh smelling,...
  16. Yep, I got the same call. Except I do not have a...

    Yep, I got the same call. Except I do not have a MasterCard from Barclay's. (I happen to know that Barclays does the issuing for a private label Visa card I have, but... no, I'm not going to type...
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    We have a fireplace insert with a fan that pushes...

    We have a fireplace insert with a fan that pushes air around the back and out the top.

    We also have ~10 acres of mostly hardwood. I very much enjoy the nearly free heat when it is 12 degrees...
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    After much research I went with Bekaert for my...

    After much research I went with Bekaert for my non-climb fencing. I also wanted the class III coating.

    I ended up with their zinc-aluminum stuff, which is not what I asked for... but it was...
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    Does the "dust" billow UP in a cloud and drift...

    Does the "dust" billow UP in a cloud and drift slowly? If so... that's mold. You should also be able to smell it.

    Don't panic, it's not fatal. You don't list your location, but if it's hot...
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    Yes, they'll come during daylight, especially if...

    Yes, they'll come during daylight, especially if they're hungry.

    I just lost two chickens to a coyote lurking in the woods and making forays into my yard, in broad daylight. :/

    I heard the...
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    My friend got one in high school and restored it...

    My friend got one in high school and restored it with her dad... she still has it. The family arguments over exactly what shade of red to paint it were epic!
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    But, but... it's a four door! I looooved our...

    But, but... it's a four door!

    I looooved our G37 coupe, but it's really a city car. The bumpy roads and farm animals, not to mention the suicidal deer, were just too stressful trying to keep it...
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    The same way "Newman's Own" works, I imagine. ...

    The same way "Newman's Own" works, I imagine. They pay for ingredients, materials, wages, etc., before calculating the profit that goes to charity.

    She does not have to donate her time, it's...
  24. Check with Kathryn at Tenney's Custom Saddlery...

    Check with Kathryn at Tenney's Custom Saddlery ... http://ordertenneys.com

    She does custom tack for the local hunt, so probably can find or make a crown piece with the right size straps to fit in...
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    I hesitate to recommend anything without a...

    I hesitate to recommend anything without a doctor/PT involved, but... are you doing ankle exercises like 'drawing' the letters of the alphabet with your pointed toes? Balancing on one foot on an...
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