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  1. Ok, so how cold does it REALLY get in Canada in...

    Ok, so how cold does it REALLY get in Canada in the winter, what are farm prices like, and what are the immigration procedures like?

    I doubt I'd ever actually move to Canada, but I just had to go...
  2. I'd probably keep him on his current feed that he...

    I'd probably keep him on his current feed that he is (obviously!) doing so we'll on, and just add a vitamin/mineral supplement.
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    I had to borrow a neighbor's vacuum to tidy up...

    I had to borrow a neighbor's vacuum to tidy up our rental house since I had forgotten to bring ours. I was so excited....she had a dyson. I'd always heard how awesome they were. I was soooo...
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    We use two 4x4 sheets of heavy duty plywood and 4...

    We use two 4x4 sheets of heavy duty plywood and 4 4ft lengths of heavy duty pvc pipe under each piece of plywood. Put the pvc evenly spaced under the piece of plywood, and your bale on top of the...
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    So sorry for your and the owner's loss. It's...

    So sorry for your and the owner's loss. It's terrible to lose any horse, but especially hard to lose a young, talented, well loved one. Best wishes to you both in this time of emotional pain and...
  6. Did the voltaren cause the gastric issues? I love...

    Did the voltaren cause the gastric issues? I love voltaren for my arthritis and tennis elbow issues. Hope you feel better and get a working, non damaging replacement medication soon.
  7. Well, it's not tiny houses, but my best friend...

    Well, it's not tiny houses, but my best friend since high school and I bought farms directly across the street from each other last year. We do exactly what that article is about. We are raising our...
  8. Anothernvote for electrobraid. It's awesome. We...

    Anothernvote for electrobraid. It's awesome. We use it for everything--horse paddocks and pastures including for mares, foals, and our (admittedly mild mannered) stallion. I even fenced my goats and...
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    2DogsFarm, if you get them young and keep it...

    2DogsFarm, if you get them young and keep it HOT, electric fence works awesome for goats. We just got our first couple. Ours have a mini paddock with 2x4 inch mesh fence and then their pasture...
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    And what a lot of these "rescues" forget in al...

    And what a lot of these "rescues" forget in al their slanderous PR, is that mares can be induced with drugs into lactating as well. Yes, nurse mares exist, and they are sometimes needed. But they...
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    Arena questions/suggestions

    So, I know there's a ton of ring posts on the forum and I've been reading through them.

    We are laying out where the ring is going to go in preparation to get earthmoving under way. It's about as...
  12. I agree with everyone who says during the day,...

    I agree with everyone who says during the day, outside, for first introductions. I don't put them together in the coop until they are about the same size, although I do let them start free ranging...
  13. Well, I don't see the FB search bar either. Can...

    Well, I don't see the FB search bar either. Can you open another tab on your internet browser, go to your personal facebook page, search what you want, and them when you hit share, select share to...
  14. Thread: Fodder

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    I've always thought something like that would be...

    I've always thought something like that would be awesome for our racehorses or during the winter, but don't have any experience with them.
  15. LOL I was just gone for the afternoon. It was...

    LOL I was just gone for the afternoon. It was my husband's day off so he was responsible for the kid, dogs, chickens and horses. You don't want to see the feedroom, and I still need to water the...
  16. Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. We rarely...

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. We rarely have a day without wind on our farm, but for 9 or 10 months out of the year, it's AWESOME! LOL February sucks, but still sucks less than February...
  17. Hot oil treatment. Heat up pure neatsfoot oil in...

    Hot oil treatment. Heat up pure neatsfoot oil in the microwave, paint it on heavy with a paintbrush. Let it sit on plastic, or somewhere you don't care about the oil getting on, until it soaks in. ...
  18. My young dog is a Rottweiler, so socialization is...

    My young dog is a Rottweiler, so socialization is key to their development as a good dependable dog. I take him almost everywhere with me. He goes in Tractor Supply, the Southern States Feed store,...
  19. LOL--Sounds like you'd love the Lexington area. ...

    LOL--Sounds like you'd love the Lexington area. There's good and bad horse people no matter where you go, but....helps when there's so MANY to choose from.

    I'd really stick by the advice to find...
  20. I think your perspective of some of the things...

    I think your perspective of some of the things said are going to depend on where you are moving FROM. I think it will also depend on what exactly you expect as far as things like horse facilities,...
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    I want to see pictures of everyone's Freestyle...

    I want to see pictures of everyone's Freestyle babies, too! I have a mare that I really, really, really want to breed to him. I'm hoping to breed her in 2016 for a 2017 foal.
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    If you're in Kentucky, you should be able to get...

    If you're in Kentucky, you should be able to get Triple Crown products. I SWEAR by Triple Crown Lite for our couple of, ahem, blossoms. ;) It is a pellet feed, but it dissolves really fast. I...
  23. I'm a big fan of Triple Crown Complete and...

    I'm a big fan of Triple Crown Complete and alfalfa or alfalfa mix hay. We breed TBs for the track and I have my show horses, and that seems to do the trick wether it's a broodmare that needs extra...
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    I love hostas for shady areas, but it's not...

    I love hostas for shady areas, but it's not really going to attract the butterflies and bees and such. Neither would ferns, and they do well in shady areas too.

    Astilbe, maybe? I think that's the...
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    I agree with the others. You need to remove the...

    I agree with the others. You need to remove the backerboard too. If water is seeping down the wall and into the basement, you may have water seeping under the tub too.

    As a short term fix, you can...
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