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    Interesting to compare notes. We are working on...

    Interesting to compare notes. We are working on our first batch of green apple now. Also have a batch of pear that's been really boiling for a while, curious to see how the alcohol content comes out!...
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    Pink champagne currant? Sounds yummy! :D We are...

    Pink champagne currant? Sounds yummy! :D We are in the south and stick to seasonal fruit. Old standbys are strawberry, blackberry, muscadine, blueberry, peach and plum.
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    We make homemade wine from ours. Got 5 gallons...

    We make homemade wine from ours. Got 5 gallons fermenting now. :) To make 5 gallons you'll need at least 2 - 2 1/2 gallons of berries. Plenty of recipes out there on the 'net.
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    Agreed. These horses are beautiful, but the...

    Agreed. These horses are beautiful, but the handling is atrocious.

    A friend of mine worked at a straight Egyptian Arabian halter horse farm back in the 80's, helping prep youngsters to show. There...
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    This is my thought as well. Just tell her that...

    This is my thought as well. Just tell her that you're making her time slot available to someone else due to the 7 cancellations, and invite her to contact you as soon as kid is able to ride regularly...
  6. You want to ride a hunter, but the horse you own...

    You want to ride a hunter, but the horse you own doesn't want to BE a hunter. Why isn't he for sale? What am I missing?
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    OP, I'd have done exactly what you did. I think...

    OP, I'd have done exactly what you did. I think most of us would have.



    So, she told you the same thing she told the person who is now trying to get this horse off their feed bill. Frankly,...
  8. Exactly. As I mentioned in my earlier post, a...

    Exactly. As I mentioned in my earlier post, a GOOD spay/neuter marketing campaign might make some inroads, if it appeals to basic human nature at the lowest common denominator.

    This is exactly...
  9. Actually, she's not proposing educating pet...

    Actually, she's not proposing educating pet owners. She's proposing forcing every dog and cat owner to spay/neuter unless they submit to licensing, home inspections, and can prove a good enough...
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    Yes, thank you for sharing. The part about the...

    Yes, thank you for sharing. The part about the pit ponies reminded me of a movie (was it Disney?) I saw many years ago about them.
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    My two faves: Cow hooves:...

    My two faves:

    Cow hooves: http://www.jefferspet.com/products/cow-hooves-chews-5lbs?sku=RQA2
    and
    Beef knee caps: http://www.jefferspet.com/products/beef-knee-cap-ea?sku=4GB2

    Both are long...
  12. Requesting donations for luxuries, reminded me of...

    Requesting donations for luxuries, reminded me of this classic movie scene from The Jerk:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huOBOkN8jVA
    :lol:
  13. This. The human nose is extremely sensitive to...

    This. The human nose is extremely sensitive to the smell of decay.
  14. For spay/neuter campaigns to be successful,...

    For spay/neuter campaigns to be successful, people with a good understanding of human nature should organize and promote them. (Instead of animal rights folks).

    Ask any top marketing service how...
  15. E-collars are BY FAR the most effective means of...

    E-collars are BY FAR the most effective means of "de-crittering" a high drive dog. We use them to teach our hunting dogs not to chase deer or other non-target game that jump up in front of them and...
  16. Fine, but if that's the minimum standard of care,...

    Fine, but if that's the minimum standard of care, it must be universally enforced.

    What you just envisioned will put rescues and shelters out of business. I can't recall ever visiting a shelter...
  17. Glad to hear she is working out well for you!...

    Glad to hear she is working out well for you! She's a nice looking dog. It's good to see her being allowed to do what she was bred for. I've hunted most everything you can hunt with dogs and I never...
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    I have braided paracord leashes, made to order by...

    I have braided paracord leashes, made to order by my spouse. :)

    A 3-strand braided lead is very strong, yet small and light enough to wad up and stuff in your jeans pocket. I like to put a small...
  19. I'm not familiar with the breed and didn't wade...

    I'm not familiar with the breed and didn't wade through the breed standards, but I'll offer some general observations:

    His heels look underrun, causing him to 'sit back' on his heels. This may be...
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    His ad said he "has no stable vices" so it sounds...

    His ad said he "has no stable vices" so it sounds as if the biting may be a recent development?

    http://www.horseadoption.com/horseprofiles/tapaway/

    At any rate, he doesn't sound like a fun...
  21. Thread: Spay cost?

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    About $350 for a 20 lb dog in the deep south... a...

    About $350 for a 20 lb dog in the deep south... a year ago. This is on the high side for my area.
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    The rescues in my area aren't nearly as stringent...

    The rescues in my area aren't nearly as stringent on cat adoptions as they are for dogs. As long as you meet some basic criteria, you are likely to walk out with a cat or kitten. Even if you do get...
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    Just skimmed through it but my impression is that...

    Just skimmed through it but my impression is that this was just another bad investment. Happens every day. Sometimes the bad investment is in the stock market, sometimes it's real estate, in this...
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    John Coffy. Like the drink, only spelled...

    John Coffy. Like the drink, only spelled different.
    (^From the movie 'The Green Mile'. Love that movie.)

    That color always reminds me of black coffee, too. It's my favorite mule color. Very...
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    Good article. This is the part I struggle most...

    Good article. This is the part I struggle most with:



    I lost a sibling to a drug overdose. He was an addict for nearly 25 years. My family struggled to understand why and will probably never...
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