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  • Best Xmas presents for the farm girl who has everything!

    Or, what farm gifts have you gotten from the people in your life that "get it"?

    Or, what ones would you LIKE?

    (feel free to use this thread to give hints to the clue-impaired folks who buy us bracelets and perfume)

    Some of mine: the ladder to my hayloft (awe-inspiring to all gearheads who see it), a storage tent, leaf blower, tankless water heater . . .
    Click here before you buy.

  • #2
    I am hoping for 22 yards (a truckful) of stone dust .

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    • #3
      I would like an ATV with a dump wagon on the back....

      Please refer to the wheel barrow thread !!!!
      Ride it like you stole it....ohhh sh*t

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      • #4
        Forgot to add. My husband gave me a Stihl electric leaf blower a few years ago, and I love it.

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        • #5
          The problem with holiday presents for farm folks is that most of the things on the Want list aren't cheap.
          (otherwise we'd buy them, LOL)

          I'd love a shed/garage for the equipment.
          Snow blade for the tractor.
          A smaller tractor.
          5 loads of driveway rock.
          A few loads of stonedust and a few loads of sand.
          A few trees removed.

          Nothing I can ask for that's reasonable on that list.

          On the reasonable list:
          Chains for the tractor.
          1 or 2 new pairs of winter britches.

          What I actually asked for:
          New serving spoons
          Pajamas
          Winter farm gloves (this one confuses everyone every year, I get everything from driving gloves to fuzzy mittens)

          What I already got and so very fantastic:
          Fireplace fixed
          Tractor serviced by someone who isn't me.
          New barn doors coming this weekend.

          So, happy lady anyways.
          You jump in the saddle,
          Hold onto the bridle!
          Jump in the line!
          ...Belefonte

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          • #6
            DH asked me what I would like for christmas this year, to which I replied, "a load of stone to fix the mud in the sacrifice area". He was appaled that I would ask for stone, saying that he couldn't get me that for xmas. Well, it's what I want, soo....

            Before the killer rain we got 2 weeks ago, he went and got a load of stone, spread it all out after scraping the mud off, and mounted a floodlight on the barn so that I can see at night to pick the poop up. Said he wouldn't get it for me for xmas but would get it "just cause".

            Love that man! Next on the list is footing for the arena.... maybe Valentine's Day?

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            • #7
              Forgot to add that a heated bird bath would be neat...but I think I'm going to get one of those heated dog dishes and see if that works.

              Wait...Stihl makes an electric leafblower? Is it powerful? I tried a black and decker one at a hardware store and my blowdryer had more chutzpah. But I love anything made by Stihl. My chainsaw rocks...it's a Stihl.

              Personal Champ...awesome gift! That's gotta make life much easier.
              You jump in the saddle,
              Hold onto the bridle!
              Jump in the line!
              ...Belefonte

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              • #8
                For my hubby to build me a big feed bin..hadn't thought of that until just now but that sounds perfect.

                For the most part if it isn't horse related then I don't want or need it
                http://www.benchmarksporthorses.com/

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                • #9
                  My List for Santa:

                  Stone dust (seems to be a HOT item this year!!)
                  Driveway rock (ditto above)
                  New footing for ring
                  ATV with bucket
                  Barn painted
                  Tractor w/bush hog
                  Manure Spread
                  Snow blower and/or plow

                  Oh, and BTW - I have been veeeerrryyyy good
                  "A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority." Rick Warren

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                  • #10
                    ahhhh... gravel. #1!! me too. I just got driveway gravel and two loads of sand for the arena this yr. And Gramps just put a new small fresh load of gravel in the outside wash rack area. Contentment.

                    You'all turn green-eyed when a tri-axle drives down the road, flashing them to turn into your place?
                    Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MistyBlue View Post
                      Forgot to add that a heated bird bath would be neat...but I think I'm going to get one of those heated dog dishes and see if that works.

                      Wait...Stihl makes an electric leafblower? Is it powerful? I tried a black and decker one at a hardware store and my blowdryer had more chutzpah. But I love anything made by Stihl. My chainsaw rocks...it's a Stihl.

                      Personal Champ...awesome gift! That's gotta make life much easier.
                      It is a Stihl. Hubby bought it because he loves their chain saws. Must be powerful, because I had to wrest it from my DH this year. After years of raking, he tried the blower, and now I cannot get it back!

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                      • #12
                        My 2 cycle back pack blower is a Stihl, I didn't know they made electric ones though. Those come in handy in the barn. Hmmm, might take a trip to the small engine place.

                        And yes, I get jealous as heck when I see a tri-axle go by on the road. I get whiplash trying to see what it's carrying and then envying the person getting the load.

                        Nothing sounds prettier than back-up beepers on a tri-axle of stone or sand coming up your driveway!
                        You jump in the saddle,
                        Hold onto the bridle!
                        Jump in the line!
                        ...Belefonte

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MistyBlue View Post
                          Nothing sounds prettier than back-up beepers on a tri-axle of stone or sand coming up your driveway!
                          Freak! LOL!!

                          I thought I was was only one...

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                          • #14
                            I want a Nibble net....
                            Foaling Around www.facebook.com/foalingaround
                            Custom Equestrian Items and Bath Products

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                            • #15
                              I send Dh a list of things that I want the worst part is that if it has anything to do with the farm/house he just tells me to order it when it is needed. so this is the list of what he can get me, don't need any of it but hey if he is going to spend money it might as well be something I can use.

                              My number 1. pick
                              http://www.snugrugz.com/airowear.htm

                              http://www.styleequitation.co.uk/our...rnout-Rug.html

                              http://www.styleequitation.co.uk/our...rnout-Rug.html

                              http://www.styleequitation.co.uk/our...te-CS1380.html

                              http://www.styleequitation.co.uk/our...cket-Moss.html

                              I always make sure I write the sizes and colors I want so that I can use right away.
                              My life motto now is "You can't fix stupid!"

                              Are you going to cowboy up, or lie there and bleed

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                              • #16
                                For lower cost gifts that a farm owner can appreciate, buy
                                one or more of those Rubbermaid giant leaf bags. Great
                                for carting hay around and bringing loose bedding to the
                                stall. Another wonderful gift for the farm person is a good
                                hose, there are never enough of those. And also great for
                                winter are the Gatorlock quick disconnects to attach and
                                remove that hose from the frost hydrant.
                                Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
                                Elmwood, Wisconsin

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Personal Champ View Post
                                  DH asked me what I would like for christmas this year, to which I replied, "a load of stone to fix the mud in the sacrifice area". He was appaled that I would ask for stone, saying that he couldn't get me that for xmas. Well, it's what I want, soo....
                                  OMG! this is almost the same exchange between myself and my BF.

                                  I said: "all I want for x-mas are a few of my jump lessons paid for" his reply was: "I wont get you THAT for x-mas", I replied: "well, thats all I want, sooo"......

                                  he he... perhaps he will come through the same way your guy did (crossing-fingers)

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                                  • #18
                                    Yes, DH is the bomb. He often thinks my requests are bizzare, like the leaf blower a few years back, but usually humors me.

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                                    • #19
                                      My family got me a dewalt cordless drill with a case, bits, and an extra battery and charger last year... I have been in heaven ever since! It is amazing the things I can do by myself now, lol.. I built my own stall walls, sliding doors, hung my own plywood siding in the hay area, etc...

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                                      • #20
                                        A baseball cap with two little lights sewn into the brim (perfect for late night trips to the barn)

                                        Muck shoes and boots

                                        Warm socks, neckwarmers, and gloves

                                        A muck bucket cart (on my list for this year)
                                        "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch

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