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12-09-2019 11:31 AM
TNfisher
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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
The last time Missy got skunked, she was apparently trying to bite the skunk as it was waddling away, because she got it full in the mouth. O. M. G. She was SO sick! Drooling for days, literally, and the drool stank of skunk, as did her breath. I deskunked the outside of her, but there was nothing I could do for the inside, and she was miserable for at least a week. I was miserable, too, because she sleeps on the bed, and she kept exhaling skunk smell and drooling skunky puddles on the blankets. I was kinda hoping THAT would teach her not to chase skunks, but I have no doubt she'll eventually forget and need to chase another one. I just hope she keeps her mouth closed!
I know you probably didn't think it was, but this was hilarious and had me chuckling (and praying Mocha never gets close to a skunk)
12-09-2019 11:31 AM
alan j. Lannie , i have not much of a eye for horses , but yours is very Pretty!

In Florida it is so hot that they never develop much of a coat. I have seen pics of ones that were local and moved far North to better pastures and were really unrecognizable with the thicker coats.
12-09-2019 11:29 AM
MeadowCat It's snowing!
12-09-2019 10:22 AM
ECIN Lannie - I have had to adjust my camera settings - I can't remember which one I have it set on , But on mine you change pix settings as how big or little to make it - Most sites have a pix limit , Might be a place to look at first .

BTW - I didn't forget Elenore ! I just couldn't remember her name when I posted that post up - lol

Had a meeting this morning when I left it was pouring and on the way home - it's raining harder !
12-09-2019 08:35 AM
Lannie Hmmm... still tiny. I don't know what to do about that. I used to post bigger pictures on this forum. I wonder if it's my computer.

Back to the drawing board.
12-09-2019 08:34 AM
Lannie Now let's try the test picture, the one that Rich made bigger than normal.
12-09-2019 08:32 AM
Lannie K, let's see if we can get a picture of Horus up here...

Sorry it's tiny, SP. I took this a couple days before the blizzard. Horus and his friends Helen and Little John had all conspired to knock down the pasture gate and they were roaming the property for a couple days until we got the gate fixed. The picture is him standing in front of our garage, keeping out of the wind.

I have some nice action pictures of him on my other computer if I can gather the courage to go down there (it's freezing in the basement) to post them for you one of these days.
12-09-2019 08:27 AM
Lannie
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Originally Posted by spocksdad View Post
Lannie, a few posting tips:

When you compose an extremely long post, like many of yours are, before hitting "Preview Post" or "Submit Reply" buttons, Copy all the post text to your clipboard. That way, if server is acting up and doesn't post reply properly, you haven't lost your text. You can then recompose reply by simply pasting your saved text back in text box! You can also paste this into a draft word doc as backup.

Another thing that works when posting gets bogged down or returns an error is to use Browser Back Arrow, which will take you back to the compose page. Then I would definitely copy and paste into word or text doc to save until issue resolved.

It's happened to me many times on Customer Service email pages where one has to type in long messages. Now, I always copy to clipboard before submitting, just in case.
I do all that, but I was still in the "composing" page when it went all wacko on me. Now I've just swiped and copied all the posts I intend to reply to, so at least I won't forget what I was going to say. And then I'll swipe and copy again after each reply, and again before posting. It's this laptop. It's weird and unfriendly to computer dufuses like me. Oh, and I don't have Word on this thing yet. I have to call my brother to use his Team Viewer thing so he can install it (and some other stuff) for me. I'm on wi-fi in the kitchen, but for that kind of download, he told me I have to take this to the basement and actually plug it directly into the modem, and I haven't done that yet because it's very cold down there and I'd rather be up here where the heaters are (and it's warm). I'll get around to it eventually.

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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Good morning Peeps!

You all are already getting wound up?

Lannie.

Try again with pics of Horus. I'm really interested in seeing what he looks like. Pics of Oliver too!
I'll post his tiny little portrait as soon as I post this, K? Then I'll put the test pic up and see how it does.

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Originally Posted by modm View Post
Yes - I think there is a difference in butter - Even store bought ones. European etc...

I would bet Lannie makes some terrific butter!
My butter is excellent, but it's because I have good cream to work with. Cricket is 3/4 Jersey (VERY thick cream), so her cream makes really excellent (and very yellow) butter. Storebought regular butter is made from Holstein cream, and no offense to Holsteins (they're very sweet, too), they've been bred over the years to produce more and more milk, and the quality is not as good as a more heritage-type breed. Actually, beef breeds make the best milk in my opinion. It's more "homogenized" without being actually homogenized. The cream is a bit thinner than a Jersey or Brown Swiss, for instance, but their skimmed milk is rich and creamy and very enjoyable to drink. It's like store-bought full-fat milk, except without the plastic, flat, cooked taste.

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Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
I have found the best butter you can buy at the super market is Kerry's Gold.
I use the cheap stuff for cooking but for steamed vegetables and the likes i use the Irish butter.
I haven't had that kind, but I'm assuming it's butter made from Dexter cow cream. They're a smaller milk/beef breed from Ireland, sometimes called Kerry cattle. I'm guessing that's why it's called Kerry's Gold. And it would be gold if it was from pastured cows. All that wonderful beta-carotene!

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I use the Kerry Gold as well - unsalted. Sometimes Plugara (sp) - Believe they have more fat content - softer, melt easier, and more yellow in color.....
All butter (real, actual, pure butter) is 100% fat. If there's any variation in fat content, it would be lower, and it would be because they've added something to it. Some "butter" has oil in it to facilitate spreading when it's cold out of the fridge, but oil is also 100% fat. There's a lot of fancy advertising out there (like "plant butter" WTH? it's just margarine!), but it's just to make you get a nice picture in your mind of something, so you'll be more likely to buy that thing instead of the other thing.

You guys know what "cage free" means for chicken and eggs? It COULD mean someone has a nice open place they let their chickens roam around in (like our 15 acre plot), but what it PROBABLY means is that the chickens are all milling around loose in a closed building with only one or two square feet of floor space per bird.

And "pasture raised" doesn't mean happy chickens running around free in a pretty green pasture, although technically it could. What it does mean is that the chickens have to have at least 10 minutes of access to the outside in each 24 hour period. TEN minutes. They open the door for 10 minutes, but most of those chickens, being confined in the building the rest of their 23 hours and 50 minutes a day, would be afraid to go out, so they don't. But when you buy chicken that says it was pasture raised, you get a warm fuzzy feeling about pretty chickens playing in the sun in a green meadow. Don't you?

To be honest, a truly pasture raised chicken is tough as rubber, because they run around a LOT. When we butcher some of our extra roosters, I LOVE the meat because it actually has a nice intense chicken flavor, but I can't just roast it or fry it. It has to be stewed, slow cooked for 24 hours or boiled to death. I usually throw the pieces in a pot with onions, celery, and some seasonings and boil it all day, then pull the meat off the bones, and use that along with the strained stock (VOODOO SOUP) to make Annoying Rooster Pot Pie. It's one of our favorites. But if we want a chicken for roasting or frying, we buy a confinement bird at the store, just because you can actually chew the meat on them.

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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
Posts like this one is exactly the reason there are NO young gun posters on the CT ! They don't have a clue who Francis is or what - lol

Same goes for Jed , Ellie , Granny , Mr. Douglas , Ebb , Andy , Barnie , The dancing Bear , and the List goes on and on
I know all those! But you forgot Eleanor the cow! LOL!

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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
I was reading backwards and I already knew this. It's on the Kansas State Website somewhere.

It works very well!

Axel got skunked not once but twice. Dumb dog for going back for seconds.

The expression on his face after the second hit was pathetic. Like I am supposed to help you? Hows about helping me by not playing with skunks?
The last time Missy got skunked, she was apparently trying to bite the skunk as it was waddling away, because she got it full in the mouth. O. M. G. She was SO sick! Drooling for days, literally, and the drool stank of skunk, as did her breath. I deskunked the outside of her, but there was nothing I could do for the inside, and she was miserable for at least a week. I was miserable, too, because she sleeps on the bed, and she kept exhaling skunk smell and drooling skunky puddles on the blankets. I was kinda hoping THAT would teach her not to chase skunks, but I have no doubt she'll eventually forget and need to chase another one. I just hope she keeps her mouth closed!
12-09-2019 08:09 AM
ECIN
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Originally Posted by spocksdad View Post
And, if properly trained in donkey IPO, we might see Francis, the new A$$, kicking some bad neighbor A$$ !!
12-09-2019 07:51 AM
TNfisher
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
Boy its been pouring here this morning and the wind is whipping ! TN - looks like the same for you too
And 64 today, then 33 tomorrow with a chance of snow
12-09-2019 07:39 AM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
I am glad I didn't have to do the correction. Mule, donkey.
Mel, Of course, I realize Francis was a Mule, but it's also a cute name for SP's new Donkey!


BTW- Did you notice the rope tug toy on the ground behind the donkey in the pic? I'm guessing you gotta be one tough dude to play tug with a Mule or Donkey?

Could this be a new form of rural Cross-Fit, to expand on the goat-yoga craze? Hey, SP, new idea for a business....
12-09-2019 07:30 AM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
Yeah and Francis could talk too ! Maybe if SP got one then it would tell her who stole her packages ! Just a thought

And, if properly trained in donkey IPO, we might see Francis, the new A$$, kicking some bad neighbor A$$ !!
12-09-2019 07:09 AM
ECIN Boy its been pouring here this morning and the wind is whipping ! TN - looks like the same for you too
12-09-2019 07:08 AM
ECIN
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Francis is a mule. SP needs one of these to help her chickies keep their feet warm on cold winter days:

Yeah and Francis could talk too ! Maybe if SP got one then it would tell her who stole her packages ! Just a thought
12-09-2019 06:35 AM
modm Thanks for the compliments on the rolls - The Christmas party went well...went longer than the normal 2 hours.


Starting the last week of work before vacation and already a bit late getting going. Barring any call-ins I should be off from 12/13 (Friday the 13th!) until Jan 6th 2020!

Off to work - if I leave shortly I can almost make it in time
12-09-2019 12:27 AM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by Beaumont67 View Post
SP - take it from Beau, who bought a quonset kit, on sale.
- they are a POS to put together, very labor intensive
- mine did not bolt together, without jimmy rigging ratchet straps to pull panels to line up
- I suspect, Manufacturing Company makes some out of spec. on corrugated angles...and liquidate the crap
- plus the base needs footings 1.5 feet deep of concrete...around perimeter of slab
- need loads of scaffold to erect, and 5 workers plus a truck hitch to winch up in position
- in the end, a more expensive build...than advertised



Don't do it SP, you will go over budget 2x....and learn new swear words.
- and need anger management training



Pick wisely - or SP & Alan relationship, will not survive the building erection spats.

Advise me, someone!

Mister, can do, after structure is up.

It's the preparatory $ to get the structure up
12-09-2019 12:20 AM
StrykersPerson Jeremiah was a bullfrog


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtYn...bNmK6s&index=2
12-09-2019 12:10 AM
StrykersPerson To all of us ladies!

Grand Funk Railroad - Some Kind of Wonderful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7B5jXYRy3Q
12-08-2019 11:05 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
It wasn't you guys, quit worrying! I have a well-developed sense of humor, and I can handle everything from sarcasm to weirdly sick and twisted, LOL!

I'm guessing I need to ask Rich to make the pics bigger when he sends them to me then. They show up big on the other forum we're both on, when posted as attachments. I used to have Photobucket but they took all my pictures and I refuse to pay the ransom, so I don't have a photo hosting site anymore. I doubt the other ones are much better, and besides it would be so much work, and so much time I don't have, to move all my pictures over to another site. The attachments are easier, for me, so I'll see if I can get them to be a little bigger.




Gah, you're breaking my heart. She did that EXACT thing! I guess they all do. It must be something they learn in Dobie school.




Yeah, no thanks! I have one hairy dog already and her prey drive is high. Huskies are through the ROOF! Although I do like Huskies I would never have one with all these small animals (and poultry) on the place. Nah, I need a Dobie.





I would love to see pictures of Toad, too. I've never seen him. I'm sure there must be pics somewhere on the forum, but I've never come across one.



He's under the house. Skunks don't usually go UP. They go down. If you go around your foundation and look carefully, I'll bet you find a little access hole. Probably behind a shrub.

If you want to try catching him yourself, I can tell you a pretty safe way to do it, but you need a live trap. First, find his (or her) access hole, then set the live trap near it with a can of cat food in the back. The skunk will go in to eat the cat food, they LOVE canned cat food. Then slowly and carefully, put a tarp over the trap so IF he gets scared and sprays, it will go on the tarp and not on you. At that point, what we do is carry the trap out to an open area, tip it up and let the skunk tumble out, then shoot it. It has to be a head or a spine shot, or it will spray. If you don't want to (or can't for some reason) shoot it, just take it nice and slow out somewhere far from your house and open the front of the trap and let it go.

We had a bad skunk problem several years back (had a "she" and she had babies), so we borrowed a live trap and dispatched almost all of them. (Don't yell at me, the babies were grown up by then.) None of them sprayed while they were in the trap covered by the tarp. They just curled up and waited to be let loose. Anyway, that's what the professional guy will do, so you can pay him or do it yourself if you feel up to it.

Hey, do you have a County Trapper in your area? We called ours and he's the one who showed us what to do and loaned us the live trap. He also trapped a bunch of foxes we were having problems with as well. Then we got the dogs (the Pyrenees) and haven't had a fox problem since. We still get the odd skunk passing through, but they don't stay, so it's not a huge problem anymore. Once every couple years maybe one of the dogs will get skunked because they're STOOPID and they have to chase. Missy is the worst, and she has long hair, so it takes a bit of effort to deskunk her. Zipper, being short-coated, was easy to deodorize.

If you don't already know this, here's the formula for deskunking:

Half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in a large bowl or bucket.
Handful of baking soda.
Big healthy squirt of Dawn dish liquid (to degrease the skunk oil)
.

Mix that together with your hand and use a rag to sop it all over the dog (or whomever) where the spray hit, then use a clean wet cloth and follow up with a clean dry cloth. It would get 100% of the smell off Zipper and it gets about 99% off Missy. Missy will still smell a bit eau d'skunk for a couple days, but it's not horrible.

Disclaimer: The above is only my advice based on personal experience and no offense is intended to anyone.
I was reading backwards and I already knew this. It's on the Kansas State Website somewhere.

It works very well!

Axel got skunked not once but twice. Dumb dog for going back for seconds.

The expression on his face after the second hit was pathetic. Like I am supposed to help you? Hows about helping me by not playing with skunks?
12-08-2019 06:30 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by modm View Post
Ok all done with the rolls - came out ok...Taste pretty good, perhaps a touch too much honey. Egg wash could be more uniform.



Can I have two?
12-08-2019 06:17 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Francis is a mule. SP needs one of these to help her chickies keep their feet warm on cold winter days:

I am glad I didn't have to do the correction. Mule, donkey.
12-08-2019 05:43 PM
Beaumont67
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Alright!

Need to get the barn peeps together.

One of them buildings that zip together like this?

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...WKqTqFKFTd_VWM
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
SP, why are you surfing for quonset huts?
SP - take it from Beau, who bought a quonset kit, on sale.
- they are a POS to put together, very labor intensive
- mine did not bolt together, without jimmy rigging ratchet straps to pull panels to line up
- I suspect, Manufacturing Company makes some out of spec. on corrugated angles...and liquidate the crap
- plus the base needs footings 1.5 feet deep of concrete...around perimeter of slab
- need loads of scaffold to erect, and 5 workers plus a truck hitch to winch up in position
- in the end, a more expensive build...than advertised

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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Looks like a good enough barn to me!

Mister said a couple of things about sharing.
Don't do it SP, you will go over budget 2x....and learn new swear words.
- and need anger management training

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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
I am just shopping.

Mister and I have finally agreed on a building type.

He put it in the air.
Pick wisely - or SP & Alan relationship, will not survive the building erection spats.
12-08-2019 04:55 PM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
Posts like this one is exactly the reason there are NO young gun posters on the CT ! They don't have a clue who Francis is or what - lol

Same goes for Jed , Ellie , Granny , Mr. Douglas , Ebb , Andy , Barnie , The dancing Bear , and the List goes on and on

You're Right Doc, let's try this?--

Climate Doomster & SJW, Greta Thurnberg, was recently offered a donkey for transport from Lisbon to Madrid as a zero carbon footprint (neglecting donkey gas) alternative to her Gulfstream G-700 corporate jet:

Greta With Her Hee-Haw Rickshaw



https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.word...-go-by-donkey/


FYI Doc- My 30 y/o daughter was brought up watching TV Land on cable and watched a lot of those 60's shows...


....back to the garage
12-08-2019 04:14 PM
ECIN You tube lesson for SP ! OK SP PAT attention - this is VERY easy to do !

When you find the video you want to put on here - copy the link in the bar - the one I just posted looks like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdR6MN2jKYs

Step one - start with [youtube] then paste your link after the [youtube]

so this is what it would look like [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdR6MN2jKYs then I take the bar and put it right here in front of the R and then back space and remove till you get to the ] it will then look like this and then you have it !

OK - Lets put it all together !

this is what it will look like
12-08-2019 04:04 PM
ECIN My dance entry around 3:15 or so

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