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    What is in your 'tool-kit', for emergencies or injuries?

    Hello All! It's been a while since i have last posted, a lot of things have changed and happened over winter and it has just been hectic. I feel like I am not adequately stocked and prepared for most injuries and or sudden heath issues, so I thought I would ask what you all have on the ready. I...
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    Best soap recipes

    @babsbag maybe no color swirled with tan, or brown, or a metallic? I am interested in molds, i'll pm ina few, kids are yellin', i need to go investigate
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    Best soap recipes

    i need to start making soap again soon too, hubs wants the space in the freezer for more venison XD
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    Best soap recipes

    @NH homesteader i buy from brambleberry, i like their samplers for fragrance and what nots. and fiasco farms has a recipe with lard, i haven't used, but wanted to try. http://fiascofarm.com/recipes/soap.htm
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    Best soap recipes

    @babsbag YOUR SOAP LOOKS SO PURDY i have yet to try pretty, i am still trying to nail down specific oils and recipes i like before i start really scenting and coloring. i have a selection of scents and mica's to try, but like i said, i am really trying to nail down a favorite oil mix. My whole...
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    Best soap recipes

    definitely could be the types of oils/fats used produced a softer bar, but maybe they didn't let if cure fully? i've hurried the cure before, and the soap was ok, apart from being soft like you described. the rest of the bars in that one batch cured fully and were nice and hard. I was just in a...
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    Does anyone else butcher their own meat?

    @NH homesteader Yes Elk and deer are really similar. Most probably wouldn't be able to see or taste a difference, and both meats are venison. But we know our meat, and can tell the difference between our elk and deer, even the difference between Mule deer and whitetail. BUT IT'S ALL SO...
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    Does anyone else butcher their own meat?

    YES! this thread is wonderful! My family hunts, all of us. Together, between 3 adult hunters, we tagged 2 elk, and 3 deer. Grouse are really common in my area, think of them like woods chicken. Countless grouse, bag limit of 4 per day/ per hunter, so just about as many as we see we shoot. My...
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    Round pen construction

    im watching this, because I feel in the same boat. My husband tells me his dad used to make them out of pine pecker poles (skinny tall trees), and he will make one for me in the spring, he says that but will it happen? I HOPE SO!! :)
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    My Ali is now getting help! updated pictures

    its been a while, so i thought i'd come back to add more pictures. This was taken this spring, her kids were so little then, they are big boys now!! She has all her hair, but you can see her condition was already leaving, I was milking at this time. Fast forward a few months...
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    Loose bunny has first litter, question on health of kits

    I have raised rabbits two other times over the years, both times in cages. and lots of people in my area have apparent success at free ranging. I loved the idea and have not lost any, repeat, ANY adults to anything, i see and can account for each one during the course of a day. i adore the bun's...
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    Loose bunny has first litter, question on health of kits

    ok, hello all on the bunny forums! i have many animals at my little funny farm, and loose bunnies being one of them. I have only had them loose about 4 months now, but I have just now found my first litter. I bought all my starter herd of buns from a good breeder, standard rex's, and a variety...
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    New Mare, one less problem

    @TAH she has some limitation of movement in one back leg, she also has a huge scar on her rump on the same leg, could scar tissue limit movement?
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    New Mare, one less problem

    thank you @TAH she is a lovely girl, although a bit dirty XD Here is a short video walk a round of her
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    New Mare, one less problem

    thought i'd a pic of her to show :)
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