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    Farmerjan's journal - Weather

    Actually renting the house is a good idea if you think you might want to or have to return to the area. Wait and see what you want to do when the time comes. I was pretty happy with renting the Washington house until rents stopped coming in and the government told tenants they didn't have to...
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    Farmerjan's journal - Weather

    You are right about the depreciation. Either way, converting to a rental can be tricky if you decide to sell later without doing a 1031 exchange. Before converting primary residence to a rental, talk to your tax accountant. If you haven't owned the house for a long time, you would probably be...
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    Ridgetop - our place and how we muddle along

    Mold is what DH is afraid of. Last load of hay up to $13/100lb bale. RATINATOR NOW UP TO 38! SQUIRRELINATOR UP TO 18 GROUND SQUIRRELS! :weee DS1 moving trap around to new locations as rats learn about it. Luckily when he catches them he gets about 5-6 at a time! Moving...
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    High Desert Cowboy- How far is it up north?

    Unfortunately cities creep up and grab nearby rural farmland so they can tax it. One previous neighbor had a neighborhood meeting about fly control. He wanted to have everybody required to hang up fly catchers and spray their properties for control of flies. DH pointed out that since we...
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    Farmerjan's journal - Weather

    Before converting this property to a rental, discuss this with your tax accountant. Once you convert the home place to a rental (investment property) it drastically changes the tax consequences if you sell. When you sell primary residence property you have certain exemptions to capital gains...
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    High Desert Cowboy- How far is it up north?

    I don't know if we can ever afford to move away now with all the people who can work remotely buying properties in the rural areas. We may have to reconsider where we will go. Or just move the property line on our acreage, put up an ADU, and love here in liberal hell. :( :mad: 😭
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    Thistleblooms Rambles

    Or just big liars. You have to translate the sale language, just like for houses. "Cute cottage" Made for midgets no room for kids or DH "Needs TLC" Complete tear down. "Green broke" Owner was able to wrestle the halter on - ONCE! "Babysitter" Falls asleep on trail LOL
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    rachels.haven's Journal

    Maybe he will end up a lineman for the power company. No indoctrinating liberal college and a 6 figure income. Win Win!
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    Coffee anyone ?

    If it is going at the end of a sitting area that you will be using a lot, got with the rose. Fruit attracts bugs and flies as it ripens and drops. Dropping fruit requires raking it and picking it up before it rots. Sitting area is for relaxing and enjoying, not for realizing you forgot to put...
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    Cost of hay where you are?

    Southern California outside L. A. Cheap price right now is $8.50/100+lb. bale. Will go up to $18+/bale in winter. We try to lay in a supply and store it for winter since we feed a lot once forage is gone and lamb year round. We only have forage when we get rains during the winter and...
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    rachels.haven's Journal

    They say things come in 3's. Hope that is it for you!
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    Ridgetop - our place and how we muddle along

    :oops: OOPS! Well I made a mistake reading my calendar. Those ewes are due NEXT week. It is a better mistake than due last week and surprised! LOL I wondered why there was minimal udder activity in those second timers! All 3 of the are HUGE so hopefully twins. The first kidding date is...
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    rachels.haven's Journal

    You saved her a lot of suffering. :hugs
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    A lot has happened in a short time..

    Bunnylady has it correctly! Horns in a small ranch situation are a nuisance and dangerous to the goat and others. Even in the dwarf breeds, horn tips are right at eye level for small children who often play with these pets. In the case of showing goats, the American Dairy Goat Association...
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    Fat sheep

    On rereading this, I see that they are 3 years old so you probably won't be breeding the ewes. You are feeding way too much and as they get older that much fat on them will have bad effects.. The time to increase feed is when they are about 8 or 9 years old IF THEY LOVE WEIGHT, not when they...
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