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    Teresa & Mike CHS - Our journal

    That wire probably comes from the alternate universe where the socks disappear to in the laundry.
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    kits and fireworks

    If you have kits unexpectedly "on the wire" just make up a nest box and move the kits into it. If they are cold warm them up first. You can use a cup of warm water (not hot) and dip them in it holding them by the head. Dry them off and put them between towels on a heating pad until their body...
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    Ridgetop - our place and how we muddle along

    Saw the surgeon on Friday. HE SAID I CAN SHAVE MY LEGS! :bow I can stop saying "Grazie" and "chiao" and have cancelled my Italian lessons. :weee I can also go in the pool. :celebrate The surgeon is super happy with my progress, knee movement, and range of motion. Saw...
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    Will a sister bunny attack the other's kits?

    Rabbits only feed their kits at night so your best chance of identifying the mother is to check which doe is feeding the kits at night. They don't usually go into the nest box during the day. It is an instinctual behavior from wild rabbits. The doe will hide near the nest but will not visit...
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    Ridgetop - our place and how we muddle along

    Update on knee replacement surgery. No shaving for 3 months due to risk of infection in joint from a nick! I look like a cactus! :hide I tried to deforest my legs with duct tape, but it did not work. I look like an Italian woman from the 60's. I remember being amazed living in Italy as a...
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    2022-2023 Market lamb

    Great. How is the stuff on his ear doing? You can try smothering it with sulphur cream, or iodine.
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    Baymule’s Journal

    We need a second truck now too since we need our truck to hitch our 5th wheel to live in if the house goes. DS2's truck will pull the stock trailer. But will the sheep all fit???? We can ride Josie the Mule out. A lot of people just open the gates and let the horses and livestock run before...
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    Teresa & Mike CHS - Our journal

    Never dive in a shallow pool! Even racing dives can be dangerous. I guess you will just have to float around in a large tube with an adult beverage in your hand. ;)
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    Farmerjan's journal - Weather

    I miss having a garden! Darn ground squirrels! I don't have any geraniums left either, apparently the ground squirrels will eat geraniums - contrary to the online info of plants they don't like. The Rosemary and Society Garlic is still ok though, so I guess that is all I will be planting in...
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    2022-2023 Market lamb

    What "extra" ear tag did you remove? You will need the scrapie tag to sell him. Many breeders put in 2 tags - one is the scrapie tag assigned to their flock, while the other is the individual ID tag which identifies the lamb which the breeder would use to identify which ewe and ram the lamb...
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    First time dealing with scours. What do I give him?

    A sudden heat spell can cause loss of appetite and loose stools. As long as there is no underlying medical reason for the scours, I just pull all grain (if you are giving it). More roughage is best to control scours. If he keeps scouring you can use Kaopectate. We refer to it here as the...
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    rachels.haven's Journal

    Main problem with wildfires is when the wind blows strong. The fire department can't control the fire in the wind gusts. Also, wildfires actually make their own wind - like the little candle driven Christmas carousels. The excessive heat from the fires causes updrafts. Fire here in Southern...
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    Teresa & Mike CHS - Our journal

    "Deep" is a pool with a deep end of 7' suitable for diving. Depending on the size of the pool and the depth the pool will heat up or stay pleasant in suer hot temps. A wading pool will heat up enough to bathe your kids! LOL When horse camping with our young children (no showers) we used a...
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    Farmerjan's journal - Weather

    Baling string is how 4-H families repair fences and build more! When you have several colors, it gets really pretty around the 4-H pens! LOL
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    Baymule’s Journal

    During wildfire alerts we try to keep the stock trailer hitched. If we are evacuated the dogs go to the local shelter which will keep them for evacuation victims, the fairgrounds take in the horses and some sheep and goats. Last evacuation fire we had we were not in the state and DS1 took...
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    Ridgetop - our place and how we muddle along

    The heavy swelling has gone down after 3 days. My own fault for overdoing. So swollen that it was hard to do my exercises and bend the knee. The scar stretched so much when the knee was swollen that it really hurt badly. Now that the swelling is down, I can do the stretching and bending...
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    Ridgetop - our place and how we muddle along

    A day and a half in bed with ice and the swelling has gone down a bit. Still swollen and doesn't want to bend due to swelling but another day or two with minimal walking and exercises should take care of it. Like DH said I want to be back to the way I was when my leg was working and straight...
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    Margali's Griffin Wood Ranch

    I never pluck or trim. Half the flock is perfectly clean shed, most of the rest have just a mohawk strip, several are too wooly to suit me. I will be culling some of these this year. Although they seem to shed differently each year. I am keeping a ournal of who sheds clean to double check...
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    Teresa & Mike CHS - Our journal

    Water in a deep pool will feel cooler than ambient air temps. And air on wet bodies feels cooler.
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    Baymule’s Journal

    I would do it for you, I have the tools and a tile saw. However, if DS can pay for it since all work done on house to get it ready to sell will increase basis and be deducted with costs of sale and avoid some capital gains. Remember to add costs of all work done before sale to basis.
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