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  1. Baymule

    In Memory of Trip

    January 24, 2015 a fluffy Great Pyrenees puppy came into our lives. We had bought 8 acres with a doublewide on it in Lindale, Texas, to be close to our daughter and family. We were about to move and I had been thinking about getting another Great Pyrenees for our new farm. A man walked into my...
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    Shortages

    As many here are aware, things that we have been used to for most of our lives, are getting hard to get. Some things are just not obtainable at any price. My sister in law has a 3 year old Ford F350 dually that got hit by lightening almost TWO YEARS ago. ALL the electronics are fried. It has...
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    How to Get a Tight Ring Off!

    I wasn't planning on taking off my wedding band, I have a habit of turning it with my thumb. Recently I found out that it would not come off. Now I really WANTED it off. I tried soaps, oil, grease, everything I could think of. Nothing worked. I figured I'd have to get it cut off and went to a...
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    Why Don't My Pictures Show Up On Old Threads?

    @Support or @Nifty I wanted to send a link to my old thread I Hate Green Briars to a friend. But on Page 1, most of the pictures are replaced by a red X. When I clicked on edit, the pictures show up, but I can't save them. Here is the link...
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    Baymule’s Journal

    I’ve been a member here for, let’s see….at least 10 years and have never kept a journal. My life has blown up to the moon, with the death of my beloved husband of 25 of the best years of my 66 years of life. I am Blessed to have known such pure adoration, wrapped in unconditional love, safe and...
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    Paris is Gone

    It's been a long relationship with a smack dab crazy dog. Anybody that reads my posts knows about Paris, a Great Pyrenees. Paris was a free throw away dog, a chicken killer. While I don't recommend taking on a problem dog as your very first LGD, it worked out, finally, for us. Her story begins...
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    My BJ, My Husband has Died

    BJ passed away September 20 with Covid Pneumonia. We both were sick, but he got worse and I took him to the hospital. He rallied and I thought I would be bringing him home, but that was not to be. The hospital called me that morning to tell me that they were putting him on a ventilator. BJ could...
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    Registered Ewes for Ringo!

    We got home a little while ago with two 3 1/2 month old registered ewes. We bought them from Howard and Susian Covington in Livingston. I was so excited I couldn’t sleep last night. Dessa
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    Baymule’s 2021 Feeder Pigs!

    We got 3 pigs today. Like last year, feeder pigs are scarce and high priced. 8 week old weaned piglets are going from $100 to $200 each. Tons of little miniature pigs, what am I going to do with that? Make a pig nugget and French fries? Anyway, we went to go buy 3 approximately 100 pounders for...
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    Snow! In Texas! AGAIN!!!

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    Keep or Sell? Names?

    Y’all take a look at this. My sister gave me a picture for Christmas. I looked at it and said, “you are not going to believe this, but I have a ewe lamb with those same markings!” I’ve been considering this ewe lamb, she is growing good, looks good, but comes from a wormy momma. Wormy mamma is...
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    The Truck is Protected

    Our LGDs are marvelous animals, going above and beyond what we expect from them. Trip guards the sheep from predators, neighbors, garbage trucks and the like. He gallops down the driveway and clears the fence in a single bound into pasture 1 to run to the front fence to bark ferociously. He...
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    Giant Pink Banana Squash

    I planted Giant Pink Banana Squash out of curiosity. I wanted to make pies and have something for sheep treats. I had 3 plants. They sprawled out, went over the fence and up a tree. I picked 6 squash, not bad. I made pie and pumpkin bread, delicious! After a hot dry summer, we finally got rain...
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    Baymule’s 2021 Lambing

    Ok, it started a little early, there will be another one, but the rest will be in February 2021. I had Ringo with 2 ewes to sell as bred ewes. The buyer lost his job due to Covid and oil patch layoffs. He found another job, but not what he was making. House note, car notes, wife and 3 kids...
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    October Crazy-Hip Replacement

    October has started with more than the usual amount of crazy that goes on in our lives. BJ is scheduled for hip replacement October 14 and is counting down. He is in pain, lurching around and very unhappy at being sidelined. The good news is that the doctor said that his recovery won't be near...
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    Shucking Corn With Ringo

    Yesterday I picked corn, got 53 ears. I dropped the tailgate on BJs truck, had a cleaver, 2 knives and a small board. I chop both ends with the cleaver and pull off the shucks. I had a plastic tote to drop the shucks in, there were some very over ripe pears in the bottom. I hadn’t done too much...
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    BBQ Sauce Recipes

    2020 has been my best tomato year ever! I've had to get real creative to use them all. I've canned plain sauce, spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, salsa, dehydrated tomatoes, and BBQ sauce. At @promiseacres request, I am posting my BBQ sauce recipes. I made 2 different BBQ sauce, sweet and savory...
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    Our Steer is Here!

    Our steer was delivered today. He was born last October, 2019. He has a slaughter date in March 2021. He is half Charolais and half Hereford. We named him Goldie.
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    Sheba-A Marvelous Gift

    I was contacted by a person wishing to remain anonymous, with an offer of an Anatolian puppy. As I read the generous offer to BJ, we both burst into tears. Because of Sentry’s hip dysplasia and surgery and our decision not to put him through another surgery, this person felt bad for us. Needless...
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    Grass Tetany in Sheep

    Lady Baa Baa has been feeling “off”. I could see that she didn’t feel good. I figured she was hitting the uncomfortable stage of pregnancy and gave her tummy rubs. She laid down and I could see in her eyes that she wasn’t her usual self. She was eating the pellet Feed, hay and grazing in the...
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