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  1. HomesteaderWife

    It was an "I quit" day.

    An approach I would say mainly inspired by my husband is this: life is full of failures, why not make an experience of it? And when you succeed, it's so much more rewarding. Yea yea, pickles are cheap at the store and 1/8 of the trouble. But I'm telling you, after growing those cucumbers and...
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    Horse Treats

    When I grew up with horses, I never tried baking treats for them but used to find some at Tractor Supply later on that had apple and oatmeal I believe? They loved them so much!
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    B&B Happy Goats....journal

    Best wishes to you @B&B Happy goats :hugs Get to feeling better and have a speedy recovery
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    MtViking- A little piece of paradise.

    Love the photo of the cabin and country. Hopefully you can get out for a good hunt soon. It's great to hear the generations can gather and get out in the woods together. Even if nothing is killed, it's still great memories.
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Never joined in before here but hope everyone is doing well. Alabama weather is....self-explanatory to those living/from here. Had a day mid-October that was a high of 106 degrees, then two weeks later our highs are in the 30s. Went back up to the 70s yesterday and expecting freezing temps...
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    HomesteaderWife - Tales from Wolf Branch [Bone Needles]

    Thank you @Baymule I try to keep this going for personal record keeping and reflection, but it is nice to have folks read.
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    HomesteaderWife - Tales from Wolf Branch [Bone Needles]

    Sheesh, it has been a real while since I have updated anything. Over a year actually, and I am a bit ashamed to admit that. Alot has happened in the past few years, from losing the cabin and having to rebuild, and the numbers and types of our animals changing. A dog attack signaled the loss of...
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving, BYH! Wishing everyone safe holiday travel and quality time with everyone you love including family, friends, and critter companions. May we be thankful for all the good things in life, and pray for those less fortunate and for our men and women overseas. Have a happy...
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    Happy turkey day from the duck lady!

    @Duckfarmerpa1 - Welcome to BYH! So happy to have you and loving all the photos. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
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    Jokes and Fun!

    @AmberLops - Honestly I did not! It's a giant flea market where people leave their stuff in the booths and the place the size of Walmart has like two people running the checkout counter. I walked past and was like - Oh, someone is selling their old bit to be farmhouse much are they...
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    Jokes and Fun!

    It eventually sold....but I had a laugh seeing this at an antique store back in 2017. I just stumbled back on the pictures while looking through my photo collection: "Vintage Nautical Decor"
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    @Heart of the Matter Farm - You may have luck selling them. We have purchased outside drakes before for breeding. Best of luck!
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    LOL! Come to think about it, pretty sure last time we got an adult male Khaki he was only $5...go for it @Xerocles
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    Problems with a Lesson Pony

    To keep it short, I am honestly amazed a horse that now knowingly has behavioral problems is still paired up with a newer rider (with no offense to you). Yes, learning how to handle a horse and handle yourself around them is important, but it doesn't seem you are there for HORSE TRAINING...
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    Good info here- it is valuable for folks to know to not drastically try to fatten a horse up. And vet visits are so important to get their health evaluated, teeth checked, have a farrier evaluate feet. A good exam upon adoption is a great bet.
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    Good to hear you have homes lined up. We sold a youngster Khaki for $15 when he was a few months old, but around here fully laying ends up being $25 a piece or $30+ for an adult pair.
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    Prayer Requests & Praises

    Sharing a verse today found within the YouVersion Bible app just as some inspiration for everyone:
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    Cat Spraying

    @MiniGoatsRule - I've always really been a fan of the late animal behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin, and I wanted to share some basic info from her website that gives information on spraying: I'd consider it may be the...
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    Alaskan's Journal

    Hoping you get to feeling better @Alaskan !
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    Wooden Ornaments

    I wanted to go ahead and open a new version of my thread from last year again to see if there would be interest in our handmade, wood-burned ornaments featuring your breed of cattle, sheep, goat, chicken, duck, or any animal in a simple design. They make great Christmas gifts, and unique pieces...