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Just dropped off 6 lambs for slaughter. Tried to book the calf we don’t have yet for March, but they are booked through May and won’t take any more. So I called another place, they are currently booking in March, and I got a date there. Small custom slaughtering facilities are busier than a 3 legged cat in a sandbox.
 

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Is there no longer a reason to protect the deer crack hedge?
Well... the fence worked great for about 3 years. The most challenging time is winter. When the driveway was plowed it left a berm against the hedge which the deer stood on to reach the top of the hedge where it grew above the fence. They also stood on the fence and it started sliding a little. (It's a heavy duty plastic mesh, with 2"x2" holes.) I'm actually impressed with our installation, because with all the deer onslaught it still looked pretty good.

But it did develop waves from being stretched from the deer and when the light hit it right looked like old underwear. Not quite the look for a million dollar neighborhood. Though it wouldn't have bothered me out here in rural land.
This is my small property account, and Lynn and Tom have been very good to me and my family. Several years ago they gave us a bunch of wood stored under their cabin deck that had been the original cabin deck. They replaced it with Trex. It was mostly redwood, and real dimensional lumber. The 2x4's were really 2"x4". It was enough to build a walk in chicken coop.

Anyway, the idea is to replace the hedge eventually with Spartan junipers that deer don't eat. In the meantime she wants me to fertilize the hedge (so it's more yummy) and we'll wait and see if other better ideas pop up.
I'll resume the repellent sprays which stopped repelling anything two years ago due to the major deer pressure.
You probably weren't looking for a novel though, right? :lol:
 

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Morning all. Got no sleep, people texting in the middle of the night. I take my phone to bad, in case of a true emergeny. Anyways...my brother and nephew are in town for fishing..I plan to go down to camp to see them! Even though my Dad and son..said ’no girls allowed’. 🤣🤣. Haven’t seen my family since Christmas..I’m breaking the rule!
 

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Thanks for the coffee. PA I am glad that you are going to go riding today. I have chicken back pieces simmering on the stove, I’ll can dog food today. Also simmering the breast bones for broth and to pick the remaining meat off them. Got the dishwasher and clothes washer going. Yesterday I picked a wash pan full of English peas and froze 6 bags of one cup each, plus some for supper last night. We traded lamb chops for catfish and I fried that last night. Sure was good!
 

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Thanks for the coffee... Milk test day today...😏 Wish us luck! My turn to milk soon, but some numbers are in already...some of the FFs were at 2#! BB, a 3F was 2.3#. Which is really good. I’m nervous about Comet. We got her earlier this year. She’s a 3F, and last time she wasn’t on our farm and milked 1450# for her 305. I sure hope she makes that here as well. Hopefully the sun comes out, the temp warms up, and they eat a lot of hay and grain so they make lots of milk! Lol
Anyway...😊
Have a great day everyone!
 

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That would never happen here, lamb chops are THE BEST! (Unless they are chicken fried ;) )
Hahaha! Even I do not chicken fry lamb chops. But I do chicken fry backstrap off a deer. My cutting instructions on 2 lambs we took yesterday for our own consumption.....Skip the lamb chops. Take out the loin like backstrap on a deer, cut in 3/4" pieces, 4 to a package. Another redneck hack for you to swoon over. And would you believe it? We sold 4 lambs on the hoof, plus processing fee. I corrupted every one of the buyers--they want the legs CUT INTO ROUND STEAKS, TENDERIZED...…..BWA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!
 
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