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NH Homesteader- turkeys!

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by NH homesteader, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Dec 25, 2016
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I don't remember the style of your feeder - is it similar top the Premier1 feeder plan?

    Ours is and I was wondering if I shouldn't close up the ends since one of fat bottomed ewes gets all the way up inside looking for that last scrap of alfalfa
     
  2. Dec 25, 2016
    NH homesteader

    NH homesteader Herd Master

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    I have no idea what the Premier 1 is..But he got partially stuck in the bottom of the barrel. 20160909_161025.jpg
     
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  3. Dec 25, 2016
    Bruce

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    Was the Cinderella castle a big hit and did she get up at 4 AM to see it???


    I don't think an LGD would have kept the goat out of the feeder.
     
  4. Dec 25, 2016
    Mike CHS

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    Ours isn't quite like that but I can see them getting stuck in it.
     
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  5. Dec 25, 2016
    NH homesteader

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    Nope but haven't you read SBC's stories of her LGD's alerting her to goats stuck in such situations? Would have been nice to have something alerting me to an issue!

    The castle was a HUGE hit! But no, we ended up waking her up at 8. She likes to sleep in. I am the luckiest mom ever! My husband's psychotic dog usually wakes me up though.
     
  6. Dec 25, 2016
    Bruce

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    You have a 4 Y/O daughter that DOESN'T get up before the crack of dawn on Christmas day?? There is something seriously wrong with her, I'd see her pediatrician about that!
     
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    NH homesteader

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    Her pediatrician said we are her easiest patients.

    I saw this shirt the other day. It is my daughter. On a bad day. On a good day she's the easiest kid ever.
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    DH is Irish and I'm Scottish. We are a frightening family, lol.

    But yeah she's like me. We like our sleep!
     
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  8. Dec 25, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

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    Aren't you lucky to have a child who likes to sleep! Mine were always up at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning. But, they come by it honestly, because I am an early riser too. Glad the princess farmer loved her castle. Hope ya'll had a wonderful day!
     
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  9. Dec 26, 2016
    lcertuche

    lcertuche Loving the herd life

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    The Wildbunch woke us up long before the chickens, so you know it was early, lol. This a.m DH's darn tablet kept going off because it was 100% charged. I couldn't get back to sleep. I have to travel to the big city today to visit one of my son's and I'm already sleepy. We also have to get DH and DS's glasses repaired, hopefully. What a pain to have to wear glasses 24/7. I'm glad mine are only for reading and close work.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2016
    NH homesteader

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    In the 40's today. Watching the snow melt... Big storm headed our way Thursday into Friday, no definite predictions yet.... Local news says 6+ inches, DH saw somewhere more like 8-12.