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Promise Acre: Autumn

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by promiseacres, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Sep 21, 2019
    promiseacres

    promiseacres Herd Master

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    I am amazed at the kids. My son isn't a big fan but is the only one big enough to help. So he helps move them on the wagon with me so I can focus on stacking. And then all 3 are allowed to help unload. The girls both less than 45# roll and tug the bales to the edge. So far they are careful and I only let the girls up on the stack after the two top layers are off. They all have work gloves and know to bring them when we head to the farm.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2019
    Baymule

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    Your kids may not know it now, but they are living the good life!
     
  3. Sep 22, 2019
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    I could add to this but.....:lol: will just AGREE! :hide:lol:
     
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    Bruce

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    Yes they are!
     
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  5. Sep 25, 2019
    promiseacres

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    So the septic is getting put in today!
    Monday night we cut 20+mulberry saplings/trees to get ready. Last night we cleaned up some on the garbage pile. 70557071_500567884074201_778642047090294784_n.jpg 71594757_500567867407536_7394285541551767552_n.jpg

    Monday the kids and I took a day "off" (do Mom's EVERY truly get a day off??) and went to the state park and rode for about 4 hours. Probably pushed it and John was done about half way. But the horses were their usual behaved selves and stepped up when the kids were not behaving...
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  6. Sep 25, 2019
    Bruce

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    Yay for a working septic system! And no, parents don't get a day off.
     
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    And that's for LIFE, I'd like to add. :old :th
     
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    Bruce

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    So far! And mine are only 24 and 26, I got a whole lot of "no days off" to go.
     
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    You sure have...mine are 49 & 53....an adventure. :lol:
     
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  10. Sep 28, 2019
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    In case you wanted to see the new septic. The first two are during the process. The last three are after it is finished. And the last one is the rv dump station. 70746363_501539230643733_8216463069371432960_n.jpg 71184131_501539287310394_2555828393811640320_n.jpg 71656267_501539350643721_6725398712241094656_n.jpg 71029542_501539427310380_4889116806687490048_n.jpg 71899960_501539377310385_4033831433272295424_n.jpg
    On Tuesday I realized that Richie wasn't feeling great and was lame...:( and on Wednesday he seemed worse and spent most the afternoon/evening laying down. I was worried about his front hooves (and reoccurrence of founder) but wasn't ouchy in his hooves the only place we could get a response was his back/kidney area. In any case I made an appt with a local vet, of course he couldn't come until Friday. But a friend had some pain meds which helped a lot. He's doing great now but we had to reschedule the appointment due to bad storms... so waiting now until Tuesday. This is at least his 3rd occurrence of pain/being lame in the front on the compacted sand area we ride on at times. He was refusing to even walk on it but ok elsewhere. So suspect something with his back or kidneys that having the girls ride behind me made worse? Hoping we can figure it out and also get some pain meds to have on hand. Unfortunately we may just have to stop riding double on him... which sucks as my youngest isn't at all ready for independence and the fact we only have room for 3 horses in the trailer. But we'll do what we need to do. I did get on Mom's gelding for a bit and he can be used for the kids if I pony.
    On the rabbit front I am making plans to attend a show in one week... debating on who needs sold, culled, kept a while longer... We do have 3 does due this next week. Not sure the VL settled but expecting both a MR and Polish litter.
     
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