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So much going on! With fabulous weather this week, we’ve been out knocking stuff off the good ol’ to-do list every day.
Been making videos on my YouTube channel too which is both fun and a new avenue of stress. Not bad stress, I just happen to be a bit of a perfectionist and without the software or (let’s be honest) the time or interest in editing, they’re all in very real time...something both amusing and embarrassing when I become repetitive or mess up....sigh. Oh well. It is what it is 😆
It’s Seneca Acres Farm btw. If anyone wants to go laugh at me 🤦‍♀️😄 I think I’m really bad at it, but I also think I want to keep going with it. Maybe the quality will improve with time and practice 😝
Anyway! Some pics I took while I was out staring at my turkeys while trying to figure out genders and cull list.
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Here’s a project I did on two “legs” of my dog kennel/sheep tractor. Moving it around the yard several times a day really wears on it, so the welding gave out in two places (so far). I basically treated it like a broken bone using duct tape, sticks, and, of course, baling twine to brace it in place. Don’t worry, I’m not expecting it to magically “heal” 😂
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DH and I kicked his dog out when I was pregnant (for a list of infractions that could no longer be ignored). Anyway, he’s been an outdoor dog the majority of his life, so no big deal, but now that he’s getting a little longer in the tooth (he’s 12 now) I decided he needed to come back in - at least for the winter. DH surprisingly reluctantly agreed, so Wiley the beagle is back in the house - for the winter anyway. We’ll play it by ear after that.
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Love the splint on the dog kennel. Brilliant use of duct tape! LOL LOL

Pretty turkeys, what breed(s) are they? That's good of you to let the old dog back in the house for the winter. If he is messing up, you can always use a dog crate at night or when you are not at home.
 

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Pretty turkeys, what breed(s) are they? That's good of you to let the old dog back in the house for the winter. If he is messing up, you can always use a dog crate at night or when you are not at home.
The turkeys are the heritage Sweetgrass variety 🥰

Yes, Wiley is crated at night and when we go out. So far he seems to be doing okay with it. Not great, but okay. Fingers crossed it continues 🤞

It’s not easy for him to behave in the house since he was 100% outdoors for the first 6 years for his life. He was good enough in Alberta as an apartment dog under Lorcan’s tutelage, but he really ticked off our neighbours when we went out. Beagle cries travel lol
We tried to keep him indoors when we moved back here, but between accidents and family...issues...it didn’t work. He was honestly safer outside.
Now those family issues are out of the way again and I really doubt he’d last the winter outside...he’s fed well and is in good shape for an old boy, but doesn’t have enough fat for my liking. Not for our hard winters, anyway.
He’s just lucky he’s so cute. I don’t like hounds - he’s DH’s dog. I like trainable people-oriented dogs like Lorcan was - Lorcan was my blue heeler who passed away from skin cancer while we were in Alberta. God, I miss him and always will. He was one of the special ones 😭❤️
 

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Could you put out a dog house filled with hay, not too big, so he could stay warm if he chooses to be outside?
He has an insulated dog house with straw and a flap to keep it even warmer, but he would never choose to live there rather than the house lol. He’s a total comfort hound. He literally has to be made to go off the porch in cold weather or he’ll go to the bathroom right outside the door rather than risk getting his toes cold 😂
 
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