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Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Wehner Homestead, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Nov 8, 2018
    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Herd Master

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    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Thanks @Hens and Roos! It just seems like things keep coming to try to get me down. I’m fighting back!
     
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    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Herd Master

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    Keep fighting that's all one can do!! Hang in there :hugs
     
  4. Nov 8, 2018
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    :frow Somebody had to do it. :hide I am glad it gives you pleasure (and isn't going to die by Christmas)

    I'm really sorry for any of the individual trials you have but geez you have more than a bucket load. And not a 4' bucket, at least a 6' bucket! And no wheelchair for DD??? That is just ridiculous. Tell whoever has the responsibility to decide that they can come to your house anytime DD needs to be transported and carry her themselves :rant

    :hugs
     
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    RollingAcres

    RollingAcres Herd Master

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    So sorry that things just keep getting you down. Keep your head up, be strong and hang in there. :hugs
     
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    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    It has been postulated that He (She?) will never give you more than you are capable of bearing. Sorry for all that has burdened you. :hugs Try to get a little recovery time for yourself so you can recover a bit of strength/sanity...
     
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    greybeard

    greybeard Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    All our Christmas decorations (tree included) are still up from last year.
    Outside lights look a little rough...one string hanging down in a flowerbed, but no one but me ever sees 'em anyway.
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Is your Wonder Woman suit washable or do you have to dry clean it?

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  9. Nov 11, 2018 at 11:20 AM
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I wish I had super powers!!

    In other news, DH has been working on a combination electrical and water project. Yes, I’m well aware that those two don’t mix well. It also answers lots of questions. Two years after we moved here, we started having voltage in our livestock waterers that we put heaters in. Testing showed extra voltage. (I don’t understand all of it so please don’t think I have all the details accurate.) Either way, DH drove extra ground rods and even had the electric company try to solve the problem. No luck. Problem seemed to be with just the plug in heaters. Lots of frozen waterers! The buckets that are heated were fine though.

    Due to a leaky spigot by the barn, DH was trying to replace it before winter so it didn’t freeze and found this...
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    That’s electrical live wire running right next to the hydrant and through standing water.

    It only got more complicated when they realized that two of the three electrical lines that were there had been damaged and were repaired with CAULK and BLACK TAPE. (An absolute no no for those that don’t have knowledge in this area!)

    Needless to say, the source of the extra voltage had been discovered!! What should’ve been a pretty quick project just turned into a nightmare. DH and FIL have worked on it after work all week.

    We now have a spigot inside the barn so we don’t have to go out in the weather to turn it off/on and when we have freezing rain, it won’t be frozen in the off position.

    The electrical was repaired properly with heat shrink and moved as far from the water line (and bleed? Valve) as possible within the work area.

    Some mid-project pictures...

    Outside the barn
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    Inside the barn
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    New hydrant in place. (You can see the water trough covering the hole to keep the kids from falling in.)
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    I don’t have any of the finished project but it is done. I’m so glad they found and fixed it before someone got hurt. We use that hydrant for the hose that the kids play in all summer!!
     
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  10. Nov 11, 2018 at 11:26 AM
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Went to NAILE (North American International Livestock Expo) yesterday. Great time as always. It’s a yearly tradition.

    Mounted shooting competition while eating ice cream!
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    There were three male and one female contestant. The female was the only one to hit every target and won!
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    We also saw some hitch competitions. I don’t know much about them but the kids were enthralled by the horse with the long tail!
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    Watching the beef cattle show!
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