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Forum: Livestock 05-20-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 121
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That sucks. I wrapped them individually twice...

That sucks. I wrapped them individually twice over so it's a bummer a few were broken and one was cracked. They should be able to handle getting tossed and even dropped at that stage. Sounds to me...
Forum: Livestock 05-17-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,231
Posted By Equilibrium
EllenW> Good fences make good neighbors.... too...

EllenW> Good fences make good neighbors.... too bad a good tall privacy fence costs a left lung these days. Here's hoping you have enough $$$ to do the entire back lot line and maybe about 50' of...
Forum: Livestock 05-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By Equilibrium
Ha ha ha.... "Hows life treating you?"...about as...

Ha ha ha.... "Hows life treating you?"...about as good as it treats everyone else!!!
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This morning when I woke up I found that 3.5 of the 5 eggs I'd put under a chicken had hatched. The 4th chick...
Forum: Livestock 05-15-2014, 06:55 AM
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Posted By Equilibrium
Things are just now starting to level out. I...

Things are just now starting to level out. I still have the neighbors' kids on my days off which is fine by me until they're better situated. Her job is secure but it's only 6 hours a day and.... the...
Forum: Livestock 05-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,231
Posted By Equilibrium
Ok Doozer and EW.... I didn't forget you two. I...

Ok Doozer and EW.... I didn't forget you two. I separated out the roosters from the hens on April 1st. I'd had both of the roosters together before then and wanted to go for 100% Ameraucana so I had...
Forum: Livestock 05-14-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By Equilibrium
Everyone was well and accounted for until spring....

Everyone was well and accounted for until spring. I've lost quite a few to hawks in the last month. They're nesting... they're hungry. They're navigating in around the fishing line by swooping in by...
Forum: Sustainability 01-28-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,777
Posted By Equilibrium
Ha ha ha ha ha!!! I just caught you were asking...

Ha ha ha ha ha!!! I just caught you were asking about loofas too!!! No loofas for you yet!!! I'm saving $$$ on postage and mailing it out to you in the same box with your eggs this coming spring!!! ...
Forum: Livestock 01-28-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Equilibrium
My coop is on skids and I've got bales of straw...

My coop is on skids and I've got bales of straw around the bottom of it and I'm still running with the "deep litter" and so far so good. It was -18° last night and today the highs only hit -14° and...
Forum: Livestock 01-28-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By Equilibrium
I don't want your $$$ honey!!! I don't take money...

I don't want your $$$ honey!!! I don't take money for shipping from anyone... never have and I'm not starting with you!!! I'm not taking $$$ from you for packing materials either.... sheesh!!! The...
Forum: Sustainability 01-28-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,777
Posted By Equilibrium
Doozer> "Did i just count three roosters?" Uh...

Doozer> "Did i just count three roosters?" Uh uh…. no…. only 2 roosters. Thank God there’s only 2. Pretty Boy Floyd is the Blue Orpington Roo and Arthur is the Black Ameraucana roo. That’s enough...
Forum: Woodies 01-06-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Equilibrium
"We are officially in the range for my anise...

"We are officially in the range for my anise trees" that's a big plus.... only concern is there are deep southern races and then there are southern races of the straight species so depending on the...
Forum: Game and Other Meat Recipes 01-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,406
Posted By Equilibrium
Uh uh....no.... I've never eaten crow or raven...

Uh uh....no.... I've never eaten crow or raven and I wouldn't unless I was starving to death. They're really having a tough go of it what with all the starlings flying around overhead by the...
Forum: Livestock 01-06-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Equilibrium
Doozer PROMISED me they'd be fine since all my...

Doozer PROMISED me they'd be fine since all my birds are large fowl not bantams so I'm resisting the urge to bring my little Ruthie inside the house. She should know since she's out in Montana.......
Forum: Livestock 01-06-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By Equilibrium
Promise me you'll watch them all and tell me what...

Promise me you'll watch them all and tell me what you think when you're done. These videos got me hooked on chickens. Oh oh oh.... the kids are grounded today because of the weather so I pulled them...
Forum: Woodies 01-06-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,310
Posted By Equilibrium
Go ahead and post your photos but.... unless...

Go ahead and post your photos but.... unless you've got a really good camera that can take close up photos any hairs on the tops and undersides of the leaves that I can enlarge and put a magnifying...
Forum: Game and Other Meat Recipes 01-06-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,406
Posted By Equilibrium
Okiedokie everyone.... here's something I saved...

Okiedokie everyone.... here's something I saved in my personal files that I just ran across looking for "goodies" for EW, Downsizer: for a sustainable & ethical future - Preparing a Pigeon...
Forum: Livestock 01-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By Equilibrium
Now I'm bumping this for EW!!!

Now I'm bumping this for EW!!!
Forum: Woodies 01-06-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,310
Posted By Equilibrium
I can probably help you with that.... unless you...

I can probably help you with that.... unless you bought your mulberries from a reputable native plant nursery.... bad news is they're probably all Morus alba or M. alba x.
Forum: Sustainability 01-06-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Equilibrium
Ya.... and not only that but with all that...

Ya.... and not only that but with all that ethanol in the gas.... our gas lines are more likely to freeze so we've been putting cardboard over the grills to the kid's cars and buying "Heat" by the...
Forum: Sustainability 01-06-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,777
Posted By Equilibrium
The Orpington in the forefront is actually a...

The Orpington in the forefront is actually a dilluted Blue Orpington. Her momma and poppa were probably both blues. If you want to keep your blues blue.... you pretty much need to breed blue hens to...
Forum: Livestock 01-06-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Equilibrium
My babies crap all over their 2 x 4 roost. I have...

My babies crap all over their 2 x 4 roost. I have to scrape their poops off with a paint scraper tool. I can't believe how clean your carpeted 2 x 4 is. I was watching the weather and freaking out...
Forum: The Dead Lawn Society (Healthier Choice Gardeners) 01-06-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,158
Posted By Equilibrium
I have to admit.... I'm laughing at this thread...

I have to admit.... I'm laughing at this thread since.... I'm a die hard stick gardener and stick plants anywhere there's space to stick them that's available where I'm reasonably sure their cultural...
Forum: Woodies 01-06-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Equilibrium
Sorta funny.... sorta not considering all the...

Sorta funny.... sorta not considering all the well-intentioned folk out there who have been "practicing" assisted migration of plants who will lose everything they've painstakingly planted again this...
Forum: Sustainability 01-01-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,391
Posted By Equilibrium
ww> ya.... I'm with ya on fresh water. We had to...

ww> ya.... I'm with ya on fresh water. We had to re-drill our well another coupla hundred feet a few years ago after they put up a peeker plant. Peeker plants use millions of gallons of water a day...
Forum: Sustainability 01-01-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,777
Posted By Equilibrium
Uh huh..... so far so good. I gave away the...

Uh huh..... so far so good. I gave away the original Orpington rooster and took in a younger Orpington then moved young Arthur in and so far the 2 are getting along just fine. I did have to let the...
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