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    Bleach, they hate the smell. Plus (I think) any...

    Bleach, they hate the smell. Plus (I think) any mouthwash with oil of eucalyptis in it.
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    A lot depends on your land/pasture, plus milking...

    A lot depends on your land/pasture, plus milking is 2c a day every day, where meats you can slip away for a few days.
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    Just and update, have moooved on to our own...

    Just and update, have moooved on to our own place, but still have contact with the highlander herd (harvesting purposes only). WOW, are they wild now!!! They only stay there for the 'free food'. ...
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    Hey guys, anyone still active out there? We are...

    Hey guys, anyone still active out there? We are having some kids now (planned) and have an enclosed barn to keep them in and we are doing well with what we have...5 healthy kids on the ground! Lost...
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    I really like the idea of the rotational chicken...

    I really like the idea of the rotational chicken house for the layers!! Easier to collect eggs and i do not think the chickens would be too stressed by the move once they got used to it. Is there a...
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    I have known 1 couple to actually make some money...

    I have known 1 couple to actually make some money in this field. It was very tough and got very complicated to network with enough people to get it all together including wool classes, getting...
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    Where are you? I have the 2000 jeep cherokee...

    Where are you? I have the 2000 jeep cherokee that is in the shed being stored currently in Minnesota.
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    I just went from a 2000 Jeep to a 2011 Equinox. ...

    I just went from a 2000 Jeep to a 2011 Equinox. Nice change. Will haul more than the jeep and gets about 7 more miles per gallon of gas (actual). Chevy has all wheel drive instead of 4 wheel drive...
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    Wow, that means i just had a snack that was about...

    Wow, that means i just had a snack that was about $5 worth of salad, all from the back yard except the dressing!!!
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    Heard of 1 person that used 6" pvc pipe and...

    Heard of 1 person that used 6" pvc pipe and drilled holes in it lengthwise and put potting soil in and then the plants and suspended them on ropes so were planting vertically, with end caps so the...
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    Just about done gardening here, not too bad...

    Just about done gardening here, not too bad considering had 2 gardens due to a move. Garden 1 had good crop of peas. Corn got blown over plus cucumbers. The raised beds are really nice to work in....
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    Have to retract a statement about disease, suddenlly remembered a CSI episode where they were irrigating with fresh runoff from a feed lot and it did spread disease and i think the spinach recall...
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    This is extremely interesting as i have been...

    This is extremely interesting as i have been working with a neighbor who was having troubles birthing and thought it was about dad's size and how it relates to the does size (do not breed a large...
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    A burger around here usually starts with 'Honey,...

    A burger around here usually starts with 'Honey, can you go out in the back yard and get us a cow and make some burgers?'

    Eggs (also from the back yard) and oatmeal, kind of like a meat loaf,...
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    There is a whole science around this question. Never heard the disease part of it in any conversations but i suppose it is possible. The main thing that comes up is the amount of nutrients in the...
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    What part of it is so aawful?

    What part of it is so aawful?
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    Sorry on your loss. Experience is a hard...

    Sorry on your loss. Experience is a hard teacher. Had some hybrid cattle that were bred, all of the moms and some of the calves did not make it thru birthing, i think there is someething to be said...
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    Hope to keep it going, have not been around for a...

    Hope to keep it going, have not been around for a while. Moved into a new place with new pastures and brush and willow and the herd is in 7th heaven. 10 ewes so far and 2 billies, 1 boer that must...
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    Does the bio security rules need to be applied? ...

    Does the bio security rules need to be applied? We had a sick cat go thru the barn and lost 3 goats. That was horrible.
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    Milking by hand is a bit of a pain but you can do...

    Milking by hand is a bit of a pain but you can do it for 1 or 2 goats. Have done it to get the colostrum out to save for any orphan kids, just put it in the freezer and label it. Much cheaper than...
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    Tuna fish (in the can) and anti freeze (not the...

    Tuna fish (in the can) and anti freeze (not the pet safe kind either). Pour out the water and replace with a bit of anti freeze, effective if you can keep ANY critter you DO want to keep away from...
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    Geez, this has been great!! The place i just...

    Geez, this has been great!! The place i just moved to is beset by the little state 'birds'. I have used a zapper in the chicken house, it is really funny for them to look up each time it goes off...
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    Re: Water Hydrant Problem

    Same problem. But the pvc, insulation, and as backup a warming cable works good. Make sure the pvc is stabilized against uva or it will crumble in a few years. Leave a little room between pipe and...
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    Re: Fruit trees in clay

    That does not sound that good, i am willing to bet you will have to have enough there for the tree to survive at least one year (dig a hole and such) to get the roots to set in, ever thought about...
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    Re: Snails and slugs

    Similar problem up here. Did the beer thing, just too hard to throw it in a saucer in the ground...seems too much like abusing alcohol. Finally settlee on a bird feeder and turning over every board...
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