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    Re: 32\' span pole building

    My 40'X84 is 4X6 posts and 6X6 corners. DIY pole barns did the plan and was between 8K-12K cheaper for the materials.

    Steve
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    Re: Use equine wormer on dogs and cats??

    We us it on our German shepards. One click is 100 lbs. So we do the horses and Pony then give the dogs some of what was left for the pony.

    I have heard of dogs dieing or getting sick but that...
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    concrete floor for barn

    Folks,

    I have my stalls built out and want to put a concrete floor for the rest of the barn. The barn is 40'X84' and the stalls take up 10'X48'.

    My question is what needs to be done before I...
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    Re: When to butcher??

    I have always got my beef from my uncle who is a butcher. We have horses, goats, and sheep but this would be my first time with cows/steers.

    Steve
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    When to butcher??

    I will be getting a steer next week and wanted to know what everyones thoughts were about a good time to butcher. When my wife asked the question I said "about the time we run out of meat". Is...
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    Re: Harman Coal Stoves

    I have an alaska coal stove, it's a stoker and works very well. I looked for about a year before giving up the woodstove. I wanted something that my wife could use when I am gone and where fuel...
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    Re: Stalls for horses and sheep/goats

    Is there a special way to make them show up? Or what do I need to do to make them smaller? They are about 1Meg.
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    Re: Stalls for horses and sheep/goats

    I am going to try and post a pic of the progress on the stalls.
    We finished putting the 2X4's in and filled in with CR6. I think we will have to fill in more as everything settles. Well I need...
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    Re: Power for Barn??

    That's what I was thinking but now my wife's plans for the barn include ceiling fans and box fans for the horses. I don't think they are needed but it is easier just to agree with her and she won't...
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    Re: Power for Barn??

    Well my barn is about 200 feet from the nearest power line and about 800 feet from my house. They planned on running the power underground. I will have to double check my estimate but it was a flat...
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    Re: Stalls for horses and sheep/goats

    Hopefully I will get some of the 2x4's in this weekend but they will provide a solid flat floor with good drainage. I think a Pic will help everyone understand. I got the idea from the book...
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    Power for Barn??

    I just got a quote to get power run to my barn. $3000 just for power to the barn and a minimum monthly usage charge of $25. I am thinking about getting a generator to run the lights and a small...
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    Re: Stalls for horses and sheep/goats

    Well this weekend I got about 6" of stone down and will top that with stone dust and the 2X4's. I will have to take a pic of what I have done. I can get sawdust for $5 for a truck load or 300 for a...
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    Stalls for horses and sheep/goats

    Well I got the barn done just in time. Here in MD the weather has been in the 60's most weekends until now when it's going to be in the 40's.

    I plan on building 4 stalls(10X12) for our horses...
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    new smoker now what?

    My wife gave me a new smoker for Christmas this year. It's a propane one from cabelas. Any hints or tips would be great. Reading thru the manual it basically says after its "seasoned" to put meat...
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    Re: Right age for a boys first BB gun?

    At our house it was 5. They use it supervised for a year and then get a .22. Redrider is great for them and I love using it too. The .22 is a cricket. Very small single shot bolt action. My...
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    Re: pole barn girt nails

    I use the framing nailer 2 1/2 inches mine also came with Polebarn nails 40d 5" nails. I had never heard of them until I got my materials. Grip is the maker.

    Steve
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    Re: Book

    I just picked up the materials and plans for my last polebarn from DIYpolebarns.com They have been great to deal with and the price was 5K less than 84 lumber and a couple other folks I have found. ...
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    Thinking about getting a smoker...

    I am thinking about getting a smoker but what should I look for in one. I plan to smoke bluefish, beef and pork.

    What is a big green egg? That's what my wife wanted to get.

    Steve
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    Re: front or rear tack room?

    We love our open stock trailer. 4 horse with tack room up front. We haven't had any problems with our horses being stupid in the trailer. I will never go back to a bumper pull. And when we go...
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    Re: Best home raised beef??

    Thanks for the info. I didn't think about the no horn issue. If possible I would like to find a docile breed. I will start talking to the folks local about picking one to start with this spring. ...
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    Re: watering trees in pasture

    I take a stock tank in a tractor bucket with a hose connected to the drain plug of the tank. If I had a small trailer it may be easier but the bucket works well.

    Steve
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    Best home raised beef??

    I have 4 horses on a 10 acre pasture and would like to raise a cow or possibly 2 per year. We go thru a side of beef a year and would split the meat with a neighbor for the cost of processing. Just...
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    Re: flooring nailers

    I try to buy all tools that I will need for future projects because I hate to borrow from friends. I only have 1600sqft so it shouldn't take more than a couple days. I will call some of the rental...
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    flooring nailers

    I will be putting down 3/4" hardwood flooring in my house this summer and would like to buy a flooring nailer. After talking to some folks everyone suggested one that ran off a compressor. Sounds...
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