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Forum: Your Homestead 05-04-2014, 12:46 PM
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Posted By S2man
I have tractor envy ;-)

I have tractor envy ;-)
Forum: Your Homestead 01-27-2014, 01:29 PM
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Posted By S2man
Its good to hear from again, Karen. Congrat's on...

Its good to hear from again, Karen. Congrat's on the publishing, and good luck on the home businesses. DW and I really enjoyed the bread bucket article.
Forum: Your Homestead 08-15-2013, 03:17 AM
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Posted By S2man
Sounds like you are having a hectic summer,...

Sounds like you are having a hectic summer, Karen. As we all probably are. Keep up the good work. S2
Forum: Your Homestead 06-13-2013, 04:52 PM
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Posted By S2man
Sorry to hear about your goose.

Sorry to hear about your goose.
Forum: Your Homestead 06-08-2013, 06:02 PM
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Posted By S2man
They spit on you once and you get rid of them? ...

They spit on you once and you get rid of them? You are a harsh Mistress. ;-)

How is the gosling?
Forum: Your Homestead 05-29-2013, 02:35 AM
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Posted By S2man
>>Doesn't this picture look nice & calm? LOL. ...

>>Doesn't this picture look nice & calm?
LOL. Yeah, I was thinking how beautiful those animals are. Then I read your post. Are you breeding them for sale or raising them for their wool/fur?

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Forum: Your Homestead 05-27-2013, 12:17 PM
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Posted By S2man
That's good, Karen. I keep reading ventilation...

That's good, Karen. I keep reading ventilation is more important that warmth for the flock. The ammonia can damage their delicate lungs and high humidity increases the frostbite on their combs.
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Forum: Your Homestead 05-16-2013, 01:00 PM
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Posted By S2man
I'll think about a banty, next year, to start...

I'll think about a banty, next year, to start raising replacements for the flock. The gals will all be two years old, then. I like the idea of hen raising them for me better than six weeks in a...
Forum: Your Homestead 05-13-2013, 09:23 PM
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Posted By S2man
Yes, congrat's, Karen. That's really cool...

Yes, congrat's, Karen.

That's really cool about all the hatching going on. None of our hen's have shown an interest in sitting. Brooding has been bred out of even the heritage breed. We may...
Forum: Your Homestead 03-28-2013, 08:39 AM
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Posted By S2man
That spoon idea is interesting, Karen. I can...

That spoon idea is interesting, Karen. I can imagine a set poked into the pots of a window sill herb garden. Us engineering types don't think along those lines :-)
Forum: Your Homestead 03-14-2013, 04:31 PM
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Posted By S2man
Our guineas don't have sex, either. I've only...

Our guineas don't have sex, either. I've only seen them do it once in nine months.

Seriously, we got a pink egg the other day. Do you think that was from a guinea? We usually get brown eggs...
Forum: Your Homestead 08-24-2012, 06:05 PM
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Posted By S2man
I tell you, the chickens are conspiring! LOL ...

I tell you, the chickens are conspiring! LOL

Looks good, Karen.
Forum: Your Homestead 08-07-2012, 11:56 AM
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Posted By S2man
Karen, I am so jealous of your abundance of...

Karen, I am so jealous of your abundance of berries. It sounds like your mamma isn't the only whirlwind in the family. You are always working on something; you put me to shame :)

Yes, standard...
Forum: Your Homestead 08-03-2012, 05:50 PM
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Views: 99,081
Posted By S2man
Commercial rabbit raisers use stacked cages with...

Commercial rabbit raisers use stacked cages with sloped sheetmetal between the cages to deflect droppings from the rabbits above. These are suspended from the ceiling. I had something like that in...
Forum: Your Homestead 08-03-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 99,081
Posted By S2man
Yes, I was going to house the chickens and...

Yes, I was going to house the chickens and rabbits together, so the chooks could scratch around under the cages. I've read Joel Salatin runs his this way. I'll have to get his books and see if he...
Forum: Your Homestead 08-01-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 99,081
Posted By S2man
Sweet deal, Karen. I hope to find a load like...

Sweet deal, Karen. I hope to find a load like that for building a racken (rabbits + chickens) barn.
Forum: Your Homestead 07-30-2012, 06:48 PM
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Views: 99,081
Posted By S2man
Our condolences, also.

Our condolences, also.
Forum: Your Homestead 07-29-2012, 03:58 PM
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Views: 99,081
Posted By S2man
Gracie, I like to check out everything the...

Gracie, I like to check out everything the library has when I want to learn about a new subject. I can weed out the books which I don't like, see what writing styles I like, etc. ThenI have a...
Forum: Your Homestead 07-29-2012, 10:49 AM
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Posted By S2man
I'm sorry, Gracie, I am totally unqualified to...

I'm sorry, Gracie, I am totally unqualified to review herbal medicine books, as I am not practicing it, yet. That sounds like a good question for the Medicinal Plants/Wild Edibles...
Forum: Your Homestead 07-28-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 99,081
Posted By S2man
I, too, enjoy the pictures, Karen. I'm not...

I, too, enjoy the pictures, Karen.

I'm not well versed in medicinal plants. But I seem to have a little bit of my brain which can remember plants with medicinal properties. So when I'm...
Forum: Your Homestead 07-24-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 99,081
Posted By S2man
That jar looks great, Karen. I'm sure it will be...

That jar looks great, Karen. I'm sure it will be some good healing oil.

I put in comfrey in the orchard last year because of both its animal-feed and medicinal properties. Its hanging in there...
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