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Forum: Conversations 07-02-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,082
Posted By leera
Hanging with my parents today....too hot to do...

Hanging with my parents today....too hot to do much else....I was going to mow my grass but the neighbor did it for me the other day,and I am thankful that he did.

We're in the midst of a heat...
Forum: Conversations 06-11-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By leera
79 and sunny here I've been working on...

79 and sunny here

I've been working on cutting down the massive amounts of saplings that have sprouted up around my little place.

Cutting up fabric for a quilt I'm going to make and just...
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 06-11-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By leera
I did some test sewing with the Brother,and it...

I did some test sewing with the Brother,and it seems to sew just fine,I wanted to be 100% sure there was nothing wrong with it before I get into a big project.

The Singer was missing the thread...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-02-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By leera
The blackberries are in the freezer for now,I...

The blackberries are in the freezer for now,I will most likely end up using the standard recipe that comes with the pectin.

First I need to set up my space for canning....lol.
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 06-02-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By leera
Sewing machines

Those of you who sew regularly,do you have a favorite sewing machine brand?

I just acquired two portable machines,one is a Brother,and the other is a Singer. I've only tested them to see that...
Forum: Homesteading 06-02-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By leera
Thank you for your wise words. I really do...

Thank you for your wise words. I really do appreciate it. I'm at a point in my life right now where I'm at a cross roads,and trying to get back to doing the things I truly enjoy.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 05-25-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By leera
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-21-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By leera
Blackberry jam

I'm looking for your favorite blackberry jam recipes.

I got a good deal on blackberries and want to make some jam.


Thanks!!!
Forum: Conversations 05-14-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,118
Posted By leera
Just had lunch with an old friend,we got to...

Just had lunch with an old friend,we got to talking about gardening and such...made me realize just how much I miss my gardens and my rabbits.

Bright and sunny here today,was 75 degrees out when...
Forum: Conversations 05-11-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,118
Posted By leera
Raining here today off and on. Nothing new or...

Raining here today off and on. Nothing new or exciting going on.
Forum: Conversations 05-10-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,118
Posted By leera
I'v been busy since going back to work,it feels...

I'v been busy since going back to work,it feels good to be my normal self again after beign sick for months.

The flowers are blooming and the bids are singing,it's a good day here in MI.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 05-10-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By leera
Thanks! It's good to be back.

Thanks! It's good to be back.
Forum: Conversations 05-03-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,118
Posted By leera
Rain,rain,rain here. I went back to work a...

Rain,rain,rain here.

I went back to work a week ago from my gallbladder surgery. The recovery time was not nearly as bad or as long as I was told to expect,so I'm happy about that.
Forum: Health 04-23-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By leera
I am,went in today and talked to my boss,she's...

I am,went in today and talked to my boss,she's got me back on the schedule starting the 26th as planned.
Forum: Conversations 04-23-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,155
Posted By leera
Beautiful day here today,low 70s and...

Beautiful day here today,low 70s and sunny,flowers are blooming,birds are singing and it's been a good day. I have no complaints whatsoever.
Forum: Homesteading 04-23-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By leera
Thank you Terri. :)

Thank you Terri. :)
Forum: Conversations 04-22-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,155
Posted By leera
I've been going through boxes from my move last...

I've been going through boxes from my move last year and getting rid of stuff....things I haven't touched since before the big move. What are you all up to today?
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 04-22-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 70,623
Posted By leera
I'm currently re-reading a book titled Living...

I'm currently re-reading a book titled Living Well On Practically Nothing.
Forum: Health 04-22-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By leera
Woke up this morning with virtually no pain,I...

Woke up this morning with virtually no pain,I feel well enough to go to work today,however the surgeon wouldn't release me to go back until the 26th of this month.
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 04-22-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By leera
The looms take no real skill,and are super easy...

The looms take no real skill,and are super easy to use left or right handed.

Yes you can assemble them together to make blankets,etc..That part does require some minimal needle work with a plastic...
Forum: Homesteading 04-22-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By leera
It's been a long rough road,but I think all...

It's been a long rough road,but I think all things considered I'm doing pretty good. I tried to do some raised beds last year,but the ground hogs ate it all up,I can't put up a fence to keep them...
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 04-20-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By leera
I don't have to patience for the regular way of...

I don't have to patience for the regular way of knitting.LOL... however with the looms I can make a finished scarf in just a few hours,if I use the large loom,I can have a completed scarf in less...
Forum: Homesteading 04-20-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By leera
He had always been mentally unstable,he had...

He had always been mentally unstable,he had suffered a closed head injury way back when he was a teen. I'll never really know what happened inside his head to trigger the event,but life goes on,and...
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 04-20-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By leera
knitting looms

Anyone here use them to create things? I have several,and several projects started right now.

Everything from a scarf to a blanket for my bed.
Forum: Food 04-20-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By leera
I've never head of it. Did you order some to try?

I've never head of it. Did you order some to try?
Forum: Homesteading 04-20-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By leera
Tales of a failed homestead

Years ago,my husband and I were planning on starting our own little homestead. We paid off all our debts,improved our credit scores enough to be able to purchase a house.

For the first three years...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 04-20-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By leera
I see a lot of new names,but a few familiar ones.

I see a lot of new names,but a few familiar ones.
Forum: Health 04-19-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By leera
Thanks! I'm doing okay,and am able to do small...

Thanks! I'm doing okay,and am able to do small things around the house,just no heavy lifting for a while yet.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 04-19-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By leera
Thank you! I look forward to getting reacquainted...

Thank you! I look forward to getting reacquainted with everyone.
Forum: Health 04-19-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By leera
Recovering from surgery

I just had my gallbladder removed on Friday,and can't do any heavy lifting for a while. What do you all do to keep from getting bored while recovering from a procedure that requires you to take it...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 04-18-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By leera
Hello from Michigan

I am not new by a long shot,however I have been dormant for a few years. Some of the long term members may remember me.
Forum: Conversations 04-29-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,848
Posted By leera
Stopped in to day hello

It's been a really long time since I stopped in to say hello.

My life has gone all topsy turvy....getting divorced in the near future..

My husband pretty much quit on me after we bought the...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-18-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,382
Posted By leera
I kept two out of this litter,the rest went for...

I kept two out of this litter,the rest went for meat...

Of the two I kept,I sold one over the weekend at a show.....the buyer decided at the last minute to enter her,and she ended up winning BOB...
Forum: Your Homestead 07-18-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,254
Posted By leera
WOW,I haven't been on BWH for a long while,and...

WOW,I haven't been on BWH for a long while,and haven't updated anything on the homestead in even longer,yet here it was,still on the first page.LOL....

So 2012 totally sucked for gardeners...
Forum: Frugal Living 02-12-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,274
Posted By leera
Thanks! Yeah,it's one of my main goals.... ...

Thanks!

Yeah,it's one of my main goals....

I'd like to get our bills/expenses down enough that I don't have to work 40 hours and still try to work full time here at home.By working around...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 02-12-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,293
Posted By leera
We've been having about the same,just less snow I...

We've been having about the same,just less snow I think.

I just weaned a litter today,well,the mama quit nursing a few days ago,so I guess she weaned them on her own,but I took her out today and...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 02-10-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,293
Posted By leera
I admit,I have been using heat lamps,just to keep...

I admit,I have been using heat lamps,just to keep the temp up enough to keep the water bottles from freezing,it sort of works...shouldn't need them too much longer,and yes it does drive up the...
Forum: Frugal Living 02-10-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,274
Posted By leera
This is going to sound super strange coming from...

This is going to sound super strange coming from me,but I am not planting a garden this year...instead I am going to concentrate on redoing the raised beds to make them easier for me to handle and...
Forum: Frugal Living 01-05-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,274
Posted By leera
Planning anything different in 2013?

Is anyone changing gears,changing the way they do things?

Planning differently for your finances or your home?

I would like to be able to replace my car without having to finance a newer one,so...
Forum: Frugal Living 01-05-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,736
Posted By leera
Many stores have their generic version of Scott...

Many stores have their generic version of Scott now,and that is often what we buy.One roll lasts longer than any other brand.

I will buy Scott if I can get it on sale with a coupon cheaper than...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 01-05-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,382
Posted By leera
New litter

Litter of nine Silver Fox kits,born thursday Jan 3rd. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/leera/Jan42013babies_zps21553151.jpg
Forum: Livestock/Horses 01-05-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,293
Posted By leera
Yes,we have rabbits.We currently have Silver Fox...

Yes,we have rabbits.We currently have Silver Fox rabbits.We started with New Zealand white rabbits,but they were too aggressive for my hubby's slow reflexes.Silver Fox are known as the teddy bear of...
Forum: Conversations 11-26-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,099
Posted By leera
Canning and preserving are making a come back at...

Canning and preserving are making a come back at the moment.I think it comes and goes with the cost of food.But it's always nice to run into someone who is interested in learning.

Around here most...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 11-26-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,768
Posted By leera
Went to the local Saturday auction last...

Went to the local Saturday auction last week.First cutting was going for $6.80-$7.50 per square bale.A lot of it was really crappy hay too.

Here it is the last week of November,and we've only used...
Forum: Food 11-26-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,979
Posted By leera
I can never use up a container of honey before it...

I can never use up a container of honey before it does that...so now I'm just careful not to buy the little bears.LOL.I try to buy it in containers that are either glass(hard to find though) or with...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 11-12-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,768
Posted By leera
I stocked up for the winter at $4.50 per square...

I stocked up for the winter at $4.50 per square bale.

At the hay auctions on the weekends 1st cutting hay has been going for $7.00 per bale...2nd and 3rd even higher....

Talking with some local...
Forum: Homesteading 09-16-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,826
Posted By leera
I think it comes and goes......even where I...

I think it comes and goes......even where I live,the amount of homes for sale seems to go in waves.....right now there are a TON of empty homes,foreclosed on or otherwise...but I also think people...
Forum: Conversations 08-06-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,854
Posted By leera
I thought she had all but disappeared from the...

I thought she had all but disappeared from the news?? I think a LOT of what she does is just to get attention...as long as she has the attention of the public,she's making money somehow.

My Mother...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-03-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 519,108
Posted By leera
Heating up the canner to do a batch of salsa...

Heating up the canner to do a batch of salsa right now..about the only thing that made it through the extreme heat this summer is the tomatoes....so we will have lots of tomato products to put up.....
Forum: Conversations 08-03-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 28,789
Posted By leera
Company policy at most stores is NOT TO CHASE...

Company policy at most stores is NOT TO CHASE shoplifters....the store would rather lose the items/money....that's what they carry insurance for.

I have never chased someone,but I have blocked the...
Forum: Pets 08-02-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,920
Posted By leera
In what I've seen of puppy mills,they are a lot...

In what I've seen of puppy mills,they are a lot different than a typical backyard breeder...a puppy mill is labeled as such due to certain conditions,and the number of animals there...animals...
Forum: Frugal Living 08-01-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,584
Posted By leera
I agree totally! Although I have met her...

I agree totally! Although I have met her parents,and I'm pretty sure they would be ashamed of her for doing what she did....

Yes,entitlement...that key word that drives so many young people...
...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-01-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,412
Posted By leera
Does your machine have a pulse option with a...

Does your machine have a pulse option with a manual seal button? You may need to pulse it to where you want it,and then hit the seal button rather than just using the automatic setting.

That's how...
Forum: Pets 08-01-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,920
Posted By leera
There is so much emotion and controversy around...

There is so much emotion and controversy around pets that it's nearly impossible to voice an opinion without angering at least one person in the coversation....

I have seen all sides of the pet...
Forum: Frugal Living 07-31-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,584
Posted By leera
Well you know,yuppies will follow anything that...

Well you know,yuppies will follow anything that they think will keep them in the "in" crowd...lol...

When shopping at the Salvation Army store became the new yuppy thing to do,they raised their...
Forum: Frugal Living 07-29-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,584
Posted By leera
Isn't that just crazy? Who would think that...

Isn't that just crazy? Who would think that forging coupons was such a money maker,upwards on the drug lord side..???

This co-worker of mine was stealing coupons from our customers...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-26-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,843
Posted By leera
Looking through the local code book,there...

Looking through the local code book,there actually is not anything that specifies rabbits...just livestock and poultry...although in terms of processing rabbits are treated as poultry(you have to...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-26-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,843
Posted By leera
I am technically breaking local laws/rules with...

I am technically breaking local laws/rules with having the rabbits...but we've had them for well over a year now,and no one has complained...our neighbors know about them and don't care...we've got...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-25-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,843
Posted By leera
Local code enforcement

We got a citation in the mail yesterday from the local code enforcement guy....not complaining about our rabbits,but other things.....we tore the old rotted floor out of our shed,and hadn't been able...
Forum: Frugal Living 07-25-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,584
Posted By leera
Warning,couponing is addictive

I still use a lot of coupons when I shop,and when I have customers who are new to using coupons,I gently guide them in the right direction by sending them to websites that are 100% legit,and only...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 07-21-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,617
Posted By leera
I need to take a new inventory and see what we...

I need to take a new inventory and see what we need.

About the only thing producing in my garden this year is tomatoes...with the extreme heat and dry weather everything else pretty much fizzled...
Forum: Conversations 07-19-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,500
Posted By leera
I think this year in particular,people are...

I think this year in particular,people are stocking up before the prices get too much higher.

With the heat and drought,prices of all store bought food will go through the roof soon.

I'm...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-19-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,625
Posted By leera
I have a Flemish/NZ cross that I got a couple...

I have a Flemish/NZ cross that I got a couple weeks ago,that seems to have mainly the NZ attitude...not happy with this one at all...told a friend yesterday he could have her.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-19-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,625
Posted By leera
So far none of the young are showing signs of...

So far none of the young are showing signs of illness.The doe doens't seem to be any better,but not any worse either.She's still eating and drinking and taking care of her litter.

I'm watching...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-17-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,625
Posted By leera
Well,we brought her and the litter into the house...

Well,we brought her and the litter into the house yesterday,today's high is going to hit 100,possibly higher....

She hasn't improved,but she is still eating and drinking,and still feeding her...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-17-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,856
Posted By leera
I made the decision yesterday to bring the sickly...

I made the decision yesterday to bring the sickly doe and her litter into the house where we can regulate the temp. around here.

We have a new litter in the barn as well.This doe pulled so much...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-15-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,856
Posted By leera
Thanks Cowboy66.. It's going to get hot...

Thanks Cowboy66..

It's going to get hot again for the next few days here.

I've been reading online where rabbit people in the southern states are losing entire rabbitries to the heat and power...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-15-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,625
Posted By leera
The vet gave me antibiotics that you can mix with...

The vet gave me antibiotics that you can mix with applesauce,or inject orally into her mouth..

As of this morning she was still eating and drinking,and her kits look fat and healthy,but her...
Forum: Forum Help 07-14-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,065
Posted By leera
My own solution is to stay out of the offending...

My own solution is to stay out of the offending conversation...if the argument happens to be mixed in with something I choose to comment on,I ignore that and just comment on the actual topic in...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 07-14-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,707
Posted By leera
Prevention is easier than getting rid of them...

Prevention is easier than getting rid of them once you've got them.

I store all my dry goods in glass one gallon jars that my husband brings home from the restaurant he works at. Before I store...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-14-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,625
Posted By leera
Dealing with a sick rabbit

My Silver Fox doe,the one that is currently nursing a litter of 9 is sick...battling a nasty respiratory infection..we've got her on medication,but this morning she is not looking good at all.

The...
Forum: Financial 07-14-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 36,935
Posted By leera
Holy cow!! Three pages since I posted my first...

Holy cow!! Three pages since I posted my first comment...ok peeps...

SKB,no they are not getting treated to the a/c...but we have a fairly large house.LOL.

We are keeping the rabbits cool using...
Forum: Financial 07-12-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 36,935
Posted By leera
Well...I'm not sure where I would put myself...we...

Well...I'm not sure where I would put myself...we can pay our bills,but money is tight,but the mortgage is getting paid,and we can still afford to buy food.

We live frugally for the most part,but...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-10-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,417
Posted By leera
Txplowgirl,it really depends on how nice they are...

Txplowgirl,it really depends on how nice they are compared to the breed standard....but anywhere from $30.00 up to $75.00 each....I do know someone selling breeding pairs and trios right now,and...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-10-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,417
Posted By leera
Tx Annie,Silver Fox rabbits were originally a...

Tx Annie,Silver Fox rabbits were originally a meat/fur breed...they actually have a higher dress out weight than the standard NZ or Californian breeds....they dress out around 50%meat per animal's...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-10-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,708
Posted By leera
I think you can breed them back nearly right...

I think you can breed them back nearly right away...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-09-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,417
Posted By leera
First picture of Silver Fox kits

Here ya go...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/leera/002.jpg

These little one were born Sunday July 1st.

The two lighter colored ones will be what they call "Blue" in color...their...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-09-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,708
Posted By leera
It was not too much of a sureprise considering it...

It was not too much of a sureprise considering it was a single kit...but it did not survive past that first couple of days...when we went out to feed/water yesterday it was dead.

Oh well...wasn't...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-09-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,983
Posted By leera
I skim it off,let it set up in a bowl in the...

I skim it off,let it set up in a bowl in the fridge and use it on my toast for a day or two. :)
Forum: Conversations 07-09-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,166
Posted By leera
Thanks everyone. It's finally cooled here as...

Thanks everyone. It's finally cooled here as well...only needed fans in the bunny barn on low yesterday to keep them happy.

Still no word on the exact cause of his demise,but he was a very large...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 07-09-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,091
Posted By leera
My tomato plants are doing good...the rest of the...

My tomato plants are doing good...the rest of the garden is struggling....too hot too fast a lot of things bolted,which is a shame....

My raspberries dried up and vanished....but the black berries...
Forum: Conversations 07-09-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,330
Posted By leera
I'm still around,just busier than I used to...

I'm still around,just busier than I used to be....check in when I can.
Forum: Food 07-07-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 32,266
Posted By leera
Yep,not far at all....I'm just a litte bit south...

Yep,not far at all....I'm just a litte bit south east of Lansing...

I haven't checked with my hay guy yet..I stopped and got a bale of straw the other day,but no one was home to talk to about hay...
Forum: Food 07-07-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 32,266
Posted By leera
They are practically giving horses away now as it...

They are practically giving horses away now as it is......if you were in the market for one,now would be the perfect time to get one cheap...if you could afford to feed it.

The hay fields here are...
Forum: Conversations 07-07-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,166
Posted By leera
Everyone,please be extra careful

In this heat....

I lost an old friend yesterday,most likely due to the heat.....

When I say old,it's because I have known him for a long time,not that he was old....

He was only 40,had just...
Forum: Conversations 07-07-2012, 03:05 AM
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Views: 54,618
Posted By leera
Nope......don't mow the lawn...it's one of the...

Nope......don't mow the lawn...it's one of the few things I can get my husband to actually do around here.....lol....also have a riding mower,only use the push mower inside the dog run because the...
Forum: Food 07-07-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 32,266
Posted By leera
It's not just corn...soy beans as well....at...

It's not just corn...soy beans as well....at least around here....and hay...It's July already and the locals have only gotten one cutting of hay...they normally get about three for the year....

It...
Forum: Food 07-06-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 32,266
Posted By leera
Momma to Seven Children...that's SO TRUE...also...

Momma to Seven Children...that's SO TRUE...also because where we live we can't have chickens,but we can have rabbits(although with the current litters there are 22 shhhh...don't tell. lol )...they...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-06-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,708
Posted By leera
Should add,my doe cages are 24x36 not including...

Should add,my doe cages are 24x36 not including the attached nest box...We built the nest boxes to sit outside the cage,with a door for the doe to get in and out,it's working out well for us so...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-06-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,708
Posted By leera
Thanks for the input.Space shouldn't be an...

Thanks for the input.Space shouldn't be an issue,I keep my NZ's in oversized cages (24x36),I've got her in one of those,she can stretch out and seems comfortable even with the nest box in there(I...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-05-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,708
Posted By leera
Got a teenie little surprise...

I worked a day shift yesterday so I could go see the local fireworks last night...

About 10:30am,my husband calls me...he NEVER CALLS me at work....

I bought a brown cross bred rabbit at an...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-05-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,747
Posted By leera
Got a teenie little surprise...

Tried to delete this....but it's not working...
Forum: Homesteading 07-05-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,028
Posted By leera
Not sure how much we got,but we got rain as...

Not sure how much we got,but we got rain as well....the garden soil is damp and the garden looks refreshed...prayer works!
Forum: Pets 07-04-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,351
Posted By leera
If you're in one of the area affected by the...

If you're in one of the area affected by the extreme heat,your dogs will be shedding more than normal due to the heat...

Yes,as she said^^^ try a shedding blade....pull as much loose fur as...
Forum: Food 07-03-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 32,266
Posted By leera
I honestly haven't shopped much this year.What...

I honestly haven't shopped much this year.What little shopping I have done,I have done carefully...we are raising rabbits at home,and they will replace most of the chicken we had been buying.

I...
Forum: Homesteading 07-03-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,028
Posted By leera
I'll join in...woke up this morning way too...

I'll join in...woke up this morning way too early(5:30 am compared to my normal 8:00am).....

Dopler shows some rain all around,but not over us...farmer's fields are wilting...just a little south...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-02-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,322
Posted By leera
It's been horrible here.....tomorrow is supposed...

It's been horrible here.....tomorrow is supposed to be 95 or higher.....last week when it got to nearly 100,several of my friends lost rabbits in the heat....I went to an auction over the weekend and...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-02-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,322
Posted By leera
It's just too hot...

With all the power outages,and this extreme heat,I've talked to a lot of people who are losing their entire rabbitry to the heat....

One person I talked to was at a show,and people around her had...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-02-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,134
Posted By leera
Just had our first litter of Silver Fox rabbits...

Just had our first litter of Silver Fox rabbits born this afternoon/evening..a friend came over to check on the rabbits for me while I was at work...he's lost a buck and a doe,and a litter to the...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 06-29-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,856
Posted By leera
A friend of mine lost at least two rabbits in...

A friend of mine lost at least two rabbits in this heat spell yesterday...possbly more,I haven't talked to her since last night...

They lost a buck and a doe that was due to kindle next week........
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