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Old 12-26-2014, 02:26 PM
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Default Hi From SE Wyoming

First let me say "thank you" to the admin's for letting me join.

Hi everyone,

My name is James. My wife (Laura) and I have worked on setting up a small homestead. So far we have goats, chickens and just added a pair of rabbits.

We have Boar and LaMacha, and Ketko's (spelling?) We have bread 5 of the meat goats this year with plan on eating two of the boars we bread.

We use the chickens for eggs. Don't have many 6.

And of course we are hoping to eat the rabbits.

My wife knows how to tan hides so will be tanning the goat and rabbit hides. But sure what we will do with them after. LO

Look forward to learning and maybe sharing my experience.

James
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Old 12-26-2014, 06:56 PM
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Welcome James.
Sounds like a good start.
My goats are Boers too. They are great. I am using them to clear land. Next year I will breed the girls. The males will go to freezer camp when the time comes.
I have rabbits as well. Need to slaughter the males.
May I ask where Laura learned to tan hides? I have been researching how to tan, but cannot decide on which method to use. Like to keep to a more traditional methods but have not ruled out anything.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:35 PM
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Welcome....
I did a lot of growing up and young adult years around Sundance, Gillette, Glenrock, Casper... Have worked in Rawlins area (Sinclair) and hunted Encampment, Baggs area, and others... Jack pot rodeos in Cody and other places... Long time ago, but still have the limp.....

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Welcome from Texas.
And to the BWH forum.
So good to have you and look forward to your post.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:25 AM
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Welcome....
I did a lot of growing up and young adult years around Sundance, Gillette, Glenrock, Casper... Have worked in Rawlins area (Sinclair) and hunted Encampment, Baggs area, and others... Jack pot rodeos in Cody and other places... Long time ago, but still have the limp.....

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. my favorite places in the whole world, I was born in Sundance & live near Rawlins now, , when I'm not working up in the frozen north.
, I picked up a bunch of deer hides from hunters this year I'm getting them cleaned up .
come next spring me and the wife plan going camping on the platte & dressing them out and making buckskin out of them,
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:36 AM
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Thanks everyone. Have already learned so very much just from reading.

As how Laura learned will it was the old faction way. She read a book.

She used alum and salt. Didn't have the brains. She did use a leg bone to flesh it. Not sure just how old school you want to go but no matter how hard to tried I couldn't get her too pee on it and chew it.

She did a deer hair on almost 20 years ago and gave it too her Dad. He uses it as a rug beside his bed. Still holding strong.

James
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:16 PM
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Ok James, I really should not read your responses while drinking coffee. Nearly spewed all over the keyboard with laughter.

Thank you for the information and the laugh.
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:54 PM
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Default Fond memories

Of the time we spent in Wyoming. Our favorite was Buffalo and we get a kick out of reading Craig Johnson. Had the chance to go back this year, but with heavy heart turned it down, holding out for Oklahoma.
But I digress. Welcome, Joker, you will be amazed at the depth of information and expertise you will find here.
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:45 PM
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My wife is from Oklahoma and there she wants to buy land. Have found a "lots" we could afford but no way could we met the covance being disabled could do the land but no way could we build a 1000 sf shell in 18 months. But god willing we'll find something.
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Welcome from northeast Washington. I wish I had some of the skills that you have. We don't have any animals except dogs and cats.

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