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    Today's eclipse...

    LOL. I guess I have boring animals. But why am I not surprised? My hens won't go to bed until it is pitch black any day. They are all out wandering around in the yard after I want to go to bed. They also stand out in the pouring rain digging worms. Why on earth would something so trivial...
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    Today's eclipse...

    Yup. Right in the path of totality here. This was our experience today.
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    My Daughter's New Etsy Shop

    I am sure that my daughter would appreciate your order.
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    My Daughter's New Etsy Shop

    Howdy all. I just thought I would take a minute to share my daughter's new Etsy shop with you all. She is going to be making hand sewn dolls and other primitive type artwork. I think her little dolls are really cute. Some of them have yarn hair and others have rooted hair made from thread...
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    Lost half the herd today

    Look at your local tile shop or Habitat for Humanity for cheap marble remnants. A marble slab will pull heat away from the animal as well as give them someplace flat to sit which relieves hock issues on wire cage floors. Marble is also close grained so it won't absorb urine the way a masonry...
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    Mineral Supplements for Your Sheep and other Livestock

    Tortoise I got my sheep and lamb halters from Premier1 Supplies. https://www.premier1supplies.com/list.php?mode=list&species_id=ALL&search_cat_id=&criteria=lamb+halters I love this company they have lots of things that we homesteaders need and great prices.
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    Mineral Supplements for Your Sheep and other Livestock

    Here is a subject of great importance that is not often covered by most homesteading info. I thought a little video should be in order. I hope it helps some of you new to livestock
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    Katahdin sheep

    I raise Katahdin sheep and can't sing their praises enough. I have a lot of information about them on YouTube. My channel is Thunder Ridge Homestead https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSszsnCNuz0fFUinYBLX4Yg This is my latest video about how and why I halter break my lambs that I am...
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    My Pastured Poultry Pen Project

    They are Cornish pullets (except for three of them). Half of them are Red Laced White and the other half are Buff. The three exceptions are two standard Buff Cochins and one Buff Cornish cockerel. They are a little over 2 months old.
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    My Pastured Poultry Pen Project

    This is my latest project for the homestead, a pastured poultry pen. I just finished it today.
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    Denim Deb Hay, hay, hay. Thank the Lord!

    I am a good spitter. Before we moved in 2013 back to my childhood house we were surrounded by neighbors so close I could stand in the backyard - spit - and hit three houses. Now we are on a busy highway and still have neighbors much too close on two sides, but I can at least breath a little...
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    Ticks!

    This fall you should fence the garden in and move the chickens in for the winter. That will clear out the infestation. Maybe you could even run a chicken tractor in there during the growing season?
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    Ticks!

    If the information can help one other person, then the ordeal was worth it. Pass the info on too, to anyone that will listen. It is something simple that can possibly save a life. And yes, it was a terrifying time. I watched a strong healthy guy that was biking 20 to 30 miles in a weekend...
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    Ticks!

    Time once again for my Tick Safety and Awareness Rant. I for one DO think a lot about those stupid ticks. Ever since hubby spent almost two months so ill that he almost died from a tick born disease I have really realized just HOW dangerous those ticks can be. The tick born illness that My...
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    Daydreaming while waiting impatiently!

    The Cornish are sassy, but they are quite friendly at least. The majority of my flock are the Dark Cornish, but I also have some Dominiques and a few Marans and one Wyandotte. They all love my grandson the "Kid". Too fun!
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