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Frustratedearthmother's Journaling Journey

Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by frustratedearthmother, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Jul 19, 2019
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    Poor Cowboy. You may have to duct tape it TO him!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    True that - he managed to shed it again overnight... :(
     
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    Marianne

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    It must be a personality thing. My sister in law has gobs and gobs of rings, most of them real diamonds. She had one on lay-away constantly, then when she got some extra cash, she bailed it out and chose another one. After 50 years, they add up.
     
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    Marianne

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    What are you using for his hot spot? I got this from EarthClinic.com I used diluted AVC on my dog with success. It worked fast, too! The first time he got one, I didn't know what it was and took him to the vet. $$$$ Next time, the ACV.
    How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Hot Spots
    First of all, it is best to use raw and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar for medicinal use.

    Second, apple cider vinegar must be diluted before using it on a pet’s skin! The maximum amount of apple cider vinegar that should be used externally on your dog is 50%. So you would mix 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar in a jar or spray bottle. Apply this mixture to your dog’s hot spots 2-4 times a day, or as needed. Many owners notice the dog stops scratching right away. It is fine to repeat the application when the dog begins to scratch again.

    If your dog’s hot spots are open wounds, you should dilute the vinegar even more. Even 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 1/2 cup of water may be enough to bring relief. If this amount seems to bother your dog, try applying some coconut oil to soothe the skin and use a different remedy next time. (Coconut oil is another effective remedy for hot spots.)

    https://earthclinic.com/pets/hot-spot-natural-remedy/apple-cider-vinegar/
     
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    I've used the old gold Listerine with success, also.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    I've been cleaning up a lot of the silver jewelry. I used the boiling baking soda in water and a piece of tinfoil trick. I was quite amazed that it worked as well as it did. Tons of silver... geeze. There are some beautiful turquoise pieces, many signed (or stamped) by the Native American artist that created them. But after looking at so much I'm going cross-eyed, lol.

    Cowboy's hot spot has morphed into an open wound. I've tried and tried to treat him while he was on duty in the pasture, but he would see me coming and high-tail it as far away as he could go. As a result - treatment was sporadic at best. And worse - when I did catch him he'd lay down and roll over - putting the wound into the dirt. ARGH! Lesson in futility.

    I have him in the yard now and plan to do intensive treatment and try to get this thing closed. I have/had some silver wound gel and have totally lost it. It was here one day and gone the next! But I had some spray on skin "stuff" that's supposed to be good for itching and hot spots. Had it from way back when I had a Westie with an issue. Using that for now. Just ordered some more silver gel along with some bitter apple with allercaine spray that's supposed to stop itching. I got the cone back on him and actually used cable ties to secure it. I don't think he'll get it off now!
     
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    Mini Horses

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    :D A nickel says he does. :hide
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Uh....not gonna happen, lol. But, I'll send that nickel your way if he does!
     
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    What's the baking soda and tin foil trick?
     
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    You owe me a nickel, lol. He's still wearing it this morning. The cable ties are not going to give way - if h gets it off now it will because he destroys the cone itself. And if he does - I've got another one on standby. I will prevail!

    Did some follow-up goat worming yesterday. I am so pleased with the Kiko cross babies. Out of the whole batch of babies - 8 of them I think - I've only wormed one. I think what happened with him is that I missed his coccidia preventative and he came down with a slight case of coccidia. I got that taken care of quickly, but in the interim I believe his parasite resistance was lowered - making him more susceptible. So, he got wormed. Some of the other kids are 6 months old and have never needed a worming. Loving that!

    Tarnished silver is no match for this aluminum foil “recipe.” Bring one liter of water, one tablespoon of baking soda, and one piece of aluminum foil to a boil. Drop silverware in the pot for 10 seconds (longer if it's very tarnished), then remove using kitchen tongs. Magic!

    It works really well. So much easier than polishing silver. :)
     
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