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wyodreamer - we're not in Wyo any more

Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by wyoDreamer, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. Aug 28, 2019
    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    Call it the "Last Chance Garden" lol
     
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    Lazy Gardener

    Lazy Gardener Super Self-Sufficient

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    I'm also a sucker for "almost freebies". I'll rescue a plant, even if it's not on my "want to plant" list. My thought pattern: "I bet I could nurse that back to the glory that it is supposed to be, and I bet I can find a place in my yard for it to thrive and shine." I really need to stop thinking that way.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2019
    wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Almost Self-Reliant

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    DH took our old house cat Boots to the vet yesterday to be put down. Poor old guy was down to about 5 pounds - he was just skin & bones. But he had a good long life - he was 20 years old.
    Now I need to clean the house and get rid of his food dishes, his bed, all his vomit stains from the carpet, ...
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    :hugsAhhhh... poor guy! It sounds like it was his time for sure.
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2019
    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    :hugs So sorry to hear you lost him!
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    :hugs Hard to loose an old friend.
     
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    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Super Self-Sufficient

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    It's hard to lose them, yes. But sometimes it is best for them. At 20, then go down fast. Can't be fun. I have one of those now, an old feral who chose to live here...

    I have a hen who decided to go broody about 4 days ago!! :he Most of my TSCs are sold out of chicks. May check CL. If she's gonna be stubborn and not lay eggs, she might as well nurture something other than that darned golf ball! Even have a cage for her, too. Need to think on that.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2019
    wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Almost Self-Reliant

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    Thanks for the sentiments.

    On another note, we decided to delay getting a batch of broilers until spring. We are going to be out of good homegrown chicken by Thanksgiving. :hit
    It was a mutual decision between DH and me. I will be going on vacation for a week and leaving him with chores to do - so making it simpler is a good thing. And butchering in the winter is not fun and I would rather not raise another batch completely in the barn. They just make too much of a mess when confined to one spot like that and then all the bedding freezes down and I can't clean it out until it thaws in the spring.

    On a side note, we are getting closer to finishing the chicken tractor that DH is making for me. That is one heavy structure - especially since it is supposed to be mobile. But, DH did get me a tractor to play with so that will make moving the chicken tractor easier.
     
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  9. Sep 12, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    That makes EVERYTHING easier! :) I love my tractor.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2019
    baymule

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    I built a heavy chicken tractor.....had to move it with the tractor..... the chickens were scared of the tractor, ran to the back and got run over and squished. None died, but it was not a good situation. This year I built one that I can move by myself. it is heavy, but I pick up one end and swing it to scoot the chickens over, then swing back halfway and set it down. I only trapped a foot a few times and that was quickly rectified.
     

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