Farming forum: January 2012: New beginnings

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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
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Kathleen
Jan 1, 2012 5:48 AM CST
Happy New Year and blessings to all.

Here's a new thread to keep us telling our farming stories.
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 1, 2012 7:10 AM CST
Happy New Year to all..............may we all experience the good life has to offer. Porkpal, for you that means RAIN!!!!!!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Jan 1, 2012 7:59 AM CST
Thank you Anna! Beautiful photo, Kathleen. And it's great to hear from you, Neil. Happy New Year Y'all!
Porkpal
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jan 1, 2012 4:16 PM CST
Dear porkpal, it is great to hear from you and everyone else! My boss at the farm got a really good price for the geese as it is our National Christmas dish and although i wanted one they were over my budget so i got at a discount price duck off him which was very nice indeed. Except my wife was slightly not amused as I plucked it in the kitchen and there were a few feathers about! Rolling on the floor laughing We had pork today from the farm which was lovely as well as it was rare breed pork. It was 56F today and never seems to have stopped raining for everything is soaked. You look after yourself and may this be a good New Year for you all.
Regards from a wet England.
Neil.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 1, 2012 5:18 PM CST
Neil, we had pork for Christmas dinner.........my SIL made pulled pork loin. Yum.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jan 1, 2012 6:06 PM CST
Dear AnnaZ, that sounds wonderful to me for my wife and I love it! We just had a simple joint of pork with some fat on it as my wife loves the crackling when it is cooked, for the crispy taste of that is gorgeous as well if I ever get any that is. Hope you are well and the family? I am cooking pheasant tomorrow so am looking forward to that.
Regards from a rain soaked England.
Neil.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 1, 2012 6:32 PM CST
Well, we will be "working stiffs" some of this new month of January. We have a milking job next week on Thurs. evening/Friday morning. Then a 6 day job from the 16th-21st. Then a 3 milking job on the 25th (both milkings) and the morning milking of the 26th. Oooohhh.......more vacation $$. Green Grin!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jan 1, 2012 8:18 PM CST
After all that you'll need a vacation.
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 2, 2012 6:51 AM CST
Don't say that or we'll converge on YOUR doorstep. Oh, but we can be put to work.
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Jan 2, 2012 7:08 AM CST
I'd invite you here, but I know how much you like snow. We got 8 inches overnight and they are forecasting as much as 20 over the next few days. Lake Erie is only at 43, lots of warm water to mix with the frigid air.

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 2, 2012 8:30 AM CST
Oh, yuck.
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Jan 6, 2012 9:10 AM CST
So I'm coming to you from the new laptop. It is going to take some getting used to! I've already broken out the wireless mouse - don't really like the pad mouse.

Warmer weather for the next week or so, still have some snow, but it's settled and melted off the roads.

Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jan 6, 2012 9:14 AM CST
Amazing - you sound just the same...
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 6, 2012 9:45 AM CST
I bought a mouse for my laptop too. And when I use it here at home for my bookkeeping, I also plug in my keyboard so I don't make as many mistakes.

I agree, you look and sound the same, but I thought at first you had a slight accent. Must have been my mistake. Green Grin!
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Jan 6, 2012 10:34 AM CST
Perhaps a bit of an accent - that's just my upstate NY broad a.

I think I'm going to go outside after lunch - just too beautiful not to and some warmer than it's been.

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 7, 2012 6:36 PM CST
The grands were here this morning. DS finally gave me their school pix...........*sigh*..........forgive me, I just need to brag. LOL


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Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
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NEILMUIR1
Jan 7, 2012 7:40 PM CST
Dear Anna, they look lovely so you have every right to brag! My nieces and nephew kindly gave us flu they had caught at school how kind of them.
Regards from a wind battered England.
Neil.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jan 7, 2012 8:04 PM CST
Definitely better looking than average! Are they as mischievous as their expressions suggest?
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 7, 2012 8:12 PM CST
Yes, they are. and no makeup from gramma for this pic. LOL
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jan 9, 2012 2:16 PM CST
Well we got RAIN! A lot all at once. Some rain fell during the night, but this morning from about 7:00 until 10:30 it poured, and hailed, and thundered; there were also tornado threats. Our rain gauges only hold 5" and they were filled to the brim, feed troughs were full and we now have two new lakes - the east pasture has a 10 acre lake and the one in the north pasture may be around 6 acres. Also the trailer shed looks as if something really heavy came down on its roof (?) No other obvious damage beyond fallen dead tree branches and loose items blown out of place. They are predicting more rain through Tuesday morning - lighter and steadier, I hope.
Porkpal

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