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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 3, 2014 10:44 PM CST
Bonehead said:Oh my word -- I have considered hiding all the paint brushes to keep my husband from them. My general contractor son suggested I do the same with the caulk guns. Not sure how he makes such a mess...


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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 4, 2014 8:01 AM CST
I happened to be around one time when they were debudding the baby goats. I know it is necessary but it makes me cringe, and the smell. Rita, you don't want to be in a pen with an ornery goat with horns. One wrong move....

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 4, 2014 9:39 AM CST
The vet told me I should wear one of those masks over my nose when I did that, as he said "research has shown that the fumes from that burning hair "can" be carcinogenic". Yes, it is vile. And I always had to wash my clothes after I did it, as they positively reeked of the smell of it.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 4, 2014 12:02 PM CST
No, I don't want nasty goats with horns. But those baby goats are just so darn cute that I felt sorry for them. Guess they get over it quickly though.

I would rather have a goat than a cow though. Those cows are just so big! And no where near as cute as goats. I am getting so smart from watching TV Rolling on the floor laughing Now I know that there are breeds of milk goats so if I had a farm, I don't even need a cow for milk. Learned all this by watching TV. Hilarious!

Gotta laugh at a city girl that really only knows enough to think I might know something about country farm living. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jan 4, 2014 12:42 PM CST
Not laughing: your whole attitude is refreshing. Keep us reading.
Porkpal
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Jan 4, 2014 1:07 PM CST
Thumbs up Big Grin
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 4, 2014 2:57 PM CST
I had goat cheese once. That's all. Once. It was awful. Smelled like goats too. Green Grin!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 4, 2014 3:00 PM CST
Well, from what I learned on TV, it depends on the breed of goat that one gets the milk from. Certain breeds really "goaty" and other breeds not that way at all.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 4, 2014 3:58 PM CST
Oh, sorry to hear that, Anna. My son has made a couple kinds of cheese and I enjoyed them even though I would never drink the milk. Well, I don't like milk anyway. He has Nubians.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 4, 2014 4:00 PM CST
I would try goat cheese.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Jan 4, 2014 4:35 PM CST
Tried goat cheese at a friends house, I didn't like it at all. Thumbs down
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jan 4, 2014 7:52 PM CST
Yum, I love it. One has to use it with a light hand though.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Jan 4, 2014 7:55 PM CST
Dr Pol is coming on TV tonight at 9PM so I am ready to watch it. Wonder if he will be seeing cows and goats this time around.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 4, 2014 10:41 PM CST
Here is a pretty from my greenhouse this morning. Thought it would make all of us living in Siberia feel a little better. I have 3 blooms right now, 3 more bloom stalks, and it's already had 3 blooms that I've cut and shared with friends.
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Jan 5, 2014 7:02 AM CST
Beautiful!
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 5, 2014 7:48 AM CST
I think I want to live in your greenhouse.

I spent most of yesterday afternoon insulating pipes and outdoor faucets. I've counted 26 of them. Nothing here is designed to withstand the 20 degree temperatures forecast for the next few nights. We rarely get freezes that last more than a few hours.
Porkpal
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Jan 5, 2014 12:46 PM CST
I watched two episodes of Dr Pol last night. I am really enjoying the show. He had a cow in trouble calving again last night and he pulled two dead babies.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 5, 2014 6:03 PM CST
Well, there is a saying among animal farmers............"if you have livestock, at some point you will have dead stock". Not a pretty statement, but it's true.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Jan 8, 2014 7:55 PM CST
I really like it when Dr Pol goes on the farm calls because those are always interesting to me.

Cold weather here but still much, much better than yesterday. That wind yesterday was brutal and just wouldn't stop.
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 8, 2014 9:32 PM CST
The arctic blast has left us here so you should get warmer weather soon too.
Porkpal

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