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  2. Just got back from a 2 week vacation in New England. The weather and scenery puts it into consideration for retirement living.
  3. Sounds like you had a ball. Pun intended.
  4. The wife went everyday I think but I had work so only made a few trips. As mentioned in anouther post, Some of my Grand kids had hogs entered in the 4H Hog Show. Very proud Paw-paw here. Eldest G'daughter had 2 hogs (different classes) and took Grand Champion in class with one and Reserve Champion in class with the other. The eldest G'son also had 2 hogs (again different classes) and got Reserve Champion in both classes. Their little brother showed just one hog in the jackpot show and took Grand Champion in class. Kids did Great. The wife and I had a great time, Rodeo, Truck/Tractor Pulls, livestock shows, Parade, Kids parade, ect. Even got to try....Let's just call them "Rocky Mountain Oysters"... for the first time. Yes I'd eat them again. On after thought, them things scream for a bit of hot sauce. No, the wife did not and will not try them. Come to think of it, I don't think she even kissed me the rest of the night.
  5. Even though it was a bit warm yesterday evening, I couldn't help but get out and try to thin the local squirrel herd. Fortunately, I didn't have to get more than 20 yards from the house. I first went out just to listen. I heard one barking behind my old chicken coop so I ran in the house, got Ole Betsy, and came back out hoping it was still there. It was and I killed it in short order while standing in the yard. When I stepped into the woods to collect my prize, I spied another one doing squirrel stuff in a nearby tree. I didn't have any load material with me so I ran back into the house, ran a few cleaning patches down the barrel, loaded her up, and went back out in hot pursuit. It took me about 10 minutes to locate my target and Ole Betsy helped it draw its last breath. I'm confident that the camo hat I had on was what made my hunt so short. I'm going to my mom's place tomorrow to pick blackberries with her and, along with some deer and moose, I'll be bringing her some squirrels to eat. It's just like when I was a kid! Darren
  6. We just stayed home on the farm all weekend. We had been at Truman lake the week before so it was nice to just do nothing but relax in the pool. did pick a lot of cukes, some ripe tomatoes and 4 lbs of green beans. Have more to pick tomorrow. Probably won't do anything this weekend either. Got a lot of brush hogging to do.
  7. Just selling all the meat for those cook outs. Working retail really messes up holidays and can have an adverse effect on how you feel about them.
  8. Got big plans for the weekend?
  9. I'm in the burbs too, but I raise a vegetable garden, fruit orchard of sorts(peaches, plums, apples, mulberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, grapes and mandarin oranges) and New Zealand White rabbits for personal use and to sell processed and packaged to coworkers and friends. I'll try to get some pics of the rabbits to post tomorrow.
  10. No Farmin' here in the burbs, but just up the highway, the grandkids have 4H pigs going. Dang things are like Big smelly puppies. Gentle as can be and LOVE attention.
  11. Lol. Thanks Mo! There's tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, canteloupe, and green beans. In a different area, I have watermelon.
  12. I'm going to pretend I know what all that stuff is. I seen 'maters at the end of one row, but the rest don't look like anything I ever tried to grow. The garden in general looks better than mine ever did !
  13. No row crops on our farm but we do put up hay for our horses and the guy who cuts it takes the rest. Best of both worlds, free hay and don't have to buy equipment. We also raise chickens but get way more eggs than we can use so we give them to friends and family. Always have a big garden. I would like to run some cattle but the wife isn't crazy about the idea. Actually I have enough to do on this place as it is.
  14. Got our hay put up before the rain but if its dry enough have some brush hogging to do. Got some folks coming out to fish our lake tomorrow so nothing big, we did that last week on vacation with the kids/grandkids.
  15. My awesome chickens. I have raised these since they were a day old. They are four years old now. I'm planning on adding some more hens real soon.
  16. I take care of 20 head of cattle and raise chickens. I also help my brother in law with his cattle on thd other farm. He has around 100 head there. A couple weeks ago, we ran all of the cows and heifers through the chute to be fly tagged and AI'd. Below, are some pics of the 20 that I take care of myself. They may be a bit spoiled. Lol
  17. Do any of you do any farming? I love farming and I'd like to hear about your farm and what you do. Do you raise cattle, hogs, put in crops?
  18. Got big plans for the weekend? I have a ton of baking to do today for a breast cancer benefit and a little boys birthday. Tomorrow is the benefit and Sunday is church. Have a good one!!!
  19. Thank you!!
  20. Plants look beautiful Mrs MO!
  21. That's awesome! I need to thin the herd in my yard. This morning, I looked out my window and counted nine. lol Plus, there was a giant raccoon in one of my feeders.
  22. I'm hoping to have ripe tomatoes by the 4th, and it looks like I'm going to be covered up in zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, cantaloupe, and watermelon. I can't wait!
  23. Thanks guys!!
  24. My tiny garden may exceed it's enclosure. Lol
  25. Didn't realize you were in Louisiana. That make sense then because my sis in law has been getting maters since about April. We were down visiting in March and a buddy from there took me to Venice for redfish and we had a blast. I boated a 30lber. Stayed at his buddy's fish camp and had a boil. Great time and folks. Love it down there. You guys are so lucky to have so much great fishing and hunting. We're good here but no salt water. Thanks for keeping this going.
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