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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #360 on: July 09, 2018, 12:22:18 pm »

Don't forget this great thread, among others. "The Goat Chronicles"

https://secure.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=rplc4im14kth1sh7roeqgi8lp1&topic=16073.0
Oh golly...  that's a great thread!  I didn't even think to search this site for info.  *facepalm*
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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #361 on: July 10, 2018, 09:02:43 pm »

Mutti started a real good one, there. I do miss her viewpoint around here. Her leaving was our loss.

Knobster, I raise goats, too. Any questions, feel free to ask.
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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #362 on: July 11, 2018, 01:14:29 pm »

Mutti started a real good one, there. I do miss her viewpoint around here. Her leaving was our loss.

Knobster, I raise goats, too. Any questions, feel free to ask.
Thanks much!  If/when we get into it I'll be sure to ping you.

Agree about mutti.  She and her clan were a wealth of info.
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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #363 on: August 02, 2018, 07:00:43 am »

Spent a few hours clearing pasture.  Since I have more time than money all the work that could have been completed in 15 minutes with a brush mower and tractor took me hours with pushmower and weed whacker.  Waist high grass and weeds.  I'm a tad tired this morning!  Thankfully the coffee is free at the office.
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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #364 on: August 22, 2018, 06:15:21 pm »

I enjoy reading of your homesteading adventures knobster. Thanks.  Tahn L
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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #365 on: August 23, 2018, 08:20:32 am »

I enjoy reading of your homesteading adventures knobster. Thanks.  Tahn L

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Now where have I seen this before...

On to the next adventure:
Am in the process of clearing out a small pasture area for future chickens and goats.  About a dozen volunteer trees have taken up resident in the pasture so I cleared half of them out.  They were shading a good portion of the ground and all the grass had disappeared underneath.  I plan to open that back up and reseed with some pasture seed mix.  Most of the trees were 3-4 inches in diameter so I chainsawed them into stove-length pieces.  Next year they'll warm the house.  Stacked all the branches into a pile to be turned into wood chips once they dry up.  Oh, and I woke up this morning feeling every minute of my 45 years...
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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #366 on: August 31, 2018, 11:26:38 am »

The small area that will be the future chicken run is all cleared out.  I decided to remove the fencing around it as the corner posts were all rotted.  So add fence planting to the list of to-do tasks!  Hopefully I can get to it before the ground freezes solid.  I noticed a bit of poison ivy growing in the shaded areas of the chicken run.  Not sure if that affects the birds at all as they scratch around.  I'll be sure to clear it all out as best I can.
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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #367 on: August 31, 2018, 11:34:04 am »

The small area that will be the future chicken run is all cleared out.  I decided to remove the fencing around it as the corner posts were all rotted.  So add fence planting to the list of to-do tasks!  Hopefully I can get to it before the ground freezes solid.  I noticed a bit of poison ivy growing in the shaded areas of the chicken run.  Not sure if that affects the birds at all as they scratch around.  I'll be sure to clear it all out as best I can.

when messing around poison ivy, remember to wash afterwards, both you and your clothes.

if you get rid of the oil, right away, you will feel better and may not get the itch.
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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #368 on: August 31, 2018, 05:51:57 pm »

pretty   sure   goats   can   eat    P.I.   with   no  ill   effects..../   some   one   on   here   probably   knows   for   sure....   
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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #369 on: September 01, 2018, 01:09:55 pm »

Poison Ivy is goat candy.
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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #370 on: September 01, 2018, 06:39:13 pm »

that   is   what   I   thought....
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Re: 3 acres and a little more freedom
« Reply #371 on: September 04, 2018, 08:04:00 am »

I really hate poison ivy.  Last year my wife and I got hit pretty hard with that nasty stuff.  It was our first experience with itchy rash and weepy blisters breaking out all over our arms, legs, belly, etc.  Nasty stuff...

Now when I suspect I've been exposed I stop what I'm doing, come inside, take a soapy washcloth to all exposed skin and then head back out.  I'll get a few small spots here and there but I get some lotion called Ivarest on the spots and by the next day they are pretty much dried up and healing.

I'll still try and eradicate as much of the stuff from the pasture as I can.  Don't want our animals getting the oils on them which could then transfer to us.
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