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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:29:32 pm »
Yes, people say they throw in a few extra because of travel deaths, but it's not an official thing. Just a customer service effort.


Story time: I thought Spouse was going to put them in the tank but she got all eager and started cleaning the tank out, so she put the turkeys in the extra small animal cage we have. Then she had a nice thought and took them in the house and set them up in the den. After half an hour she finished with the brood tank and came in to a turkey chick horror, all little chicks sprawled out in total dying distress, shivering.

The den is the coldest room in the house and they were under the A/C vent...

I gotta give her credit, though. She bundled them up in a big beach towel and set them on top of a heating pad to recover for half an hour, then she took the cage out into the garage where it was 90 and hooked up their heat lamp and water. So, they all made it. I set them up in the brood tank for final and got their food and water set up. All 13 made it through the night and are looking good.

We got so many birds that Spouse mentioned keeping one female, kind of like how the president does turkey amnesty each Thanksgiving, and letting her go in with the chickens and try to lay.

Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: August 17, 2017, 06:03:19 pm »
I am a big fan of getting shit done while looking for better (more inclusive qualifies as better? YES) ways to get shit done. CLCA for lyfe, mofos.

Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: August 17, 2017, 05:46:13 pm »
Oh shit, ALSO, the turkeys just arrived at the post office so Spouse picked them up and is getting them into the brood tank. All ten made it, hooray!


Important update: one chick did arrive dead as a stone. I guess it's not too easy to count the little fuzzballs when loading them up for shipment, though, because the other 13 (!!!) made it.

Jesus fuck, I got a FLOCK.

Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: August 17, 2017, 05:44:41 pm »
Nope, a champion gilt (unbred female) is stock a farmer would add to his line to improve the overall genetics of either show or market animals.

But the gilt is a poor grower (she may not make the 200lb. minimum to sell) and she looks off, so her value as breeding stock is squat.

Jab-Jab is a neutered male (barrow) so he is all for market.

The optimal plan here would have been to have a decent gilt to show and market because as meat or brood stock she'd have greater value. The barrow could be shown for fun and then put in the freezer.

Like I said up thread, it'd be nice for the kid to get a better return for four months of work is all.

Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: August 17, 2017, 02:34:00 pm »
Well, the ugly one is going in the freezer, the less ugly one is going to the fair and then to the junior livestock auction. A pretty pig who shows well will make more ca$h at auction for the kid to fund their next project with. Unfortunately, it's looking like the best the kid can hope for is fair meat market pricing (about $1 a pound) for four months of work. That's a little disappointing to a kid who really wants dairy and breeding goats.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: August 17, 2017, 01:45:14 pm »
The Minutemen at Safari Sam's 15-NOV-1985.

Look at that date, I'm not sure there's any other recordings from them before D. Boon died. They were really damn good that night. Enjoy.

Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: August 16, 2017, 10:03:36 pm »
Hammy and Jab-Jab in repose:

TBH, I'm disappointed in the conformation and stock quality on both of them. Jab-Jab is going to make weight for the fair and be eligible to show and auction, but if Hammy doesn't pick it up she won't make weight and have to show as a 'feeder'. Jab-Jab has his toes bowed out in the rear and his shoulders aren't bulked out like you'd want, either. Neither of them will show for shit as market stock so I've told the youngest boy to concentrate on his showmanship.

I mean, they're only pigs and the one who comes home will still be delicious. I'm down to my last four pounds of Buckle bacon in the freezer and I'll be walloped if I'm ever buying store quality pig-belly again.

ALSO: I just got notice the turkey chicks have shipped, so I'll pick them up tomorrow or Friday. WHEEEEEE!

Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: August 16, 2017, 03:43:14 pm »
Yesterday I was daydreaming on the train and I had a strum pattern and a run of barre chords to go with it that just sounded so effing cool in my head. Then the rest of life happened and I didn't sit down with a guitar until this morning and it's just all gone.


Also: I hope you make a good socialist, Inev.

Wild Card / Re: Do we have a "Random" thread?
« on: August 16, 2017, 03:40:34 pm »
Oh gosh!

Wild Card / Re: Do we have a "Random" thread?
« on: August 15, 2017, 07:49:01 pm »
He's a better guy than I am because I would have gone all punchy-Mcfuck*ng-punchy by now for that crap.

But yeah, you gotta be a special kind of human for that bullshit gig right there.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: August 15, 2017, 07:46:42 pm »
Kepi! Purple Balloons! GOATS!

Wild Card / Re: Do we have a "Random" thread?
« on: August 14, 2017, 04:47:55 pm »
Following Lileks' social media stuff right now sucks.

Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: August 07, 2017, 04:32:50 pm »
We cleared out the fenced garden yesterday. For the fall/Winter it's going to be a pen for these fellas.

Surprisingly, Spouse has an interest in raising meat birds, chicken and turkey at least.

Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: August 04, 2017, 10:14:20 pm »
My ass-bones hurt from all the saddle time.

It's an OK problem to have.

History / Re: President Trump
« on: August 03, 2017, 08:54:09 pm »

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