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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: April 09, 2018, 05:32:19 pm »
On Saturday's ride we were crossing a driveway and Oakie slipped and went down. I stayed centered and rode him down and at first he landed on his belly, upright. I tried to get him to stay there while I kicked off but he decided to get up and slipped some more, this time going down and rolling to his side. I got my legs out of the stirrups before he rolled onto me, so I was able to put my right foot on the saddle and as soon as he rolled a little and unpinned my left leg I pushed my shit clear and we both got up.

I led him up and down the trail a little and he seemed OK, so I got back on and rode him home, where he still seems fine.

Exciting!

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Wild Card / Re: No video ads.
« on: April 09, 2018, 03:57:05 pm »
Boy, yeah, nice.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: April 09, 2018, 03:55:04 pm »
D'OH!


Sorry we didn't swing our orbits into alignment, dude.

On topic for the thread, IDKHow (but they found me) was a fantastic  opening act for the 'bats. They started with Opening Band, grabbed the room by the neck and held on the whole set.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Some TV show I didn't just see.
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:16:43 pm »
It's very cinematic in the way it's presented, with surprisingly beautiful interludes, and the period setting plays well. Intense is a good description, though. Six episodes a series keeps it very active, but there's a remarkable amount of character building to go with it. Recommended.

I'm going to drag Spouse into Baskets once we run the queue down. If she doesn't like it, it will become commute fodder for me.

Wait, Baskets is Hulu. Do they allow local content download like Netflix?

[googles]

DAMMIT!


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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Some TV show I didn't just see.
« on: April 04, 2018, 05:34:01 pm »
I keep trying to get to it because it's been highly recommended.
Too much media, too little free time.

Plus, I'm in the middle of series 3 for Peaky Blinders and those murderous fucks have my attention.

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: April 02, 2018, 04:26:51 pm »
Took the hosss out for a 2 hour ride on Easter, that was a good one all the way around. Coco didn't like letting a hoss pass her going in the opposite direction and turned and jumped up a 3 foot ledge onto some grass smooth as a bell, with Spouse on her back. I guess it didn't faze Spouse because the other rider and hoss passed and she hopped Coco straight back down off the ledge.

All I said to her was "Good seat there." I guess she didn't think about it, she just rode the hoss as she went all hunter/jumper on her. Which is a good thing, not overthinking the issue.

ALSO: went to put the band on Shep the Sheep's bozack to neuter him yesterday. Checked him a couple minutes after installation (after he'd quit hopping around) and found I'd gotten on nut above and one nut below the band. WOOPS, BIG WOOPS.

Grabbed him and stretched him out and very carefully used some side-snips to cut the band. I'll try again in a couple of days.

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I'm going to close this thread out with this ham of Hammy, the pig who was a delicious jerk:



Really, this has reached the point where you can assume anything but beef (for a little while) and giraffe I make food is something I knew the face of.

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: March 28, 2018, 06:08:33 pm »
Making Coco and Oakie even more disgruntled with me: they both had a systemic reaction to the vaccinations. Weird, because usually it sets in by 48 hours, so I kept a close check on them and relaxed when they showed no problems. Then at 96 hours they both had their right front legs swell like damn sausages from the shoulder to the knee. Fortunately, they started improving after 48 hours and the swelling is almost all out by now, but that was worrisome.

Coco's sausage leg:



It's hard to ice down a hoss, but I'd go out a couple times a day and run cool water down their shoulders to help with the discomfort. I also used the last of my bute (hoss ibuprofen) on them.

Next year I'll give them a tetanus booster, wait a week and then give them the west Nile vaccine. Splitting them up should help avoid this again.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: March 23, 2018, 05:27:42 pm »
I scuttled the twitter for myself, but with some mild CortJstr-ing it turns out he's on other platforms as well, which I have followed.

What shall I send? I'm thinking animal pictures and a TOUAMBIE link.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: March 22, 2018, 11:21:48 pm »
Jeepers shit. The most melancholy of batmen hasn't posted in over a damn decade and I still remembers the guy.

Why has my brain stored off this cruft?

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: March 22, 2018, 04:02:55 pm »
I remember that guy mapping to NY.
Inev, you have experienced another TOUAMBIE singularity.
I hope you don't wind up in pieces across various dumpsters.

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: March 20, 2018, 11:22:04 pm »
The Dorper breed is a hair sheep, meaning that it will shed twice a year and not produce wool. A S. African breed, it is primarily produced for meat and it's hide, which is excellent.

We're going to show him as a market lamb at the next two fairs, October and next February, and then he'll probably wind up a pet. He and Dan can be partner buddies for future for-sale project animals.

Also, we're waiting for the next litter of LaMancha goats a breeder has drop. We're looking for a doe to bottle raise for breeding and dairy and raising the Dorper lamb is good practice and learning.

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:44:46 pm »
Aminal notes:

Lamb, officially renamed Chopper, is doing swell. We'll pair him up with Dan the Goat and Number Two (that's what I'm calling the new Boer show goat until he gets a real name, his Scrapies tag # is 0002) when Number Two comes home in mid-April. They'll both be weaned by then.

Neopolean the goat is putting on good weight, he's getting sold once Number Two comes home, or he hits about 90 lbs on the scale. Spouse thought about eating him for a minute, but he's got a name and has grown on her since.

Coco and Oakie are just about done with my ass. They are starting to give me the "What uncomfortable shit is he going to do to me" look every time I come around. In the last week I've pared out their hooves and treated them for thrush (lots of rain lately), grabbed them by the head and made them eat de-worming medicine (which they hate, apple flavoured or not) and last night they got a 5-way vaccination shot in the shoulder meat (tetanus, 2 types of encephalomyelites, A2 influenza and rhino-pneumonitis).

I've found that Tractor Supply will sell me 18 or 20 gauge 1.5" needles and 3cc syringes as long as I give them my license info, so now I'm giving all the animals their annual vaccinations my ownself instead of having a $800 vet visit. Which is super-rad on the wallet.

Next up, goats and sheep get their CD & T (two types of C. perfringens bacteria and tetanus) shots and a liguid dose of SafeGuard de-wormer.

It's way easier to do preventive maintenance than it is to doctor them back up later (or have them die on you).

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:20:16 pm »

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