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 on: Yesterday at 10:42:59 pm 
Started by miles - Last post by lprkn
I am prepared for it to be thing, but I'm afraid it might be too late.

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 on: August 19, 2017, 03:37:56 am 
Started by AugustWest - Last post by theinevitable
WELL. Bought a plane ticket home to see my folks and the eclipse. Left work early, spent 4 hours waiting at the airport before finding out my flight was cancelled. Without consulting me they rebooked me on a flight SUNDAY NIGHT. That isn't how weekends work!! Calling in the AM to see what I can salvage of this.

What if I move to a country small enough to get around without a plane? Although I guess I'd have to get my friends and family to move there too

 3 
 on: August 18, 2017, 07:23:06 pm 
Started by AugustWest - Last post by wombat
So basically, white guys are doing the crappiest jobs? This sounds like a good approach to me.

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 on: August 18, 2017, 02:29:32 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by Asherdan
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.

GOOBLE GOOBLE!



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.

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 on: August 18, 2017, 02:12:49 am 
Started by AugustWest - Last post by theinevitable
Nope.

(actually there is an interesting dynamic where being on this committee is pretty much the least impressive elected position citywide, so we had a bunch of women in attendance who are very involved but weren't interested in running because they are on the citywide committee, or their borough committee, or something like "education and media" or "electoral outreach" where the meetings have over 100 members)

 6 
 on: August 17, 2017, 08:41:09 pm 
Started by AugustWest - Last post by wombat
So the women and immigrants at the meeting were not exactly volunteering to run instead of you?

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 on: August 17, 2017, 08:40:13 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by wombat
Maybe they throw in extra because they know not all of them usually make it? Really, it's kind of surprising any of them do, via the post office.

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 on: August 17, 2017, 06:03:19 pm 
Started by AugustWest - Last post by Asherdan
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.


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 on: August 17, 2017, 05:46:13 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by Asherdan
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!

TOMORROW:: TURKEY PICTURES

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.

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 on: August 17, 2017, 05:44:41 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by Asherdan
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.

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