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Old 16 July 2019, 01:09
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I am gonna put a game camera out if it happens again . HH6 harvested most of the mature corn.
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Old 16 July 2019, 09:25
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I second the deer in the corn. They nibble a little off of each cob. Coons will destroy your corn with a vengeance.
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Old 16 July 2019, 13:09
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Wowsers. Anyway I could sharecrop a piece of that?

Oh...everything eats corn guys. Good luck in your quest. Sounds like deer unless the stalk is damaged.
Come on out. I got about fifty more of these sheet mulch beds to build. I'll let you farm a couple when we're done.

I put some more peas in amongst the corn last night. We'll see how they climb up.
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Old 16 July 2019, 19:21
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Come on out. I got about fifty more of these sheet mulch beds to build. I'll let you farm a couple when we're done.

I put some more peas in amongst the corn last night. We'll see how they climb up.
That's how my grandfather taught me to plant corn and peas; he used a mule pulled corn drill to plant them simultaneously.
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Old 16 July 2019, 23:06
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I second the deer in the corn. They nibble a little off of each cob. Coons will destroy your corn with a vengeance.
There was 3-4 mature cobbs on the ground with the corn chewed off of the end. I have only seen 1 coon on this farm in 20 years, a shitload of possums. I do have deer sleeping in the hay field which is typically full of alfalfa, brome and clover. Maybe they are pissed because I baled their breakfast?
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Old 16 July 2019, 23:08
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Get you a live catch trap. You'll find out pretty quick what's in your corn. My bet is coons.
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Old 17 July 2019, 09:59
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I will have 10 stray cats in it before sun up. No more damage to date. I may just put up a game camera.
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Old 17 July 2019, 10:32
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There was 3-4 mature cobbs on the ground with the corn chewed off of the end. I have only seen 1 coon on this farm in 20 years, a shitload of possums. I do have deer sleeping in the hay field which is typically full of alfalfa, brome and clover. Maybe they are pissed because I baled their breakfast?

Corn chewed off the end sounds like Deer looking for the sweetest portion.. . .couldda been a donkey? LOL
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Old 28 July 2019, 00:10
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CPTAUSRET, here are some pictures of some of the critters. I'll make sure and document the pizza oven build too.
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Old 28 July 2019, 01:39
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CPTAUSRET, here are some pictures of some of the critters. I'll make sure and document the pizza oven build too.
Nice, you do good work.

Gracias.
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Old 28 July 2019, 03:02
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That's how my grandfather taught me to plant corn and peas; he used a mule pulled corn drill to plant them simultaneously.
The peas all sorted so hopefully the corn keeps them cool enough for the next month till the weather settles down.
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Old 28 July 2019, 10:11
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So, this morning I'm brushing my teeth and a giant cockroach crawls out in the floor. I grab the closest thing I can find to spray him with. It ends up being the grandson's Axe body spray. The roach didn't die and now he says his name is Brent and he won't quit talking about CrossFit.
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Old 28 July 2019, 11:40
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Climbing but not producing yet. Trying to catch the corn thieves right now.
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So, this morning I'm brushing my teeth and a giant cockroach crawls out in the floor. I grab the closest thing I can find to spray him with. It ends up being the grandson's Axe body spray. The roach didn't die and now he says his name is Brent and he won't quit talking about CrossFit.
That's because that stuff isn't organic.
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Old 28 July 2019, 12:20
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Damn...you know the soil is rich and prosperous when you can grow kids in the dirt. Jesus...
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Old 28 July 2019, 18:22
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Which one of those pigs are you putting on the spit there wowsers?
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Old 28 July 2019, 22:19
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Damn...you know the soil is rich and prosperous when you can grow kids in the dirt. Jesus...
We call it feral child raising. Should have seen her today shoveling Huckleberries in her mouth at a cyclic rate when we were picking. Quite the hand eye coordination for someone not quite a full trip around the sun.
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Which one of those pigs are you putting on the spit there wowsers?
Probably one of those young boars. We'll see what they weigh then. Last year's Tamworth dressed at 240lb at 5 months. These grass eaters from NZ are a lot slower to put weight on.
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Old 31 July 2019, 06:03
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Damn...you know the soil is rich and prosperous when you can grow kids in the dirt. Jesus...
My first thought was "If kids sprout like strawberry runners, that's gonna get expensive...".

Wowsers, that's a beautiful location you've got, reminds me a bit of my time in VT.
One of my favorite clients back then was Laini Fondiller, still a mainstay of organic/off-grid goats:

https://saxelbycheese.com/pages/lazy...tfield-vermont

Even way back then as she was just starting out we would get called rarely, she was really self-sufficient, but I would go out to repair lacerations, open streak canals, stuff like that.
Best call ever was a mid-storm dystocia, they hadn't been able to plow for several days so I parked top of the hill, skied down to the farm, did a c-sect by kerosene lamp and skied back to the truck pulling my kit on a sled. Dug the truck out just as dawn was breaking. Good times.

Also spent a summer while in school helping a couple grad students and extension agents modify milking equipment to use with Friesian sheep. Most tolerated it well, but a few really ornery ewes got booted as being fit only for hand-milking.

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Old 31 July 2019, 13:37
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Do the goats and sheep have issues with ticks or fleas, ever? Just curious. On a Friesian note, I have often marveled at the beauty of the Friesian horse.
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Old 31 July 2019, 16:40
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Friesian horses were the horses of the Knights. We bred a mare to a Friesian stallion and the Colt was great. Very calm and sturdy.
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Old 31 July 2019, 18:54
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DaveP, that lady's place looks awesome. Very similar to ours being off grid. I've always heard VT was a pretty cool place.

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Do the goats and sheep have issues with ticks or fleas, ever? Just curious. On a Friesian note, I have often marveled at the beauty of the Friesian horse.
We have so many chickens and turkeys I don't think they have a chance. Also a really bad fire went through here in 2015 and I think it helped. Brought in a little if noxious weeds though.
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