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General Discussion / Re: 2017 Get Together - Recipe ???????????
« on: November 22, 2017, 07:48:11 PM »
You must have posted that before since I have a recipe that matches that but had no idea where it came from.  It is awesome but I think I can put on 4 pounds just reading the recipe.  :)

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Happy Hour / Re: Smoking on the grill and Chicken in the Flower Pot
« on: November 19, 2017, 08:32:58 PM »
We were going to clip her wings so she couldn't fly out but decided she was tame enough to let her have her way. :)

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Happy Hour / Re: Smoking on the grill and Chicken in the Flower Pot
« on: November 19, 2017, 07:42:23 PM »
They all turned out good Ben :)

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General Discussion / Re: NOAA winter outlook for 2017-18
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:44:30 AM »
I'm right on the edge of lower rainfall areas but we normally have dry winters and soggy fall and spring.  I have enough hay put away just in case we do get a drought.

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Happy Hour / Smoking on the grill and Chicken in the Flower Pot
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:10:16 AM »
Our Egg Delivery hen (E.D.) for short was doing her daily egg laying in the flower pot on our front porch and kept getting off the pot because I had set my smoker up close to the porch.  I turned the grill around and  finally convinced her I wasn't going to mess with her. She is in the upper left above the corner of the grill. The chickens are all pretty tame but Teresa is the one taking care of most of their needs.

We have company coming tomorrow and not being sure what they liked I'm doing some beef ribs, pork spare ribs and some lamb ribs.


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The Greenhouse / Re: 2017 High Tunnel
« on: November 18, 2017, 08:00:05 PM »
It just keeps getting better and better.

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Recipes / Re: Creole-Spiced Shrimp Po'Boys Recipe
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:57:02 PM »
I haven't had good shrimp since I moved from Pensacola but I'll save that recipe.

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Happy Hour / Re: Aggravating condition
« on: November 18, 2017, 05:47:44 PM »
I don't go to doctors any more than I have to but when it comes to the eyes I wouldn't hesitate.

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Happy Hour / Re: Getting these cataracts off my baby blues
« on: November 18, 2017, 04:53:51 PM »
That has to be an awesome feeling especially after going for so long with the bad vision.

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Livestock / Re: New sheep guardian puppy
« on: November 18, 2017, 04:50:51 PM »
The Akbash pup was 14 weeks on the 9th and is just under 50 pounds as of this morning.

Maisy (I'm glad to note) is staying really close to the sheep now that they are in a new pasture that has more open area. The first picture is of the sheep and the next two are the dogs just outside of the frame. I watch the interaction with the dogs and Thor will make some kind of contact with Maisy before laying down beside her. If he doesn't do anything and just flops down, Maisy will move to another spot.

For being so young he is a serious little fella. :)

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Thanks Ben

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Happy Hour / Re: CopperBackRattleMoccisan
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:44:27 PM »
That was a good story.

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Livestock / Re: Turkey on the canopy
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:37:47 PM »
We hope she will stop by but she left her mark already.  :)

She was unique since she acted tame but never truly fell into the tame mold.

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Livestock / Re: Turkey on the canopy
« on: November 12, 2017, 07:21:27 PM »
She decided to go out to the wild.  We had been hearing a lot of turkeys calling at the edge of our property so I guess the temptation was too much for her.  We miss her and really enjoyed the experience of raising a  really unique critter but that is what we had hoped for.

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General Discussion / Re: Louisiana’s Seed King
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:11:56 AM »
That was a good article - Thanks for posting it.

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Recipes / Re: How Many of U KNow?
« on: November 06, 2017, 06:30:42 AM »
That's a good tip.  I usually let soup cool and then take the fat off the top but it takes a long time.

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Recipes / Re: Cornbread Recipes
« on: November 04, 2017, 04:30:31 PM »
I'm glad to see this thread surface as I had forgotten all about it.  I guess it's time for a copy and paste.  :)

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Livestock / Re: New sheep guardian puppy
« on: November 03, 2017, 08:40:30 PM »
About twice a week we get him on the golf cart and bring him up to the house so he can stay socialized with our herding dogs. Plus we want to make him not be afraid of vehicles.  I have no desire to fight with a 140 pound dog to take him to the vet.  He is friendly to both our herding dogs but the Aussie is afraid of him so we will keep that in mind.  He is already bigger than the Border Collie.

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Happy Hour / Re: Pictures of Rare Pink Dolphin spotted in Louisiana Waters
« on: November 02, 2017, 05:43:03 PM »
I used to see one quite often when fishing in the Gulf off of Pensacola Beach.  I talked to a few other people that she had approached but evidently she was selective about who she would let see her.  She would get right up next to the boat but never appeared to want to be touched.

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Happy Hour / Re: Have you missed our great longtime member Monroe??
« on: November 02, 2017, 03:30:51 PM »
Thanks Ben

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