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Sunday

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April 2014

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Part 1: Rescue Tennessee Walking Horses

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My husband and I have just added one #Tennessee Walking #Horse and one quarter horse that are rescue to our Hobby Farm. The one that is a #Tennessee #Walking Horse is Red with a Strawberry Blonde Maine and Tail. He is a senior horse at the age of 19 years. His previous owner told us that he was a show horse but once he was injured they could not afford to keep him. Since he was a Gelding they could not even breed him to earn any money. We were told over a year ago, this once beautiful horse got loose and darted out in front of a car that was pulling into the parking area. No human was hurt, but this beautiful thoroughbred Tennessee Walker was on the ground with a shattered knee. This horse was going to cost them a lot in Veterinarian Bills in the hopes he would heal properly and once again have the high stepping gait he once had. They backed off on his food to remove any extra weight he had in the hopes of the knee healing the way it should. The efforts were fruitless. Scar tissue developed and the Veterinarian told them he […]

Tuesday

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November 2013

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Housing Turkeys on a Farm

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The aim of housing turkeys is to protect them from sun, rain, wind, predators and provide comfort. In hotter areas, the long axis of the house should run from East to West. The distance between two houses should be at least 15 meters and the young stock house should be separate from the adult house. The width of the open house should not exceed 9 meters. The height of the house may vary from 2 to 3.3 meters from the floor to roof. An overhang of one meter should be provided to avoid the rainwater splash. The floor of the houses should be cheap, durable and safe, preferably moisture proof concrete. When turkeys are reared under deep litter system, the general housing conditions are similar to those of chicken but care should be taken to provide adequate floor space to accommodate them, water containers and feeders. Turkey is a large bird, therefore 0.4 to 0.5 square meters per bird is recommended. Usually a turkey house has a rectangular or square floor-base and made from wooden planks, roofing sheets, wire mesh and light fittings. In some cases, 0.75 meter height of block work forms the base of the house and the remaining […]

Friday

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November 2013

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Friday Morning Ramblings on the Hobby Farm

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After my first pot of coffee this morning, I will again become awake. My husband is building a small fire in the livingroom fireplace to knock the chill off the air this morning. He worked the nightshift again last night and will be snuggling into the bed soon. I am glad he has the next two days off. He needs some rest and we still have some winterizing to do around the farm. After feeding all the animals including myself this morning, I will start raking and cleaning the yard today. Removing some of the dead plants from the flower and vegetable beds around the house itself will help to add to our compost bins today. There is plastic to hang over the Rabbit Houses, chicken coop, duck pens, and the goat house. When my husband gets up he will be running some of the wiring for the new heat lamps we have for all the animals housing. We plan to keep them all warm this winter. Reminds me of the Aviary we had. It was warmer than our own house at times and I loved spending hours in there with the animals just watching and listening to them. I […]

Thursday

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November 2013

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All Sorts of Dogs on the Hobby Farm

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Today I am taking photos of the puppies and dogs we are trying to find new homes for since we had 8 in total puppies. This makes us have 14 dogs. We are getting out of the Chihuahuas and Chugs.     We have Foxy our Deer head Sable colored Chihuahua female. She recently became the mother to 4 of the younger puppies. She weighs about 6 lbs and stands about 8 inches in height. She is the nervous type, but she can be very sweet. She craves attention.   Jesse is our Chihuahua and Pug mix male. He is white and tan. He weighs about 8 lbs and stands about 6 inches in height. He too craves the attention but will patiently await his turn. He is a true Ladies man around here. He is the father to Foxy’s puppies and also the father to Renesmee’s puppies.   Renesmee is our loveable Black n Tan with just a little white Chihuahua. She is about 6 lbs and stands about the same in height. She is the mother to four lovely puppies that were born on Aug 29th, 2013.   We have a young Husky/Wolf Hybrid Beauty as well. Her […]

Saturday

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September 2012

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Pick the Best Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard Poultry

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There are practically countless numbers of breeds of chickens. Hybrids and crossbreeds have, also, emerged in recent years. It is important to choose the right breed that meets your requirements and is easy for you to raise. Different breeds differ in some attributes like meat, eggs or simply temperament. It is advisable that during the initial years, you try two or three breeds, so that you can decide which one is the best pick for you. Even then all birds of a certain breed might not be identical and show some deviation from their type. Breeding can have effect on egg size and productivity. A popular website recently conducted a survey of more than one thousand readers, who have more than three years of experience in raising chickens to find out the popular breeds, hybrid or natural. It turned out that most productive hybrid egg layers were Hy-line Brown, California White, Golden Comet, Cherry Egger and Indian River while Leghorns, White-faced Black Spanish, Rhode Island Reds, Australorps, Rhode Island Whites and Plymouth Rocks topped the heritage egg layers. For extra-large eggs Hy-line Browns, Golden Comets, ISA Browns, Cinnamon Queens and Brown Sex Links did well among hybrids while Jersey Giants, Australorps, Plymouth […]

Saturday

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May 2012

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Today’s Happenings on Sunnyside Lane Hobby Farm

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Plums Plums and more Plums will be picked today on Sunnyside Lane Hobby Farm. I only have 2 extremely large trees that make the bright red variety of plums and they are loaded. Today I am making a plum sauce (gelled like cranberry sauce) and plum jelly too. I have a few jars of plum juice canning for us to have to drink. It is really nice to serve hot with a cinnamon stick to stir it on a cold winter day. Sunnyside Lane Hobby Farm Squash (yellow crookneck and straight neck, zucchini and patty) were all loaded yesterday, so I am sending some to work with Stan today for his boss, who was hinting he’d like to have some fresh squash. Later this afternoon, I will be picking snap beans and English peas. They are slowing down now so I hope to get enough for supper tonight.   We did our morning feeding of all our birds. Stan had moved the new Jumbo Coturnix quail from the brooder to a quail pen he recently made yesterday. We found only one dead this morning. It was the smallest one and I think it was a shock of the moving that may have […]

Sunday

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April 2012

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Adventures in Ordering Hatching Quail Eggs From Wolfe’s Quail Farm

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We are trying our hand at raising Quail this year. We have one Texas A & M and about 20 regular size Coturnix. However, today we just received a shipment of 50 hatching Jumbo Coturnix Quail from Wolfe’s Quail Farm in McDavid, Florida. Although, I was a little reluctant to order eggs online and have them mailed to us, so I decided only to order 50 eggs this time. Since we are so new at this, I had many questions for Dianna Wolfe, owner of Wolfe’s Quail Farm about the whole ordeal. Of course, my first thought was; how will the eggs appear once they arrive? Dianna wraps each little Quail egg in bubble wrap, and then places the eggs on top of shredded newspaper. Once every egg is securely wrapped in bubble wrap, she stuffs the box with a thick layer of shredded newspaper. The next question that popped into my head was; what is next? How do I hatch them? This was her reply, “Well for the incubation process…it takes 17 days for them to hatch. Keep the temp at 100 degrees the whole time. The humidity should be between 51 and 60% during the first 15 days. Then […]

Sunday

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December 2011

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Merry Christmas To Everyone!

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Thursday

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August 2011

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Alpacas hobby Farming – Advantages of tax

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There are many advantages of owning an alpaca when a person files a tax return. Virtually all costs associated with running a farm of alpaca are deductible from your income tax return. Some states even exempt you from having to pay VAT on these costs. This article gives the details. There are many alpaca breeders who are in it for the money, because it is a good investment with a return that is stable and secure. In addition, if they have experience breeding herds, like sheep, they have already landed and set up what is required, making it easy for them to embrace alpaca life. In this article, I pointed out some facts and figures on the breeding of alpacas. There are many advantages of owning alpacas for a person who files a tax return. Tax laws change every year, and you can consult a qualified accountant who specializes in agriculture and livestock. Fortunately for you, the value of the herd will gradually increase, as female alpacas only deliver CRIA years. This means you do not have to pay exorbitant taxes on the increased value of their capital. For example, suppose you buy a pregnant dam of $ 20,000. After a year, will give birth to a calf, which can be a female. In three years, Eric could lead to another female shouted. Meanwhile, the mother of the original dam would have had two deliveries, if you have fully three […]

Saturday

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August 2011

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