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I was pretty shocked when I caught you in with the replacment ewes, but it was obviously too late, so what could I do? Now it turns out there are going to be some consequences (if you know what I mean) to your little romp in the hay.

It's time for you to buck up and be a man, she says she doean't want to see you again but expects you to be picking up half the bill for the lambs feed supplements, innoculations ect.

She also said you are the only one she has ever been with and would be more than willing to go down to the 4-H extension office for a DNA test.

I trust we can resolve this.

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If she was mine, i would start her, immediately on some powerful preventative medicines--aurethomycin or the like...
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Dude, that was bah bah baaaaad.
 

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Are you going to take away gk's rubber boots?

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No Rika, JD is more of a "helping her though the fence" type of operater. Besides, the young mother just want's JD to do the right thing, this poor ewe has been though enough and wants this put behind her (bad choice of words, sorry).

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So you think Melvin will bleat his innocence and then turn tail and run. He really should have used fake ID, you know, and perhaps a disguise.

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This is a pretty uncouth thing to be doing my youngest boys sheep LOL

He actually has a nice little heard of about 40 going on, he sold two ewes and two rams in the 4-H livestock auction and came home with $5700. My daughter sold a Angus steer this year for $8600. The end of the year 4-H stock sale brings the kids some pretty good money. My oldest boy usually raises a few hogs, he sold a brood sow and two market "meat" hogs this year, I didn't get the dig cam in time to take any pics of his hogs, they were very nice this year. We didn't keep any hogs over this year either, so we are out of he hog business till spring. Along with his 4-H hogs he raises at least three for us.

My daughter does it to finance here horse habit and usually just raises and shows a steer, she is much more involved with equitation. My youngest boy is a year round sheep hearder LOL. He sells his 4-H projects, but also sells lambs to other 4-H'ers and breeding stock replacments. He probually made more than JD last year and didn't even have to rob any banks or sell any dope.

I like to see the kids raising a diversified bunch of animals, it's nce to have the animals around (food storage and breeding stock on the hoof) but also good experience for them. I should post some pictures of our flock of Black Astraup chickens, they are a hardy "homestead" variety that like to forage and will lay though winter and are easy keepers that take good care of thier young.

Anybody else raise any animals?

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Teufelhund said:
Anybody else raise any animals?

Teuf,

Right now I'm not in a position to raise animals, too busy with business and traveling anyway. I do keep some food and water out for a bunch of cats that have made a home here. We used to have a really bad rodent problem and I haven't seen a rodent in a long time. They got rid of all of the field rats amd mice, then they did a holocaust on the gophers. These little guys even go out and kill rabbits, dragging the dead bunnies home to munch on.
 

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I would love to raise large animals but Dobes & Lab are all we can do right now because of deed restrictions. Maybe in the future.

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that was some real

serious cash your kids turned, with the 4 sheep and a steer.


i just had [at one time] 14 rhode island red hens[all layers ] a rooster,
and 2 emus[i bought them from a cousin in ft.lyon,CO. as little peepers, it was A TOTAL TRIP growing those things up] and a INDIAN BROKE RANK JACKASS MULE! now i just have a dog and CATTTTT and a different wife/g.f


i still have a buddy that has( 14) race horses now and wants to 'pawn' off the wilder ones on me, i told him just the other day , i'd give $250[he wants $2500]for a guilding called 'moon'[he's throw'd me once] that is the only way i'd own another hayburner[if you gave him to me] ha!


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At the end of the summer the 4-H kids sell off thier project animals at a livestock sale after the stock show. Generaly the animals are bought by local business and the prices get bid right to the roof. This year an oil/gas pipeline contrator (not me LOL) paid $12,600k for the top steer! My wife leaned over to me and said "why didn't he just trade the girl (15 years old) a new pick-up for it?" It's a business promotion thing though and folks get carried away. Most of the steers went from $6500k to $10,000K, I don't know how this young lady got lucky enough to be caught in a pissing match?, but thats an auction for you. Could have something to do with the lively beer concesion stand activity and the good natured ribbing that goes back and forth across the sale ring LOL. Usually there is some "history" involved with the bidding, the folks that bought my kids animals just happen to be venders I use in my business LOL. I usually look for the kids wearing the hand me down "show" clothes that I know need the money or maybe a kid off the ranch I'm drilling on at the time ect. Thats just kind of how it works, all the kids get thier animals sold and they all make some good money.

Every rural kid I know sports some 4-H project animals, it good for them, they have to keep good records on them and raise them to market wieght, compete against other kids in the show ring and then finally sell it/them. Sometimes it's a little sad you allways see some tears in the pen area's after the sale, sometimes the young kids get attached to thier projects after raising them from babies and spending so much time with them.

It's growing up in ranch country and county fair is a big deal.

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Hey man, I think that's some great stuff for kids to do.

Friend of mine's daughter raises prize hogs. Last I heard her current one was tipping the scales at 820 pounds. He's a bit distressed though, as she's kind of losing interest in it.
 
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