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  1. MichaelS

    ATV mess!

    We went out to one of our fields yesterday and noticed it was a mess. Looks like some teens (I hope not adults) drove doughnuts with wheelers all over the field! I guess it's time to put up cameras.
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    Equipment mechanic

    I had a high school student reach out to me this week about working on my farm equipment. He is taking classes at BOCES in school but wants some real life experience too. Would you let him work on your stuff?
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    Business classes

    My wife just signed us up for a couple of business classes (online). How many of you have ever taken any classes? How about a college degree? I'm pretty excited but a bit worried too. I hope I do well.
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    Slugs and beetles

    Anyone have a problem with either of these last season? We didn't see too many slugs but the beetles were crazy! I'm looking for a way to keep them out of the garden this season. What do you all do?
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    Finicky chickens

    I have a few chickens that just won't leg any eggs. What do you do to encourage them to lay eggs? I mean, I know we can butcher them to have the meat but I'd rather they produce eggs.
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    Oh Mylanta, weather change

    My whole family woke up yesterday feeling like crud! We are all fighting sinus headaches! I sure hope it's the change in weather! Anyone else feeling it?
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    Recipes Air fryer shrimp

    We bought a huge air fryer a couple weeks ago. We are still playing around with new foods in there. Anyone made anything with shrimp? Thinking about just putting some garlic on it and then tossing in parietal cheese after its done. Thoughts?
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    Chickens as first animals

    My nephew has asked if he can get some chickens and keep them at the farm. Wonder if he will come and take care of them. Also think it would be a great way to get him more interested in farming.
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    Deer hunting?

    Anyone hunt deer? How about other animals? Do you eat what you kill? We turkey and deer hunt here. We like to use the deer meat to offset beef. We make sausage, burger, dogs and sticks with deer.
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    Leaves as compost?

    Anyone using leaves as compost? What are you mixing with it? I am new to composting but I would like to start. Can you use it on your garden?
  11. MichaelS

    Pulling out stumps

    We are looking to buy a piece of machinery that will help us in pulling out old tree stumps. Some of these stumps are very large in diameter. I tried using a chainsaw and hooking up the tractor but it didn't work. Thoughts?
  12. MichaelS

    How many roosters for 30 hens

    New adventure for us, we've decided to get some chickens. A friend is giving us 30 hens. How many roosters should I get? We are going to try to raise baby chicks.
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    Building a woodsplitter

    We have been looking at buying a gas powered wood splitter. Holy smokes, they look poorly built and are expensive. It got me thinking of building my own. I'm going to start looking up designs. Anyone made their own? Want to share your plans or designs?
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    Selling flowers

    My wife has beautiful flower beds full of flowers. She wants to start selling fresh cut bouquets by the roadside. Anyone do this? Any tips for her?
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    Buying from auction

    Anyone bought there plants from an auction? I'm thinking about going to one in about a month. Have you had good luck with auction plants?
  16. MichaelS

    What to do with all this ham!

    We baked a 23 pound ham on Christmas. Man oh man, we have a lot left. What's everyone's favorite way to use up leftover ham (besides sandwiches)?
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    Bush versus pole beans

    This year I'm going to plant pole green beans. I've heard they take up less room. They are also easier to pick. I hate bending over the bushes of beans to pick them, it's a back breaker. Anyone try pole beans?
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    Recipes Brocolli cheese soup help

    So I told my wife I'd make this soup. It turned out as a flop! The cheese wouldn't melt, it literally clumped! Anyone have a tried and true recipe and hints on how to melt cheese!