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Boys and their Possum

March 19, 2009
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Boys and their Possum

You have to watch where you go around here.  While you’re watching out for cow patties and turkey droppings, you should keep your eye out for the boy’s latest project hanging out behind the shed….ready to jump out and scare the beejeebers out of you.  He skinned it.  With the help of his brother, some…

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It’s a Beauty, Mom!!

March 3, 2009
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It’s a Beauty, Mom!!

Our 8 year old bought a trap with his birthday money.  Since then he has been learning the ropes of how to trap like his big brothers.  They trap possum usually…possum that like to come closer to the house and find the chickens and their eggs.  So keeping the critters away is an important job. …

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Farm Life: Highs and Lows Part III

January 22, 2009
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Farm Life: Highs and Lows Part III

Beth already spilt the beans as they say.  But, today was another exciting day on the farm with many lessons in the ups and downs of life. It started off very “low” in the early hours of the morning.  You know those early hours, the ones before most computer geeks go to bed.  Yep, it…

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A real boni fide coon hound

December 14, 2007
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A real boni fide coon hound

As I mentioned in the previous post about our expanding farm, we did indeed acquire a for real coon hound dog last week in an unexpected way.   Ever since our boys have read the Henty book, “In Freedom’s Cause”, where the king has hunting hounds as well as listening to me read the “Where the Red Fern…

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Baby girl and the baby Possum

May 19, 2007
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Baby girl and the baby Possum

So when your boys are trapping wild animals, you never know what will turn up.  This day yielded a momma possum and her 9 babies. Of course the real story is how will their baby sister repsond to such “cute” critters.  Fortunately she was not camera shy for this scene. No animals were harmed during…

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