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Old 09-20-2008, 12:55 AM   #1
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SWMBO is very active in The Lone Star Horse Rescue and she rehabilitates abused and abandoned horses that are seized by the Animal cops.

For my birthday this year, she decided to adopt a draft cross 4 year old. He may some Belgian and Quarter horse in him.

It's really for her, but she wanted another horse big enough for her Mr. Ed.

But since she insists it's for me, I've named him Barley!



He arrives next week. Now I need to get a beer wagon, load it with cornies and pull it around the neighborhood.

 
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:59 AM   #2
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thats a nice new grain disposal system there.

 
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:00 AM   #3
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Fitting Name, Ed. And he has some beer pedigree as well(Belgian).
Is that where all of your spent grain goes?
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:00 AM   #4
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thats a nice new grain disposal system there.
Ohh.....you beat me to it.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:02 AM   #5
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What a good lookin' boy! Give him a hug for me when he gets there.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:04 AM   #6
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I think Barley is a very lucky horse for finding you and Mrs. Wort!
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thats a nice new grain disposal system there.
Yeah, maybe just a little bit. Horses have finickey stomachs. I think SWMBO might looking into making some horse treats using spent grain and bran perhaps.

Right now, I give my spent grain to my neighbor who feeds it to his chickens. In return, I get a clean MLT and fresh eggs. It's a good deal IMHO.

 
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:29 PM   #8
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Nice lines, obviously a medium-weight hauler.

About once a month I'll see a local story about idiots who got a couple horses and just let them breed past the capacity of the pasture. 4-5 years later, Animal Control comes in and takes them. Last case, six horses, one of which was so starved it couldn't stand.
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Right now, I give my spent grain to my neighbor who feeds it to his chickens. In return, I get a clean MLT and fresh eggs. It's a good deal IMHO.
Yeah! That's how life oughta work!

No paperwork, no taxes...you each get something you need, and you don't have to deal with the chicken sh!t. Perfect!

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Old 10-06-2008, 03:43 PM   #10
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Barley arrived this morning after a long ride from Kansas. He's in good shape, but needs his hoofs trimmed.



We're keeping him in the round pen for a few days to let him and the other two horses get acquainted.





Talk about solid built, but he's pretty gentle and easy going.


 
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