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A Dog for the Farm
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Jimbob    Posted 01-01-2004 at 11:27:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I started a small farm a few years ago. I raise chickens, pigs, rabbits & goats. I read in the book 'Five Acres & Independence' that one should have a dog as it earns its keep for little money.

I had many problems with wild animals wanting to eat our small animals. Foxes, owls, skunks, racoons, badgers, eagles, hawks, stray dogs and other critters visited my property about every night like a sailor on 3-day leave in a tavern! Nothing but problems.

Since getting a dog, absolutely nothing visits now. Not even snakes or mice. A dog is worth a lot just like that book said.

bulldinkie    Posted 01-01-2004 at 13:22:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We always had labs we have a black & yellow now,good farm dogs.Then my husband brought home a jack russell puppy shes 9 months old wow what she has caught already.What a great dog and so little but mighty.

deadcarp    Posted 01-01-2004 at 16:38:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
jack russels are real fun around lakes too - every year when the wind and water are right, at the motel we'd get a strip of foam along the beach - the housekeeper's jack russel would come charging out there, yapping away and straight to work. by the time linda had the rooms done, her dog had eaten about 1/4 mile of foam - have no idea what was in it but he didn't seem to care - "mess with my beach will ya?" :)

toolman    Posted 01-01-2004 at 12:11:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
read lenores post from last night about dogs , i thought it said it all.

Willy-N    Posted 01-01-2004 at 11:40:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ours are all in the kitchen all 4 of them soaking up the heat hanging out. Not fit for animals outside right now with 30 mph winds and being 16 degs out. Mark H.

Jet9N    Posted 01-01-2004 at 14:14:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Willy,
Not fit for man or beast outside.
"Hey Honey would you get the paper in today?"
Don't forget to run for cover when you tell her



Willy-N    Posted 01-01-2004 at 14:22:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
We could use another load of wood for the stove since your dressed would you mind getting it? That don't go over good either! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 01-01-2004 at 12:15:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
mark, newfoundland, probably, has some of the worst weather around anywhere those big fellows of yours wouldn,t have any problem with our weather, course they are pretty smart too and if a nice warm place is there for them thye will take it ,oh and don,t forget to give them some good snacks just to keep their engry up. haha seems like your dogs have you figured out just like ours.oh yea if you don,t like the weather you have now we can send you some real good stuff.

Willy-N    Posted 01-01-2004 at 14:15:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
They stayed in till they were panting and hot now they are back laying on the porch. Man this wind is getting stronger up to 35 mph now. Mark H.

Linda in UT    Posted 01-01-2004 at 14:23:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Newfies seem to be born to hold down the carpet & to guard the refrigerator. *grin*

Mine always drooled when the temp was 32 degrees Farenheit or warmer. Below that, no drool and a very happy dog.

Willy-N    Posted 01-01-2004 at 16:35:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is there favorite spot in front of the Refer because that is where the food comes out of. The next spot is in front of the couch when we are in the living room. They like the Oak Floors in the kitchen cause they are cooler. Mark H.

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