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by fergusnc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Junior the Donkey...photos for his new fans
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Junior the Donkey...photos for his new fans

And since I take pix daily due to how he cracks me up or just looks so cute, here's more...
by fergusnc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Junior the Donkey...photos for his new fans
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Junior the Donkey...photos for his new fans

Hey all, Home sick with a cruddy cold for day#2, and I don't do "rest" well, so figured I could be productive and touch base with the DD'ers while still technically "taking it easy". A good excuse to fulfill the Junior requests. :D FYI, if anyone really is thinking of adding a do...
by fergusnc
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Re: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.

Normally very VERY quiet, yesterday Junior talked ALL DAY. DH was battling the standing water and mud by hand digging a 60' trench and running piping outside a pasture/between barns and he texted me to fill me in. We both checked it out, looking for a loose animal or problem in the area that was hol...
by fergusnc
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Re: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.

Lovely update! I appreciate the donkey descriptions, too. My mare used to live with one and loved him....so I do imagine getting her a donkey friend down the road. I think I need a 35 year old! How old is Junior? So.....Junior is 5.5 years old. :lol: :lol: :lol: The only non-perfect thing about him...
by fergusnc
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Re: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.

I want one... Get one!! :D :D :D There are so many donkeys making so many more donkeys in back fields, and getting dumped at auction or sold straight to meat men, it's horrible. Different kind of the same awful as horses. I'm always shocked at how no one seems to geld their jacks, and how many are ...
by fergusnc
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Re: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.

Junior is a riot. I actually went to a big event that the Rescue did...a 5k run with your donkey followed by bands and food and meet/greet and vendors at a brewery, and got to meet a lot of volunteers, adopters and donkeys. This was after visiting the Rescue the day before. It helped a lot, as donke...
by fergusnc
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 55 horses
Replies: 12
Views: 550

Re: 55 horses

Love it! And the short sleeves in the snow made me laugh!
by fergusnc
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Re: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.

Another big barn progress piece was the front wall of Dallas' stall. Progression in background of pix. So much to do. Reframing, putting in headers for Windows and a second door. Residing. Painting. Eventually inner stall walls. The front wall is reframed, window and shutter in, sided and painted. D...
by fergusnc
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.

Hey All. Thanks again for wondering about us, and for the kind words about our stories. 2018 has been a bit rough, at least from the mid point on, which made extra time a complete non-entity. But all were First World Problems, and most are under control now...very thankful for all the people, suppor...
by fergusnc
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 2033

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

Thank you for loving your animals so much. Big hugs.
by fergusnc
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 736

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

How horrible. Glad things are improving and that you are getting help financially! Reminded me of this FB post I saw awhile back. So scary that these reactions can happen after decades of no problems at all. Just FYI in case it gives you any related info. https://www.facebook.com/hassingerfarm/posts...
by fergusnc
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?

I'm here, I'm here! It was so nice to wander back to the DDBB and see this post....thanks for wondering about me! I will update shortly....news things afoot at The Fixer Upper Farm and in The Little Red Barn... but life got crazy, I had zero extra time, and then when I tried to check in I couldn't r...
by fergusnc
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: NY Times Piece on Inmates Training Mustangs
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: NY Times Piece on Inmates Training Mustangs

I get so sad when I hear if budget cuts to programs like this, or the ones where jails have dogs from shelters come in for training for a few months to live with the inmates/get trained and adopted out. There are so so so many upsides to these programs...and no down sides if you really look at the n...
by fergusnc
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I love Ariel, but
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Re: I love Ariel, but

What does your bodywork person say about this? I have work done on both the boys. Fergus isn't a mover typically, but some spots/issues/releases happen occasionally that do make him antsy and our person knows when this is the case versus when I hear her say "I know it's hard, but you need this,...
by fergusnc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So It's Official...the Farm Sign is Up!
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: So It's Official...the Farm Sign is Up!

Thanks all. I do smile every time I look at it. :-) The plan is to plant a nice big garden around its base...one of those planned out gardens that looks sort of free and unplanned. Have an awesome family-owned nursery on a farm nearby with awesome prices and really helpful folks, so will be getting ...
by fergusnc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Farm/Stable on 16 acres for sale!
Replies: 31
Views: 6861

Re: Farm/Stable on 16 acres for sale!

Lovely! How great to have an office like that! Though I bet I'd get nothing done as I'd be staring out at the farm and critters and surroundings all day! :D
by fergusnc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I bought the farm!
Replies: 21
Views: 4915

Re: I bought the farm!

Congrats! That sign is lovely, and the name is great. We have moles too. For the longest time they stay out of the horse pastures but they have started to venture in. I read that you should tamp down on the tunnels whenever you stumble upon them. I called our pest contro, company and a) they aren't ...
by fergusnc
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So It's Official...the Farm Sign is Up!
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

So It's Official...the Farm Sign is Up!

Some would say it was official when we had the closing 2 years ago...but we horse people know it gets real when you name the place, and turns official when the sign goes up. :D :D :D I knew the name the first time I saw the place from the road, before DH even knew it existed, before we had even real...
by fergusnc
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Feedback Please...quick barn reno/stall work question...Work in Progress
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Feedback Please...quick barn reno/stall work question...Work in Progress

We get them up in the rafters too...but once we had a piece of OSB nailed to a wall as a stop-gap measure in this never ending Reno process...I glance behind one day and there was a nest the diameter of a grapefruit. And it was the "wall" right beside the stall door where my horse always s...
by fergusnc
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bliss does something new...
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

Re: Bliss does something new...

Good job Bliss! Has he had experiences with gowns before? Looks like he acted like an old pro!
by fergusnc
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Feedback Please...quick barn reno/stall work question...Work in Progress
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Feedback Please...quick barn reno/stall work question...Work in Progress

Thanks all. I guess now that I think of it, I am not too worried about furry creatures, as all of the wiring in in metal conduit...but what about wasps? I sure hate wasps and the thought of a ton of them in the walls.....ick! Though I guess if they wanted to, they could crawl through those same 1/4'...
by fergusnc
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.
Replies: 29
Views: 6617

Re: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.

Sorry about Gunny but glad that your vet was able to be there for him and you. I'm sure it made his passage so much the easier. maybe he will have new adventures over the Rainbow Bridge! Thanks Sue. It was absolutely the way it was "supposed" to be in Gunny's opinion. Some beautiful momen...
by fergusnc
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Feedback Please...quick barn reno/stall work question...Work in Progress
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Feedback Please...quick barn reno/stall work question...Work in Progress

Hey all. Working on inner walls in The Little Red Barn as we prep for tomorrow's high winds and we use up as much of our "lumber yard supplies" from the almost-washpit as possible to avoid having to stow more things away. Retrofitting an old cow barn is interesting, LOL. Opinions and feedb...
by fergusnc
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.
Replies: 29
Views: 6617

Re: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.

Thanks everyone. Time heals, but I know from experience the tears hang around for as long as they hang around, and pop up out of the blue sometimes. Its been hard running into the kids who loved him through his book...and the reliable question of "how's Gunny today?". For now I rely on avo...
by fergusnc
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sad farewell to our gentle giant, Ben.
Replies: 29
Views: 5953

Re: Another sad farewell to our gentle giant, Ben.

Godspeed Ben. You were one of the special ones. Peace to your family, especially your girl. How my heart breaks thinking about how she must be feeling these days...
by fergusnc
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.
Replies: 29
Views: 6617

Re: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.

Last ones...
by fergusnc
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.
Replies: 29
Views: 6617

Re: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.

a few more...
by fergusnc
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.
Replies: 29
Views: 6617

Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.

Some of you may remember him from the UDBB days. You helped him win many contests, bringing prizes of dog food and gift cards to the rescue group for which I volunteer...the same group that backed my wild scheme to rescue a mangled, emaciated, probable "bait dog" off of death row in a neig...
by fergusnc
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hurricane Harvey, ya'll....
Replies: 35
Views: 9185

Re: Hurricane Harvey, ya'll....

Best wishes for a boring storm for you, your mom, and her kitties.
by fergusnc
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Which home owners insurance company do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2178

Re: Which home owners insurance company do you use?

We use State Farm as they do not discriminate against owners of well-behaved dogs that the insurance world considers "dangerous breeds". When we bought The Fixer Upper Farm I was worried about what might happen. First year there were no horses here so I didn't even ask. Once I bought the h...
by fergusnc
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Day 1 of vacation, and THIS happens!
Replies: 23
Views: 6542

Re: Day 1 of vacation, and THIS happens!

Great update!
by fergusnc
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Chancellor
Replies: 42
Views: 8886

Re: Jingles for Chancellor

Pit bull jingles heading your way.....
by fergusnc
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed Boston Dodger
Replies: 20
Views: 4972

Re: Godspeed Boston Dodger

That is just awful....I cannot imagine any vet I know saying such things to anyone close to the animal, ever. So very sorry.
by fergusnc
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Fixer Upper Farm, Dallas the Rescue Pony, and The King of All He Surveys
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

Re: The Fixer Upper Farm, Dallas the Rescue Pony, and The King of All He Surveys

Thanks SF! The projects have gotten to be of shorter duration, which gives us hope. Looking forward to the heavy work load of "just" maintenance around here some day. :D Dallas is the best pony, just a complete hoot. No question he had demons and kept them locked away when just living his ...
by fergusnc
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Fixer Upper Farm, Dallas the Rescue Pony, and The King of All He Surveys
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

Re: The Fixer Upper Farm, Dallas the Rescue Pony, and The King of All He Surveys

And from about a year ago before he became my shadow, for a more full body shot as I tell you the DNA results...... . . . . . Keeping in mind that paint and apply will not register as a breed option due to the amount of QH in them, nor will Mustang, and that only the top three breeds present are rep...
by fergusnc
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Fixer Upper Farm, Dallas the Rescue Pony, and The King of All He Surveys
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

Re: The Fixer Upper Farm, Dallas the Rescue Pony, and The King of All He Surveys

Two minorly successful shots from a bit of a distance...and the last one from back in the Fall just because I love his face and shows a little different look in case you want to guess the DNA results. 8-)
by fergusnc
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Fixer Upper Farm, Dallas the Rescue Pony, and The King of All He Surveys
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

Re: The Fixer Upper Farm, Dallas the Rescue Pony, and The King of All He Surveys

And the common result of trying to work alone and pose Dallas the Rescue Pony, the king of being in your pocket now that he knows life is good. :lol:
by fergusnc
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Fixer Upper Farm, Dallas the Rescue Pony, and The King of All He Surveys
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

The Fixer Upper Farm, Dallas the Rescue Pony, and The King of All He Surveys

Reno and projects continue all around The Fixer Upper Farm with nice progress. In the last 8 months we: finally solved an ongoing water issue in Dallas' stall in The Little Red Barn, releveled the stalls, finished fencing the third of the three pastures, put up an amazing and unexpected amount of ha...
by fergusnc
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pit bull service dog protects owner's head during seizures
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: Pit bull service dog protects owner's head during seizures

This morning DH and I watched the clown-like antics of some potential adoption dogs on P&P episode we DVR'ed last night. I laughed out loud and told DH (who really wants to adopt from a beagle rescue for our next addition, whenever that time comes...he loves loves loves beagles) "that right...
by fergusnc
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed Boston Dodger
Replies: 20
Views: 4972

Re: Godspeed Boston Dodger

I am so very very sorry for all of you. It boggles my mind how frail and vulnerable such massive, powerful creatures really are...and it terrifies me. I hope those last images fade fast for you. How wonderful you all were to shield Dodger's owner from any pieces of the agony that you could. Tears fo...
by fergusnc
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pasture Rotation....feedback and insight please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: Pasture Rotation....feedback and insight please?

Thanks everybody, great info!
by fergusnc
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Guess the breed? New puppy after our old girl crossed over
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: Sick dog: Update, she's gone...picture.

I love her spirit and happiness in that photo. Peace to you and your family as you start to figure out life without your girl....it is so very different, even in cases where you have other critters in the family.

Godspeed sweet girl. You sure were loved.

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