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  1. I LOVE these photos — what a dumpling!
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    Gravel in Paddock

    Instead of what is specifically labeled pea gravel and thus more expensive, order 1/4-10 (quarter-ten) gravel. It is small, but it is not as smooth, less expensive, and does not have that "walking on marbles" effect. While large gravel is obviously not good, regular driveway gravel should be fine with an unshod horse. We used 3/4 minus, and the horses thought I had given them a back scratcher. Geo-textile is best for keeping your gravel from disappearing into the mire, but I used garden weed block in a small area and it worked. Old, free carpeting is a redneck solution that also works. While they are grading, have them create swales to redirect any surface water. Be careful not to create a bowl —ask me how I know... Horses for Clean Water is an excellent website that addresses various approaches to improving drainage. Alayne Bickle also writes articles for Horse.com, so they have many useful articles on the subject.
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    Hair for bird's nests

    . For many years I've composted horse manure, horse hair, and pet hair. I use Ivermectin and other dewormers and I've never seen a lack of earthworms or had any other problem in my garden. What parasite control are you using that is safe for your earthworms? This is interesting about birds, as ivermectin is often used on chickens.
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    Mountain Trail Anyone?

    I saw a video on Facebook of minis driving at Bolender, but this was just a schooling day, not a competition. I'd love to drive there. If you are close to Bolender, you're also close to Happy Trails in Ethel, where the Equestrian Institute holds their annual CDE, Driving Trials, Trec, and The Kitchen Sink. You can also pay to train your horse over the course. (If you are close near by, I imagine you are already aware of this.)
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    Scoops, tubs, buckets, oh my!

    I am incapable of throwing away anything that may someday, somehow be of use. My stash of plastic containers will be my legacy after I die.
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    Got another Government AG Survey...Grrrr.

    Don't get mad at the person asking the questions — it's a sh!t job and I believe they are only paid for completed surveys. Census information is vital for representation and for distribution of services, but there is no need for your name to be attached. Tell them you will answer, but only anonymously.
  7. We have a performance-only registry, and many AMHR, ASPC, AMHA and other show horses are never bred. Geldings do just great and often show for a longer time since they are not retired to the breeding shed. There are so many things a horse can do other than breed, and this is equally true with non-expressing dwarf carriers. Consider the youth who will benefit from showing an experienced show horse. Perhaps we will see horses older than three years in the senior classes? And then there is CDE, ADS shows, and recreational driving... I believe that to continue breeding carriers (albeit to non-carriers) is to simply kick the can down the road. The recessive gene will survive and put future generations at risk. Breeders of integrity will test their stock and avoid breeding two positive horses, but we all know there are too many irresponsible or ignorant breeders who will allow dwarfism to continue.
  8. . This is incredible news! We can all play our part in this by only buying horses from those who test and share proof of the results. We have the tools, now we must use them for the good of our breed. AMHA and AMHR should note test results on a horse's papers. I'm sure many would object if this were a requirement, but it could at least be an option that would follow a horse throughout his or her life.
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    Slow Cooker Recipes

    Now THAT sounds incredible! How do you wait through the slow cooking?
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    Slow Cooker Recipes

    Thank you, Liz! Those look delicious AND healthy... (Everyone's recipes look great, but as a diabetic, I have to limit fat...MOST of the time...hehe)
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    Slow Cooker Recipes

    Liz, Although you don't have the receipt, you might still ask the store where you bought it. If they're big on customer service, they may help you out. Another thought is to check Goodwill and second hand stores for a \similar model with the same knob.
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    Slow Cooker Recipes

    Matt, I love Asian cuisine, but I'm allergic to one of the curry spices (not entirely sure which, but curry causes steam to come out of my ears, lol). Any more vegetable-centric, low-fat slow cooker recipes? I'll be using a month's worth of fat exchanges when I eat that slow cooker breakfast...
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    Who doesn't like fudge

    It's not really fudge, I suppose, but my family has a tradition of a chocolate candy with oatmeal. That in itself doesn't sound very exciting, but it is incredible. Too bad I'm not supposed to eat it...
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    Ground Turkey Recipes?

    I'm going to have to start making my own low-fat turkey chili... I love it, but the canned versions have too much fat and too many beans! Perhaps a turkey black bean chili...mm-mm good!
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    Ground Turkey Recipes?

    I much prefer ground turkey to ground beef, although I still love the occasional old-fashioned, grilled hamburger. Turkey hotdogs are MUCH better than beef weenies. I don't follow a recipe, but I make my pasta sauce using ground turkey, tomatoes, onions, garlic, rosemary, and assorted Italian herbs from our garden, mushrooms,black olives, wine a dab of mustard and tons of parmesan cheese. I love it so thick that the sauce stands on top of the pasta.