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  1. Miniv

    Help Me!!

    What color is he? We tend to use the base name of the stallion....Your sire could be Whistle or Blower, but which ever you decide, it's best to stick to it with future foals. Not sure how you'd work in the dam's name. Sometimes the foal's personality is also a factor.
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    Food Lovers Guide

    YUM! I'm copying your zuke recipe!!! Tonight I did a "cheater meal"....because it's using pre-made food......... Baked chicken, stuffing and gravy --- Make the boxed stuffing (aka Stove Top). Trim your chicken breasts (I cut them in half) and put them in a greased baking pan. Cover the chicken with the stuffing. Mix a jar of chicken gravy with a little bit of water.......just me.....it's too thick to my liking........ Pour the gravy over the stuffing and chicken and pop into the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Serve with cranberry sauce if desired....... Thanks for that Zucchini recipe! And more power to you for making the plum chutney......Wow.
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    Food Lovers Guide

    Two more recipes that are NOT crock pot.........but easy and quick........These are the last two....... MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CHICKEN 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I cut them in half and butterfly them) 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt, 1/2 tsp pepper. Mix all together in a bowl. Place chicken in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Spread the mixture over the chicken. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve the sauce and chicken over rice. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PARMESAN BAKED PORK CHOPS 4+ Boneless Pork Chops 1 Tablespoon olive oil per chop, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs, 1 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp.. garlic powder. On a plate combine the dry ingredients. Rub the chops with olive oil and coat each one with the cheese mixture. Press the mixture into the meat to make sure they are well covered. Line a baking pan with tin foil and spray with cooking spray. Place pork chops in the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. (I serve this with a choice of gourmet mustards and chutney as dips.) The foil is important. I didn't do it once and the chops weren't as moist.
  4. Miniv

    got my mojo back

    I can see why the judges liked it!
  5. Miniv

    Estimated height

    One way to tell if he is going to be shorter or taller than his parents is measure their canon bones and his........If his is shorter, then he will stay shorter than them, but if his canon bone is longer, he will grow taller. At age two, he has probably reached the majority of his height, but may scoot up a half inch to an inch over the next year or so. At birth we tend to compare the foal's canon bone to the dam's to give us a general idea of what to expect for height. The canon bone length is what they are born with and doesn't change.
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    Food Lovers Guide

    Another Chicken meal.....Ready? SWEET HAWAIIAN CROCKPOT CHICKEN (for 4 adults, it says) 2 lbs chicken breasts, cut in chunks 1(+) cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup soy sauce (I add a pinch of ground ginger and a 1/2 tsp. salt, plus a can of pineapple tidbits or chunks. The juice from the can is included in the amount listed above.) Place chicken in crock pot that's been sprayed with cooking spray. Mix the above minus the pineapple tidbits and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. About a half hour before being done mix 2 Tablespoons of corn starch with about a 1/2 cup of the liquid that's been pulled from the crock pot and return it to thicken the sauce. Add the pineapple tidbits - about a half cup is good, then let things bubble or thicken a bit. Serve over rice.
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    Food Lovers Guide

    FRENCH STYLE SLOW COOKER CHICKEN 6 medium boneless/skinless Chicken Breasts (I use about 4) 1/2 cup dry white wine or vermouth (I use dry sherry) 1 can cream of mushroom soup 4 oz. mushrooms, sliced. salt and pepper to taste Paprika. 1 cup sour cream, mixed with 1/4 cup flour. Place chicken in crock pot and sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper, & paprika. Mix the wine, soup, and mushrooms in a bowl. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle a little more paprika. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours, or on High for 3 to 4 hours. (I do the High). Remove the chicken in the last 30 minutes and stir in the sour cream/flour mixture, then return. Serve the chicken and sauce over rice or sliced cooked potatoes......or even mashed potatoes!
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    Food Lovers Guide

    Only had gator once and it DID taste a bit like chicken....with a twist. LOL. It was during a New Orleans trip for me too. I have several recipes pulled out, some slow cooker, and a couple not. I thought I'd post them individually in case you want to copy and paste any.... Since you mentioned liking "slow cooked roast", I'll start with my favorite. THREE PACKET SLOW COOKER ROAST 1 cup water, 1 package of dry Italian style salad dressing, 1 package ranch dressing mix, 1 packet dry brown gravy mix. 1 - 3 lb boneless beef chuck roast. Whisk together the water and 3 packets of mixes listed in a bowl until smooth. Place roast in the slow cooker and pour the mix on top. (I add 3 or 4 quartered red potatoes, a couple of chopped carrots, and a small onion - sliced, and spread everything over and around the meat.) Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours. (About a half hour or 15 minutes prior to being done, I put 3 or 4 Tablespoons of Cornstarch in a small bowl and pull some spoonfuls of juice from the crockpot and mix til smooth, then pour it all back. It makes a nice gravy.) Will post more later........
  9. Miniv

    Color of Coat

    Depending on the region he'd be called a chestnut or a sorrel with a flaxen mane/tail, and star and strip on his cute face. Technically he is a solid color. The white on his lower feet is likely his baby coat, but time will tell if he has socks.
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    Food Lovers Guide

    Love cooking too........and have to come up with "quick" meals a lot because the hubby leaves for work at 7 p.m. What meats do you prefer? Oh, and I'm a pasta lover too. Will get back with the family's favorites.
  11. I know it sounds harsh, but have you considered tying the mare on a short lead and hobbeling (sp) her back legs? Both to maybe allow the foal to nurse AND/OR milk her? She MAY calm down, and in the mean time it's important the foal gets the colostrum for as long as possible. The first 48 hours are most critical. After that the foal's stomach slowly stops absorbing the colostrum. We have had one orphan in all of these years (knock on wood). It's a big undertaking..... feeding every 2 hours. Finding a nipple that our little guy would accept was a headache, but he finally took one for raccoons! We also were lucky that a feed store about 15 miles from us carried Foal Lac. If you can get him to use a dish or bucket of some kind, you will be VERY lucky. Ours didn't until he was probably 2 months old. Wishing you all the very best.
  12. A FILLY??? Colts are more of a problem! LOL. But either way, you need a separate paddock for the mare and offspring for weaning purposes. The first step in training is getting the filly used to wearing a halter. Second step is teaching her to lead. We tend to do both BEFORE weaning by tying the lead short from baby's halter to her mom's halter and taking the mare for a walk. It's much easier.
  13. Miniv

    Post Breeding Question

    Never experienced that kind of discharge before.....Been breeding for 27 years. It's good to have the vet check that out. If she's still in heat when the vet visits, she may want to Flush your mare, which means try re-breeding next cycle or the one after..... If it was metritis, one would think it would have shown up before during heat cycles, either way, Flushing would definitely help.
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    Older stallion breeding problems

    Kind of hard to judge at this point.... Some experienced stallions don't bother "connecting" until the mare smells a certain way, so not to waste their energy. We've never given our boys anything, so can't advise on a product.
  15. I've liked it both for me AND the horses.... Neither of us liked mucking through to get into the side entrance of the barn. Glad to know that it will last a few years.