bunkie doings...

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  1. Palm Tree

    Palm Tree Young Pine

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    Wow Bunkie
    Living in a snowy area is a lot of extra work.
    But I just love the way Curly is trying to catch snow flakes and the saucer sled. He must be having great fun. :D
     
  2. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    i tell ya all, curly's going to get his own sled this Christmas!!!!! he seems to want to take it in the opposite direction i need to go! :D

    it's 24F here with a brutal wind coming out of the north...and it's snowing, again. my arms and shoulders just started healing up after the last snow from 'roof-raking'! :D

    i dragged on the saucer a bucket of water down to the ducks with their feed. looked like their pond had froze over night. they were all in their cabin this morning. whelp, during ur tiny warm spell, a pond was formed beside their cabin and a little stream and another pond past the trees...oh my! and none of them were frozen this morning! learning all kinds of stuff this winter to ready for the next!!! :D

    pete is happy. he can walk on top of the snow banks now! pics at eleven!!! :D
     
  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Wow Bunkie--the story of your doings continues. I do enjoy your pics, as well as the commentary of all the animal characters that you have there.
     
  4. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    thanks sjoerd. it sure has been one heckuva winter, so far. today is another cold and dreary one. 23F and spitting snow. haven't peeked outside yet to see if the greenhouse roof needs cleaning. we are supposed to have some sun breaks the next 2 days, then more of the white stuff...
     



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  5. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    more pics! the white spots in them are real snow falling...been doing that all day!

    this is the way i carry the ducks' food and water downhill to them...on a saucer sled in a box with a rug under it...

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    curly readying to pull the sled for me...

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    curly pulling the sled...

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    curly putting some muscle into it...

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    curly tasting some snowfakes to quench his thirst after working so hard...

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    more snow...

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    curly loves the snow...what's he plotting...

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    sneak attack...

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    lizzie's ready...

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    snow fight...

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    snow ducks...

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    ducks enjoying fresh water...

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    ed breaking duck pond ice up...

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    i stay inside and bake...whole wheat bread and rolls in the oven...using my new cast iron bread pans...

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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Good to see those pics, Bunkie. Those dogs of yours really seem to enjoy being out in the snow.
    ...and don't those ducks look good. "Snow Ducks"...hmmmm A hybrid sort?
    I can almost SMELL that bread of yours. I like whole wheat the best.
     
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    Philip Nulty Strong Ash

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    Great pictures Bunkie,..now those are really working dogs.
    Have you ever seen a "Pheasant Feeder",..i used to have some for my hens and ducks,..its just a container,..with a lid,..inside there is a spring,..the full container of food slowly falls into the spring as it is pecked at,.the spring protrudes from the bottom of the container,..food is kept dry,..and you can put a day or two of oats or whatever you like inside.
     
  8. Palm Tree

    Palm Tree Young Pine

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    Hmmm
    I love the taste of freshly baked bread with butter on it.
    I can actually taste your bread now. Drooling on my keyboard. :-D

    Your dogs are quite playful and helpful.
     
  9. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    yes pt, lots of butter and homemade jam...we had our blackberry jam today! :D

    philip, never heard of a 'pheasant feeder'. will definitely look into one. we figured the large feeder ed made would be helpful in keeping the snow out, but so far it keeps filling up with the blowing snow. also, can't move it out of the wind cause it is frozen to the ground! i really appreciate your idea! if you can post a link for me that'd be great!

    i always use whole wheat for bread baking sjoerd. sometimes i'll add oats to it or a little rye.

    the pups do love the snow! they play really hard with one another in it and ignore us, usually ending up knocking one of us down! :D
     
  10. Philip Nulty

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    Hi Bunkie,
    here is a picture of a Feeder,of course you can hang it in any manner you like.




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    ( photo / image / picture from Philip Nulty's Garden )

    The main component is the spring,which protrudes out of the bottom of the feeder,food only drops out when the spring is pecked,below is the spring.






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    ( photo / image / picture from Philip Nulty's Garden )

    These springs can be purchased for less than 8 Euro.

    Some links for you.

    http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/poultry/1475964

    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/131846

    Some of the birds i used to have.






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    Feeder on the wall,far left. ( photo / image / picture from Philip Nulty's Garden )





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    This used to be a Horse Paddock. ( photo / image / picture from Philip Nulty's Garden )
     
  11. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    thanks so much philip for the links and pics! i still haven't got a grasp of it, but i'll check those links out.

    more inundation of snow....and guess what curly got for Christmas...

    pete doesn't look happy with the new snow we got...

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    ed starting up the snowblower in the 'fog'...

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    ed plowing a path to the duck pen for me...

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    ducks buried in more snow...but the pond's melting...

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    xmas toys...lizzie got a green bone toy...

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    and curly got his own sled...

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    which he takes everywhere...

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    him and lizzie waiting for dad...

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    curly trying to figure out this sled thing...

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    and now, curly's ready for a walk...

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    oops, sled doesn't run to good upside down...

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    curly straightening his sled out...

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    there we go...

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    ed,curl,liz checking out snow round the greenhouse...

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    ed plowing out the side of the greenhouse...beautiful day...

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    curly's enjoying his sled...

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    and lizzie's enjoying her toy bone...

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    and ed starts cleaning out the other side of the greenhouse...

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    ahhh...blue skies...a beautiful day...

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    our mountains...ignore that old TV antenna there...it's going to be a trellis for some peas next spring...

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    more blue skies...

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    ducks enjoying a beautiful day, too...

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    look what happened to our poor tree due to the weight of the snow on it. it was about 6 inches tall when we first moved here in '89...

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    big garden asleep in the snow....

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    curly worn out from playing and heading for the cabin...

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    Hi Bunkie,
    great story in pictures,and what a lot of snow you got!,poor Pete and snow were not meant to go together,but Izzy and Curly are having a ball,love the Snow Blower!,Ed seems to enjoy it as well.
     
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    glad you liked the post philip! we got more snow coming in tonight!

    btw, we checked out the links you posted, and ed has decided to try and build one of those pheasant feeders. he's pretty clever that way! :D
     
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    Hi Bunkie,
    yes i noticed Ed is good with his hands,and you do very well yourself,you are both inventive,and having livestock and produce it tends to go together.

    If Ed makes the feeder it will save a lot of bother,i used to fill mine knowing it was free from rain and the elements then head off fishing for the day knowing the fowl would be well fed.

    Looking at the weather forecast on SKY and Fox News you sure are getting a lot of snow,ours melted yesterday,thankfully.
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    we sure are getting a lot of snow philip! and it's taking it's own sweet time to melt!!!

    this is our last warm day...in the 30Fs. snow the next couple of days, and our temps drop into the single digits. at least the snow gives us a bit of insulation from the cold! we're so looking forward to our January thaw!!! :D
     

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