Comments on: Thanksgiving http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/ farm blog, farming blog, country blog, country living blog, livestock blog, rural lifestyle blog Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:50:13 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/comment-page-1/#comment-22559 joelw Sun, 27 Jan 2008 12:16:13 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/#comment-22559 Rob, I started with plans on my hutches, but decided not to follow them. I just built as I went, i do have a couple sets of plans I'll try to get a picture of up as time allows. Thanks for the comment! I'm loving the new tractor! Rob,
I started with plans on my hutches, but decided not to follow them. I just built as I went, i do have a couple sets of plans I’ll try to get a picture of up as time allows. Thanks for the comment! I’m loving the new tractor!

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By: Rob http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/comment-page-1/#comment-22543 Rob Sat, 26 Jan 2008 16:32:23 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/#comment-22543 Hey there, Rabbit hutches look awesome. Any chance of us getting to see the plans? I been looking over hutch plans, and have bought wire and wood, but I\'m still not sure as to the design I want to go with. Great blog by the way and congratulations on your new tractor! Hey there, Rabbit hutches look awesome. Any chance of us getting to see the plans? I been looking over hutch plans, and have bought wire and wood, but I\’m still not sure as to the design I want to go with.

Great blog by the way and congratulations on your new tractor!

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/comment-page-1/#comment-21123 joelw Fri, 07 Dec 2007 17:36:26 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/#comment-21123 Kevin, The way I see it even if I pay for everything they are still learning to work by taking care of them. That's an investment I'm willing to make. Sheila, With Garett I don't have to make him save it. He's a saver. Puts it in his piggy bank and usually forgets about it. Material things don't seem to mean anything to him. The girls are a different story. They're spenders. Long as they are learning it's okay by me for them to do what they want with it. Kevin,
The way I see it even if I pay for everything they are still learning to work by taking care of them. That’s an investment I’m willing to make.

Sheila,
With Garett I don’t have to make him save it. He’s a saver. Puts it in his piggy bank and usually forgets about it. Material things don’t seem to mean anything to him. The girls are a different story. They’re spenders. Long as they are learning it’s okay by me for them to do what they want with it.

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By: Sheila http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/comment-page-1/#comment-21100 Sheila Thu, 06 Dec 2007 22:29:13 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/#comment-21100 Thats what my parents did for us kids, they gave us the animal , feed , we tended them and did our chores on the farm , and than we got the check, BUT, you saved the money than, NOT spend it. but we didnt get an allowance. and you know what , some times the animal died. But thats how we learned the ins and outs of farming Sheila Thats what my parents did for us kids, they gave us the animal , feed , we tended them and did our chores on the farm , and than we got the check, BUT, you saved the money than, NOT spend it. but we didnt get an allowance. and you know what , some times the animal died. But thats how we learned the ins and outs of farming Sheila

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By: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/comment-page-1/#comment-21097 Kevin Thu, 06 Dec 2007 20:48:55 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/#comment-21097 Joel, Yeah, that is the way it goes. The kids have Dad buy the livestock (usually out of his pocket), then they rely upon him for the feed (again either grown on the farm or bought with Dad's money), and then when they sell off the animals or thier offspring the money is all thiers! My Father would have presented me with a bill of all of the feed he provided, and then I would learn the lesson of profit and loss, costs of production. Sometimes that is one of those lessons that kids can learn easiest when they see how much farming costs and how little return there can be in it. Thing of it is, very few farmers do it to get rich monetarily, most of them do it to be rich in other ways. Kevin Joel,

Yeah, that is the way it goes. The kids have Dad buy the livestock (usually out of his pocket), then they rely upon him for the feed (again either grown on the farm or bought with Dad’s money), and then when they sell off the animals or thier offspring the money is all thiers! My Father would have presented me with a bill of all of the feed he provided, and then I would learn the lesson of profit and loss, costs of production. Sometimes that is one of those lessons that kids can learn easiest when they see how much farming costs and how little return there can be in it. Thing of it is, very few farmers do it to get rich monetarily, most of them do it to be rich in other ways.

Kevin

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/comment-page-1/#comment-20884 joelw Fri, 30 Nov 2007 18:01:07 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/#comment-20884 Kevin, Thanks! I think the chickenhouses look pretty good. They certainly look better than some I've seen. These will have a 10 ft side wall which is higher than most. That greatly increases what could be done with them. Hopefully it never comes to that though. I've almost got those hutches built now. I've come too far to start thinking about alternatives. I'm sure I'd get a lot of protest from the kids too. They've actually made a little money selling their rabbits. Of course that's easy to do when dad buys all the feed. Kevin,
Thanks! I think the chickenhouses look pretty good. They certainly look better than some I’ve seen. These will have a 10 ft side wall which is higher than most. That greatly increases what could be done with them. Hopefully it never comes to that though.
I’ve almost got those hutches built now. I’ve come too far to start thinking about alternatives. I’m sure I’d get a lot of protest from the kids too. They’ve actually made a little money selling their rabbits. Of course that’s easy to do when dad buys all the feed.

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By: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/comment-page-1/#comment-20877 Kevin Fri, 30 Nov 2007 12:47:40 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/#comment-20877 Joel, It looks real good! Those poultry houses should have several years of use, and they look like you could adapt them for use with other stock (if you should ever need to). The weather is supposed to be nasty here over the weekend. (Rain, freezing rain, sleet.) Fortunately, depending on which weather forecaster you listen to, it sounds like no or minimumal accumulation here in west central Missouri. Remember, if those rabbits get to being too cocky, just tell them, "if you think you can do better, then just do it!" MMMMM!!! Fried rabbit, rabbit and dumplings, rabbit stew. Sorry, I got to thinking of alternative solutions to hutches. Kevin Joel,
It looks real good! Those poultry houses should have several years of use, and they look like you could adapt them for use with other stock (if you should ever need to).

The weather is supposed to be nasty here over the weekend. (Rain, freezing rain, sleet.) Fortunately, depending on which weather forecaster you listen to, it sounds like no or minimumal accumulation here in west central Missouri.

Remember, if those rabbits get to being too cocky, just tell them, “if you think you can do better, then just do it!” MMMMM!!! Fried rabbit, rabbit and dumplings, rabbit stew. Sorry, I got to thinking of alternative solutions to hutches.

Kevin

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/comment-page-1/#comment-20850 joelw Thu, 29 Nov 2007 20:32:22 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/#comment-20850 paintsmh, Thanks for the comment! The buildings get nearer to completion everyday. Check back soon! paintsmh,
Thanks for the comment! The buildings get nearer to completion everyday. Check back soon!

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By: paintsmh http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/comment-page-1/#comment-20849 paintsmh Thu, 29 Nov 2007 20:01:07 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/11/27/thanksgiving/#comment-20849 Those are some impressive buildings! Those are some impressive buildings!

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