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About CrazyGoatLady

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    Woodbine TX North Central Area
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    Family, farming and forging

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  1. My signal has been wonky the last couple of days. Maybe I can get a quick comment to go through. I made a hammer handle from Bois d'arc. I don't know how well it holds up to that application because I put a head on it that I ended up not using much. Not because of the handle, just don't like the head very well. I know it sure turns your hands and fingernails yellow but can be a beautiful wood
  2. Hello Frazer and thank you! Will-I-Am, no, he's Boer and Spanish that I know of. He's a mutt I got him for his color. His dam is nearly solid black and his sire is chocolate with a white belly band. Hoping he'll add some good colors to the herd. Plus, his mother is a good, well built goat who throws triplets nearly every kidding. Buck stink is not for everyone for sure!
  3. Good morning IFI'ers Too bad the rooster isn't in the picture. I could have said rise and shine Will-I-Am, we raised ducks when I was real young. And a few years back, we were given a bunch of them when a neighbor was moving. I wasn't very fond of them. They were Muscovy and they just aren't my cup of tea. Nasty critters. We cooped the chickens when we started out because I was always afraid the dogs would hurt them. Then our neighbors' Guineas started coming over to our house and I noticed the dogs didn't bother them. So I took a chance and let the hens out and they chased them a littl
  4. Will-I-Am, nice looking goats! Frosty gave a good class about these critters. What breed chickens do you raise? My life wouldn't be complete without chickens, goats and dogs.
  5. Thanks JHCC. That's what I was hoping is I could put them to use. It's a heavy pair for sure. Like my old champion flat bit. Michael, nice find. Definitely usable in the shop I think. Use it for dishing
  6. This followed me home from... my home. The man we bought this place from had done some smithing through his life. He gave me a pair of flat bit tongs he made and a pry bar he made from a buggy axle when he was in high school in the 60s. He was a "collector" of things and I can assure you, he most certainly was! There's been a lot of just junk and trash to clean up, but we have found lots of usable hand tools, t posts, fence, etc. He gave me a big machinists vise and an old post drill. I have found lots of metal for the resource pile. Sucker rod, horseshoes, leaf spring, and some differing size
  7. Agreed Thomas. I have been using my real name on a couple of other things I'm on and I will from now on
  8. Really nice stuff as per usual. Hammer is a beauty just like all your work is.
  9. I am pretty well known for my love of goats (like y'all couldn't tell) and at the time, I thought being more anonymous online would be better. So, crazy goat lady it was. My name is actually Michelle (Hockett), but I've been called Chellie all my life. I've thought about actually changing my screen name to my real name but I don't know how many would know it's me and don't want to confuse anyone
  10. Thanks for the prayers Frosty and everyone else who are doing so. There has been so much tragedy and suffering through this. We haven't had it bad at all compared to a lot of folks. Our water was out for 2 1/2 days and the blackouts weren't bad. Only 2 days of those also. We only lost one baby rabbit, but that is par for the course. Not unusual to lose a couple when you have multiple litters even in good weather. I heard a story about a couple who have a small farm and they put their chickens in the den of their house to keep them from freezing to death. I would have done it as well if it came
  11. We're sitting above ground. Im pretty sure it's just us because our neighbors down the road have water. They didn't last week, now we don't this week. Completely my fault because we had running water iast night. I hope they aren't busted either. And we are leaving faucets open just in case. But if it's a few days, we will be ok. Just a lot of extra work that wasn't necessary. Sorry, I'm just angry with myself for letting it happen. Thank you for the advice. I appreciate it
  12. We are going to start moving heavily into meat production with the goats. And the pigs are plentiful in this area. Trying to get away from dependence on grocery stores. Plus we have the rabbits. We had meat chickens in the works until covid ruined everything last spring. We haven't ordered chicks, but with this freeze, I'm glad we don't have them. This pistol is a Pieta SAA .45 colt with a 7" barrel. It's my EDC. I Wanted a Ruger Vaquero, but couldn't afford it...I get made fun of because I carry a revolver. My other is a S&W .357 snubby that belonged to my Dad. It's amazing to me th
  13. That gave me a good chuckle! Us Texans excel at a lot of things () but coping with this crazy weather stuff ain't one of them. I was watching the news and the guy was saying that it was the same temperature in Texas as it was in Alaska and I thought of Frosty. It was -6° this morning y'all... messed up and forgot to run the water so it's frozen. We are also in rolling blackouts. Both of these things are a first for me. The frost free pump is really saving us as we are hauling water up from it. I'm thankful though because all the critters are alive and there's folks here that are going th
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