A brief introduction
Posted 16 June 2005 - 06:43 AM
I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself.
My Handle is IronHorse and I hail from the state of Missouri where I live with my wife of 35 years on what we like to call our 40 acre wildlife reserve.
We love animals of all types and cater to the needs of our pets which run the gambit from Emu's to American Bison, and of course we share our home with our Border Collies, or perhaps it is them that are sharing it with us, we have never really made a hard decision about that paticular topic.
I recently found this site and have been keeping an eye on the various postings being made and decided to register as a member,(one can only lurk so long).
I've been seeing some very useful and helpful as well as informative information being shared by knowledgeable people.
I look forward to getting to know you all better and sharing thoughts,topics and general chat.
Posted 16 June 2005 - 08:50 AM
Wow I just went on and on! lol
What I meant to say was WELCOME!!!
Posted 16 June 2005 - 08:54 AM
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 09:19 AM
Sounds like you have your hands full Good to see you step forward and get aquainted. I live in Mo also. There are a few folks around near my travels that have Bison, and a handfull of Ratite fanciers too. Emus have such great faces.
How do you Border Collies and even other dogs deal with the birds?
Posted 16 June 2005 - 09:37 AM
Posted 16 June 2005 - 03:14 PM
I have long suspected that it is an ongoing plot by my wife to surround herself with critters and keep me constantly occupied in the art of building fences and pens as well as trips to the feed store.But Thunderbolt and I really don't mind the trip as we have our route pretty well figured out and it just happens to take us by the DQ where we can relax and do what a Border collie and a man do best, share a cone and eye the girls.
Actually back in the 90s I had gotten into the ratites because of the medicinal properties associated with the oil they produce as well as the meat, unfortunatly the ratite business just did not get a good foothold here in the states(its very hard to get Americans to try a new meat)and like so many others who had gotten into raising emu's when the price of feed went high I began scaling back my flock, now we only keep 2 female Emu's as pets "Nit & Wit" they produce about 50 or 60 eggs each year which are quite tasty and very healthy and my wife takes the blown shells and paints them.
The Bison are pets,although I do buy and consume Bison meat as well as Emu and Elk.
And yep the BC's love Elk as much as my wife and I.
Posted 21 June 2005 - 06:23 PM
Hopefully you don't have too many BCs in shelters or rescue on your lovely island It's a hard thing to deal with.
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