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« on: 18/03/2008 15:22:51 »
...our horses to a new yard. They've got lots of other horses to talk to & play with. Plus there are goats, baby pigs, sheep (and newborn lambs), and chickens to amuse them.

There are also some lovely little doggies there including 1 I've really fallen in love with. He's a Rottie x Mastiff called Bear. There's also a Bulldog called Joe who looks a lot grumpier than he actually is.

I shall be posting piccies as soon as I take some.

And what a coincidence there is too. Years ago I knew a chap called Pete Pracownik. He used to be the bass player with Hawkwind. He lives in Cornwall now, which is about 300 miles from here, and is a world-renowned fantasy artist (posters, album covers, and he designed and painted the Dragon Tarot deck). Lo and behold, he is a fairly regular visitor to the yard!

Here's a link to his site http://www.peterpracownik.com/frames.htm

Also visiting regularly are the United Bikers, some of whom I know, and every year they have an open-air bikers' party in 1 of the fields at the yard.

Methinks fun is to be had!
« Last Edit: 18/03/2008 15:25:25 by DoctorBeaver »


 

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« Reply #1 on: 19/03/2008 08:10:10 »
The horses are settling in nicely. They've got a new friend called Chip, a 24-year-old gelding.

A new goat arrived yesterday. It's a birthday present for 1 of the stable girls.

2 of the goats are called Ozzie & Sharon.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 19/03/2008 11:37:34 »
Fantastic Dr Beev.....congrats on the move....and I hope all settle in nice and smoothly. Sounds like they already have.

Seems like you have some good fun to follow too.....which is nice !
 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/03/2008 17:48:14 »
Please explain what the use of, or the significance of, an English yard?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/03/2008 21:20:38 »
Please explain what the use of, or the significance of, an English yard?

Please explain which type of yard you are referring to as your question is somewhat ambiguous.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/03/2008 23:56:08 »
The yard where your critters are, you stupid, non-communicative, abusive, misanthropic nutter. GAWD, you are just like some old crusty curmudgeon of a human who has so much hair in his ears that you can't hear a shout in your ear. But it is overgrown beaver fur, full of castor gland secretions that have dried hard as a rock.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 20/03/2008 07:55:03 »
I was referring, as any competently-thinking person would have realised, to the stable yard. As such, it should be blatantly obvious what use it is. But for your benefit, I shall elucidate.

A stable yard is a yard where there are stables. With me so far? Good.

Stables are used for keeping horses in. Horses are those things that Texans think are only good for chasing errant cows on, or for hiding behind when the Mexicans attack. In England, however, we have the nous to realise that they can be used for other things - jumping, x-country, point-2-point, dressage, etc. We also have the sense to avoid being bounced around in the saddle by adopting a technique we call rising trot.

I fully appreciate that these concepts are hard for you to comprehend (after all, you struggle to count a horse's legs), but I can assure you that we Brits.

 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/03/2008 16:52:04 »

(snip)

I fully appreciate that these concepts are hard for you to comprehend (after all, you struggle to count a horse's legs), but I can assure you that we Brits.



".... a horse's legs), but I can assure you that we Brits."

Did you go to sleep and hit the post button by accident? That doesn't make sense. There is a period after "Brits" meaning that you just stopped in mid sentence - dementia, I tell you, DEMENTIA!

For your information in the US we call your English yard the walking pens, the corral or just the pens. I was only trying to understand a cross-cultural reference. Here in the US, the yard is either the family space around the home or an industrial facility, such as a railroad yard or a pipe yard, an oil industry term for the storage place of variously sized steel pipe used in the drilling and completion of oil and gas wells.

As for dressage, we Americans are not as backwards as you think. In the last Olympics in Athens, we nearly beat you Brits in the individual dressage - Kimberly ("Kim") Severson from Tuson Arizona, won the Silver in the individual dressage event. And our in the team jumping, our show jumping team beat you Brits' jodhoppers off and won the gold.

As for hiding behind horses when the Mexicans attack, I believe your cerebral cortex is again addled by the ravages of age and disease. It is only when the horse is down and the INDIANS attack  (no, not those over which the English held in subjugation for so long - the Native Americans are the Indians to whom I refer) that we hide behind horses and shoot back. Yet that was long ago, not the present, as you demented mind seems to infer. 

In summary your crude, senile, bitter retort is just not cricket. It is a sign of poor breeding - you must come form a family of swamp beavers, not the upper crust mountain beavers.

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« Reply #8 on: 20/03/2008 16:52:47 »
The yard where your critters are, you stupid, non-communicative, abusive, misanthropic nutter. GAWD, you are just like some old crusty curmudgeon of a human who has so much hair in his ears that you can't hear a shout in your ear. But it is overgrown beaver fur, full of castor gland secretions that have dried hard as a rock.

Calm down, sheesh.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 20/03/2008 16:55:50 »

(snip)

I fully appreciate that these concepts are hard for you to comprehend (after all, you struggle to count a horse's legs), but I can assure you that we Brits.



 poor breading



I'd have you in detention for that kind of spelling... poor breading? I'm thinking self raising flour, or maybe no yeast?
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« Reply #10 on: 20/03/2008 16:57:15 »

(snip)

I fully appreciate that these concepts are hard for you to comprehend (after all, you struggle to count a horse's legs), but I can assure you that we Brits.



 poor breading



I'd have you in detention for that kind of spelling... poor breading? I'm thinking self raising flour, or maybe no yeast?
haha
Everytime I see incorrect spelling I can only imagine the other person as a 10 year old.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 20/03/2008 16:59:59 »

(snip)

I fully appreciate that these concepts are hard for you to comprehend (after all, you struggle to count a horse's legs), but I can assure you that we Brits.



 poor breading



I'd have you in detention for that kind of spelling... poor breading? I'm thinking self raising flour, or maybe no yeast?
haha
Everytime I see incorrect spelling I can only imagine the other person as a 10 year old.

You better watch your own making statements like that!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 20/03/2008 17:19:39 »
This is an ongoing discussion between two OLD codgers that are sitting in our respective nursing homes, occasionally, having a moment of agreement but entertaining ourselves with sniping at each other. We actually really do like each other.

SO BACK OFF YOUNG 'uns.

Either that or Ben and I will take care of this ourselves, you disrespectful young snots!

(AKA JimBob)

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« Reply #13 on: 20/03/2008 18:01:41 »
lol... you boys bite too easily.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 20/03/2008 18:45:27 »
It happens when you've got such bad hemorrhoids as we do.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 20/03/2008 21:40:45 »
.know how to stop in mid-sentence, inserting 2 full stops (periods to Americans), then start again later in the day.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 21/03/2008 00:54:16 »
There is no explaining the Irish - passing themselves off as Brits. (It is a little known fact that Doctor Beaver is actually from County Cork.)
 

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« Reply #17 on: 21/03/2008 07:51:53 »


I'm a Hampshire beaver and proud of it!

I wouldn't have anything to do with cork. It's rubbish for building dams.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 22/03/2008 02:29:34 »
That's the Guinness speaking, you drunken Irish beaver.

(You just can't trust ANYTHING a Irish beaver says, even sober.)
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« Reply #19 on: 22/03/2008 16:12:11 »
Are there any beavers in Ireland?  ???
 

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« Reply #20 on: 22/03/2008 19:07:06 »
Are there any beavers in Ireland?  ???

I'm a big fan of Irish beavers...
 

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« Reply #21 on: 22/03/2008 20:24:03 »
Are there any beavers in Ireland?  ???

I'm a big fan of Irish beavers...

I refuse to mention Andrea Corr  ;)
 

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« Reply #22 on: 22/03/2008 20:57:38 »
Unwise - she is rightly included. (As Jimmy Carter, the Former President of the United States has said "I have lusted in my heart...")
 

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« Reply #23 on: 23/03/2008 12:57:26 »
Are there any beavers in Ireland?  ???

I'm a big fan of Irish beavers...

I refuse to mention Andrea Corr  ;)

gotta love the corrs... apart from the bloke, he can make the tea.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 23/03/2008 13:02:43 »
Are there any beavers in Ireland?  ???

I'm a big fan of Irish beavers...

I refuse to mention Andrea Corr  ;)

gotta love the corrs... apart from the bloke, he can make the tea.

The Corrs ?....Corrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!

(yes...apart from the blokey, he can also clean the car !!)
 

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