What makes You an "Easy" Gardener?

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There are some rescues that will test out if their dog's are good with cats and children. A really good one would. :)
There aren't enough of those, and I would still be suspicious. You can retrain a horse out of fear issues, etc., but Some dog habits are not ever cured, like chronic running off and biting.
I would NEVER keep a dog that voluntarily bit. I ONLY expect my dog to bite someone that was threatening my life, therefore I don't expect that I will ever see that.
DD's neighbors keep a rotten pitbull --I like pitbulls, btw--that bit their niece in the face, yet they still keep it. If it gets out I (and the rest of family) will shoot it on sight. We will give it a chance, 1st shot to the flank, 2nd shot to the body/head.
I love dogs, and dogs behave around me, like the two miniature poodles at my closing last night, who Were yappy, then sat down and were quiet, only to bark when I said the word, "dog" before I left! :lol:
Must have triggered them.
I have been threatened by dogs at only 2 closings, and they were out of control biters.
Kindness would be to put them down.
MY GS had the Best time greeting everybody at my Salsa 2020: THE PROTEST! last Saturday. LOTS of petting to go around. I have raised her from 8 weeks old.
She is, of course, police dog material, and some communities won't let you keep a GS, or a Doberman, or a Pitbull.
I sold a TB for meat several years ago. He was a bucker, when his back was strained, and would often pull back and fall over. Pretty horse, that a 15yo girl would have bought cheap and gotten injured with. I got him free.
He threw out his back on some ice. Vet said a Chiropractor. I Said the meat market auction.
Don't become a bleeding heart that gets other people hurt.
 

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I've had two cats in my life. One was scared silly of the dogs. Avoided them doesn't come close to describing it. Panic does.

The other cat strolled up to the same two dogs as soon as she saw them. One dog avoided that cat, just didn't trust it. The other dog said, oh, a playmate. She's prance around the cat inviting play. I think she enjoyed being smacked in the face with those claws. No serious bleeding, just playing around.

I think the cat has a lot to do with how they interact too.
 

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It was mice in the potatoes that turned me against mulch in the veggie garden, @Zeedman .

A couple of times, I've stacked bags of chicken manure at the corner of the garden. Mice have torn a hole to get inside. I guess that they were eating it 🤢.

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I feel the same about mulch. I do not want any place they can find food. My neighbor has mice and he has dogs and sacks of dog food and he acts like just normal to have mice if you have dogs. :thHe is doing a lot of cleaning and hammering around his place and I do not want any mice moving over here.
 

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We had a NEST of rats several years ago. The trashy people who lived right across the st from us, who didn't pay their mortgage, and left all their garbage in their garage attracted rats, who decided to live underneath my coop. My coop is located in a 12 x 30 ft run, inaccessible to my (then) 6 cats, one of which (now dead) was feral and popping out kittens. They ERADICATED the whole nest. My first indication was a headless rat in the barn, that the female had decapitated and was feeding the rest to her brood. Cats are the very best mousers/ratters you can have. They have a natural drive to pursue mice. THAT is why God gave them the "M" stamp above and in between their eyes, for "Mouser."
Btw. PRETTY cat! :love
I have a 13-1/2 year old cat named Mister. He is an inside/outside cat. He is slowing down but the other day he was chasing something in the yard and it was a mouse. He killed it. He kills anything he can catch, bugs, birds, mice. I had to get rid of my bird feeders years ago when he was young. No cats come in my yard to pee or poop. He has chased everything off. I have not seen a mouse for a long time, but I am worried about the straw under the rabbit hutch because the newest rabbit that showed up here drags her food bowl and spills some that falls through the wire. I have never let rabbit food spill because of attracting mice. It is snowing and I am going to see if I see any tracks outside and if it is the straw or anything else, we are going to be making a lot of dump runs. I cleaned out most of the old compost bins. I have some more cleanup. I hope we do not get much snow. Picture of DS and Mister when they were both young.
Jacob and Mister.jpg
 

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To me an easy garden is health. When I feel good, things are easy. I thought I felt better this summer, but the last month, I feel so much better than even that. I can't believe how bad I felt. I had at one point had trouble with the wheelbarrow feeling very heavy and even a sack of cat litter weighing 25 or 30 pounds, which never was that a problem for me, but recently I feel strong again. I have so much to catch up with, but it seems possible now. Health is wealth. I can now work and do things and the next day not be sore. That is about unheard of for the last few years.
 

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To me an easy garden is health. When I feel good, things are easy. I thought I felt better this summer, but the last month, I feel so much better than even that. I can't believe how bad I felt. I had at one point had trouble with the wheelbarrow feeling very heavy and even a sack of cat litter weighing 25 or 30 pounds, which never was that a problem for me, but recently I feel strong again. I have so much to catch up with, but it seems possible now. Health is wealth. I can now work and do things and the next day not be sore. That is about unheard of for the last few years.
i know it is a blessing to feel able at whatever capacity it is. :) i'm glad you've turned the corner. :)
 

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There aren't enough of those, and I would still be suspicious. You can retrain a horse out of fear issues, etc., but Some dog habits are not ever cured, like chronic running off and biting.
I would NEVER keep a dog that voluntarily bit. I ONLY expect my dog to bite someone that was threatening my life, therefore I don't expect that I will ever see that.
DD's neighbors keep a rotten pitbull --I like pitbulls, btw--that bit their niece in the face, yet they still keep it. If it gets out I (and the rest of family) will shoot it on sight. We will give it a chance, 1st shot to the flank, 2nd shot to the body/head.
I love dogs, and dogs behave around me, like the two miniature poodles at my closing last night, who Were yappy, then sat down and were quiet, only to bark when I said the word, "dog" before I left! :lol:
Must have triggered them.
I have been threatened by dogs at only 2 closings, and they were out of control biters.
Kindness would be to put them down.
MY GS had the Best time greeting everybody at my Salsa 2020: THE PROTEST! last Saturday. LOTS of petting to go around. I have raised her from 8 weeks old.
She is, of course, police dog material, and some communities won't let you keep a GS, or a Doberman, or a Pitbull.
I sold a TB for meat several years ago. He was a bucker, when his back was strained, and would often pull back and fall over. Pretty horse, that a 15yo girl would have bought cheap and gotten injured with. I got him free.
He threw out his back on some ice. Vet said a Chiropractor. I Said the meat market auction.
Don't become a bleeding heart that gets other people hurt.
Agreed, not all dogs can adapt they all will have different mental states, just the same as humans and yes, not all rescues will be good, it depends again on human mental abilities to understanding the animals.
On the vicious dogs I'll put it this way, if I could shoot and it was legal in this county they'd be gone, bang.

My dog growls very rarely, always in our play cuddles, then drops down to his cuddle whine sounds. He has never bitten anyone animal's included. We were walking one day when he was attacked by three dogs that came at him out of no where , he didn't even retaliate, I wished he had. Luckily I had help from a man there at the time, I did all I could physically to get them off him. I can't tell you how relieved I was when I got him home to treat his wounds. I'm not the toughest girl but my heart is, if you know what I mean.

As for your horse, it sounded like he had a back injury too me, maybe that's why he bucked. I don't know, what do you think :)
 
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I used to get 10 feral cats for for free for pest control for my ranch. However, in our area, the life span of a cat in the country is much less than 30 days due to them being coyote snacks. After a couple of years, the bleeding hearts took over the county pound and things changed. They started with a $25 per cat as a fee. ( $25 x 10 = $250 ) 3 months later it became $50, then 3 months later they raised it to $75. Much too expensive to feed the coyotes, so POISON GRAIN from the County at $32 per year supply.
I'd be coyote hunting if I was there and start up a hunting party. I'm no hunter but so much as give my Ferrell cat a bad look and I'll be on your tail. Just saying :)
 

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I'd be coyote hunting if I was there and start up a hunting party. I'm no hunter but so much as give my Ferrell cat a bad look and I'll be on your tail. Just saying :)
Marie ... I dispose of a dozen or much more coyotes per year. My neighbor across the street does the same. The cattle ranch owner that owns 5,000 acres (just a mile from our ranch ),invites 10-15 of his buddies for 2-4 weekends in January every year. They harvest between 75-100 coyotes per year... and that is only a drop in the bucket in the coyote population. :old :he
 

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