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My youngest son is pretty smart, I'm gonna see if he can use Paul Haveys voice using AI. I have a really cool short story version about the latest adventures of The Laundry Fairy.

It's hard to imagine in this day that some Texas schools only taught up to the 8th grade education!!

After completing 8th grade, it was up to the students, parents, neighbors, and friends to transport the kids to adjacent towns with high schools.

In 2022, this small school introduced its first high school for grades 9th to 12th. Currently, the high school has freshman and sophomores, and next school year, it will have juniors. By the fall of 2025, it will have its first senior class.

The school hasn't had a Fine Arts program since 1985.

The school currently has less than 500 kids in grades ranging 1st to 10th.

Nearly 40 years later, the Fine Art program will start again at the school.

Every high school student is required to take one Fine Arts credit in order to meet Texas graduation requirements.

Starting in the fall of 2024, the school will have one awesome art teacher, Mrs. SIESTA SUNDANCE!!

This school is less than a 15min drive from the farm. I met with the realtor and photographer today at our house in town, it will be on the market before Spring break!
I think our house in town might be sold, we signed a counter offer this evening. Im sure we'll find out by tomorrow afternoon. YEAH!

Viewing the neighbors farm/house this Sunday(no realtor involved) gonna take a tour, talk numbers etc. I'm hoping it's not gonna break the piggy bank if we really like it.
 
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I think our house in town might be sold, we signed a counter offer this evening. Im sure we'll find out by tomorrow afternoon. YEAH!

Viewing the neighbors farm/house this Sunday(no realtor involved) gonna take a tour, talk numbers etc. I'm hoping it's not gonna break the piggy bank if we really like it.
🤠 under contract, buyers ordered home inspection for Friday. Woot.
 
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My bull has been a bit ornery lately.
He has been thinking about crossing the CG. I tried to calling him in with cubes, and if he could have givin me a middle finger, he would.
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My bull has been a bit ornery lately.
He has been thinking about crossing the CG. I tried to calling him in with cubes, and if he could have givin me a middle finger, he would.
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If you are bored and looking for a bit of excitement, give yourself a little spray of bovine estrous. :LOL:
 
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If you are bored and looking for a bit of excitement, give yourself a little spray of bovine estrous. :LOL:
Ha. lol

I think he's being a bit cocky this week cause a few of the cows were in heat.

I'm gonna see if I got some white paint, gonna stripe the cattle guard pipes for additional visual deterrence.
I do have a gate there at the CG, but I have short/long term guests staying at 2 RV sites(Farm Stay...). I can only trust to have them out on this side of the property when I'm here.
 
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Ha. lol

I think he's being a bit cocky this week cause a few of the cows were in heat.

I'm gonna see if I got some white paint, gonna stripe the cattle guard pipes for additional visual deterrence.
I do have a gate there at the CG, but I have short/long term guests staying at 2 RV sites(Farm Stay...). I can only trust to have them out on this side of the property when I'm here.
My uncle painted white stripes across his blacktop driveway and it worked for his Herefords. Cheers.
 
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I guess I have not been paying attention. You're selling a rental home you have in town? You're purchasing a neighbor (near the farm) home for your use? Where are you living now, on the farm you are going to expand?
 
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I guess I have not been paying attention. You're selling a rental home you have in town? You're purchasing a neighbor (near the farm) home for your use? Where are you living now, on the farm you are going to expand?
Yes/no, retired military, nomad lol.

I have a house in town its for sale. Not the costal home. My youngest son who is a Sr in HS, graduates in May.
Selling house in town. We have a redneck mobile at the farm. Neighboring property is about to hit the market in May/June. Built in 2006, est 1800sq ft. on 18 acres, a 8 acre portion(square) of the 18ac butts up to our 50.
 
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My uncle painted white stripes across his blacktop driveway and it worked for his Herefords. Cheers.
Done!! I wiped it done with gas before spraying. Used 2 cans of spray paint, probably needed 3. But 2 was all I had. I probably do the other one further down, cause I occasionally put the cows in there to graze the sides.

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Ha. lol

I think he's being a bit cocky this week cause a few of the cows were in heat.

I'm gonna see if I got some white paint, gonna stripe the cattle guard pipes for additional visual deterrence.
I do have a gate there at the CG, but I have short/long term guests staying at 2 RV sites(Farm Stay...). I can only trust to have them out on this side of the property when I'm here.
Wait. You're letting your guests camp in the pasture with your bull? Have they been warned? That could be interesting!
 

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Wait. You're letting your guests camp in the pasture with your bull? Have they been warned? That could be interesting!
Yup, its a farm stay.
Written in my farm rules similar to Yellowstone National Park with the bison. Do not feed them don't get near them. I have 2 million liability insurance, and Texas is great about protecting farmers and ranchers.
My bull is mostly a gentle and mellow dude, I can handle him, but most important to remember with livestock, they are Not pets. They will cause unintentionally harm, they are clumsy and unpredictable.
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Done!! I wiped it done with gas before spraying. Used 2 cans of spray paint, probably needed 3. But 2 was all I had. I probably do the other one further down, cause I occasionally put the cows in there to graze the sides.

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I don’t know about the bull, but I like it.
 

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Gonna order some more 6k lb load rated straps/loops in case I need them.
I have a couple of these already, just ordered 4 more straps.
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I don’t know about the bull, but I like it.
The bull is least of my worry, lol.
All my heifers came from a wild herd, and after those cows have their 1st calf, that's when the momma attitude kicks in.
 

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Yup, its a farm stay.
Written in my farm rules similar to Yellowstone National Park with the bison. Do not feed them don't get near them. I have 2 million liability insurance, and Texas is great about protecting farmers and ranchers.
My bull is mostly a gentle and mellow dude, I can handle him, but most important to remember with livestock, they are Not pets. They will cause unintentionally harm, they are clumsy and unpredictable.
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No offense, but an adult bull is incompatible with your camping set up.

Your flyer/statement of indemnification is wise, but wonder if it would truly protect you from liability.

I personally have little experience with bulls, but many farmers in my area do keep them

That said, I know of several violent incidents where bulls hurt or killed people.

They’re unpredictable and can be very dangerous. Even a “little” 1,300 pound Jersey bull almost did in my elderly friend that had been around cattle 70 years.

Just wanted to relay my word of caution.
 
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No offense, but an adult bull is incompatible with your camping set up.

Your flyer/statement of indemnification is wise, but wonder if it would truly protect you from liability.

I personally have little experience with bulls, but many farmers in my area do keep them

That said, I know of several violent incidents where bulls hurt or killed people.

They’re unpredictable and can be very dangerous. Even a “little” 1,300 pound Jersey bull almost did in my elderly friend that had been around cattle 70 years.

Just wanted to relay my word of caution.
lol

Do you think I would intentionally have an aggressive animal out? Nope.

Every bull has their own behavior traits. Most of the bulls I work with are gentle giants. My bull is fairly young so he is in teenager stage, not listening by not coming to me. At no point has he had aggressive behavior, just a recent episode of stubborn behavior. There is a difference. Look, I'm not gong to have any aggressive animals here, they will get loaded for the butcher in a heartbeat. Signs are posted and every adult has to sign a liability form/rules. Those same adults/parents or legal guardians have to sign on behalf of the kids.
 

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lol

Do you think I would intentionally have an aggressive animal out? Nope.

Every bull has their own behavior traits. Most of the bulls I work with are gentle giants. My bull is fairly young so he is in teenager stage, not listening by not coming to me. At no point has he had aggressive behavior, just a recent episode of stubborn behavior. There is a difference. Look, I'm not gong to have any aggressive animals here, they will get loaded for the butcher in a heartbeat. Signs are posted and every adult has to sign a liability form/rules. Those same adults/parents or legal guardians have to sign on behalf of the kids.
Of course you wouldn’t.

I came across overly judgmental and I apologize for that. I enjoy this thread very much. 👍
 
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Heck, I used to take 3 very small kids to a farm pond to fish. Kids were only 4 or 5 at first.

Pond was in a summer pasture for 30 or so heifers and several steers. They were always very curious..👍