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- February 29, 2012 at 5:25 pm #43569gwpokyParticipant
I know it is a little ways off, but I was wonder who might be attending Horse Progress Days in Clair, MI. I would love to me DAP folks and put names to faces:cool: I have never been to the Progress Days so we are taking it as our “vacation” this year, hopefully I can get 1st crop done before hand. Anyway lets all keep in touch as the time grows near.
Thanks,February 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm #72477Billy FosterParticipant
We are going! very excited. You say it is a ways off but we are, as I am sure you are, planning our year so we can take that time away from the farm. You are concerned about hay, I am trying to plan the grazing schedule (ewes with lambs) so I can have 10 days worth of moves in the same pasture all set up before we go.February 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm #72472dominiquer60Moderator
I will be attending, just booked a great little place to stay and plan on doing some shopping while I am there. Look forward to seeing some new faces!February 29, 2012 at 10:26 pm #72475gwpokyParticipant
Billy, Good thinking, I’ll have Chickens, sheep, and cows that will need to continue their pasture dance when we’re gone. Very excited. Hope to meet you all.February 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm #72476sean518Participant
I’m trying to get the planning going so that I can attend this year!
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in possibly getting together to rent a passenger van to drive out.
I live in the Albany, NY area… anyone interested?
I also saw that there’s a park with tent camping in the closest town that can be reserved for large parties. Would anyone be interested in getting together to commit to that?
– SeanMarch 1, 2012 at 12:57 am #72478njfarmerParticipant
The wife and I are planning on attending. We have family that lives about an hour south of Claire. Im excited to go and see everything. Im not sure if anyone on here has ever been to the upper peninsula of MI but there is an island called Mackinac Island. Its a couple hours north of claire. The entire island is draft powered. Automobiles have been outlawed for a a long time. Its sounds like a neat place to spend a day or so. Just throwing it out there cause it sounds neat.June 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm #72473dominiquer60Moderator
Just measured the truck, a 5′ Schipshe cultimulcher should fit if blocked up over the wheel wells 🙂 I am looking forward to my first visit to MI, especially since it will be shared with many liked minded folk. We are hanging around Sunday waiting for Roeters to open first thing Monday morning. Does anyone have any lazy Sunday activity suggestions for the area between Clare and Grant? I was hoping to pick cherries, but I understand the frost did a lot of damage this spring.June 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm #72474Rod44Participant
We are here now. With the guy with the mammoth donkeys. Fun time and great livestock and machinery.
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