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they even use the little horses! that gives me hope that bubbles and candy can actually pull their weight on the homestead! just need to get the tack, the older one already ground drives well. bubbles is only 10 months old though so it will be a while before she is ready for real training.
 
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As soon as I saw how they were building, I thought 'surely that isn't going to be a house!", it's waaaaay too sloppy.

I saw a clever joint design in a store in UT or WY or somewhere, where I believe all the joints were made in the tops of the logs, none on the bottoms.  And they weren't slots, they were scoops.  I asked about it, and the guy said one of the biggest problems with log buildings is the fact that the logs eventually dry, and when they do, they shrink, and the gaps between the logs get larger and have to be dealt with.  With this design, as the logs dry, they just settle, with far fewer gaps to fill.  I thought that was pretty clever.

The blurb on the right says the film was from the 70s.  Mini horses weren't around then. 

They might be cobs -- they used to dock the tails on them, and the nearest horse in the beginning has a docked tail.

Sue, who can barely recognize a horse when she sees one...
 
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