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What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials???

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We had our beagle Maggie cremated
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you have a post hole digger for a tractor that helps a lot to put holes as close together as to can to break up the plot. Then do the rest with a pick and shovel.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My parents had a German Shepard that died in early winter. They had a freezer in the shop they didn't use, so my Dad plugged it in, wrapped ol Sparkie in a tarp and in he went. It was August before my Mom hounded (pun intended) him enough to finally bury ol Sparkie.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

At the local people cemetery they use a jack hammer in the winter.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Early 80s after two or three surgeries I had my favorite dog Rusty put to sleep. Was in January so I planted him in the manger in the NW corner of this barn, front was cemented but the back half was dirt, still hard digging.

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here they go in the same compost pile as the cows.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The burden of looking after a dead pet always falls to "Dad". No one really wants to Know , and I just don't tell them. Their gone their gone.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes, dig now ...
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i had a sheltie die in january 84 which was a very cold winter i had sugery in late november 83 and couldnt lift much i put him in a heavy duty trah bag and put him in an out building we didnt use in the winter i buried him in the spring . he was kinda freeze dried because the air is very dry here in the winter. course he was probably better than a 100 pounds lighter than your dog. i got the idea from my dad he said he heard someone died in the winter and they just wrapped him up and put him in the back of the wood shed till spring and buried them
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

put a few round bales on the spot, I did that one year to put in wood posts in a cattle yard after it froze, years ago some bachelor brothers kept their dead mother in the grainery until spring because they didn't know what to do with her, on a lighter note a neighbor of mine told me they used to put a watermelon in a burlap sack and bury it in the oats bin so they could have a fresh mellon on New years Eve
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi JD I'm thinking you'll be digging this hole probably straight after the vet visit or fairly soon, if the dogs like this and the vets any good they will tell her straight out don't let it suffer.

My girlfriend has got one dog and a cat cremated they sit in nice pine boxes on top of the book shelf. Her new dog swears blind if she gets in trouble the voices from the boxes told her to do it L.O.L.
When our lab cross died in the winter we found a packing create, put him in a big bag and buried him in snow in an old shed that was here, just remember it's the first job to do when the grounds thawed, Several I know of have gone the freezer route to. The old guy and the barn must be a common thing from years ago.

There was a farm my friend looked at buying One brother died, the older brother put him in a grain bin. These guys were kinda recluses, soon after the other brother started loosing his memory before spring. The way it goes is there was a kinda strong smell on the wind in the neighbors yard one morning and they went investigating !.
Regards Robert
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:52 am    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

UP here once we get 3-4 feet of snow on the ground it usually thaws right out underneath. So you push the snow off and start digging ASAP. Depending on the air temp back-filling isn't so easy though.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We ran a Sawmill for years. When OLD YELLER (actually, his name was SCRAPPY)past away we placed OLD YELLER,is feed dish full of his favorites on the slab pile, read from the "Cremation of Sam McGee" and lite a fire. At -40 F the fire roared high and OLD YELLER met his maker.


Bob......
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Our local cemetery uses a home made system to thaw the ground
Peoria Springdale Ground Thaw

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you Northern fellows do for winter burials??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I was not going to write this but my family got a laugh out of it when it happened. When my grandfather fixed tom cat died the ground was frozen and non of us wanted to dug a hole in the frozen ground so we wrapped him up on a garbage bag and put him in the deep freezer with everything else. Depending on the time of the year and how good the year has been there might also be a couple of capes off of deer or elk wrapped up in the freezer too. Well spring came and we had all forgotten about the tom cat so he stayed in the freezer for an extended period of time. My brothers taxidermist needed a cape for a customers deer so he called my brother. My brother goes to the deep freezer and grabs what he thinks is a deer cape and heads to the taxidermist. He gets there, go in, opens the bag and out plops out the tom cat. I guess everyone was speechless for a minute looking at the frozen solid tom cat. Then the taxidermist says "so you want me to stuff the cat?" The tom cat came home that day and had a proper burial.
 
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