Monthly Archives: January 2014

Frostbitten Ears and The End of the Apples

Bubbles ears are frostbitten.  They look awful, but they don’t seem to be bothering her at all. There is a strip along the edges of both ears that ranges in width from 1/8″ in some spots to as much as … Continue reading

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Goat Eggs (but really, Olive Eggers)

I think our goats have started laying eggs. I don’t know how or, quite frankly, why, but there’s indisputable evidence that they have. As luck would have it, there’s no discernible difference between goat eggs and chicken eggs, so we’ve … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Two

We shot and butchered our last “eating” pig today. I don’t know why I’m choosing to call it that; I just can’t think how else to refer to it.  Something about calling it an “eating” pig makes me feel like … Continue reading

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The Bees Are Alive!

I have very low expectations when it comes to my bee hives.  Low expectations are one of the best possible things to have regarding everything, and they have served me well thus far in my beekeeping experience. Basically, I always … Continue reading

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Be Like the Pigs

Today was one of those days. It was one of those grey, rainy kind of days that makes your bed seem a little softer and your blankets seem a little warmer.  The kind of day that makes your to-do list … Continue reading

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The Bathhouse Works!

You may have noticed that the past week or so has been a tad on the chilly side. When we built the bathhouse for the chickens, it was in an effort to 1) give them a sun-warmed place to bathe … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Frozen Hose (and Other Adventures)

The girls and I took a mini vacation this past week, visiting family in Minneapolis. My brother, Jeff, was playing a gig in St. Paul, and we decided awhile back that we’d show up to surprise him and then stick … Continue reading

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