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Rat Dogs

Having a small posse of dogs on a farm can be a wonderful thing. Dogs are insanely loving, unwaveringly loyal, occasionally obedient, and generally disgusting (ours relish dining on found chicken and cat poop as a discerning human might enjoy oysters on … Continue reading

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WTF, Chickens?

Back in January, I wrote about the plethora of eggs we’d been getting from our hens. That was two months ago, and the ladies have only become more prolific since then. Since we track our eggs daily, we tend to … 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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Cookie the Bunny (April 2011-December 2013)

We got Cookie last June at the Mohawk Valley Poultry Swap.  She was tiny and adorable and Tatum fell in love with her immediately. At first, we built her a hutch that lived in the garage. She had room to … Continue reading

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Making Tracks

We have two dogs. One is an absurdly cute, apartment-sized pit mix named Darwin.  She weighs about 38 pounds and looks like a living version of those Precious Moments dogs with the overlarge eyes. Darwin is a little over three … Continue reading

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A Late Autumn Snowstorm, Pig Bits, and Frozen Compost

We got about eight inches of snow the other night.  Sometime around 2:15 a.m., I heard the awful sound of howling wind mixed with what could only have been sleet.  Like the chatter of a Tommy gun in a WWII … Continue reading

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The Winter Hoop House

We finished planting the winter greens yesterday. Our hoop house is 30′ by 12′ and has five raised beds in it.  This limits greatly what we are able to grow over the winter.  During our first winter on the farm, … Continue reading

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