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What the Muck?!

When we sold our herd of goats last winter, we knew that we’d eventually try to move our ducks and chickens into the goat run. For one, we hated the thought of two sheds and a large, lovely pen sitting … Continue reading

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The F***ing Starlings

Starlings are the worst. And they are absolutely EVERYWHERE these days. They are eating more of the chicken feed than the chickens, whatever pig feed might be left in the troughs, and we are finding starling poop on surfaces that defy … Continue reading

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Farmer Dave and the Deep Freeze

When I came home from work last night, Dave was outside working with the animals. As it turned out, Dave had been outside working with the animals for nearly two hours, and he wasn’t quite done. To be clear, dinnertime … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees and Worms – A Love Story

Several months ago, I (apparently) filled out a form sent to me by the Arbor Day Foundation.  The Foundation said that, in exchange for filling out their form and sending it back expeditiously, it would send me a tree. I … Continue reading

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Naked Chicks Everywhere!

We might have a bit of a chicken problem. When we started keeping chickens, we rescued a starter flock of 12 Rhode Island Reds that were destined for a brief life in a factory farm.  This was an excellent and … Continue reading

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