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DUCK!

I’ve never been a fan of water birds. When Dave suggested adding ducks or (gasp!) geese to the flock, I was resolute.  I was adamant that there was NO WAY we’d get birds that are that messy. The sheer volume of … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Shrub

Part of today was dedicated to checking some jobs off our Get-The-Farm-Ready-For-Summer to-do list. Now, this list is a lengthy document and is, by no means, for the faint of heart. It covers everything from turning over both gardens and … Continue reading

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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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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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Slip Sliding Away

The combination of rain and freezing temperatures has made for incredibly dangerous driving over the past few days. Until the sand trucks made their rounds, folks were sliding off the roads and into one another like Little League fielders converging on a … Continue reading

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Got a Buck I Can Borrow?

Dot and Janie have been in heat. Now, you may wonder how one knows when one’s does are in heat. Well, I’ll tell you. Since goats are typically pretty quiet and calm, one sure sign of heat is an almost … Continue reading

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An Exaltation of Eggs

We are getting anywhere from two to four times as many eggs as we did this time last year. While our flock is constantly changing due to hatching, culling, and thievery (I’m looking’ at you, hawks and foxes), our numbers … Continue reading

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