Monthly Archives: February 2011

Walking Goats

Today has been so busy, but so good! It was pretty windy, and I was going to get the rabbit hutch built, but didn’t have the lumber. So, I did what any sensible woman would do and changed my plans. … Continue reading

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The Chicken in the FLower Pot

Okay, a while back a reader (that’s you Laura) asked me to put a picture up of the hen that decided to take over the flower pot. It’s a huge, green flower pot, the kind you can put a bush … Continue reading

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Goat Gestation Calculator

Many people don’t know where to go to find out when their doe is due. Here is a link to a great goat gestation calculator that I use all the time. You can download it to you computer and use … Continue reading

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“I’m going to be a Farmer”

Well, today has been bright and sunny, a wonderful day to spend outside! Temps were perfect, hovering around 65-degrees, and a light breeze blew through occasionally. Because it was so nice, I spent some time outdoors working (which I really … Continue reading

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Forced to re-think garden plans

So, we have a tip from a reliable source that there is a real good chance gas prices will go over $5/gallon by memorial day. This is making me do some hard thinking about my garden. I really don’t need … Continue reading

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Power, or no Power?

Yesterday we lost power. And we got it back, to lose it again. And again. And again. Most of town and country around here was out much of the day because of the wind. I got so desperate for a … Continue reading

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Goaty Play Yard

Around Christmas a neighbor was cutting a tree down and I begged wood for our goats. In an act of kindness beyond words, the men helped us haul branches and logs from the whole tree home for the goats and … Continue reading

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Playing with my Goats

I got to thinking this morning, while sitting on a poopy floor and being climbed on and being used as a leaping platform by my goat kids, that if anyone looked in and saw me in these unguarded moments they … Continue reading

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Milking My Nigerian Dwarf Goats

This video shows the variety of ways I milk my Nigerian Dwarf goats. That doesn’t mean you will do it my way, but it’s a guide to show those who are trying to figure it out some of the possible … Continue reading

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Memories of Sugaring

I read a post by a friend on facebook today. They are starting their maple sugaring, or syruping as some call it. It brought back a flood of memories, ones held close to my heart. I really loved my childhood, … Continue reading

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