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Choosing A Livestock Guardian Dog

It is a crisp autumn morning and as I walk to the barn I hear the goats hollering, the rooster crowing, and excited barking from our puppy. Sultana greets me at the gate, squealing with joy and rolling over for … Continue reading

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Feeding the High Producing Dairy Goat Part 2: The Gut

I had a hard time organizing my thoughts into an orderly fashion regarding feeding high production goats. There are so many factors, and they all inter-relate to make a whole. I know everyone is anxious for a magic formula with … Continue reading

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Feeding the High Producing Dairy Goat Part 1: Genetics

I have goats. Lots of goats by my standard (24 or so), not so many compared to some herds. I have had them for many years now, nearly 10? I can’t really remember except that my youngest child was a … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Chickenista

Chickens on our farm have always been the lowly, replaceable stock. That sounds bad in a way, but truly it isn’t meant that way, its just that in the scheme of things, where I struggle to have enough food for … Continue reading

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Backyard Gardens & Hunger Relief

I went out to my garden this morning and was so pleased. It gave me such a sense of well-being and thankfulness to look out over the fall crops, still dripping from yesterdays rain. The cool air of autumn gently … Continue reading

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Dressing The Earth

I was working in my garden today, thinking about what I was doing and also thinking about how most people farm today and how I would explain what I do to people that want to learn. I thought I would … Continue reading

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Going Shopping

I have been thinking about this since Friday when I had to get some groceries. I left my peaceful farm and went into town to the great big shopping meg-la-thon (Walmart in this case). I had a list and started … Continue reading

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It Is February!

It is finally February my friends! Do you know what that means?! It means spring is right around the corner! After February comes March, and in March…. well, in March everything takes off 😀 I am so excited to be … Continue reading

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Snow and Coffee

I am sitting inside with a cup of steaming coffee flavored with raw honey from my friends bees and some cream from our goats. Outside my window I see freshly fallen snow and light flakes coming down, just a little … Continue reading

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Year’s End

Brrr…. Its cold outside! Not as cold as it should be here in eastern North Carolina, but cold enough to chill you while doing chores. 2013 has been a wild ride of a year, and I feel as if I … Continue reading

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