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Natural Or Frustrated… “Common Sense” Homesteading

I have sucked at blogging in 2015. Now its 2016 and I was cleaning the barn thinking about why. You know why I have been so bad at it? It is because I want to help people and I was … 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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Blue Slate Turkeys; A New Adventure

The summer is half over, school is about to start back, and I am finally doing this post. Yeah, I’m slack 🙂  Life has been a whirlwind, it seems like the days go by so quickly and so much happens … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Get Started Homesteading!

It is spring 2014, quickly approaching summer. Across the nation drought and illness and loss of honey bees have caused major losses in our food supply. This means higher prices for the food you buy, from meat to dairy and … Continue reading

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Why I Sleep In the Barn

Its kidding time. Udders are bulging, stuff is coming out of behinds, mommas are fighting trying to gain a better position in the herd for their coming babies. As the farmer this means long nights in the barn, sometimes days … Continue reading

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