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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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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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Beginners Guide to Buying And Selling Registered Goats

Here it is, the definitive guide to buying and selling registered goats. Or, in many cases, registrable. Well, maybe not definitive, but this should at least be helpful. There are some basic things you need to know if you want … Continue reading

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Of Parasites and Management

It amazes me to look back over the last 7 or 8 years and see what I have learned and where I have am compared to then. Sometimes I feel like we have seen and done it all! And, other … Continue reading

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Making Honey-rubbed Montasio

I am making my first cheese on the new press! I am using the book “Artisan Cheese making at Home” by Mary Karlin.  The recipe I am making this time is the Honey-rubbed Montasio, and it sounds delightful! Nutty, smooth, … Continue reading

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Watering System for the Animals

I spent 2 days rigging up an automatic watering system for the goats and chickens. I still need to do one for the rabbits, but already I have taken over half my workload off not having to carry water constantly!

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Out of Chaffhaye?!!!!

I ran out of Chaffhaye about 2 weeks ago now. Taxes are breaking us, and I need to sell some goats to buy a pallet. It’s interesting not having it and seeing the stark difference in my goats production. I … Continue reading

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