Herbal Deworming

I started the herbal deworming schedule recommend by Fiasco Farm today.  Three of the goats ate their dosage balls; three I had to stick it in their mouths.  I’ll be a bit more careful about doing it tomorrow AM.  I was told by another woman who is doing herbal deworming that you could put the […]

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Rotational grazing

One of the first things I told Wally this morning was that we were going to have to move the sheep tomorrow night.  Not something to look forward to given how hot it is going to be and how hard the ground will be, but it has to be done.  I took a few minutes […]

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Canning, research and goat updates

I canned for the first time today.  It seemed to go well.  I made tomato soup out of the tomatoes that I baked the other night.  As soon as the cans cool, I’ll put them up and start another batch tomorrow or the next day.  Being the good little recycling doo-bee that I’ve become, I […]

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Teaching an old dog new tricks

Gel isn’t exactly an old dog, but while milking last night, I figured I’d try to teach him a new trick. When it’s time to milk, we bring (Gel does most of the work) the goats into the hitching area, tie them up and give them a bit of grain in their feed boxes.  I […]

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Happy Birthday Gel

Wednesday was Gel’s birthday.  He is now five.  You wouldn’t know it by looking at him.  Wally and I planned to go out and reset the fence when he got home from work, but instead we went out to the local dairy farm to see if they had any bull calves.  I knew that they […]

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Cash for Clunkers

I have a lot to update and will do so soon, but I want to write about how pissed I am with the Cash for Clunkers program.  Sure, I see the need for people to drive more fuel efficient vehicles, but in this economy, to offer people as much as $4,500 to trade in their […]

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