Weekend chores

We didn’t get as much done this weekend as I would have liked, but sometimes that’s the way it goes.  The kid pen is completely covered and hopefully it will stay that way.  I’ve milked four mornings in a row now.  It still feels a bit odd.  I now know why many dairies take the […]

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Goat milk vs. cow milk

I was asked what the difference in taste was between goat milk and cow milk.  Originally, I didn’t think there was any difference.  When I was drinking goat milk last year, it taste like milk.  I haven’t drunk goat milk in several months now.  I am drinking a glass of it right now and I […]

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Good news, finally!

Yesterday, I got a letter from the North Carolina Employment Securities Commission letting me know that I qualified for another 12.8 weeks of unemployment.  That’s a relief.  In addition to that little bit of good news, two interesting paralegal opportunities came up on Craigslist.  Many of the job opportunities on Craigslist are bogus, but the […]

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The cats 3; Michelle 0

So much for the plans to feed the cats outside.  It just wasn’t going to happen.  You’ve probably heard the saying: Cats rule and dogs drool.  It’s quite true.  I decided it was less effort to wash the kitchen floor every day than it was to try to feed them outside.  Not to mention my […]

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I think it’s a Monday thing.

Mondays, in general, seem to suck.  I don’t know what it is.  Maybe it’s the anxiety attack I suffer until I know my unemployment deposit hits my bank account (which it didn’t do this past Monday because of the holiday).  Maybe it’s the feeling of not have a job to go to.  I don’t know […]

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Three down, three to go.

Addie kidded yesterday afternoon.  I was very glad to have that done.  I didn’t feel like things were going all that well with her.  Wally had to help deliver the first kid because his head was bent backwards.  The second one came out without any issues.  She had two, big buck kids.  Not-so-good, I would […]

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So much for dry weather …

We have four inches of snow on the ground.  The weather forecast said we’d get a dusting to an inch.  Sure … I guess we are in good company.  Forty-nine of the 50 states now have snow on the ground.  What a weird winter. The ewes and lambs made it fine.  I brought a bale […]

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Dogs and cats in the house

We are back to only having dogs and cats in the house.  I sent the lamb to live with my friend Janice.  I know Janice was dying to get her (she loves bottle babies) and this farm is really not a good place for a bottle lamb.  A bottle dairy goat is one thing, but […]

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