Not a banner morning …

It started out fine.  Wally and I got to watch two deer travel through the backyard.  I caught Merlin and brought him up towards the house to put fly spray on him and his new fly mask.  Ditto with Al Bin.  I put them back up and settled in to milk the goats.  All went […]

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Work, work, work

We’ve been busy … way too busy for as hot as it’s been.  I’ve almost fainted several times from the heat.  It’s brutal out there. Poor Wally was trimming the goats’ hooves yesterday.  It was early, but still awfully hot.  He was on the last goat, last hoof, when he cut his hand with the […]

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Which puppy to keep?

Both Wally and I have been going back and forth as to which puppy to keep.  It’s been a very difficult decision.  We both kept leaning towards Kishi, but there have been some recent developments in her temperament that I haven’t been to thrilled with. I’ve been bringing them into the house one at a […]

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I want to go on strike …

and stay in the house all day in the A/C.  I broached bringing the goats (one at a time of course) into the mud room to milk where it’s cool.  It got vetoed.  Damn! Oh well, I want to make some yogurt (and once that’s done, yogurt cheese) and buttermilk to use in homemade dressings […]

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Use and reuse

What seems like years ago, and it may very well have been years ago, I made a hay feeder for the goats.  It worked okay, but the babies would often crawl into it and get stuck and of course while they were in there, they soiled the hay.  Goats are notoriously picky eaters.  If it […]

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Greetings from the oven

Okay, this heat wave can stop any day now.  We are into our 12th straight day of 90+ heat with no end in sight.  I go out and work on the garden, check the animals, etc. for 30 minutes or so, then come back in.  It’s too hot to stay out any longer.  As soon […]

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Kind words

I often get e-mails from people telling me how much they enjoyed my book, Raising Cats Naturally.  The other day, I got a wonderful e-mail from a woman in Canada.  She wrote: “It has been a great pleasure and honour to meet you and read your book, and finally discover someone who doesn’t consider our […]

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Poor Yoda

I got him stuck in the manure pit yesterday.  Had to call Wally to leave work and pull him out with the Big Red truck.  Poor Yoda. We finished another raised bed yesterday.  In keeping up with the Fabulous Beekman Boys (that’s my goal these days); this bed is six-feet by three and 16″ tall.  […]

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Employment

I’m starting to feel downright unemployable.  That’s a sad feeling, but I’m sure I’m not the only one. A friend of mine sent me a link to an article that indicated that employers were only considering individuals who were currently employed.  I can understand that, I really can.  I am sure a lot of unemployed […]

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