Milking machine

Recently, I came close to buying a milking machine.  I am so glad I came to my senses and decided to continue to do it the old-fashioned way.  How stupid is that when I am more than capable of milking without electricity or a noisy machine. Sometimes I wonder about myself … This morning, I […]

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Homemade fly spray

I finally finished a batch of homemade fly spray.  I soaked calendula blossoms in apple cider vinegar for several weeks, drained the vinegar off and to that I added numerous insect-repellent essential oils such as cedar, lavender, lemon and rose geranium.  I’ll mix it with water in a spray bottle and hope that it works.  […]

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Pictures

One of these days, I’m going to remember to stick my camera in my pocket when I go outside to take care of the animals.  I miss wonderful shots.  For example, this morning I positioned Gel at the opening of the gate to the poultry pasture to keep the goat kids and calf from coming […]

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Bloody, freaking hot …

Oh it’s bad here!  90 plus degrees with humidity.  Lovely, huh?  On Saturday we did our regular errands in the morning, then packed up the ATV, lawnmower, a cooler full of Jersey steaks, the puppies and Gel and headed to Wally’s sister’s house.  His sister’s husband agreed to show Wally how to do the bi-annual […]

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Puppies, puppies, puppies

They are all doing well and settling into their new homes. We’ve decided to keep Kishi and find Mica a home.  Bringing up two litter mates is never a good idea.  I would really have preferred to keep a male puppy, but none of the males appealed to us as much as Kishi has.  She’s […]

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So far, so good

I’ve checked in with the families that got the two families on Saturday and have received nothing but glowing reports.  Unfortunately, the family that took the female puppy whom they named Bella have already got the “why are you vaccinating, spaying, medicating, etc. your puppy?”  Their neighbor got a Golden Retriever cross puppy on Saturday […]

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And then there were two … again

The last two puppies went to their new homes yesterday … and awesome homes they are!  All four puppies are in the best possible homes.  I couldn’t have done any better in their placement.  That’s an incredible feeling. Monty (Fern’s brother) came out yesterday and he looked fabulous; so much like Gel at his age […]

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