Horse news

Things are good here, I just haven’t taken the time to post.  I’m still pretty sore from being bounced around the woods like a pin ball.  I’ve gone down to the woods several times looking for a pair of sunglasses that I was particularly fond of.  Can’t find them, but every time I’m down there, […]

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A bit of good news …

I finally found a full- or almost full-time job working somewhere that I think I will enjoy: Mellow Mushroom.  They called me back the Monday before last and from then on, I couldn’t bring myself to go back to Walgreens, so I didn’t.  The Mellow Mushroom manager said he’d call me back sometime this week.  […]

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Forgetting about me

Wally made me realize this morning that I sort of lost track of why I got these goats.  He left telling me to take it easy, try not to be so stressed and to do something nice for me today.  I received an e-mail from one of my former milk clients telling me that the […]

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Milk

I was selling goat milk.  In North Carolina, it is legal to sell milk for animal consumption.  What people did with the milk once they got home with it is not my concern … until they start questioning the freshness, complaining that it went sour too quickly, want it delivered to their homes or complain […]

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Yea for Al Bin!!!!

We put the saddle on him yesterday and he handled it remarkably well.  Once we got it secured, off I went on a walkabout.  We went all over the farm and saw lots of potentially scary things.  The worst he did was snort.  We even crossed a small creek.  It took a bit to get […]

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Crazy busy!

Gosh, a just-freshened milking cow really adds a new dimension to the farm.  We are still learning how to work with her.  It has become blatantly apparent that we fed her too much before she calved.  Her udder got huge and hard as a rock.  Damned if I can get any milk out of her.  […]

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Bloody heat …

Make it go away!  It’s dry and it sucks, sucks, sucks.  The garden is about done in.  I’m tired of watering it.  The damned chickens are doing in what the heat is not.  Lovely.  It’s been so hot for so long it saps the energy out of you.  We planned to do the electric cross […]

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Horses

I did it … I sold Merlin along with his saddle and bridle on Friday.  There comes a time when you realize that something isn’t working out for you and that’s the way it’s been with Merlin.  I found him a fantastic home.  In fact, I think he’s better off where he is now than […]

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