Birthday present to myself

This is an early (well, not-so-early) Birthday present to myself.  It’s my new cheese-making, vegetable-processing work surface.  I’ve wanted a piece of furniture like this for a long, long time.  I frequent Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. stores a lot and I found this one on Sunday.  It was unload just as I […]

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Pictures

Beds covered with shade cloth to protect the squash from early infestation with squash bugs (bed in foreground) and green beans (back bed) from intense heat.  Next year, I’ll inter-plant green beans with tomatoes to use them as shade. Eight-foot high chicken-proof fence. The Tomato Jungle. It may be a jungle, but it’s producing well […]

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Milking is done

Now I have a bit of silence and can write a bit more.  It’s more of a form of procrastination.  I have lots to do, but not a lot of ambition to do it.  I wrote earlier that the goats were calling.  It really was just one goat: Misty, an Alpine/Saanen cross doe who freshened […]

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Mica

Mica went to a new home yesterday.  He’ll be working on a local sheep farm.  I know he has it in him; but without proper stock, I cannot train him.  The dairy goats, even the kids, will challenge him and that’s not good for a young dog.  Heck, they’ll sometimes even challenge Gel.  The man […]

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A quick update

I haven’t had much time to write and my lap top had been running poorly.  I got it fixed on Saturday and like finding a good auto mechanic, it’s great to find a good computer technician.  Interesting thing was that he is the husband of a woman that has been buying farm products from me […]

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Barrel Horse Boot Camp

I told Rosie (the horse) yesterday afternoon that starting today, she was going to enter Barrel Horse Boot Camp.  Yesterday was Hell at MM.  For the second day in a row, I was greeted with an almost empty prep cooler.  With school out, they are doing almost twice as much business in the evening than […]

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Bad news.

One of the goat kids died last night.  He was acting dumpy last night and I could see from his mother’s udder that he hadn’t been nursing.  He was dead this morning.  Who knows what happened to him.  We couldn’t find anything obviously wrong with him. It’s hard when animals die, but unfortunately, it’s a […]

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It’s Saturday …

and I just sent Wally off to work and I have to go as well.  That means only one day off this week for both of us.  My co-worker and I worked our butts off yesterday.  It was stupid busy at the restaurant Thursday night so we came in to almost nothing left that we […]

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