Yesterday was a bad day.

I got very little sleep Sunday night.  I woke up around 1 AM and could not go back to sleep for the life of me.  What was I doing: laying awake worrying about the animals. The goats: we have another goat kid showing signs of tetanus.  We gave him a tetanus antitoxin shot (something I […]

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Chicks and rabbits

I packed up the Cornish X chicks and carried them down into the garden in a wheelbarrow.  I was amazed to see them move around and even scratch at the ground.  Yea!  There’s hope for them.  We moved the brooder down close to the garden and that’s where they spent the night.  I’ll move them […]

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Just say no!

I get a weekly e-mail from a local farmer; usually these e-mails are short and often funny.  This week he talked about using GMO corn and soy in his pig and chicken feed.  He writes that he gets his feed ground locally (that’s good) and that he’s asked the mill owners for non GMO corn […]

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Coffee!

Is there anything better than a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning?  I need to get my butt in gear and get out and get the milking done because I need to be in Hickory by 9:30.  Lots of mornings I try like heck to get Wally to call in sick and stay […]

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Spending too much time on Facebook

I’ve been lazy and haven’t been doing any real writing.  The weekends, as they always have been, get completely lost with going to the Farmer’s Market.  Wally and I spent most of Sunday holed up relaxing.  Today was beautiful and I spent a good deal of time outside, mainly in the garden.  I got another […]

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Rabbits and Death

I’m getting plumb tired of animals dying or having to put them down.  I did not loose any rabbits yesterday and as of 5:30 AM today there are no dead ones in the barn, but we did have to put a goat kid down last night. When I got through milking yesterday morning, I saw […]

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Circle M Rabbit Feed

I keep finding more and more people who have lost rabbits while feeding Circle M Rabbit feed. Circle M is manufactured by Midstate Mills and distributed all over the southeastern United States. It is sold in some grocery stores like Galaxy, Bi-Lo, IGA and Piggly Wiggly. Please tell anyone you know who might feed this […]

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Narley found a new home!

Narley, the  Australian Cattle Dog, arrived in her new home in Maryland last night.  She’s going to be living with a woman who recently lost her husband.  She’ll be a city dog!  Yea for Narley.  This is a perfect home for her.  I got a call last night from the woman who delivered her saying […]

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Cold!!!!

Oh we got spoiled with the spring-like temperatures we’ve been having all winter.  Everything was rock-frozen hard!  I gave Rose (our LGD) the rest of a pot of sausage soup that I made earlier this week and when she was finished, I filled it with water to soak and forgot to bring it back in […]

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