A Fantastic Dog!

The three new Saanen goats have been giving Gel a hard time.  They are pretty tough cookies and don’t think they should have to wait to be milked or move off Gel. Gel has the patience of a saint.  He will bite on command, but if I am patient (which I rarely am), he can […]

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Crazy Rabbit!

We have this rabbit that kindled Easter Day. Her name was Bridget (I bought her on St. Patrick’s Day). Prior to kindling, she was mild mannered, no problem. Now that she’s had babies, she’s turned into the Tasmanian Devil. If you open her cage to put anything in there (i.e. forage) she screeches and comes […]

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Back to the real world, yet again!

It’s been an incredibly busy five days.  The last time I wrote was Friday!  Saturdays are always really busy with the Farmer’s Market and I’m tired when I get home.  Sunday was overcast and gross and Wally and I pretty much laid up in the house all day.  My allergies are killing me so I’ve […]

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Calling in sick.

Back when I had a real job, you know, the kind with a good salary, health and dental insurance, vacation and sick time, life insurance, etc.  I was not one of those that never called in sick.  I would use my sick time.  The truth is, most of the times I called in sick, I […]

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We are officially goat poor.

When we bought the young Saanen goat from the local guy, I told him that if he wanted to sell any of the others, to please call me.  Well, yesterday afternoon, he did.  Wally and I went back over there at his milking time and I milked the two goats that he wanted to sell.  […]

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A successful inspection.

It went well, it really did and I enjoyed it.  I love showing off the farm to someone who appreciates what we’ve done to get it to where it is.  Unless the inspector was telling me a fib, we will be able to get approved for the chickens (meat and laying) and the goats.  The […]

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The Countdown is over …

The list that was formerly on my white board is now erased.  We finished up everything yesterday and I do think that the farm is in pretty good shape.  I really shouldn’t be sitting here writing, but writing is very soothing for me. This past week has been difficult.  It seems like we spent the […]

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A door closes.

We delivered Sudi to his new home yesterday afternoon.  I was glad we were able to do it and get it done because I was agonizing over my decision.  I went back and forth about selling Sudi, or Ace, or both of them.  What it came down to was that while I enjoyed Sudi on […]

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I’m about fried …

Yesterday morning, I drove 75 miles one way to South Carolina to pick up three Silver Fox (rabbit) does.  Usually, Wally and I go on these road trips together, but it didn’t work out this time.  I have a phobia about vehicles breaking down and don’t like to go on long road trips, especially alone.  […]

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