It hasn’t been a banner couple of days.

I’d noticed that several of our chickens were sneezing and some had weepy eyes.  I took a closer look, did a little bit of research and discovered that the chickens had been infected with Infectious Coryza, an acute respiratory infection caused by the bacterium, Haemophilus paragallinarum, so I’ve spent the past few days culling sick […]

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A few calculations …

So, yesterday morning I poured a 50 pound bag of our grain mixture into a container and kept track of how much milk I got from the goats for 50 pounds of grain. Our price for 50 pounds of grain is $15.00.  The goats also consumed two bales of alfalfa hay at $6.00/bale.  So, for […]

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Feeling the Pinch

There was a posting on Facebook this morning about Factory Farms forcing small farmers to either get big or get out.  That’s the truth and quite frankly, it isn’t just the Factory Farms that are forcing small farmers to get out, it’s the “larger” small farms trying to force the true small farms, like us, […]

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I feel like a wrung out washcloth.

Actually, I feel like a wrung out, stomped on, kicked around washcloth.  It’s been a difficult couple of days.  Wally and I rarely fight, but on Sunday, there was a major misunderstanding and the crap hit the fan.  Big time.  I do not realize (nor did Wally) how sensitive I am.  While some people may […]

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Ready for an Extreme Case of Deja Vu!

It’s been quite a few months since I’ve driven to Charlotte to go to the Farmer’s Market.  If all goes as planned, I’ll be heading there Saturday morning.  I sure wish Wally could go with me, but he has to work.  I’m excited about going, but nervous too!  Hopefully our farm will be well accepted […]

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Farmer’s Market News

It is with great sadness that Wally and I made the decision this week to return to the Charlotte Farmer’s Market at 1801 Yorkmont Road Saturday mornings.  We really wanted to support the local markets, but our products are very specialized and we need to be able to reach a larger group of people.  We […]

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Catching up!

Lately, it seems like I’m always catching up.  I haven’t been updating this journal as much as I should and I know one day I’ll be sorry because I use this journal to keep track of when things happen.  I am keeping track of a lot of things in my calendar (per the guidelines of […]

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Relief! Finally!

We didn’t get much more than a few sprinkles until around 3 AM this morning.  The showers came with thunder and lightening so I had to get up and unplug the electronics.  Now, we are just getting a slow, steady rain.  Loving it! The garden is in a sad state.  I know one year I’ll […]

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Infrastructure …

Infrastructure, it’s always a problem.  It takes a good deal of money to install fencing, construct shelters, etc.  We were very lucky to find the man who made our rabbit tractors, but, unfortunately, he may have to start traveling out of state to find work.  This economy SUCKS! This morning, Wally and I discussed what […]

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Still here …

I think.  Struggling big time with this heat.  I don’t do well in extreme heat.  It simply saps me. I hate the sound  of the A/C constantly running (of course, I’d hate it more if it wasn’t running). I’m tired of being constantly sweaty.  I worry BIG TIME about the animals.  Except for two rabbit […]

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