Thoughts on eating local …

Wally and I have been eating predominantly locally-raised meals lately.  It’s very satisfying and expands my creativity as a cook.  Recently I purchased a pasta machine, a hand-crank model made in Italy.  Originally, I was going to buy one that attached to my KitchenAid, but after doing research, discovered the hand-crank models produce a much […]

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Homeopathy …

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with homeopathy for a long time now.  I used to be a strong supporter, but then I became disenchanted.  I think a big problem, at least when it comes to homeopathy working for me, are obstacles to cure.  Unfortunately, I don’t think much of anything is strong enough to just […]

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Goats

If all goes well, our herd will be down by eight goats today.  I’ve been considering this for a long time now and yesterday, I did it.  I’m selling off all but one goat that I bought from another farm or dairy, keeping just those that were born here.  There’s nothing wrong with these goats, […]

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Mob Grazing

I came across this posting this morning. I spend a couple of hours most mornings (waiting for it to get light enough to see to do chores) catching up on paperwork, researching, posting in both this Journal and on Facebook. I recognize that some of you who are readying this do not “do” Facebook (I […]

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Perils of a Farmer

Teddy Bear, our Silver Fox buck, has been in the process of digging to China, every evening! It seems it was sick of the girls he had been living with and wanted to move on to new and uncharted chickies. So, I decided, for now, he was going to spend some time in a regular […]

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Humps and Bumps

I hate the humps and bumps that farming continues to throw my way.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve been frustrated with the rabbits for numerous reasons, namely, all of a sudden they started digging out, not all of them, just a few tractors.  Also, I’ve lost some to bloat.  There does not seem to […]

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