Category Archives: farm

My chickens – a love affair

  I purchased 25 Wyandotte chicks from Murray McMurray hatchery last spring.  My chicks arrived around the end of May and I was thrilled.   After raising them under the heat lamp until they feathered out, I put them in the barn – in my goat pen.  They did well for a while until the …

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We have babies

  goat kids that is!  Currently the count is 17, but I have several nannies who are getting ready to deliver.  The ratio as of now is about 70% girls – which is good because I’m planning to keep females this time around to help build up the herd.  (I’ll be replacing the Buck before …

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Crockpot Freezer meals – Why didn’t I think of that??

Looks like the latest craze on Pinterest is doing this type of cooking.   After thinking about it, I decided I want to try it, after all my family eats WAY too much fast food.  With my lap band being so tight, I hardly ever eat more than a couple of ounces at a time, …

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My MHTA and Dusty……

In my last Jeffers order, I bought a new pair of barn boots in a lovely light blue with spots.  I tried them on for the first time this afternoon and they felt AWESOME.  So awesome in fact that I thought they gave me Magical Horse Training Abilities (hereafter known as MHTA).   Aren’t they pretty? This …

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The chickens are coming!

Well, they are actually already here, but they won’t be HOME for a while.  Jim ordered some replacement chicks for his flock to take the place of the fatalities he has had in the past few months, and in order to get the 6 that he needed, I ordered some to make up the difference …

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The Big Crash

I’ve been wanting to get a harness and buggy of some sort for a while.  John the Mule is trained to pull and although I’ve never driven before, how hard could it be, right??   I picked up a harness that while it’s pretty, not very sturdy.  Black leather with little silver dots all over …

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Cornbread

Any guess on the breed?  Been looking around the net and she sort of looks like maybe some Black Mouth Cur in her parentage, but not sure.  Will try to get some better photos later.     Tried this evening REALLY hard to get a decent photo of her.  She seems to be perpetually in …

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Overhead shot of the farm

  Pretty Cool 🙂

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It’s blanket time again

and I have to say I was SHOCKED at the difference in the way the blanket fits Buck now. Last spring when I pulled it for the final time, it still sort of hung on him. Sort of like a little kid with his Dad’s suit jacket on. But yesterday when we blanketed him, he …

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A fork in the road?

I guess maybe I’m a bit slow sometimes. It takes me a while to get around to thinking about stuff – especially when it’s so infernally hot outside, all I can think of is icebergs and cold cold sweet tea with lemon! *wink* Earlier this week, the thought hit me out of the blue – …

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