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This summer, y’all

Good Lord this summer has been terrible. We’ve whipped between rain for weeks and no rain for weeks, I managed to cut myself on my scythe and then sprain my ankle while rounding up escaped sheep with Beamer, and being laid up with a severely sprained ankle for 3 weeks meant the garden has gone […]

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Extended Farm Report

Whew. So. Eventful few days, eh? The goatlings are doing well. The doeling’s hip is dislocated. Consultation with a couple vets has yielded the verdict “there’s not much to be done”. We can put it back in (I have a couple times) but it doesn’t stay. There’s no good way to immobilize a hip, and […]

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Welp, I have house goats

A little lamb with a white star on her forehead looks alertly at the camera while sniffing a person's finger in a search for cheerios.

I didn’t want house goats. But I didn’t want dead baby goats either, and it was starting to look like those two desires were in conflict. Yeah so these two were actually born yesterday. I have dithered over whether to show them to you because their survival is dicey. This morning I brought them inside […]

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The February Doldrums Have Been Shattered

A little lamb with a white star on her forehead looks alertly at the camera while sniffing a person's finger in a search for cheerios.

February is, mostly the most boring time of the farming year. It’s a time of waiting for other things to happen. Everything that can be done is done and it feels like lambs will never arrive and spring will never roll back around again and …. And then Ella proves me wrong by deciding to […]