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Sneak Peak: Appendix on Domestication

One reason I’m an incredibly slow writer is I keep side-tracking myself. So here’s a brief look at the intro to the appendix on the domestication of sheep for my sheep book! The final version has footnotes. And a bibliography. Because I can’t stay on track to save my life, and there’s a lot of […]

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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 […]