BABY GOAT and dirt lasagna

I’ll just start it off with a picture of our new girl. It’s been a busy day for me. I tend to get up before the sun now. I really can’t tell why. Even when I’m not asleep by 10:00 pm, I’m up early. Today was no different. What is different about today is that […]

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What a day.

  Of late, there have been a few more visitors coming with the intention to help me move things along. John came by today and spent a good handful of hours helping me get the barn’s new rocket stove to a place where it could rest while I finish the rest of the floor. What […]

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heat for the kids

it’s been a busy time for me here at the farm. it’s warm outside and the maple sap has been flowing since January. (Nearly 2 gallons of syrup from then)  it’s been rough a time or 2 but this winter has been softer than last to be sure. it was actually -6 F the other […]

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Goat Shed

earlier this year i put up the beginnings of the once and future goat herd management system. as yet i’m only about 30% sure of how i’m going to manage these folks over behind the shop building. regardless I built them a little shed so that they had someplace to go and get out of […]

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Chickens get a new home

I’ve been putting off writing this. It’s a bit late compared to when some of it happened. Sorry about that. Where I left off was with a new floor and the chickens living in the barn loft. Not where I wanted them to be but that is where they were. Pooping thru the floor onto […]

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Chickens don’t care

Chickens don’t care Finally finished pouring the floor in the barn yesterday and I can say it was no small task, especially for such a small structure. After my father and I broke up the preexisting slab, I took an afternoon and pulled out a bunch of the dirt from where the chickens used to […]

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Chicken watchers

By now it’s pretty obvious that I feel about my chickens the way many people do about their children. They inspire me. They intrigue me. They fascinate me (and everyone else who comes by the place) Sometimes a little too much. Can you say CAUGHT YOU?  

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Chickens…the saga continues

So the saga continues. I should start by coming clean about something. I’m addicted to chickens. I just love them. To the point of having them tattooed onto my chest. Hurt like mad too. Anyway, I can’t remember what I said yesterday let along what I wrote in the first story so on we go. […]

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