Monthly Archives: April 2010

Sir Loin the Protector

Emma, our newest lamb to the farm, has been by herself since the day she was born.  We bottle fed her so she had human contact every day but she didn’t have any animal friends.  Emma’s been down in the … Continue reading

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Lady Banks Rose

I love perennials – the plants that you put in the ground once and they come back year after year.  I’m a “no muss, no fuss” kind of gardener and perennials suit me well.  Okay, I’ll admit I will buy … Continue reading

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Chickens: from Chick to Pullet

Our chicks have been outside in the brood box for the last several weeks.  I’ve been turning the light on at night for them so they don’t get chilled.  The chicks will “tell” you when they’re hot or cold.  If … Continue reading

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Growing a Better Tomato

We’ve waited patiently, or not, and April 15th has finally arrived.  No, it’s not because we’re so excited about doing taxes, it’s because we can finally plant all of our warm weather plants!  The winter visions of red, juicy tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Catching a Swarm of Honeybees

While the rest of Georgia is sneezing and rubbing red, itchy eyes, the honeybee is at the height of blissful activity! Our cold, lingering winter caused a late pollen flow and it came on with a vengeance.  Yesterday, I took … Continue reading

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In the Beginning: Part II

I got to thinking about our journey of homesteading and realized that if you didn’t “know” Dave and me b.c. (before children) then you really couldn’t have a full appreciation for our journey into homesteading. When Dave and I met, … Continue reading

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Dairy Goats: Dealing with Ketosis

Our kidding season here at the farm has come and gone and left us with 5 beautiful baby goats – 3 males, 2 females.  Now the fun begins and we spend countless hours watching and playing with the new kids.  … Continue reading

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Sheep Shearing

Our Sheep Shearing day dawned into a beautiful, crisp morning.  The weather was perfect as we hustled around getting the last minute details taken care of before our guests started arriving.  As with any farm, always expect the unexpected.  When … Continue reading

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UGA Vet School Open House

I must admit, we’re very fortunate to live so close to UGA.  Each year they open up the Vet School to the public and this year we were finally able to attend.  I was quite impressed.  The event is coordinated … Continue reading

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April and Uno – the new kids on the farm

Meet the new kids in the barnyard – April and Uno.  These 2 are hilarious and right from the get-go, they had a ton of personality.  April was born first, a bitty little thing, but full of vim and vigor! … Continue reading

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