Category Archives: Animals

Yep, she got my goat!

I have been told that the true test of someone’s character is how they behave when no one is looking… We’re milking goats now.  Every day. I have two old goats – they know the routine.  They jump on the … Continue reading

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Winter Ice Storm – Feb 12, 2014

No matter the weather, the critters still need to eat!  So out into the ice and snow we go… Everything was covered in ice – even the gates, which made it a little difficult getting through the pastures and stalls. … Continue reading

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Too Good Not to Share!

An old lady, Tootsie, from Wisconsin had worked in and around her family dairy farms since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation. When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores in … Continue reading

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Candid Corner: Homesteading-Raw and Uncensored

Oft times when I mention that I have a homestead on 7 acres, I get similar reactions… “Oh, how wonderful!” “I’ve always wanted to live like that…” “It must be so rewarding…” Homesteading often conjures up mental images of fuzzy … Continue reading

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Preparing a Pelt

I bought a lamb from a friend of mine who raises sheep for meat.  She took my sheep to the butcher yesterday to be processed. Another of our friends who also raises sheep had one of her lamb’s pelts made … Continue reading

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Candid Corner – It’s So Hard to Switch Tracks

I went out last night to check on Marbles, our goat.  She’s been sick for the last couple of days. Not really sure what’s wrong with her – a lot of educated guesses. By symptoms and signs, the consensus  has … Continue reading

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Pig Party!!

It was a quiet evening at the Lazy B Farm. That is until someone mentioned all the watermelons in the back of the truck. Woohooo!!  We’re gonna have a Pig Party!! “What??  Did someone mention a party??!” “Wait a melon-pickin’ … Continue reading

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She did it!!! Baby Guineas Appear…

Remember my Guinea who’s been sitting for so long?  Well, I had a “feeling” about today. and I was right!! I went out to check on her because the noises from the Guineas were different than they’d been in the … Continue reading

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When a Bathroom Scale Won’t Do…

Last Sunday, Lynn and I had to take 2 steers to the butcher. We had a dilemma, however.  We needed to know how much the steers weighed so we could start learning how to “eye” a steer and give a … Continue reading

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Snapping Turtle by the Creek

A couple of friends had called this morning about trees that had gone down on their farm.  For one friend, the tree blocked the driveway making it impassable.  For the other, trees hit two spots on the fence and the … Continue reading

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