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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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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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New Arrivals!

Maggie delivered 2 beautiful kids yesterday afternoon….finally!  Their arrival had been long awaited.  Maggie is doing well although her one back leg is still bothering her and she isn’t able to stand up by herself –  we help her up … Continue reading

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It Happens Every Year…

…Mother Nature reminds me who’s really in control.  You’d think I’d remember from year to year that spring will arrive and my impatience won’t hurry it along.  You’d think I’d remember that the temperatures will warm up and all of … Continue reading

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Tornado Season

It happened yesterday.  The two words that begin a new season here in the south…”tornado warning.” I still think I like earthquakes better because they’re over and done before you know what happened.  What gets to me about tornadoes is … Continue reading

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What Makes a Better Homesteader?

As I write this blog, I’m looking out my window at a beautiful late afternoon spring day.  No, I was not out playing in the dirt today.  I spent the majority of the day studying… I have an exam tomorrow … Continue reading

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Training Dogs and Chickens

Molly is a Border Collie – an intense herding dog.  We rescued her from a family who bought her as a “family” dog.  They lived in a suburban neighborhood with an unfenced yard.  The family had 2 small boys. We … Continue reading

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