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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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Emma and the Chickens

This is Emma.  We picked her up a year ago.  She’d been abandoned by her mom in the middle of the night on one of the coldest nights we had last winter. She apparently is a fighter since she survived … Continue reading

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My First Wool Skein

Our first animal on the farm was a sheep.  I had never had a sheep and when we went to pick up Sage, our Shetland sheep, the lady there was a spinner and a knitter.  She showed us her wheels … Continue reading

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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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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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Mae Mae had a little lamb…

Every parent struggles with teaching responsibility to their child.  I’ve realized it takes a concerted effort, an implemented plan, and lots of adjustments. I will admit that homesteading has afforded my children unparalleled opportunities for learning all kinds of life … Continue reading

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