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Unfortunately, Rabbits Can’t Throw Up.

Don’t read the following information if you are queasy or aren’t in the mood to look at rabbit guts.  The pictures are graphic.But you’ll learn from them. The Animal Whisperer awoke to find our big, gray rabbit dead on the … Continue reading

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And Two More Makes Five!

We checked on Sally last night around 9 pm when we did chores.  Her udder was full and she’d been by herself a lot of the day, no signs of mucousy discharge.  Birth did not seem imminent.  We watched a … Continue reading

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Milking Room Moving Day.

I almost can’t bear it.  Milking inside 4 walls in a small, barn-smelly milking room.  No more milking outside in the beautiful scenery, looking at the red rocks in the fresh air.  It’s a necessary change I dread making.  Every … Continue reading

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Dottie Blew…And We Made Cheese.

It started out as a typical Goat Cheese Making Class.  Just four friendly students here for a Saturday morning of milking, cheesemaking and eating.  It went smoothly until my six-year-old blasted through the kitchen door with the newsflash: “WE’RE HAVING … Continue reading

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Mucking The Barn

There are times that I think I’m just a glorified farm girl.  That my main job on our farm, milking the goats, is just a Hollywood version of the real thing.  I talk myself down saying that real farmers work … Continue reading

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