Tag Archives: Farm Life

My Butt Bones Hurt.

I’ve been running lately.  I’m not training for any races or marathons or anything, I’m just training for more energy. But, as a side effect, I do believe I’m losing weight. To be clear, I did not set out to … Continue reading

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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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Ditch Dirt

Literally. No, by “ditch”, I don’t mean give up on dirt and begin planting your gardens in aluminum foil or Styrofoam or something else ridiculous. I do mean Dirt from the Ditch. Here’s what I’m referring to:  If you’ve ever … Continue reading

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For The Love Of My Father.

In this order: 1.  I love my dad. 2.  Sorry mom. Now, more details: Regarding item #1.  As you know, yesterday was Father’s Day, and I love my dad.  He has been a hard worker my whole life, loves my … Continue reading

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Bring On The BEES! Part 2

Continued from Bring On The BEES!  Part 1: 8.  Then Get Them:  Here’s where it gets interesting.  I was teaching a class last Saturday morning and noticed a message on my phone around 9 am.  I listened to it around 2 … Continue reading

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Bring on the BEES! Part 1

I found out a couple of days ago…we do bees the same way we did goats: Think about it for a while, talk about it, not do it, then do it, talk about building their home, then start it, then not … 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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Lucy’s Turn!

Three Days Ago: Goats don’t plan their births for the most convenient times.  OK.  You’re right, they don’t plan them at all.  So, whoever is in charge of the whole “when should I get down to business and get these … Continue reading

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Who Guessed Dottie???

If you guessed Dottie…YOU WERE RIGHT!!! Congratulations!  You win an all expense paid trip to the barn tonight to take care of her!  And her baby! Yes, 4 days of labor is long.  She wasn’t in full-on labor the whole time, … Continue reading

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Which Goat Do You Think Will Kid First?

Here’s Lucy: Here’s Dottie: Here are the facts:  Dottie was due yesterday, April 12.  Lucy is due April 21.  Both of them look like they are the beginnings of labor…TODAY. Which one do you think will have her babies first??? … Continue reading

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