Monthly Archives: February 2005

Commando Farming

This is our new used Port-a-hut , that our friends Gretchen and Jim gave us Saturday along with a heating mat and some little piglet feeders and waterers. We’ll move Winston into this because Sarah should be farrowing any day … Continue reading

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Q&A: Blood Spots

Since we don’t candle our eggs, people that buy our eggs may notice more blood spots in them than what they’d see from grocery store eggs. Several people have asked me lately about these blood spots – what are they … Continue reading

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Photo Friday "Rural"

My entry at Photo Friday for February 18th.

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Watch Horse

Another day, another new adventure. This morning when I glanced out the kitchen window (which I apparently do a lot without realizing it) I saw two strange dogs coming up through our pasture. I grabbed the binoculars and could see … Continue reading

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And everyday losses

Both sides of the coin in one day. Yesterday afternoon the cow that’s been so sick went into labor but she was too weak to push. Matt pulled the calf but I guess it had been in the birth canal … Continue reading

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Everyday Miracles

No matter what species it is or how many times it happens, the birth of a baby is always a miraculous thing. This morning Matt told me to watch a certain heifer that was standing off from the rest of … Continue reading

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One of these things just doesn’t belong here, One of these things just isn’t the same.Can you guess which one of these doesn’t belong here?Now it’s time to play our game, time to play our game. (Yes, I grew up … Continue reading

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Round 2

I hate this time of year, with regards to feeling like you have to don a Haz-Mat suit whenever you go out in public for fear of catching the flu. Both girls woke up in the wee hours of the … Continue reading

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My Buns are Burning

Awhile back I bought Goldbond’s Triple Action Lotion. *MOISTURIZES EXTRA DRY SKIN * RELIEVES ITCHY SKIN * PROTECTS, COOLS & SOOTHES WITH ALOE & VITAMIN E * Sounds great, doesn’t it? Poor Rafe has been suffering from some nasty eczema … Continue reading

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BWD

My BWD – Big White Dog. Our second Great Pyrenees, Ike. He’s almost a year old in this picture. In the afternoons he stations himself in the hallway outside my office. If I go downstairs to the bathroom he follows … Continue reading

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