Monthly Archives: October 2006

Still life

Rafe decided toilet paper rolls make good round bales of hay for his farm animals.

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Obscene

Argh! What is it with Blogger? I’ve been trying to post this for 8 days now! Sometimes digging potatoes, especially sweet potatoes, can become a bit of an archaeological exercise. They grow every which way but down. Or they grow … Continue reading

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Steam floats off a partially-composted mix of cow manure & woodchips as its spread on the garden It’s a busy time around here lately. I guess most of the year is a busy time around here, just different kinds of … Continue reading

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Cowgirl

Olivia & Ava, about a month ago Olivia sold her bottle calves to our neighbor this past weekend. We had told her any money she made she could keep. We didn’t, however, tell her that we didn’t actually expect her … Continue reading

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Weanling

It’s that time of year when our neighbors wish we lived just a little further away from them. Time to wean the calves. The process starts with all of the cow-calf pairs up in the barnyard. Olivia mans the gate, … Continue reading

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So far…

Kids, there’s that crazy woman with the camera again. Watch out for her. …with 45 survey responses logged (thank you, everybody!), here’s how it’s breaking down: About 1/2 of the respondents chose bratwurst links, breakfast sausage links, and plain ground … Continue reading

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Louisa

Louisa is such a pretty girl. But she’s getting big. I think her mama, Carmel, is ready to be done nursing. She’s getting little horn buds, which is a surprise. One more hit.

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Survey says…

Sara gobbles her supper while her piglets gobble theirs, and the hens constitute the cleanup crew. We have a favor to ask! We’re planning to offer whole-hog sausage products this fall and winter. But there are a lot of different … Continue reading

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Fret, fretted, will fret

50 birds Fret (v. intr.) 1.To be vexed or troubled 2. To be worn or eaten away; become corroded. Synonyms: brood, dwell, mope, stew, worry. Famous last words. So just tonight left for me to fret about them. And fret … Continue reading

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Oliver and a hen share supper It’s sometimes a juggling act, having full-time jobs and a farm and 3 kids. But sometimes, like tonight, it all works out. The girls get home from school at 3:30. Matt had left instructions … Continue reading

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