Category Archives: Farming

First Sunday of the New Year

The first Sunday of the New Year!  Yay.  Luxury brunch! Poached Eggs Smoked Salmon Caviar Avocado Grapefruit Macadamia Nuts Coffee!  

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A Christmas Goose Walk

Especially when the birds are in winter quarters, we take the guard geese on walks for grass and puddle exploration. Today we had (a little bit) of snow, too! Merry Christmas, everyone!

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A Bull and his bonfire. . .

This afternoon he and I were sitting drinking some coffee.  Sarge the bull decided he needed to join in.  He just sauntered up and hung out.  Later this afternoon the whole herd joined in.

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Boy Flys the Coop

The birds are protected by PoultryNet electric fencing and by their guard geese.  Particularly ‘Boy’ the gander.  He checks his chickens, looks them over, allows no fighting, etc.  Well, one of his BIG rules is STAY INSIDE THE FENCE!  If … Continue reading

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Timber!

A bit of selective logging done the old way, by a man using a chainsaw.

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The Gonkers want to go. . .

I let the geese out to forage in the pasture while I did chicken chores. . .I turned around and there they were a hundred feet away, standing at the gate looking back, waiting for me to come open it and … Continue reading

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Farmer Trice

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Rubberband, rubberband man. . .

Today was such a privilege to me.  Bill came knocking, I answered the door and he and Brian were out front asking if I wanted to help with the calves. . .YES!  I told them to give me a few … Continue reading

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Calving!

It’s calving time!  Valentine’s Day saw the first calf of the season.  She was named. . . Valentine.  We are up to five calves as of today.  So fun.  In just a day they dry out and turn fuzzier and … Continue reading

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Ethel takes on lodgers. . .

Last night I went out at sunset to lock up the various flocks.  Ethel and the household flock are nearest to the house so they were first.  They were already inside up on the roosting bar.  All I needed to … Continue reading

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