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Summer 2015

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July 22, 2015
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We’ve been swamped. There’s no other way to put it. George’s off-farm job has been demand­ing to the degree that even on his so-called PTO days, he has had to work remotely, some­times for a full work­day, or even longer hours. This has caused a great deal of stress for our fam­ily and our...
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Kidding Season 2015

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March 19, 2015
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It’s that time of year again. BABY GOATS! WE HAZ THEM! Five so far — two sets of twins and one lit­tle pre­emie who was our first arrival. We are bot­tle feed­ing them all this year in order to social­ize them and for CAE/CL pre­ven­tion. Last year, I wasn’t feel­ing well enough to bot­tle feed the...
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Nerdbilly Vittles

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March 6, 2015
Nerdbilly Vittles

We are anx­iously await­ing the arrival of goat kids while we wait out what we hope are the last cold weeks of win­ter here on the farm. At least three (pos­si­bly four) does are due this week. Lit­tle Sassyfras hid her preg­nancy last year — we hadn’t even bred her — but one of...
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Frozen Farm

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February 24, 2015
Frozen Farm

It’s another awful win­ter here in Michi­gan, and tak­ing its toll here on our farm. I’m not try­ing to be a downer, I promise. But I am try­ing to give you a real­is­tic idea of what hav­ing a small farm means in these con­di­tions. If you are think­ing of tak­ing it on, you will...
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New Beginnings

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January 7, 2015
New Beginnings

Happy 2015! I’ve been scarce around here. I know. There’s plenty of rea­sons, not all of which I’ll share, but I’d like to talk about some of what’s been affect­ing my nor­mally ver­bose activ­ity, and what to expect mov­ing forward. If you’ve read this blog over the years, you know we started out farm­ing after...
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