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Make your own potting soil!

Here at the farm we go through heaps of organic potting soil each spring. To buy it in bags from the garden center would be absolutely ridiculous, and even a bulk purchase wouldn’t sustain our appetite for the stuff. Mixing … Continue reading

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Chicks!

Getting bigger by the day, the chicks are thriving and learning to stretch their wings! They zip all around their miniature coop in a tiny game of bumper cars. On the warmer days we’ve been having, we open up the … Continue reading

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You’re Kidding

Our younger goat, Molly was due today, but went into labor last evening around 5 PM. She’s relatively new to mothering, last year was her first birthing year, so we’re still feeling out what to expect with her. She had … Continue reading

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News from the Coop

Late last week we stopped by our local Grange Coop and picked up a cardboard box containing 30 chicks (chicken chicks, that is!). Spring is absolutely the time to start chickens, and we’re trying to time it so that they’ll … Continue reading

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Poultry Happenings

Just in time to restore our faith that Spring is indeed coming, the turkeys started laying eggs. Tyler and I were observing our resident Tom, Tómas, when Tyler noticed one of the hens was standing quite awkwardly and concentrating intensely … Continue reading

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Getting Out

We ran Gabby and the lambs to the near pasture today, partially to give Gabby a break from being pushed up against a wall and forced to nurse her princess of a daughter (who to our knowledge does not nurse … Continue reading

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Hitting the bottle

Our beloved little ewe has just not taken to nursing like her two brothers, and we’re dancing on a thin line as we try to coax her to nurse but know that we have to supplement her diet so that … Continue reading

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Baa baa black sheep

The lambs are already growing so quickly! There was a little scare with one of the boys, who was born with inverted eyelids (entropion) – the fear is that if they continued to develop incorrectly he could have caught an … Continue reading

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New Arrivals

After a couple of anxious days waiting for Gabby to go into labor, she delivered three healthy lambs this morning. She was obviously uncomfortable around 8 AM, but once she went into labor the entire process took around 45 minutes. … Continue reading

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Volunteer with White Oak Farm in 2011

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