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Farm Lessons: Life

While picking up the house a little this morning, I glanced out the picture window to see a flock of about thirty wild turkeys courting in the asparagus patch. The toms were fanning their tail feathers and strutting around the … Continue reading

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Spring…when a young man’s fancy turns to…

WORK! I am moving slowly this morning. It is almost noon and I am still drinking coffee and sitting on the couch. Falling off the deck the other day has left me sore and in some places, still in pain, which … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Me In

A cold, wet nose nudging my warm, bare underarm awoke me at 4:30 this morning. Eddie wanted out. Who was I to say, “no?” One of the attractions to this place, for me, was the lack of fences. I grew … Continue reading

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City Girl Images of a Real Farm

At Christmas, a friend gifted Mike with twenty Broad Breasted Bronze turkey chicks, eventhough he knows we have never raised fowl of any kind. Mike did a quick study online to learn everything he could and discovered, for example, that a round brooder … Continue reading

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Do They Miss me?

So much for our 50 degree days recently. The weather turned off colder than a witches…well you know the expression. Fortunately, Mike has taken care of the calves, allowing me to stay warm and toasty in the house and to … Continue reading

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Beware of Cattle Crooks

Today is a brand new day and I am feeling a little less cranky. Only a little. Thank you for understanding. The weather turned off cold yesterday afternoon and although it is still spitting snowflakes, we only got a dusting of … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Me In

We made some of our first sales and trades this past month, just in time for Christmas. While I was saddened to see them go, our “babies” are going to good homes. Frick and Frack were traded to a dairy … Continue reading

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Amuck, Amuck, Amuck, Amuck: Calf Hocus Pocus

Recently, Mike and I discovered that someone had knocked down a historic rock wall and cut down about a dozen ‘old growth’ walnut trees on our property without our permission. It was not hard to figure out who the culprit was, … Continue reading

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The Running of the Bull

What an adventure today! Took Pip for a walk to the garden (about 1/4 mile from the house) so he could munch on some kale and Pak Choi…he tasted a little lettuce, ate a few leaves of turnips, wanted to … Continue reading

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Calves on a Shoestring

Okay. So Mike and I have decided we like this calf-raising adventure we are in. There are drawbacks, to be sure, but for the most part, it is something that Mike is capable of and I have learned I have an affection for. … Continue reading

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