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eggs-perimenting with the eggs-periment

I swear this will be the last post with this bad pun. We experimented with the frozen spring eggs experiment. I really didn’t mind the consistency. Ron was less thrilled. So he whirled several bags of frozen hen eggs in … Continue reading

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eggs-periment

We get a lot of eggs from March through May as spring comes on, and the days get longer and warmer. A few hens generally go broody, which means they stop laying for a few days to a few weeks. … Continue reading

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farm thanks giving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, in part because it hasn’t been entirely corrupted by capitalism (yet). At times, though, the gratitude talk gets a bit inauthentic–as if we remember to be grateful one day per year. Having a homestead has … Continue reading

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sheep greetings

I don’t know why we are still relearning how sweet sheep are. I guess it says something about their reputation–and how different (our) sheep are from their reputation. This morning’s lesson: I went out to say hello to the sheep … Continue reading

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of llama and lambs

Here’s another guest post from Ron. Not sure about the ratio of “regular” and “guest” posts in recent months, however. Diego the llama has been with us for several months now, and I have spent a fair amount of time … Continue reading

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a shepherd and his sheep

Ron got back from a trip early this week. I picked him up at the airport and we got home just before dusk. As usual, the sheep (and their llama, Diego) were out and about. When Ron got out of … Continue reading

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on the job

Thankfully, Diego the llama is, as Ron puts it, on the job. Integration Friday afternoon went smoothly. Poor Diego was castrated Wednesday afternoon and we had planned to integrate him with the flock Saturday morning, but Ron decided to do … Continue reading

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