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hop on pop: a guest post from ron

There is a well-known children’s book featuring the Berenstain Bear family where the little bears run around the house hopping on things–most notably… Pop! That popped (pun intended) into my head when our little lamb Crescent decided it was fun … Continue reading

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boys, V

It’s the last day of December (!)–and of 2016 (! to the nth). I suppose I should write up some sort of synthesis on the farm year. I’m too tired to do so. Instead, I’ll wrap up the series on … Continue reading

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boys, IV

Back to the series on the farm boys. We’re now up to episode IV [insert Star Wars joke here] about J.R. 2. Another warning about blunt discussions of animal biology, sociality, and sexuality! As you might recall, J.R. 1 was … Continue reading

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boys, III

To continue the series on male farm critters around here, today’s topic is Jerky Rooster #1, or J.R. 1 for short. Yes, we do giggle at the reference to “JR” from the tv show “Dallas” many years ago… When Caroline … Continue reading

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new layer

I’ll put the series on the farm boys on hold. Yesterday we got the first egg from a new layer: Mira-or-Lazi. Why Mira-or-Lazi, not Mira or Lazi? As you might recall, poor Mira (short for Miracle) and Lazi (short for … Continue reading

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a post from Ron

Late summer and fall have been nearly impossible at work. And then This. Week. I’m happy to share a lovely post from Ron. *** It is late fall at White Pine Farm, and the woods have lost most of their … Continue reading

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new chick(s)

Despite the chick-astrophe in mid-June, we decided to see if Caroline would raise another clutch of chickies this summer. We debated for several weeks whether or not to raise chicks again. Ever. Ron decided that he would fix up Caroline’s … Continue reading

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