Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

Have you heard?

If not, you will be hearing it shortly.
The cicadas have hatched.  That’s right,  after 13 years of waiting, they climbed out of their underground holes, and are shedding their skins in preparation for breeding season.  A brief and loud season of ecstasy before they die and leave their young behind to repeat the process.

A Milk Machine.

Despite her impressive lineage and a beautiful udder, Magenta is not producing much milk.  I was a bit concerned when I saw her kicking her babies away whenever they tried to nurse.  I was really concerned when the kids started suckling any part of exposed human skin when we went into the kidding barn to [...]

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