Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

A Lucky New Year.

First I carried eight 50lb feed bags out to the barn.  Then I separated Autumn, the October goat kid, from her mom for the first time so we could milk Allie in the morning.  It’s time to dry off Vanessa so Allie needs to pitch in and do her share.  I’m not exactly sure what […]

Turkey TMI.

If you don’t want to know how that turkey made it to your Christmas dinner table, stop reading now.  Right now. But if you’re curious, if you wonder how it happens, if you want to try it yourself (bless your heart), then go ahead and keep reading.  Because it’s not that hard.   It’s not […]

A Pony Christmas.

No, we didn’t get another pony.  One fat hay-gobbling Shetland is quite enough, thank you.  But this post is about C.C. and this special time of year.  Special for her, not because she’s anxiously awaiting the babe in a manger, but because she got another unexpected arrival. Joe. Joe is a Jacob ram.  He came […]

AIM High.

High school has been a new experience for us.  But some things never change in the public school system.  Some things are as predictable as pizza in the school cafeteria on Fridays.  Like the poor secretary left holding the bag in the front office.  You know, the one facing a long line of irritated parents […]

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