Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

Late Arrivals.

Animals are supposed to know what season is best to rear their young.  Some kind of biological clock that tells them when the days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer, and there is an abundant feed supply.  Apparently, the animals around here have lost their watches.  Oh sure, the goats can blame me [...]

Happy Thanksgiving.

Some joys on the farm never grow old.

Cute is Overrated.

I canceled the spring farm tour.  Not because I wanted to cancel it.  I know opening the farm for tours is a great way to make friends out of the neighbors and win new customers.  But the animals won’t cooperate.  Everyone wants to see cute cuddly chicks and cute fluffy ducklings and cute playful goat [...]

Welcome

It finally happened.  Today I opened the barn door to the sound of peeps and chirps.  There was Grey Girl, huddled over two freshly hatched chicks, a bright yellow and a mixed tan.  Huh.
Back in December, Grey Girl decided she had to have some babies.  She chose a corner of the goat barn and dutifully [...]

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