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Monthly Archives: January 2015


Goat Breeding 101; Nubians to New Beings

[caption id="attachment_429" align="aligncenter" width="300"] "Lacy"[/caption] Our first farm breeding experience (not counting winged inhabitants) started with a Callaway golf towel rubbed over "Mr. Fields'" face and ended with an artificial insemination that made a 20-foot putt look easy. The smelly towel was a mood setter. To a female goat, the smell of a buck is ...Read more

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Mr. Big Put On Injured Reserved List

Mr. Big's bruised leg is slowly mending. The good news is the veterinary quack on the farm who diagnosed a laminitis flareup was wrong about our miniature horse's ailment that resulted in a limp, or lameness. It probably won't surprise anyone that the quack's diagnosis was wrong.  Isn't there an old saw about "a man ...Read more

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Triage in the barn! What next?

Dr. Dolittle I'm not, but it did feel like animal triage in the barn Sunday night. There was "Mr. Big," our miniature Appaloosa, being confined to a stall while his front feet healed.  He was suffering from a mild case of laminitis, a painful inflammatory condition of the tissues that bond the hoof wall to ...Read more

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A Farmer’s New Year’s Resolutions

--Stop opening mouth while cleaning horses' and goats' feet. (Flying pieces of hoof, dirt and manure are common.) --Don't believe any weather forecast other than the Farmers' Almanac. (In fact, you're better off assuming that if rain is in the forecast, it won't rain but if sunshine is in the forecast it will rain.) --Don't ...Read more

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Farm Star

Our honeybees forage on a variety of crops planted on the farm, as well as native species of trees, plants and weeds.

We have many visitors to the farm each year. No visit is complete without some goat petting. When it's blueberry-picking season, the goats love culled berries.

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