Category Archives: Farm

The Sting of Failure: What NOT To Do With Bees.

No, I’m not going to apologize for my cheesy title. Is that a back-door way of apologizing? Anyway, failure hurts. It makes me feel sorta stupid and naive. We attended one beekeepers meeting. One. First lesson:  Don’t get bees if … Continue reading

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Our First Lambs

Our Icelandic ewe, Nidi,  had twins yesterday afternoon. (This is a gallery so if you want to see the pictures larger just click on them.)

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Nina’s Birth Story

It’s almost been a month since this year’s kids were born. February was literally a blur. I had vertigo writing out the March calendar on the dry erase board when I came to the end and had to write “April 1, 2, … Continue reading

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Piper’s Birth Story

Piper is a wonderful dairy goat. She’s so calm. When I bought her from Sunny Pine Dairy as a bottle baby a couple of years ago, the girl who worked there helped me pick her out. She told me her … Continue reading

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Finley’s Birth Story

Piper, Nina and Finley are our goats. We bred them to a Boer buck in September. Their due dates were February 6, 11 and 10, respectively. Finley started showing some discharge on February 2. It was clear but I got … Continue reading

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Piper and Nina’s kids

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Piper’s Birthing – Two Videos

I am posting the cleanest, happiest one first. This has very little blood, guts or gore. The baby is out and Piper is cleaning her off. If you want to see more of the actual birthing, just keep scrolling down this … Continue reading

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