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That didn’t work

  As with life, farming projects don’t always work out as we envision.  We wanted to move our young pigs into fresh pasture.  All the books say they will stay inside electric fencing.  Our first set of pigs had a fence that was really three fences-electric, hog panel, and a row of pallets for good measure.  These younger pigs have…

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Bucking Hay Bales

We’ve had a very wet early summer, which has made it tricky to get our hay cut.  You see, it has to be dry and at least 80 degrees for three days in a row in order to cut hay.  If you cut it and it rains before it is up, it can be ruined.  If you wait too long…

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Berry picking

Want some berries?  Don’t want to go to the store?  Just walk outside and pick some!  We have some wild blackberries on our property and next door.  The poultry princess was more than willing to go berry picking which surprised me since she typically doesn’t like eating berries from the store.  

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Farm Tour-Nigerian Dwarf Goats

We had the privilege of visiting some local farmers who are raising Nigerian Dwarf goats and various produce.  The Nigerian Dwarfs are known for their milk, which is noted to have a high percentage of butterfat (in other words, tasty milk and cheese).  These goats are smaller than your average goat so you get less milk than say a Nubian,…

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