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Current animals on the farm

We are officially on summer break, which means we have more time to just lollygag around the barnyard.  Between all the animals and the mud puddles, the girls can play until the sun goes down.  Good times! Our barnyard is ever evolving as far as animals go. Here is a brief breakdown of what we currently have: 5 baby turkeys,…

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Grass Kills

Did you know that a horse can get sick by eating too much grass? When we brought Trixie home last fall she came from a dusty home with no grass.  She only had hay.  We brought her home to a lush 5 acres.  You can imagine her eagerness to munch on grass.  We had read that you had to…

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Second sheep escapade

Remember how we got our sheep into the (wrong) barn on their first night?  The second herding escapade was no better.  This time, we used three adults, a tractor, three vehicles, a dog, and a horse to get the sheep into a (wrong) pen.  The good news is that we got plenty of exercise in the process.  The even…

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Deworming a horse

I’m becoming an expert at deworming animals: dog, pigs, horse.  What next? Deworming a horse (my horse) wasn’t difficult at all.  Once I figured out how the plunger worked.  Let’s break this down into steps. 1)  Play with a new tube of deworming medication and accidentally squirt the medicine all over your leg.  I recommend you skip step one….

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Daily Chores

We’ve got morning chores and evening chores.  Sometimes one of us does the chores, other times both of us get to chore together.  Since we have kiddos we often have to take turns between tending children and tending farm animals.  Sometimes I strap my toddler on with a Boba carrier to help with evening chores.  The funny thing about…

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Look in the Horse

I wanted a horse growing up.  Who didn’t?  Before I was married, my horse experiences were a handful of trail rides.  You meet a horse, get on the horse, ride for an hour.  Everyone is happy. Fast forward to fall 2014.  Wife wants to move to her hometown.  Hubby negotiates having horses as part of the deal.  No problem,…

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