I’m really unimpressed with electric fencing. We already decided that we wanted permanent fencing for our “barnyard” where the barn animals will have free rein. Heck, we even invested in the rolls of fencing and it’s laying out in the grass near the area that needs fenced in.
Category: Animals & Pets
Wildlife Encounters on the Homestead: The American Mink
My little farm girl found a mink this morning… a live one in our chicken coop.
The kiddos milked our dry goat, we got 1 pint!
Yesterday my three and five year old girls joined me at the milking stand. “I want a turn!” they each announced. You see, I had our Alpine goat, Pop tart, up on the milking stand. She was out enjoying pasture earlier in the day when I noticed her udders and teats looking kind of full. […]
Life, death & kids…
Country life is full of life and death encounters. It’s one of the great perks of farm living in my opinion. Some would disagree I suppose but either way it brings perfect “teaching moments” for the kids.
Our goat herd grows…
We found ourselves another milk goat, one in milk! I was getting pretty panicky after getting a confirmatory negative pregnancy test on our Alpine dairy goat recently. Buttercup, our new goat, found her way to our home a week ago. Her two newborn kids also came along! I happened to see a craigslist post for a […]
My experience with a sudden lump on my dairy goat- It’s NOT Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL)!
Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL) is a chronic contagious disease affecting mainly sheep and goats This disease is also called pseudotuberculosis or often “abscesses,” and has been referred to as the curse of the goat industry throughout the world. The locations shown in the photo are where CL lumps typically appear. On Feb 11th I noticed a […]
They were wrong…
Some people think animals, especially livestock animals, lack intelligence… What do you think? I agree that some animals are certainly smarter than others. Some animals are more trainable than others, some are more instinctual than others. I’ve not been sure what I thought about sheep and lambs. This winter we became bottle baby lamb owners. Our […]
Mom, it’s like a zoo around here! St. Francis of Assisi at work?
After quite a stint of pet woes it seems we are getting a dose of some animal cuteness. A chick hatched out last week that we have in a brooder inside the house right now. Super cute! The husky dog returned to have some fun. She’s cute and sweet as long as there aren’t any […]
… and the special continues…
… with a living room fail courtesy of the cats. Here is what we woke up to this morning: I am not sure how we didn’t wake up to the loud crash. It seems we are only conditioned to wake for Everly’s sounds or something. Also, how in the heck did the cats manage to […]
It's been a special day…
… and I don’t mean special in a good way! Yesterday I sprayed lotion in my hair instead of hair spray. I did it right as we were about to walk out the door too so I had the pleasure of enjoying greasy lotion hair all through the afternoon and evening. Special! Today has been […]
Cat piss has fried my brain and I can't come up with a title for this crappy post.
I wrote this post on Wednesday and thought it was published… Somehow it never did actually publish till today. Blogging fail! Man, it’s been a stormy last few days. Yesterday evening while on the way to pick N up from work it freaking dumped on us big time! I threw a blanket over Everly’s head […]
Really, 5 min cake in a mug? You becha!
Yeah, so thanks to Witchypoo’s talks of birthday cake and wine I was having my own cake craving yesterday. She recommended I search for the 5 min cake in a mug recipe for some instant chocolate goodness and I found it here. Calls for tablespoons of sugar, flour (specifically cake flour), cocoa powder, milk, oil […]
Still pregnant and still preparing for baby Tater's arrival
I am 37 weeks 4 days pregnant today. Things are still going as planned and all is well, I’ve just been less energetic and basically I am irritable and restless at this point. My mind is going 100 miles a minute but my body can’t keep up. I try getting out and doing stuff but […]
37 weeks: Last weekend at home before I head to the Farm…
Today we had a good quickie shopping trip before N went off to work. We stopped by Walgreens to take advantage of a few really good deals. Aquafresh Toothpaste was normally $2.29 each. With the store coupon found in their weekly circular ad they were marked down to $.99 each. We got 2 and also […]
Weekly Winners May 18th- 24th
Here is another Weekly Winners post, all photos were captured using my new Kodak Cd-1013 Digital Camera. This is the crappy food photo edition. Behold my first attempt at making Mac and Cheese from scratch, easy enough right? I knew something was terribly wrong when the macaroni was practically disintegrated after just a few minutes […]
Critters in my back yard: Rabbits, snakes, spiders, frogs and more.
There are only about 3 weeks left until I’ll be at The Farm. I am doing great and Tater seems to be planning to stay inside for a bit longer (thank goodness). I’ve told her she has to stay put until June 4th at least, that way she’ll be full term! In the meantime we […]
Pets are adjusted, I think. Hell has frozen over!
The animals are finally beginning to settle down, it is a freaking miracle! We aren’t waking to Dixie pawing at the door or excessive yowling from Hailey in the middle of the night AND everyone seems to be getting the hang of their new lives & homes. Dixie now uses her nifty dog house for […]
Wordless Wednesday: WTF? Edition!!
Why must Jack vomit almost every time he eats? Especially now that we have WHITE carpets? Perhaps it is because he is apparently swallowing whole pieces of food as opposed to chewing them like every other animal in the world. Yep, those whole bits came right from his stomach! Nothing like the sound of a […]
Just another post written in the wee hours of the morning…
Patience is not my best attribute right now! It is 4am. The dog woke me by scratching the door, she is sleeping outside along with one of our cats. You see, we are now living in the new place and we’ve got white carpets throughout the whole place. The backyard is a swamp since it’s […]
Don't worry, I am not dead- just blog slacking.
Don’t worry, I am not dead. Just crazy busy. I survived the tornado warning and am still doing well with Tater. We are still moving stuff in to our new place and I did actually do the video tour of the new house today. The video is kind of a speed demon tour though, lol. […]