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April Snow Showers Bring…..Frogs?

It has been snowing off and on this week. And the frogs have all come out of hibernation to sing their songs of lust and procreation to the world….through chattering teeth (or gums anyway). Earlier this week, I decided to take mercy on my wet goats and fetch them in early. It was snowing and …

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Yet Another Cat Abscess

We’ve gotten pretty good at dealing with cat abscesses. Most of the time, we just let them pop on their own and then give them a good cleaning. They scab over and all is well. Alas, that was not the case with our elderly cat Stout. His abscess, located behind his right ear and curving …

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Bread Machine Disaster

Since I left cubicle hell last October, I have made friends with my bread machine. I have only had one snafu and even then, part of the bread was edible. But this disaster takes the ribbon! The bread machine came with an instruction book which has some basic recipes. So I decided to try a …

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Odd Chicken Eggs

Over the past several weeks, our lady hens have left us a few surprises. First, I found this tiny, nearly perfectly round egg in the hen house. It was very, very fragile and you can see from the photo that it almost didn’t survive the trip inside. Next to it is one of our normal …

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Shorter Is Better

When I originally started this blog, I wanted to bring meaningful content to the blogosphere. Well, things have shifted and now I just want to bring you stupid photos from the farm. Sound good? It’s been just over 3 months since I last posted here. My life has changed. Last summer was incredibly intense between …

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The Abiquiu House

As some of you may know, my parents bought a plot of land a few years ago out by Abiquiu Lake in northern NM. Over the past 2+ years, they have been building a large, gorgeous house that is both weaving studio (for my mom) and office (for my dad) along with great views of …

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The Queen of Flies

Each summer we have a variety of flies on the farm. I blame the donkey and goat poo. Hence we let the chickens play in the corrals to scratch up the larvae before they become adult flies to irritate and feed upon donkey, goat, and human alike. Here we have what I think is the …

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Flowers For You

Remember that July flood? Yeah, so do I. Well, it put several tons of sand on the property and with the sand came seeds. We have 2 squash plants popping up on fences lines unexpectedly. Here, we have a big, big white flower. I am not sure what it is. I do like that the …

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Cooking With Farm Eggs

As you know, we have chickens, ducks, and geese. Earlier in the spring, we were getting eggs from all three. Now we are just getting eggs from the chickens as the raccoons take the duck and geese eggs (and not the birds themselves). We could with all three (when we have them). Our chicken eggs …

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Raccoons & Plastic Eggs

We got some plastic Easter eggs to try to fool the chickens into laying eggs were we want them. Well, it was more of a compromise. There are places in the main yard where I wouldn’t mind them laying eggs, if they have to insist on NOT laying in the hen house. So, I put …

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