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July Flood 2014

Some of you may remember that we had a flood July of 2013.¬† That flood came out of the western foothills, across the highway, hit our house, and swept across all of our property, filling the irrigation ditch. Yesterday’s flood came from the river (eastern side). Earlier in the day (perhaps around noon) we had …

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Donkey Foot Stomp

That title sounds like some rough farm dance. But no, it isn’t. One of our jackasses stomped on my foot nearly 2 weeks ago when I was working with the farrier. We have the farrier out about every 6 weeks to trim the boys’ hooves. Bucky wanted to be first, as usual. So, we put …

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Goats and the Garden

I have goat pictures for you! Yes, that means you are special. After much debate, we have decided to not do a big garden this year. the river, from where we get our irrigation water, is already pretty darn low. We will be doing a smaller garden….in the berry patch. The berries don’t seem to …

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Albuquerque Renaissance Faire 2014

Last month, I went to my first Renaissance Faire ever. My Main Man (M3) – and yes, he asked to be called that – use to go to such faires and festivals along with SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) often as a kid and teen. It was the live equestrian jousting. That is what drew …

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Goose Egg Hunt

Yep, it is that time of the year where the geese are laying eggs. First, I had to find their nests. Luckily, I spotted one when Mother goose was sitting on it making me an egg. We got several of our geese late last year when they were not in mating season. we knew we …

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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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