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Archive for January, 2014

And Then There Were Two

by @ Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. Filed under Rabbits

Last April I needed more space in the calf barn, so I broke down my rabbit colony and moved them to the chicken house (the chickens having gone free range and choosing to roost in the calf barn). It was a bigger space and I thought it was going to work out well. At the […]

Dairy Cows Are Born Looking for a Way to Die

by @ Wednesday, January 15th, 2014. Filed under Cows

They really, really are. And I say that from the standpoint of someone who has actually worked with cows. So many of the “abuse” videos I see include cows being smacked with ropes, or kicked, or drug around using a skid steer. Apparently there are people who have never worked with these animals, who believe […]


by @ Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. Filed under Cows, Farm Life

It’s cold. Not just cold, but COLD. Temperatures below 0, wind chills as low as -25. And not just at night: we’re having highs barely above 0, with wind chills below. Winters around here aren’t usually picnics, and I admit we’ve been spoiled by the above average numbers so far. Most days have been above […]


by @ Saturday, January 4th, 2014. Filed under Horses

Poki came home with us! I figured he would. In searching for any info on him, I found an ad for an icelandic that was for sale this summer. Ern called and ended up talking to the previous owner for nearly an hour. Along with learning some basic things about icelandics, the prior owner claimed […]

Poki Update

by @ Friday, January 10th, 2014. Filed under Horses

Poki is starting to settle in. He’s been allowed to join and eat with the herd, and I’ve seen him playing with Bill. He remains friendly and easy to catch, so that’s good. My new girth did arrive Wednesday, and I took Poki out for a short ride. I think the saddle fits him fine. […]

Ponies Rock

by @ Sunday, January 26th, 2014. Filed under Horses

Boniface has his moments of sheer stupidity. But sometimes he also has moments of sheer brilliance. Today was a brilliant day. Like so many years, firewood just didn’t get cut. Around here projects get done when they become critical, and when it’s 80 degrees and sunny and the hay needs in, firewood goes on the […]

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