Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tomato Rainbow

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Working Smarter

Deep cleaning the chicken coop is a big task, but it’s got to happen now and then.  Last year’s cleaning (when we first moved in) involved some nineteen wheelbarrows of rock hard decomposed litter and manure, and took the better … Continue reading

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Where’s Jax?

The goats’ current area includes the fairly large willow tree that fell in early June.  I cut up and moved some of it to clear a path after we got the new chainsaw, but there’s plenty remaining.  It’s been nice … Continue reading

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A Little Before and After

We realized that we have not been very good at showing the goats finished work. So I pulled up a little “before and after”. Next to shed before: Next to shed after: As in many parts of the property when … Continue reading

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Catchup Blogging

OK, so we obviously need to figure out how to balance getting stuff done in the warm long days with writing about it.  We want about 98% of our effort going toward the former, but in the last few months … Continue reading

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Updates: In the chicken run

The Divas have been living in the chicken sunroom for a while now. All of the birds have been interacting through the fences for a while and Josh and the kids convinced me that it was time for the divas … Continue reading

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Kids on a Log

Last weekend we moved the goats out of the chicken run area to clear part of the valley in front of the studio. The area has a bunch of fallen logs and the goats love to play on them. Our … Continue reading

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He who walks with goats

The barn cats and the goats appeared at Willow Bend about the same time. They shared shed space for quite a while and now that the goats are out and about we find that one kitty in particular always finds … Continue reading

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Bait and Switch-ster

In case we said anything to you, in print, in person, or by implication, about how cool Waste Management’s Bagster was, please note:  we take it all back! The idea behind the Bagster is that you can buy this big bag … Continue reading

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I spy….

  3 goats 2 turkeys 2 chickens 1 cat

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