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Great Pyrenees Puppy

Great Pyrenees Puppy

Kim and I have talked, at length, about getting another Great Pyrenees puppy. Really, since before we even brought Akuna onto the farm, having two Great Pyrenees LGDs has always been part of the conversation. In the whirlwind that has been our lives over the past two years, though, it never seemed like the "right time" to bring another dog…
Don’t Count Your Chickens…

Don’t Count Your Chickens…

We all know the old saying, right? Don't count your chickens before they're hatched. And so, we've got 43 eggs cooking in our brand new incubator (as of last night) and are super curious to see how many actually hatch :-) Twenty days and counting! Also, if they all hatch (or even if most of them hatch) and you're local…
Warm December Days

Warm December Days

There is a cold front moving in as I type this but I can't really complain. . . We have experienced an unseasonably warm December has been absolutely gorgeous! Light jackets, tons of sunshine, and plenty of opportunities for running / jumping / sweeping / watering /pure fun filled outside play. I'll happily take the moisture that is headed our way…
Breeding Season

Breeding Season

Breeding Season appears to have actually been made up of just a few short Breeding Days. . .at least for Mama and Lucy. . . Since Ricky's arrival, our three ladies have been in such a tizzy! Though in heat right before he got here, they all swiftly went back into heat and all had their peaks within days of…
Blue Eyed Buck

Blue Eyed Buck

So. . . This happened yesterday: Kim and I have talked at length about our next steps with this little herd of ours and the answer is that we have no definitive answer yet. We know we love keeping our three ladies. We know Mama is a pain in the ass on the stand. (We are still hopeful that will…
Milking Mama

Milking Mama

Mama Mello is a pain in the ass on the milking stand. I don't mean a little persnickety, or tough to get up on the stand, I mean kicking, screaming, falling down on purpose, ridiculousness. If my Homesteading Dreams weren't so tightly wrapped up in her I might give up entirely... But damn, her milk is good! Let me back…
Red Delicious Apples

Red Delicious Apples

There's a gorgeous old apple tree on the property that is incredibly prolific and massive in size.  It maintains its green leaves and produces good sized apples much later in the season than the other trees and is home to the gorgeous Nuthatch bird I asked for your help identifying earlier this year. And yet, we had no idea what variety of…
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