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Meet the Goaty Girls Part Two- Marigold the Dairy Diva

When it comes to udders Marigold is our powerhouse around here. She has a well proportioned udder and good definition in her suspensory ligament. Her capacity is great and she is an easy milker. 246 more words

Country Living

Out with the Lion in with the Lamb.

March 6, 2015

The snow on the prairie is coated with a thick layer of ice making nature photography near impossible.

When each step pierces the silence with a sound like shattering glass, my chances of sneaking up on wildlife are greatly… 154 more words

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The Crystal Palace

The storm of yesterday has passed, again creating a snow covered swathe diagonally up across Virginia and to the north east.  Today the sun is brilliant and the day so far is frigid.   318 more words

Chickens

Shopping Day and the Jamaican Male

I’m heading out. It’s a sunny day, breezy, not terribly hot, pale-blue sky, a scattering of clouds–beach weather.

I’ve already hung out the morning’s laundry. Yes, in JA, we use up the free sun. 1,171 more words

Island Living

Preparing to kid. Not joking.

It’s time to be thinking about kidding.  Goat-kidding.  Birthing.

Jethro, the buck, came to visit November 3 thru February 1.  Gertie was in heat November 3.   207 more words

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Photo-A-Day: Ground Level

The weather has been so nice the last few days that I’ve been able to walk the dogs outside everyday so far this week! Today, we did a little more exploring than walking but we still enjoyed the beautiful weather as the sun shines and the birds sing. 68 more words

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