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Trimmed Bonnets & Greased Shoes

Trimmed Bonnets & Greased Shoes

The question was recently posed to me: If Friday [payday] came and money was no object, what would you get for yourself? The only thing that I could think of was a cream separator*. That made me realize 2 things; firstly, I must be a farmer’s wife, and secondly, how blessed am I? A few months ago I did have a long list of all the things I wanted.  But I had let the “Things I Want” list masquerade as…

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New Arrivals

New Arrivals

There have been several animal departures over the last few months. With the sale of all of our Cayuga ducks, Marianne’s death, Mowgli & Maxwell’s decision to take off, and the fact that three of our four wethered bucks already have homes, we had room for a few more additions! Steve already let you all know about Peony, but we have a few others that have joined us recently. First came Gabe’s ducklings. Gabe earned $50 for participating in a…

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Buffalo Chicken Tenders “Recipe”

Buffalo Chicken Tenders “Recipe”

So, this recipe was supposed to appear during Lent as it’s my favorite Whole30 recipe.  In fact, we like it so much that it’s now a regular staple around here.  The following IS Whole30, but I’ve added ingredient swaps in italics in case you aren’t crazy doing Whole30 at this particular time. I’m going to give you fair warning – while I follow recipes fairly closely when baking, I’m a bit, shall we say, relaxed when I cook.  Over the…

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Dairy Goat Misconceptions

Dairy Goat Misconceptions

I love cows. When we were first talking about a dairy animal, I was really hoping for our own little Jersey or Dexter cow. Conceding that goats would probably be the more practical dairy animal for beginners was tough. Fortunately, Pepper and Flora have proven that just because “they” say all goats act a certain way, it’s not necessarily true.  I’ve been following several goat groups online, and have recently come to the conclusion that our goats don’t have any idea…

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Cheesemaking

Cheesemaking

This morning, I opened the mini-fridge that houses our milk (we store it in a separate fridge so we can keep the temperature colder without freezing all our produce) and discovered that there was no room for this morning’s milking.  We’ve never had an overflow of milk before, but I knew it would come at some point and have been eagerly awaiting it.  Extra milk means…homemade cheese! I found a simple recipe online, and while making cheese might sound impressive, I can assure you that anyone who has…

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