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puttin up fence

Puttin’ Up Fence


(This post first appeared on this blog in 2008 while we were still on the Arizona Homestead) I finally got to puttin’ up fence this year.  With rising gas and feed prices, I need to find more creative ways to keep everyone fed.  The most commonsensical thing seems to be to let the critters out to graze.  The neighbors, however,…

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Triplets!


We are blessed with so many miracles around the homestead.  Our old billy goat died over the winter, but he seems to have done his job before checking out.  The other day we went out to feed and discovered this. The other good news is that we will be back in fresh milk again.  Momma, Freedom, is our heaviest milker,…

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Hay Girl!


(half what we’d hoped for) For the last month and a half we’ve been dealing with hay issues. There’s no forage left, and with the cold weather, the critters are eating more, and that means TONS, literally, of hay. So in an effort to continue enjoying luxuries such as hot running water, DSL and phone service, we had to find…

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Ice Capades


A series of storms has been blowing through the homestead, keeping us cold and wet. We have to bring in enough wood to make sure it’s dry by the time we need to put it in the stove. Gusty winds have necessitated hanging the laundry inside to dry. We came up with a system that works pretty good. Mrs. D…

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March Already?


It’s March already! Where did January go? February? The Homestead has soaked up a good deal of rain and snow this season and we’ve collected as much of the water as humanly possible with a 5 gallon bucket system. Guttering all flat surfaces has suddenly moved way up on the priority list. We’ll post pictures and updates on our progress.…

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