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Farm News

A Sprinkling of Mayhaw Berries

Written by: Christine
April 23, 2018

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This is how the harvest begins. Some of the berries are ripe and they fall from the trees. We have various ground covers, a parachute, tarps and shade cloth, spread out to catch them from the trees that are ripening first. We’re not thrilled with the number of berries we’re seeing this year. Only about Continue reading...

Call for Participants Mayhaw Berry Festival

Written by: Christine
April 3, 2018

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Are you a local Crafts Person, Agricultural Producer, Business or Musician? Do you have an Ag-related, Nature, Community or Craft class you’d like to schedule during the Festival? Do you want to Volunteer? We would love to have you! Arts & Crafts, Ag Producers, Local Businesses and Civic Organizations We have an average of 500 Continue reading...

Felting Class

Written by: Christine
December 5, 2017

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So many people expressed an interest in learning how to felt at Market Days, that we decided to have a felting class – in time for Holiday giving. We’ll be focusing on our popular sheep-faced dryer balls, but will help you felt anything you want to try. Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 2:00 PM Cost: Continue reading...

10th Annual Farm Tour

Written by: Christine
October 10, 2017

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The Fall Farm Tour is this weekend. Since this newsletter is so late, we hope you’ve heard about it on TV or radio, and seen the booklets where you shop. We will be open… well, we’re pretty much always open. The Farm Tour will be happening from 10 am to 4 pm both Saturday and Continue reading...

Storm in Sympathy with Texas

Written by: Christine
August 26, 2017

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Last night we had a such a violent storm, I felt it was in sympathy with Texas. The lightning, especially in my second story bedroom, was blinding and constant. Between the thunder and lightning Bailey wouldn’t even stay upstairs with me. The power went out of course. It turned out to be from one of Continue reading...

Ranchers Journal – Thursday August 17, 2017

Written by: Christine
August 17, 2017

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Got started late and stayed out longer than I expected to. So this will be brief – or at least that’s the plan. Once I get to ‘talking,’ I find I have lots to say! One of the things I did this morning was to make an extra trip to check minerals. The goats need Continue reading...

Ranchers Journal – Wednesday August 16, 2017

Written by: Christine
August 16, 2017

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Highlights Got started when I wanted to this morning, about 7:30 AM. First the keets. Yes, we will have Guinea Hen keets for the Fall Farm Tour this year. Bobbie was able to find and hatch seven of them, which are doing fine in our brooder. They are the standard gray/brown breed that we have Continue reading...

Great Pyrenees Puppies for Sale

Written by: Christine
July 20, 2017

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Born April 19, 2017, we have two of India’s puppies left for sale, a male and a female. They have a clean bill of health and their shots from the Animal Medical Clinic here in Monticello. Great Pyrenees are large, working dogs that belong on a ranch with a job to do. They don’t herd Continue reading...

Watering the Chickens

Written by: Christine
June 4, 2017

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Chickens I went out to feed the chickens first this morning. They had enough feed still, but all the water canisters were ready to be filled. Since I’d been seeing some runny poops (we’re very ‘poop-centric’ here), I decided to add some apple cider vinegar to each. Just a quarter cup or so. Vinegar is Continue reading...

Quiet Sunday

Written by: Christine
May 28, 2017

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It’s a quiet time right now, ranch-wise. Animals to care for are at their minimum, the young and adult chickens are consolidated into one area, most of the puppies are gone and the weather is steady. All this is particularly noticeable after an event like the Mayhaw Festival. The number of people to care for Continue reading...