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Ranchers Journal – Thursday August 17, 2017

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 … Continue reading

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Ranchers Journal – Wednesday August 16, 2017

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 … Continue reading

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I’m Famous!

Son Phil in Balch Springs, Texas was listening to PBS in the background while reading the paper one fine Sunday morning last August. He heard them say something about Florida Food Safety and looked up to see a glance of … Continue reading

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Turkens or Naked Neck Chickens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Neck I don’t usually start an article with a link but it is a lot easier than rewriting the information by Wikipedia, and they give such a good description. We have 25 hens and 1 rooster of this breed. First … Continue reading

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Tidbits and Thumbnails

Puppies Puppies are growing quickly and go for their 6-week check up in a few days. All have been spoken for but I know two other farmers that had Great Pyrenees and they have a few left of their litters. … Continue reading

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Golden Acres Ranch Walkabout

It is 85 degrees and still humid, and it has been a while since we’ve had a good rain. The pastures are crunchy under my step. I remember just a short time ago grumbling about too much rain. The sheep … Continue reading

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The Chicken or The Egg?

Well it is prolific egg-laying and chick-hatching time. There are two hens sitting on big piles of eggs they are nurturing. I’ve confiscated a few odds and ends here and there to put in the incubator right along with nine … Continue reading

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This and That

Cute baby goats and other fun things. One set of our Nubian triplets has found a new home. A family with human triplets wanted Lacey’s triplets. Both sets – human and goat – were two girls and a boy. Queenie’s … Continue reading

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Eggs-Eggs-Eggs and Other Tidbits

The roosters are crowing and the hens are producing. Way last summer we bought our annual pullet (female chicks) inventory. Fifty to be exact. It was a mixture of Rhode Island Reds and Buff Orpingtons. The company sends us an … Continue reading

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Ernie Our Newest Mascot

One spoiled goat and some other critters. Here is the latest baby at our farm. He is a fainting goat and actually came from a friend’s momma goat that had triplets. Ernie wasn’t getting his fair share of milk so … Continue reading

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