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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 did this morning was to make an extra trip to check minerals. The goats need […]

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 are doing fine in our brooder. They are the standard gray/brown breed that we have […]

Morning Chores

Hi all. This is Christine. I’ve been here a year now, and I’m finally in a position to do more ranch work. I’ve been feeding the animals in the mornings and taking care of the chicks. It’s hard to take photos and feed the animals at the same time, but I’ll do my best. Here’s […]

The Year of the Girl!

That’s goat girls not people girls. We have sixteen new goat kids so far and only two are males. I’ve been told that nature knows when there are too many little males and gives us all females. Sounds like an “ole wives tale” to me but I’m happy. Mini Myotonics The photo on the left […]

It has been a while . . . . .

. . . . .since our last conversation and a lot has happened. I was worn out after the Mayhaw Festival. It is fun to do the harvesting and have everyone come but it is always nice to get┬áback to normal. Well, normal for us at Golden Acres Ranch. We had lots of help this […]

What’s happen’ on the farm?

Or the Joy of Owning Sheep & Goats Rye Grass for the Goats Our local Extension Agent, Jed Dillard, has been urging me to overseed pastures for several years. I finally listened and gave it a try last November. It has been a cool and wet time since spreading the seed but I did exactly […]

Lambs, Kids, Chicks and Puppies. . . . . . . .

. . . . . . wow, got these first words on paper. Now there is no stopping. So much to write about here at the farm. Lambs Lambs started arriving in January. Not as many this year as we would like but those out there are growing fast and furious. Next week we will […]

Mayhaw Festival Dates Set

Saturday – May 4- 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sunday – May 5 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM   The four days of rain filled the Mayhaw Pond. The frogs were so happy. It sounded like a buzz saw running when I went outdoors at night. We did worry about the last cold spell […]

A Rain Story

Well it is early Sunday morning. Fred and I are sitting in the truck listening to the rain hit the roof. The sheep are all safely inside the trailer waiting to be let out to eat fresh grass. Fred fibbed this morning and told the rams (male lambs) they were going to Disney World. So […]

Being a Shepherd Today

There is so much wild grass and weed at the front of the property and it is not fenced. It is excellent feed for both the sheep and goats. It takes our physical presence to let the flock or herd into the area. So, this morning, I’m giving it a try. Sheep are pretty much […]