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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...

Morning Chores

Written by: Christine
April 5, 2017

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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 Continue reading...

The Year of the Girl!

Written by: Bobbie
January 3, 2016

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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 Continue reading...

It has been a while . . . . .

Written by: Bobbie
September 8, 2014

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. . . . .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 back to normal. Well, normal for us at Golden Acres Ranch. We had lots of help this Continue reading...

What’s happen’ on the farm?

Written by: Bobbie
March 25, 2014

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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 Continue reading...

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

Written by: Bobbie
March 11, 2014

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. . . . . . 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 Continue reading...

Mayhaw Festival Dates Set

Written by: Bobbie
March 19, 2013

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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 Continue reading...

A Rain Story

Written by: Bobbie
August 19, 2012

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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 Continue reading...

Being a Shepherd Today

Written by: Bobbie
May 31, 2012

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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 Continue reading...