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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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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 … Continue reading

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Learn Ranching by Volunteering

We’ve now been in the farming/ranching business for 15 years. I don’t count the first year we bought the place. That was mostly cleaning the property and getting our sea legs or should I say our “critter” legs. Those of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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It is Hard to Have Them Go

Two little guys saying goodbye to Mom The goal of having the cute little things is to send them off to new homes and make some money for the farm. However, I do struggle whenever they go. They had their … Continue reading

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Is it hot and rainy enough for you?

This and That The Mayhaw Festival has come and gone and was a great success. We had official counters this year and totaled 457 visitors over the two days. Yeah! for my great friends and family who jumped in and … Continue reading

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Vendors and Friends of the Mayhaw Festival

Jefferson County Extension and 4-H Biodegradable Plant Pots Youth and adults will be making biodegradable plant pots from newspaper. The Jefferson County Extension Service will also provide soil and sun seeds. Jed Dillard, Livestock and Natural Resources Agent Who is … Continue reading

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Mini-Myotonic Goats

More commonly known as Tennessee Fainting Goats. These are smaller than standard and will be registered. There have been five sets of twins born since February. So exciting! They are all just darling. Mostly girls and a number with bright … Continue reading

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Mayhaw Festival Plans

The pond is full and the trees are covered with leaves. I just haven’t gone out to see how the berries are progressing. However, the weather has been great with no late season freezes so we are expecting a nice … Continue reading

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