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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...

Learn Ranching by Volunteering

Written by: Bobbie
January 15, 2017

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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 you that have been acquainted with us all this time know we started with Tennessee 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 is Hard to Have Them Go

Written by: Bobbie
August 18, 2015

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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 bath and hooves trimmed. Then we put tags in their ears. Next we banded these Continue reading...

Is it hot and rainy enough for you?

Written by: Bobbie
August 3, 2015

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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 helped. We have the jelly on hand in our Country Store and still have frozen Continue reading...

Vendors and Friends of the Mayhaw Festival

Written by: Bobbie
April 28, 2015

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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 more commonly know as the Pasture Wizard will do pasture, weed and garden consultations as well Continue reading...

Mini-Myotonic Goats

Written by: Bobbie
April 9, 2015

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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 blue eyes. Jewel’s two little girls were¬† born Saturday, April 4. There aren’t any photos Continue reading...

Mayhaw Festival Plans

Written by: Bobbie
April 8, 2015

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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 crop again this year. We are adding some interesting vendors this year. Something for the Continue reading...