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Blooms! Blooms! Blooms! On the Mayhaw Trees

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Unless there is an unusual weather phenomenon, it appears we will have a great crop of berries.  The Mayhaw trees began blooming earlier this month and now are covered in leaves. Fred went out to see how they were looking, however, it is too early to find berries. We will be checking each week. The […]

The Chicken or The Egg?

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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 peafowl eggs I’m trying to hatch for a friend. Recently daughter Marcia brought me the […]

This and That

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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 set of three is still here along with Princess Isabella’s set of twin girls. I […]

Good news – Bad news

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Lots of babies being born. Two sets of triplets from the Nubian Dairy girls. Lacey had hers on February 19, 2 girls and a boy and Queenie had her 2 girls and a boy on February 20. I helped Queenie with the boy. The first one was born about 1:30 PM. I was watching her […]

Lake Ella Growers Market November 16

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM   This week we are featuring fresh Organic Cranberries from Maine at $8.00 a pound. There will also be some Cranberry Sauce with special spices for the holidays. This is not just your usual sugar and water recipe, it’s my secret recipe. Of course, the ingredients […]

Where do we start……

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So many things have happened in the last two weeks that this may be just one long rambling blog. Lake Ella Growers Market First, yes we will be at Lake Ella Growers Market this coming Wednesday, October 26 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Lamb, goat, jelly, jams and honey. Stop by for samples. New […]

Just a Quick Note

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The days immediately following a big event are time to rest, recover and catch up on all the things that got put off while getting ready for the event. This is just a quick note to say that we will not be at Lake Ella this week. We’ve had some serious and mysterious interactions with […]

Rain Wonderful Rain and How It Affects the Ranch

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Thank you tropical storm Lee. We all appreciate the 1″ of rain on Sunday and more again this Labor Day. A welcome respite from the drought covering this area of the south. It is messy for the boarding dogs and they are spending more time than usual inside. They get taken out for a quick […]

Well it seemed like it was going to be a quiet week……

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……however, folks came to check out the “Country Store”. They were interested in goat and lamb but also wanted to tour the farm. We do that whenever folks ask and if we have the time. One of the young women was interested in seeing the chickens and I directed her toward the coop where a […]

Snake in the Chicken Coop!

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Did you read about the Snake in the House a week or two ago? Well this week Fred found the parent in a nest in the chicken coop. That was on Thursday. Fred tried to grab it and get it in a bag but it was too big, strong and quick for one person. And […]