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We’ve had over three inches of rain in the past week, which has quite an impact on the farm. The pond has swollen over its boundaries, creating a small stream through the middle of what will be our garden.  As you can see, Alston rather enjoyed this development.  Unfortunately, that means it will be at […]

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I assumed that moving to a farm would help me downgrade my shopping habits.  After all, what use would I have for another J. Crew blazer?  Largely, this assessment has been true with one major exception – shoes. Because 80% of our land is either covered in poop (thanks sheep, pigs, ducks  and dogs) or […]

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It’s been raining since last night, the sort of March rain that is two notches down from torrential but never lets up.  It’s a marathon rain. The good news is the basement isn’t flooded.  The bad news is that there’s still some water getting in.  The ugly?  We’ve run out of ways to entertain the […]

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Will is laid up with what may very well be the flu.  He thinks it just a cold, but he’s ache-y, and while Alston and I are sniffley, we also got flu shots unlike a certain husband of mine.   Which is to say, I got to do all the animal chores today.  None of which […]

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That’s the rounded version of how much we’ve spent in farm expenses thus far.  I should clarify and say that’s the amount of receipts we kept stuffed in a drawer, which I’ve now keyed into a spreadsheet because I’m type A like that.  And I want our accountant to like me. Infrastructure: Over $10,000 was […]

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My husband did an incredibly responsible thing – he scheduled a visit with our local extension agent to make sure everything looked okay around the farm.  Here’s a brief run down. Sheep The good news is everyone looks healthy.  The not so good news is that we may not have enough pasture to support 5 […]

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