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Thinking about 2011 has me thinking about 2012, 2013, etc. because I’m a compulsive planner, even if I rarely stick to those plans.  The day I found out I was pregnant with Alston I made a spreadsheet to figure out how old I’d be when he graduated high school.  It’s like being OCD and simultaneously […]

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In an ideal world, here’s what next year should look like… January: Return Zeus, the rent-a-ram, to his rightful owners and cross our fingers that all the girls are preggo.  Hopefully collect our first eggs from the chickens. February: Start fencing off the woods from the pasture in preparation for moving the pigs, assuming we […]

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It seems like every year there’s one big thing that gives shape to my life.  In 2005, Will bought the restaurant.  2006 was the year of the wedding (ours and 5 others).  2007 was all about work – Will bought a second restaurant, I took on a new role that handed way too much responsibility […]

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Despite my recent absence, things have been cooking along here at the farm.  In fact, I’m going to borrow from a friend and serve up this update list-style… – Will finished converting the floating deck/hippie hut/tea house structure at the top of the hill into a run in shed for the sheep.  He only needs […]

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After much effort, we finally have a livestock guardian dog. According to the rescue group, our Great Pyrenees is about a year old.  She was found wandering by the side of a road, completely emaciated, back in August.  She was being fostered at a small farm in North Carolina and nursed back to health.  We […]

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Next week Will is driving down to North Carolina for the Great Pyrenees, but until she becomes the inevitable center of attention, I thought I should let you know how the other not to be eaten animals are doing as of late. Delilah is definitely queen bee.  Watson follows her around like a lost puppy […]

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