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The Brief but Spectacular Life of Emily the Cow

December 16th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Blog

The day before Thanksgiving the animals went out to graze but Emily, our Jersey cow, was nowhere to be seen among them. I found her lying on her side in the mud in front of the shelter in the main paddock. The vet who arrived a couple of hours later declared Emily hypothermic. With record […]

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Cold Weather Complications

February 12th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Blog

I’m sure it’s karma. We gloated when we installed a new, top-of-the-line water hydrant next to the livestock paddock. No longer would we have worry about the water freezing in the middle of winter. And we were rewarded for digging up the old hydrant–until a few weeks ago. For no apparent reason, the new hydrant […]

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Astounding Goat Break-In

October 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Blog

It began with a knock on the door. “Have you lost a goat?” asked a neighbor who lives down the road. “A small white one with a big yellow ear tag?” I couldn’t imagine how one of our goats might have gotten loose. More importantly, our goats don’t wear ear tags. But I agreed  to […]

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