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Freedom Ranger Meltdown

September 11th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Blog

Wow, it’s been four months since I last posted. I wasn’t meaning to take such a long hiatus–just wasn’t inspired to write, I guess, and the days, the weeks, the months drifted by in the routine of farm chores. The grass has been growing like crazy this year, with plenty of sun, rain and favorable […]

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Abort

April 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Blog

Recently we noticed something rope-like hanging off our Jersey cow Emily’s back side and feared something might have happened to her gestating baby. Sure enough, when the vet arrived and reached in he withdrew a dead fetus about three months old–meaning it had been in there dead for about a month. Fortunately, the aborted fetus […]

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Mamma Mia!

April 4th, 2016 · No Comments · Blog, farming

Our alpha ewe, Charlotte, was a failed mom. She’d been culled from the sheep farm where we bought her three years ago because of reproductive issues. Then she had still-born lambs two years in a row, one premature. The vet told us we shouldn’t allow her too breed anymore or risk serious health consequences. “She’s […]

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