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The title of this series, “Hallelujah Bye and Bye” is from the song, “I’ll Fly Away” which is one of my favorite songs and is a song about parting from this world. This Farm update in 5 parts was written in the wee hours the night I heard that our beloved dog Watson had been […]

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The Chickens have had the least development of the lot. They continue to grow nicely and seem quite happy and healthy. We expect eggs within a months time and are excited to begin providing them to the restaurant. The chickens are in a poly covered hoop house that is located within the fenced paddock area […]

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The sheep (five of them) have had a ram running amongst them since the beginning of December. This is a rented Ram and he will be returned in a week or so. The pest problems are not as dear with sheep as they are for pigs. The sheep are finally warming up to me. They […]

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The pigs are fattening up nicely. They have finally grown large enough to expose to the larger electric fence enclosure I had originally set up for them. When I first let them into this yard, the test pig looked at the electric wire and then walked right through. This led to a comical scene of […]

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I will post this update in a series of posts all week because I have written too much here for one piece. This is an in depth update of what we are doing and thinking these days ending in the gravest tragedy we have suffered yet. I hope you will enjoy catching up with our […]

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A week from Thanksgiving and where have we landed thus far? The three pigs (Wilma, Betty and Blossom Dearie) are fattening nicely in the lower pasture on organic feed from local grain carrier Countryside Organics. They were too small for the elaborate electric fencing I had set up for them originally so I have them […]

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Things have really leveled off here since my last update post entitled “Disaster.”  I have fortified the strongholds, purchased anti predator gadgets, kept my rifle a little closer to my side and out from all of this something has worked. We do have to catch the remaining six ducks every night by hand and put […]

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I read somewhere of a shepherd who, when asked why he made, from within fairy rings, ritual observances to the moon to protect his flocks, replied: “I’d be a damn’ fool if I didn’t!” These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, […]

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