Boss Bags Filled with Mature Manure — Compost Tea Bags

Our barnyard manure has been aged for at least three years, sifted at least three times, then packed into muslin bags. Our goats and horses contributed to this manure pile (aka Poop Mountain) so we can attest to it's authenticity and validity. Directions for Use All you need to do is soak one tea bag …

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Conversing with Mother Nature

ANOTHER snow system? Goodie. Look Mother Nature, out here at the ranch, we need running water in all the barns, so please keep the temperature above 35. Otherwise I have to haul water buckets to four different pens. Do you know how much water weights? Yes, of course you do. Sorry, I wasn't thinking. Well, …

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Minding the Garden Muses

I've tried. I've REALLY tried. Honestly, I tried. But I can't help myself. The Garden Muses own me. They tug at me unceremoniously until they get what they want. This year they're making me improve our chicken yard. Since it's in our front yard having a welcoming area makes sense. Well, it's actually a chicken …

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Toxic plants and goats

We recently learned that Johnson grass can be toxic in drought conditions. This too, may be contributed to their demise. We're now making a conscious effort to remove all toxic plants from our pastures before releasing the goats. Contrary to popular belief, goats cannot eat everything and anything. Our goats produce milk that we use …

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Our first teachers

Getting our first goats was an anxious time, but we were ready. Their shed and fenced area was ready. They had water troughs, feed, and hay. Getting their area ready was work but ... we had been living on the ranch for almost a year and only had a few chickens. It was time to …

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Ivan makes his appearance

This is a photo of this season's last baby. First-time mama, Reba, delivered a handsome BOY July 12th. Isn't he adorable!!?!?!!?!?! His name is Ivan, after a Nobel Prize winner in Medicine (why not start BIG), and he is another apple of our eye. Since this photo was taken, ALL the babies have grown and …

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