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Sometimes life comes in a big yellow bucket…

So...let's take a quick detour from talking about goats to taking about those little surprises in life that sometimes come in a big yellow bucket. Elijah stuck his head in the door yesterday...he looked a bit odd.  Actually, about half of his body was in the door but...

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Gardening Organically with Essential Oil!

Organic Gardening with Essential Oils and More! Join  Bill and I this coming Tuesday night (June 21, 2016) at 6:00 pm at River of Praise Fellowship on Bernard Ave. in Greeneville to learn how to use essential oils to deter pests and disease in the garden while...

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The scary thing about Caseous Lymphadenitis

According to the [easyazon_link identifier="091191093X" locale="US" tag="tnfarmgirl-20"]Merk Veterinary Manual[/easyazon_link], "Caseouslymphadenitis (CL) is a chronic, contagious disease caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. " CL causes...

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The trouble with goats…

I love having goats on our homestead.  I love the spring babies, I enjoy milking the mama goats and I really enjoy using the milk to make cheese and soap. However, goats can be a bit of trouble in a variety of ways and I want you to be prepared.  It's best to know the...

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All about goats! The good, the bad and the scary!

We've had goats almost non-stop for 17 years! You have to admit that goat babies are the cutest babies on the farm!  Take a look! Is this first little one not the cutest thing you've seen today? My boys used to call these airplane ears! Early morning sunbeams caught...

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A Season of Change

We're in a season of change here on the farm....so many things are happening it's hard to keep up! Our addition to the farmhouse is almost done...just a few little things left to do here and there...it's been a long road. We started this last October and hope to be...

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Snow!!

So...we were supposed to get a couple of inches of snow.  However, the storm forgot to quit when it was supposed to and we got almost a foot of snow. This is not supposed to happen here in beautiful Tennessee.  We live in the south for goodness sakes! It is beautiful...

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I’ve lived in a basement for 17 years!

Surprised?  It's true...for the last 17 years our living room, dining room and kitchen have been in a basement.  A basement with just one small window...can we say depressing? When we purchased the farm, I found a set of plans rolled up on the kitchen counter.  It was...

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2016 The Year of Adventure!

2016 looks to be packed with adventure! There is so much happening on our farm and in our lives, I don't know where to begin! Here are some of the adventures that are on our horizon... In just a few weeks, we celebrate our first wedding anniversary! We are making some...

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2015 – The Year of Change!

It's hard to believe that we are at the beginning of another new year!  If I had to give a theme to the year 2015 it would have to be the "year of change". So many things changed for me personally in 2015.  I went from a size 18/20 to a size 14! I can't tell you how...

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He’s Dragging Me Kicking and Screaming….

I'm talking about my social media guru (aka my son Jeremy).  He's been working here at the farm lately and talking to me about the fact that I'm a social media dinosaur.  I told him I was on Facebook...is there more? Evidently quite a bit more!  So as he drags me...

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The Greenhouse Project

The first project The Farmer chose to work on was my greenhouse. For several years before I met The Farmer, I took care of special needs foster children. The gardens and my greenhouse were sorely neglected.  I'm talking really neglected....like there was a tree...

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