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Another Season....

We have finished kidding for 2024, there are 58 beautiful kids on the ground!!! Our numbers are outrageous and we will be working hard to get that under control in the next year. Kidding season will be greatly reduced.

Our cow herd has grown. Jewel, another Pineywoods has joined our herd, We have…

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MAJOR UPDATE

Its certainly been awhile since this has had any words added to it. 

The farm has grown like crazy. SO many lovely goats, jersey cows, another LGD....

We are milking 20 head of goats this year which is a first for us, with so many. We had 42 beautiful kids and still have a few for sale. My ho…

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Christmas 2018

WOW - so much has been going on!!  The farm is really shaping up! We have crossed fenced what used to be our huge front yard and now 1/2 of it is a pasture!! But the fence is gorgeous. I worked through the fall adding some raised beds on the OTHER side of the yard, one of the main reasons for the fe…

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New Addition - Honey Badger the LGD

It was a year ago, according to Face Book that we brought home our first LGD, Gracie the Great Pyrenees. LGD stands for Livestock Guardian Dogs, these are dogs that have been bred for generations for the specific purpose of guarding livestock against predators of any kind. Normally large dogs, wit…

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Goat's Milk Lotion

Looks like we will have a new addition to our great line up of products soon!!  Every thing seems to be holding together well with the Goat's Milk lotion.  I'm so pleased with how its held up and performed. Everyone that has been using it, loves it. I personally have done every thing in my power to …

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The Parrots

I don't post much about the Parrots.  They've been here so long I often forget they are very much a part of this farm life!!

Last September we started a big project. The old aviary was showing its wear and needed replacing. So we set out to build a new better aviary, only somewhere along the way G…

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These little girls have been such a fun group to have on the farm. They were born on March 14 about 7pm! Lucia, my first Nigerian Dwarf goat is their mama and Lil Hills Farm SFR Rainman, my first herdsire, is their Dad!! Rain is such a dream to own. He's gorgeous and sweet!! Lucia, was huge when we …

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GOATS MILK LOTION

I finally attempted some Goat's Milk Lotion. I've read alot of negative stuff about making lotion in general and especially Goat's milk lotion. So I just kind of skipped over the lotion process. Well, its been requested often, and I finally decided to check into it more in depth. 

I spent a few da…

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FLYING TIME

Seems like the only blog posts I write are posts about not having time to write blog posts!

So, its nearly the middle of May of 2017. It was still 2016 the last time I wrote. Go figure. We got GOATS the end of December!! The week after Christmas, Lucia and Daisy joined us via a road trip to North…

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Tis The Season!!

We have been BUSY around here!! So much going on as the seasons change.  We're about to have our first really cold snap here in Alabama.  All the bird buildings are buttoned up, so no body will be too chilly.  The greenhouse is in FULL swing, lemon tree has bloomed and has lemons, the lime tree look…

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SEPTEMBER!!!

I have no idea what happened.... but I never do. Its MIDDLE September, summer is gone, fall is approaching quickly. Such a nice time of year, the days are still warm but our nights have a nice coolness to them.

One of my favorite things as the nights cool, is to throw open a window, and stick a b…

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ITS AUGUST - WHAT HAPPENED?

Its so hard for me to believe its August!! I'm not sure what happened to July! Exciting things in the last month... lets see... We did our first Face Book giveaway, we had a nice little wooden box, made from re-purposed wood, those are so cute, and the box had a couple of our great soap, bath bombs,…

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The Baby Crush...

May brought us a BABY RUSH!!  How much fun is that?

It started around the first of April with a broody Barred Rock hen who decided to sit on about ten eggs. I had missed picking up eggs the night before so she had a nice group.  When a hen gets broody and she wants to sit, she will do it on one …

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A funny bee story...

There is so much going on at the moment, I noticed when I started I wrote on the blog three times in March, then once in April, once in May, I hope this isn't my only post in June!

I keep tapping away at this site and its shaping up well.  I have set up a market place on SquareUp for ordering but t…

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Progress!!

Its been a few weeks, the green house is up, the garden is planted, the bees arrived two weeks ago!! 

We set up our first wicking bed, which is a hydroponic type set up for a raised outside bed.  It seems to be working well. I planted it full of tomatoes, and peppers, some carrots, basil, chives a…

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Nosy Chickens make gray hair!!

So I've been working on a new business that I've wanted to do forever. One of the things I've been doing is making really nice hand made soaps. I started making soap back last September. Well, no one tells you just how MUCH is involved in bringing a retail product from scratch to sale. I have to buy…

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Easter Eggs, soap making, spring springing....

  My Easter egging was pretty successful today.  Of course there are 22 laying hens, and 5 duck hens, so we get alot of eggs. Today it was a box full!! think they were going to revolt if I had not picked up eggs today.  I learned some interesting things about chickens today... they are smarter than …

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Hard to believe....

Its hard to believe that we are past the mid point in March. The greenhouse is coming along nicely.  That will be a great addition.  The chickens are some happy hens, and doing their job, laying lots of eggs. 

I've been working on my bath bomb technique. and it does take a certain amount of prac…

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Getting started....

I've had a dream for a long time to have a small market full of fresh, hand made .... anything. So, a few years ago I set up a couple of bee hives and I bought some chickens.  You have to start some where.  Now I've got a nice group of egg layers, who turned out to make incredible pets, and a few du…

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