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Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by NH Homesteader, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Jul 9, 2018
    NH Homesteader

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    Well we half moved the pigs. We moved Stanley and Charlotte to fresh grass but haven't split them up yet. Don't really have to until the gilt is in heat anyway. We'll get them swapped this week. Got some old goat fencing torn down too.

    I'm having a down on farming week. That means I have to go read some books or watch some documentaries on the yuck they sell in grocery stores. That always helps!
     
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    Oh no - no down on farming. Maybe it's just "tired" of farming cuz you have so much on your plate all day every day! Hopefully milking once a day will start to relieve some of that! Definitely go read some down on grocery store and the crap they want us to eat books!

    So is the gilt going in with Stanley when she's in heat????
     
  3. Jul 9, 2018
    NH Homesteader

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    Yeah I'm just tired. No biggie!

    Actually literally just now we changed our plan, lol. We were going to put her in with him asap for babies before winter. We just decided to wait and put them together in November for spring piglets. Then Charlotte can stay with her summer babies all winter (minus the ones we sell) and Stanley can stay with the gilt all winter. She needs a name but we can't find one we like!

    We're looking for one of those garage in a box things, I think if we put hog panels inside to keep them off the sides and pile hay in, it would be a great winter hut for them...
     
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    Hard to get enough rest when you're dealing with a little one, a little genius and all the critters!

    But, I get the same way, lol. It passes...mostly. My recent down-sizing urges ...
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Lol you sound like my wife. I.looked.out the window and what did I see? A.buck humping a doe -:lol
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Yeah... Texas is too hot! Lol

    Thanks those are good prices but I don't see one that looks like it would handle the snow load. Dang snow. Always making life more difficult (and expensive).
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Consider a cattle panel hut. They are curved so snow will slide off better. Besides, easy & relatively inexpensive. You probably have everything there already.

    It would be GREAT to have enough living close to be able to share the benefits of what each like to do best. Gardens, milk, eggs, meats, work help, tools, equipment. Yep. Used to be called family -- when everyone lived close & did this. Our family is just way spread out physically -- not verbally or emotionally. :)

    We all need a break in routines sometimes. You have a lot of demands on your time with 2 youngins, DH & farm. Moms are almost always stressed because of the needs of everything that everyone else has. Makes it difficult to have your "own" time. Plus, you home school. 24/7/365 there. No matter the love, you need a break!:hugs
     
  9. Jul 11, 2018
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    Well, the GG's still have worms. So, ivermectin it is. And recheck in 2 weeks. And move them to fresh ground again. Ugh. These goats are getting expensive!

    While parking at the vet we saw a doe and twin fawns! Still had their spots. It was great! DD1 was thrilled!

    I'm so tired. DH is making pork burgers stuffed with chevre for dinner, I made a quinoa salad to go with. Yum!!
     
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    Sounds delicious! Your GG's will level out and be ok. They have a GREAT goat Mommy taking care of them.
     

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