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Goat rehab

Grazing goats

The antibiotics are starting to kick in, which means more energy for the things I enjoy the most...like taking out the goats.

Tire treads

Now that Artemesia's hooves are back to normal, she no longer minds walking across damp soil. So we've been following the Kubota tracks down the floodplain in search of prime forage.

Doeling

Aurora eats, but fills up fast. After all, she's still drinking milk twelve hours per day and isn't in need of much extra sustenance. I keep pondering weaning...then decide to table the issue for another day.

Goats

Cooler weather means I might let the girls stay out for nearly two hours on a Saturday afternoon. After all, who wants to go home when the sky is blue and the day is beautiful?



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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