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Packing on the pounds

Goats eating honeysuckle

A month after finally weaning her daughter, Artemesia is starting to put a little fat back on her bones.

It's handy to have
weight tape figures to reassure me that my gut feeling is right --- our doe is a little fatter now than she was in November.

Hopefully she'll be fatter yet in January and February, ready to give body weight to the next set of babies when they come to call this spring.



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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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