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A FAMACHA card at long last


I spent the day Saturday at another excellent sheep and goat workshop organized by the local Extension Service. This one was specifically about internal parasites, and I came home with a FAMACHA card so I can test for barberpole-worm infestations the easy way on my home turf.

You'll need to attend a workshop yourself if you'd like your own card, but I'll share an update on the efficacy of chemical and non-chemical dewormers in a later post. Stay tuned!

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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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