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Refilling the well of sweetness

Goat on chicken tractor

Although Artemesia is (hopefully) six weeks into her first pregnancy, she's still a kid at heart. So while her herdmate munched on oats and honeysuckle, Artemesia jumped up on the tractor to take a gander at the chickens, then she wandered over to check out our Goat on woodsplit-wood supply.

Abigail, on the other hand, kept her head down and ate as fast as she could. Although dried off now, a summer and fall of milking took a lot of weight off our doe's bones and she's only started putting the fat back on in the last week or two.

So I guess each goat knows what she needs. Abigail needs fresh, undried nutrition, while Artemesia needs fun to refresh the sweetness lamp she shines so gracefully over our farm. Good thing a half an hour out of the pasture can easily provide both!

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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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I am going shopping, seeing a couple of little doelings this weekend. I hope i luck out with one as absolutely darling as Artemesia.
Comment by Deb Thu Jan 14 22:52:44 2016

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