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Tether training

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Goat pulling against its leashNow that Punkin has moved on to his new home, I'm finally able to get back to tethering our herd in the morning while I garden. Artemesia was thrilled at the opportunity, but our little doeling wasn't so sure about the idea of collars and leashes.

She had a small fit, pouted for a while, then decided mimicking her mother was probably a better way to utilize her time. I figure by the end of the week, Aurora will be just as good at being tethered as Artemesia is.

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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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