Archive for August, 2011

 

Farm Visit

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We went to get grapes last night at a farm in Brookneal. We needed to move our grapes last year and since they were getting old and no longer producing very many grapes we went ahead and did it. A couple survived and we also planted some new ones. Neither produced this year. The farm […]

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Is Mr. Guinea going to be a dad?

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Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Guinea went missing. Finally I could hear him way down in the bottom, near the spring. Monday morning she was missing and he refused to get out of bed. I tried to lure him with sweet talk and corn. Nothing worked. He hurt his leg several days ago so I […]

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Getting Ready for Irene

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As Irene heads toward the East Coast, everyone is trying to get prepared. How do you actually prepare for a hurricane? We are located in the middle of Virginia. If this storm is over 400 miles wide, we will definitely get something if the eye hits Virginia Beach. This will be our first major storm […]

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Letting the Guineas Out

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This weekend we decided to let the baby guineas out. We have had them since they were a couple days old. Guineas are very different than chickens. They always seem to be in a hurry. Not like the crazy White Leghorns we have, but always busy. We were a little concerned about letting them out, […]

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Marigolds

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I plant lots of things and many don’t make it. I like to experiment and see what I can get to grow. This past spring I tried out several things, these Marigolds held on and survived. I usually plant marigold seeds when I plant my tomato seeds. Marigolds are a natural pest deterrent. I can […]

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Butter

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Have you ever had homemade butter? It is one of the best things you can taste. Smooth, soft,   and sweet. I couldn’t wait to make some last night. I had so many things going on, but I couldn’t resist turning the butter cream into something different. I think it is exciting to take one […]

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Back to School

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Usually I will post about the developments on the farm, but today was back to school. Or should I say first day of school? Today was the first day of school for my grandson. He was not very happy about this new development in his life. He has never stayed away from home. He is […]

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Visit with our goat friends

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We went to visit our goat farming friends again yesterday.We always enjoy going to visit them. They have a great working farm and make us feel very welcome.They also teach us something new each time we go. We visited with “Annie”. She is the sweetest thing. She walks around with you and wants to play. […]

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Baby Turkeys

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So, we had an exciting afternoon. Donna, my daughter, decided she wanted turkeys. Her dad said NO. He does not want turkeys. Me…of course I want everything, lol. A friend of hers got a turkey over the weekend and she fell in love. She had to have it. Off she goes 40 miles away to […]

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Comments

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Please offer your comments and suggestions. This is all new to me and I would like to make it interesting for everyone. I am considering adding a recipe page so that everyone can add their favorite recipe.

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