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    Gardner’s California Homestead

    Me too, she is the best dog and we were really worried about her. Ive had quite a few incubators, but only the inexpensive styrofoam ones. ive been drooling over this one for years. The hatching chicks never get old! :jumpy As far as the duck goes my husband is going to have it stuffed since its...
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    Gardner’s California Homestead

    The bucklings have been sold off, mama goat is missing them terribly. Been milking her a little each day to help with the full bag. Dont have alot of interest in her as a milk goat as her teats are so small and hard to milk, so just need to get her to dry up. The two doelings I'm retaining are...
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    Goat Shaman's Goats and other Critters

    I love the grey coloring, so adorable!
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch - homesteading journey

    We have a couple hives, my husband isnt allergic but like you he swells up like a balloon, after about 30 stings the reaction isnt as bad, which is interesting. So theres hope!! Lol, bees are pretty cool though.
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    A Jesusfreaks tales of farm life with four kids

    love the kids with the kunekunes... i need to get some of these someday :love
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch - homesteading journey

    Congrats on the babies! We so badly need the rain, but the mud is such a hassle.
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    Gardner’s California Homestead

    Happy new year @Senile_Texas_Aggie
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    Gardner’s California Homestead

    We had wonderful, crazy busy christmas. Christmas eve our pregnant dog started acting funny, restless, clearly uncomfortable. Me and her were up all night and she gave us 7 healthy puppies. 6 boys, 1 girl. She is young, only about 18 months old so i was concerned about how she would take to...
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    Gardner’s California Homestead

    We raised a pig this last summer but i came to my senses about the kunes lol. Im definitely going to put my pig dreams on hold. Ive got alot on my plate right now, and with the days being so short it makes it hard to get it all done after work. The kids are also starting their 4H turkeys in...
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    Gardner’s California Homestead

    Our last heavily pregnant doe gave us two bucklings last weekend. The kids are in baby goat heaven. All these babies already have homes in 8 weeks besides the two girls im retaining. Also got my Bakers Creek seed catalog so its been a busy week lol. i saved alot of my own seeds this year but...
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    Gardner’s California Homestead

    The garden is done, goats broke in and ate the tops of my carrots down to the dirt, and my broccoli. Grrr. Good thing they are cute. The strawberries have gone dormant. My peas are the only things chugging along and the frost has them looking pretty bad. Carrots were small but tasty and i love...
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch - homesteading journey

    Really? When i think of oak trees the first one is what i think of. By far the most common oak in this neck of the woods.
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch - homesteading journey

    In my non expert opinion yes. :thumbsup
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch - homesteading journey

    We have a black locust tree. has the pretties blooms, pink, HUGE! The bees love them. We had a late freeze this year and killed the blooms, i was so bummed. They are thorny, and the little suckers that grow at the bottom become huge thorny mess if you dont keep them trimmed back.
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch - homesteading journey

    Not that I know of. I think just the coastal live oak is protected in California. But it could vary by county.
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