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    Coffee anyone ?

    Coffee is very welcome this morning. Up at 5 :th Alarm set for normal 6:30 -- no one told the body. Guess body is not on DST, internally. I'm out in stores every day with working right now. Basically the customers are "few & far between", taking heed to State orders. At "going home from...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Came home to a doe WAITING to be milked, a herd waiting to be fed, 6 minis out of their field but, in my yard....and a yearling FF trying to kid. Yep -- farms are a LOT of fun! Corralled the minis, fixed their fence...moved them where they should be. Milked the doe, fed all and eventually...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Rain today -- all day. Nothing actually falling at this moment but, it sure powered down in the 2-6 AM time. WET out there!! More to come. Fed while there was a break and will soon leave for work. Might as well make a dollar, can't to anything farm here. OK, I could make more cheese but...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Did you use any for fresh eating? It is a dent corn but that looks prime & fresh shucked. I have a few of the lovely colored dents and have yet to plant. They bring good $$ at Fall sales for dried arrangements. Many don't realize they are for eating. LOL Only enjoying visually. Which...
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    How many goats?

    Mine sleep in family groups and take far less space than you may imagine! (Those kids snuggle right up with mom.0 These are large dairy breeds (Saanen & Nubian). Most stay outside except at night and during rain. Dairy has an aversion to rain!! LOL I use portable panels to make kidding...
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    Hi from Clifton Forge, VA

    Welcome! From VA.....SE section! I've been thru Clifton Forge many times. Many years ago, it was one of the routes to my grandparents in WV. I'm certain you will be full of good advice for us. We hope to do the same for you, should you need.
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    Hi from Beaverdam, VA

    Welcome from another VA goat lover! They are such special animals that some people just don't appreciate. Probably the "old goat smell" is a huge reason. They are super smart and have unbelievable memory! And are known escape artists. I raise the full sized dairy. Milking them is quite...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    @Baymule Oh, sorry about the "learning curve" of going back to work. It's that way for me when I've been slack for most of a couple months in winter. Hard to get back into the swing of it. Then, you have some "compromiseds" to work with. Enjoy your day at home! I know you are busy but...
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    I'm sure they are washed in alcohol. Now put them in a plastic sleeve and check your temp. OR put it into your armpit, arm down. HERE -- things are pretty normal for me. Yeah, some of my jobs are lost (no food demos, understandably) but, otherwise just the shelves slowly refilling, maybe...
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    Farmerjan's journal - Weather

    Great on the sales!! A lot less to feed & decent $$. It's always a tooth clincher at an auction. Who's buying, how much is there to buy, where you are in the line-up. Unless you go to these things, it isn't a real "known" thing. But -- I LOVE a good auction!!! Now, how's that ankle...
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    @mysunwolf I'm sorry to hear this is strongly affecting your family. The good side? You have milk. You can make cheese, yogurt, butter and ice cream! I have goats and do these things with my abundance of milk! Have chickens? There's eggs and meat. Make your own bread....if you can...
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    Farmerjan's journal - Weather

    Let's hope you get an early hay AND an extra cutting late!! Wouldn't that be fantastically unusual and timely? I think farmers deserve a decent year. Haven't had one in a while. Right? It would be a good year for you with a new ankle in use -- you could enjoy it. Haying would be a...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Geesh, seems unfair to charge anything since it isn't available to you. Hope it was a very small fee. BUT if paid and the system was taken over by the municipality, they may actually be responsible for the connection at the "normal" fee?? For ME -- private well is better, so long as they...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    I'd gladly share. Can't sell raw milk in VA. But can for craft or pets. LOL does your pet drive? Anyhoooo...drank a pint tonight. Delish. Some friends may possibly need some, depends on how things go. It's here if wanted. Fresh!!
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Ahhh-- coffee is hot, strong and good! Have some. Plenty of fresh goat milk and some sugar if you want that. Mine is straight up! Make some toast if you want, I'm not cooking this morning. Up at 5:45 so I could bag the cartons of eggs DD was taking to customers today. 10 dz out the door...
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    Same here! While working yesterday, the store mgr came & asked me if all was "ok" at home for me? I laughed -- thanks for asking! -- but, I'm way better off than most. Ya'll are out of TP, milk, eggs, bread, bleach, alcohol, peroxide, sanitizers.... I have plenty of all of that at home...
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    Mustard explosion and they’re still egg eaters!!!

    What Bee says is true. BUT -- I have had hens whose goal was to eat every egg. Yes, she waited AT THE NEST and as one laid, she was on it. Gone. Eaten. I removed her & found she was enjoying 4-5 a day. No issues after. Yes, an occasional gets broken & eaten as Bee describes but, not...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Yep..it will work!! We just never know what life will throw at us. Just don't like it enough to give up on the knee surgery too long. Sometimes back at work for a short term can offset those expenses nicely. One of the reasons I have see-sawed on still working....concern for unplanned bills...
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    C&D Farming..oh what a life!

    A @farmerjan says, purple? Too much pressure. So lower it and/or totally release it more often. I assume no pulsator? ??? what do you have now? Still, pressure too high. A few other thoughts -- Goats are individuals. The machine/hand choice is not just yours as they often prefer...
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    This morning reports say 45 tested & confirmed cases in VA. One man died a few days ago, also confirmed from testing, about 100 miles from me. He had respitory failure and ALSO had had lung issues for a long time prior to infection. Hopefully the shutdowns will allow time for things to...
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