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Frik attacked

Posted by Angie on May 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Things have been going pretty well around here at the farm. We've been extremely busy with the Lucky 7 (our 7 new ducklings) and the Sweet 16 (our 16 new chickies) and our new gardens (and fighting the bugs and weeds).


It's just been "business as usual" --until this morning. Either Daisy or Duke (most probably Daisy) attacked Frik. It might quite possibly a life or death situatio...

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You lookin' at me?

Posted by Angie on April 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Yeah....I'm looking at you!



What are you going to do about it? Me and my homeys will KILL you with our cuteness.

Introducing the Sweet 16

Posted by Angie on April 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We have just added a few new residents to Ginger Goat Farm. Introducing the "Sweet 16":

Sixteen Buff Orpingtons (rather than the 10 Rhode Island Red [RIR] girls we currently have).


There is absolutely nothing wrong with my RIR girls, but it is time for some ...

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Destroying things

Posted by Angie on April 12, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

A change of events has been going on around the farm....Frik has been/is being a real SOB to Fran (I discussed it a bit in the March 19, 2014 post), but he is getting worse! Check out Fran's neck:

Awful, isn't? Her neck is raw and looks incredibly painful. Poor Fran (I am a huge Fran fan now).


I haven't reported on Daisy and Duke for awhile. They're fine. Actually, they...

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Baby ducks.....Nope

Posted by Angie on March 31, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Sad news to report from Ginger Goat Farm....Fran abandoned her clutch after nearly 3 weeks in. Even odder, NONE of the eggs were fertilized????


Stay tuned...

Puppy-Duck Throwdown

Posted by Angie on March 19, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Here's a quick preview of what we do to entertain ourselves around here:


PUPPY DUCK THROWDOWN


(This was filmed about a week and a half ago....Fran is no longer hanging around the pond...she's dutifully sitting on her clutch for the past eight days!!!!! Keep your fingers and toes crossed she can make it for the long haul.)

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One week down, three to go (hopefully)

Posted by Angie on March 19, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

One week ago--today--Fran started sitting, consistently, on her clutch (see last post). So, if she can hang in there for 3 more weeks (it takes 28 days for duck eggs to hatch), we will have a flock (or a brace, badelynge, or a bunch) of ducklings. It is SO exciting, but I have to share with you that Fran looks pretty worse for wear right now. She looks exhausted--and hot. We don't bother her too much, but when we do go back there and check on her, we can't help but feel for her.

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Baby ducks.....Maybe???

Posted by Angie on March 6, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a bit busy around Ginger Goat Farm for the past few weeks...with the addition of the Goat Cart (or GG; see February 19th post) we have had the opportunity to do some exploring that we really never had the opportunity to do before. We have discovered that the State land behind us is absolutely breathtaking. We have a whole new perspective--seeing it from a vehicle rather than slogging along in rubber boots and being pelted in the face by tree branches. All and all, GG has been...

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What in the world is GG?

Posted by Angie on February 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (1)

A few days ago, Billy was trolling around on Craigslist (if you haven't trolled on Craigslist, give it a try...you can find anything and everything on Craigslist) and found this:

"What exactly...

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Just another rainy day

Posted by Angie on January 30, 2014 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The winter weather has been a little crazy around here lately--hot and sunny one day, cold and drizzly the next. It seems like there is no rhyme or reason to it; I just have to roll with it day by day. The recent wacky changes in the weather sure affect my life a lot more now than when I lived in the city (or 'burbs). Before, a cooler, rainy day would just piss me off because the traffic to and from work (or the store or wherever I was going) was a lot slower (and the the drivers were a lot d...

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Ginger Goat Farm Guidelines

Posted by Angie on January 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, it's wintertime here at Ginger Goat Farm--which means (to us)--we have had 50 degree weather for THREE DAYS IN A ROW. I know, I know, most people think I am insane when I bitch and moan about 50 degree weather (especially when it has been in the single digits up North where I am from), but I have lived in Florida for 15 years (which I think makes me a native Floridian at this point) and my blood is thin.


Many times I ask myself how did I survive in Ohio in the winter?...

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Update on Princess Gimpy

Posted by Angie on January 13, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

UPDATE (from "Ginger Goat Spa, for hens" January 2, 2014 post):

 

Princess Gimpy is barely gimping. We can barely distinguish her from the rest of the girls. She's hopping on the roost bar every night and laying her eggs in the nest box (because, for the past 4 days, we have been getting 10 eggs).

 

It appears my "spa day" was effective (so, maybe I'm not THAT crazy).

Baking...the new frontier

Posted by Angie on January 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

In our quest to becoming true homesteaders, I am cooking most of our meals (and more and more of our food is coming from our ever growing garden). I am also baking bread. I had NO idea how easy and how few ingredients are in bread: flour, yeast, salt, and water. That's it. Amazing. Here is my third loaf (I added some sesame seeds [YUM]):

I am still pretty nervous about the idea of me c...

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Bittersweet Day

Posted by Angie on January 2, 2014 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (4)

It is a beautiful day out here at Ginger Goat Farm...a sunny day with white, puffy, cottonball clouds high in the sky and a gentle breeze. It's in the low 80's so, it has been a perfect day to "deep clean" the duck pen (as much as you can deep clean the duck pen) and to take care of some other odds and ends around the farm.

 

 

Anyway, while I was out pulling some weeds in the garden I realized that Sheila, one year ago today, died. Sheila was our dog that moved w...

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Ginger Goat Spa (for hens)

Posted by Angie on January 2, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year!

 

I am thrilled to write that I have a garden started...finally. As I have expressed before, gardening has been *challenging* out here (see April 10, 2013 post). Well, with the weather finally cooling off around here, I have a bonafide garden. Hooray!

 

As of right now, I have (successfully) started:

  • Lettuce
  • Green peppers
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussel sprouts (don't care, yummy)
  • Green s...
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Happy Holidays!

Posted by Angie on December 26, 2013 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

A very warm, relaxing, and safe Holiday Season:

From The Wanderer (and us) to you!


(Keeping this hat on her head long enough to take a picture was NOT easy!)

Wow...it's been awhile since I last posted...

Posted by Angie on December 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

October 30? Sheesh, time flies. It's been a blur these past weeks (err...months). Seriously. Nothing really earth shattering has been going on, just enough that everytime I get ready to sit down and post (and/or feel inspired by something that happened around here), something else diverts my attention (who knows?...it might be an unexpected, later-in-life onslought of ADHD). Whatever, I apologize for not sharing some of our stories lately. I WON'T let it happen again.

 

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A Delicate Situation

Posted by Angie on October 30, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I haven't posted anything for awhile; it's not because nothing has been going on--quite the contrary--we have been super busy pulling it together around the homestead. Among some of the things we have done include (finally) containing the chickens in a *luxurious* run of their own (i.e. we can now start a garden without them scratching/digging the hell out of it), hooking up the water solar panels, installing a PV syst...

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The 3-3-4 Corollary

Posted by Angie on October 15, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

You know, I learn something new (or disprove something I thought I knew) everyday out here on the homestead. Yesterday afternoon  turned into one of those days that I disproved something that I thought I already knew. Did you know that chickens (or really A chicken) will wander off from the flock? And when I say wander, I don't mean a few hundred feet, I mean like a mile away.

 

Yesterday started out like any other day...Billy was out-and-about t...

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More (Mis)Adventures of the Dynamic Duo

Posted by Angie on October 7, 2013 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Yesterday, while running errands, Daisy and Duke (aka the Dynamic Duo) were at it again:

Nice, huh? Not. (Daisy is on the left, Duke is on the right)

 

If you remember a couple of months ago (see July 19th post), D & D played their little "let's destroy something while they're gone" game before. Ultimately, we ...

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