The Farm

Teste Situations

Yesterday was another milestone here on the farm. Yesterday we sent our first lamb to freezer camp. Well, Troy actually did the deed. I was indulged in a state of panic getting product ready for market, as is the Monday norm. In between filling containers of body butter I glanced out the window towards the
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Homily to the Homely

Wherever there’s spray-free produce there’s also an abundance of ugly produce…it’s a fact. Things often go sideways when you grow without pesticides and chemical fertilizers. A little nutrient imbalance in the soil, a few hungry bugs, and you’ve got a recipe for homely produce. I’ve always tried to keep the ugly veggies for myself. Consumers
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The Price is Wrong

It’s veggie season again and that means those of us who sell produce at market have to step away from the fields and weeds for a few minutes every week to research prices. Consumers look for the best deals and selling any commodity requires competitive pricing on the part of the seller. There’s a fine
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Coming Clean on Responsible Ingredients

Over the 6 years that I’ve been making Tipsy Toad goat milk soap and body products the things that I make have evolved, and my ingredients have changed with that evolution. Selling at Farmers Markets I have the pleasure of one-on-one interaction with my customers. I get to hear first hand what they really love
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Meat is Murder?

WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS SOME GRAPHIC PICTURES OF MEAT PRODUCTION THAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE OR HARD TO VIEW. Meat is murder? Well, that depends on which definition you use, and which meat you’re referring to. Murder refers (according to dictionary definition) to the killing of another human. But the dictionary also describes “murder”
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22 thoughts on “The Farm

  1. I love the layout of your site!!! I’ve got a blog, but I’m not happy with Blogger. Can you refer me to the site you used for yours. It’s gorgeous.

    Lisa

    • Sue says:

      Thanks Lisa, this is a WordPress site and I’m using the Custom Community template… It’s very customizable, which I think is a must!

  2. jeff says:

    hi i live in new brunswick and planning to buy 2 pygmy goats. When do i have to get them disbudded and where can i get it done?

    • Sue says:

      They should be disbudded as early as possible, I usually do mine 3 or 4 days after they’re born. The longer you wait the less chance you have of disbudding successfully, so generally you do it as soon as the buds can be clearly felt. Most farm vets will do it, but if you ask around there are likely some goat owners near you who can do it, as well. Good luck!

    • jeff says:

      ok so 6 week is way to late

  3. jeff says:

    ok so 6 week is way to late

  4. Kaelen McCarthy says:

    Hello there, I got your guys name off maritime goats. I’ve been trying to located two ( or one for that matter) kinder doelings. We have chickens and quail and love it. I’ve been wanting to make the jump to goats and finally have convinced my wife. We have three small children under five so we wanted a smaller breed. Wondering if you might have a mini or two for sale sometime this spring/summer? Thanks, any info helps if no goats. I’ve been searching like a mad man, and have found one kinder doe but would never keep her by herself.

  5. MELISSA says:

    Hi There,

    Am unable to find any contact info on here, looking for information on your goats. Can someone please email me 🙂

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