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Sue Doherty
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Kidding Countdown
Its been a busy year so far as time has flown by and it
seems only yesterday that Luxor the stud goat came to Stay. But now there’s only
5 days to go before Saffies kids are due and just enough time to start my kidding
countdown. As ever Saffies benign and ...
Kidding Countdown
Kidding Countdown
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Good bye Buffy
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Buffy the eggs layer - what's in a name?
I buried my oldest hen today. She was the first hen I ever
owned and lived to the ripe old age of 10. Her name was Buffy the eggs layer, though the was rarely
given her full title. She was known mostly as Buffy or Buf-Buf, often Buffao
and sometimes Buffle ...
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Life in Black and White
If there is one thing that sharing my home with with animals has taught me it's that life is far from Black and White. Nature has her own ideas and reserves the right to change direction at any time. This makes life a bit of a roller coaster for me from tim...
Life in Black and White
Life in Black and White
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The School for Naughty Piglets
As a regular contributor on a number of livestock groups I often find myself reading posts from exasperated owners of pet pigs appealing for help with their piggies bad behaviour. Many of these naughty pigs are Kune Kune so I suppose it's no wonder that I o...
The School for Naughty Piglets
The School for Naughty Piglets
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When Pixie Met the President
It was a big day for little Pixie when the President of the Ryeland flockbook society honored me and my flock with a special visit. This years President is Steve Hipps who is not only experienced in breeding and showing Pedigree Ryelands but is also a reall...
When Pixie Met the President
When Pixie Met the President
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Kune Kune - The best tasting pork ever!
Ok...perhaps the title of this post should end in a question mark rather than an exclamation mark but hey, its my blog and they are my Kunes so let me tell you why I think they are the best. If you don't know much about Kune kune pigs (pronounced Cooney Coo...
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Speak like a sheep
Among those who keep sheep there appears to be two schools of thought. One is that sheep are stupid animals who are committed to finding ways to die. The other is that sheep are smart and keen to ensure their own survival. Well they can't both be right can ...
Speak like a sheep
Speak like a sheep
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Turkeys - For life or just for Christmas?
June and July are the months for hatching turkey chicks and after mulling over the idea of raising turkeys for some time I finally took the plunge this summer with 6 beautiful Norfolk Bronze poults. Armed with with a pet carrier lined with clean straw, a fl...
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Little Blossoms Massive Moult
Every now and then I receive a frantic call from an
anxious new poultry customer to tell me that something terrible has happened to
one of their hens which has resulted in “all their feathers falling out!” I of
course inform them calmly and confidently that...
Little Blossoms Massive Moult
Little Blossoms Massive Moult
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