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Jane Kinzie
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Summer Chick Project for Kids
For a young entrepreneur like my son Caleb, age 7, raising and selling chicks can be a wonderful summer project that teaches responsibility, compassion, finances, and work ethics.   Partridge Cochin chick For the last two years raising day old chicks was my...
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Morning Chores
I have mentioned that we have 9 1/2 acres of land.  On this land we now have 1 dog, 3 cats, 18 chickens, 3 ducks, 2 horses, and 2 goats plus 2 small raised bed gardens.  The homestead is not even close to being self supporting, so I call it my hobby homeste...
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The Little Goat House that We Built
 Well, it took nearly 8 months, but here on the day before my Mini LaMancha goat doelings arrive, I have finally completed the goat shelter! The shelter is 8 feet x 6 feet and is on skids so that we can pull it around with our tractor.  I got the basic i...
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How Expensive Are Horses Anyway?
  "How expensive are horses, anyway."  When people find out we have two horses, this is one of the first questions I generally hear.  Honestly, the answer depends on quite a lot of different factors.  I can only answer based on what our horses cost with our...
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New Mini LaMancha Doelings have arrived!
  I am absolutely thrilled that our new Mini LaMancha goat doelings have arrived!  Please meet our new dairy goat additions - Mary and Martha.  They are so cute and so full of mischief that I am having problems getting anything done other than playing with ...
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The Little Goat House that We Built
Well, it took nearly 8 months, but here on the day before my Mini LaMancha goat doelings arrive, I have finally completed the goat shelter! The shelter is 8 feet x 6 feet and is on skids so that we can pull it around with our tractor.  I got the basic idea ...
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How Expensive Are Horses Anyway?
  "How expensive are horses, anyway."  When people find out we have two horses, this is one of the first questions I generally hear.  Honestly, the answer depends on quite a lot of different factors.  I can only answer based on what our horses cost with our...
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Mini LaMancha Goats Coming this Weekend!
So in writing about what is coming up next for my little homestead in Pungo, I mentioned the possibility of dairy goats.  The dairy goat plan is now a reality, and I am so excited! Coming this Saturday:  Meet Ein Geti's Opal and Ein Geti's Opera (officia...
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Whatever the Weather: Caring for Horses through the Seasons
This is going to be a longer blog then usual, but I think it will have a lot of information that is useful, especially to new horse owners.  I've added sub-headings so, hopefully, you can browse and use just the info that you need!  The information in this ...
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