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November 11, 2011 - Goats, Clumping

It’s just who they are and how they roll.

November 11, 2011 - Book Grab Bag #4

I’m giving away “grab bags” of my books–see here for the details. Up for grabs today, grab bag #4! For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a grab bag. Eligible entry cut-off is...
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November 7, 2011 - The 2011 Woolly Worm Report

Not good: If you believe The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the longer the middle brown band on a woolly worm, the shorter and milder the coming winter. The shorter the brown band, the longer and snowier. According to studies (yes, really, there have been studies) woolly worms are close or completely right 57% of the time....
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November 4, 2011 - A Bale of Hay

Here at Stringtown Rising Farm, everything is an adventure. Come with me as I get a square bale of hay for the cows. A big round bale of hay will last Beulah Petunia and Glory Bee about a week or so. Round bales must be brought on the tractor, through the goat yard, to BP-land....
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October 31, 2011 - Frittering

When I was a kid, I had a thing for corn fritters. I was excited any time my mother was going to make corn fritters with dinner, and due to my unnatural fritter enthusiasm, making the corn fritters eventually became my job. So let that teach you a lesson! I’m just kidding. Corn fritters are...
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October 7, 2011 - Back to South Carolina

Yesterday, I flew to South Carolina. Today, I’m attending Ross’s Navy Nuclear Power Training School graduation! What a long road this has been! I’m SO proud of Ross. Power School is one of the Navy’s toughest schools. I will be driving home with Ross tomorrow, and he’ll be in West Virginia for two weeks. (Yay!)...
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October 6, 2011 - Pizza Crust Yeast

I’m a sucker for anything cooking-related, especially when it comes to anything bread-related. If I’m ever in a store, and fortunately I’m rarely in a store, I love to browse all things cooking- and especially bread-related. I will even browse the baking aisle at the grocery store as if I were at Lehman’s, and I’ve...
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October 4, 2011 - Date Set for CITR Retreat 2012!

Reservations for Camp Sheppard open on October 1 each year. September is a popular month, and since we had a heat wave on Labor Day weekend at Camp Sheppard this year, I was determined to get us a better September date in 2012 when perfect weather would be all but guaranteed. (That would be any...
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October 3, 2011 - The Country Preg Checker

Going in: Tucker the “country preg checker” came out to the farm yesterday. He lays pipeline when he’s not poking his entire arm inside cows. He went in and out about five or six times, so he didn’t give up easily, but he said he felt NOTHING. NOTHING!!! In other news, after he took his...
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