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The New Hatch


Babies add joy to my life. My 50 chicks are almost 2 weeks old and eating  over a gallon of ground up alfalfa, clovers, and dandelion greens….phew!…a lot of work for me and my blender. These young plants have about an 18% protein content which, if supplemented with a small portion of fishmeal or other […]

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Rooster Has No Tail


Neither do most of the hens for that matter. After the last hen died I’ve discovered that there may be more going on in the coop than a struggle for a pecking order!  I got a picture of the rooster when he still had one tiny feather left 2 weeks ago, but now even that […]

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No-Cost Grain


Remember me digging chicken fodder from a neighbor’s bin? I wasn’t the best because it was a little musty, but good enough for chickens. Today I took my annual trip to the Seed Cleaners. Yah, not the Dry Cleaners.  I called them in February to make sure that their stock of seed grain samples weren’t […]

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Party time


The bales are gone…wahoo. The stress is off…yay! The elk all filed past this afternoon, going towards the west. I don’t know where. Someone elses bales? I hope not. The herds get larger every year. The poor farmers are having a hard time keeping the hay for their domestic animals. If elk had to fend for […]

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A Plan is Formed


We have decided that we have enough square bales in the loft of the barn that we can afford to part with the round ones we have outside. The ones that are exposed to the local wildlife. There is a herd of elk, deer and a few moose that want it bad. I want the […]

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The Deer are all over us!


They are in every field and digging into our hay bales, despite the fencing. Despite the loud music I’ve played at night. What’s worse is there are elk getting into the play. I sprayed with the deer fence a few days ago (which seemed to work amazingly for a short time), and now I’ve doused […]

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Solutions for Deer/Elk in the Hay


I had to get off the beaten trail today to track a deer and discovered that the snow is now up to my thighs. Last winter we never even had to plow out our driveway once. From what I know the weather will eventually even itself out. We are getting last winter’s snow this year on top […]

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More on Raising Fish


What does it costs to raise fish? The price varies depending on the size of the fingerlings,and of course from year to year, and with different suppliers. 2 to 3″ are less than $2 each (about). I usually get 3-4″ for a bit more cost. If you don’t count the trip to get them, that’s all […]

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