Category Archives: Weather

Snow is gone

We had an unseasonably warm weekend and accomplished much. Discovered a few things, too. It’s important to get a few of these during the winter to catch up and fix problems that have accumulated. Advertisements

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Murderous Raccoons

A murderous raccoon killed every one of our ducks. It didn’t eat a single one, or even make off with one of their bodies. It simply decapitated seven of them and killed the other two, in the usual manner of … Continue reading

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It’s Cold!

It has been very cold lately. Usually it never even gets this cold at any point in the winter. It’s already made it to negative 6 degrees F here. At least the wind hasn’t been too bad. Icicles have been … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Sunset

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Stockpiling II

Ongoing experimentation with forage-based feeding of dairy cattle continues to yield good information.┬áThis Winter has come unexpectedly early and is unusually cold, yet our stockpiled Ryegrass pastures are holding up well. Of course we feed hay in the barn at … Continue reading

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Winter Sunset

 

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Milk tastes “weird”

Some people accustomed to drinking store bought milk that try our milk think it tastes “weird.” It was described sometimes as a “chemical” taste. I knew it wasn’t because of spoilage. Our milk is very clean and fresh, and we … Continue reading

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