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P.O. Box 190
Fly Creek, NY 13337

Cordless Lawn Mowers

I was looking at the ads in an chicken magazine that is published in England and noticed that there was a company that will bring their cats to your  chicken coop to rid them of mice. Then I heard of  the goats that  were brought to LA ‘s  flight runways to eat the  brush on the sides to prohibit  fires from occurring and spreading after an accident. It’s true, goats will eat the  junkiest of weeds. If you ever  have the time to watch a goat graze in a  pasture  do it.  Watch how they  pick out the  weeds and  chomp them  better then the  biggest  lawn mowers. IMG_1492

Happy Goats…..Happy Chickens….Happy Farm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer came in like a Tsunami this year. The wetness kept everyone inside and  fighting off the slugs. Fortunately  we entered  what you would  call our typical upstate NY summer weather…. 70’s, sunshine and a  relaxing breeze on the top of the  knolls. Olga and Olaf are enjoying the  feeling of being cashmere  free for a while with shiny  beautiful coats. We are about to welcome three new cashmere goats ,  Vina,  Gwen and  Giselle in into our barnyard family. This means  more pasture fencing and a  new barn. It also means more cashmere! With any luck from the fertility  Gods we’ll have some kids in the spring .

I have enjoyed having the time to sit and watch the chickens . The new lavender and white orphingtons  from Hinks  are magnificent.  Nothing causes you to stop and slow down in  this  busy life more then  summer on a small farm. There  is so much to see. Chores consume  much of  our time . However, the real gift is  just slowing down to watch and join the experience of the animals, the garden  and all that surrounds us. No cell phones , computers,  or  people. Just the barnyard and it’s simple balance.