Shearing Day!

Lyle gets a shave, originally uploaded by Tapsalteerie Farm. At loooonnnngggg last we finally had worked out a time for the shearer to come this past Saturday. All the sheep (Lyle pictured above) were greatly appreciative, even if there was a great deal of baahing and general confusion among the lambs who were unable to […]

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Pigs!! Again

The pigs weathered the cool night just fine and we moved them into their small “starter” early this afternoon.  They are, without a doubt, one of the funniest creatures we’ve ever encountered here on the farm.  They squealled like crazy when we moved them from their crate to their pen but immediately set to rooting all […]

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One-Line-Updates (more or less)

-Maisie is doing excellently.  She’s giving very close to 6 gallons of milk every day.  Jim and I have taken to milking together to speed up the milking process.  He milks one side and I milk the other.  We had our first teat-tiff this morning because he kept squirting milk on my fingers.  I only […]

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Beckett’s Birthday

Yesterday was Beckett’s 3rd Birthday!  Unfortunately Sophie and I spent half the day in G’ville going to a doc appt (I’ll attempt a post later about that visit, I’ve retold it so often though that I don’t think I can do it written justice.  Simply put, it was HILARIOUS!) and then to have blood drawn (Sophie was a real […]

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What do you mean “A-ADD”?

Nothing Earth-shattering going on here.  Xander did a “mock” up of pre-K this morning with me and he loved it.  He suggested that maybe he could just stay home with me and Sophie and do schoolwork.  I’m holding off judgement until tomorrow when I’m hoping I’ll be far enough removed from the incident to be […]

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