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Waste not want not: How I got a milking stand

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, In : goats 
Or you could say, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." As a teacher, I have learned to look at trash in a whole new way. No longer does any egg carton go in the trash. They are used to make my egg carton games... which my students love (When our chickens start laying I'll have to figure something out). Milk jugs become containers and those awesome sandwich meat things?! Don't get me started! What seems as trash to the untrained eye, is indeed treasure to a person with a little imagina...
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The goat house!

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : goats 
Mister and I had talked about rotating our goats from pasture to pasture and/or letting them browse in the woods. Well, for a week we tied them off on strong dog leads and let them eat their favorite and our nemesis, privet. Ugh, privet is an invasive invasive species and if you live in Georgia you have tons of it running rampant in your woods, in your yard, wherever. 

* DO NOT EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER LEAVE YOUR GOATS TIED OFF ANYWHERE UNATTENDED... DID I SAY EVER? EVER. 

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Amateur Extraordinaire I was born to a farmer and a farmer's daughter. I, however, was just a tiny little thing when my parents had to move from their farm. All my life I heard stories of "the farm" and the life they had there. From a young age, I knew I would have my own one day. While it is far from the farm my daddy had, my Mister and I bought our first place in August of 2011. Sitting on six acres is a homestead we're making into our own slice of heaven on earth. Follow along as we stake our claim on this piece of earth the LORD has entrusted to us.
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