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Jul 02

Lewis: The Lamb Fearful of Sheep

Lewis is a six months old Barbados Blackbelly sheep on our farm.   His mother died when he was born.  We bottle-fed Lewis for the first two months of his life.  Lewis had a twin brother named Clark, who sadly died unexpectedly at about a month old.  Lewis is strong and healthy. But he has …

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May 30

Farm Report # 10: A Busy Winter!

We have had lots of activity on the farm the first 5 months of the year.  Here are a few significant things!  We bottle fed two lambs!  We named them Lewis and Clark.  Unfortunately after about 4 weeks, Clark died very suddenly.  He was always a little weak, but he seemed to be doing well. …

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Feb 01

What I have Learned about Sheep and Myself!

I have had sheep on the farm since 2014.  We started with two ewes and a ram.  We have an unusual breed of hair sheep called Barbados Blackbelly Sheep.  They are very skittish and flighty.  They aren’t your cute cuddly version of sheep.  We raise them for the meat, which tastes very good.  We recently …

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Dec 16

Farm Report #9 – Growth and Harvest

I haven’t shared about our farm since June in Farm Report #8.  Our relationship to the farm is maturing.  We are settling into farm life and finding more rhythm with it.  We did lots of fencing this year to allow for our plan of rotational grazing.  Our animals have been healthy and our numbers are …

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Jun 29

Farm Report # 8: Living at the Farm!

We moved to our new home on the farm in December.  Living at the farm has made it much easier to take care of the animals and land. Though, we have been surprised with how much mud, dirt, and dust there is when living on the farm!  I haven’t given a farm report since October, …

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Dec 15

Reflections on Building Our House

Our life has been crazy the last five weeks, well crazier then than the last 8 months I should say.  All of it has been too busy.  We don’t esteem busyness, so we haven’t been proud of how booked we have been.  However, we had a Dec. 12th move-in-date and over the last 5 weeks …

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Oct 08

Farm Report #7: A House is Being Built

I haven’t given a farm report since February.  You can read all of the other six reports on this site to learn the whole story.  In this report, I want to simply update my readers on the status and progress of the farm. The big news is;  we started our house.  After much delay because …

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Aug 16

10 Lessons on Parenting from a Small Family Farm

Adam Faughn, a fellow blogger and preacher, asked me to write a guest post for his site A Legacy of Faith.  He assigned the interesting topic of “10 Lessons on Parenting from a Small Family Farm.” Adam wrote a post for me this past week on “3 Ways To Turn Off Guests at Worship.” Check …

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Jun 18

Don’t Look Like a Goat if You are a Sheep

We have Barbados Blackbelly Sheep on the farm.  They are a breed of hair sheep.  They do not have wool like traditional sheep.  They do look very much like goats.  In fact, most everyone thinks they are goats.  Even a vet kept calling them goats. We just had a new lamb this week.  We named …

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Feb 22

Farm Report # 6: Reflecting on the first year

I have not given a farm report since September.  I wanted to give an update on the farm and share some reflections on our first year. 1.  We have been very pleased with how much of a blessing the farm has been for the kids.  We thought that Austin our oldest may not like the …

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