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Alpaca Math

As most of you know about a year ago we bought Hope, our first alpaca. It was kind of an accident…Robert kept seeing her for sale on Facebook and kept bringing it up, and we finally went to see her. Her teeth were overgrown, her fleece was matted,...
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Chicken Saddles and Nesting Box Curtains?

Before I got the chickens I did a lot of Googling and as with many Google searches you come across some weird things. Chicken saddles and nesting box curtains sounded kinda weird…especially the chicken saddles! Nesting box curtains are just what they sound like, curtains that go over...
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Hot Fun In The Summertime

Such a busy summer so far, not to mention hot and humid! But I’m not one to complain about the weather…okay, maybe just a little but sometimes it interferes with my plans! Most of our projects have been outside this year but we have done a couple of...
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The Panefully Long Project

Turns out when you are restoring an old building there is a lot of repetitive and sometimes tedious tasks to do. That being said those same tasks tend to yield some of the best results and I usually find the repetition relaxing. However, those tasks don’t always make for...
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Sweet Summertime

Farewell summer…it seems that you just arrived and *poof* you’re already gone. Those of you who read my rant post about our challenging winter know that I was pretty much living for warmth and sunshine and boy did I enjoy it! It was quite a warm summer and as...
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Chicken Math

How many of you have heard of “chicken math”?  This is a phenomenon that can occur even before you get any chickens at all and definitely happens after the arrival of the first fluffy butts!   Example:  A family moves to the country and decides to get chickens....
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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Ahhhh spring!  Time to start seeds, build another raised bed, prepare the garden, and build a Wattle Fence.  What is a Wattle Fence you ask?  It is a fence made by weaving saplings (traditionally willow) in and out of posts set into the ground.  You see, Rusty lives...
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(Thought It Would Be) The Day That Never Comes

DUN! DUN DUN! dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun…dun…Okay that doesn’t come across like it sounds, just imagine that was the 20th Century Fox fanfare and then you’ll get what I mean. You’ve seen us scraping, you’ve heard our woes. We have toiled...
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The “Pane” of Re-glazing Windows

The current project here at Dragon Run is prepping the building for painting.  Not particularly exciting stuff but definitely important.  This consists of power washing, sealing the storm windows, fixing any loose siding, scraping…lots of scraping, and re-glazing the transom windows and the panes on either side of...
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