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Meet Velcro

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Aaron is the day-to-day feeder of the critters, whisperer of animals and goat guy. The literal G.O.A.T. of the goats on the farm. Naturally, because of this, he usually picks up an inseparable friend or two. Mama Goat was one of them. When she arrived on the farm, she would take the zap of the electric fence just to get …

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Billy Goats and Roosters Go to the Sale Barn

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The farm is quickly running out of room to keep freeloading critters. At least, that’s what we told ourselves when it came time to decide on what to do with our bonus billy goats and roosters. We have had two Nigerian Dwarf billies in the Grove since last Spring. They were born here and we simply never made them leave …

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Welcoming Olivia and Ferdinand to the Noll Farm

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I try to keep an eye out for the days that really feed your soul. The ones where things just kind of magically fall together and suddenly you find yourself in a moment that reflects exactly what we’ve been working our butts off to achieve. Today was one of those. This morning, my mom interrupted her grocery trip to go …

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Burning the Snake Pit Pergola

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Everyone once in a while, we have a project on the farm that breaks my heart a little. For the most part, everything that we do is additive to what exists here. However, in the case of the pergola next to the pond – we had to get a little destructive. I can’t help but imagine that, at some point, the …

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Another Cold Snap and Fresh Snowfall

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The weirdly warm winter weather has snapped back to the chilly cold reality of the season. Last night, we got some fresh snow with flurries continuing through the day today. Honestly, every time it snows, I’m reminded of our first winter on the farm. When we bought the place, we used to drive out here in the pitch-black evenings with …

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New Tires for the Farm Trucks

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Likely one of the more mundane things that has happened lately – but worth a bit of documenting. This week, the bale truck got new tires. Let’s be honest – it was needing them. The truck belongs to my dad, but resides on the farm because – well – it gets used here. After all of our haying in the Fall, the truck …

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Penny 2Cents Delivers the Farm’s First Fainter Baby

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Last year, Aaron gave me a fainting goat for my birthday. Honestly, it’s one of the most hilarious and amazing gifts I’ve ever received. That is – until this gem of an early birthday gift. While roaming the Goat Grove, Penny 2Cents delivered the farm’s very first fainter baby. He’s a sweet little white thing with a dark stripe down …

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Coyote Season is in Full Swing

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Coyote season is here. It’s been a loud one on the farm. With the new baby goats in the barn and the remaining goats bellowing at them from the Goat Grove, we’ve attracted our fair share of predators. After dark every evening, we can hear coyotes in the woods surrounding our entire property. Their howls and yips are incredibly loud. …