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4 tons of fill dirt later…

Fall chores have a sense of urgency that spring cleanups never do. “Before the snow flies” is the deadline on many maintenance tasks, because after that point…it gets much harder. Last weekend, Mom and Dad moved 4 tons of “grey … Continue reading

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The little tractor that could

Remember that post about the new, bigger manure spreader? Well, one of the fall chores around the ranch is to spread our compost over the fields. It used to be a very tedious, long three or four days. Now, we … Continue reading

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Labor day on the ranch

What did the fam do over the labor day holiday at the ranch? Well, I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count. We worked, of course! Dad was feeling charitable, so he let me do some of … Continue reading

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Manure spreader upgrade!

Hi all, I’m home! And the rest of the family has been busy while I was away. They are most proud of their new purchase: an enormous manure spreader. Remember these pictures? The family spent hours loading the itty-bitty spreader, … Continue reading

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Waste management

Ever wonder where all that…er…”poo”…goes? No? Well, clearly you’ve never spent much time in a barn. Moving poo from pile to pile is like 90% of what we do everyday. We compost all the ‘paca and horse droppings, along with … Continue reading

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Winter lessons for summertime fence building

We tried oh-so-hard to build perfect paddocks for the ‘pacas. But the thing is, you build fences under the blistering summer sun. The earth is like pre-fired clay under the auger, and it’s hard to even imagine the crisped-grass landscape with … Continue reading

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