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Trial update

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (54)

It's been a very long time since we've updated this blog, in an effort to keep our original story at the top of the page. Most of our updates have been on our Sweet Peas Farm and Herbals Facebook page. But on this almost 1 year anniversary of our last post, the big one, I've got a lot to update you on. Unfortunately, since we're still in the middle of our legal battle, I can't.  :(

What I can do, howev...

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The Full Township Story, to this point

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (244)

In the summer of 2012 we’d been looking for our dream house for a year. Our idea of a dream house was different from most others’. We wanted a small walkout ranch in the country. We wanted a backup heat source(wood), a southern exposure, and excellent insulation to reduce our dependency on outside energy sources. We wanted a few acres, with lots of trees for privacy, but plen...

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Maple Syrup Time!

Posted on March 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The temps have been above 40 and below freezing the past 2 days. In anticipation of this I had already stopped by Sugar Bush Supplies and picked up enough spiels to tap our maple trees. We have all been so excited for this magical time of year to finally be here.

We got all of our supplies ready and went out to drill and tap today. We've got the fire roaring, and our first gallon+ will be ready to bring in in about an hour. If you'd like to take a look at our process, well we j...

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And Now the Paper...

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (2)

It just keeps getting weirder. Guess who just showed up on my doorstep this morning? A reporter for the Lansing State Journal, which also owns the Williamston Enterprise (the local paper). He said couldn't find my phone number anywhere, so he decided to just stop out and ask if he could interview me for an article about "fighting the good fight". He took a pic of me with the goats and asked me some questions; the entire interview was about 10 minutes long.

I'm not sure what an...

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Bunny Sales

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Sold a bunny and her mama to a very nice young lady from Howell this afternoon. It's always sad to see them go, but they're going to be a part of a petting zoo. They are going to have a nice life, which makes us happy. :)

The Township Fight on the news!

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I haven't really posted about this here, trying to keep the blog upbeat, but it's all over our Facebook Page, if you'd care to read it.

Essentially, we were told by thte township before buying the house that animals were allowed here. 4 months later we received a letter telling us that they were not and must be removed immediately. After several back-and-forth conversations, letters, and meetings, they still assert that their...

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Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (3)

I am sitting at the computer now with one in my bra. It had worked its way between the pen and the straw bales. It was very cold but still breathing. It's warming up and perking up a little bit. Wish him/her luck!

With this piggy there are 5. All pink but one.

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What's been going on this week?

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (1)

The buck is gone, the buck is gone, la la la la la, the buck is gone. Pardon my singing, but I really can't express enough how much I HATE that smell!

The girls did not show signs of heat again, so I posted him on CraigsList the day before Christmas. On Christmas I got an email from a woman (die-hard goat-keeper like me, I guess) that wanted to take me up on my offer to trade for him. She traded 5 pullets and a future lamancha doeling. I call that a good trade! And if she keeps him arou...

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We've got bunnies at last!

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

For more info on our mini rex bunnies, please see our ongoing adventure on our blog at Sweet Peas Rabbits.

Hooves and Goat Wrestling

Posted on December 2, 2012 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (3)

Today was one of our last nice days (which isn't bad to say in Dec!), so I decided to trim goat hooves one more time. After the challenges from the buck in rut last time I had to enter the goat pen, I asked about proper buck management on my forums. This time I was prepared.

I entered the pen with a leash in hand, lassoed him, and clipped him to the fence pretty tightly. I then led the girls out one-by-one to trim hooves. They all did pretty well and with the help of a bucke...

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