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Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities

Here at Cacia Farms we offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities for our sheep. We host the founding chapter of Kill The Border collie club where the president Luna the Lunatic will enlighten you on all the proper ways to make your herding dogs life more difficult. This includes intimidation techniques as well as general flock disruption while being moved. We also offer a fence jumping where you will learn all the latest techniques in slipping through your fences….

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Kiddie pools, wagons, and electric fences…

Kiddie pools, wagons, and electric fences…

Well as usual we are getting things done in the midst of chaos.  Having a toddle to help on the farm is not always super helpful believe it or not!  Our yard is littered with dog toys, kid toys (sometimes I can’t tell which is which), kiddie pools (which of course the border collie uses also) and various other items to trip over.  We are trying to get as much fence put up as possible before winter which means Henley…

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Busy Bees

Busy Bees

We have been busy here getting ready for all the animals to come home. The barn is mostly done and is ready for the horses to come home along with a batch of baby chickens. My incubator eggs are two weeks from hatching. We candled the eggs and about 9 of them out of 14 that shipped are developing well. Fence is being put up and Jeff is going to pick up hay today. On Friday night we will be…

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Home

Home

Well we finally made it we are home at the new farm and mostly moved in. All the sheep are home and we are just waiting to bring Purdy and the horses home. We have some fence to put up for the horses still and a few minor changes in the barn for them before they can come home. In the meantime Henley and I are befriending the new lambs and the new rams in our flock. Stay tuned for…

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The Dirt at the end of the tunnel!

The Dirt at the end of the tunnel!

You might be thinking that doesn’t sound good at all but you would be oh so wrong. For a year now Jeff and I have been on a roller coaster journey of changing jobs and moving. We had our farm for sale for about 6 months before it finally sold. The new buyers then sold there house adding an additional few months of waiting. It was at this point in February we had a mad scramble to finish packing and…

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Never A Dull Moment

Never A Dull Moment

The baby had gone down for bed, I had settled in to watch tv for the night with Jeff just as the transformer across the street blew up which plunged our home into darkness. Well of course Henley slept through the ensuing chaos like the champ that she is! Jeff calmly got up and proceeded to start setting up the generator since it was below freezing and we had a sleeping baby in the house. I settled in to watch…

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Peep peep

Peep peep

This time next month I will be setting up the incubator for baby chicks!! I plan to have it all ready so that when we get back from Florida I can pick up my eggs. A friend is giving me some of her hen’s fertilized eggs to hatch. They are going to be a mixed batch of wyandottes and ameracaunas which will give us both brown and green/blue eggs!

New Starts

New Starts

We have reached spring and with it comes so many new and exciting things for my family.  We will close on our new farm within the months or shortly after and we cannot wait.  My husband and I have already started dreaming about how we want to set everything up for everyone!

Clown Cars

Clown Cars

We are all surviving living in town for the time being although at times I feel we live in a clown car with so many people and dogs crammed into one house.  The dogs are mostly getting along great (Gus takes it upon himself to discipline the other two) even if they are barking all day.  My houseplants I think got the best end of this deal as they get much better sunlight here in this house.  My daughter Henley…

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