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Stories from the heart of Hawthorn Farm.

March 20, 2019

I put out the bat call on Sunday afternoon.  "Would love some help with the ponies as I hitch them to a stoneboat for the first time!" Kelly showed up to find out what the heck a stoneboat is.  But we safely harrowed the pasture and took the stoneboat for a short ride....

March 12, 2019

What do great horned owls, tiny goats, and a toothbrush all have in common?  They conspired to test my dedication to oral hygiene, aided and abetted by the sagging pocket on my Carhartt jacket.  

Hearing owls almost every evening, I know I need to tuck the baby goa...

March 6, 2019

Prologue: A dozen people had asked me to alert them when the goats were giving birth.  Did they really want to see a birth?  Just know when they could visit newborn kids?  I should have asked.

First Act:  Pumpkin looks like she might go into labor: pawing, mum...

March 1, 2019

I took the 5-year-olds to the big-leaf maple where Bob put in 4 spiles last week.  We get several gallons of sap a day, and the sunny afternoon had the sap dripping into the collection jar.

The kids were entranced.  They dripped sweet sap into their mouths.  They filled...

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