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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2010 10:43:40 AM »

What a beautiful and tranquil setting. It looks so peaceful but I know all that "tranquility" takes a lot of work. Thanks for my mini-vacation via photos.
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2010 11:09:15 AM »

You're such an inspiration!  I hope to someday have even half the garden you have.  Smiley  We're in west Texas, so we have sand issues (the soil drains too quickly.)  This is our first growing season here, so we started very small.   We started out with some chickens and a few veggies this year, and hope to build up to dairy goats and lots more veggies next year!  Thanks for sharing your lovely farm with us!  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2010 01:49:02 PM »

Beautiful!!  That is just the setup I would love to have for our future "country home". 
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2010 08:31:47 PM »

I have no idea how to get this life for myself though it's certainly the one I'd like to be living. How wonderful, thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2010 12:52:11 AM »

Wow, you're living my dream... *sigh* I'll take me looooong to reach it. But one day...  Wink You have a wonderfull little farm, really! And I adore your goats. Are bees difficult to have? How much care do they need?
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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2010 03:30:39 AM »

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.  As for bees, we owned a hive for 5 years before we got the nerve to put some bees in it.  I took a workshop in organic beekeeping last spring that gave me the push we needed.  We joined our local beekeeping club, which was great because we have lots of questions.  We visit the hives once a week to check on them and feed sugar syrup if needed.  Honey harvesting happens twice a year.  We had no honey our first year and had to replace our bees after the harsh winter but seem to be on track now.  I just wish I had done something with the hives besides paint them plain solid white...  Cheesy  If you're considering keeping bees, I suggest you find your local beekeeper society meeting and check a few books out of the library.  Beekeeping for Dummies is a good one.  Bees are typically available for sale in the Spring and they sell out early around here.  Feel free to PM me if you have any more specific questions!
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2010 08:35:02 AM »

That looks like a beautiful little farm!! I'm quite jealous of your goats and cheese!
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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2010 10:52:42 AM »

Your farm looks fantastic.  I'm especially jealous of your greenhouse.  The growing season here is fairly short and we just had our first major hailstorm of the summer...  That definitely didn't help my garden much.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2010 11:54:18 AM »

Gosh! I wish I was you!

My husband and I would love to have your life  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2010 07:14:08 PM »

I am so jealous. I would love a set-up like that once I settle down and get a house. Adorable animals. Smiley
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