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The fruit has set, the chickens are laying and are so happy with the longer days. Our first cow, Leche, is due to calve, the kale and lettuce are up and the tomatoes, garlic, onions and corn are planted! The days are warmer and the bees happier as well. A couple of wild geese have moved into our duck pond, and are they ever beautiful.

Iris's are in full bloom along with thousands of roses. It is truly a blessed time of year!

Happy Spring.


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Well the fruit trees are blooming and baby chicks are chirping and today I sat in the sunshine and just noticed how beautiful Spring is.

I really want to commit to sharing more on this site.....

I have been deep in cow healing world since Taffy  birthed Cinnamon on Valentines Day, which became an emergency due to milk fever for which she was hospitalized for 1o days at UCD.


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I am trying to imagine if I am going to continue with this blog, as I am contributing to a tumblr blog on a regular basis. We are in the midst of putting our lives together, after a slurry of law suits had us reassess our lives last year.

For now, I'll keep this up.

We had the most beautiful fall and winter garden ever. We have four pregnant dairy cows, one due next month. Her name is Taffy. She is the sweetest cow. I stopped milking her around Christmas so she could take a break before calving again. Its a good way to keep our appreciation high for all that fresh raw milk adds to our lives. WE certainly are not taking it for granted!  I'll keep you posted and take some pictures of the  birth.


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Baby chicks, puppies, ducks, flowers, bees, frogs, baby birds... all signs of Spring that I am grateful for. The flowers, the longer days and warmer nights, the songs of birds and the smells of fresh new life. I love it. Of course I also have to deal with death, as it is a part of life and not all new little ones, no matter the breed make it. I have learned to bless it, say a prayer and let go.

Matthew is currently on his way to Colorado to pick up a bred Jersey heifer to add to our herd. her name is Flower and we are thrilled to be welcoming her into our family.

The gardens are beautiful and beginning to fill out beautifully. The weekly deliveries to the Cafes are starting to be more abundant and the variety of produce we can offer is increasing.


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What a glorious time on the farm. The roses, lilacs, lavender, oranges, iris's are all blooming. The scents of them all flow through the farm bringing back memories associated with their scents. Roses remind my of my  mother, Leona. She  loved and cared for her roses like a best friend. She always kept a rose in a bud vase  next to her mothers picture, just as I have one near her picture in honor of her. Lilacs bring back my husband, Matthew's childhood back East, where the kids were responsible for helping their dad clip off all the dried blossoms each year, their smell is so sweet and happy. The orange blossoms remind me of fruit to come in time for Christmas, just as we are now finishing last years harvest in fresh squeezed orange juice. Lavender brings me the experience of peace, of slowing down and appreciating all there is to be grateful for. Iris's were a gift from a neighbor and every year we have more blossoms, reminding me of the wealth of friendship.

Eggs are plentiful and I will soon be distributing them for pick up in San Francisco and Berkeley. I love my chickens.

Baby ducks are just starting to feather out and so are still wading through a pan of water waiting for their first real swim in their new home in a week or so.


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Happy for the rain and it is SO soggy here! EGGS are abundant and I love milking each morning. It is such a sweet time with Leche and myself.

Kale, onions, potatoes, garlic, burdock, beets are all in the ground. Lettuce is being picked each day and the strawberry plants are blooming and we added 300 more this year.

The dogs are digging for gophers as the ground is so soft and wet!


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   Not sure where all the time went, but now that I am no longer writing every week on the CG site I just chose to write more here...

Anyway, we are preparing for tonight's rain, much awaited and welcome, although I can never remember waiting this long or being this prepared, guess they go hand in hand.

The chickens aren't ready though, I notice they are all over the farm as it starts to dribble and not too anxious to go in the coops.


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Good Morning,

Fall is here, we had our first morning campfire today! In the last week it went from a warm late summer to a cool fall day! Leaves are turning, figs and apples are ripe, almonds have been collected, and chickens laying is slowing down. Time to start going inward in the cycle of life.

Our cow, Cacao, which we thought was pregnant and have been awaiting a calf for months is being checked by a vet this week... we may just have a chubby cow, although for us "green" farmers we would be surprised, but this wouldn't be the first time!  Life is full of surprises!


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How did so many months pass without me writing!

It is full on farming this time of year. Corn, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, zucchini, blackberries, peaches.... all bursting with goodness!

Cacao has not delivered her calf yet, we are expecting to see signs of pending birth any day now. She seems labored and heated and while I don't want the calf to come while we are in Kansas City this weekend, I do hope she arrives shortly after our return!


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Good Morning,

Baby chicks arrived on Monday, just after Easter. Four new breeds to add to our farm family of layers! Our granddaughters picked them up early in the morning with me and were so excited to bring them home and get them settled into their new house. The box was literally jumping with baby chick excitement.

Cacao, one of our Dexters is pregnant and due to deliver our first farm born calf in July!


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The fruit has set, the chickens are laying and are so happy with the longer days. Our first cow, Leche, is due to calve, the kale and lettuce are up and the tomatoes, garlic, onions and corn are planted! The days are warmer and the bees happier as well. A couple of wild geese have moved into our duck pond, and are they ever beautiful.

Iris's are in full bloom along with thousands of roses. It is truly a blessed time of year!

Happy Spring.


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terces

Well the fruit trees are blooming and baby chicks are chirping and today I sat in the sunshine and just noticed how beautiful Spring is.

I really want to commit to sharing more on this site.....

I have been deep in cow healing world since Taffy  birthed Cinnamon on Valentines Day, which became an emergency due to milk fever for which she was hospitalized for 1o days at UCD.


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terces

I am trying to imagine if I am going to continue with this blog, as I am contributing to a tumblr blog on a regular basis. We are in the midst of putting our lives together, after a slurry of law suits had us reassess our lives last year.

For now, I'll keep this up.

We had the most beautiful fall and winter garden ever. We have four pregnant dairy cows, one due next month. Her name is Taffy. She is the sweetest cow. I stopped milking her around Christmas so she could take a break before calving again. Its a good way to keep our appreciation high for all that fresh raw milk adds to our lives. WE certainly are not taking it for granted!  I'll keep you posted and take some pictures of the  birth.


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terces

Baby chicks, puppies, ducks, flowers, bees, frogs, baby birds... all signs of Spring that I am grateful for. The flowers, the longer days and warmer nights, the songs of birds and the smells of fresh new life. I love it. Of course I also have to deal with death, as it is a part of life and not all new little ones, no matter the breed make it. I have learned to bless it, say a prayer and let go.

Matthew is currently on his way to Colorado to pick up a bred Jersey heifer to add to our herd. her name is Flower and we are thrilled to be welcoming her into our family.

The gardens are beautiful and beginning to fill out beautifully. The weekly deliveries to the Cafes are starting to be more abundant and the variety of produce we can offer is increasing.


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terces

What a glorious time on the farm. The roses, lilacs, lavender, oranges, iris's are all blooming. The scents of them all flow through the farm bringing back memories associated with their scents. Roses remind my of my  mother, Leona. She  loved and cared for her roses like a best friend. She always kept a rose in a bud vase  next to her mothers picture, just as I have one near her picture in honor of her. Lilacs bring back my husband, Matthew's childhood back East, where the kids were responsible for helping their dad clip off all the dried blossoms each year, their smell is so sweet and happy. The orange blossoms remind me of fruit to come in time for Christmas, just as we are now finishing last years harvest in fresh squeezed orange juice. Lavender brings me the experience of peace, of slowing down and appreciating all there is to be grateful for. Iris's were a gift from a neighbor and every year we have more blossoms, reminding me of the wealth of friendship.

Eggs are plentiful and I will soon be distributing them for pick up in San Francisco and Berkeley. I love my chickens.

Baby ducks are just starting to feather out and so are still wading through a pan of water waiting for their first real swim in their new home in a week or so.


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terces

Happy for the rain and it is SO soggy here! EGGS are abundant and I love milking each morning. It is such a sweet time with Leche and myself.

Kale, onions, potatoes, garlic, burdock, beets are all in the ground. Lettuce is being picked each day and the strawberry plants are blooming and we added 300 more this year.

The dogs are digging for gophers as the ground is so soft and wet!


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terces

   Not sure where all the time went, but now that I am no longer writing every week on the CG site I just chose to write more here...

Anyway, we are preparing for tonight's rain, much awaited and welcome, although I can never remember waiting this long or being this prepared, guess they go hand in hand.

The chickens aren't ready though, I notice they are all over the farm as it starts to dribble and not too anxious to go in the coops.


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terces

Good Morning,

Fall is here, we had our first morning campfire today! In the last week it went from a warm late summer to a cool fall day! Leaves are turning, figs and apples are ripe, almonds have been collected, and chickens laying is slowing down. Time to start going inward in the cycle of life.

Our cow, Cacao, which we thought was pregnant and have been awaiting a calf for months is being checked by a vet this week... we may just have a chubby cow, although for us "green" farmers we would be surprised, but this wouldn't be the first time!  Life is full of surprises!


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terces

How did so many months pass without me writing!

It is full on farming this time of year. Corn, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, zucchini, blackberries, peaches.... all bursting with goodness!

Cacao has not delivered her calf yet, we are expecting to see signs of pending birth any day now. She seems labored and heated and while I don't want the calf to come while we are in Kansas City this weekend, I do hope she arrives shortly after our return!


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terces

Good Morning,

Baby chicks arrived on Monday, just after Easter. Four new breeds to add to our farm family of layers! Our granddaughters picked them up early in the morning with me and were so excited to bring them home and get them settled into their new house. The box was literally jumping with baby chick excitement.

Cacao, one of our Dexters is pregnant and due to deliver our first farm born calf in July!


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