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About faegood

Nerd. Cook. Animal lover. Pen for hire.

Sheep balls.

You may remember, if you’re part of the small but fervent readership of this blog from back in the day- we have a history of livestock breeding going…shall we say…not EXACTLY to plan. In fact, the very first post on … Continue reading

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I am, at least theoretically, back.

3 years. Yup, it’s been a long time- not because I didn’t love sharing the news of our little farm with all of y’all- but because we had some super big changes, all of which were time-consuming. But here on … Continue reading

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On the purchase of snake tongs.

I think I last wrote here more than a year ago, and MY, how things have changed. I’ll do a bigger update later, when I’ve got a bit more time, but here’s the highlights: Holy cow, we BOUGHT a FARM! … Continue reading

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While we were sleeping

It’s the morning of January 12, and I just woke up to a world entirely changed. It’s not that I wasn’t expecting it, but the Senate’s repeal of significant portions of the Affordable Care Act still hit me like a … Continue reading

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Chicken Jail

Holy cow, y’all- it’s all broody hens all the time here. Last summer, we started adding some Buff Orpington  genes into our Farmlet Mutt flock. They’re BIG birds, sweet, good layers- all characteristics we wanted. But of course, they’re good … Continue reading

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On beds

Hey, all- I know this isn’t Farmlet-specific AT ALL, but I was away at Lesbian Writers Camp this past week, and I wrote this little thing, which I’m going to share here. Some context: for the last 20 years, I’ve … Continue reading

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The pigs are (I kid you not) growing their own food.

I swear, I didn’t forget about the blog, or its tiny but fervent readership- but I taught 6 classes this spring across 3 different school systems, so there’s been basically zero time for leisurely updating. Nonetheless, I’ve been dashing out … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on the passage of time

Happy anniversary, faithful readers! A year ago today, I sat down at the computer and penned this little missive: Schrodinger’s Bunnies, bemoaning my inability to tell whether our new rabbits were (or were not) pregnant. Spoiler alert: I still can’t … Continue reading

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Tofu Nuggets and the Battle for Spring

Here’s the thing about spring in the southeast- it is NOT gradual. No clear easy ramp up from cold to warm, from a scattering of snow in the oak leaves to the tender baby leaves and azalea blossoms. Instead, the … Continue reading

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Spring is coming, I swear.

Well, faithful readers, it’s 35 degrees on the Farmlet tonight. And yet, spring is totally coming. Evidence? The chickens have given up their winter strike: in just a few weeks we’ve gone from no eggs to an occasional egg, to … Continue reading

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