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Started by Karen Wortman. Last reply by Alek Faber Dec 21, 2014.
Computer back. Yay!
Computer in shop. Phone not much fun for typing. Going to lurk mode for a few days.
I'm converting one of my old aquaponics systems into a flood and drain hydroponics unit. Should work well. The biggest task will be keeping the pH balance because the system is outside in the open and it does rain once in a while.
Finally got my first tomatoes of the season. Have had squash and cukes for a few weeks, but got my tomatoes out a bit late. So yummy. Why would anyone buy a supermarket tomato?
Big heatwave hit yesterday. It's going to be a dandy, because the humidity is so very high. Gotta take special care to ensure livestock have plenty of water and access to shade. What's it like where you are?
Just wanted to wish a Happy Fathers Day to all for whom it applies. For the rest of you, have an awesome Sunday.
Karen, good for you on the soap front.
Sorry about the chickens, though.
Nice to see you guys here again. I have been terrible. I've been so busy I don't have time for anything. I've been devoting a lot of time to my Goat's Milk Soap Business. I attended a conference that was sponsored by Inc magazine and it was awesome. They even matched me with a CEO who is going to mentor me. He has been wonderful. I met with his VP of sales today and she gave me a list of over 400 retail establishments with owner/buyer contact information so I can start sending out my wholesale line sheets and business info. I am really going to devote a lot of time to selling my products wholesale. I am attending a Pick TN Products tradeshow next week as well.
I am milking 5 goats right now and have more that will be joining the milking lines soon. I have more then enough milk for my soaps and lotions so I've been raising bottle calves. I weaned 4 and ended up having a neighbor farmer give me two more little girls. The girls will help build our beef cattle operation and the little boy calves will be heading to the sale barn soon.
I have turkeys coming in the end of the month. I have terrible luck with laying hens again. I put up electric netting because of the last time some dogs whipped me out and today while I was in town, those #&)(*^(*^_(&* dogs were back. They killed 8 of my layers including Little Red Hen who's been here forever. I told my husband I am out of the bird business. I'll sell the 25 young, almost ready to lay pullets and just keep a few hens for us. It amazes me that people let little Fido run loose and then wonder why people shoot stray dogs.
Sam, your new book sounds wonderful. Luke, good luck with new job. I still work a corporate job as well.....I really want to get my Girly Goats business bringing in enough to quit. That is my primary goal!
Wind blew down my garden fence yesterday. Woke up this morning and discover our ducks and one of our pigs roaming among the plants. Never a good thing. Yikes.
Got them cleared out and fence repaired. Quite and adrenalin rush first thing in the a.m.
I've finally carved out the time to work on a really exciting book project. I've had it in my mind to write this book for more than a decade. I call it, "Life Lessons From A Lead Dog: Heartwarming Tales and Amusing Anecdotes from Thirty years with sled dogs". It's kind of a "Chicken Soup" meets "Zig Ziglar" kind of thing. Every chapter is now outlined. I'm psyched and so is my wife. This is one of two books she's been eager for me to get done.
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