Llamas, Goats & Jesus?

I just closed the store for the day, put another log on the fire and sat down to watch Sense & Sensibility while I work on our 2013 marketing plan. Sounds like a fun Saturday night, huh? Lest I sound like too much of a bore, last night was fun. We took a llama and …

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How We Name Our Goats

Recently, we decided to start giving our new goats biblical names. This year we gave our goats names beginning with the letter “A”; next year we’ll do “B” and continue going on down the alphabet. Since Violet was the first of our goats to give birth this year, we named her silver baby boy Adam …

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Guard Dogs in Training

We just purchased two livestock guardian dogs (LGDs). They are a mix of Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepherd. It amazes me that they instinctively know what to do. They are only 8 weeks old but they already show signs of guarding. Especially their food! 😉 We decided to purchase LGDs because we want to run …

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Just Call Me “Doctor”

Yesterday, I performed my first surgery. Two of them, actually – on goats. That’s right, I finally took the plunge and wethered (castrated) two goats. Since I had never wethered a goat before, we took the larger goat, Elvis, to the Harrogate Hospital for Animals to do it under the supervision of our vet. I …

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Not Your Average Snow Day

It’s been snowing a lot here in NE TN lately. Personally, I LOVE the snow, but as a store owner – not so much. Business has been terrible lately. However, we are still busy on the farm. Brett and Ryan are almost done demolishing the wall around our fireplace. We needed to do it because …

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Spring Has Sprung!

Our Ducklings Yes, it’s still cold outside and there are even patches of snow on the ground, but it feels like spring here at Mountain Hollow Farm because we received 15 ducklings in the mail yesterday. In a month or so when they are ready to go outside, we will put them in the pasture …

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A Sad Day at MHF

Today was a sad day. We found Spotless, our mascot goat, dead. He got twisted up in a cross fence in the pasture and couldn’t get out. You hear about things like that happening, but you never think it will happen to yourself. It is really terrible to lose a goat to something like that. …

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