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Farm Name: CSE

Year Farm Established: 1984

Location: E, CA

Years I’ve been farming: 31 years

Animals I raise: Milk Goats, and Chickens.

Crops I grow: Tomatoes, Lettuce, Squash, etc

Pets: Dogs, Cats, Parrots, Mini Horse, Goldfish.



Farm Blog
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  Hi!
We always get our best snow in the spring! So far, not enough, to make up for the winter. The pigs are in the freezer, not what I had hoped to do with them. But, that happens. Our friends land lord decided, they couldn't have chickens this year. So, we have a few chicks and ducklings in the brooder. Have no idea what they are, but the chicken girl is happy!

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04/20/2015 05:15.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Easter to you as well! We also had some snow.. keep having skiffs.. just enough to make it wet : ( Lorna

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04/07/2015 09:43.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Stomping & not hopping? LOL how are you making out these days? Lorna : )

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04/04/2015 10:13.38 PM Report This Comment  
  You are on DC as well aren't you? I was trying to find you ::) Lorna and Wall 2 Wall... BJ, Nell, Skeet, Titty...... Also my Mom Kathleen with Polly & Piper So I'm missing one answer on the quizzes! LOL

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03/15/2015 07:53.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy March
Getting a chick order together, I'm really interested in the Swedish Flower hens. They don't have them, in the hatcheries I use. So, I'm looking.

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03/02/2015 10:54.45 AM Report This Comment  
  winter
We had our first really cold snow storm yesterday. I know back east has been hit hard, are you OK? Picking up hay tomorrow, hopefully get it home before the road thaws, in the morning,as we do have MUD now!

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02/25/2015 01:35.20 PM Report This Comment  
  parties
Today was the boy's party. Much louder than the girl's. Who knew? The menu was corndogs {veggie},devilled eggs and carrot sticks with Ranch! Dirt cake with gummie worms and T-Rex deco. What a menu, but the 2 yr old picked this time!

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02/22/2015 02:09.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Valentine's Day
We're getting ready for a Tea Party! Cucumber sandwiches, tea and cake, too. The works!! Girls, girls, and one 2 yr old boy. Who asked Grandma if he could go to the party and of course Grandma just had to say yes.

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02/14/2015 11:54.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy February!
Was A foggy morning, beautiful as the sun came up. It's supposed to be up in the 50's for the next couple of weeks! We didn't get much of the storm. How are you doing?

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02/01/2015 11:41.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Mare and puppy
We still have the mare, I left a message with the brand inspector yesterday, asking for an update. Did I ever tell you about the feral dog? She's been around for years, can't get our hands on her, doesn't belong anywhere. I feel so sorry for her. She appeared a few days ago, under my shed with pups. Today she moved all of them but one. She's a pretty little Border Collie cross, with issues. She has a huge hernia, in pain, with no muscle tone in her hind legs at all. Ran her into town, the vet is working with the Animal Rescue to fix the hernia tomorrow.No charge to us! We'll bring her home and bottle feed her for 3 weeks. Then they'll take her for adoption. I am so glad, I would have paid for the surgery, but it sure wasn't in the budget.

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01/15/2015 04:55.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Catalogs
So, you know I'm done with winter, when I'm checking the mail box for chick and seed catalogs. Only one so far, [McMurray]. The chicken girl and I have been poring over it. So far we've agreed on Light Braumas and Americaunas.

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01/12/2015 07:59.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Evening!
I just found a site I'm enjoying, barnheart.com She's been on for a few years. I've been cleaning out an old barn, finding so much ruined stuff, that I was told had been taken care of! It's been disheartening. I need a pep talk.

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01/08/2015 04:56.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Just stopping by
To say Hi! Snow almost gone, really warmed up today. 10 day forcast says warmer, no precip for awhile.

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01/05/2015 10:36.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy New Year!
New Year's Eve brought us 4.5 inches of snow, with the weirdest night sky, red above the clouds! Hope you had a nice evening.

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01/01/2015 11:01.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Bay mare
The brand inspector came out today, I had notified the sheriff weeks ago! He checked her out, went all over the area looking for her owners. He pretty much knows where she belongs. They let her loose, probably will face criminal charges. He'll let me know more tonight, about when someone can come after her. She's such a nice horse, but needed surgery when she was much younger. Hope you had a nice Christmas, we had a little skiff of snow, that evening. Have a Happy New Year!

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12/30/2014 01:25.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Merry Christmas!
Hope you have a nice Christmas and Happy New Year!

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12/24/2014 05:02.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello
The party went well, it's getting harder to get everyone together. Many, many, many cookies!!!! Probably won't do a cookie exchange with that many people again. My shopping list is down to a few last minute things and I'm all set. We're losing our ALCO store here, it's really quite sad. We'll have to drive an hour each way to WalMart or KMart, now. Many older people will not have that option.

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12/23/2014 04:35.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Parties
The party this year is a cookie exchange, first for me. In the past we all drew names. I'm feeling bad, not having gifts for the little kids. I dug out old recipes for a sour cream cookie and one for mincemeat, my Great Grandma made.

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12/16/2014 06:34.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Horse
We woke up to a bay mare in our hay, a couple weeks ago. Someone keeps taking the flyers down, we keep putting them up. I think they just let her loose. She needs a lot of work on her feet. Very expensive work. I called the sheriff, let them know we had her. I'm calling today, to see if someone can come get her. I was just thinking awhile back--no one had dumped any dogs for a long time!

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12/12/2014 10:20.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Just checking in
Clouds and more clouds and no snow in sight. It's been drizzling rain off and on for days! We're heading to Phoenix, for the family Christmas, this year. It's little over 4 hours away. Not a bad drive, as long as I have extra eyes.[ watching for elk first thing in the morning.] I hope you are all doing well, Have a nice Christmas!

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12/09/2014 05:39.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CSE ! : )
Well I'm catching up! I'm now in 6th place on the life time quiz ranking... : ) with 92 completed.. only 18 to go : ) Lorna
Wall 2 Wall Border Collie & Sheep Ranch & Mom is at 37th with 52 Quizzes I think... KC at Diamond City (Kathleen) Hope winter is not hitting you too hard....Mom said lots of snow in ALberta... we are in Vancouver for 1/2 the last month & a week into Dec while hubby has surgery... had cancer in his leg so had to have a large part of his femur & knee removed & replaced with a prothesis... so waiting for enough healing that they feel safe that no infection with happen... dogs all off at different kennels... hope the farm is still there when we come home LOL : ) Lorna We are still enjoying the meat from the piggies we raised 2 summers ago! also some nice "sunshine veal" milk fed beef... : ) We are soo spoiled....

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11/30/2014 12:05.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thanksgiving!
We ate early, as I had to work. I had it easy this year, my daughters and daughter-in-law did all the cooking and baking! I just kept up with all the pots and pans as they cooked! My 2 year old grandson is allergic to turkey. Did you know a bite from certain spiders can cause a turkey protein allergy? I sure didn't and I was a nurse for years! Hope you had a nice day.

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11/27/2014 07:36.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Snow
First we were to get snow today, then we were not getting snow. And this morning we have 1/2 inch of snow. Not much by anyone's standard. Most of it was melted by 10:00! It made my daughter very happy, she scoops up some of the first snow, puts it in the freezer for Christmas. Just in case, Mom! Has done it for years. Now, she can say winter is here, although most of the leaves are still on the trees!

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11/16/2014 01:46.46 PM Report This Comment  
  weather
You sound like everyone here! No frost or snow thru October. Virtually unheard of! That being said, we have a 50% chance of snow Sunday. I tell the family, Mother Nature is being kind, let's take advantage of the good weather, to get more outside projects done! Tomorrow, I'm hoping to finish the new chicken coop, which JJ calls the Hen Pen. Have a nice day!

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11/11/2014 08:36.50 PM Report This Comment  
  We got our first frost last night!!!

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11/02/2014 11:32.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Finally
Cold and wet, maybe snow tonight, maybe. Halloween was very warm, still hardly any leaves on the ground.

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11/02/2014 01:09.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
We are having wacky weather, too! Feels like June, the leaves on the peaks have dropped. But, we're just starting! My donkeys don't have much of a winter coat, and the Meadow Larks are still around. I'm getting a lot done, though. Moving the goats tomorrow and the donkeys this weekend.

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10/27/2014 11:28.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey!
Everything OK, your neck of the woods? We've been super busy at work. Why is it I never say I'm ready for winter? Answer: Because I'm not!

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10/02/2014 11:48.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CSE!
See you are on Urban Farm as well! Recognized you on the quiz master top five of the week! : ) VOTED : ) Congrats for being top of the list for Quiz Masters!

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09/21/2014 11:51.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
Hope everything is OK. My goats are settling in, although I have a Bichon yapping at them every minute she can. We try to keep her in the side yard. But, she has other ideas. Starting to get a bit cooler at night, now. Still warm days.

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09/11/2014 09:38.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Not Komodore---Kurvasza(sp)
Hope everything is OK. Write when you can.

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08/31/2014 04:00.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Rain
And lots of it! I went goat shopping today, picked up 2 Alpine doelings. The cost includes breedings for as long as I own them. Good deal. I took my 7 and 10 yr old Grandkids along. I told them I do my best goat shopping in the rain..little one says, Oh. Grandma the goats will get wet, too. So. I say they're wet already. Everything went well, until the Alpaca decided the oldest looked fun to play with. And the Komodors decided the little one needed to be sat on. She squeals like a girl!

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08/25/2014 06:58.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey!
I havn't spent enough time on the site. I don't know how to get on to forums anymore, can't get E Cards to go through either. I'm trying to update my Email info, see if that helps.

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08/24/2014 03:45.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
Havn't heard from you. Is everything OK? Lots of rain this summer, almost every day since 7-4. Cooler past few nights. It just might rain until it snows, this year. The pig virus has hit the area, we're butchering ours. They tell everyone to wait it out, for 2 years. But, I can't justify the cost.

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08/20/2014 05:12.39 PM Report This Comment  
  this winter has been mild with warm spring days and cold nights down to 3 and 4*C. rain comes some times

farms up north of us are going to have a dry finish with little of the heads full...... not good, but wheat prices have dropped in this country probably along with every one elses grain prices. will be good for those feeding livestock in the next year or two that being the case.

have been through some rough patches with contaminated grain and sick animals across the board. dont know if the grower new it was bad or not. but not suitable for animal feed only for seed.

abs stopped us selling as well for a couple of weeks, and vet arrived in Aust as well and due here some time this month.

he has to have a quarantine period cause we are disease free and free of drugs as well.

thinking about selling weaners to lighten work my work load as well, to a big piggery but they have PCV2 and we dont so that in itself is a worry...... he cannot come to my farm and i cannot go to his.

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08/01/2014 03:23.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Evening!
We're having afternoon thunder storms, almost daily. Which is a very good thing, as they were saying we were drier this year then 3 years ago. That fire was devastating. My girls, 2 of the grandkids, and I were in Montana, over the 4th, did the North loop in Yellowstone Park, many museums, and my favorite---rock shops! My son in law stayed home, as he had to work. The animals all survived, but the garden not so much. I had cracked ribs 2 weeks before we left, couldn't drive. We just took a little extra time, the girls did the driving and I enjoyed the scenery..

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07/21/2014 10:55.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Well half of today might not be what you want. it is a very severe cold wind blowing and I am sure If you stood outside long enough it would blow you out of your underwear........ and rain it is almost horizontal....so i would enjoy your hot day cause it is better than what we are having today. it has blow lids off pig huts over the last two days, made the drive way all slippery. worse than an ice skating rink........and just awful. was not too bad this morning but as the day has gone on so the wind has gotten stronger. Put feed out this morning but hey not this afternoon, it might end up at your place the wind is so strong. it is whistling through the shed like a sing song....and the draft is just awful, you can feel the breeze under the desk where I sit and type this note to you CSE. Jordie was shivering on the tractor so have lit the wood stove for some warmth. would love a 39 degree day today beats what we have......

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07/07/2014 01:48.28 AM Report This Comment  
  we have had 28.5 mm and today another 14 mm cold and wet though

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06/21/2014 04:59.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CSE.....sorry for not getting back sooner, been so busy as usual. we had 34 mm of rain over the weekend and the days are suddenly cooler than earlier on.....guess your weather is also changing. How is the farm thawing out no doubt.

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04/30/2014 03:55.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
Happy Easter to you, too! We've had a little rain the past couple, of days. Which I don't begrudge, in the slightest. But, why on my days off? When I need to get outside chores done?

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04/20/2014 02:52.02 PM Report This Comment  
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