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Farm Name: Treesong Farm

Year Farm Established: 2008

Location: Duncan, British Columbia, Intl

Years I’ve been farming: 7 years

Animals I raise: Cashmere Goats
Muscovy Ducks

Crops I grow: Veggies

Hobbies I enjoy: The Farm IS my hobby!!!

Club/Associations memberships: BC Goat Assoc.
Vancouver Island Goat Assoc.
Canadian Cashmere Producers Assoc.

The proudest moment on my farm: So far? When our foundation breeding stock arrived from AB last month!

Pets: 6 Muscovy Ducks
7 Cashmere Goats
4 Dogs
4 Horses
3 Cats

Farm Motto: Where the exotic is everyday...and every day is exotic!

Farm Blog
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  Solar lighting for your farm - looking for tips!
Just working on a project right now to use solar for lighting up our make shift horse "arena" which is basically a large round pen. There are not very many "lights" available with solar except for yard lights. I did come across some that were actually bright enough that I could mount on posts but they are $89 each! I'll probably need around 15 to 20 to light up the arena area. If you have been successful with solar lighting on your farm or know of anyone who has been, please let me know!

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02/08/2010 08:02.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the pics
Your goats are beautiful. There are a lot of goats in central Texas, but they're 'patchwork' colored for the most part. There are a few breeds commonly raised here, but not cashmere. I don't know that they could handle the heat.

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11/29/2009 10:32.03 PM Report This Comment  
I'd love to see pics of your goats, & wow you have a lot of comments on your farm page!

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11/22/2009 03:54.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Spreading the word. Got news from P2's spec about the test for the antibodies for chicken pox. He doesn't need a booster at this time. Which is good because his grandmother is a Kidney and Pan transplant recepient and that would mean she could not be around him for 6 wks.

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09/29/2009 05:32.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Sounds like heaven.... People don't get how I can "stay home and do nothing all day"..... little do they know!

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09/22/2009 12:58.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Isn't that just a perfect name for their sounds in the spring???! "The peepers are out" is the first comment about spring is here.....(hope you'll think of me next year...!) ha.
We're in mid Missouri, and the name for our farm comes from being bordered on two sides by the railroad, and our house sits on the ridge overlooking the tracks. My grandfather had also been a train engineer in his day, so it all just fits in together. "I think I can" is from my childhood story of THe Little Engine That Could.

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09/19/2009 09:00.18 PM Report This Comment  
We don't have any big crows. But lately around the feeder we have these black crows with a red and white band on each wing. Thinking they may be the males. Crows are very smart.

How the family doing?

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09/17/2009 09:51.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome! I have a picture almost exactly like your frog pic! You're OH so correct when you say how mighty their voice is. Can't believe they're only as big as a fingernail. We call 'em peeper; my most favorite spring sound!!!!

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09/16/2009 03:06.48 PM Report This Comment  
  P2 would scream at the chance to see eagles in the wild. I've taken him to the zoo but he tells me it's not the same to see the free and flying up up in the air.

I'm know it's hard to compete with a set of parents who have mouths to feed and the famrer's animals are easy picking. I'm still going around and around with one owl. However we did get some baby keets and they sound alarms like you would not believe. I just got to get them use to having no lights on in the coop at night.

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09/16/2009 11:21.44 AM Report This Comment  
Are they harpie (sp?) or bald eagles? Do you have a pic that you can post of them?

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09/15/2009 07:54.18 AM Report This Comment  
I got home and there he was alone under the bush. I checked the yard out and found the rest still in the coop. I don't think Richard is going to be a claim roo. He's easy to herd back into the coop, but just don't let you hand get low off the ground because he will draw blood. But whether he likes it or not, he will be picked up and handled just like all the others. The keets and most of the other roos have not interest in going outside just yet.

This afternoon, I'm going to have to turn the pine shaving in the coop. I may have to run all of them out so I don't hurt one of them with the pitch fork.

What kind of eagles do you all have? P2 would love to see one up and close and not on PBS (TV). We have big brown owls and red tail hawks to deal with. Not including all four legged animals.

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09/15/2009 07:05.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hope you all have a safe week.
P2 is doing better. Keeping fingers crossed here. I'm afraid we or more like the drs wont know the results of he flu test until 2 wks after the test (tying the strain). Good news is that he's been fever free since Saturday evening. Still taking the other medications though. We see his asthma spec on the 21st of the mth. He's eating and talking more so I'm hoping the worset is over with.

I still won't let him collect his eggs. We lost one of his chickens early this week. Cause is unknown. Every one else is doing fine and the introduction of the keets and the roos are going well. Monday will be the real test because no one will be here to scream at Monroe if he goes after Richard the littlest of the roos. I don't think he's a RIR (Rhode Island Red) because he's got to much white on him. But they are enjoying the extra freedom and learning how to eat watermelon.

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09/13/2009 04:19.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Good News
We'd released P2's keets and roos this morning. This by far was the best introduction of new birds to the flock.

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09/12/2009 04:24.20 PM Report This Comment  
  sounds like a good idea
when I was on the other farm we had, we had a turkey hen and a peacock we let run. The horses had saved the hen when she was nesting. Don't know what attacked her, she was pretty badly clawed up, but you could see hoof prints around her nest where the horses had chased what ever it was off!

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09/12/2009 06:08.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Just checking on you and the family.

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09/09/2009 07:03.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey, when you go, would you ask your
friend what the difference between complete feed and ratio feed is? I've been looking into feed cost and complete feed has everything in it and you don't added any additional grains. But the people who I have been talking with says going that route would be like commerical hogs. I'm oh so new at this and I have no clue to what they are talking about. But hey if you are not informed then how can you keep your animals the right way? Thanks for your time.

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09/07/2009 12:13.45 PM Report This Comment  
  The biggest hang up we had was the shelter. We are going to put up hog panels suppoted by 4x4x8's and t-post. P2 got a gate for his b-day, as well as, fence staples, and t-post clips. When we get the hay moved in hubby and I are going to go and get the panels. I've got to save up for the t-post and 4x4x8's. P2 has already named them and I have to call the owner of the sows in Feb and see who will have their litter and when he will part with them.

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09/06/2009 07:43.14 AM Report This Comment  
That is such a cute frog.. Wish the picture of it was a bit bigger though.

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09/05/2009 11:45.28 PM Report This Comment  
Welcome to the hobby farms. Hope you like it here as much as I do. It is a great site. Come and visit my farm sometime.

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09/05/2009 03:57.10 PM Report This Comment  
That is a nice pic of the little frog:) I really like your farm's motto too

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09/05/2009 04:54.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Right now the furthest we have gotten is to decide that we are going to do it! Still have to investigate what kind, when, housing, etc. Thankfully, I have a friend who has raised pigs in the past! I will pass along what I learn!

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09/04/2009 11:40.41 AM Report This Comment  
  It must be in the air, the pig thing. I've gotP2's (our son) name on 2 barrows in late March early April. Got to call the guy and see who will have piglets first the Yorkshire or the Landrace. P2 wants a Hereford Hog, but the closet farm is in North Dakota. Several days drive north from where we live and I don't know how they would take the heat in Louisiana when they come from a place that has snow for winter. What breed are you looking at, sex and why? This is our first go around with the pigs. Love the additional thinking and advice.

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09/04/2009 09:52.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Homestead! We are breeding our goats for their fibre. Hopefully, we will also sell them for breeding stock and/or pets! They are amazing brush clearers (better than pigs because they don't root), which is why we got them originally! We fell in love with them...they are smart critters and very easy to care for. Ours will climb around on rocks, but don't climb fences. We are thinking about raising a pig for slaughter next spring...and some turkeys!

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09/03/2009 10:19.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Do you...
show your goats or use their wool/hair for yarn? Are the goats an easy animal to raise? Do they like to climb? We are getting P2 two pigs next year and will go from there. Have a great day.

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09/03/2009 09:18.00 AM Report This Comment  
  LOL...thanks Homestead! They are little!!! What you can't see is the puddle in the leaf that he is bathing in...my husband was out watering the flowers when he discovered the lil guy!

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09/02/2009 12:38.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh now...
I see the frog. At first, I could not get past the flowers and BTW welcome.

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09/02/2009 11:44.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks guys! That is a Treesong Treefrog! We have about an acre of convenant wetland on our property where they live. In the spring these little guys serenade us to sleep! You wouldn't believe how much noise one of these lil critters can make! :)

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09/02/2009 09:08.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to hobbyfarms, nice picture

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09/02/2009 06:19.21 AM Report This Comment  
  nice pic

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09/02/2009 02:36.20 AM Report This Comment  


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