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Maple Acres from Wellsville, UT
Maple Acres

Farm Name: Maple Acres

Year Farm Established: 2005

Location: College Ward, UT

Years I’ve been farming: 9 years

Animals I raise: Goats, bees, chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, dog, cat

Crops I grow: TREES! Pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, corn, zucchini, garlic, onions, beets . . .

Hobbies I enjoy: Planting trees, growing vegetables, raising birds, maintaining the hobby farm.

The proudest moment on my farm: First time I hived a package of bees.

Pets: Wagner the 10-year-old Rat Terrier

Farm Motto: Just one more tree . . .


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  snow agai ? come on. I just want to plant lettuce.

Come visit me, Maple Acres Honey, Maple Acres & Maples Acres Trees.

03/01/2010 02:11.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Snowing again? And here I just bought my garden seed yesterday.

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02/24/2010 08:38.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Snow starting to melt.

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02/19/2010 11:03.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Since when did 30 degrees feel so warm?

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02/16/2010 07:37.41 AM Report This Comment  
  We're in the long stretch of winter. Can't wait for it to break.

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02/12/2010 03:53.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Intact male donkey playing a little too well with others . . . if you know what I mean.

Come visit me, Maple Acres Honey, Maple Acres & Maples Acres Trees.

02/03/2010 11:18.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Donkey doing great! Playing well with others!

Come visit me, Maple Acres Honey, Maple Acres & Maples Acres Trees.

02/01/2010 08:33.27 PM Report This Comment  
  New addition to the farm. Just picked up a 3 year old miniature donkey jack (intact). So happy to have this new boy in our family.

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01/30/2010 05:58.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Fog for days. When will spring come?

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01/29/2010 08:24.09 AM Report This Comment  
  So very foggy. Even at 5pm.

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01/28/2010 03:50.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Woke up to 3" of snow. Shoveled twice before I even left for work.

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01/21/2010 01:40.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Weird wet, rainy, few snowflakes weather. At least it's in the low 30s and not sub-zero.

Come visit me, Maple Acres Honey, Maple Acres & Maples Acres Trees.

01/20/2010 09:51.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Crazy! snow. Biggest flakes I've seen in a long time. And, they're blowing in sideways.

Come visit me, Maple Acres Honey, Maple Acres & Maples Acres Trees.

01/19/2010 08:09.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Had a billy with my goats 1 month now. He should be going home tonight. Hope he got the job done.

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01/18/2010 03:47.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Yeah! The fog lifted today!

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01/17/2010 07:12.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Still socked in with fog. Hasn't lifted in over 3 days.

Come visit me, Maple Acres Honey, Maple Acres & Maples Acres Trees.

01/16/2010 05:39.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Here it is 2:30 pm and still sooooo foggy. Crazy weather.

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01/15/2010 01:27.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Warming up to freezing for the next week or so. Love it!

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01/14/2010 03:26.21 PM Report This Comment  
  The goats have been vocal about my cheapness with the hay, but as this cold winter holds out they'll appreciate it in the end in April and early May when the grass isn't fully out yet.

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01/13/2010 09:42.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Everyone's hay holding out? I've been cutting back.

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01/12/2010 08:58.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Frosty morning today. I pulled some Christmas lights off of a Black Hills Spruce and it was amazing the amount and depth of frost that was on the tree. This wasn't new snow--frost. The 2x4" welded wire fencing almost looked like a solid fence around the goat pasture there was so much frost.

Come visit me, Maple Acres Honey, Maple Acres & Maples Acres Trees.

01/04/2010 07:34.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Loads more snow here today. It's the classic Utah powder too. Bet the ski resorts are loving it.

Come visit me, Maple Acres Honey, Maple Acres & Maples Acres Trees.

12/30/2009 08:26.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Cold here in Northern Utah. Hope everyone is staying warm in your neck of the woods.

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12/27/2009 05:48.28 PM Report This Comment  
  I hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas!

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12/26/2009 07:13.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Looking forward to spring already. New hives, chicks, goat kids, turkeys, ducks, and hopefully a new donkey...

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12/23/2009 06:41.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Answer to Question/Santa Sara Ranch location
Answer for Maple Acres
Carpenter is in the Southeast corner of Wyoming. About 28 miles east of Cheyenne, 6 miles north of Colorado, and 15 miles west of Nebraska border.

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12/23/2009 03:02.43 AM Report This Comment  
  My new billy is only about 11 mos old. He's really small and having a rough time at his job. Good thing he's really enthusiastic about what he's here to do.

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12/20/2009 10:52.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Got a new billy yesterday. Hopefully we'll have pygmy and pygora kids in May!

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12/19/2009 06:43.24 PM Report This Comment  
  nice picture

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12/12/2009 02:30.13 PM Report This Comment  
  I went and looked at a donkey last night. Didn't end up getting him. Anyone in Utah selling a donkey for a reasonable price? I would prefer a mini, but would consider a small standard.

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12/12/2009 06:34.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Angoras are easy to take care of and they sure look interesting! Most people think they are sheep. Mine has hair coming down over her eyes. I don't know how she sees and frankly believe that most of the time she can't She's run into me many times just because she doesn't have a clue I am that close. I've considered trimming her "eye hair", but haven't yet. I just like the way it looks.

I have kept Angoras on two different occasions. What I have found both times are that they are in charge. I had a pygmy as a very established herd queen. I brought these in and suddenly the Angoras were in charge. That happened the first time I kept them too. Perhaps if you have goats that are larger than Angoras such as Nubians then this wouldn't happen.

Come visit me, Maple Acres Honey, Maple Acres & Maples Acres Trees.

12/11/2009 07:08.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello
I'm interested in the Angora goats. Are they easy to keep. I love the look of them and would like to learn how to spin the fiber.

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12/11/2009 05:06.26 AM Report This Comment  
  I have a couple pics with the longer hair right now. In Northern Utah this morning it was -10 degrees. I'm sure they are happy to have the coats they have. Now, my pygmy doe, not so much.

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12/10/2009 07:37.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Nice looking goats would love to see a picture of yours with the longer hair

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12/10/2009 05:38.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Nice! We used to raise angora goats but have since moved on to sheep. Do you weave with their hair? I never have been so warm as when I wear my angora socks!

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12/09/2009 05:34.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Update
These are my goats, but not at my farm. These are angoras at a place I bought them from. Their hair is a lot longer now and pastured with a pygmy doe. These are both does. I hope to get a pygmy buck in there with them soon.

Come visit me, Maple Acres Honey, Maple Acres & Maples Acres Trees.

12/09/2009 11:11.38 AM Report This Comment  

 



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