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Farm Name: Moen Farms

Year Farm Established: 2010

Location: Lemmon, SD

Years I’ve been farming: 3 years

Animals I raise: Chickens, ducks, a goose and two horses..

Crops I grow: None, moved so there is no crop land.

Hobbies I enjoy: reading,working with the animals, cooking

The proudest moment on my farm: My first eggs! 7/3/2010
Chickens moved into their new coop


Pets: 1 house cat and a dog...then there is the farm animals

Farm Motto: Livin to learn


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  You worded it right J "useless death." Just kicking my butt wondering why they could not just shot her when she fell extremely hard that Sunday before the vet came out. It would of save P2 a week of heartache, but then again she was a 4H project and not all make it.

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04/16/2012 06:30.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Back at ya J. P2 had a BAD week Summer lost her calf and due to a calcuim level being too high she prolasped and then the following day the vet came out and proformed a hysterectomy on her. It's been a week, she lost about 35 pounds due to the hysterectomy and blood lose. Very week, but getting up and down, drinking and but not eating.

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04/09/2012 08:03.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Ducks gone, most of the chickens, which will be going soon. Still have a horse, but need to get her moved... luckily the lady I bought her from will take her bacck to give us time to find somewhere else, if not she will just keep her....

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12/20/2011 08:23.20 AM Report This Comment  
  NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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11/28/2011 01:21.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Houston... we have a goose egg! I know she is over a year old, I have had her since July and she finally laid an egg! Unfortunatly it wasn't gold, but hey it is kind of eggsiting...

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11/15/2011 09:07.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Well we got the animals except for the horses, moved to the new place. Got part of a barn sectioned off for my birds. Need to call the vet and check out if I need a health certificate to change states with the horse. (ND to SD) if I do then need to take her in and then get her moved. We are pretty much moved back into our "town house" and i guess we have an offer on the farm property. We still have stuff out there.. Oh I hate moving..

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11/14/2011 06:39.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Well we sold most of the farm equipment at a auction on Saturday the few pieces that didn't make it there will be going to a scrap metal place when we can get it up there.
I am slowly packing up the farm house, the land and the house are now listed with a realator, so hopefully it will sell realitivly fast so we can move on. You never realize how much stuff you accumulate until you have to move. I thought I cleaned out a lot a couple of years ago when we moved out here, I was wrong!!!! (I did but not enough) Ugh!!!!

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10/31/2011 01:51.25 PM Report This Comment  
  P2 had to put a couple of bricks in the piglet's waddling pool, too. I rememeber Bert when he was still on his mom would wait till she got out of her bath tub and jump on in and wait until the PM feeding for P2 or I to pick him up and out of the bath tub....LOL

Maybe that's way he's so gentle, but noone is in heat because either they are too young or both the bigger ones are settle with the semen that P2 collected from the LSU Boar.

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10/13/2011 06:27.51 AM Report This Comment  
  The university says that the "purchase order is in the mail and should get it this week." Well last time I checked it's Wednesday and the deadline is Friday for them. Talking about last minute here. I don't know J it's like a better sweet kind of thing. If we can get Summergirl sould to the university, then he will have something in his book like noone else in Washington Parish. I would have one less mouth to feed out of the feed money and Bert can live on cement and not in a moveable pen which looks like P2 and I will have to move every three days to keep him from digging out.

To your ideal about getting a smaller cow, why don't you check into the minature beef cattle so you don't have to milk or go with a set of goats.

It's hard for me to see a good cow go to market, but those that leave their baby to die....I have no prob giving them a one way ticket.

But since you are down sizing, what are you going to do with the extra time you will have on your hands?

How's about an up date on the baby ducks?

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10/12/2011 07:06.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Well today ALL of our cattle are going to auction. Tried in one last ditch effort to keep our horned heifer as a pet.. but I don't think it worked as she was already loaded. of course hubby asked what we'd do with her, I said well she should be bred, so we'd keep her as a pet..and let her calve out and then later we'd breed her again..but he didn't go for it. It is funny it isn't the cows that cost the money it is the damn farm land..not the alfalfa (little equipment is needed for that) but his "cash crop" is what cost the most... Won't be long and I suppose we will be living in town...Death of a dream...

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10/12/2011 06:51.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Can't really get too enthused about packing/moving. I have packed up some things, but have ran out of boxes. Had the weekend off a good time to get something done. Why is it men decide we must move, but the women end up doing all the packing? They seem to always find something else to do....
So far our baby ducks are doing good. Mom has turned out to be really good. The chickens are all laying. The cows are doing good and looking really good (they are all being sold next week, but darn they are looking good) The horses are happy in the big pasture.. I guess the only mess is me...

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10/03/2011 05:56.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Well J you know how those moms can be at times. Some are too over protective and then you get those that just up and leave their new born baby heifer in the middle of the field for the coyotes. I used the .22 on one of them coyotes and it TOOK all that I had not to use it on her wide load. But the Good Lord was watching over us and had a plan. Because one of the other cows lost her baby through the night and she was right behind my cusing to take the heifer. Needless to say as soon as the "old" mom is cleaned up she's got a big "A" on her butt for the auction barn.

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09/26/2011 12:48.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Well we have come to the conclusion that our 300 acre farm, with two people, both working full time off farm is too much to handle, and will be leaving it soon. Our herd, and cropland isn't big enough to produce the kind of income we need to be self suffiecient.
We have a possible solution, a smaller acreage closer to town, which means we'd have one less 20 mile commute. My husband, bless his heart came up with this solution so I can keep my beloved, horses and birds, and not have too close of neighbors. I am saddened that we will be closer to town and I will lose my magnicifent view but knowing that this will prevent us from losing everything, I believe I can live with it. So once again I will be moving into the town, temporaily (hopefully) moving back to our town house. My son said he knew it was coming, and I guess in the back of my mind I knew it to, but I was hoping for some type of miracle to keep my dream alive.
If all goes as we would like, I can still remain on the forum but I will be a hobby farmer with just a few animals and a few acres...

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09/20/2011 09:14.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday when I got home from work, we had cows to put back in, and fence to fix. Went to town didn't get home until later and something must have got into the older ducks pen and took some eggs from the nest! Yesterday morning when I went out to let them out for the day there was an egg in their run, and lacy was really hissing at me when I looked into the enclosure..She does have 8 eggs left..

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09/13/2011 06:55.54 AM Report This Comment  
  J....OMG...just when you think everything is going fine, then you get that slap in the face. I sure was sweeting a little until I read your post. You ALL are in our prayers.

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09/08/2011 06:35.05 AM Report This Comment  
  OMG!!!!About your Hubby. How's he doing? How's your son taken the news????

Well P3's tail is funney looking, no white in the middle and a few hairs on either side to make a ball this coming Saturday....took P2 to Oberlin, LA on Saturday in the middle of Tropical Depression #13 (Lee) and they said to make a ball the best I can and not to stress, just a shame they did not break his tail 2 inches higher. Okay a small breath in and out.

Have you every heard the conversaion about "Hello Boss I need to take Friday off due to it being only P2 and I taken 3 show calves to Pike County Fair on Saturday?" I did not get a call back, so I'm guessing he's oking the leave....LOL

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09/06/2011 09:35.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Cayuga is now definatly sitting. Not sure how many eggs she has under her, but the nest is built up pretty high! Hoping to get some baby penkin/cayuga cross ducklings. Not sure what I will do with them but...We will see around halloween.
Our baby chick, spud is growing and seems very happy. Noticed today though there are two little spots down by where spurs may someday be..does that mean he is a roo? He is definatly part buff orpington. If he is a roo, don't know what to do....don't need three...

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09/03/2011 05:25.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Started using diametcous (sp) with my chickens and ducks today.. Don't really know if they have mites or anything, but it seems like the less invasive preventative measure to take. I also put some in the nesting boxes..
I need to try and find some sand box sand to build the darlings a dust bath place. I have holes all over their run where they have made their own dust baths. I don't mind the holes, but I read you have to keep the diametcous dry for it to work, and adding it to their holes doesn't seem like an option (since they are digging down the earth is moist)
My cayuga is a bit of a mystery. The last couple of mornings she has been dutifully sitting on her clutch, but in the afternoons she is out with the others, although she does have them burried in the shavings and it has been in the 90's and in the afternoon the sun directly hits where her nest is, even though it is in a shack (she built in right in front of the door at the back of the shack, and the shack is only 4ft deep- and the door is about 4'x4') Have thought of moving them to the goat shelter but it is only 3 sided and I am hoping someday to get more goats...My son did build a really nice sturdy goat shelter..a lot sturdier than the shack they are currently in..
So far the chicken wire addition has kept them in and the only other animal to enter their yard is frogs.. brave beings that they are! Off to work I go..

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08/25/2011 07:29.09 AM Report This Comment  
  This morning as I went out to clean the kiddie pools, I discovered that the adult pool had a couple of visitors. Frogs were found swimming around enjoying the pool. I just added some water to the adult pool, and just left the frogs alone and figured the ducks would either tolorate them or eat them.. Bon A Patet... After the pool, I went to take care of the horses and steer, meaning to turn off the water as I walked by on my way to the barn.. I feed the large animals and went into the house about 45 mins later went out to see if the horses were agreeable to going for a walk, the ole mare was rearing to go, but the other wouldn't let put a rope on her so played with them for awhile. When I was done, I walked back to the adult pen to see if the frogs were still visiting.. and discovered two things..
1.) I had left the water on full force for the whole time..
2.) Cayuga.. apparently snuck under the fence and was outside the temp fencing.. Thankfully I was the only one chasing the duck the dog actually behaved himself. So I caught her and placed her back in and she was welcomed home with opened wings...

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08/23/2011 03:15.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Added a little room to the shack yard. Maybe isn't the best or most sturdy enclosure, but sure seems to make the Old ones happy. They atleast now have some grass to lay in. What grass they had, a month ago has disappeared, and with the rain we have had, their yard has become a mud pen. (their pool doesn't help either) Moved their pool out to the grass although I think they miss the mud pools to dabble in!
I have been surprised that the ducks and goose were as easy to train to go in at night as the chickens were. The young ducks, seem to run outside if too much light is in the coop even though it is dark out (headlights while closing the coop up) however, the older ones start towards the shack when I start walking towards them.

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08/22/2011 07:38.04 PM Report This Comment  
  "Of course didn't get anything done that I planned.." us MOMS get this A LOT no matter if the kids are still at home or away...LOL.

If I don't get what I need done by 7 AM it's just not going to happen...LOL

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08/22/2011 11:33.46 AM Report This Comment  
  The rain part...know about how you feel, the guys go and get the bailer out of the barn and then a 15 minute shower comes through unexpected.

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08/22/2011 07:30.01 AM Report This Comment  
  J how big of a tub will two adult mallards need? P2 is trading a piglet for two adult mallards and then throught the grape vine I heard that some family members are getting together and getting P2 some ducks for Saturday which is his B-day.

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08/19/2011 06:18.59 AM Report This Comment  
  J there must be something about this year's hatch...all of P2's chicks that he got back in March are like that, too.

Even P2 has some of them up for sell because he doesn't not babies off them.

We put wormer in their water yesterday, since no one is laying either because they are too young or they have babies on the ground.

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08/18/2011 08:26.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Lizard chicken...LOL...P2's do that when they haven't gotten finished with laying their eggs or when they go broody.

All I know if that P2 has sworn off red americana chickens because they are the meanest out of the bunch.

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08/18/2011 07:12.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey M your b/w Americana(s) did they come to you a neon green chick? P2 is looking for neon green Americana Chicks. Only got one in his life time so far.

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08/16/2011 08:50.36 AM Report This Comment  
  One of my 4 arucunas (sp) is laying blue eggs! Also have a couple more of the pullets laying eggs... Made a dozen of pullet eggs up for my son to take to his new apartment- to get his roommate.. but I think he forgot them!
Went out to one of the water spigots (only have one on the house) to get some water for the garden (only tomatos to water) and in a bucket we have for the dog, we have 4 frogs living there! We have a lot of small frogs around the yard due to the wet spring.

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08/15/2011 02:44.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Extra Duck Eggs and baking
Yes, Duck eggs are sooo much better for baking. Have you thought of freezing the extra eggs? I've never had enough eggs but I read somewhere a few years ago from an experienced farm person in another magazine that you can take the eggs, put whatever is freezer proof (I use empty jam jars for my freezer keeps it nice and organized.)and you have what you need when your short of the eggs are not being laid.

Look at your recipes and put as many eggs as are needed for cake, brownies etc. Even Omelettes work as you break the yolks and gently stir before freezing. Don't whisk or create air.

I heard it works great and saves your excess eggs. But of course never have enough eggs to try it as I give mine away to neighbors who are really down and out. Sweet elderly on fixed incomes with no ability to subsidize their living. A lesson in looking ahead.

Sigh...... Diane

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08/12/2011 01:59.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Nothing in the trap but she did make another nest overnight... so we will see..

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08/12/2011 07:01.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Set a live trap in the adult pen tonight, with some duck eggs as bait, see if we can catch anything. She is still laying but won't lay in the shelter. I put a couple eggs from the fenced area into the shelter and she didn't take them and put in a nest, so put them in for bait. I did find two more eggs this morning out in their yard. Just brought them in the house.. Need to see if I can find a way to conjule her into building another nest..

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08/10/2011 09:24.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Well locked the older ducks and goose in the shelter last night. Looking at it probably need to do a little work on it. Never had a predator problem there before, but have used it for pullets and always locked them in at night. Not sure how much room a coon needs to squeeze through but it really isn't that secure. May just move them to the other pen with the chickens and other ducks. The coop is less penatratable..

Seeing two adult ducks and a goose trying to play in the pool at the same time, makes me realize need a bigger pool. May be able to switch pools, since the one for the younger ducks is bigger. Was happy to see that hiss crawled into the pool on her own today. I have set her in there a couple of times, but she never stayed too long, but after the others were done she crawled in. Of course she was already wet cause the white one shook water off him and basically soaked their whole area..
How come you never have the camera when you need it?

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08/09/2011 09:43.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Have a coon or some predator.. got in and destroyed all my ducks eggs.. but has left the ducks/goose alone. Never had problem with them before. Thought maybe ducks did it, but there was and empty shell on top of their shelter yersterday morning.. Haven't been forcing the older ducks in at night.. guess I better start..

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08/08/2011 05:35.36 AM Report This Comment  
  I went down to the pig pen yesterday evening and had to turn on the over head sprinklers while I worked on getting the old hay out of the shelters. I was ringing wet from sweat and boy oh boy I could of slipped into Ruby's clean tub, but she beat me to it...LOL

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08/03/2011 06:58.20 AM Report This Comment  
  OMG!!! J do you know what kind of cakes you will be making if you use duck eggs. They rise oh so much better then chicken eggs in a cake.

Can you put out flyers and see if you can sell your eggs?

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08/02/2011 07:09.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Well the lady I got the ducks and goose from, confessed that the white penkin is a male. She said that is what she told me, but she didn't. She said they were all female and one was sitting on eggs but since there was no male, they wouldn't hatch! It doesn't matter to me, I don't mind having pairs.. but would have prevented some confusion in the beginning...
She did suggest I get a male goose!

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08/01/2011 02:31.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Like I've said before....we have the Days of the Flock, As the Piglets Turn and Whoes the Daddy now airing out in the back 40...LOL

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08/01/2011 07:17.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Well after coming home to a rogue steer, a rogue chicken, and a cock fight.. the evening turned out pretty good, the only thing that didn't get resolved is the cock fight, and they are fighting over the pullets!

The dog didn't see the rogue chicken, so got dog contained, let chicken run for a while... When going out later, coaxed the chicken near the fence, and lifted up and pushed her back in... Got a bucket of feed and coaxed the steer into the small pasture (all of the other cows are gone, I think he got lonely) and he is still there this morning.
Well the roosters were at it again this morning, but so far no blood.. Although they are all postured etc, they don't look real serious about it..

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07/28/2011 08:10.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Well I have two pekin ducks apparently. One older male and one younger female.. Not sure how old the older ones are, the younger ones are around 4 months old. (can't remember the exact date I got them) Well maybe if I can keep everyone healthy, I can eventually put the two pekin together and have baby ducks? She is so much smaller than the drake at this time. Since he doesn't seem to bother the cayuga maybe the two of them can get together..the goose might like a reprieve!

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07/26/2011 09:21.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Yhea BABY!!! Those monkey wrenches seem to love to make me either lose my hair, go gray or make my blood pressure go up...LOL

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