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Farm Name: Larkshire Farm

Year Farm Established: 1980

Location: Coyote Creek, NM

Years I’ve been farming: 33 years

Animals I raise: Horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, ducks

Crops I grow: vegetables, berries and fruit trees

Hobbies I enjoy: Gardening, cooking, collecting teapots and pie vents

The proudest moment on my farm: When a project gets finished with minimal trips to town for that last part.

Pets: Dogs

Farm Motto: If at first you don't succeed...DO IT AGAIN!!!


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  I just wanted to stop by to wish you a Happy Easter!

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04/18/2014 10:42.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for your kind words about Melian. I really miss her. She was something special and so beautiful. I have another saluki now, Ember, and she's such a different personality. I love her too but she's no Melian.

How do the pigs taste? Has spring arrived yet? It's here and the grass is growing. It's way too early! I don't mind if it stays but if the trees start flowering and winter comes back we'll lose all our fruit. Last year we got a long deep freeze after they blossomed and we got no fruit at all. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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03/04/2014 11:12.57 PM Report This Comment  
  precious pics~love your area!

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03/03/2014 05:07.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
on your new baby granddaughter! That is wonderful and happy news. I hope she and her mother are doing well.

I also hope your daughter with the blood poisoning is doing better now. That sounds scary and not very pleasant. Ugh!

My sad news is that a month ago my beautiful saluki, Melian, died in a horrible accident. The neighbours' dog has been running loose and is totally untrained and unrestrained. He literally scared my dog to death. She was so terrified she ran straight into a fence and broke her neck.

It was dark and snowy. I heard the horrible crash right next to me and then found her body lying dead in the snow. I cannot ever get that awful image from my mind. I loved her so much. She's the red dog in my photos.

So, my year didn't end very well. I have a new puppy now, she's a red saluki too and her name is Ember. She's helping my heart heal.

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01/19/2014 11:45.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy New Year!

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01/01/2014 11:46.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Just stopping by to wish you a belated Merry Christmas. I got really sick last night so for right now I'm really not feeling great.

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12/26/2013 10:26.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Just stopping by to say Happy Thanksgiving!

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11/27/2013 11:14.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Halloween!

Sorry about the AI not working. Any luck finding a boar?

Things are pretty good here. The horses are doing great.

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10/31/2013 11:48.44 PM Report This Comment  
  In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM  
  How are you doing? I'm sorry I haven't stopped by in awhile. I've been so busy!

This month I'm running Eddie for hotm and I'm not entirely sure why. I'm getting a lot of late nights trying to keep up! But it's fun.

I'm glad you're enjoying a rainy season. Still fire season here and we had a lot of smoke for awhile. We even had evacuated goats staying on our property. They're gone now and the danger has dissipated.

Did you look into Dexters yet? I came across Miniature Zebu too. Boy, they are cute!

That's sad about your Jersey. I have no idea if Dexters do well at high altitude. You're pretty high at 8000 ft!

Enjoy your rain!

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09/11/2013 10:22.41 PM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing? So, you got some much needed rain? That sounds so nice! In summer I forget how rain feels and sounds.

Any update on the highlander yet? Have you thought about dexters? They're really cute and would make a great first cow.

Pippin is doing amazingly well. It's been a month since his enterolith surgery now and he's impatient to get back to his adventures! I take him for walks almost every day which I think speeds his progress. 2 more weeks before he's back in the saddle, so to speak!

I'm glad the chicken girl is having so much fun. I remember that age and loving my chickens!

So, did you enter your local parade? It sounds fun like ours.

Enjoy your critters!

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07/18/2013 10:28.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Independence Day!

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07/03/2013 10:39.17 PM Report This Comment  
  It's great to hear from you again. Did you get your points back? I love using my points on here to get the $25 gift certificate for seeds. We've used them 2 years in a row now for the garden.

Talking of the garden, we had the nicest, longest spring ever. Then about 3 weeks ago it suddenly froze and killed all the plants we had lovingly grown in the greenhouse. Okay, so we bought new ones and replaced those.

But it also killed the fruit on the trees so badly that we're really not going to have much of a harvest this autumn. So sad because they were all doing so well!

Now we have super hot weather and things are growing again. I guess you're having that weather too. No rain here either and I bet we won't see a drop till autumn.

How are the chicks doing? It sounds like you have a rainbow collection. We got a pretty diverse collection a couple of years ago and it was fun seeing all the different sizes and colours. Didn't get as many eggs though.

Does your grandson have the Scottish Highlander? Those are so cute! I would love one of those.

We have an adventure going on here right now. My mini horse, Pippin, has been getting sicker and sicker and finally today we got a diagnosis. He has 2 (yes TWO!) enteroliths in his colon. They're huge at about 5" diameter. He's a tiny boy at only 30" at the withers. So, we need to do surgery as soon as possible.

Always something! Have a great weekend and stay safe from any storms. No storms here.

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06/14/2013 11:30.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi,
Thanks for the comment on my page. We just had a rain all day yesterday and today both. Tomorrow is looking nice and sunny. I love your pictures!

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06/03/2013 12:42.31 PM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing? Still getting that wacky weather? It's sooo nice here. Almost hot! Everything is blooming, lots of the garden is planted, Pippin's winter coat is trimmed... I love spring. My favourite time of year.

Good luck with the grape vines. You can see from my photos that we have grapes here. They do really well! And we get a good crop when the raccoons aren't eating them all. They love grapes! And sometimes the opossums eat them too. A couple of years ago we had a family of raccoons that came every night to our main grape arbour. I went out every night before going to bed and scared them off. One night I got so close that I smacked the ringleader on the butt. Scared him to death! They didn't come back again. For a night or two...

I bet it's fun having your grandkids back in your life again. Have you picked out the chicks yet? Oops, I mean has your granddaughter picked out her chicks? And has your grandson picked out his calf? It IS exciting!

I hope you're all having fun this weekend. Wish we could leave votes on this channel!

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04/27/2013 11:20.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Pictures
I love all of your farm pictures!

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04/18/2013 05:29.20 PM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing? We had a week of warm spring weather and it even stayed above freezing at night! Silly me, I was hoping it would stay that way but now it's cold again. Not surprising at all but disappointing.

So, you're pigs are all butchered? How do they taste? Yummy, I bet! We're done with kidding season now and this year goats seem to be in demand so we sold every single kids within days of being born. Pretty good, huh? We aren't keeping any this year and we have so much milk we're even selling one of our does. I will miss her. She's a sweetie.

Did your chicks arrive yet? We have new chicks too and they grow so fast! We just got Rhode Island Reds this year. They're pretty good layers and consistent.

Have a great weekend!

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03/22/2013 10:47.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey!
I love your pictures especially the baby calves!

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02/20/2013 04:39.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Apple smoked pork sure sounds good! Spring isn't showing any signs here yet either. A few fish in our pond died because it was so cold for so long this year. I sure am ready for some warm weather!

On a happier note, our goats started kidding a couple of weeks ago and so we've had some little cuties hopping around. They're adorable! Unfortunately, we are not keeping any this year but I'm glad that goats are more popular now so it's fairly easy to find buyers for them who will give them good homes. Used to be so hard in the past!

Have fun with your smoking. I used to butcher animals when I was a teenager. I don't do that anymore and dont' really miss it! But, it does taste good!

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02/13/2013 12:00.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh, I am sorry to hear about the horses! But I understand. They are a lot of work and we just have the two. Our big boy just had a bout of choke and we had to call in the vet. Now we're chopping his hay into smaller bits with a hand cranked hay chopper. Kind of fun but time consuming! And time is precious as you well know.

We had a nice holiday and new year and things are going great. Our snow is beginning to melt now. We've had over a foot of snow on the ground for a month and a half now and it was pretty cold for quite a long time. So glad none of our pipes froze!

How about there? Glad you still have those cute donkeys. I think donkeys are horses in bunny suits! So adorable!

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02/04/2013 11:44.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy New Year!

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12/31/2012 07:59.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Merry Christmas! Just wanted to stop by with cold snowy CA greetings.

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12/26/2012 11:56.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Brrrrrrr! It's properly cold here now. I was hoping for some icy weather to help harden up the muddy flooded ground. Seems to have worked! I drove a horse today and was completely bundled up. Still a bit chilly despite the layers. It was loads of fun though!

Glad your piglets are growing. We had a few pigs in NZ and I remember how fast those little ones didn't stay little! They are awfully cute though. And LOUD!

You mentioned your daughter visiting from Idaho. Does she come every Christmas? I bet it's fun to have her back! And the grandkids too.

We have tons of Canada geese here too. They like to stop in our valley on their way. Love hearing them during the night.

Wish I could leave a vote. They really need to add voting to this channel!

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12/13/2012 11:46.57 PM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing? It's great to hear from you again on here. So sorry about your sow. Oh my, did the boars kill her? I kept pigs before coming to the US so I know that they're smart and can be quite dangerous. We had one sow that used to make traps for the ducks and then she'd lie in wait and kill and eat them. She was as friendly as could be unless you were a duck.

So, you're inundated with apples? So are we! We have a few trees of our own that did really well this year. And just when we thought we were done dealing with those our neighbour gaves us several buckets of apples. We finished saucing those when we got given an offer we could not pass up. A local orchard with literally hundreds of trees decided not to sell this year. Anyone can go by and pick apples for free. They're tons of varieties and all our huge apples with no flaws. Yum! So, guess what we're doing now! Yep, canning, saucing, apple buttering, desserts, etc.

We freeze some too. They don't turn mushy. Just blanche them lightly beforehand. We like to slice them and freeze them for future pies. The horses, goats, and chickens are enjoying the bad apples.

Nope, no vacation this summer. Too busy! We will probably go to the coast this winter. Get away from all the snow and ice for a week.

Don't work too hard!

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10/29/2012 04:46.54 PM Report This Comment  
  A cup of tea..... sounds good.... lost a big sow today..... and have not been happy since then.......a cup of tea might just settle me down. I know I have lots of sows but dont like to lose any of them to any thing.....but the boars were a bit heavy handed and it was a warm day today...... she pushed past me to go to a new pen and disaster...... an awful day.

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10/25/2012 04:53.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy 4th of July!

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07/04/2012 05:13.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank you
Thanks for the welcome

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06/12/2012 02:22.37 PM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing? Still getting the NM smoke? I'm thankful we haven't had any the past couple of years. Who knows what this summer will bring though?

How are your newly planted cherry trees? And chocolate mint? What's that? Sounds tasty!

Almost all of our garden is planted now and we hope we are past the frosty nights for good! Too many new tender shoots.

I hope you had a great weekend ttyl

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06/10/2012 11:57.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
on the new grandbaby! That is wonderful news! And I'm glad everything went well.

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05/22/2012 11:32.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Mothers' Day!
I hope you had a wonderful nice spring day and enjoyed a lovely Mothers' Day. It's beautiful here and I'm so very happy that the cementing of the new patio is all done. That was tiring! Two nights of work in a row. But it was worth it.

Pippin, my mini horse, is doing great but I need to fix a flat tyre on the cart. Got to order some patches! In the meantime I've taken him out on a few walks. Not many this week though since we've been so busy.

Last Sunday was the biggest event of the year for this county. It was the annual rodeo! Everyone from miles around comes for this big day and there's a parade and all kinds of classes.

Eddie (big Percheron) won First Place in the parade! I'm so proud of the big handsome boy. He looked so handsome all decked out. I'll upload photos when I can.

Happy Mothers' Day!

Any new baby yet?

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05/13/2012 11:53.10 PM Report This Comment  
  I realized it's been awhile since I stopped by. How are you doing? Enjoying spring? We have a bit of the garden planted but it froze last night so we're still waiting for most of it. Got some plants started in the greenhouse though. How are your flats of seeds doing? You did get them in, didn't you?

Any news on the new grandkid? I expect he or she is already there by now since his activity since March. Good luck and an early congratulations!

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05/02/2012 11:31.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Easter!
I hope you had a wonderful and spring like day today! Your weather is like ours. That's what we get for living in the mountains! We had snow a few days ago and now it's in the 60s. We do have some plants in the ground but still waiting for warmer weather for most of them.

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

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04/08/2012 11:52.40 PM Report This Comment  
  I was looking forward to spring too but we finally got our first snowstorm last night. And our first goat kids. Great combination!

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02/29/2012 11:32.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Just dropping by with a quick note. It's warmed up here and is pretty nice during the day with 40-50 degree temps and sunshine!

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02/05/2012 11:27.01 PM Report This Comment  
  you said in a blog that you love barns..even falling down ones. We have a couple of those and wich we could do something with them to make them usable. Hate to tear them down, but they are not able to be pulled straight.......oh my

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01/24/2012 12:18.59 PM Report This Comment  
  How is everything there? Getting organized like you resolved for the new year? I'm not in the habit of making new year resolutions. I figure if something needs changing there's no time like the present.

Our new year started out quite sad. Our tame squirrel who we raised in 2010 was killed on new year's eve. She was hit by a neighbour's car. Our driveway is their right of way and we're not happy about it. They drive too fast! And now our poor Acorn is gone. She was so smart and friendly and would have had her first babies this spring.

I know that you lost quite a few critters in the fire and I know that must have been quite devastating. It's never easy. I hope things are looking up for you and no more fires this year. We're hoping to stay fire free too. Too much forest is burnt down every year.

Well, good luck with all your endeavours. Have fun!

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01/12/2012 07:33.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Beautiful

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01/02/2012 10:26.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy New Year!

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12/31/2011 06:42.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Merry Christmas!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. So, your daughter has bagged snow ready? hehe I think perhaps she was switched at birth. They just picked a baby that they knew would look like you. I think it will be dry here too. It's just too cold for snow! Some snow would actually be nice right now to help warm things up a bit!

Merry Christmas and have a very happy new year!

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12/23/2011 11:46.36 PM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing? Did you get any snow yet? We had a little but it didn't last. It's been too cold to snow and yes, I'm complaining. When is spring? At least it's pretty now with all the Xmas lights.

Busy weekend ahead! Just dropping by quickly to say hi!

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12/16/2011 11:25.36 PM Report This Comment  
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