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Farm Name: Riverbluff Farm

Year Farm Established: 1985

Location: Bem, MO

Years I’ve been farming: 31 years

Animals I raise: sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys

Hobbies I enjoy: soapmaking, cheesemaking, gardening, cooking, sustainable living, antiques, renovation/desi- gn

Club/Associations memberships: farmhousekitche- nlab.blogspot. com
thehogtroughtim- es.blogspot.com

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  Farm Envy
I love your pics your Farm looks beautiful im just starting out wish me luck!

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Thanks for sharing that website. I'll look at it today. You mentioned both felting and gift bags for your soaps and cheeses -- one of my friends makes soaps, and she does some type of felted wrapping for them. I think the gift bags would be great. And I love the thought of your enamelware set! Wow! Like you, I use mine. I don't have enough room in my house to have too many things that don't have a purpose. Plus, I hate dusting, so I avoid too many 'look pretties', as my aunt used to call them. When will you start planting your garden up there? I'm hoping my new raised bed garden will be ready to go by Good Friday, the traditional day to plant down here. We've had some unusually cold and wet weeks here which has stalled the progress. This week we're in the lower 70's with lots of sunshine, so I'm hoping we can make progress. I am so ready to dig my fingers in the dirt!

Come visit me, The Farm Wife & Paradise Plantation.

02/15/2011 05:06.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Dairy Goats
I wish you luck with selling your boys. Do they stink if they're wethered?
Awe, thanks about the picture. That's Knit (like knit and purl) We have a Purl too!

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02/13/2011 08:28.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Dairy Goats
So interesting! Do you sell the bucklings as pets or as meat? I'm just wondering how many people are actually looking for a pet goat, how hard they are to find homes for etc. I've read that Nubians aren't really stocky enough for meat? Thanks so much!

Come visit me, Iron Oaks Farm.

02/11/2011 07:27.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Ooh! I love it!
A vintage double washstand? Oh, that sounds wonderful! And a perfect piece for the house. I love all kinds of antiques and vintage items, but in order to have them and still be able to live in the house, I've had to narrow down my choices -- I love the enamelware, primarily the white with blue, black and red trim. I do have other pieces, but that's my favorite. I know you didn't list them, but have you ever raised, or know of anyone who raises the Pygora goats? I've heard they are excellent for shearing / spinning. I'm a weaver, and I really want to learn to spin as well. If I do, I'll eventually want fiber animals, and the Pygora's are some that I'm researching. By the way, my favorite picture is the picket fence with the roo. That just screams FARM!!!! Have a beautiful day!!1

Come visit me, The Farm Wife & Paradise Plantation.

02/08/2011 04:44.31 AM Report This Comment  
  February Storm of 2011
I believe the storm of the year is finally over. Here in Nebraska the snow accumulation was only about 12 inches but the wind chill was brutal with chill temperatures of -20+ recorded. The last couple days have been quite pleasant after being so cold with highs in the 30s above freezing. When melting happens during the day, the danger becomes thin layer ice called black ice on the streets during the freezing nights. I'm already getting set for the spring garden flurry. My favorite season is spring when everything is so fresh and new.

Have a great day.

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02/06/2011 10:29.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi there, Missouri neighbor! Where is "Bem?" Thanks for sending a note, it perked up my morning! Where had you been living before "coming home?"
Looks like we have the same theory on names; does your place sit on a bluff overlooking a river, or do you have a good view of the river bluff from your place?
I love a good puzzle....

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02/04/2011 09:48.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks so much for visiting
We're thinking about getting some Nubians for milking, do you breed them every year for a constant milk supply? And what do you do with the offspring, particularly the males?

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02/03/2011 09:30.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Riverbluff Farm Lamb Naming Contest
Help Riverbluff Farm name our new baby girls--the black and white lambs pictured above. If we choose the name you suggest, we will send you complimentary goat/sheep milk soap and bath salt goodies. You have until February 23rd (the lambs' one month birthday) to comment with your suggestion. Winners and the official birth announcement will be posted on March 1.

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02/03/2011 05:22.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi everyone
We raise nubian x saanen goats and east friesian sheep. I am just beginning the cheese making adventure. So far, our favorite has been a fresh chevre style goat/sheep blend. I would eventually like to get a dairy cow too for butter, but we'll see :)
I like vintage kitchen/house wares, some danish modern stuff and antique primitive pieces. I just picked up a vintage double washstand the other day with chippy blue-green paint that is one of my new favorites.
That is the farmhouse in the background, it's kind of unusual for the area. It was built in 1899 out of limestone stucco, the walls are nearly 18" thick layered with rocks and gravel from the nearby riverbed.

Come visit me, Riverbluff Farm.

02/02/2011 05:31.11 AM Report This Comment  
  great picture

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02/02/2011 05:20.56 AM Report This Comment  
Is that your house in the background? If so, I love it! We also raise chickens, ducks and turkeys, as well as pigs & cows. You make cheese? I'm looking forward to learning -- my next purchase is a Jersey. I know how to milk, so it shouldn't be a problem adding her. It's just knowing what to do with all that milk! What type of antiques do you like? I collect mainly vintage pieces, but have a few of the older pieces as well. Hope the weather is treating y'all nicely up there!

Come visit me, The Farm Wife & Paradise Plantation.

02/01/2011 04:58.45 AM Report This Comment  
  farm name
Our farm name is Bit of Heaven Homestead. I haven't done a profile yet. I am only now exploring this site.

susan, sullivan, MO.

02/01/2011 01:02.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for stopping by. If it was just our son and his animals it would not be that bad. But he's in 4H and showing this and that and boy it takes a lot out of us when we get them all home. But they had a great run at Parish Shows. District is this week and State is the next. Then it's back to square one with a baby calf that is born in April. What a ride.

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01/31/2011 08:20.08 AM Report This Comment  
What kind of goats, do you raise?

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01/31/2011 07:39.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Susan,
What is the name of your farm?
We're glued to the weather forecast, we'll see!

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01/31/2011 05:19.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Ready for the storm?
Imagine my surprise seeing a farm in Bem. I'm from JApan.

susan, sullivan, MO.

01/31/2011 04:19.28 AM Report This Comment  


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