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Farm Name: mini moo farm

Year Farm Established: 2008

Location: swanzey, NH

Years I’ve been farming: 7 years

Animals I raise: dexters, chickens, house pig

Crops I grow: peas, carrots, gourds,beets, garlic onions, tomatoes, potatoes, corn

Hobbies I enjoy: sewing, handicrafts of all kinds, building things with my hands

Club/Associations memberships: cast and brass antique machinery club

The proudest moment on my farm: when my calves were born. three so far!

Pets: we just lost our 13 yr old dog, my buddy reba, but have sparky the house pig (the veitnamese pot belly pig) and the cat scooter.

Farm Motto: learn something every day!

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  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  
thank you very much willow lane farm annex.
i loved having them and i keep in touch with nellie still, she's wearing the straw hat, in fact she is due to have her first calf in march. her mother cocobean the dun colored in the picture i did milk and she was not used to human touch like i was doing so she got a little testy at first but also i did not have a milking parlor or a stanchion to put her in, she was just hooked to the wall in front of her hay holder. but in anticipation of wanting to milk nellie from when she was born i ran my hands all over her and included rubbing her belly and udders so she never even flinched when touched. unfortunately i will not be able to see if my plan worked out. i had to sell all my dexters, i got hurt badly and was sitting in a chair for 6 months, so after enlisting my husband (not an animal person) to do barn chores and teaching from my chair he did excellent and got to know the girls and was sad to see them go as well, but i couldn't take care of them like they should be.
my advice to you would be to get hands on, really hands on, now and until such time to milk gets here. brushing rubbing patting and make sure she can see you on a milking stool or bent down where you will be so she doesn't freak out that you are lower than normal. and move slow and calmly, but i bet you know some of this already. :)
if i get a chance to do this again i would have a stanchion and a separate milking parlor. i wish you good luck and if you end up getting a "kicker" tie a rope just in front of her back legs and tight an old farmer taught me this.
good luck and have fun.

Come visit me, mini moo farm.

02/16/2013 04:56.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Loving your dexters!
I just got our first dexter girl. She's bred and we're hoping to milk her starting in the fall. Have you had any experience with the milking? We raise beef critters (highlands) and this will be our first try at this. Maggie is to be our family cow. We are so excited!

Come visit me, Willow Lane Farm Annex.

02/15/2013 07:40.36 AM Report This Comment  
my wish is for everyone to have a wonderful thanksgiving with family and friends.
for this winter to be kind to us all and that our animals find comfort during the coming storms.

Come visit me, mini moo farm.

11/22/2011 04:39.48 PM Report This Comment  


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