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Urban Farm Magazine

Sue Weaver's "Mondays with Martok" blog
Mondays with Martok
How should you care for the critters around the farm? Get the answers straight from Martok the goat’s mouth (with translation by Sue Weaver, a regular Hobby Farms contributor). Delivered with a dose of humor, his blog tells tales of animal husbandry realities, tips and discoveries.

05/05/2014 - Helping Sheep Adjust to Life on a New Farm
We have two new sheep on our farm. One is a young ewe named Tansy and the other is her newborn daughter, Pasha. They’re hair sheep—a mixture of Katahdin and Dorper.

04/28/2014 - 3 Flies on Our Farm This Spring
It’s springtime in the Ozarks, which means the flies are back! Pesky flies make spring and summer trying times for us animals—and for humans, too!

04/21/2014 - Prepare Tasty Goat’s Milk that Keeps Well
If you have a household dairy and milk dairy goats, you’ll want to process your homegrown goat’s milk so it stays fresh and yummy as can be.

04/14/2014 - How to Milk a Goat
Milking a goat isn't much different than milking a cow or a sheep, but it can be intimidating if you don't know what you're doing.

04/07/2014 - 6 Milk Facts to Know Before Starting Your Farm Dairy
My new triplets will be 2 weeks old this week, so Mom’s going to start milking Katy once a day.

03/31/2014 - Katy the Goat Delivers an Unexpected Surprise
Katy’s babies were born exactly on her due date last Monday, and, boy, did we get a surprise! We thought she was having twins, but she had triplets: two girls and a boy!

03/24/2014 - 11 Ideas to Boost Your Farm Image for (Almost) Free
A few years ago, my Mom gathered ideas for free and inexpensive ways to publicize your small farm. She asked if I’d like to share them with you, and so I am!

03/17/2014 - Toxic Fescue: A Danger for Livestock Moms-To-Be
Mom and Dad have had trouble buying good hay this year. They finally got some big bales from a man they bought hay from last year. The problem is that some of the hay is fescue, and my pregnant girlfriend, Katy, shouldn’t eat it.

03/10/2014 - Kid Ready: Preparing Katy the Goat for Birth
Hey, guess what? I’m going to be a daddy again in two weeks! My girlfriend, Katy the Alpine, is having my babies.

03/03/2014 - Pasture Pals? When to Be Wary of Multi-species Pasturing
Can you keep a donkey and a llama in the same pasture?

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