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Keeping Goats as Companions

Goats can be raised for meat or dairy purposes, but don’t overlook their potential as pets. Goats can make great companions for people and animals.

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Your Chicken Feeding Guide

Ensure your flock is eating the right diet—their breed or age—with these guidelines.

Nigel Earns a Coursing Title

Photo by Audrey Pavia Nigel received his Coursing Ability Title this past week. Nearly a year ago, I wrote about Nigel’s first attempt at coursing. A fun AKC event, coursing gauges a dog’s desire and ability to chase a lure for a specified distance. Once a skill measured only among sight hounds, coursing is now […]

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Goats in 4-H Projects

Choosing to have your goat serve as the subject of a 4-H project can be a rewarding and educational experience.

Two Roos

Photo by Audrey Pavia Henryfonda and Liberty, my two young roosters When I decided to let one of my hens hatch three eggs a few months ago, I had my fingers crossed that I’d get all girls. I knew that was unlikely, so I decided I’d be happy with two. It turns out I didn’t […]

Sleeping Quarters

Photo by Audrey Pavia Three of my cats like to cram themselves into just one bed. I’ve been a cat person my whole life. I think there was a three-month period when I was 27 when I didn’t have a cat. I had lost my kitty to leukemia and was too grief-stricken to get another […]

Pied Piper

Audrey Pavia’s blog – Pied Piper – Urban Farm Onlinechickens, pied piper, Audrey Pavia, mr. mabel, chickens following On Saturday mornings, when I go outside to do my weekly chores, I am quickly greeted by my flock.Despite the less-than-altruistic reasons for my popularity with these birds, I still get a huge kick out of the […]

Houdini Horses

Photo by Audrey Pavia Rio and Milagro – Houdini’s relatives reincarnated? You’d think I kept monkeys instead of horses, with the problems I have keeping my animals confined to my backyard. Seems one or both of my Spanish Mustangs manages to escape the back part of the yard and find their way to the back […]