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TAG : Keba M Hitzeman

Grooming Kit Essentials for Double-Coated Dogs

Photo by Keba M Hitzeman It’s a lovely, warm morning, with temperatures expected to be in the 70s today, so our Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs (LGDs) and our Malamute mix farm dog will soon be shedding. They are all double-coated dogs, meaning they grow in an underlayer of fur for ...

Finding Magic in a Farm Furnace Installation

One of the old furnace motors - so much larger than the new ones! As a college-educated, academic-type person who has only recently discovered that, indeed, I do have skills with my hands, watching those who do have those skills is not only educational but also akin to watching a magic show. ...

Gamify Your Farm Chores with Visual Lists and Apps

Working with my lambs is one of the best jobs on the farm. Photo by Keba M. Hitzeman If I don’t write it down, it most likely won’t get done. I’ve always been a list person, trying to keep track of all the things I need and want to do in a given day on the back of envelopes, in ...

Tackling Farm Chores in Rainy Late Winter

I think I will make the gravel path longer! I would have to say that I’m not much of a fan of late winter, as far as weather goes. In our part of Ohio, February is unpredictable and fickle, It taxes my patience, endurance, and sanity in ways that no other month does. This February has been ...

Managing More Babies Than Expected During Goat-Kidding Season

Photo by Keba M. Hitzeman Somehow, birthing season sneaks up on me every year. I know it’s coming, I know what I need to do to be ready for it, and inevitably, I think I have “just one more week” to get things prepared before goatlings or lambs start arriving. That phrase is the cue for ...

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