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Are you friends with a farmer? Expect the unexpected.

Being friends with a farmer can be quite an experience; to the uninitiated, we farmers are a strange bunch. Don't say I didn't warn you. There may be a surprise birth now and again. Animals are unpredictable and they sometimes ... Read more »

Tamarac vs. my fences

Every year, around this time, the Nigerian Dwarf girls come into season, and start wagging their tails at the fence, enticing the boys over like furry sirens with a flurry of hormones and seductive baas. And every year, I stand ... Read more »

Arrival of Fall = Goats in rut!

I love Fall. In no uncertain terms, I love everything about it. I love the way the air smells, I love wood fires in the evening, I love cooler temperatures and a tiny hint of frost in the mornings, I ... Read more »

On being an unreliable blogger, and other excuses

Forgive me, for I have been a bad blogger lately. The whole point of a blog is to be vibrant and frequent and up-to-date, and I have been none of those things. In fact, there are blogs that I used ... Read more »

Why I always do a head count...

I am the happy owner of a 28 year old spotted saddle horse who, despite being somewhat unsound, is still an active member of my herd and can put on quite a burst of speed if the mood takes her. ... Read more »

Grammar, punctuation and tone. And bucks.

Just as grammar is important, so is inflection in the written word, in order to convey tone. For example. Rewind four weeks, and you'd have heard me saying, "Nine does! Wow! What are the chances?!" Rewind four hours, and you'd ... Read more »

Welcome to Poppy Creek Farm!

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Hi! Thanks for making your way to our website! We've been offline for a while now while we rebuilt our site and underwent some changes, but we're back now! We have been working hard on our herds of Nigerian Dwarf ... Read more »