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    There is not much cuter than a Jersey cow (except a Jersey calf). They are a relatively polite size to wrangle, compared to a Holstein lol. Their milk production volume is much more manageable as well. Sounds like you have a little bit of heaven on earth.

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    Thanks for the update. Congrats on your cow. I'm still planning for the goats I want, but my turkeys are growing well and I ordered the egg/ meat combo from McMurrays to come in June. Working on building a hugel kultur here with a bunch of our scrap wood and will get the garden in this week if t ever stops raining (no complaining about the rain here though-at least it's not snow)!
    So glad to hear you are still doing so well!

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    So, I made a miscalculation. I've been primal since Feb 1st, so this week marks 13 weeks, not 17. Oops.

    Anyway, I wish it would stop raining here too. I need to get stuff planted! We did fence in the garden finally, but I was out there today and found rabbit droppings and a few broccoli plants eaten... .ERGH! Hate rabbits so much! I am going to have to do some reinforcing in some areas. Peas and carrots are in and I saw some pea sprouts. I have never been able to get carrots to come up, so I'm crossing my fingers.
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    Carrots have never been my thing either. They grew short and stubby and are so hard to get out of the ground! I have decided that since they are cheap even for organic that I can skip them and try something else.

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    Sounds like you need to get the .22 rifle out and start eating wild rabbit Thanks for the update on everything!

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    Yesterday I brought home my new Jersey cow, Mosey. OMG! Best thing ever.

    Today, I brought home four new goats. I honestly couldn't be happier right at this moment. Everything is settling in just fine and doing so well. Mosey gives the most heavenly milk and cream. It seriously tastes like a milk shake. It's hard not drinking three or four or twelve glasses of it a day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud Flinger View Post
    Thanks for the update. Congrats on your cow. I'm still planning for the goats I want, but my turkeys are growing well and I ordered the egg/ meat combo from McMurrays to come in June. Working on building a hugel kultur here with a bunch of our scrap wood and will get the garden in this week if t ever stops raining (no complaining about the rain here though-at least it's not snow)!
    So glad to hear you are still doing so well!
    That is a pretty sweet combo from McMurrays.... It was my first purchase from them a couple of years ago. I have purchased chicks from another hatchery but they never performed as well as chicks from McMurray's.... at least in my limited experience, anyway.

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    Two days ago I planted 20 brussel sprouts and 20 cabbages. Yesterday I discovered 18 sprouts and 12 cabbage gone. Eaten. Destroyed. Cue angry hunk melt down. Damn rabbits have been digging under the fence. Last night I didn't have time to make the proper reinforcements, so my dog and I slept in the garden. I have worked for months on those plants and over night they are gone. Like hell will I let it continue. I will sleep out there until I can get the fence right. I'm really angry I have to go BUY more plants. That was not the plan.

    I wanted to give you all an update on my weight. I feel like I barely talk about that! This morning I weighed in at 260.4. Since february 1st I have lost 55 lbs. 45 to go before I reach that big "100 down" mark. Probably another 30 after that to reach ideal body weight... but I don't really know because I've never been at an ideal body weight. I remember being 200 and feeling ok, but still heavy. Maybe 180 will do the trick?

    Oh! I have a broody hen! I found her setting a nest of eggs a couple days ago. As best I can figure 18-19 days from now I may have some chicks! This is so exciting for me!
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    I so hear you about the plants, Hannah! I have pole bean issues - not sure if they are eaten by rabbits or earwigs or something else, but they are sawn off at the seed leaf stage. Happens over and over again every year - so frustrating. And my favourite veggie!

    You have done so amazingly well with your weight loss! Your energy must be over the moon! I so wish I could see your little farm, but I'm a long ways from Iowa! Best wishes...

    Martha

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    I have had great success deterring rabbits by liberally sprinkling garlic powder around what I am trying to protect. Couldn't harm anything to try it with your new plants. Alternatively, plant garlic this fall with a goal in mind of interplanting your veggies with it next spring.
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