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Makin Bacon : BS Brewings The Champagne of Blogs

http://www.bsbrewing.com/blog?p=261 Makin’ bacon – literally. Still, possibly NSFW images, as you’ll have to explain why your desk is covered in drool. My bro-in-law has been pressuring me to include pigs in my future-farm planning. I think this site may prove to be the tipping point.

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Organic Gardening, Modern Homesteading, Renewable Energy, Green Homes, Do it Yourself Projects – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

http://www.motherearthnews.com/ Mother Earth News, upon first glance, is a good primer for those reading up on renewable energy or self-sustaining living. Looking deeper, however, it’s a tremendous resource of farming tips, DIY projects and all around Good Stuff. They’ve very generously provided their entire archive dating back to the early 80s (probably even earlier – […]

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Sunday, The Agility Goat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBMrwnTJbCI It’s amazing how much this goat reacts like my cat at the exact moment a treat is offered. But then, they always say pets sometimes resemble their owners…

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Talking Turkey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG387i1wiL8 Small things amuse small minds. Here’s a very small thing that amused the gobble-gobble out of me.

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http://www.kvha.org/rachael/rs/cows.htm These delightful photos are essentially cow landscaping. Worth a visit.

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http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Polish/BRKPolish.html These crested Polish chickens have a place in my heart, if not my as-yet-non-existant barnyard. They remind me of those humans who cultivate eccentric looks in the hopes of appearing to be “cool”, but instead appear the exact opposite. Tell me this chicken isn’t asking a very well-rehearsed, “Hey, dudes, whazzup?”

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Hey, You Got Something To Eat? | The Onion – Americas Finest News Source

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/40091?issue=4228&special=2005 This bit of surreality was sent to my by my buddy Carring-Tron, who is fully aware of my goat-farming fixation. We got a good laugh out of the fact that it really does sound like it was written by a goat, albeit one who could stop thinking about food long enough to learn to […]

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Turkey (bird) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_%28bird%29 A pretty fascinating look at an etymological game of broken telephone: When Europeans first encountered these species in the Americas, they incorrectly identified them with the African Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris), also known as the turkey-cock from its importation to Europe through Turkey, and the name of that country stuck as also the name […]

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http://farmlet.co.nz/ I’ve been a bit mad for hobby farms recently, and it really isn’t helping my productivity at work to be immersed in sites like this when I have projects to do. (Thanks for nothing, jerk! :P) Sites like this make me insanely jealous (emphasis on the insanity – I have no farming experience and […]

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Donkey – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey More fun farming facts, this time linguistic rather than biological in nature: The word donkey (and its equivalent, ass) is one of the most etymologically obscure in the English language. Until quite recent times, the standard word was ass, which has clear cognates in most other Indo-European languages. No credible cognate for donkey has […]

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