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Today was a real farm day for Cordelia. She helped with chores this morning including giving Betsie love, and she learned how to use her daddy's rubber mallet (2nd pic). She is ready to work! (We wish)
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Sincerely though we are feeling very lucky to have the opportunity to raise her on a farm. So many new things to discover with such a wonderful immersion in nature.
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Good night all! We hope your pillow is as soft and lovely as a sheep ;)
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#sosweet #softpillow #heisknockedout #fortheloveofgoats #huxfamilyfarm #durhamnc #durhamncfarms #farmlife #bullcity #farmlifebestlife

Beautiful braid done by an amazing attendee at our groundwork horse clinic tonight. Gryffindor looks so pretty! We had a wonderful group tonight with lots of ah-ha moments :)
Few spots left in yoga and meditation classes tomorrow. I am now officially a certified meditation guide (figured i did it enough i should become official lol), and can't wait to share some of thenew things I've learned during our Gentle Yoga plusGuided Meditation class. This is a longer class with more chances for goat cuddles. We do a very accessible gentle yoga class that is perfect for everyone, along with a guided meditation to help you destress and let go, while also raising your energy and self love, benefitting you and everyone around you.
Hope to see you tomorrow!
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We are back in the business of smiles and healing with farm animals ;) We all need a chance to calm and heal after the craziness of this past weekend and hurricane Florence. Ragnar is ready for visitors and so are all the other animals.
Friday (Sept 21): Groundwork Horsemanship Clinic
Saturday (Sept. 22nd): still have a few spots at 12:30 Therapeutic Goat Yoga
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2:30 Gentle Goat Yoga plus Guided Meditation (amazingly relaxing)
Sunday (Sept. 23rd): 11am Therapeutic Goat Yoga
Please register in advance by going to either our website and clicking on Eventbrite at the top of the page, or our Facebook page event tab.
Hope to see you soon :)
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The goats are ready for the rain to end, but we are so grateful the flooding wasn't worse, and that we have had no damage so far to the property. Our thoughts and healing energies are with all of those affected far worse than we, through hurricane florence, the typhoon hitting china, and the fires out west. We hope everyone is able to return to their lives and move forward to better times soon!
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#sunshinewemissyou #huxfamilyfarm #durhamnc #durhamncfarms #farmlife #bullcity

While the goats and sheep are hiding from the wet, the ducks are playing in the puddles :) my phone keeps taking fuzzy pictures. I am sure i messed something up so will have to investigate. The last 2 pictures are of some of the flooding that has started in the dry lots and pastures. I have a feeling it is going to get worse over the next two days :(
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Our hurricane experience so far has been gratefully uneventful. We have had lots of wind and rain, some areas of the farm are really muddy despite our preparations, and are starting to flood as the rain continues, but we are so grateful it isn't worse. Our ducks have decided their pool and the rain isn't enough water and they must take baths in their buckets :) We have had an abundance of veggies pop up in the garden There have been enough clear spots without rain that we have been able to do chores and feed (the goats won't come out when its raining). Luckily our volunteers and two main workers have been able to get here with no trouble so we have had help. We have both been sick the last 2 days so are moving at half mast, but Cordelia is going strong and is now pulling herself up to standing everywhere. Hope all of you are safe and our loving energy goes out to all those dealing with loss and flooding through this time. .
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Here is a cute parenting fail to help lighten the mood before Florence comes barging in. Cordelia started repeating "Bye bye"...so like good parents we broke out the camera to record it....yeah she stopped pretty much as soon as the video turned on LOL. We still think she's pretty stinking cute though. (She is mesmerized by one of our farm hands Michelle. That is who she is staring at in the beginning. Cordelia really gets quite ridiculous with how she stares at her. We have told Michelle she must have fairies dancing around her or something!)
Dapple is looking quite lovely in the background too ;)
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All Classes, Tours, and Clinics are cancelled for this weekend (Sept. 15 and 16))! We are quickly trying to prepare for the storm and hope that you all stay safe and dry as well. We will see you another weekend!
Thanks!
#hurricaneflorence #gettingprepared #classescancelled #huxfamilyfarm #durhamnc #durhamncfarms #farmlife #bullcity

I think Blaze has adopted Nutmeg, or maybe he is just sweet on her ;)
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Today's #huxfarmhighlight is Betsie! She is our other newest member of the farm.
Betsie started out on the farm of some neighbors across the lake from us. They moved to the city, which she decided she didn't like, so she came back to their farm. The people caring for their farm have been unable to take good care of her so for the last year or so she has been wandering that neighborhood. There are several families that were doing their best by her, but this sweet girl had gotten in pretty bad shape. They were getting worried about her health as well as the fact that she liked to stand in the road and bark at cars and school buses. So the offer was made for us to give her a new farm home. She came to us super infested with fleas that a few of those neighbors had tried treating her for. We have treated her again and a flea bath is in her immediate future ;) She also had a bad case of worms that we treated her for as soon as she got here. Unfortunately since some well doers didn't know much about great pyrenees, her coat was shaved several months ago. This is something you really don't want to do on a double coated dog. There are so many bad consequences for them, and many other ways to care for their coat that are not harmful to them! Each owner has to make the best choice for their situation, but it is a decision that should not be made lightly. We do not shave our pyrenees. She now has a super matted slightly growing back in coat, that probably feels like a wool sweater to her. We are slowly but surely brushing the mats out.
She is very sweet, but slow to really trust. She doesn't mind the ducks at all, but gets a little possessive with Ragnar and Cameron about things she sees as hers (her dogloo, her food bowl, her special napping spots). Ragnar visits her through the fence and Cameron is keeping her company right now. We are helping her work through this and understand that she is safe here. That she doesnt have to "steal" food from her own bowl, she can just stay and eat it. And that she is now home and can be comfortable knowing all of this is hers including the animals to protect and a new doggie friend in Ragnar.
We are truly feeling blessed to have her

Meet Cameron for tonight's #huxfarmhighlight.
Cameron is the newest member of our herd. He came to us this past Tuesday, from a wonderful family. He is going to start out as another buck for our girls this year and next, then we may fix him so he can join the therapy herd since he is so sweet (like what we did with Junior). He is only about 5 months old, with beautiful blue eyes. He is an absolute sweetheart and loves to talk to anyone who comes to his temporary pasture. He is keeping Betsie, our newly rescued second farm dog, company until we can get him acquainted with the bucks and get her adjusted enough to protect the ducks (more on Betsie soon). Since blue eyes are actually a dominant trait in goats we are hoping for some beautiful blue eyed babies from this little man. If Katara gets to feeling better she will be the first up to partner with him since she also has blue eyes ;) They would make some beautiful sweet little ones!!
We look forward to making lots of memories with this little fellow.
If you have been considering volunteering or sponsoring a farm animal now is a great time to do it, as we have lots of new animals that need extra loves during sponsor appreciation time, or volunteer times. Email us for more info.
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#beautifulblueeyes #sweetboy #miniherdsire #huxfamilyfarm #fortheloveofgoats #dailygoat #durhamnc #durhamncfarms #farmlife #bullcity #farmlifebestlife

Horse as Teacher clinic with Victoria Haffer (equine facilitated therapist) is coming up in less than two weeks (Saturday Sept. 15th from 4:30-7pm). This is a wonderful opportunity to really take a step back from the rat race of your busy life, and allow the horses and Victoria to help you find your inner peace. Register through our Eventbrite page, link is on the homepage of our website at the top or find it under the events tab on our Facebook page.
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Tonight's #huxfarmhighlight is Maverick.
Don't let the sweet momma's boy facade fool you. This little man has a troublemaker's gleam in his eye at all times ;)
He loves his mom Midnight and his tein sister Twilight almost as much as he love scratches and cuddles from people. He is curious and into everything (hence the pic of him checking out our new muscovies). When the vet was here yesterday he tried to steal one of the vaccines. I was too busy extracting and keeping him out of her box to take a picture though of course.
We named him after the movie Top Gun since he was a handful when he was a baby. Into EVERYTHING! He has toned down some now that he is wethered (fixed), but it is still there ;)
We love him for all his sweet curiousness :)
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Katara update: The vet came out to check her leg again. She is on some medications to clear up a slight infection and help balance her pain. She is in a new full leg brace to help keep the leg more stabilized. We are continuing to monitor the healing. She is not getting worse, but also not improving as much as we would like. We will have another vet visit in about 10 days to decide if bigger measures are needed. Keep sending healing thoughts her way please!
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#poorbaby #prettyinblue #healingthoughtsneeded #fortheloveofgoats #huxfamilyfarm #durhamnc #durhamncfarms #farmlife #bullcity

We finally have a few last minute tickets for one of our goat yoga + goat cheese tasting + byob events (this Saturday Sept. 8th at 2:30). Not sure why since this cutie in pics 1 and 2 will be the instructor (plus a Melissa), and the cuddle butts in pic 3 will be your bolsters. But hey this is good news for you late planners ;) There may be a few spots in one of the other regular classes this weekend too. If you haven't tried it yet, seriously our goats are pretty amazing even if we do say so ourselves...☺
Go to our website and click on the link at the top of the homepage to register for classes or the yoga/cheese combo.
P.s. we just couldn't resist one more cordelia picture bomb for this...we will post more farm animals this evening i promise 😋
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Cordelia cheesin it up on the milkstand while momma and daddy try to save the bale of hay that fell apart before it gets rained on!
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Everyone is watching out for Katara as she continues to heal. Ragnar sleeps near her during the day. And Jasmine and Pepper guard her before yoga (2nd pic). its so cute ;)
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Tonight's #huxfarmhighlight is Midnight! She is Chili's daughter (really incredible story from last night) and Maverick and Twilight's mom.
Midnight's beginning was shaky. When Chili gave birth (about 3 months after having her leg amputated) she wanted nothing to do with her babies. We found Cat cleaning Midnight and making sure she was ok (Cat really is an amazing mom). Her mom didn't want to give her or her sister milk at first, but they eventually won her over and Midnight and Chili became inseparable.
Midnight loves when visitors come as she likes to steal things. She has run off with sunglasses, straws, keys, and shoes (sorry couldn't find the old pictures on my phone, but they are in earlier posts on our instagram feed). She also loves to cuddle and will often get right on into laps.
She is probably one of our most social goats, but seems to fly under the radar in terms of people remembering her.
We adore her and think she is super special :)
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