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Ashley Duncan  Family friendly farming, pasture based meat production, and an occasionally unsettling mix of education and entertainment.

Huge thanks to everyone who chipped in for this winters hay! Half of this hay has been paid for, and my gang of delinquents get to nosh on second cut until spring. πŸŽ‰ I still need some help; please check out my previous post with the Goat Magic enamel pin for more info. ❀️

My beautiful boy, Bertram. He has made some beautiful babies. 90% of the time, he is pudding covered in wool. 10% of the time, he tries to break your legs. Testosterone at max... If I can't fuck it, I'll kill it. πŸπŸ’¦βœ¨ Barnyard safety lesson #1, never give your back to an animal. πŸ‘ŠπŸ’€ (That lesson stands for jiu jitsu, too!)

Sheep snuggling before bed. Perks of being a shepherdess. #lambmagic

This is Rosie's good side. She is very old, blind in the other eye, and spends her days careening across the yard. She doesn't lay eggs. Rosie sits down if you reach for her. She is completely useless and I love her the most. #humblehovel #chickensofinstagram

Whirlwind of productivity over the last couple days. Barn cleaned out, stalls rebuilt, deworming, trimming, hayloft reorganized and ready for second cut hay.
Huge thank you to everyone who bought a pin and helped out. Mail run happened today too, and will again tomorrow.
Feeling the love.

My happy place. πŸ‘Ά Sometimes you walk into the barn without your coveralls and get to assist. πŸ‘– The yellow is meconium (poop), passed by the lamb into the sac during a prolonged and difficult birth. With a little pull, she came right out and her sister was in place right behind! #lambmagic

The real angry bird. πŸ™ƒ Only the second bird in an hour I've escorted out of my house. Tis the season.

I have a small family farm. This means I raise animals for pleasure (theirs more than mine) and some we eat, and share with friends as pets or as a meal. It runs at a significant financial loss. πŸ’Έ This operation started with chickens. I was living in a small hamlet of a dozen people and one bajillion chickens squashed into the chicken barn on the corner. The smell of death and poultry poop was regularly fragrant, and was the first thing I smelled and tasted when cooking store bought chickens. Having spent years experimenting with vegan and vegetarian diets, I figured if I wanted it done right, I needed to do it myself. And so came the first dozen broiler chickens. πŸ₯All types of animals have followed. Some are rescues, some are retirees (aka pets). Some go on our plates. If I got to live the life my livestock do, with all needs met and a demise that ended in a blink and not chemo, I'd be pretty stoked. πŸŽ‰ I host free lamb tours when we have babies, because it's better than therapy, and because I like to see people connect with agriculture, no matter the scale. Give them something to think about that hopefully results in better food choices for their own health, the well being of animals, and the planet. 🌎 My situation has changed, and to be perfectly frank, I need some help this year. By next winter (I know it's still summer, but for us farm folk it is winter prep season) I will be in a better position. So here is the pitch: for a minimum donation of $25, I will send you a 35mm enamel #goatmagic pin, my undying love, and the knowledge that you have directly helped keep my merry band of mostly useless misfits healthy and together. πŸ€PayPal with your address included is the ticket, or eTransfer to: twwlysuicide @ mac .com 🀞🀞🀞

Question: "What products do your use for your hair?" Answer: "About a week ago I scrubbed at it with a bar of soap." πŸ’βœ¨ #fancybitch #highmaintenance

Watching them chew is very relaxing. Who needs one therapy animal, when you can have a couple dozen. 🌱 #goatmagicyogafarm #goatmagic #happyplace

SHAZAAM. Much needed blast of magic.

Barnyard affections. πŸ‘«β€οΈβœ¨

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