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a new fainting goat at Stearns farm in parma, ohio names pancake

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Exciting Announcement! New Farm Friends

Hello to all of our lovely visitors! We are so excited to announce that some new animal friends have become part of our furry family. We have 3 new goats! They are fainting goats, and their names are Pancake (pictured above), Phantom and Phoenix (pictured at the bottom) Pancake is a male fainting goat. He […]

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Egg 101: All You Need To Know About Eggs

The color of the egg shell can range from white to brown to olive green. The difference lies in the breed of the hen. And funnily enough, you can determine what color a hen’s eggs will be by the color of her earlobe (where exactly a hen’s earlobe is beats me). Nutritional content is the same, […]

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Goat Rising for Beginners

Though you won’t make millions raising a small herd of goats, raising them still is a rewarding experience. There is much for beginners to learn before purchasing goats, including breed types, housing, feed and, ultimately, the purpose of starting your own herd. As these animals will depend entirely on you, carefully consider if this is […]

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Helpful Horse Care Basics & Hints

Aspects like age, breed, activity level, season and underlying health issues all affect the way an owner needs to care for a horse. Some equines are kept more like pets and are prone to weight gain and their diets will need adjustment for the decreased activity level. Other horses may be quite clumsy and get […]

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Handy Hints for Raising Ducklings!

The Eggs! If you have your own breeding ducks but plan to incubate the eggs artificially, collect the eggs daily to ensure they are as clean as possible. Most breeders avoid washing eggs and advise you to only incubate clean ones but I must admit that some of our little ones came from muddy eggs! Store eggs […]

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Old Fashion Baked Beans – recipe

Ingredients: 1 lb. dried beans 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 lb. salt pork; cubed 1 teaspoon salt 1 small onion; diced 1/4 cup ketchup or barbecue sauce 5 tablespoons of brown sugar 4 tablespoons molasses 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1 apple; cored Mix together and bake 350 degrees till thickened..

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