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    Posted: 28 February 2012 at 15:17
Actually, this isn't technically true anymore.  We used to have chickens and bees at our house in the city but just have the bees now.  We are getting chickens again this spring though.

But we have a veritable barnyard at the family farm, an hour from our house.  We spend as much time as we can spare there but are usually busy with our own urban homesteading these days!

At the farm, we raised dairy goats, fiber sheep, chickens and ducks for eggs and have a bratty donkey to guard the place.  We do drink the goat milk and make cheese.  I've just started spinning the wool from the sheep (after it sat around for 2 years...) and we eat and sell a lot of eggs.

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Working cat...ha!

Donk and the bad boys check out the hay delivery truck

Hours old baby goat!

Navajo Churro sheep

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the farm looks great, and i love the cat! the beautiful mrs. tas is a cat person, and everynow and then one of our cats finds her way into a picture or two ~
 
looks like you've got a great place going there ~ living the dream! Big smile
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Holy Moley...your cat is a dead ringer for my little guy Rocky Tongue
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Gorgeous photos ... Thanks for posting ...
 
I am a fan of Donkies ... and there are many Europeans rescuing and providing alot of care, Vets, and homes in Andalusia, and the Canary Islands for these abused creatures. There are numerous breeds from the PLATERO ( it is a famous story actually and they are silvery white ) and the Catalan tall sepia with white blaze variety ... Love them. I also adore horses too ... and of course, cutie blonde toddlers.
 
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