Acre and a Half
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Oak Grove Valley Farm commented on Acre and a Half's blog post New Year
"So sorry they were not recovered....but glad you have others and some babies on the way.  I hope 2014 is a great year for you and your farm!"
Jan 1
Karen Paro commented on Acre and a Half's blog post New Year
"So sorry to hear that the does never turned up Can't wait to see pictures of all the new little ones as they come along though"
Dec 29, 2013
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New Year

Never heard anything about our stolen Does. Very sad. We have accepted the fact we will not see them again. Fortunately we have many, many beautiful and goats still on our farm. We are looking forward to Adie kidding at the end of January and Mavis and Broomy kidding in March. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all and looking forward to the NEW YEAR and more adventures and stories from ACRE AND A HALF.The Oldenburg'sSee More
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REX

"This is the absolute cutest thing I've seen!  Love this pic!!"
Dec 20, 2013
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
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Karen Paro commented on Acre and a Half's blog post Stolen Goats
"Any updates on the goats?????"
Oct 18, 2013
Homesteaders in Training commented on Acre and a Half's blog post Stolen Goats
"I am sad reading this! I am so sorry, this is absolutely disgusting."
Sep 29, 2013
Karen Paro commented on Acre and a Half's blog post Stolen Goats
"That is just terrible I'm so sorry to hear this!!! I too am hoping for a miracle and you find them all alive and well."
Sep 23, 2013
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3 week old baby turkeys hatched on our farm

"How are your turkeys doing?  Of the 4 we ordered (1 Naragansett, 3 Bourbon Red), 2 survived - the Naragansett and a Bourbon Red.  I love them - such gentle birds, inquisitive, social.  Pretty sure 1 is a hen and the other for sure is…"
Sep 20, 2013
Oak Grove Valley Farm commented on Acre and a Half's blog post Stolen Goats
"I am so sorry to hear about this.....my heart goes out to you."
Sep 20, 2013
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Stolen Goats

We are heart broken...4 of our beautiful Nubian does were stolen from our farm today. In the middle of the day someone backed a truck up and took Beatrice, Lu Lu, Zu Zu and our beloved Odie. I am sooo disappointed in people.Stealing is wrong, but stealing someone's animal is just despicable. Were were just 2 short weeks away from breeding all these great girls. It is a shame to even think someone is going to (or already has) butchered these beauties for meat.I am VERY angry and sad.Here's…See More
Sep 20, 2013
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Stolen Goats

We are heart broken...4 of our beautiful Nubian does were stolen from our farm today. In the middle of the day someone backed a truck up and took Beatrice, Lu Lu, Zu Zu and our beloved Odie. I am sooo disappointed in people.Stealing is wrong, but stealing someone's animal is just despicable. Were were just 2 short weeks away from breeding all these great girls. It is a shame to even think someone is going to (or already has) butchered these beauties for meat.I am VERY angry and sad.Here's…See More
Sep 20, 2013
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On an "Acre and a Half"

On September 5th 2010 our son Brandon Lee Beck was shot and killed in a senseless and cowardly act of violence. Brandon was 19 years old when he was killed about 2 miles from our house. The pain of being in the same neighborhood and driving by all the places we had so many memories was to hard to bear...so we decide to move and hoped to find a house with some land.

In November 2010 my husband Eric and I bought "An Acre and a Half," in Chandler AZ. We have lived in a suburbs if Chandler for about 11 years and didn't want to leave the community altogether. We really lucked out on finding our new HOME. It was as if it was meant to be. Everything moved very fast and despite all the housing and mortgage issues we closed in 27 days!!

We have lived on our "Acre and a Half" for 18 months now and so far we have goats, cows, 30 chickens, three turkeys and a beautiful garden. We have started raising baby Nubian goats, we have raised and eaten our own turkeys and have recently had much success in hatching our own chicks and turkey poults. I have learned to canned fruit and vegetables from our own crops and Eric has learned all about processing and culling the animals.

the experience of birth and responsibility of raising all the animals has been a great learning experience for our 6 year old daughter Zoe. How many 6 year olds get to have a favorite pet chicken named "Beau."

20 months ago I would have never imagined myself doing all of these great things. Getting back to basics, spending time outdoors, and appreciating nature has helped our family heal. We truly believe our farm has been HIS gift to us...The only thing better would to have Brandon with us to enjoy these experiences.

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At 9:57am on May 1, 2012, Tina said…

what a beautiful acre and a half! You are an inspiration!

At 9:09am on May 8, 2012, Tina said…

Good Morning! I look forward to learning and reading about your adventures! Your animals just make me swoon~

Blessings to you~

At 9:58pm on May 18, 2012, Ellen Peavey said…

You have done so much with an acre and a half, it makes me want to do more with our 3.5 acre's. We have a much bigger garden this year so that is our only improvement. Ellen from Georgia

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New Year

Posted on December 28, 2013 at 4:27am 2 Comments

Never heard anything about our stolen Does. Very sad. We have accepted the fact we will not see them again. Fortunately we have many, many beautiful and goats still on our farm. We are looking forward to Adie kidding at the end of January and Mavis and Broomy kidding in March. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all and looking forward to the NEW YEAR and more adventures and stories from ACRE AND A HALF.

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Stolen Goats

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 2:00am 4 Comments

We are heart broken...4 of our beautiful Nubian does were stolen from our farm today. In the middle of the day someone backed a truck up and took Beatrice, Lu Lu, Zu Zu and our beloved Odie. I am sooo disappointed in people.

Stealing is wrong, but stealing someone's animal is just despicable. Were were just 2 short weeks away from breeding all these great girls. It is a shame to even think someone is going to (or already has) butchered these beauties for meat.

I am VERY angry…

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Registered Herd

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:17am 0 Comments

We have a registered herd now! Just drew blood on 12 of our goats fr CAE and CL testing!! For our first time it went well...12 for 12 sticks and no issues. Hope everyone comes back clean.

We will be ready to start our first kidding season in October!!

2013

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

We haven't blogged for a while due to all the holiday celebrations, family in town and of course work on the farm. We started making our own goat milk soap and gave away some as Christmas presents this year. The response has been overwhelming and many many people want to buy our soap.

We get the milk from our Mini Nubian Doe "Rapunzel" who gave birth two her first two bucks last July and from Broom Hilda. BH is an older Nubian Momma who gave birth to Lulu and…

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