Sharing the Cornerstones of homesteading and good farm living.

 "Facts" that I have learned here at Cornerstone Acres...

Last updated 11/1/2013

DID YOU KNOW.....

A goat can easily jump a 3-1/2' gate from a standing position.

Pigeons and other barn birds PREFER the area directly above the hay more than any other area in the hay loft.

♦ A goat can get itself stuck into the strangest places - such as a place where there is NO WAY her head could have gotten in there first.

♦ A baby goat kid is one of the most precious things on this earth.

♦ Queen of the mountain games are fun when you get to be the mountain and the Queen is a 2 day old baby goat! 

♦ There is no such thing as too many towels when dealing with critters!!

♦ If your horse can fool you into thinking that HE believes the wire you strung up to keep him from demolishing the round bales is hot, he will relish the demolition of those bales all the more. 

♦  Comfrey leaves (NO roots or you will have huge problem) make an excellent addition to a compost pile.

♦  The saying "don't let a baby goat do what you don't want a full grown goat to do" holds very true.  Queen of the mountain (where you are the mountain) is fun with a two day old goat, a two week old goat and a two month old goat, but not so fun with a two YEAR old Boer goat.

♦  Goats are addictive....WAY addictive. 

♦  In some places of the world (Boon, MI for instance) fall seems to be a non-existant season. Highs from 95 degrees to 50 degrees in under a day. 

♦   God's answer to "organic Prozac" is a KITTEN. 

♦  Great Pyrenees dogs have a double dew claw on their rear legs.  This is an appendage that is actually like toes - part of the foot and should really NOT be removed.  They have the cutest feet!!

♦ That having four distinct seasons is immeasurably priceless?

♦ Muck boots are an extremely important piece of farm equipment.

♦ Puppies are wonderful.....but even MORE wonderful is when an entire litter of mischievous puppies FINALLY leave the farm heading to their new homes to cause mischief there instead!!

 ♦ A doe in heat kept from the love of her life IS the loudest creature on Earth!

 

 

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Farm Production Totals

2015

 

(last update 10/31/15)

 

Meat: 362#

Vegetables/Fruit: 551.88#

Eggs: 1918

Honey: 28#

Maple Syrup:  2 gallons

Angora Fiber:

Babies Born/hatched:  157

Jars into the pantry: 113

Milk: 16 gallons

New additons:  60 (plus a nuc of bees)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

Meat: 240#

Vegetables/Fruit: Didn't keep track

Eggs: 3348

Honey: 1 pint

Maple Syrup: None

Angora Fiber: 5 oz

Babies Born/hatched: 168

Jars into the pantry: 150

Milk: 5 gallons