Your good/bad in 2020?

Pinewood Acres

Farm Hand
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I hope it's not too early to start reflecting on the past year. Livestock wise, what went well for you this year and what didn't work out as you'd hoped? I fought off goat ringworm and it seemed to have cleared up for a few months. Unfortunately, it hit us again, so I moved the healthy goats to another area. It's odd that it's happened this time of year. I have quarantined the infected goats. I don't have very many goats to begin with, so I should be able to get a handle on it. On the other hand, my chickens have had a very good year! The baby chicks were hale and hearty and I didn't lose any. My hens aren't doing much laying this time of year, but that's to be expected since I don't use artificial lighting, and they aren't big layers during the cold season.
 

leon

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There's never a 'right' time for a farmer to reflect, and I believe next year will be bigger and better. I am yet to take stock of what went wrong or right or fell below expectations, but at least trying my hand in chicken farming went well.
 

Almost Eden

Golden Chicken
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Your question made me realize that I've had an incredibly bland year really. I didn't add the peacocks and I think that was a smart decision, but other than that, everything has been pretty steady.
 

Urban Homestead

Golden Chicken
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I lost five hens to a fox this year. That was rough. As for the good, I successfully bred two heritage rabbits that were on the conservation list.

@Almost Eden, sometimes the bland years are the best years. It's like having a moment to catch your breath.
 

jack

Farm Hand
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I take stock of what I do every other time, and it forms the basis of my annual assessment towards the end of the year. Doing this helps me evaluate whether a new venture is worth pursuing to the end!
 

BIGRED

Farm Hand
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Interesting topic! Someone is adding peacocks! I have to know more about this. This is something my wife would love to do.
It's been a pretty bland year here too. But I agree, sometimes bland is good - especially for 2020.
 
 
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