Tag Archives: equipment

Creep feeding

Lambs grow best when they have a variety of foods at their disposal. The problem is that when they are young (as they are now), they’re in among the ewes, who are not only hungry, but ravenous! They are lactating, and this production of food from their own bodies makes them eating machines, devouring any […]

Rescued by NetTex

This blog will seem silly to many. How can she be so happy, they’ll ask, for a bunch of little plastic bits? But I am. You cannot believe how happy I was to receive hundreds of small plastic pins in the mail the other day! The package was the result of literally years of searching. […]

Good fences make good neighbors

Although this proverb appears in a poem by Robert Frost titled “Mending Wall,” some version of this same sentiment seems to appear across many cultures and languages — and it’s perfect in describing the goings-on of today’s blog! During this time of year — breeding season at Peeper Hollow Farm — it is never more […]


There are a variety of small hand tools that we use around Peeper Hollow Farm throughout the year, but none is as important or as frequently used as a simple pair of nippers. This handy tool, pictured here, goes by several names—diagonal cutters, wire cutters and diagonal pliers. Basically it is a pliers with two blades, […]