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Valerie Root

Root Farm Arlee By Valerie Root Root Farm is a small family owned and operated farm. It is run by our family of four. We have chickens, ducks, turkeys, sheep and pigs. We also raise a couple of butcher calves each year. Oh, and don't forget the llamas! We feel that living the way our ...

The Reason God Made Hawthorne Bushes

This! This is the reason God made Hawthorn Bushes. I forget all year that there might be a good thing about these horrible, thorny and obnoxious weed bushes. When I see this scene in the winter I remember something good about Hawthorn Bushes. This makes me forget the thorns tips broken and ...

Llama Alert

Llama Alert!We came home late one night and Russ spotted Sally but not Suzie. He backs up and pulls in toward the gate and shines the head lights into the pasture. No Suzie. He backs up and shines them another direction. Oops there she is. Just black as night and impossible to see except for ...

Chickens in The Pig Pen

I was explaining some of the problems I was having with my pigs to my daddy. I was stressing and fidgeting, going into great detail about problems. Dad figured I needed to loosen up a little, so when I got done venting, he told me the story of his chickens with the pig.I laughed until I ...

PIGS – POTATOES – PROBLEMS

My hubby was getting some bulk potatoes and asked the owner if he happened to have a truck load we could buy. When he found out we were selling 4 H piglets he said, "Here, take these as a thanks for encouraging our youngsters to do agricultural activities." We told him thanks so much and ran ...

What, Another Skunk?!

Morning: There is always a lot going on at the farm ...Wow! Am I accident-prone! I tell you these wildlife creatures are going to be the death of me.At 3:00 this morning, the smell of skunk woke me out of a sound sleep. I reach over to wake up Russ. He says, "Let's go find it before it gets ...

Life on the Root Farm Arlee Llama Alert!

I got home today from town and found a mess. The pigs had broken out of their pen and proceeded to tear up my pasture. The dog-killing, pig-hating, sheep-protecting llama (Suzie) was on alert and hidden behind the dirt pile, sending out her warble of appeal. The sheep were huddled up into ...

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