Farm · Goats

Happy 1st Birthday Bitty!

One year ago a tiny goat was born, she was 15, maybe 16 ounces at birth. She was weak and quickly became cold. We rushed her inside the house and I gave her a bit of honey on her gums hoping it might give her a little boost. I checked her temperature and it was low… Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday Bitty!

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Snow’s Kids

Our goat Snow has been looking as wide as a house, I’d been stressing a bit because kidding is always a little nerve wracking for me…most of the time it goes well and the does kid just fine, but it’s not always the case. Snow happens to be my favorite, I think she’s everyone’s favorite,… Continue reading Snow’s Kids

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New Herd Member

We have a new addition to “the herd”, and it’s not a goat this time! It’s a livestock guardian dog aka LGD. I’d like to introduce you to Oaken, he’s half Pyrenees, half Anatolian Shepherd…these dog breeds have been bred for thousands of years to bond with and protect livestock like goats and sheep &… Continue reading New Herd Member

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Love like farming…

I no longer believe love works like a fairy tale but like farming. Most of it is just getting up early and tilling the soil and then praying for rain. But if we do the work, we just might wake up one day to find an endless field of crops rolling into the horizon. In… Continue reading Love like farming…

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Presidents Day Kids 02.16.15

Francine had triplets Monday, February 16, on Presidents’ Day. Two bucklings and one doeling. I’m thinking we’re going to go with presidents names: Lincoln, Reagan, and Kennedy. The boys will be Lincoln and Kennedy and the girl is Reagan.

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New Arrivals! 01.21.15

{Sunny Prairie Camassia X Herron Hill Edward Scissorlegs} Cami had 3 adorable blue eyed triplets, 2 doelings and one buckling, on day 146 around 3:00. So far all my goats the last 3 years have kidded during the day, which is nice! Cami is a first freshener and she did really well, being triplets helped… Continue reading New Arrivals! 01.21.15

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT…for a goat.

We’ve all seen adorable baby announcement for human kids. Why not goat kids? One of our Nigerian Dwarf does kidded last week, we had a hard time deciding on a name for her. I think it was because it was a single doeling…and I have 3 daughters, all with different ideas, who couldn’t agree on… Continue reading BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT…for a goat.

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You’ll Find Me In The Forest

Dear Friend, Stand Tall and Proud Sink your roots deeply into the Earth Reflect the light of a greater source Think long term Go out on a limb Remember your place among all living beings Embrace with joy the changing seasons For each yields its own abundance The Energy and Birth of Spring The Growth… Continue reading You’ll Find Me In The Forest

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Goat Hay Feeders

I’ve tried several different kinds of hay feeders for my goats and thought I’d share my thoughts on a few different versions: I’ll start with my favorite and most basic hay feeder. This is an easy DIY project, no tools required and you can pull it off for less than $20. I got a cement… Continue reading Goat Hay Feeders

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2015 – Year Of The Goat

Let me start by saying I’m not at all into astrology, I don’t know what 2014 was the year of, let me go Google it…OK, it was the year of the horse. The extent of my knowledge of the zodiac 12 year cycle of animals is from when I’ve had Chinese food at Emperors Palace… Continue reading 2015 – Year Of The Goat