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Coming Soon!

We are at less than two weeks from the arrival of the first kids of 2017! First up is Old Mountain Farm Vinca. Vinca has been paired with Rockstar Ranch Debonair (planned pedigree) and I’m really excited to see what this pair will produce! Kids will be arriving March through June, so stay tuned for… Continue reading Coming Soon!

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Tour my milking setup…

This is my 3rd year milking goats, I don’t have a milking parlor (yet😊), I milk in our barn/shop. My husband built me a stanchion when we got our first goats and it is a must for milking (also great for hoof trimming). When I first started out I was milking 2 Nigerian Dwarf does… Continue reading Tour my milking setup…

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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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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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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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The 12th Goat

Yesterday we took a little drive to Mountain Lodge Farm in Eatonville, WA. If you don’t know about Mountain Lodge Farm you should check them out! They have a barn full of beautiful Nigerian Dwarf, Lamancha and Lagerian (Nigerian/Lamancha cross) goats whose milk is used to make really delicious cheese, I think I’ve tried them all!

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Goats…you can’t have just one.

Seriously, if you’re thinking about getting a goat you can’t have just one…unless you have enough time to spend with your goat 24/7…I hope you don’t spend THAT MUCH time with a goat. When we got our first goat Daisy we knew we wanted 2, but we hadn’t found a second goat yet. We brought her… Continue reading Goats…you can’t have just one.