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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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

Farm · Goats

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.

Farm · Goats

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

Farm · Goats

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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Welcome Cedar

“A farmer’s helper, a loyal companion, a child’s shadow: The English Shepherd.” I’d been researching dog breeds for a few months trying to decide on what our next dog would be. I looked at several different breeds before deciding on an English Shepherd. I was looking for an all purpose breed…a good farm dog, loyal… Continue reading Welcome Cedar