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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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!