Author Archives: Christine

Hot Days in East Tennessee

It seems like every day is warmer than the last one! If you need to get something done outside, your best bet is to do it before 8 am or after 7:30 pm… even so, I still find myself sweating from the most bizarre places. Did you know you can sweat from your calves? Things…

Milking goats… world’s best kept secret!

Anyone but me would just say, “I’ve got a dairy goat & I’m milking her”.  But of course, not me… I’ve got to make a novel out of this episode of my life… so here’s my story! A few weeks ago our friend & priest Fr. William visited with some of his cousins from Africa. …

Summer is just around the corner!

Here we are, last week of May.  All the goats that I had up for sale have sold.  I have 2 little ones that are reserved & will be picked up June 12th.  It’s so quiet at the barn now.  When I wake up in the morning, the sense of urgency to feed the “starving”…

The Joy of Selling Online – doesn’t matter what you’re selling!

The part I dislike about having a bunch of little goats for sale is actually selling them.  If you set aside the fact that you really never know what folks are going to do with your animals (you have to trust your instincts here), that is not the hardest part of selling your little creatures….

Kids, kids & more kids!

These last 3 weeks have been pretty busy here at the farm.   It seems like every other day one of my does was popping kids!  Late this afternoon Sweety ended the kidding spree.  Let’s see where we are at… 04/26/10 Sweety (3) 1) Buckling mostly black 1) Buckling mostly white 1) Buckling mostly grey 04/25/10…

Parasite Control – Effectively & economically!

After this article posted, I received some valuable feed back from a contributor concerning Llama worming.  Please note the following correction… “In regards to M-worm prevention almost everyone has either returned to Ivermec as a preventative or moved their Dectomax schedule to 30 days as it was subsequently proven that the Dectomax does NOT work…

Last Day of Winter at the Farm

Spring is just a day away & the sun has finally decided to show it’s face! Well, not for long as rain is predicted for the next few days. In the last few weeks I’ve been quite busy answering all kinds of questions left for me in my various comments section. Not only have I…

Zipper.. our Border Collie Puppy

Quick note.. shortly after I posted this story my husband decided Skippy was more appropriate than Zipper… so her name has been changed! Well, we’re back to Zipper… for some reason we Skipper/Skippy just didn’t work for her! Let me start by the beginning.    Early December I noticed that my neighbor down the hill had…

Our beloved Sheba 1999 – 2009

I’ll never forget the day my husband & I were sitting on our patio in Wylie, Texas enjoying the hustle, bustle of 4 pesky little Chihuahuas. Dallas, Woody, Murphy & Lucy were the cutest little things! They totally ruled the house! Friends & neighbors would comment on how loving & friendly our little Chi’s were…

Blondie & Bogart’s first day out!

My little Peewees had been confined to an inside stall since they got here last Saturday.  It is a nice stall, very comfy… lots of fresh hay for bedding, very airy & open but still I knew they were dying to get out. I had let them explore the barn and they checked everything out…