Category Archives: The Farm

To keep or not to keep… that is the question!

I’ve recently been replying to inquiries on various subjects…  kidding, worming, etc., and many of the folks I communicate with are dealing with goats that are totally not people friendly.  Not just shy goats but goats that you have to lasso to catch & tie down to administer meds or simply for routine hoof trimming….

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”…

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…

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…

Bichon Frisé – Lap dog or farm dog?

I’m sure you’ve read about my Bichon Frisé, Mouse. I got her because Murphy had been gone for a few months and I was ready (and needing), a sweet little house dog that had eyes for me only. I chose to get a Bichon because they are small but sturdy (about 12 lbs max), non-shedding…

This & That on the farm

It’s been over 3 weeks since my last post.  Of course there’s always something interesting going on here.  Let’s see… I had decided that Ziggy (the Zebu), needed more attention than I was giving him.  He was “shacking” up with my 3 young Billy goats & being much bigger than they are, he was definitely…

August update

So much has happened at the farm since the beginning of the summer!  I always have every intention of posting all that goes on but then life happens and you just have to follow the current & do what needs to be done at that time.  So of course, the farm being a hobby, my…

Our Llamas…

After perusing my posts, I realized that I didn’t post anything about our second Llama, Little “D”. We purchased this beautiful white gelded Llama from my friend Carol Wolf.  Little D was raised with Stormy… they came from the same farm.  We thought that Stormy needed a companion of his sort, and he did because…

New Horse Pasture

We finally completed the fencing of the extra property we had! Our original property is an 11 acre lot where our office building & guest house is located. There’s probably about 8 acres that are fields but we couldn’t use because of inadequate or non existent fencing. The second piece of property where our house…