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Category Archives: Our Farm Animals
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 … Continue reading
Posted in Our Farm Animals Tagged ducks, farm, goats, llamas, pigs 3 Comments
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 … Continue reading
Posted in Our Farm Animals, The Farm Tagged dairy goat, economical milking machine, goat milking, hand milker, henry milker, saanen 12 Comments
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. … Continue reading
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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 … Continue reading
Posted in Our Farm Animals, The Farm Tagged goat kids, goats for sale, nigerian dwarf goats, pygmy goats Comments Off on Kids, kids & more kids!
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 … Continue reading
Posted in Goat Health, Our Farm Animals Tagged dectomax, dewormers, flea/tick prevention, heartworm, Ivermectin, Ivomec, L & J Feed Supply, meningeal worm, parasites, roundworm, Safeguard, synanthic, tapeworm, valbazen, whipworm Comments Off on Parasite Control – Effectively & economically!
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 … Continue reading
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Blondie & Bogart meet the farrier!
First, let me tell you a little about my farrier. Earlier this summer I found out that my neighbor, Val is a farrier and an awesome one at that! She’s extremely patient and always talks to the horse she’s working … Continue reading
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Bogart & Blondie, dwarf miniature horses
Last weekend I spent a few days at the Cookville Exotic Animal Auction which is held about every season. I was hoping to acquire a bottle fed female Llama. However, no females were available & I had been warned about … Continue reading
Posted in Our Farm Animals, Petting Zoo Tagged dwarf miniature horse 2 Comments
Meet Ms. Piggy!
Last week I got a call from a guy looking for a home for little Pot Belly Pig he purchased at the flea market. This little girl was home raised and had never set foot in a barn! When I … Continue reading
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My adorable Mini horses
All of my farm animals are special to me but I have to admit.. my mini horses are my favorite! I recently acquired a used pony carousel & had it “cut to size” – it was built for larger horses. … Continue reading
Posted in Our Farm Animals Tagged miniature horses 4 Comments