Y’all know that we want to milk our goats. I’ve bought all of the supplies I need so I’m completely prepared for it, minus having the experience. I’ve watched countless YouTube videos on the subject. Watching is how I learn. We got our dairy goats, a couple that are in milk and one that would … Continue reading Something good out of tragedy
I said I wouldn’t, but I did
I can hear your snickering all the way over here in New Mexico! I know I said I wouldn’t, but I did it anyway. I got more goats AND we added sheep. BUT THIS IS IT! I PROMISE! Don’t hold your breathe on that though, because I promise you tomorrow if I find another great … Continue reading I said I wouldn’t, but I did
This girl has taken us for a ride the last few weeks. She started showing us signs of being in distress. I thought, well maybe she’s in labor? She had vaginal discharge, looked uncomfortable, constantly pawing the ground and yawning. All normal signs of labor for goats. When nothing happened, I knew it was something … Continue reading Bonnie Update
Pigs weight update
It’s been a month since I shared my frustration of our pigs not gaining weight. I started to add more hog feed to their mix of corn and sweet feed. We also butchered one during the holiday. I see a difference now, especially with the group that’s together. I’m not sure if it has anything … Continue reading Pigs weight update
Manicured nails on the homestead?
Say what? Who in their right mind could possibly have manicured nails living on a homestead? That doesn’t sound right or possible! In my experience, it is downright impossible to keep my nails painted for more than a day let alone getting any length to them. After having children I immediately noticed my nails change. … Continue reading Manicured nails on the homestead?
Precious is bred!
You read that right! On New Year’s Day I witnessed the miracle of conception between two pigs. Ok, it may not be a miracle but close to it! Our boy is so much smaller than her that it will be a miracle if she is bred. I watched him successfully mount her though so I’m … Continue reading Precious is bred!
The start of our dairy herd
When I first thought of having goats, I thought of milking and all of the wonderful dairy products we could make. Our first goat as you know was a Boer with traces of Nubian. From there I just jumped into the Boer breed because there is a market in our area for them. I still … Continue reading The start of our dairy herd
Struggling with pig weight
Lately, I have been trying my best to keep extra weight on our pigs with borderline results. I can see a difference in a few of my pigs but not all. There are some that I just can’t seem to get out of skinny mode. The cold weather definitely does not help. I don’t think … Continue reading Struggling with pig weight
Moving animals, plus two Goats
You read that right. We moved the goats and pony (mini horse) to a new patch, plus we have two new goats! I came across a fair deal for a wether and doe dairy goat who seems to be an older gal. They are both very friendly and very large. The goats probably weigh as … Continue reading Moving animals, plus two Goats
Precious The Pig
I have been mentioning over and over again to Ken that I want to add different genetics to our pigs for a more hammier type pig. The pigs we have now grow more proportioned than some of the other breeds that grow disproportionate shoulders and butts. I believe we have a few females who are … Continue reading Precious The Pig