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
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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
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
Snow day on the homestead
It’s been excruciatingly cold outside after a fairly warmer November. We had high winds bring in a winter storm so It’s been in the teens for the past couple of nights. Four inches of snow came down on the first of December bringing us that winter wonderland feeling. For the past week and a half … Continue reading Snow day on the homestead