for people who love the littlest dairy goats
I recently bought a doe from a friend knowing that she was bred and that the date hadn't gotten written down. I know she's due at some point after this passed Saturday (8/27/16). We are in North FL and are expecting a tropical storm this week. She's…Continue
My 5 week old doe kids have lice. The vet says they probably brought the lice with them from the breeder. He recommended Frontline dog spray. Against my better judgement I tried it on the kids where they were scratching. It seemed to help for a day…Continue
So I have limed all the rest of the property except the goat pastures. I am trying to find information on if putting lime on the pastures is harmful to wethers (risk of UC?)Lime is calcium/magnesium, our soil is very acidic, and this helps balance…Continue
Hey all- in the past few weeks, my doe's left side of her udder has started producing almost three times the amount of her right side. Overall, milk production has gone up slightly so it seems that as the right side has become slightly less…Continue
I have two sets of triplets born two weeks ago. All have seemed very healthy until yesterday. One Doelling has a very rapid heart rate with very rapid breathing. She is up and moving about but not with as much energy as the others. Last night I…Continue
Hi everyone---I have a question about my 4 year old doe, Memilly. I purchased her in April...she kidded in mid-May (triplet bucklings). She had a BoSe injection in April, about a month prior to kidding. All the rest of the goats (bucks and…Continue
Hi. My baby buck - 7 weeks old, I thought was polled, now I'm not sure. All our other bucks got horns developing in the first week they were born. This little guy has pretty big, hard mounds and it looks as though there may be some type of horn…Continue
Hello! We recently re-homed our two kid wethers after three months of nursing. In the few days since, our doe has decided she does NOT like her grain. It's a sweet feed for dairy goats and she's been eating it for months, although she's never…Continue
I had stool samples checked this week and found that "Elsa" who has the heart condition is 1+ for coccidia. Because of her health condition vet recommended that I treat her with Sulfa--I started that TX yesterday.I also had stool tested on Elsa's…Continue
I'm announcing my new (still being edited and added to, but published) farm website complete with blog! I wanted to put the blog link here, since it's about my recent (and first) kidding experience. I've gotten a TON of support here over the past few weeks, and I thought I'd share this story with you as a sort of thank you! I hope you enjoy it! Here's the link...…Continue
Hey! I have a question for anyone who'd be kind enough to answer! :) I'm new to goat, we just got 3 NG last week. One 7 year old milking doe, a 15 week old and a 8 week old doeling. When can the babies start going out to pasture? (we have a very safe and "kid" proof pasture) They haven't been in the pasture yet so I'm thinking I have to work them up to it like horses? How would I exactly do that? Also, the doe hasn't been in the pasture for a week but that's fine to put her in it all day…Continue
Let me explain Nellie Olsen my saanan gave birth on May 9 to a boy and girl snowball as my husband calls them. I got everyone all situated together in birthing chalet and go to eat some dinner. Aparently you are not allowed to eat with goats because when I came back in 30 minutes the Mama had squanched the baby girl kid underneath her! (my heartbreaking )I guess i will seperate when im not around here on out. has anyone else had this happen? Like why, did i do something wrong?desperatly…Continue
Willow and I decided on the name Hackberry Woods.
Hackberry is the predominant species of tree in the goat area. We love the funny bark, the precious little berries, and the haphazard look of the foliage.
For nature nerds: Hackberry is native to Indiana and a lot of the Midwestern US; the small berries (or drupes) are edible in autumn; also goes by the names Sugarberry and Nettletree. The name Hackberry is from the Scottish "hagberry," meaning "marsh berry."