for people who love the littlest dairy goats
We are milking two ND does and are thinking of buying a buck (or two). We had heard that having a buck nearby can affect the taste of the milk? Is that much of a concern? And if so, how far apart would we need to keep the bucks from the does?…Continue
Hello Everyone,I just moved back to North Carolina (where I am from originally) after living in Boston for the past 6 years. I am currently looking for land to begin my homesteading adventures, so do not have goats or any other animals yet but hope…Continue
Gorgeous black and caramel sungau Mini Lamancha doe from Outstanding milking bloodlines. Caramels grandsire on her dams side is Dills GA Pandemic, her sire is Sparrow's Nest DA Earthstripe. Her dams dam was a registered Lamancha but I don't have her…Continue
Is anyone else's goats going crazy for acorns right now? In the past week, my doe jumps off the milkstand just as soon as I release the headgate and makes a beeline for our big oak trees. She starts gobbling up acorns just as fast as she can! The…Continue
Always a great goat discussion!We have a chunk of woods that I'd like to fence for our goats and I'd love recommendations. I'd like to find something that looks nice but is on the lesser end of cost and labor. Yeah yeah, I know...How do you fence…Continue
I've posted before about my older doe, Daphne, being my "problem child". I'm her third owner and so she has serious trust issues. She's come along fairly well in the last few months, especially since she kidded in June. I didn't even try to milk her…Continue
Hello,I was wondering what you all do for birthing/kidding pens for Nigerian goats? Do you make separate stalls or do you make one large room and let the birthing moms and babies roam together? If you do separate penning stalls what size to do you…Continue
We may be moving soon and we won't have a place set up for our goats right away. The following registered goats are for sale:Erik the Red…Continue
I am looking for a photo of this buck (Good Measure Farm Fort Bridger). I have found his full brother (Good Measure Farm Fort Boise), but none of him. Would someone have one to share?Here is a picture of Boise.…Continue
Hi All,I my name is Marney McGovern and am pretty new to Nigerian Dwarf goats as we just got two wethers this past summer, Percy and Ceaser...I live in Olympia Washington on about 2.5 acres. My son is in 4H and these guys are going to be his 4H…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."