Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Misfits Farm
  • Watertown, NY
  • United States
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Finding a pulse on a newborn

Started this discussion. Last reply by Misfits Farm Jul 8. 3 Replies

Where is the best place to find a pulse on a newborn kid?  Continue

Using Scented oils in soapmaking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Misfits Farm Sep 23, 2013. 9 Replies

I have a question.  What scented oils can I use for soapmaking?  I have found that thieves oil holds up but I cannot get any other scents to remain after the soap is done curing.Continue

Types of Rennet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Misfits Farm Jul 25, 2013. 3 Replies

I bought some vegetable rennet this year (not organic) and I noticed a difference in making soft cheeses.  It seems that you need less of the vegetable rennet then the animal based.  Has anyone tried…Continue

Perry's milking machines

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenna Rose Aug 21, 2013. 17 Replies

I'm looking at buying a milking machine for our small farm and I came across the Perry milking machine with the ND attachments.  Has anyone heard of this company?Continue

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Misfits Farm replied to Shana Henry's discussion Meningeal worm or genetic defect?
"The vet did tell me that a fecal check will not help with detecting the Meningeal worm.  Since she really did not have pale eyelids or  gums, I was not so sure it was worms and maybe it was founder.  Doing a fecal check was her way of…"
Dec 2
Misfits Farm replied to Shana Henry's discussion Meningeal worm or genetic defect?
"We lost our two llamas and a goat to what the vets believed what was the Meningeal worm a few years ago.  They put us on Ivomec plus that we give orally to the goats.  This summer one of our goats went down and the vet thought it was the…"
Dec 2
Misfits Farm replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Finding a pulse on a newborn
"Thanks for the information.  I will have to practice on the live ones so when I'm in  a panic again, I will be able to find it.  "
Jul 8
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Finding a pulse on a newborn
"I googled "finding a pulse on a goat" to see if I could get something with pics to share, and this is what I found. :) http://www.extension.org/pages/63175/assessing-the-physical-condition-of-the-goat"
Jul 7
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Finding a pulse on a newborn
"the chest"
Jul 7
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Finding a pulse on a newborn

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Jul 7
Misfits Farm replied to Janel Rickey's discussion Moving cross Country
"Have you checked on what you can bring into different states in regards to hay?  When I was looking at taking a horse to Colorado, I could not bring my hay into some of the states.  "
Dec 11, 2013
Misfits Farm replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Prayers please for Deborah and her sweeties
"I've been through this, my heart goes out to them. "
Nov 27, 2013
Melissa Johnson replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Freezing milk
"thanks!! I have frozen some chevre hoping it will be ok when I want to eat it. Just made a cheesecake with goat cheese and I beat it too vigorously I am afraid. It got little cheese balls on the top - as if I were making butter. :(  I am going…"
Nov 27, 2013
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Freezing milk
"Chevre itself freezes very well, so you might consider making batches of cheese with your milk now and freezing it for the winter instead of freezing the milk to make cheese later (which I understand does not make very good cheese). Also takes up a…"
Nov 26, 2013
Melissa Johnson replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Freezing milk
"I intend to try cheddar from goats milk. My Nigerian (only 1 in milk) is only giving me qt. a day - so I will have to save up and use cows milk to make up for the 2 gallons of milk for cheddar. I just put together a cheese press from 2 boards, 2…"
Nov 25, 2013
Melissa Johnson replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Freezing milk
"from my experience - your only option is to "work" it off. lol - cause we know the goats aren't going anywhere. lol you have company - since August I have eaten all the chev I have made - then I developed a liking to ice cream. lol -…"
Nov 25, 2013
Misfits Farm replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Waiting for the vet
"Wow, hope she is okay!"
Nov 22, 2013
Misfits Farm replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Freezing milk
"I will have to try both of the recipes."
Nov 18, 2013
Melissa Johnson replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Freezing milk
"No goat taste with the Nigerian milk - to me it compares to half and half. "
Nov 17, 2013
Melissa Johnson replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Freezing milk
"As I grab the extra on my waist line - I have a wonderful chocolate ice cream recipe! It is in the Cuisinair recipe book. Doesnt make much mine is only 1.5 qt. freezer. 3/4 c. Hersheys cocoa, 1/2 c. sugar, 1/3 c. brown sugar, 1/2 tablespoon vanilla…"
Nov 17, 2013

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Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a blessed day...

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