Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Naomi D'Andrea
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  • Indianapolis, IN
  • United States
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Don't look if you hate cute stuff!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Meyer on Friday. 3 Replies

Our little Mira gave us three bucklings last night! All are well and figuring out nursing.Interestingly, #2 was born over 30 minutes after #1. The apparent reason for the delay was that only his face…Continue

Our Second Go-Round

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 13. 1 Reply

All,I just wanted to say how much I appreciate this forum. Some nights I spend hours reading old threads and (hopefully) absorbing valuable information and experiences from all of you.This coming…Continue

Experiment: Flavored Water

Started Aug 31, 2016 0 Replies

I was wondering if anyone has ever tried giving goats the water left over from cooking vegetables. If I don't save it for stock later, I always pour this water into the compost pile or directly on…Continue

Tags: Cooking, Vegetables, Nutrition, Water

Fortunate goats rescued from wildfire

Started Aug 16, 2016 0 Replies

Here's a link to news about some little ones in the Clayton Fire.…Continue

Tags: News, Rescue, Wildfire, California

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Patty Meyer replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Don't look if you hate cute stuff!
"Oh...and now it looks completely normal..."
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Patty Meyer replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Don't look if you hate cute stuff!
"Congrats!  So cute!  I have no idea how my words are showing up this big... :)"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Don't look if you hate cute stuff!
"So adorable! Congratulations!"
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Don't look if you hate cute stuff!

Our little Mira gave us three bucklings last night! All are well and figuring out nursing.Interestingly, #2 was born over 30 minutes after #1. The apparent reason for the delay was that only his face was presenting--the front legs were back with his body. Once we started thinking about helping out, though, Mira gave some heroic efforts and did it all herself! #3 followed immediately.As always, I have to express my thanks for the support of this community!I've shared a picture of my favorite.See More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Our Second Go-Round
"That's awesome! I'm so glad you've found it helpful!"
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Our Second Go-Round

All,I just wanted to say how much I appreciate this forum. Some nights I spend hours reading old threads and (hopefully) absorbing valuable information and experiences from all of you.This coming Monday will be day 145 for our little doe, whose body performed perfectly last year as a first freshener on day 146. I mean, really everything she did was perfect. So here's hoping that happens again.We're optimistic, and it's due to this forum that I feel equipped and not a nervous wreck. Thanks all!See More
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"Welcome, fellow Hoosier!"
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Naomi D'Andrea replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Triplets!
"How sweet! Congratulations!"
Apr 19
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Daniella Lake's discussion Ligaments Gone for 23 hours
"Hooray for you! Congratulations!"
Apr 17
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Daniella Lake's discussion Hello Newbie Here
"Welcome, and best wishes! They're all so beautiful."
Apr 8
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Jason Crawford's discussion Where and how do you store your alfalfa and hay
"What an adorable little house! Best wishes with your new venture. It seems like they'll be able to climb all over the hay and soil it, so they probably won't want to eat it for long. We do let them have hay overnight, but only as much as…"
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Naomi D'Andrea replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion newborn with breathing trouble
"Poor little guy! So sorry. I'm glad you were there to keep him comfortable through it all."
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Hackberry Woods

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A Year (and a half) in Review

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 9:29pm 3 Comments

Bought the kids July 2015. Bred Mira January, first travel and goat-sitters March, babies June, learned how to milk, sold babies August, started playing with chevre and cheddar, built cheese press, rigged a sort of cheese cave, expanded goat yard, added more play structures for the goats...

...and I keep putting off the eternal question from Willow, "Can I keep another doe next year?" I keep waiting for the proverbial bloom to fall. I waited to see if she'd get tired of the constant…

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Our Herd has a Name

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 6:32pm 0 Comments

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."

These…

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"I'll Feed Them Every Day!"

Posted on December 30, 2015 at 6:41pm 1 Comment

In the spring of 2014, my daughter Willow asked me for the hundred and twenty-third time if we could get dairy goats. Like always, I said something to the effect of "that would be fun. Maybe someday." This time, though, instead of moving on, she followed up with the line we all know and love: "I'll buy them with my own money. I'll do all the work." And just like that, now we have goats.

Now, the actual full story is longer and boringer.

We spent three months just reading books…

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At 7:29am on June 21, 2016, Joy said…
Hi, Glad you are enjoying the goats.
We have not moved to the property yet. Our friend owns it & he is moving to Austrailia in September. We are putting our house on the market in two weeks & hopefully move Sept/Oct. We are so excited to move & get started on our new adventure.

Silver Springs is really nice. The cooler it is the more manatees you'll see since they go to the springs for warmth during winter. They leave the springs during the day to feed.

Good to know this site is a great resource. Hope to be on here more once we get settled. Hope to see pictures of your new babies!

Joy
At 9:48pm on June 20, 2016, Ruth Goode said…

Just saw your message about friending on the NG site--did not realize until now that we could PM through the site! I sent you a PM om FB.....

I always welcome farm visits!  Let me know when you would like to come and if it works with my crazy schedule I will show you my kids!  Ruth 

At 3:58pm on March 16, 2016, Joy said…

Hi,  I'm new to this website.  We are in the process of getting 5 acres and always wanted goats & chickens.  We don't have them yet so maybe next time you come to Florida.  

We are looking at an area next to Blue Springs in Orange City, FL.  When its cold, manatees go to the Springs to keep warm.  One day in January over 300 were crowded in Blue Springs.  They are awesome to see.  Many with babies! 

Looked at your pictures with your goats.  How do you like them?  Do you find this website helpful & friendly?

Enjoy your trip to Florida, its been 90 degrees the past few days, but it is supposed to rain the next few days.  Have a good Spring Break.

Joy Domian

 

 
 
 


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