for people who love the littlest dairy goats
http://www.riverdancefarm.com We have now integrated etsy for our store for easier navigation. Click on Etsy Store and there you will find not only handmade gifts from our farm but also from my friend Monica at Polka Dot World. We want to wish all of you happy holidays and hope everyone stays safe.
Added by Margie McCoy at River Dance Farm on December 11, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments
After this group kept coming up in searches I finally joined and I'm excited to be a part of it! I currently have 2 ND does (1 senior and 1 FF), 1 ND wether and 3 ND kids (3 doelings and a buckling). All of them are from Castle Rock stock.
I also have a couple of grade pygmies and 3 pygmy/ND cross kids (2 doelings and 1 buckling) with more kids on the way any minute now. They were my first goats before I really knew anything about goats. We milk them as well as the…Continue
After months of trials and tribulations, our 6 registered Nigerian Dwarf does and 2 bucks have arrived home in Cape Breton, safe and sound. We were on the road a day and a half; in rush hour traffic, over interstate and provincial highways, and through back country roads, but our happy herd never complained. Once we got them home, nobody got the runs, nobody went off their feed, and everyone adjusted to their new surroundings without incident.
The import process from the States,…Continue
Pickles and Oreo have this cough like they have something in their throat. It isn't all the time but a lot. Patches doesn't have it and I was just wondering if that is normal or not.
I am looking for transport of an adult NDG buck from Utah to Texas. Is anyone going that way with room?
Just thought i would share, my goat has been eating some cherries (and spitting out the pits). One time she didn't spit out the pit (keep in mind the pits were a little dirty when they spit them out) and about 24 hours later when she was chewing her cud a super clean pit fell out of her mouth, i thought it was hilarious and so did my parents. Just thought i would share that. :)
My little babies all have big round pupils instead of the little narrow oblong ones, should I bee worried. My husband and son think I'm being silly but I don't want them sick. Has anyone seen that before?
This morning I went out to the goat barn to let them out, and I found Hazel standing on a knocked over hay feeder, Mable where she usually is, but Zaffy was nowhere to be seen! After scanning the inside of the barn, though, I noticed a small muzzle poking out of the keyhole opening of the feeder. Don't know how Zaffy got in the box, it being locked and all, but she did. Probably slipped through the hole, but it would have been a tight squeeze, and since the box was on its side then she…Continue
We are so excited that we opened a new store featuring hand made gifts from the farm. It is still a work in progress as we are adding new items to the list all the time. If you would like to check it out its www.etsy.com/shop/riverdancefarm There is also a link on our website for the shop the gift store.
Added by Margie McCoy at River Dance Farm on July 8, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments
It was over 110 here so I carried my goats in the pool and they didn't like it very much but I could tell they loved it afterwords when they were out and running around, but then they sat in the sun so they dried very quickly.
Melissa, thank you so much for your reply and recommendations. We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel concerning the sore mouth saga. What a learning experience.
Added by Lindy Tate on June 25, 2013 at 6:42am — No Comments
I'm a newbie - we have had our first goats for one month: 3 kids who are now 3 months and 1 kid who is 7 months. We have two GPyrs that we are training. The young GPyr is a male 8months who spent the whole day with the goats yesterday, for the first time, and actually slept under the platforms that the goats play on-- he has been spending briefer time with them before that.
But during the day, he developed worsening diarrhea, and last night vomited up what looks like the goats…Continue
Added by Izzy Kosice on June 6, 2013 at 6:37am — No Comments
*UPDATED* from my last post.
I have decided to retain one of the bucks for now, because there was no interest in him and I can still use him in my herd, whereas I cannot use the other at all and need to sell him the most.
So I still have one buck available.
Wonderland Lord Licorice is polled and very friendly. He is NDGA registered, dam tested negative for CAE. No CL or abscesses of any kind in my herd. I simply can't keep him because I have his dam,…Continue
We have had our ND does since Sept., but only now have finally resolved issues with the past owner and are getting the registration papers for our girls! So, is there any reason why we shouldn't start looking to breed them? It would mean having the kids around Sept-Oct., which seems like a good time for New England--not too hot, not yet freezing cold. What do you think? Would it be harder to sell kids just before Winter? Should we wait, or go for it?
Its the first day of spring and I have finished the milking. Misty has been blatting since I went into the goat area. When she jumps off the milk stand and I put her in her pen she rushes outside and wades through belly deep snow towards the buck's winter pen. The bucks begin their vocalizing and I realize...no, I don't want a "through the fence" breeding. I catch her and lock the doors so she cannot get out. Poor girl she was really wanting a conjugal visit.…Continue
This was my first time ever milking. After watching many videos and reading about milking, I knew that it was not going to be easy. For the first try we were able to get 1/2 cup of milk.... not successful at all. Maybe next time we will get more?