Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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March 2011 Blog Posts (7)

organic herbal worming options

Hi! I was hoping for any information about organic herbal worming options. I will have 3 goats on organic farmland and need to find some organic options. Anyone recommend any products?

Thanks,

Gretta

 

Added by gretta winkelbauer on March 31, 2011 at 8:03am — 2 Comments

Weaning a Dam Raised Kid

Does anyone have any advice on weaning a dam raised kid?  She is 7 weeks old and I was not sure if it was a few day process or just cold turkey! 

Added by Amber Patterson on March 27, 2011 at 8:12pm — 5 Comments

Why do I always work at places that close?

This is the 4th job I have had where I have been laid off due to closure. And right now is the absolute worst time too! Monday will be my last day since I was scheduled off  Tuesday and Wednesday and 9-5 Thursday but they decided to close at 11AM Thursday and I just don't see the point of rushing to get there at 9 and leaving after only two hours. I'll get those two hours before Monday since I am almost always on register and have to take time at the end of my shift to count down…

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Added by Adrienne on March 25, 2011 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

Buckwheat is 6 weeks old now!

Buckwheat is doing really well.  He went to the vet about a week ago, and got his CDT shot, got wormed, had his hooves trimmed and the boil lanced on his cheek.  He's on antibiotics for that now, but it's almost completely gone.  :)  The vet did check him over and said he is malnourished but assured me that I am doing all the right things and he should start to thrive very soon.  He only weighs 6.6 lbs!! My rat terrier weighs more than that!  He's now eating little bits of hay and a raisin here… Continue

Added by Beverly Almeida on March 21, 2011 at 9:10pm — 10 Comments

An Udder

I wrote last June 30 about my goat Zoe who was bought bred but really wasn't.  I put her in several times after that with the buck and she kept coming back into heat. Well, when I bought a new buck on Oct 21st I put her with him to keep him company.  I checked on her udder occasionally but figured she was going to get pregnant again.  Today I noticed she had an udder!  Now I have NO idea when she will kid.  Go figure.

This buck is good. He's the father of the quints I lost and the…

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Added by Jan on March 19, 2011 at 3:27pm — 2 Comments

RIP Care A Lot's Pecial

Bad day, Bad day, Bad day....

We only go out of town two weeks a year. One at Christmas and one in the summer. I am planning now for that trip by trying to find a sitter who can milk the goats etc. So I had a homeschooling  mother and daughter over this morning to help with the morning chores. I was up at 5:30 and swept the porch which is now my milking parlor. I'd say it took about an hour and a half to finish with the does, and as we were walking back to the buck pen I noticed a…

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Added by Adrienne on March 14, 2011 at 4:39pm — 14 Comments

Vote for My Entry

Vote for me at http://www.thegreenawards.com/Default.aspx?v=180.  If I win my category, I will get $25,000 to use

for the North Country Sustainability Center. (http://www.northcountrysustain.org)  This center can be a model for

communities around the country, and help local farmers and residents support their families and their neighbors and… Continue

Added by Patricia Stewart on March 13, 2011 at 8:57am — No Comments


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