Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

August 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Injured Teat

Today at milking time I noticed a bit of blood on the paper towel that I used to wash Sumac's udder with. I took a look and saw that she had a bad cut on it. This happens from time to time as some of our fencing is barbed wire and the goats like to find places to squeeze through it. When it happens we carefully hand-milk the doe rather than using the machine, and we keep the cut dry and clean until it heals. Sumac's cut was pretty deep and I could see something that I thought might be the…

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Added by Marin Waddell on August 20, 2012 at 10:53pm — 16 Comments

They're here! :)

My two new girls are finally here. :)  They did spectacular on the drive.  We took all the bench seats out of our minivan and laid it thick with bedding so they rode pretty comfy.  Our trip did take longer than planned, however.  With only 2 hours left of our 10 hour trip the transmission went caput.  They ended up finishing the trip in the back of our Land Rover (which is still pretty roomy), and the drive ended up being 14 hours instead!  They were real troopers, though, and did so well! …

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Added by Wendi Gunter on August 8, 2012 at 12:19pm — 3 Comments

Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday!

This is our families "Saturday".  My husband is home from work for the next two days, and we are all happy.  Especially our goats, which he has been known to take his first cup of coffee with.  At 6:15am it was 55 beautiful, crisp degrees outside, and the air felt good deep in my lungs.  We stacked the last of our firewood for the winter after morning chores.  My oldest son Alex, who is 12, is such a huge help around our little farm.  I think I'll never teach him to drive so he can't grow up…

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Added by Kirsten Lowe on August 7, 2012 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

Goats love corn stalks

My goats are in love with all the goodies hubby brings to them. Last week it was green bean leavings. This week it is corn stalks. They seem to like the variety. Comfrey is another favorite.

Added by Jan on August 7, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments


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