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May 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Free himalayan rabbit with hutch

I'm looking for a good home for my Himalayan rabbit. It comes with a new hutch. Anyone that lives in my area that's interested  please drop me a line . Thanks

Added by Lyn Adams on May 23, 2011 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

The perfect milking "pail"

I am so happy.

After struggling with a 1 quart glass measure that became full to overflowing after a couple weeks , I began to look for a stainless milk implement. Let me tell you its not easy. 

I had a smallish stainless pail but one goat was too low to get is under her easily.  I ended up using a saucepan from my kitchen. It worked but was really inconvenient as that was also my favorite cooking pan. 

I cruised online and looked at what others were doing.  I finally…


Added by Jan on May 22, 2011 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

When to introduce new goats

When is the right time to introduce my new goats with my other goats. I have two goats  (Moose & Lola ), they are a 1yr old. Recently I rescued Oliver, he's about 7 weeks old. We have keep him in his own pen. He's been to the vet for his shots and is doing great. 

My question is I getting two more goats near the end of June,(…


Added by Lyn Adams on May 14, 2011 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

May 13, 2011

We decided to cut a feed out of our babies eating schedules in hope that they will start to eat more grain.  Only 1 is eating consistently and the other 2 just nipple.  All they want is milk.  They are acting like I am killing them today. LOL  They are standing by my door just crying and crying!!  Millie the oldest and the one eating a lot of grain is much bigger than the other two.  She is a few days older than Jasper so kinda wonder if its because she was on goat milk till last Sunday.  Or… Continue

Added by Janel Rickey on May 13, 2011 at 4:24pm — 2 Comments

Our adventure

Starting this new adventure has not been easy! We started out with two weathers.  The one got really sick 2 days after we bought him, then got the other sick.  The other one who got sick ended up dieing of floppy goat syndrome.  We treated him with heavy pepto bismal, but he was just so weak he couldn't fight it.  We lost him Easter morning.  The first week of ever owning goats and we ended up with 2 very sick guys and loosing one.  Felt like a goat mamma failure.  The breeder was awesome…


Added by Janel Rickey on May 11, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Herd Reduction Time

I promised myself I would not overload with goats this time around.  It was easy to do when I was younger and had lots of energy but now in order to do the herd and myself justice I need to keep the numbers small.  I sold a mama and her 4 week old babies yesterday.  She was a strong, stubborn gal and gave me grief when I tried to milk her.(so after a couple of rounds I quit as I didn't need her milk). She also spent a lot of time bashing the smaller does. She went to a family who thought her…


Added by Jan on May 7, 2011 at 4:20pm — 5 Comments

Life update!

 This has been a loooooong month. Well at least April was. I've filled out tons of applications for all sorts of related and not degree related. After all that time I only got 1 call for an interview. But it was an hour  away and they only wanted to pay minimum wage for a job that averages $34,000 a year in this area. So, I laughed my way back to my car on that one, and didn't get a call back.

Just today I was thinking that I was running out of ideas where to apply, and…


Added by Adrienne on May 3, 2011 at 5:14pm — 4 Comments

The Farrowing Barn

I'm actually a bit ashamed of this story. 

For a bit of background, my husband and I moved to our farm 3 years ago. We were lucky to find a former cattle ranch that was within our price range because it was slightly farther from the city than most people want to drive, and the people selling it were getting divorced and just wanted it gone. There are several barns/stables/shelters on it as well as the farmhouse.

We got our first goats 2 years ago and have been slowly building…


Added by Marin Waddell on May 2, 2011 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

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