Category Archives: Goats

The adventures of getting raw milk

Wagon Loads of Hay

Declan follows me outside nearly every day to help with the animals. He especially enjoys using his wagon to carry hay or water to Renoir (Pierre AuGOAT Renoir).   It’s not an easy trip, but he has made it twice … Continue reading

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Reducing the Herd

Last night, as I was trying to fall asleep for the third time, I realized that I never announced the changes to our goat herd. Bonney and Carob were taken to a new home in February. Bonney’s milk production was … Continue reading

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In Like a Lamb

The old-timers say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, or comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion.  It’s been pretty lambish all month, so we might be in for a … Continue reading

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Oh-So Cute Baby Goats!

Yesterday morning, I suspected that Jeepers was going to have her babies very soon. She was being so quiet, and I could tell she was having sporadic contractions. When Danny arrived home from work, he helped me give her a … Continue reading

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Mucking Out the Goat Pen

Muck: dirt, rubbish, or waste matter A fitting word for the goat pen. The area where we pen up our goats for birth was getting really nasty. Layers upon layers of hay, dirt, and… other things had been rained on. … Continue reading

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More Goat Kids Soon?!

Jeepers is twice as big as Bonney ever was. It makes me kinda hope that triplets are on the way… 🙂We expect Jeepers to kid any day now. Bonney has rejoined the “herd,” which consists of only Hattie now. Mr. … Continue reading

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Goat Kid & Bella playing (Video!)

Who doesn’t love to see baby animals with young children? 🙂

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Warmth for Goats: Coats and Heaters

I posted before about my failed tie-on goat coats, but never posted a picture. As you can see, the coat ties in the front of the chest and behind the front legs, under the belly. I was afraid to knot … Continue reading

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This is NOT how I want to start my kidding season…

We lost our brown and white spotted doeling last night. It was very cold, and the kids weren’t very good at staying close to Bonney. I’m heartbroken, of course, but it does happen. At first I was afraid Bonney wasn’t caring … Continue reading

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Bonney’s New Babies

When we did our daily Bonney check-up on Friday, we knew babies would be appearing soon. Poor Bonney looked like she swallowed a barrel. Bonney was checked almost hourly throughout Saturday. We even went so far as to put a … Continue reading

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