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What’s new on the farm…

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Well the goat kidding season has come and gone. We ended up having 5 goat kids, 1 girl and 4 boys. We sold one of our milk goats Nilla the white Saanen and her daughter goat kid about a month ago. The 4 remaining boys are growing well and getting bigger. We’re looking to sell [...]

Goats Milk 101

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Tonight I decided now that the kids were a full 24 hours old, that we should probably milk Nilla to both relieve a little pressure on her udder and to make sure that her milk supply is coming in for the kids to ensure they are having enough to drink.
I wasn’t really sure how easy [...]

New kids on the block

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Well Nilla our Saanen doe kidded on 6-16-2010 with two kids. I got to use my what seems like hundreds of hours of research that I had done to help Nilla birth her kids. I like to call myself now the certified goat midwife!
Nilla’s first born was a 8lb doeling and second was a 8.4lb [...]

GoatCam Version 2

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Two of our does have kids due any day now, and we wanted a better way to keep an eye on them from the house. I had previously set up a video camera that we could monitor on our TV, but we wanted Keri’s mom to also be able to watch during the day when [...]

Pictures finally!

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Yes, we’re still here, slackers in blog writing as we may be.

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Sorry we know that we haven’t posted anything on here since February, crazy huh! Well this is just going to be a quick post to update everyone about the goings on here at the farm.
Our 10 baby chicks are about 8 weeks old now, haven’t posted any pics of them yet, but hopefully will.
We have [...]

Newest Farm Addition

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

It’s been about 2 weeks now since we added another animal to the farm. We picked up Moon Pie from Indian River, MI to be a friend for our buck Bryers. Moon Pie is just over 2 years old. He is a Mini-Nubian goat, black with white “moon spots.” He is a whether so no [...]

A New Addition to the Farm

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

A few weeks ago, our plans for getting our goats bred fell through. We decided rather than try to find another breeder to take our girls to, we would look to see if we could just find a buck to purchase. We got in touch with 4 or 5 people selling bucks until we found [...]

Speaker Stands

Monday, January 4th, 2010

When we were visiting over the holidays I decided to finally bring some of my home theater equipment back from my mom’s house. In the theater I had set up in the basement at my moms, I had my front speakers setting on some concrete blocks wrapped in fabric. Since this is now in our [...]

Playing Doctor on the Farm

Friday, January 1st, 2010

First off, Happy New Year everyone!
Today Keri and I decided to teach ourselves to draw blood from the goats. We’ve had the necessary supplies on hand for a couple months, but have been procrastinating since the task seemed a little daunting. But, we’re making arrangements to have the goats bred in January, and we need [...]