Before we got goats I knew there would be surprises, but I thought I was generally prepared. I had talked to goat breeders, read ebooks, websites, etc. I thought I was more or less in the know… Here are 4 things no one tells you about goats.
Hello and welcome to another edition of Monthly Musings on the Farm! Phoebe, my girl goose, is still busy making nests and laying eggs. Finn, my male goose, and self proclaimed leader of the waterfowl gang has been looking to expand his pack of ladies. He has started socializing with the Canadian geese and integrating […]
Goats are wonderful creatures that are fun to have around and offer a lot of benefits for a homestead, but there’s a catch — goats are not pets. Keeping them as pets is okay, but we need to always remember that goats are livestock just like cows, pigs, sheep, and all the others. Before keeping […]
Goats are tricky creatures, and thanks to their unique anatomy they are can appear pregnant when they aren’t or hide a pregnancy until they deliver the kids! Thankfully there are several good options for determining with almost perfect accuracy whether or not your goats are pregnant. Knowing in advance allows you to prepare for kidding […]
My husband thinks I’m impetuous. I swiftly smack that thought in the arm. I am…passionate. I fall in love with an idea and then research it, mull it over, bathe in it until I become obsessed. And then, when I am so enamored that I don’t know what to do with myself, I present a […]
Nothing prepared me for this hobby farm adventure as well as becoming a mother. Long before I was spreading goat poop in my garden, shoveling chicken poop into the compost heap, or tracking the heat cycles of a doe (yeah, dwell on that one for a minute), I was wiping secondary boogers out of my […]