Are you thinking about getting goats and possibly raising babies? I highly recommend it if you are considering it. This is the favorite time of year at our farm as the baby kids and lambs fill the heart with great delight. This blog covers the step by step actions we take when our does deliver […]
My girlfriend had goats. Specifically dairy goats. I thought, Hmm THAT looks like fun! I want goats. She helped me get 2 mamas, one had 2 bucklings (baby boy goats) and one was pregnant. Nice! Let’s do it! Goat milk, goat milk lotion, goat milk soap! All the goat milk things!
Welcome back to the third edition of Monthly Musings On The Farm! It has been a season of change here, with lots of chickens going to new homes. In order to keep the amount of chickens and roosters at a number the town approves of, every year some must go. Although it is hard saying […]
Pets can be a controversial issue among homesteaders. There are those of us that name all our chickens, teach them tricks, and even put little costumes on them. Then there are those who don’t keep any animal that does’t “pay for its keep” and there are homesteaders everywhere in between. Learn about the benefits of […]
It’s not very often that you get to have an interview with a farmer who hasn’t worked a farm since 1949. My grandfather was born in 1922, not too far from Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. The family farm was 56 acres. They raised potatoes, tomatoes, chickens, and dairy cows. With this wealth of knowledge available to me, […]
A Toulouse goose is a domesticated breed from Toulouse, France. Fully grown, they are a mix of light and dark grey with a white underbelly. Females can weigh up to 12 to 13 pounds while males weigh 18 to 20 pounds. The female geese make excellent egg layers laying up to 40+ a year. A […]