It is pretty hard to believe that we are already here in the last week of 2016. It has still been less than a full year since we moved to our new farm and less than a full year since we’ve had goats (or anywhere near the number of chickens and geese we keep now). […]
When I first tried fire cider, I had no idea what to expect. I had never heard of the drink before, and even the list of ingredients couldn’t quite prepare me for the shocking heat and savory spice that followed the shot of this delicious beverage. After a few choice expressions crossed my face, making […]
After a lot of research and questions, we decided this fall to do a driveway breeding for our two female goats. For potential dairy goat farmers there are three or four possible options for breeding your goats, and after careful consideration we decided this was the choice for us.
Our farm is blanketed in beautiful snow and it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This is always an adventurous time of year, when we first start dealing with real cold and snow and see how the systems we set up on balmy fall days will work.
Last week we brought home Stanley, our new Livestock Guardian Dog puppy. We decided on a Livestock Guardian dog for our flock last year, after thinking about the best ways to protect our goats and poultry on our new, rural farm.
Adding goats to the farm was our first step towards keeping “livestock”. Larger mammals often require more work than poultry, but the rewards from keeping them can be equally increased. While we do not have plans to expand the farm (yet) to other larger beasts, it is interesting to take a look at the benefits […]