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Baby Goats in Baskets

We had a fence crisis this summer, and for two days had no good containment for our bucks.  As is entirely predictable, we also then had a spate of baby goats beginning New Years Day. Now there is a good reason why most people in the Northeast do not plan goat births for January unless…

Goats for Sale!

If you want to know what we’ve been doing these last few months, read the next post down.  But suffice it to say that nothing on our farm has really had the time and attention it deserves.  And since we’re legally not permitted to feed our goat or cow’s milk to any of our foster…

The Lazy Goatkeeper

                I get a lot of inquiries about goats that go pretty much like this: “I’d love to have fresh goat’s milk all the time, and cheese, but my schedule just isn’t compatible with milking twice a day at 5am and 5pm, 365 days a year, so I…

Let the Cuteness Unfold!

(Mina with Goneril and Cordelia – Regan is on the other side of her out of sight) No-drama Obama has nothing on No-drama Mina, who calmly gave us triplet doelings last night with no muss or fuss. Yes, that’s three little girls from her over-achieverness. And she politely waited until we were done with dinner,…

How to Milk a Goat

So you had babies, or are about to, right? Now you have to milk. It really, really helps to see it: We’re on baby goat watch here, and looking forward to the run of milk! Sharon

I know some of you have already BTDT or started earlier this season, but I do know I have some readers expecting their first mammal babies and maybe a little bit nervous about it. My feeling is that there are three things you should remember in kidding. 1. 99% of the time, the animals should…

Goat Humor

My fellow geeky Jewish goat-farmer Reb Deb sent me this, and I couldn’t resist posting it:

Jessie’s Girls

(Just in case you didn’t grow up in the 1980s and need the reference.) Two years ago, we bought Jessie the goat from our friends Jamey and Carol. We wanted Jessie because of her great genetics – she’s a milk machine, and a sturdy, healthy goat who makes stunning babies. Zahra, her first daughter is…

Well, first there’s the baby goats. Last Friday, we collected our foster goat, Tayish. He belongs to a friend from our synagogue who won him in a raffle, believe it or not. He’s a 10 week old wether, and the kids have made a pet of him. Here’s Simon holding him: Then, on Sunday, Bast…

Life has been proceeding more or less apace, and it feels like a long time since I’ve sat down and contemplated anything, much less my Anyway Project goals. At the same time, all this business is a series of steps on the way to actually many of the things done. I hope that’s true of…