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Little Goats in Cities

(Rubeus the cat meets Nigerian Dwarf Baby Meadowsweet last summer) Tuesday’s New York Times has an article on the expansion of miniature dairy goats in urban areas. It is an interesting article, and has some good points – among them it rightly points out that dairy goats are a bigger deal than chickens. That said,…

Scenes from the Farm in Winter

These were taken before the 18 inches of snow that fell the other day, so you can actually see the ground, but the scene is still basically the same – white, with scattered critters. We’re all definitely starting to dream of spring! The creek in winter Asher at the Creek Isaiah, finding material to repair…

The Gentlemen’s Club

(Stachys, at about 3 weeks) Today Stachys and Hemp enter the monastary. They are the youngest of the boys and at 8 weeks plus, it is time for them to leave their Moms. Stachys is just about 8 weeks, and at that point, could conceivably start breeding his sisters and his Mom (he’s *huge* too…

Touchdown, Baby Goat Style!

It isn’t that I’m not athletic, I am – but my strengths in the athletic zone were never speed and agility – more forceful forward motion and tough elbows in basketball games. I’ve never been the kind of person who makes that rolling catch to save the game. Until now. You see, I’ve got a…

Final Goat Roundup

Jessie finally kidded early Monday morning, giving us a solid ten baby goats, five does and five bucks. And on Thursday while celebrating one of my best friends’ birthdays, we set them almost all out on parade (we ran out of kids to hold them before we ran out of kids to be held): (From…

Oh, the Cuteness!

You asked for baby goat pictures – we’ve got baby goat pictures! (Calendula meets Rubeus the cat) (Basil, one of Bast’s two boys in her set of triplets) (Goldenrod, the other buckling – not sure if you can really appreciate his gorgeous coloring!) (Asher holding Calendula, Goldenrod and Basil’s sister) (Phil the housemate holds Marshmallow…

What Are You Breeding For?

Wendell Berry has an essay in which he argues that the greatest single evidence for the merits of British culture is that they developed sixty-five breeds of sheep: What does it mean that an island not much bigger than Kansas or more than twice the size of Kentucky should have developed sixty or so breeds…

Yesterday at 3pm EST, I was part of a critical stage of labor negotiations between SEED Media and Science Bloggers, and I’m happy to report that through the sole grace of my diplomatic skills, the strike was resolved. There were some other folks there too, but I cannot tell a lie – it was your…

Goat Girl, or, The Milking Life

(Our new buckling, Cadfael, bred by our friends Jamey and Carol at Weathertop Farm (who are a great place to start if you are looking for little goats.) We arrived at their place recently about three minutes after he was born! Note: This is a repeat from last year, since we’ve got visitors and family…