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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

Goat Humor

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

Sundry

Lots of stuff to update you all on. First, the family expansion project – still nothing new. After three months of waiting, we’ve decided to expand our looking in a few different ways – our county just doesn’t have a placement, and after all the work of getting ready, we’re anxious to get one. Meanwhile,…

Goats are Everywhere!

I knew that goats were the new chickens, the new black, the coolest accessory of all time. That I got. But I admit, I hadn’t kept up with the new public role goats have been taking. Apparently they are out shopping. I’ve never considered taking mine to the mall, but hey, why not? Maybe I’d…

Mid-Summer Redux, with Pix

I thought y’all might want to see as well as hear what’s going on around here. First, there’s the baby goats: (Asher with Midori) (Isaiah holding Margarita) (Poppy nurses little Grog. Stout is in the background waiting his turn.) The baby goats aren’t the only baby things we have in profusion: (Marigold gave us 8…

Dances with Bulls

Last night as I went about my chores, I was mulling over a possible post on how farming is actually easier than most people think it is. I’m winding up a stretch of time where Eric and the boys have been in NYC visiting Grandma, while I stayed at home to tend the farm. While…

Definitely Not Just Grass

The always-wonderful Matron of Husbandry has a lovely post about pasture diversity and grass-feeding that did better (and purtier – she always has lots of great pix) something I’ve been meaning to do – ie, explore what you learn from grass farming that no one else teaches. For all the books I’ve read about grazing,…

It has been kind of quiet here, because well, it is spring, and that means that all my primary focus has shifted outside the house. The period from May 1 to June 15 is the busiest, craziest, wildest period of the year, and the shoulder season, ie, the month of April, its biggest rival. We…

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…

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…