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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…

He’s Making Me Look Bad

I was planning to whine a little. You see I got back from Maryland and I was really, really tired. Got up at 4am after a late night to get to the train the first night. Four hours sleep the second night, because I was (you pity me, right?) drinking wine with Dmitry Orlov, Megan…

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…

For those of us with dairy critters, now is the time of milk overflow, but even if you aren’t ever going to get a cute little goat, you might have milk around. And boy is this yummy. We’ll get more complicated eventually, but this is pretty simple, and if you’ve never made any kind of…

On Chores

Chores sounds like such a dreary word, and until I moved to a farm, I would never have believed that I’d have anything positive to say about it. As a kid, I did chores around the house, and while I may have groused less about the dishes and cleaning gutters as an adult, I certainly…

Sex Education, Family Farm Style

Simon came in the door calling “Moooooooomm….Moooooommmm!!” It didn’t sound like the “someone is bleeding to death” call or the “Isaiah said my hat looked funny and I beaned him one with a rock and he had the temerity to hit me back and it hurt…” cry, each which has a certain urgency too it.…

Energy Bulletin ran this excellent piece from the New York Times on a crisis facing Mongolian Goat Herders who are attempting to deal with unstable world markets, climate change and overgrazing. I was fascinated by the clear way that the author of the piece lays out the vicious circle that they’ve entered into, and I…