We were nervous parents the first time our goats gave birth. We had done a ton of research and prepared for every scenario including having our vet and a couple good goat friends on speed dial. We went to multiple goat kidding and health classes, met with friends who bred goats and read tons of
Looking back at some old photos the other day, I came across pictures of our very first goats, Jack and Stella.They were brother and sister Nigerian Dwarf goats. They were absolutely adorable with fuzzy fur and blue eyes and Dennis was completely smitten. (Okay, maybe I was, too.) Back then we had no idea what
How to tell if your goat has worms and what to do about it. Goats are generally healthy, happy animals. They are social-able yet aloof, active yet laid back, curious yet skittish. They have amazing complex personalities for a farm animal and can become attached to their people early on in life. That’s why
It always happens…the day after Thanksgiving you are blessed with what appears to be enough left-over turkey and side dishes to host another entire meal. We all have our special Turkey left-over recipes, but once you’ve used up most of the turkey what do you do with the left-over carcass? Well, we’ve got you covered.
I discovered calendula a couple of years ago. As I started to look into healing herbs and how to incorporate them into our life, calendula was a name that popped up often and for good reason. Calendula is a beautiful and ancient annual flower with bright orange and yellow daisy or marigold type flowers. As
When you read some of the ingredients in our products you are likely to see different oils listed. Ever wonder what all those oils are used for? Probably one of our most commonly used oils is Olive Oil. Olive Oil gives soap a mild creamy lather with small bubbles. A soap made with 100% Olive
This is our first year milking Nubian goats. I was worried that we would end up with more milk than we knew what to do with and our girls did not disappoint. Now that babies are weaned we are getting almost two gallons a day! So what do we do with all that fresh, creamy
Vermicomposting is the use of worms to compost kitchen scraps for use in your garden. Eisenia fetida also known as red wiggler worms are commonly used to break down organic food into compost. If given the right living conditions- air, warmth, moisture and food, red wigglers can consume about half their weight in food each day.
The other day while working in the barn I heard my boyfriend call my name in that concerned voice of his. As I stepped out in the blistering cold winter air, my boyfriend was walking towards me with an all but bald chicken in his arms. “What’s wrong with her?” His worried face searched
What is homesteading? It’s a term you hear more and more these days but what exactly does it mean? The basic concept of homesteading is a back to basics approach to living. It may involve growing your own food, or making your own items or even going completely off the grid. In today’s world