Looking Back

Looking Back

Starting on January 6th 2014 there was a blizzard that blew in to our little region in Ontario and had Hubby and I snowed into our house for 3 days. The snow accumulation was incredible in such a short period of time, and for most of the time when we looked out the window all we could see was white. We couldn’t even see the barn, which happened to be…

Our Second Attempt at Goat Breeding

Our Second Attempt at Goat Breeding

It is snowing outside. Heavy snow that sticks to everything. It feels very much like Christmas, and since we had grass yesterday and today I had to struggle with my winter boots so I could trudge out to the barn with my chicken waterer (if you follow my Facebook page you got to read about how well that went!) the snow is, at least in my eyes, welcome (even though…

Don’t Get Lost This Christmas

Don’t Get Lost This Christmas

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I absolutely adore it. I start counting down the days again as soon as it’s over. Just ask my ex co-workers. They would groan whenever I would randomly spout off how many days were left until Christmas. I don’t really understand why they groaned but they did.  (They were just as excited about it as I was I’m sure). I’ve also heard…

Our First Attempt at Goat Breeding

Our First Attempt at Goat Breeding

Last Friday I loaded both of my goats into the back of my little Sentra and drove 40 minutes to a friend’s farm (we’ll just call this friend Sal). Waiting there was a buck named Jack from a farm 4 hours away.  He is visiting for a month to service Sal’s does and his owner has granted permission for Jack to breed my two does as well. Goat breeding has…

Just A Little Freak Out

Just A Little Freak Out

This is it.  One of the big moments that my goat keeping career has been waiting for. Breeding time. I know, I know, you are all as excited as I am! Actually I’m nervous. And excited. But mostly nervous. The last several months I have been tracking their heat cycles. Just marking down on the calendar when they went into heat and checking to see how long they cycle at.…

Loretta’s Nest

Loretta’s Nest

Once upon a time there was a chicken named Loretta. Loretta loved to jump.  Her love of jumping went right back to when she was a tiny little yellow chick.  She used to like to jump on the arm of the nice human lady who spent tons of time talking to Loretta and her other sisters. When Loretta got older her feathers came in all messy.  She had big puffy…