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…

When Things Get In The Way

When Things Get In The Way

Sometimes things get in the way. They may not necessarily be bad things, they just happen to get in front of the things that actually matter.Like on Sunday when I wanted to skip church because there was a few projects that needed my attention at home. Oh if I only I didn’t have to waste half the day at church. That right there, that thought is a clear sign that…

Fresh Eggs Daily

Fresh Eggs Daily

I have to admit something. I am an egg snob. Allow me to explain: I used to hate egg yokes. Some people like them all runny and slathered on toast. That was not me. Heck no! I used to break the egg yokes when I was frying an egg and let it intermingle with the whites. And I made for darn sure there was no runny bits left. I really…

Slowing Down

Slowing Down

They are calling for snow tonight in these parts.  To be honest I am a little relieved.  I am getting sort of tired of always going out to the barn in the pouring rain each morning. And besides what is Halloween without snow anyways? I am also feeling very apprehensive.  I was not raised as a farm girl, and with the colder nights and rainy days I worry about the…