Monthly Archives: February 2011

Interuptions & Chaos

So, I’m milking a kicky first freshener and Jameson throws open the barn door and runs in, causing me to nearly end up on my butt. I calmly threaten him and send him out, get the goat calmed down, and … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Work

Today has been full of work, same as yesterday. Warm, sunny days are a nice break from the cold winter, though there are more cold temps in the forecast here. It has been good to get a few things done, … Continue reading

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Sweeping the Yard

Here is something many small-time homesteaders, especially urban homesteaders, may not know; you have to sweep the yard where your animals are confined! Yes, you really do! I did it today, and have to every month if I want the … Continue reading

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Your Late, Mom!

I was 5 minutes late to the barn this morning. 5 whole minutes! Throttle, who I bottle-feed, was most disgusted with me. He yelled, and yelled, and yelled! The greedy little thing sucked down his milk like a piggy, then … Continue reading

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Chickens

I saw the cutest thing when I went out to do chores this morning! There was a hen nesting in a flower-pot! She looked so satisfied as she sat there, but now I know why the dog had the look … Continue reading

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Good Mommas

Last night I was doing chores, which with the current slew of babies that are nearly ready to go and the ones I am keeping and all the adults can feel like a whirlwind of activity! Cinnamon seems to think … Continue reading

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Evaluating My Herd

I have been seriously evaluating my herd of goats this past week or so. This is a really good thing to do on occasion. We started out unsure if we really even wanted goats. Our first goats were sweet pygmy’s, … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Pizza Crust

Here is a recipe I adapted for my own taste. It can be made into rolls, bread-sticks, whatever you desire! Just spoon it into a bag to squish it into the desired shape. Mix some grated cheese into the dough, … Continue reading

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When Should I Breed My Goats?

Yesterday was a very long day after being up the whole night before. One of our does, a first freshener, kid. We lost one of the babies due to a difficult birth, but saved the doe and other kid. We … Continue reading

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Aquaponics?

Ok, so we have been talking about adding fish for a year or so to our homestead.  I think it’s an area of homesteading that is often overlooked since people used to just go to the river or lake and … Continue reading

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