Monthly Archives: February 2011

Playing with my Goats

I got to thinking this morning, while sitting on a poopy floor and being climbed on and being used as a leaping platform by my goat kids, that if anyone looked in and saw me in these unguarded moments they … Continue reading

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Milking My Nigerian Dwarf Goats

This video shows the variety of ways I milk my Nigerian Dwarf goats. That doesn’t mean you will do it my way, but it’s a guide to show those who are trying to figure it out some of the possible … Continue reading

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Memories of Sugaring

I read a post by a friend on facebook today. They are starting their maple sugaring, or syruping as some call it. It brought back a flood of memories, ones held close to my heart. I really loved my childhood, … Continue reading

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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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