Tag Archives: baby animals

Natural Or Frustrated… “Common Sense” Homesteading

I have sucked at blogging in 2015. Now its 2016 and I was cleaning the barn thinking about why. You know why I have been so bad at it? It is because I want to help people and I was … Continue reading

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Why I Sleep In the Barn

Its kidding time. Udders are bulging, stuff is coming out of behinds, mommas are fighting trying to gain a better position in the herd for their coming babies. As the farmer this means long nights in the barn, sometimes days … Continue reading

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Spring 2013 is Coming!

Ahh…. Spring is in the air, mixed with cold spells. The warmer days have flowers starting to open around our farm. I have been very busy trying to get things ready and still keep up with the basic chores. We … Continue reading

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Watering System for the Animals

I spent 2 days rigging up an automatic watering system for the goats and chickens. I still need to do one for the rabbits, but already I have taken over half my workload off not having to carry water constantly!

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Of Voles and Soft Hearts

I was doing yard and garden work yesterday, cleaning the buck barn and getting another compost pile underway, and moving old compost into garden beds, when I found a bundle of straw and leaves. Fearing a hornet nest I tore … Continue reading

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More Christmas Goats!

I went shopping today. You know, the last minute, day before Christmas Eve type shopping. And I found these really cute dog jackets. I mean seriously cute! And I have little goats I can manipulate, so I got the outfits … Continue reading

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Training Children to Train Baby Goats

Training goats is an important task. Too many people get a cute baby goat and train it to do normal goat things that happen to not be very cute when the goat gets bigger. Butting, biting, jumping, yelling; these are … Continue reading

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Putting Baby Goats to Bed

I took some video of our baby goats last night. It was very cold, so they are all hunched up, but their natural curiosity wins out and they have to explore the warm bed I made for them.

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Our Baby Goats

It has been beautiful outside, and I did some video of our baby goats playing. They are all for sale on our farms web page if there is one you are interested in, but the video is lot’s of fun … Continue reading

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No more animals in my house!!!!

The bottle baby goats that were keeping warm in the house went to a new home this morning! And…the chicks are out of the house too!!!! Yes, you read that right! Our week-old chicks now have an outdoor shelter/brooder. I … Continue reading

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