Category Archives: goats

Butchering Day

An absolutely crazy amount of work got done here today (Saturday evening). Between us, the butcher, and some friends (I’m not saying who!), we managed to get the entire herd sent off to freezer camp minus the steer that isn’t … Continue reading

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Happy Goats

New pasture; fresh salad bar. We rotate every week or so, and they’re usually pretty pleased!

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And they’re off!

The farm, it is a-changing. Our friends that used to rent our little house next door have found their dream property, and moved away.  Not away-away… they’re two towns over.  But they’re not next door anymore. We sold them our … Continue reading

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Moving the herd

Moving the herd to a new field can sometimes resemble something in between the Pied Piper of Hamlin and a mad stampede.

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Girl Carries Goat

Sometimes rotational grazing means getting persuasive with herd members that are perfectly happy in their current digs. This, people, is why God invented teenagers. The girl wants to be a vet. I’m thinking she’s got some skills headed in that … Continue reading

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Transmuting Goat Milk into Caramel Sauce

Did you know that goat milk can be rendered into caramel sauce? I didn’t either… and then a friend in Alaska posted pictures, and I (of course) had to try it. I recommend it. I started out cheating: I poured … Continue reading

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Obsessed goats

“Hey, lady. I see you over there pulling stuff outta the ground, lady.” I’m harvesting garlic, silly girl. You wouldn’t like it. “How do you know??” Ok, ok; you can’t have garlic, but I’ll put some thistles up on the … Continue reading

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Goats And Fireworks Don’t Mix

I am spending the evening keeping a close eye on the herd. When the first set of aerials went off two properties over, I thought one doe in particular was going to have a heart attack on the spot. There … Continue reading

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Clearing The Raspberry Jungle… with Goats and Cows

Weeding, when undertaken next to pasture in use, can be quite entertaining and sometimes a bit intimidating. The task: clear out the aisle between the raspberries and the pasture fence. The audience: cows, goats, and possibly the neighbors. “I would … Continue reading

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