Naming a baby

She is already five days old and needs a name so I am trying to name the new baby which should be an easy task.  More

Climbing higher – or trying to (with video)

March 27, 2012

There is no way a kid can be still!  Being around these little characters leaves no question why people call young children kids.

Within twelve hours of birth, this little bundle of energy showed that she is no slacker for wanting to do what goats do best – get as high as they can and the higher the better.  This video More

Birth night for Ginger

The gestation period for goats is 145 days and, like humans, can vary several days.  Capri’s babies were due around March 27th.

Shortly after 9:00, the night of March 26th, More

First day home

Capri (laying) and Summer at home their first evening.

Capri (laying) and Summer at home their first evening.

March 10, 2012

In August of 2010, after a lot of discussion at the committee meetings, I posted on a sustainable living group to which I belonged asking if someone had Nigerian Dwarf goats that I could visit.  Joann very sweetly replied and invited me out to their farm.

I fell in love!  More

Choosing a herd name

When I became serious about buying my dairy goats, I decided to buy registered animals.  It has since been pointed out that it costs the same to feed a high quality animal as it does to feed one of lower or unknown quality, further validating my decision.  Although registered goats would be more expensive, More