It’s the start of goat breeding season! Before you dive in and hire a stud or buy baby goats, it’s important to learn about a few diseases goats can carry and transmit to their babies so you can do what you can to prevent the spread of illness and ensure your next generation of goats are healthy. [Read more…]
We’re helping the owner of these two goats find a good home for them. They are both friendly, loved and well cared for pets, but their owner can no longer keep them. [Read more…]
We have a new addition – a ridiculously cute 5 1/2 month old nubian buckling. He’s the sweetest little guy ever, and just loves to be snuggled. So far he’s settling in well and getting along great with BamBam. BamBam is keeping him company in quarantine until his lab results come back clear, and then we’re hoping this little guy will be the 2016 goat kid baby daddy.
Nathan gets to name the boys, so… wait for it… meet Gigolo.
Or Jiggi, or Jiggles (family-friendly version) : )
Awhile ago, I posted some photos of my goats playing with their water jug goat toy. It’s one of our most popular posts, so I thought I’d share some photos of another one of our goat toys. I picked up a hay net and hung it from the roof of the shade structure out in the pasture. It’s like a piñata for goats! [Read more…]
I’ve been working on making goat milk soap over the last few months. Yes, you can make soap out of milk! It’s crazy. Seriously, dumping a bunch of coconut oil, goat milk and a handful of other things into a bowl and ending up with soap in a few hours is a very cool homesteading experience. It’s been a nice way to use up all of this extra milk that’s been taking up the frig, but it’s also nice knowing exactly what’s going into it since soap gets rubbed all over your skin every day.
I’m still working on perfecting my recipes, [Read more…]
Rocco was found wandering around a neighborhood after a monsoon storm last month. A good Samaritan named Tracy brought him to us after an unsuccessful search for his owners.
Rocco is a very tiny bantam ameraucana / Easter Egger chicken. He is quiet, shy, and not at all aggressive. He loves eating fresh fruits and veggies and goes crazy over his mealworm treats. (YUCK.) He would love to find a flock of his own and a permanent coop to call home.
Rocco is available to a good home for an adoption fee of only $1.00! Contact Us to set up a time to meet him.
Update: Rocco has been adopted! He has a great new home in Queen Creek where he can free range with a flock of his own. : )