Magnolia came to our little farm in the middle of December, already bred as per my request. She had suffered a broken leg earlier in the year which had fully healed. Protocol for a broken leg is to cast or splint it, and then ensure that the goat can´t move around too much, making the break worse. Because she had spent those few months of recovery in a small pen with little to no exercise, she grew fatter and fatter. Another notch against her is that she is three years old, and this is her first freshening. The older a goat is without kidding, the more likely there could be an issue. Throw the obesity into the mix and it is a recipe for potential disaster. Here is how it went down:Read More
It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day routine without taking the time to step back and look at things in the bigger picture.Read More
One of my favorite things about raising kids is bottle feeding them. Their little tails wiggle so fiercely and they look at you like nothing else in the world exists while slurping milk as fast as they can!Read More
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been able to learn under a pro. Kidding is scary business even if you kind of know what you are doing. It is true that usually the goats can handle everything themselves. They are resilient creatures. The way that I see things is that since I am the one who got them into the predicament of being pregnant, I’d better be there to make sure they get out safely.Read More
Kidding season is both a wonderful and stressful time.
Rarely have I been described as a patient person. This year the universe is teaching me to cool it. Stay calm and wait. Patiently. Seemingly forever.Read More
There’s something that I’ve learned since beginning this chapter of our lives. I suppose the concept has always been part of my life but never in as much obviousness as lately. Love has so much power to heal. Especially if you believe in it. Here are a few recent stories where it has become apparent.Read More