Today, we are finally getting the sunshine that I daresay we all deserve! The baby goats got to spend some time frolicking in the yard, the ducks are quacking happily, and while my mood is brighter, my system seems confused about what that big blazing sphere is up in the sky. We haven’t seen much of it for months, after all!
We’re going to be working on some goat education videos with our Awesome Vet this weekend for her new website, which we, of course, recommend highly to all goat owners. Also, I am hoping to finally get our seeds started this weekend as well. We are so late on it this year, but we still want to get some heirloom veggies and berries planted this year. We are also planting Mangel Beets as a livestock feed supplement. Did you know that those were a common livestock feed up until the late 1800’s, when the Industrial Age brought about large mills and prepackaged livestock feeds? Apparently most animals enjoy them, and will often eat the root and the fresh greens, or those can be chopped or shredded. You can also store them over the winter.
Little Badger is doing much better, and is back in the barn with the other goat kids. I’m still bottle feeding him, but he’s doing great. His ears have even stood up in proper Alpine fashion! He is a little darling and comes when he is called by name. When we are milking the mama goats, I can call in to him with a “mehhhh” of my own and he recognizes it, answering back. Needless to say, I’m pretty attached to the little fella. 🙂
We still have a little white Saanen/Alpine buckling for sale, as well as a Nubian wether. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please see our Goats For Sale page.
Finally, if you are interested in our Goat Herd Share Program, please let us know! There is some paperwork we will need to sign, and we’ll need to figure out which day works out best for you to pick up your weekly share of fresh goat’s milk. We are really enjoying it ourselves, but we have quite a surplus right now and would like to share the delicious, healthy benefits of it with others.
Have a great weekend, all!
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