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Category Archives: Goats

Goats and the Garden

I have goat pictures for you! Yes, that means you are special. After much debate, we have decided to not do a big garden this year. the river, from where we get our irrigation water, is already pretty darn low. We will be doing a smaller garden….in the berry patch. The berries don’t seem to …

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July 2013 Flood

As floods go, it could have been much worse. The living room is drying nicely, we can still use the 2 gates, fences can be repaired, the irrigation ditch will eventually be put back into working order. Let me ramble, and there will be lots of pics for those who want to skim through. July …

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Duck Fence – For Goats

As many of you know, we have this pond and we put some ducks and geese there last fall. Now goats and donkeys like to eat cattails. Originally, we didn’t think too much of this, but once we had water fowl, we saw that some pond plants would be beneficial. They provide hiding places, shade, …

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Tossing Brush

Here in northern New Mexico, we have Chinese Elm. These trees seed prolifically and also send up runners from their roots. Cut down the tree, tear up the stump, even remove the stump; if you left a root behind, you will have baby elm the next rainy season. As discussed in the post on firewood, …

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Entertaining Farm Pauses

Sometimes I think I spend too much time on the internet. But then I come across things like these below that made me laugh or think, and then I know that I haven’t wasted all that time, just 3/4 of it. So here is some entertaining links to give you a fun pause in the …

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1 Goat Head, 1 Fence, My Left Arm

So this is a post about the dangers inherent in having farm animals. I should start a category called ‘Agricultural Incidents’. Bootsey is almost 6 months old now and this is the time of the year where the goats start routinely sticking their heads through the fence to get that last weed on the neighbors’ …

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Heron Distraction

This was originally published 01/13/2011 at Darkcargo.com. It is reposted here with the gracious permission of Lady Darkcargo. The sun was sinking behind my shoulder as I walked to the lower pasture last night to let the goats up. They were all there waiting for me, anticipating a dinner of alfalfa for the evening. I …

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The Curious Gets Curiouser

What happens when you add naturally curious young goats to a curious-looking friendly retriever mutt? Lots of sniffing by both parties. And more sniffing. We have been taking our dog Tanuki down to the field for a run. It is fenced for goats, so he is not getting out. He doesn’t come when you call, …

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Velvet and Fuzzy

Velvet had her kid two Saturdays ago, on April 28th, before 8AM. We walked out there for morning feeding of the beasties and saw Velvet had added a wee little beastie to the flock.  She was so big, we really expected 2 kids. But she only had Fuzzy, a boy. He is nearly as big …

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Smokey and Her Kids

These little guys were born on April 1st, a Sunday, while we were out. Smokey did a great job. In many ways, she is an ideal goat – Big ears, not aggressive at all, fertile, and a good milker. However, she is not the brightest goat either. She can easily ‘loose’ her kids by going …

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