Intruder Alert and other farm funs.

  A Family of Intruders So I have been finding some leftovers of an animal that I did not recognize.  Each time all my animals were all looking great but I was seeing poop that was about the size of a dog. . . and we don’t have a dog.  As I would check theContinue reading “Intruder Alert and other farm funs.”

Butchered Pigs… Now what?

It took approximately a little over a week to pick up the pork from the butcher.  Any reservations we may of had through the process quickly disappeared when we inventoried the meat.  In the end, our pig live weight was 265 lbs. and hanging weight totaled 185 lbs.  The 185 resulted in the following: 18Continue reading “Butchered Pigs… Now what?”

Halloween “Farm” Style

One of the important criteria we discussed as a family in settling on this house was the true mix between country and suburban life.  We have our acres for the animals and gardens but we also have neighbors.  And I will admit these are not just normal neighbors.  There are approximately 10-12 houses in ourContinue reading “Halloween “Farm” Style”

Goat Show Day

We were able to have all 3 goats trimmed and we were off and running by 7:30 am for the youth goat show.  One of the benefits of Nigerians is we were able to get all our supplies, family of 4, and 3 goats into a Pilot. The drive was about an hour drive toContinue reading “Goat Show Day”

Getting ready for the show

It has been I’m busy couple of weeks. The kids last day of school came and we have enjoyed some hot humid summer days. This is perfect timing for us to try our hand at clipping the goats for the kids first youth goat show. The goat breeder was gracious enough to invite us backContinue reading “Getting ready for the show”

Settling In

Enjoying the long weekend, I am happy to announce that the trio of goats are settling in and getting along.  Aspen and Charlie are still putting Vanilla Bean in line but they take breaks to enjoy the good weather.  I am also excited that the goats are getting large enough that only Aspen can sneakContinue reading “Settling In”

The complete family

After several weeks we finally received our third goat Vanilla Bean from South Dakota.  This has been a bit of a journey with the original plan of us purchasing the sister of Aspen and Charlie.  The breeder decided to retain the doe and offered this as an alternative solution.  Just when we finalized details toContinue reading “The complete family”