Are you smarter than a goat?

The barn is set up to house both the goats and chickens.  The problem with that is we have to have a large gate that lets the goats roam free bht them locks out the chickens.  I had done some research on goat proof chicken feeders and doirs and decided to try and creafe aContinue reading “Are you smarter than a goat?”

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”

Broody Hens and Goat Training

  Broody Lahaina This is our first hen to go broody.  I had to do a google search to figure out what exactly it looked like.  What I found were descriptors such as your hen refuse to move, flattening her body, etc.  The suggestion is to pick her up and move her away from theContinue reading “Broody Hens and Goat Training”

Not quite as we had planned.

The family has been patiently waiting since last fall for the delivery of 3 safe nigerian dwarf goats.  We were ecstatic with the news of triplets and were beginning to countdown 8 weeks till they would be home on the farm.  We were unfortunately shocked to receive a phone call informing us that the breederContinue reading “Not quite as we had planned.”

Chicken TV

We have come to enjoy the weekend mornings watching the antics of the chickens.  We have coined this “chicken tv”.  This consists of watching the chickens and everyone in the family taking turns providing commentary. This morning we looked out the window and noticed all the chickens were facing the barn wall.  This completly remindedContinue reading “Chicken TV”

Chloe’s Triplets

Originally posted on Cabochon Farm:
Chloe delivered an adorable set of triplets (two doelings and a buckling) around 2:00 in the afternoon on March 8th. The kids all got daddy’s color, Chamiose, but they are all look very different. It took several tries to get good photos of these little cuties, but I think it was worth the…