October 21, 2019

During the height of summer this year, our wonderful doe Tater was supplying us with a half gallon of milk a day.  That is excellent milk production for a Nigerian Dwarf, and while it might not seem like huge amount, it is way more milk than a family of two can consume...

May 30, 2019

Kidding season was a whirlwind this year! 

This was only our second kidding season (last year we gave the girls a year off), and by far the busiest.  We had four pregnant does deliver ten kids, seven of which were girls.  

First up was Sweet Pea, one of our original...

January 18, 2019

Winter weather is a challenge for the farmer, and it's always good to spend some time preparing your homestead before a big storm moves in.  We are expecting up to two feet of snow here this weekend, our first really major storm of the winter.  

When a storm hits,...

November 5, 2018

It’s been a very busy summer full of lots of exciting projects, but most of those projects had to do with our farmhouse and the landscape of our farm.  Over the past few weeks my attention has started shifting back towards the animals as we make our plans for a very bu...

December 29, 2017

Every winter in Maine presents its challenges.  The last week of 2017 is offering unique experiences, as the Northeast like much of the rest of the United States is gripped in a deep freeze.  And if you think this freeze is unusual - you'd be right.  In Bangor, Maine (...

November 29, 2017

My long time readers and followers of our social media will be familiar with Lucky, our little bottle baby goat kid from this spring.  Lucky and I definitely share a special bond, our relationship is one of those unique and special things you don't always consider when...

July 28, 2017

Many of my followers are familiar and wonderful supporters of Lucky, the littlest of Tater's triplets.  I thought I would share some of his story and updates about him on the blog today, and try to explain what it's like to have a "bottle baby" goat. 

When Lucky wa...

July 12, 2017

On the overcast morning of June 29, I headed out to the barn to find Tater cleaning up her newly born babies.  Just like with Sweet Pea, there were two large kids starting to bounce around and one very small runt wobbling on unsteady legs.

With Sweet Pea's triplets we t...

June 13, 2017

It is with great excitement that we welcome three kids from Sweet Pea last week!  After months of waiting and anticipation, these kids are everything we hoped for and we were lucky to have a relatively smooth delivery process.

On the morning of June 8 I woke extra early...

May 25, 2017

I saw a meme on the internet the other day showing a skeleton looking out the window with the caption "me, waiting for my goats to go into labor".  While our goats are not beyond their due dates yet, I am already feeling this way and the suspense is killing me.

We are k...

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