Category: Goats

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End of Summer Projects

It is that time of the year. The summer for public school kids in our area is coming to a close. I love that we have a bit of freedom in our homeschooling. We have a handful of projects to still get worked on our homestead for this summer season…

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New class added online – Cheese class for kids ages

https://outschool.com/classes/homemade-cheese-the-basics-to-soft-curd-goat-milk-cheese-class-1-9x7okyJw#usCGc3YJOv Description The student will learn how to make two different homemade simple cheese recipes using vinegar and lemon juice. The student will learn and decide on what (optional) additions they can add to their cheese. The teacher will demonstrate how to create 2 soft cheeses from scratch. Students can…

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Learning to homestead with a small property

20 years of researching has led me to the conclusion that you can homestead on truly any size property. You just have to have GREAT organizational skills on smaller properties to streamline what you want to accomplish. Here is a link to homesteading.com and 15 homesteading ideas for your property….

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It’s that time of year – Baby goats are coming!

The Anglo-Nubian is a British breed of domestic goat. It originated in nineteenth century from cross-breeding between native British goats and a mixed population of large lop-eared goats imported from India, the Middle East and North Africa. Its distinguishing characteristics include large, pendulous ears and a “Roman” nose. Due to their Middle-Eastern heritage, Anglo-Nubians can live in very hot climates and have a…

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Look at all of the BABIES on our homestead! March 2017

Even with all of the heartache this month, We have had a TON of babies born this month….  And most are available for sale.  Shoot us over an email   Yorkshire cross piglets – $150 for one or $250 for 2 – We are requiring a $50 non-refundable deposit per…

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For Sale – Declan, a Nubian Purebred Registered Buck

We are rearranging our herd again and adding new bloodlines so our beloved Declan gets to find a new herd of gorgeous girls to breed with. He is a 1-1/2 year old, proven and registered purebred moonspotted Nubian Buck. He is from a closed clean herd and has given us…

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Let’s Talk Goats – Oathkeeper Preparedness Presentation

[sdm_download id=”4570″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″] Basic Goat Facts Female goats are Does or Nannies Male goats are Bucks or Billies Young goats are Kids (AKA doelings or bucklings) Neutured males are Wethers Goats are herding animals and do get lonely when by themselves. Goats are intelligent animals Goats are good at…

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Have you seen what we have on sale on our homestead this week?

Have you seen what we have on sale on our homestead this week?  We always have animals  (or a waiting list available).  Currently we have the following available:  Male Rabbits – Rex and New Zealand/Rex Mixes – $10 each Coturnix Quail (mix of breeds – Pharoah, Texas, Tibetan, Tuxedo) –…

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Our Homestead Happy Place!

Our last doe gave birth this week. Meadow was brought to our homestead already bred to a BEAUTIFUL Nubian Buck from the Goats of Gilead Ranch up in Ashfork. We had been anxiously awaiting to see what this mama would bless us with… And guess what? She gave us exactly…

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Creating a fodder system

[sdm_download id=”4332″ fancy=”0″] Building a FODDER SYSTEM to feed livestock Finding simple ways, to make your products go further is something very important to our family. We have hundreds of animals on our homestead and needed to find a better way of feeding them. With fodder, we can quadruple our…

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Welcome to your new family

Yesterday, 3 of our beautiful doelings moved to their new home!!! Congratulations Robinson family for your new babies!!! 

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Quite the house of babies… Goats, that is

We had another set of twins born this morning. Mama Pepper gave birth to 2 bucklings this morning in the middle of a snow lightning storm. These little boys are named Thunder and Lightning and are full blood, non-registered Nubians from Pepper and Mor Dubh. We are bottle feeding them….

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Welcoming New Baby Goats

Welcome to the first babies born on our homestead this year. Spicy Girl birthed 2 beautiful doelings this morning. They are Nubian /  La Mancha mix and as of 30 minutes ago, doing GREAT!!!

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Chicks for sale (plus waiting list for other animals)

We are hatching little chicks left and right today! I love that sound our of my incubator!!! PEEP!! PEEP!!PEEEEPPP! We have chicks and quail hatching year round on our homestead. Ameraucanas and Ameraucana mixes hatching this week. Quail are due this weekend. We have ducks and geese due at the…

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Welcome to October on our homestead!

It is a beautiful October day up here in northern Arizona. A lot has happened in the last month. We have (as a whole family, including my parents and sister and her family) picked up a steer. TBone will fill up our freezer in about 8 months or so. He…

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Recap of the last month on our homestead

Today is the last day that my baby is a baby. Shelby is graduating high school. 9 years of homeschooling and 2 at Chino Valley High School. She is graduating 2 years early at only 16 years old. Thursday, she has a job training at a local fast food restaurant. My…

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Progress on our homestead, February 2015

We have been blessed with beautiful weather this February. It is not always the case and the rest of the country seems to be hit HARD with cold weather and snow. We are taking full advantage of this warmer weather.  We have been working on a “plethora” of projects as supplies arrive….

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Pepper and Frankie…welcome to our homestead

2015 is the year that we transform our home and gardens to a self-sustaining homestead. Our first step is adding goats for milk and meat.  I know… Some think that this is strange. But it is our way of life. On December 27, we got to bring Frankie home. He…