Tag: Goats

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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 longer breeding season than other dairy goats. It has been exported…

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For Sale this week – 2/22/2017

    Looking for Goat Milk Soap – Visit the Hazel Nook on Road 2 North in Chino Valley. They carry all of our soaps and other AMAZING gifts.  www.facebook.com/thehazelnook ———————————————- We are changing out our Nubian Dairy Goat bloodline and are looking for a new home for our amazing buck, Declan. He is a proven breeder, giving us 11…

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Ringing in the New Year! Welcome to 2017!

Welcoming in the new year at our homestead is a fun event. We are not really “party animals” and do normally spend New Year’s Eve with our kids at home.  We play games the entire day and eat homemade finger foods (like homemade egg rolls, meatballs, chips and dips, etc). This year, we had new games added to our collection including Steampunk…

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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 climbing trees, cars and buildings Goats have a distinct pecking…

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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) – $3 each or 10+ are $2.50 each Chicks  (Americauna and…

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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 what we were hoping for!! A buckling and a doeling!!!…

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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. Pepper is retiring this year and living out her life…

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June 15 – Goat Cheese

I saw that it was between $5-10 for a 1/2 pound of goat cheese at the store. Now, imagine this. I will NOT ever pay that much for something that I can create on my own for a whole lot less. I truly love how easy it is to make goat cheese. I love that I can give my husband one…

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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 baby has grown up and it seems like it has…

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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. #1 Goat Playground – The initial tires have gone in,…

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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 is a neutered St. Croix sheep and the companion to…