Tag: goats

Tane Mahuta

Yesterday Tane Mahuta was loaded into Kim’s car and off we went to the vet. Thank Goodness for Kim and her car.  After another 79 dollars we discovered that he has thrown his hip out a bit and developed a secondary infection. He  has a temperature…

Grazing pigs

The grass is fantastic for this time of year. In fact we are going to be thinking about cutting hay as soon as the weather settles. And the pigs love it when the grass is long and tasty.  Sheila and TonTon. Sheila my darling…

Cabbages and cows

Naomi is growing into a lovely big well fed  calf. Already she is chewing on grass and when she comes into the barn during the hotter hours of the day she also chews on cabbage leaves and grated apple and carrots. Such a well fed calf….

Stroking

When I am hand feeding a young animal like Naomi I do a lot of stroking. I am firm.  I mean; the hand that strokes is firm as I feed her. I pretend to be the licking hand of a great big cow. She always settles….

Hotel Towels for Farms

+ OK. Here is a question. What happens to old hotel linen? I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Maybe I have spent a little too much time in hotels. When their sheets get too old or their towels loose their fluffiness…

A Farm Day Not Like Every Other Day

+But a farm day nevertheless. My Life. Sometimes there is no way to describe a whole day on the farm : not in one heading anyway. And though categories and tags defeat me – Aunty Del is still beautiful.  At the Press Publish conference…

Off again

I leave at lunchtime today. No, you are not coming Tima. Put those dogs down and behave yourself.  So I will do a fast change after the lunchtime baby feeding and off we go. You and I – to Portland Oregon. I have never been to…

You Saw it Here

PAN. In my barn.  Though Pan has a pretty bad reputation around goats. So I told Freya to watch out for herself. But she didn’t listen. Too funny really. Lets look at that again. I am still laughing. Freya looks so intent. Marmalade playing…

4 Times a Day

Look at these lovely wee goats. I will be bottle feeding four times a day. They have holders that the bottles slide into so I can feed four kids at a time. Goats are so much more polite than lambs, so it is not…

The Kids

Here they are. Our new milking goats. La Manchas are here. I have just a few photos for you and some introductions. They are such  nice animals. They love to be stroked and are not noisy at all. Quiet wee goats but busy, busy….