My herd is small, clean, and closed. I raise these beautiful goats for milk

My herd is small, clean, and closed. I raise these beautiful goats for milk
These goats really work. I use the milk for cheese and soap, and other things. I milk by hand and expect lots of good tasting milk and nice manners on the stanchion.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bulk Herb Store - Articles - Red Raspberry and Debbie Osborne's Goats

Bulk Herb Store - Articles - Red Raspberry and Debbie Osborne's Goats: "Red Raspberry and Debbie Osborne's Goats
by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy Ministries
March 2003
I was talking to a lady on the phone the other day concerning herbs, and she told me the most interesting story. She had ordered a large amount of red raspberry. I thought she must be a midwife that delivered several babies a week. “No,” she told me, “I raise goats.” I was really surprised.
She adds 2 tablespoons of red raspberry to the feed of her female goats each morning for 2 weeks before the doe was bred. She said, “This aids in fertility.” She also feeds pregnant goats 2 tablespoons per day for the last 6 weeks of pregnancy.
This seemed a strange and expensive way to feed goats until she told me the amazing results she had achieved. She said they have many goats and have not had to call the vet in over 4 years. After commencing the red raspberry, it has become normal for her goats to have 3 and even 4 kids at one birthing, with no complications. She said her goats yield record breaking volumes of milk that is creamy and delicious.
Their little farm is known far and wide for the wonderful success they have had with goats. She believes the red raspberry is a very significant factor."

Bulk Herb Store - Articles - Debbie Osborne's Animal Worming Recipe

Bulk Herb Store - Articles - Debbie Osborne's Animal Worming Recipe: "Articles


Debbie Osborne's Animal Worming Recipe
by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy Ministries
March 2003
Debbie Osborne told me of a natural parasitic that she uses with both her goats and horses.
Ingredients
1 cup dry Mustard seed - powder
2 cups Thyme leaf - cut
2 cups Wormwood herb - cut*
1 cup Black Walnut hull - powder*
2 cups Sage leaf - chopped
1 cup Garlic - minced*
2 cups Rosemary leaf - chopped
1/2 cup Cloves - chopped
1 cup Psyllium seed - powder
2 cups Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.)*
She says, “As a rule of thumb, I use 1 cup of the powdered herbs to 2 cups of the cut herbs, except for the cloves and the D.E.” The most crucial ingredients in the recipe are marked by an asterisk (*).
Directions
Sprinkle the mixture on their feed in the morning and evening for 7 days straight. A mature goat gets about 1 tablespoon in the morning and evening. A mature pony gets about 1/4 cup in the morning and evening. A mature horse gets about 3/4 cup in the morning and evening. Use slightly smaller amounts for offspring.
This recipe can be used with other animals. Just use your judgment on adjusting the amounts of the daily dosages according to the animal's body weight."

Monday, October 27, 2008

Barbosa

Introducing Barbosa

He's a yearling, and slow growing scrawney, but shows lots of potential.

His dam is Six-M-Galaxy Magic Moment USDA ELITE/Superior Genetics 6-04 G+84 VEEA (http://www.adgagenetics.org/GoatDetail.aspx?RegNumber=N001047932).

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Member of the Family


This Thursday there will be a new member of the goat family here. I am going to look at and hopefully bring home a new buck- with exactly the color I wanted, and the udders and milk. I am thrilled, and can't wait to see what he does in my small herd that is being rebuilt from 5 goats, and now 6. I'll have to report on my trip at the end of the week, complete with photos.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Love Hate Relationship?

This is Blackberry, a registered blue-eyed Nigerian Dwarf with his tormentor, Ethel the goose. On sunny, lazy days while he's lounging, he loves her. She grooms his little white "bangs" and ears...but eventually she takes her job a little too seriously and gets pretty rough. He tries to get away, she follows, eventually he runs and hides!








Monday, October 13, 2008

Bucks

I have decide to get another buck instead of a doe. I really need one more anyway. Handsome Rob is great, but I have some of his daughters here and nobody for them to breed with.
I have found 3, all good genetics, all the same price, and all pretty local. I have decided on one, but since I don't like to wait once my mind is made up, I may just chosse one of the others. I would like to get him home and settled in before the weather totally turns winter on us.
I put pictures of my Handsome Rob up on the sidebar. He's such a sweet boy, and has great genetics for show and milk, and I particularly like the milk *U*
I am looking for raw cheese recipes, so if anybody knows where I can get that information, I would be really grateful. I'm not having good success. I make cheese, but I'd really like to make more raw cheeses for my family.
Boy I miss having all the milk I could want...maybe next fall I'll be swimming in milk again.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

2009 Just Around The Bend...



I only have three little girls right now, and it just isn'tright somehow...I know the other goats needed to be sold, and I needed to pare down this year, but I find myself already dreaming of breedings and babies. It's just one of my passions, these silly long-eared, floppy uddered girls. I adore my goats and their crazy personalities.


So...I am trying to decide on ONE local breeder to order my Christmas present from (am I the only one who gets goats for birthdays and Christmas?). I am thinking Debbie Patnode again, because I love her herd, but it's so much fun to shop around too!...SO, if you are a goat lady, leave me a comment with a link to a breeder not too far away so I can go look!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Everybody is sold

All the goats I had for sale are sold ~
It's a little sad to only own five goats when I have been upwards of twenty for the past couple years.
I hope to start on the mini nubians soon, and rebuilding a small Nubian herd. I'm going to buy myself another doe next fall. I already know from where/whom *U*
I'll need one more Nubian buck too.
SO, Libby got bred today, one more girl to go, and that to the Nigerian Dwarf buck, and that's all for this year. Weird!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Herd Dispersal


I have a few Nubian does for sale, a couple wethers and a Nigerian Dwarf buckling with blue eyes for sale. Also a Nubian/Boer cross doeling.



I don't have time for details- but the goats are clean, healthy and family milkers with good bloodlines. Nothing terrific. I am looking to sell my herd to good homes. I really am fond of these critters, but my back can't handle the work anymore and I need to be free to travel, as we have an illness in the family.


I can answer questions by email. Please pass this info on to those you know who are looking for family milkers and babies, wethers and a buck.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

June 4th kids

Here are the lovely twin girls born today. These girls are just about an hour old here, I'll post more in a couple days when they are romping around and bouncing *U*

Mimi is mahogany red with with white spashes and swirls and black trim. Her ears look so funny, and considering the great ears in her genetics I'm a little surprised by the "plane" effect, but they are nice and long, and should be fine.

This little girl is Honey, and she looks so much like her grand sire, Handsome Rob, my Sandbur buck. Isn't she pretty? She's white with red roan and black trim like her dam.






Here's Praise with Mimi in the isleway of the barn. Mimi is about 3 hours old here.
$150.00 each doeling. (one spoken for but not chosen yet) I still have one wether for sale as well, at $50.00


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yearlings for sale

Twin blue roan does...



red roan doe from triplets...due June 4th and available after her kids are weaned.



5 month old Boer/Nubian cross doeling.


feel free to email me *U*
They won't be here long.


Saturday, January 12, 2008

First 2008 Kids

These triplets are from PROVERBS 31 KISSIN KATE and PROVERBS 31 GIDEON'S FLEECE. They belong to my friends, and I'm thrilled these kids turned out so well. I'm very pleased with my breeding program! The results are better every year.