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.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Next Adventure: Alpacas

The drive home from Goldendale was interesting...for my son! ha ha!
I traded a nice buckling for two darling Alpacas and they are really adorable looking in my barn.I have no idea how to shear them. Or trim their feet. Or their teeth. Or castrate them, which wormer to use...and a dozen other things. But I enjoy learning new things and research is half the fun.
They will live with the goat herd. They're supposed to be good guardians right? Protection against coyotes, of which I have so many? Time will tell. I'll report on that later.
  When we got home the horses were curious to know why I had parked my big vehicle in their pasture, right in front of the barn door.
 I don't think the horses are impressed one bit with these two young alpacas. The goats are agreeing with the horses on this one.
My youngest son, however, is enjoying them.
The little white boy is soaking wet and muddy and matted which is sad. I saw a picture of him last week and he was fluffy and pretty.

The chocolate colored boy has dreamy eyes. I love his soft fleece. Hopefully I will learn to do something with it. I'm on the lookout for a mentor.
I haven't named them yet.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Milk 'n Honey Ranch

Take a peek at my Autumn soaps! They are divine! Made with 100% full fat, creamy raw goat milk from my beautiful herd of dairy goats, beeswax from my bees, and lanolin, shea butter, olive and coconut oils, and lard.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Logo

Feel free to take this little logo and use it for linking me. I'd appreciate it.
Also visit me on facebook

Saturday, October 11, 2014

2015 Breeding

Starting in February the girls will start kidding. I bred everyone old enough this year to:
AC Farm's Blackstrap
 sire: Moonstone B Rufus
Dam: These Girls Rock Gypsum

These aren't great photos but he has wonderful breed character.

I have 8 girls bred and 3 too young this year. I have Nubians, and 1st and 2nd generation Miniature Nubians bred. I have too too many goats so 2015 will bring me to have to choose at least half the herd to sell. If you are interested in a kid or a first freshener keep checking back because I'll try to find some time this winter to post pictures and due dates.
You can always email me too
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