Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

The High Price of Milk.

Last year my haphazard breeding program led to goat kids being born in March, May, and July.  Also to having to guess by color which buck sired which kid.  Or determining if kids were old enough to be weaned or ready for their first round of CD&T by whether or not Pretty wrote about their [...]

How (Not) to Deliver a Baby Goat Properly.

1.  Disregard your training.  Just because every goat owner you know will assist a birth if the doe doesn’t deliver within an hour of serious labor, doesn’t mean that you should.  Wait.  Wait some more.  Feel free to sit with your goat when she starts pushing at 8pm, let her push until 11pm, fall asleep [...]

A Royal Decree.

Hear ye, hear ye!
The Royal couple, Queen Brianna and King Merlin, are proud to announce the Princess Magenta has given birth!

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