Watch-Birds of the South!

Watch-Birds of the South!

I don’t know about other areas but down here in Appalachia, we have watch birds!  They have a dual purpose on our farm…their favorite food to eat is ticks along with other bugs!  Works for me!  However, they are the UGLIEST birds you will ever meet –...

Sometimes life comes in a big yellow bucket…

So…let’s take a quick detour from talking about goats to taking about those little surprises in life that sometimes come in a big yellow bucket. Elijah stuck his head in the door yesterday…he looked a bit odd.  Actually, about half of his body was in...

The scary thing about Caseous Lymphadenitis

According to the [easyazon_link identifier=”091191093X” locale=”US” tag=”tnfarmgirl-20″]Merk Veterinary Manual[/easyazon_link], “Caseouslymphadenitis (CL) is a chronic, contagious disease caused by the bacterium...

The trouble with goats…

I love having goats on our homestead.  I love the spring babies, I enjoy milking the mama goats and I really enjoy using the milk to make cheese and soap. However, goats can be a bit of trouble in a variety of ways and I want you to be prepared.  It’s best to...

All about goats! The good, the bad and the scary!

We’ve had goats almost non-stop for 17 years! You have to admit that goat babies are the cutest babies on the farm!  Take a look! Is this first little one not the cutest thing you’ve seen today? My boys used to call these airplane ears! Early morning...