CARING FOR YOUR FARM FAMILY DURING EXTREME WEATHER – WINTER

There is a saying that a true Southerner will drink iced tea in a blizzard. Like many axioms, this one is rarely tested because, really,...

Keeping Angora Rabbits

Please get a reputable guide from one of the House Rabbit Societies before you do ANY obtaining of a rabbit. About housing: ...

Rabbits suffer in cages

One of my pet peeves is seeing the accepted practice of keeping rabbits confined in cages and hutches. Recently I have met a...

Rabbit healthy diet

A friend of mine recently rescued a neglected "jail" bunny whose owner had been feeding it mostly carrots!! I find many people...

GIVEAWAY: Manna Pro Goat Treats!

Most giveaways has been for our feathered pals. But we haven't forgotten the other animals! And what better giveaway is there for...

Win Solar Powered Watering Trough from Mother Earth News Sweepstakes

Save time and money with no costly electrical or fuel bills with this freeze-free water trough that is powered by the sun. ...

REVIEW: Nutri-Drench

Nutri-Drench is a product that is always in my animal medicine chest shed.    It is the first thing I reach for when I...

Caring For Your Farm Family During Extreme Weather – Summer

This year has been one of weather extremes for much of the US. Here in the South East, we are accustomed to sticky, sweltering...

Indian Hair Oil for Bald Goats

During the spring when the goats lose their wild and wooly look and become a bit sleeker (we don't shave our goats), Fairlight was...

Our First Year Raising Goats & Sheep

In raising goats and sheep for ALMOST a year now (it seems WAY longer), we have learned a few things along the way. And...

The Wonderful World of Shetland Sheep

Shetland Sheep - not only adorable and soft but a valued contributor to a self sufficient lifestyle. Learn more about this uncommon dual purpose English breed.
White Goat Eating Grass during Daytime

We keep the family together

Most of the goat keepers we know separate kids from mama pretty early on, and then bottle feed the kids.  This really does socialise...

Meningitis in Goat – Cured by Vitamins?

Let me start by digging in the archives for an old blog post about one of our British Toggenburg goats ... Thursday, 20 November 2008 A...

Frequently Asked Questions about Goats

How tall will they get? Pygmies generally range from 16" - 22" at the withers. However, our African Pygmy's ("Blackberry) mother was...

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