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What is a Wether Goat?

When searching for goats to bring home, you may notice that you can choose from a doe, buck or a wether. A doe being your girl goat option, a buck is your breeding boy but what is a wether goat? You really should investigate what a wether goat is and why you may want one...

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7 Meat Animals For Beginners

You have decided you are ready to add a meat animal that will provide you with quality homegrown meat. Which meat animal is right for you and your country life? Adding any animal to your farm is a big responsibility and knowing which to add is important. When deciding which meat animal you will bring...

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Baby Goat Care Timeline

After months of learning and preparing, your baby goats have finally arrived! Now What? There are things that you need to do and think about after your babies have arrived. We have a baby goat care timeline that shows when each should be done. Things that are included are Vaccinations, disbudding, tattooing, when to give...

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Hay Bale Basics

Hay Bale Basics

HAY! What is it? Anyone that has grazing animals on their farm knows how important hay is.  A Hay Bale can come in different varieties, shapes and sizes. On our farm we need to know about hay because we feed it to our animals, but we also grow it. Knowing about your hay is important,...

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What is a Broody Hen

What is a Broody Hen?

A Broody Hen is nature’s best egg incubator, she will sit for days waiting for her eggs to hatch (or not hatch).  Having a broody hen can either be a great thing or a huge problem depending on what your goals are. If you want chicks you will have a live incubator, if all you...

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Baby Goat Season Prep

Are You Ready for Baby Goat Season? On our farm springtime means it’s kidding season (baby goat season) and time to prepare for the arrival of our new additions. Getting ready for this time of year means cleaning  pens and making sure our kidding kit is stocked with supplies. If breeding goats is something that...

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What is Nigerian Dwarf Goat

What is a Nigerian Dwarf Goat

Growing up I always had large breed goats (Alpine, Lamanchas, Saanens etc.) on the family farm. I had a lot of memorable moments raising and showing our goats. These experiences helped my husband I make the decision to add a few goats to our farm.The only problem was figuring out which goat breed was the...

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10 Reasons Why Ducks?

10 Reasons, Why Ducks!

When you decide to build a country life, their will be others that don’t really get it. They will ask you a million different questions about what you are doing. Believe it or not one of the most frequently asked questions about my country life is “Why do you have ducks?”.  When people think of...

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Building Your Country Life

Building Your Country Life

Dreaming of a Country Life! When thinking of building your country life it’s easy to see the finished picture. You know exactly what you want and where you want to be.  QUESTION IS, “HOW DO YOU GET THERE?”  A common mistake is believing you can just jump in and end up with the big picture...

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When tipsters attack

When Roosters Attack!

Picture farm fresh eggs, cute hens pecking the yard while a beautiful rooster stands guard. The reality ends up with you finding out that your rooster is as mean as he is beautiful. When roosters attack what do you do? My first encounter happened one night while I was out watering animals. I was filling buckets...

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