90% of goat owners report having a goat die, for a reason other than old age. That means most of us who own goats are going to experience some really heartbreaking death at some point in our goat journey. The sad truth is, although they’re super cute, they can be really hard to keep alive. […]
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We have owned close to a thousand animals over our Homesteading life. A quick estimate of our animals over the years 500 Meat Chickens 100 Egg laying Chickens 50 Pigs 4 Cows 20 Turkeys 50 Guineas 5 dogs 7 Sheep 25 Goats 50 Rabbits Oh yea… and 2 Camels. We really love raising livestock. I […]
You can feel it in the air. The season is changing, and a homesteaders life changes with the changes in weather, sunlight, and temperature. We have enjoyed a very busy spring and summer. Goat kidding had us very busy, as did summer pasturing of animals, and milking goats. Our cows were dried off all spring […]
This week our videos shared our daily journey dealing with Burke the bucks eye problem. What started as a cloudy weepy eye, thought to be Pinkeye, turned into an entropion eyelid problem and shots being given to the eyelid. The dust has settled, a few weeks have passed since the video was recorded, what has […]
We discovered an eye problem in our male goat Burk this week. Initially thought to be pinkeye, we soon realized we were dealing with Entropion Eyelids, or inverted eyelids. The fix for entropion eyelids, while a little intimidating, isn’t hard, and in todays episode we begin treatment. The first attempt to fix an entropion eyelid […]